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Witsand | South Africa

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keith added a Topic 3 years 6 months ago
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The picture at the top is of Witsands near Scarbourough, not Witsand near Breede River. more >

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Directions from nearest airport From Cape Town International, take the N2 and drive east for about 3 hours. Then you will find a Witsand sign and u can turn right towards the little seaside paradise. its about another 30 min drive to get there. Recommended Transport own car is best. no transport around here. the roads are good. Where to stay Barry's Accomodation is the only rental people around, and they have various options for you to stay at. at starts from as little as $10US a day. everything is self catering. Things to Do There are 2 shops to buy food. then there is the Breede River Valley Lodge, most luxurious place to stay / eat at. and 2 restaurants. Activities Not much other than swimming and bathing in the sun, walking, hanging out on the beach, cycling, fishing, whale watching is big here. riverrafting down the Breede River. Cost per day Self catering costs, which is not much. There is not much to spend your money on. So, Id say $10 - $20 US max. Wind Conditions During the westerly the windly was deadly gusty - it gets totally blown out then. But when the south easter comes up, its paradise. The wind blows from the ocean over the lagoon beach, and then hits the lagoon. The water stays flat with no chop almost all the time. Time of Year We went in October and December. I reacon the summer months are best (September - April) Water Conditions water is warm. you can kite in the waves on the sea side or in the lagoon where its flat. The lagoon has very deep spots and very shallow spots, so if u are a beginner, make sure you kite with your buddies who can help you. dont kite as a beginner here alone. I suppose the worst that could happen is that you would get blown up the river mouth, so you would reach the side sometime. Obstacles Zambezi sharks are spoken of around here in the lagoon. There are photos up in the local shop of how these sharks have stolen the fishermens catch... not pleasing to the the eye. Sharks are everywhere and Im always aware of this fact. This is a fishing village. Just be careful wherever you go. Local Riders Not sure about local riders , dont think there are any. But Andre from Barry's Accomodation will put you in contact with any if they are around. Nearest Kite Shop None here, next best place for kitegear is Cape Town. Do And Dont Yes, as always respect the locals, they are the fishermen. Beach Conditions very big and clean soft white sand.

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