Surf & Turf
An all-inclusive surfing safari which encompasses many of the best surf spots in South Africa, winding its way along the Wild Coast, the Garden Route and the Cape coastline.
$3150 per person
The price above excludes international airfare, and is valid for travel between January 1 and December 31 2020
Day 1: East London
After arriving in Johannesburg, you will transfer to the domestic terminal to catch a flight to East London (included), where you will be met at the airport and transported to your overnight accommodation. Once all of the group has settled in and the necessary documentation has been completed, there should be time for a quick surf at Nahoon Beach Break (gently sloping sandy bottom with both left and right breaking waves), or you could elect to relax and rejuvenate after your long flight. A full briefing covering all aspects of the trip will be conducted before you are treated to a braai (barbecue) for dinner, after which you can retire to your room to get some well-earned rest before an early departure the next morning.
Day 2: East London to Coffee Bay
Bag drop @ The Ocean View Hotel & suit up for a surf in front of the hotel @ Coffee Bay’s Main Beach
(Another sandy bottom with left & right breaking waves in the warm waters of the bay)
Lunch at White Clay
Take a quick trip to Hole in the Wall & Swim out to the “Hole”
Second surf @ Coffee Bay
Enjoy well-earned sundowners on the cliff top above the hotel, overlooking Coffee Bay
Buffet dinner on the deck @ the hotel
Day 3: Coffee Bay
Enjoy a hearty breakfast @ the hotel
Take a day trip along the windy roads to remote Mdumbi. (A right breaking wave off the rocks with a sandy bottom)
Lunch @ Mdumbi Backpackers or a braai on the beach
Second surf @ Mdumbi - (Surf spots will always depend on swell size & wind direction)
Visit Mandela’s Cave & cliff jump into the ocean
Sundowners at Mapuzi on route back to Coffee Bay
Dinner on the deck @ the Ocean View Hotel
Day 4: Coffee Bay to Morgan Bay
Early morning ‘Dawn Patrol” surf before we enjoy another hearty breakfast @ the hotel
Drive along the N2 to Kei Mouth.
Surf Wacky Point – When this cooks, IT COOKS!
(A right breaking wave similar to J-Bay with a rocky bottom)
Lunch @ The Bushpig or Mitfords
3rd surf @ Whispering waves or Mitford’s in Morgan Bay (10 min drive)
(Both are right breaking waves in spectacular positions for photos)
Book into the Morgan Bay Hotel
Sundowners on the Morg’s Cliffs (Epic pictures with cold beers)
Dinner & drinks on the deck @ the Morgan Bay Hotel where we crash
Day 5: Morgan Bay to East London
Early surf if it’s cooking @ Mitford’s
Enjoy a wholesome breakfast @ the hotel
Drive along the N2 towards East London via East Coast Resorts hunting surf
Check in at Queensberry Bay - if it’s blowing west we will surf it
(A powerful right breaking wave with a rocky bottom)
Lunch @ Emeraldvale Brewery or Barefoot Cafe
Second surf @ Glengariff (easterly swell direction) – (sandy left & right beach break) or
Yellows Point & Beach Break (westerly swell direction)
(A right point breaking wave or a sandy right beach break barrel)
Sundowners @ the slipway watching the guys surf
Short 25min drive back to East London
Dinner (Braai incl. Pap & gravy) & drinks @ Beach Break B&B
Day 6: East London to Jeffreys Bay
After breakfast in East London we head off along the coastal road to Port Alfred, where, if conditions are right, we can surf a few waves at the East Pier. From there it is only a short drive to the Nanaga Farm Stall for lunch (amazing local farmers produce unique to the area) and then on to Jeffreys Bay, where we will check into our accommodation right on the beach in front of Supertubes. Ranked as one of the world's best right-handers ('totally epic" is how it is often described), Supers has fast barreling waves which will provide plenty of thrills and spills to keep us going right up until it is time for sundowners on the lawn in front of the house. We will end the day with dinner at Nina's or at one of the other local eateries.
Day 7 and 8: Jeffreys Bay
Jeffreys Bay is a relaxed seaside town that has become known as the Mecca of South African surfing. The waves are usually sizable, straight, long and hollow, providing the perfect platform for less experienced surfers whilst still presenting a challenge to even the most skilled and expert of wave riders. Besides Supertubes, there are numerous other incredible surf spots like Boneyards, Phantoms, Magnatubes and the Albatross. Jeffreys is also adjacent to Cape St Francis, which provides epic locations such as Seal Point, Bruce's Beauties, and many others. With more than two full days in the area, there will be plenty of time, not only for surfing, but also to take in the host of interesting attractions in and around the towns.
Day 9: Jeffrey's Bay to Victoria Bay
After a few final waves at Supers, we grab some breakfast and then head off along the beautiful Garden Route. The distance to be covered on this day is relatively short, but there are plenty of attractions along the way. It won't take long to reach the lush forests in the Storms River area and then the infamous Bloukrans Bridge, where those with enough courage can take on the world's highest commercial bungy jump (optional). Next up are the stunning coastal towns of Plettenberg Bay and Knysna, followed soon afterwards by Victoria Bay. This spot is one of the best surfing venues in the country, with a very consistent right-hand point break. We will spend the night here at one of the excellent B&Bs right on the shoreline.
Day 10: Victoria Bay to Cape Town (via Hermanus)
This is the longest driving day of the tour, as we continue along the Garden Route towards Cape Town before branching off to the south towards the bustling seaside town of Hermanus. If it is the right time of year (between July and November), the huge bay in this area will be teeming with hundreds of Southern Right Whales - Hermanus is known as the best land-based whale-watching site on earth. We break here for lunch and then proceed along the coastline using Clarence Drive, one of the most beautiful and spectacular roads in the country (and perhaps in the world). After a couple of stops for sightseeing and photographs, it is only a few more miles into Cape Town, our home for the remainder of the trip.
Day 11 to Day 13: Cape Town
Cape Town is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities on earth, a coming together of culture, cuisine and magnificent landscapes. The area has an overwhelming number of natural attractions, including Table Mountain, the Cape Point National Park, and the penguins at Boulders Beach. Browse through hundreds of shops and stalls at the V&A Waterfront, take a sunset cruise in Table Bay, visit a couple of the harbors and enjoy some fresh fish for lunch, or simply relax with a beer while listening to the local vibes. No trip to Cape Town would be complete without a visit to a wine estate or two, where we can indulge ourselves by tasting some of the finest export wines in the world.
Day 14: Cape Town
If conditions allow, there might be time to squeeze in a final surf at Llandudno (beach break with right and left waves, sandy bottom) and perhaps breakfast in Camps Bay, before we have to drive to the Cape Town airport to say our goodbyes and go our separate ways. Those that are flying back to the USA from Johannesburg will need to catch an internal flight (2 hours), but it also possible to fly directly to the States from Cape Town itself. This will bring to a close an exciting and action-packed tour, which will without a doubt have provided you with enough memorable experiences to last a lifetime. But there is plenty more to see in South Africa, so who knows? Maybe the flight home would be a good time to start planning a return trip...