Mozambique Surf Trip #33

We love going to Mozambique!!! It involves a lot more planning and preparation than our other trips, but we always look forward to doing this trip!!!

After finalizing all the logistics our 2018 Mozambique Surf Trip could finally start on the 21st of July 2018!!!

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Crossing the border into Mozambique, there’s definitely a change in the air. It’s immediately obvious that you’re in a different country. There’s no doubt about it… This is Africa.

And Africa can come as a shock. There’s a sense of unruly freedom here that can be daunting.

Or… incredibly liberating.

Frelimo Monument in Tofinho Mozambique

In Mozambique very few things happen the way they’re expected to happen. Unless we expect the unexpected. It’s unfettered and unhampered. And sometimes untethered.

That’s why we love it! This place is unlike anywhere else.

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Our annual Mozambique Surf Trip also includes a two-day visit to the Kruger National Park, one of the biggest nature reserves on the African continent.

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Traveling through the Kruger Park is an awesome way to see Africa’s wild animals, in their natural environment.

Kruger National Park

After exploring the Kruger Park, we cross the border into Mozambique and Tofo is our final destination…

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If you enjoy beach-front accommodation then this is just for you. It doesn’t get much closer to the ocean than here in Tofo.

And this is also where the surfing magic happens!

Tofo is ideal for all surfing levels, from complete beginner to advanced. There are different breaks to suit different levels and it’s one of those places where there’s a wave for everyone!

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The beaches are absolutely amazing, with endless stretches of white sand, a glorious sunrise and sunset, and crystal-clear blue warm water.

 

Other highlights on our Mozambique Surf Trip include an ocean safari with spectacular views of dolphins and Humpback whales.

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Humpback whales migrate between Mozambique and Antarctica every year.

They spend the winter in Mozambique to give birth and then travel down to Antarctica for the summer, to feed in the cold nutrient-rich waters there.

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Another highlight is our village experience, which is completely unique to our Mozambique Surf Trip.

 

And, off course, we did Yoga on the beach…

Beach Yoga is a constant on all our Surf Trips and it’s a great way to relieve tired muscles, worn out from surfing every day…

 

This was another fantastic experience and we’re already looking forward to doing another Mozambique Surf Trip in 2019 !!!

For more photos check our Mozambique SurfTrip#33 Photo Album on Facebook

Surf Trip #33

Garden Route Surf Trip #32

10 – 24 Mar 2018


After a super-stoked and surfed-out experience with #SurfTrip29 and #SurfTrip30 in late 2017, we took a much needed break and left the Garden Route, before the local crowds that move with the school holidays packed the beaches full. But it never lasts too long and once the calm vibe of our laid-back coastline was restored, we headed into 2018 with #SurfTrip31 and #SurTrip32 lined up and ready to go!!


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We started #SurfTrip32 with a drive-through of the spectacular Hemel-en-Aarde Vallei (Valley of Heaven and Earth) to sample some local wines and then headed East, toward the semi-secluded Garden Route and the magic of Buffels Bay. We spent the next 10 days surfing as often as possible, soaking up every moment of surf that Buffels had to offer.


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And, as always, we scored some really awesome waves, perfect for learning to surf and progressing further into the line-up!


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We also combined our daily surfing with several excursions and explored all the best adventures the Garden Route has to offer.


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And no Garden Route Surf Trip with Unravel Surf Travel would be complete without visiting The Surfer Kids, a non-profit outreach initiative empowering some of the poorest and most marginalized local children through surfing. Guests on #SurfTrip32 had the unique opportunity to assist The Surfer Kids’ Surf Instructors with a day of surf coaching and fun!



As an optional extra we also always offer daily Yoga practice with a qualified instructor on all our Surf Trips, to help relieve tired muscles and focus the mind on enjoying every moment.



Finally we travelled back to Cape Town and finished the trip with an exploration of the breathtaking Cape Peninsula where we visited Cape Point, Boulders Penguin Colony, Kalk Bay Harbour and the world famous Table Mountain.


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#SurfTrip32 was an awesome experience and we said goodbye to another super-stoked and surfed-out group of happy clients!

Enjoy the photos and check out our upcoming Surf Trips for more info!


 

Garden Route Surf Trip #31

17 Feb – 3 Mar 2018


After a super-stoked and surfed-out experience with #SurfTrip29 and #SurfTrip30 in late 2017, we took a much needed break and left the Garden Route, before the local crowds that move with the school holidays packed the beaches full. But it never lasts too long and once the calm vibe of our secluded coast-line was restored, we headed into 2018 with #SurfTrip31 and #SurTrip32 lined up and ready to go!!


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We started #SurfTrip31 with an exploration of the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, where we visited Cape Point, the Penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Kalk Bay Harbour, the world famous Table Mountain and all the spectacular views along the way.


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We then headed East, toward the semi-secluded Garden Route, and spent the next 10 days surfing as often as possible, soaking up every magical moment that Buffels Bay had to offer. And, as always, we scored some really awesome waves, perfect for learning to surf and progressing further into the line-up!



We also combined our daily surfing with several excursions and explored all the best adventures the Garden Route has to offer.


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And no Garden Route Surf Trip with Unravel Surf Travel would be complete without visiting The Surfer Kids, a non-profit outreach initiative empowering some of the poorest and most marginalized local children through surfing. Guests on #SurfTrip31 had the unique opportunity to assist The Surfer Kids’ Surf Instructors with a day of surf coaching and fun!


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As an optional extra we also always offer daily Yoga practice with a qualified instructor on all our Surf Trips, to help relieve tired muscles and focus the mind on enjoying every moment.


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#SurfTrip31 was an awesome experience and we said goodbye to another super-stoked and surfed-out group of happy clients!

Enjoy the photos and check out our upcoming Surf Trips for more info!


 

Garden Route Surf Trip #30

Unravel Surf Travel was blessed with another awesome beginning to the summer season of 2017/2018, by hosting two Garden Route Surf Trips back to back !!! A glorious summer continued with Surf Trip #30, from 25 November to 8 December.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

We spent the first 10 days exploring the Garden Route while surfing in Buffels Bay and as always Buffels delivered its magic. We scored some awesome waves, perfect for our group to learn surfing!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

We also combined our daily surfing with several excursions and explored all the best adventures the Garden Route has to offer.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

And no Garden Route Surf Trip with Unravel Surf Travel would be complete without visiting The Surfer Kids, a non-profit outreach initiative empowering marginalised children in Mossel Bay by teaching them surfing.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

As an optional extra we also always offer daily Yoga practice with a qualified instructor on all our Surf Trips, to help relieve tired muscles and focus the mind on enjoying every moment.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Finally we travelled back to Cape Town and finished the trip with an exploration of the breathtaking Cape Peninsula where we visited Cape Point, Boulders Penguin Colony, Kalk Bay Harbour and the world famous Table Mountain.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Surf Trip #30 was another awesome experience, with an entire group of super stoked people happy with one of the best experiences of their lives!

Enjoy the photos from Surf Trip #30 below and check out our upcoming Surf Trips!

 

Garden Route Surf Trip #29

Unravel Surf Travel was blessed with another awesome beginning to the summer season of 2017/2018, by hosting two Garden Route Surf Trips back to back !!! First up was Surf Trip #29, from 28 October to 11 November.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

We spent 10 days exploring the Garden Route while surfing in Buffels Bay and as always Buffels delivered its magic. We scored some awesome waves, perfect for our group to learn surfing!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

We also combined our daily surfing with several excursions and explored all the best adventures the Garden Route has to offer.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

And no Garden Route Surf Trip with Unravel Surf Travel would be complete without visiting The Surfer Kids, a non-profit outreach initiative empowering marginalised children in Mossel Bay by teaching them surfing.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

As an optional extra we also always offer daily Yoga practice with a qualified instructor on all our Surf Trips, to help relieve tired muscles and focus the mind on enjoying every moment.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

We also explored Cape Town and no Surf Trip to the Garden Route would be complete without an exploration of the breathtaking Cape Peninsula, where we visited Cape Point, Boulders Penguin Colony, Kalk Bay Harbour and the world famous Table Mountain.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Surf Trip #29 was another awesome trip, with an entire group of super stoked people happy with one of the best experiences of their lives!

Enjoy the photos from this past trip and check out our upcoming Surf Trips !!!

Mozambique Surf Trip #28

We did it again! After hugely successful Surf Trips to Mozambique in 2014 and 2015, we took a break in 2016 for the birth of our baby boy, Kando.

But we were always very eager to return and in 2017 we finally had that opportunity!

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Crossing the border into Mozambique, there’s definitely a change in the air. It’s immediately obvious that you’re in a different country. This really is Africa.

Africa can come as a shock to travelers from more developed parts of the world. There’s a general lawlessness here that can be daunting, but it also creates a sense of freedom…

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And in Mozambique very few things happen the way they’re supposed to happen. It can be scary, but it’s also freedom. Unfettered and unhampered. And sometimes untethered.

That’s why we love it! This place is unlike anywhere else.

Our (almost) annual Mozambique Surf Trip also includes a two-day visit to the Kruger National Park, one of the biggest nature reserves on the African continent.

 

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Traveling through the Kruger is an awesome way to see all Africa’s greatest animals, in their in the natural environment and, as always, we were blessed with some awesome sightings!

After visiting the Kruger Park, Tofo in Mozambique is our final destination and that’s where the surfing magic happens!

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Tofo is ideal for all surfing levels, from complete beginner to super advanced. There are different breaks to suit different levels and it’s one of those places where everyone will be happy regardless of what they’re looking for.

And the beaches are absolutely amazing, with endless stretches of white sand, glorious sunsets and crystal-clear warm water.

Other highlights included an ocean safari, with spectacular views of dolphins, Humpback and Southern Right whales. Humpback and Southern Wright whales migrate between Mozambique and Antarctica every year. They spend the winter in Mozambique, to give birth, and then travel down to Antarctica for the summer, to feed in the cold nutrient-rich water there.

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Another highlights is the a village tour that is completely unique to our Mozambique Surf Trip.

And off course we did Yoga on the beach. This is a staple of all our Surf Tours and it’s a great way to relieve tired muscles, worn out from surfing many hours every day…

This was another fantastic experience and we’re already looking forward to doing another Mozambique Surf Trip in 2018 !!!

But if Mozambique isn’t your thing, we also offer two other itineraries in Southern Africa. For more info check our other Surf Trips!

 

KwaZulu-Natal Surf Trip #27

This was a special Surf Trip because it was the first time that our eight-month old baby boy Kando joined Unravel Surf Travel for the full duration of a trip. And he loved it!!!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

It was the third time that we returned to KwaZulu-Natal for a Surf Trip and for the third year in a row we traveled with a group of six clients, all eager to learn surfing while exploring the natural beauty of Southern Africa.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

So that’s exactly what we did. We visited the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi, the oldest nature reserve in South Africa and home to Africa’s big five.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

We traversed Oribi Gorge hunting for wild adventures !!!

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And we surfed unspoilt beaches with empty line-ups where powerful waves teach progressive surfing skills.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

Also, none of our surf trips would be complete without a daily healthy dose of Yoga, breathing clean fresh air, releasing tension from mind and body.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography.www.yourfotostory.com

All in all, this was another incredible surf trip with Unravel Surf Travel and we’re happy to have sent home another group of stoked surfers, all of whom discovered something new while traveling with us.

CHECK HERE for more information, a detailed description and a day-to-day itinerary of our KwaZulu-Natal Surf Trips.

We’re looking forward to our next Surf Trip to Mozambique, from 30 July to 13 August !!! For more information send an email to: info@unravelsurftravel.com

Garden Route Surf Trip #26

After a very busy start to the season, with two big groups on Surf Trip 24 & Surf Trip 25, things slowed down a bit toward the tail end of summer. A smaller group was on the cards for Surf Trip No.26 at the end of February and into March. And it was a welcome change !!! Bigger groups are busy and super fun, but smaller groups allow for tighter twists and turns, fitting into spaces that normally wouldn’t allow for groups at all…

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For more info on upcoming trips, and to see our different itineraries, check out our Surf Trips.

Garden Route Surf Trip #25

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Unravel Surf Travel was blessed with an awesome beginning to the summer season of 2016/2017, by hosting two Garden Route Surf Trips back to back !!! A glorious summer continued with Surf Trip #25, from 23rd November to 6 December.

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We spent the first 10 days exploring the Garden Route while surfing in Buffels Bay and as always Buffels delivered its magic. We scored some awesome waves!

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We also combined our daily surfing with several excursions and explored all the best adventures the Garden Route has to offer.

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And no Garden Route Surf Trip with Unravel Surf Travel would be complete without visiting The Surfer Kids, a non-profit outreach initiative empowering marginalised children in Mossel Bay by teaching them surfing.

As an optional extra we also always offer daily Yoga practice with a qualified instructor on all our Surf Trips, to help relieve tired muscles and focus the mind on enjoying every moment.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Finally we travelled back to Cape Town and finished the trip with an exploration of the breathtaking Cape Peninsula where we visited Cape Point, Boulders Penguin Colony, Kalk Bay Harbour and the world famous Table Mountain.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Surf Trip #25 was another awesome experience, with an entire group of super stoked people happy with one of the best experiences of their lives!

For more information check out our upcoming Surf Trips!

KwaZulu-Natal Surf Trip #23

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Welcome to Umzumbe!

As winter slowly made its presence felt in the Southern Hemisphere, we again set out to find warmer pastures… to find a place with empty beaches, endless summers, awesome waves, sunshine and warm water!

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View from our surf-house in Umzumbe

Yep. It was that time of the year again. Time to go there where winter’s presence is nothing more than a light offshore breath of fresh air!

The province of KwaZulu-Natal, on the East Coast of South Africa, is blessed with a true sub-tropical climate, making winters there a pleasantly mild to warm affair, while offering consistent winter-swell along many beaches and rocky point-breaks.

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Winter time means lots of swell and offshore winds!

With us we had another awesome group of people keen to surf, travel and experience this breathtaking part of Southern Africa!

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The hills and valleys of KwaZulu-Natal

We started our Surf Trip on the Northern-coast of KwaZulu-Natal, where we explored the natural beauty of the Isimangaliso Wetland Park and Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Nature Reserve, where Africa’s big five roam free and wild!

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Free roaming and wild is game viewing at its best!

We then travelled down to the Southern KwaZulu Natal coastline where clean and empty waves awaited us… to be surfed every day !!!

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The point break at Umzumbe

And off course we also witnessed the most spectacular views and did all the most exciting things there are to do on an awesome and adventurous Surf Trip in KwaZulu-Natal!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. www.unravelsurftravel.com

Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve

All the while keeping our bodies and minds ready to absorb it all with a relaxing daily Yoga practice … breathing to the rhythm of waves.

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Early morning Yoga with sunrise over the Indian Ocean

KwaZulu-Natal Surf Trip 2016 was another two weeks of absolute awesomeness! Thanks again to Umzumbe Surf House for accommodating us and generally being a really really cool bunch of people!

Again, I’m already looking forward to returning to KwaZulu-Natal in 2017. For more info and detailed (approx11imate) itineraries check out our SURF TRIPS!