Thrills and Spills at Witsands Beach
Kitesurfing in Cape Town is not for the faint of heart. In the battle to stay upright, you're up against strong currents, big gusts of wind, and the icy waters of the southern Atlantic. Did I mention the great white sharks? All trepidation aside, it's a popular sport among locals with a several active locations dotting the Cape Peninsula, including Witsands Beach. While I recommend booking a lesson at the calm, shallow waters of Blouberg or Langebaan for first-timers, it's fun to visit this quiet beach to watch these adventurous spirits at play. From where you sit, surfers look like distant ants and colorful butterflies, flitting across the waves at sunset. In June through November, you can sometimes witness southern right whales breaching from this picturesque viewpoint.
By Marie Frei, AFAR Local Expert
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