Bloubergstrand, which is ten minutes from Cape Town's city centre, is the perfect place to learn the worlds fastest growing and most exciting adventure activity, kite-boarding. Bloubergstrand is South Africa's premier venue for high performance windsurfing and kite-boarding with conditions ranging from ripping, side shore wave sailing to strong wind and flat water blasting. During spring and summer the Cape is exposed to the strong South-Easterly wind (known as the "Cape Doctor" because it blows away the pollution), which arises as a spin-off from anticyclones deep in the Southern ocean.
It arrives at the peninsula by way of False Bay, its velocity is boosted by the "corner effect" round Cape Point. One arm of the South-Easter sweeps around the eastern flanks of Table Mountain, where it picks up moisture from the warm Indian ocean of False Bay, this helps to keep the vegetation green through the heat of summer. The South-Easter continues on around Devil's Peak, before descending on the city bowl. Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, can be seen quite clearly from the beach at Blouberg. Its a pity that Kite-boarding was not available when Madiba was incarcerated. Kite-boarding to Robben Island is a guaranteed adrenaline rush that will last. See the accommodation we have available in Bloubergstrand.