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Area (sq km): 1,221,040
Population: 44,344,136
Nationality: South African
Local Name: South Africa
Language: IsiZulu,
IsiXhosa,
Afrikaans,
Sepedi
Time Zone: +2 GMT
Currency: 1 rand = 100 cents
Rate: www.xe.com
Capital: Pretoria
Dialling Code: +27
Electricity: 220V/50Hz
Internet Code: .za
Religion: Zion Christian,
Pentecostal,
Catholic
Climate: Mediterranean,
Desert,
Subtropical
Government: Republic
Inoculations: Yellow Fever
Driving: Left
Int'l License: Required
Banking: M-F 8.30-15.30
Major Airports: Cape Town(CPT),
Durban(DUR),
Johannesburg(JNB),
Mmabatho(MBD),
Nelspruit-Kruger (MQP),
Polokwane(PTG)

Cape Town apartment and surf beaches

The best of surf beaches in South Africa begin from a Cape Town apartment heading east to surfing the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal surfing in Durban. Jeffreys Bay Billabong Surfing Festival is a must on this world famous surf beach.

Surf Jeffreys Bay
Surf Jeffreys Bay

When the world thinks of surfing they picture the massive waves, the diving dolphins and the rolling barrels of South Africa surfing. Cape Town surfing, KwaZulu-Natal surfing and surfing the Eastern Cape can stand up to any other top rated surf beaches in world. The peak surfing months are May through August. If you are into competitions and festivals like Jeffreys Bay Billabong Surfing Festival or just fancy riding for sheer love, South Africa surf beaches can provide awesome waves in a surfing wonderland with your preferred Cape Town apartment nearby.

Cape Town surf beaches

The Cape Town area and Western Cape host a plethora of awesome surf spots. Cape Town surf beaches offer some of the best breaks and waves in the world! Dias surfing is a beach break of expert level. The break goes both ways, and those willing to walk down the hill love this spot. Mind the thieving baboons!

Kokkerot is off the beaten path, surprisingly. This is a right handed reef break with strong waves. Cape Town surf beaches at Kalk Bay may be a bit busy, but its highly rated barrels make it all worth while. Surfing is also great at Still Bay, Tube Wave, and Noordhoek. Use our database to find the perfect Cape Town apartment by your favourite surf beaches in South Africa.

Surf Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay, J-Bay, continually makes the top 10 list of the world’s best surf spots. This is a right hand point break with long rides and monster waves. The crowds are mammoth, and Jeffreys Bay is one of the best! Cape St. Francis has big barrels off a point break. It is not as busy as Jeffreys Bay and some say it is better. When surfing the Eastern Cape, try Nahoon Reef. The waves are always on and this is for top riders! Salad Valley has long rides, but be wary of riding during low tide as you might scrape the underlying coral.

KwaZulu-Natal surfing, Durban

Warner Beach by Durban offers some of the best waves for KwaZulu-Natal surfing. It is a point break going both ways with a nice sand bottom. The rides at Warner Beach can go for 200 metres if you can last that long. Addington Beach is packed and carries with it an excellent social scene and big waves.

Locals love Cave Rock and so do the dolphins. The rock bottom is something to be careful of at Cave Rock. Southbroom is completely fun and great for beginners too. The beach break goes both ways, but the right is the longest. VillasPeople.com has KwaZulu-Natal villas to make your holiday even better!

Billabong Surf Festival at Jeffreys Bay

Jeffreys Bay on the Eastern Cape of South Africa is the country’s best surf spot and a major party spot also. In mid-July the beaches become packed for the Billabong Surf Festival. Top amateurs and surfing pros take to the water and show their skills on the point break.

If the Billabong Surf Festival at Jeffreys Bay were not enough, Jose Cuervo stepped in to sponsor a music festival to run in conjunction with Billabong. Fans and music aficionados pack the beach and revel in excellent live music, golden tequila, salty margaritas and awesome surfers. Book your Cape Town apartment now and get in on the action of the surf beaches in South Africa.

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