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South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby ral » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:22 pm

HI
I'm going to South Africa in February. I've been to Cape Town before but would consider going back.
I'm an intermediate kiter and will be travelling with a non-kiting wife.

Mainly interested in the wind conditions across those three locations.
Is there good wind in PE and Durban in February and are there many non kiting activities?

Thanks

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby bri7 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:13 am

There are plenty of spots down the garden route down from Cape Town to JBay. I really liked still bai plettenberg for the bungee jump off the bridge and wildernesses, plenty to do. Mix up the kiting with the mrs with safari trips, day or overnight, tour of the wine regions.

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby Blackrat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:49 pm

I would start in Cape Town. Stay there a few days and then travel down the garden route over the stay of your holiday. Its out of main season so finding accommodation won't be hard.
That way you get to see alot and do alot

Winds are not as hectic in Feb , not that I can remember

Durban ... pass

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby Desgro » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:50 pm

Hello
We are traveling December 22 for 20 days arriving in Cape Town, with wife and two teens all kiters, we have rented a RV and hope to travel the Garden Route. Anyone have done this and any suggestions. Safari, kite and hydrofoil spots, camping spots any info is welcome.

Thanks,

Marc

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby ral » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:35 pm

Garden route could be a plan. Has anyone been outside of Cape Town in mid feb? How is the wind. Guess if we start in CT we can check forecast before heading for port Elizabeth.

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby Desgro » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:47 pm

Hello
We are traveling December 22 for 20 days arriving in Cape Town, with wife and two teens all kiters, we have rented a RV and hope to travel the Garden Route. Anyone have done this and any suggestions. Safari, kite and hydrofoil spots, camping spots any info is welcome.

Thanks,

Marc

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby Blackrat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:24 pm

marc , you coming bang on in the season , you had better book now even for camping as it gets super busy over that time period

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby rynhardt » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:21 am

Don't forget Witsand!


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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby bri7 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:40 pm

I've done the Garden Route / Outside Cape Town twice with the non kiting wife and 9 yr old. So in CT my main focus was kiting also up at Llangabhan. Not so much outside of Cape Town, down the garden route it was more of an added bonus as we were doing family stuff. That said I kited Witsand, Still Bai, Plett, Sedgefield and Oyster Bay. If you're in an RV then I would just follow the wind and research camping spots you can get to.

Have a look at this link.

http://www.pilipili.co.za/pilipili-sedgefield/

Just back from Cape Town for my 4th trip, last two, solo trips for a kite break. For the uninitiated the wind can be light 15 knots 12m weather and the fiercest wind you can imagine. 40 knots plus, sand blasting your legs to bits. Cape Town is full on when the wind is in, if you're not used to big waves and strong wind then getting a flotation vest.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zod73-7uhJ8

ohh and you pay the locals for parking, between 3-5 rand. I would not recommend not paying. I find tipping a few rand here and there goes a long way. Don't leave anything in the car that can be seen.

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Re: South Africa February. Cape Town, Port Elizabeth or Durban

Postby rynhardt » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:04 pm

bri7 wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:40 pm
ohh and you pay the locals for parking, between 3-5 rand. I would not recommend not paying. I find tipping a few rand here and there goes a long way. Don't leave anything in the car that can be seen.
Ha! 3-5 rand.. Here in Johannesburg they look at you funny if you pay with coins :lol:


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