fbSaffa Cape Town — Thermal
Accommodation
Boutique hotel & private villa
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Cape Town International Airport (CPT)

Epic waves at the end of the Earth

"Travel into the depths of the Southern Peninsula of Africa known as "The Deep South," as we embark on a mission to surf epic, uncrowded waves. We will take you to remote beaches and surf spots allowing you to surf the best waves on the day and whatever wave float your boat be it big or small. We will experience some of Africas best surf whilst enjoying the unbelievable scenery and wildlife South Africa has to offer."

The surf

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Everything from beginner rollers to 2-12ft beach breaks, point breaks, wedges and reefs, 15-20ft outer reef bombs - all within 30 mins from where you will be staying. Experience the local version of the North Shore of South Africa.

If you're a beginner, we'll set up lessons each day to get you going and having a blast in no time. If you're intermediate or expert, we'll find the best place for your skill and desires!

The adventure

This focal point of South Africa, where oceans meet, cultures collide and beauty transcends, calls to be discovered – at least once in your lifetime. South Africa is a world in one place with a mosaic of culture, history, landscape, wildlife and adventure.

Josh created Saffa Tours because he wanted to give people a customized, local experience of South Africa. He strives to ensure we go beyond the tourist traps to allow people to leave with more than just photographs and souvenirs.

In a wave-rich region where waves are on 365 days a year, Josh's extensive knowledge and network allows him to know what wave will be best on the day. You will head out on a surf mission every day whilst exploring the Souther Edge of Africa, its wildlife, scenery, rich culture, and cuisine.

Outside of surf missions, before and after will be time at leisure where you may spend relaxing at your beachfront accommodation, on the beach, exploring the village of Kommetjie on foot, or further if you have your form of transport.

Accommodation

Both options are based in Kommetjie. Kommetjie is a great base as there are many surf spots of all types within a 30 min drive and it is rich in surf culture. Whether you’re on a budget and a 4-star guesthouse is all you need, or you’re splurging for the trip of a lifetime and wish to stay in an oceanfront 5-star boutique hotel, we’ve got you covered.

4 Star Guesthouse

Nestled in Kommetjie, a beautiful seaside village, our guesthouse is perfect for a romantic weekend away, a family holiday, or even a surf trip. We want our guests to feel like royalty and to experience luxury in our corner of paradise. In both rooms, the windows frame the beautiful views of the ever-changing Atlantic Ocean. Each time you look through the windows it is as if a new piece of art has been hung.

Lying in bed at night, looking up at the exposed thatch roof, and listening to the waves crash is the perfect recipe for the best night’s sleep you’ve ever had.

Wake up refreshed to beautiful views. Walk 100m down to the beach with your morning coffee. Relax in a spa bath or take a shower with a view of the ocean, then sit down to enjoy a delicious Full English breakfast… What more could you want?

5 Star Boutique Hotel

All six elegantly appointed sea-facing rooms in our beachfront boutique hotel embrace the restful, marine-inspired décor. Relax on your balcony, perfectly chilled drink in hand, and drift off to the hypnotic sounds of life at the beach. Our resort-style experience includes most meals and beverages for guests' enjoyment; our seafood dinner is a highlight. Not a fan of seafood? Our chefs are on hand to whip up a delicious alternative, made to your liking. Above all its virtues, The Last Word Long Beach's most remarkable feature belongs to our lovely team.

If you seek a Long Beach luxury boutique hotel promising breathtaking moments and soul awakening experiences, look no further. From the comfort of each spacious room, enjoy endless views of the Atlantic Ocean ahead and the Chapman's Peak mountains beyond. Our elegant, spacious Superior Rooms, Elegant Suites, and singular Junior Suite provide our guests with the perfect destination for a romantic escapade, fresh-air family bonding, or surfing safari with friends. Special occasions invite run-of-house bookings for a sublime experience of this shoreline paradise belonging only to you. Each gorgeous, luxury guest room, replete with en-suite bathroom, locally inspired botanical amenities, flatscreen TV, mini-bar, hairdryer, ample wardrobe space, personal safe, and private balcony invites repose.

Location

Africa/South Africa/Cape Peninsula
Getting there
Fly to Cape Town International Airport. We will pick you up from there in order to start our adventure.

Saffa Surf Tours

Leading trips since 2018
Josh Searle
Josh Searle
Josh Searle

Saffa Tours promises an enriching and exploratory delve into the spectacular region of Southern Africa. Every distinct journey and tailored experience is created with our international clientele in mind. We pride ourselves on ensuring the highest quality of experiential travel, ensuring an authentic, immersive journey, impeccably executed and truly unforgettable.

Your resident guides, immensely proud of their home and heritage, seek to show you the true magnificence of Southern Africa and the Mother City. From outdoor escapades, both on land and in the sea, to discover the country’s wildlife, culture and history, and feasting on local culinary delights - our tours make every moment an exceptional memory.

As you travel with your own private guide, in the extreme comfort of your private luxury vehicle, we strive to go beyond the tourist traps in search of what makes this destination so extraordinary. With your preferences taken into consideration, our itineraries are carefully curated to design a journey completely unique to you.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your dates

Nestled in Kommetjie, a beautiful seasid... more
From $400 / night
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From $600 / night
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out

Questions?

What's included?
Accommodation, guiding, airport transfers, breakfast daily, transport, drinks and snacks on surf missions, entrance fees into national parks, South African Braai (barbecue) experience
What's not included?
All other meals and drinks, transport outside of (before & after) daily surf missions, purchases of a personal nature, travel insurance, and flights.
Can I add on experiences such as Safaris?
Yes, any custom activity can be arranged for an added cost. Please inquire for pricing.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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Exclusive experiences
We have a roster of amazing, one-off trips in the works.
Each week brings something new to discover. We have a roster of amazing, one-off experiences in the works.