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Surfing in South Africa
South Africa, as indicated by its name, is Africa’s most southern country. Its landscape is made up of different climate zones – the Mediterranean south, the dry west, the highland and the subtropical regions in the northeast.
Worth a visit are the country’s numerous national parks where you can admire more than 20,000 animal and plant species.
Other well-known attractions include the Kruger National Park, the Cape of Good Hope, the Garden Route and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Drakensberg.
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South Africa is composed of several different climate zones: the extremely dry Kalahari desert along the border of Namibia, moderate climate in the southwest and subtropical conditions close to the border of Mozambique.
In general, the climate is sunny and dry due to its location in the Southern Hemisphere. In the mountain regions there is occasional snowfall.
The best time to visit South Africa is from April until October as the temperatures are most pleasant.
South Africa offers some world-class surfing, most notably J-Bay, a never-ending left point break directly at the Garden Route. Both beginner and advanced surfers will enjoy surfing along the South African coast.
Surfing is extremely popular in South Africa despite occasional shark attacks. To combat this threat, underwater nets have been set up to limit the danger. This defence system seems to be working as the problem has been greatly reduced. Statistically, the probability of being hit by a car is higher than being attacked by a shark. Plus you can stay safe while surfing in South Africa by obeying basic safety rules.
Best season for beginner: September – May
Best season for advanced surfer: June – October
Crowd factor: High in proximity to cities and well-known spots
Getting to South Africa typically involves air travel to one of the country’s two major airports: Johannesburg International Airport (JNB) or Cape Town International Airport (CPT).
There are direct plane connections from all other continents to South Africa. Additionally there are also small regional airports as the large distances often require travel by plane. A rental car is necessary to reach more isolated areas. The bus infrastructure is also well developed on the main traffic routes.