You are met at the airport and taken to the 5-star SaltyCrax Backpackers in Table View. The hostel is within walking distance from Kite Beach, transport terminals, restaurants, bars and shops. Early arrivals can spend the day either on a tour through the Cape Town city centre (optional extra) or simply relaxing on beautiful white beaches with picturesque views of Table Mountain. In the evening we will have a traditional South African meal, which gives you a chance to meet the others guests from around the world. After the good meal roll down to the local bars and pubs where you can spend the rest of the night at your leisure.
After breakfast, a qualified kitesurfing instructor from Wind Sports will meet you. He will take you to the world famous Kite Beach that has an amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and a steady supply of wind and waves. Your first day of lessons will begin with:
Lesson 1: Introduction to Kiteboarding
Includes safety, equipment setup, understanding the wind and land-based flying.
Lesson 2: Water Introduction
Includes large kite handling, self launch and hopefully body dragging through the water.
Lesson 3: Water Skills
Includes advanced body dragging, water relaunch and basic board skills. You are taken back to the hostel after an exciting day of kiting. Relax around the fire while a potjie; a traditional South African stew, is cooked. The rest of the night is yours to discover the local night life.
You make your way back to the beach after filling up with a hearty breakfast. Your final day of lessons include:
Lesson 4: Board Basics
Includes first water starts on a board and first ride.
Lesson 5: Supervised Riding & Tips
Includes riding with power, change of direction and holding an edge.
You will now be an IKO accredited kitesurfer and will receive a certificate and card allowing you to kite anywhere in the world!
Make your way to Table Mountain to catch the aerial cableway to the top. Experience magnificant views as the car rotates a full 360 degrees during your ascent. Once on top, the adventure begins. Step off the top of Table Mountain at 1000 metres above sea level and abseil 112 meters down into mind-blowing vertical space.
The panoramic views from the top of Table Mountain are breath taking, but the views from the highest commercial abseil are even better. Descending down the side of a sheer cliff you will have Camps Bay, the Atlantic Seaboard and the deep blue ocean at your feet with the Twelve Apostles at your side. The Table Mountain Abseil is guaranteed to get your pulse racing. No experience necessary!
After a day of adventure, head back to the hostel on the local bus, or choose to stay in the city and experience some of the buzzling night life before heading back.
Fill up on breakfast before your local sandboarding guide collects you from the hostel. After a short drive, experience a rush as you glide down the Atlantis Dunes on the beautiful West Coast, just outside of Cape Town. The Atlantis sand dunes are situated just 30 minutes away from Saltycrax, and are an important conservation area protecting the Atlantis Aquifer (Which supplies water to the Atlantis area). It is an awe inspiring setting for an amazing experience which shows off luscious soft white sand that reaches up to 50 meters high.
This adventure takes you through the basics of sand boarding, from learning how to stand up and gain balance to cruising down the dunes at high speeds. Sandboarding is sure to get your adrenaline flowing! No prior experience is needed as qualified guides will show you the ropes. All equipment is supplied.
We take a 20-minute drive up the West coast to the skydiving drop zone. Your tandem skydiving instructor will give you a briefing before boarding the plane. The view on the flight is breathtaking. Cape Town lies to the south, False Bay is further south, Robben Island to the west and the Langebaan Lagoon to the north. We end the tour at Saltycrax where you can relax in the hammocks or the jacuzzi and share your adventure with your fellow travellers.
Since this program is highly weather dependent, your original itinerary might be shuffled around in case of bad weather. If any activity is cancelled due to bad weather or other reason, it will be refunded or exchanged for a similar priced activity.
This day you can use to explore the beaches and restaurants which are a 5-minute walk from your accommodation or have a relaxing day at the backpackers sorting out all your awesome pictures you took during your visit to the Mother City.
6 nights accommodation
Homemade dinners each evening (Signing up for dinner is required)
12 hours of Kite-surfing with IKO qualified instructor