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It takes more than wind to find an ideal Kiteboarding spot, like how flat or wavy the water is, the weather and location’s overall vibe.
Cape Town is a Kitesurfing holiday destination that ticks all the boxes. The wind conditions in and around Cape Town are very reliable with wind speeds usually between 20-30 knots with the strongest wind coming between 2 and 6 in the evenings.
But, if you are a not a kite fan, Cape Town is an ideal destination for you too, since there are plenty of alternative activities as well as simply breathtaking natural beauties.
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- Dolphin Beach
Dolphin Beach is one of Cape Town’s busiest Kitesurfing spots. There is a very large open beach area. It is good for its overriding and wakestyle. It is also favorable for groups that include non-surfers.
- Sunset Beach
Sunset is definitely the most consistently windy spot in Cape Town. The best wind comes in the late afternoon. But, unfortunately, there are no general facilities there for non-kitesurfers.
- River Mouth or Lagoon Beach
Lagoon Beach is the nearest spot to Cape Town located only a short 10 minute drive from the city center. The spot works at southwest to west wind on days when the South Easter is not blowing. It is also suitable for beginners. Right at the river mouth there is a large beach area for landing and takeoff.
If you are looking for a stronger wind than in the Cape Town area and super flat water conditions that are perfect for freestyle and beginners, this is the right place for you. It is an excellent day trip as it is located about one and a half hours drive from Cape Town along the scenic coast.
Other things to do in Cape Town
If you are tired or you just want to discover the place, you should visit the Wine Country that is a 30 minutes drive from Cape Town, the Floral Region, which has the third highest level of biodiversity in the world and also the Bontebok Ridge Reserve, which offers you the chance to see some of South Africa’s wildlife in their natural habitat.
Note: If you are traveling overseas, you will need a voltage converter, considering that the United States and Canada operate on 110V to 120V electric current, whereas most countries in the world run on 220V, 230V and even as high as 240V.
Not all gadgets require a voltage converter, though you may be able to get by with just a simple plug adapter. A plug adapter will allow you to use your device without the need to convert electricity, but the charger has to be rated at both voltages.