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!


 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Garden Route Surf Trip #24

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As summer showed it’s face in the Southern hemisphere and the tip of Africa started warming up, Unravel Surf Travel organised it’s first Garden Route Surf Trip of 2016, from 30th October to 13th November !!!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

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!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

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

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

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. Your Foto Story

As a (highly recommended) 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 and the world famous Table Mountain.

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Surf Trip #24 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 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!

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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!

Garden Route Surf Trip #22

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Summer is smiling on the Southern Hemisphere! And with that, it was time for another Cape Town Garden Route Surf Trip with Unravel Surf Travel!

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Map of Africa, Garden Route, NOV/DEC Surf Trip 2015

Cape Town blessed us with views of its usual spectacular self. Few cities in the world boasts so many spectacular views of nature, all within close vicinity of a vibrant city centre.

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View of Hout Bay from Chapmans’s Peak, Cape Town, NOV/DEC Surf Trip 2015

And the garden route has that unique laid back vibe that will always want to make you come back for more! Plus the views just continue the further up the coast you travel…

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Kaaiman’s River Bridge, Garden Route, NOV/DEC Surf Trip 2015

And the surfing on the Graden Route is exceptional. There’s very few crowds and there’s plenty of waves, for any level of experience!

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Garden Route Surf Spot, NOV/DEC Surf Trip 2015

We spent hours in the water every day… and we’d spent hours more, if only daylight and aching muscles allowed it…

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Garden Route Surf Spot, NOV/DEC Surf Trip 2015

And then there’s our signature style of gourmet catering, to feed hungry bellies after surfing all day, there’s the adventure excursions, there’s yoga on the beach and there’s more surfing… and more surfing !!!

All in all… another legendary Surf Trip !!! And another group of super stoked people who will never forget Unravel Surf Travel !!!

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Jenya Zhivaleva Photography. Your Foto Story

Check out our Surf Trips for more info, or ask us a question and send an email to: info@unravelsurftravel.com