A surf travel program with every detail in mind has been created by professionals and tested by hundreds of happy guests. Garden Route is truly the best place to be a surfer, with little crowds and great waves for anyone, from beginner to advanced! Our team of professionals is based in Mossel Bay, a surf and adventure capital of the Garden Route. Thrill seekers will be enchanted! Highlights include longest zip-line over the ocean, paragliding over incredible vistas, the world’s highest bridge bungee jump , sand boarding, safari, whale watching and even shark cage diving.
Your own private surf coach, a dedicated driver, surf photographer, hotel by the Indian ocean and a variety of adventures – this Garden Route Surf Trip is the real deal!
* This is a flexible indication, to give you an idea of what the possibilities are. The final program will depend on surfing conditions and your choice of extra excursions .
Arrival to Mossel Bay or at the local airport of George, just outside Mossel Bay. We settle in a picturesque bay, on the shores of which Europeans first set foot in the 15th century, rounding the Cape of Good Hope under the leadership of Bartolomeo Diaz. Let’s get acquainted with the town, which is voted by South African “the best town to live in”. Dinner at a local restaurant and meet and greet with the group.
Introduction to surfing and surf spots, ocean safety, followed by the surf lesson. After lunchtime we leave Mossel Bay for a Safari Game Drive at a local private game reserve. You’ll see Elephants, Giraffes, Buffalo, Zebra, Lions, Rhinoceros and various antelope species such as Kudu and Eland. All the animals in the reserve live in an open and natural environment.
We start the day fresh with the morning surf session, followed by lunch at a beach restaurant and some rest. In the afternoon we head off to go skydiving above the Mossel bay peninsula and if that’s a little too extreme, you can try the world’s longest zip-line over the ocean.
Morning surf lesson and first photo analysis session, which helps to analyze your surfing style, give feedback on technique and individual recommendations. After lunch we join The Surfer Kids, a local non-profit organization, with the focus being on the social development and personal empowerment of local youths. A visit to the Surfer Kids Surf and Skate center of Mossel bay, combined with the surfing and beach games together with the kids. Visit to Bitkoin Ekasi Center is available for BTC enthusiasts
We’ll leave early and spend the whole day in Buffalo Bay, where a wide variety of waves break at various spots inside a beautiful nature reserve. We’ll spend the day surfing and exploring the bay and may be even enjoying a drumming session at the beach restaurant !
We’ll have breakfast at Sedgefield Farmer’s Market, where local farmers sell their own fresh and organic produce. We then go on a sightseeing trip to Knysna where we visit the breathtaking heads, local yacht club and an African souvenir market.
Some of you can go surfing in the clouds. Tandem paragliding: from a bird’s eye view you will see the meandering river among the dense forest and a local beach. We will return to Mossel Bay for a late afternoon surf session.
Early morning surfing, with photo analysis, which helps to develop proper surfing technique and create photo memories, followed by lunch.
South Africa is home to the Great White Shark Research. If you would like to see this incredible creatures in a safe environment, you can board the boat that will take you into the open ocean on a date with a famous predators ( Shark cage diving – optional excursion).
Alternatively you can join a whale watching excursion. From July to November it’s whale season! This is when Southern Right and Humpback Whales travel from Antarctica to give birth in the warmer waters along the Southern African coastline. We might also see dolphins and will definitely visit a large seal colony!
Sunrise surf session! We get up to catch the sunrise and surf while the sun makes its first appearance over the horizon and colors water in gold…
In the afternoon you can try sand boarding – boarding on high sand dunes using snowboarding equipment. Any level. The 300m high Dragon Dune is one of the largest sand boarding dunes in South Africa (optional excursion).
The last day in Mossel Bay is always dedicated to surfing as much as possible! This is the right time to forget about technique and just have fun!
This is followed by an early dinner at a local beach restaurant. Put your toes in the sand and eat as much delicious fresh seafood as you like! Had enough to eat? Take quick walk down to the empty beach and chat with a local fisherman. But don’t take too long. There’s still a six course meal waiting for you, all of it prepared by hand on a fire and served buffet style.
Depending on the departure time, guests use first part of the day to relax on the beach, go for walks in Mossel Bay or buy souvenirs.
Price – R 30 000 (ZAR)*
The price of R 30 000 (minimum 2 people) includes:
- En suite accommodation close to the ocean ( 2 people per room) for 9 nights. Single rooms require small extra fee of R300 per person per night.
- Continental breakfast daily.
- Surf training (min 7 surf sessions), depending on conditions and weather, including surf boards and wet suites).
- Dedicated travel and surf guide for the duration of your trip
- Comfortable transport to places of excursions (according to the program) and to surfing spots with professional driver
- Transfer to and from George Airport
- Day surf trip to scenic Buffalo Bay, surfing a new spot.
- Visit to The Surfer Kids Non Profit center
- Visit to Bitkoin Ekasi Center
- Two Surfing Photo sessions for analysis and photo memories
- Visit to the largest farmers’ market in the Garden Route – Sedgefield market
- Visit to the neighboring scenic town of Knysna
- Gift package
*Price is calculated in South African currency (ZAR), Bitcoin invoices are prepared on request.
*The price applies to group of min two people. Individual surf trip offers are calculated on request.
- Safari in a private Game Reserve R550
- Paragliding R950
- Whale watching R950
- Sand boarding R550
- Skydiving including photo and video R3900
- Shark cage diving R 2100
- Longest over the ocean zipline R550
Please inquire about your preferred dates: