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Fantastic Surf Camp in South Africa

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer included

They say salt water can cure anything, and a week of catching waves, chilling on the beach, and toasting the sunset at one of the most iconic surf locations in the world and the home of the perfect wave is definitely an antidote for the stresses of daily life or simply a recipe to have the time of your life. Soak up the sunshine, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere, and let Son Surf School take you there, Jeffreys Bay, the place of dreaming!

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  • Surf lessons and theory
  • Use of surfboards and wetsuits
  • Day trip to the Addo Elephant Park
  • Guided tour of surf spots and the town of Jeffreys Bay
  • Visit to Surfboard Shaping Bay
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


10 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Afrikaans
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
Airport transfer included: Port Elizabeth Airport
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Situated literally on the doorstep of the best right hand point break in the world - Super Tubes, Jeffreys Bay will astound you. Guests from all over the world choose to stay at African Perfection including some of the best and famous professional surfers which stay here during the WSL Corona Open, held here once a year.

This classically styled guesthouse offers eight en-suite rooms, individually decorated with a distinct and celebrated African sentiment. Featuring private balconies, with epic views of Super Tubes Point, Supertubes, African Perfection is ideal for guests who prefer a quiet, exclusive getaway.

All suites are serviced daily by the friendly staff and laundry services are offered.


Never caught a wave before? No problem - you don't have to be a surfer to join this camp, but Son Surf School can and will gladly help you become one. The coaching protocols are comprehensive and they cater for all levels and abilities - beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The instructors (ISA and SSA-accredited) will teach you everything from guided tours to catching your first wave, surf etiquette, water safety, video analysis, and much more.

Beginner lesson

The reason Son Surf School starts off with beginner surfers on longboards is because they are easier. The longer and wider a surfboard, the more stable and forgiving it is. It will, however, be more tricky to carry and turn. As your skills improve, you will be able to ride a smaller board.

After one lesson, your feet should have touched the board for at least two seconds. Each person has their own skill level and depending on fitness, age, flexibility, mindset and what you ate for dinner the night before, so you will achieve different results. Most people will stand in their first lesson, others take two or three. Few people stand on their very first wave. The most important thing is that you have fun and don’t hurt yourself. Son Surf School will do their best to instruct, motivate, and encourage you to surf your best from the very beginning.

Intermediate Lesson

Duration is 90 minutes (water time)


Included Wetsuit & Board (good range of long boards, fun boards with a bit of extra volume down to high performance short boards for the more experience)


Our Intermediate Lessons take place at a surf spot called "Kitchen Windows" which is a "A" frame point break very close to the main beach break in Jeffreys Bay.

Student(s) and Instructor before entering the water will go over the break together - discuss all the ins and outs and relevant details. From there go over the students goals and areas in need of improvement.Paddle out into the line up at backline and surf "Green" / unbroken waves off the point After the water time - a quick debrief on things learnt, what needs practice and a recap of some of the great waves!

Advanced lesson

Coaching for the advanced surfer includes filming, video analysis, and contest strategy.


Son Surf School provides surfboards and wetsuits as a part of the lesson at no extra cost. They have a wide range to choose from so you don’t have to worry about bringing your own. They also cater for all shapes, ages, and sizes.


Children and teenagers are 100% welcome (Son Surf School is very family oriented hence they wish to cater for family groups) - they have experience with children as young as 4 years old. That would be their youngest age (4 years old) as far as the surfing program is concerned. However, they can customise a package especially for for a family or a group, for example, 4 people but only 3 will be part of the surfing program.

Son Surf School will discount the package accordingly as there is one less person learning to surf (whether they are too young or other reasons).

Included excursions

Day trip to the Addo Elephant Park

  • Addo Elephant Park

If it is elephants you want to see, then head to Addo Elephant Park. Now South Africa's third largest national reserve, Addo Elephant National Park lies in the malaria-free Sundays River valley in the Eastern Cape, just over an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth and nine hours drive from Cape Town (817 kilometers).

The park stretches from the semi-arid karoo of the north, over the Zuurberg Mountains and down through the Sundays River valley to the coast, to between the mouths of the Sundays and Bushman's rivers.

Addo is home to one of the densest African Elephant populations on earth, roughly 550 of them. They once roamed the entire continent. By 1979, there were only 1.3 million African elephants left, and in 1989 they were added to the international list of the most endangered species, with only sixteen left in the Greater Addo area

More recently the Addo Elephant National Park has expanded to become the only park in the world to lay claim to Africa's 'Big 7' - elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, southern right whale, and great white shark. It has done this by expanding along the coast from the Sundays River mouth towards Alexandria, and by adding an offshore marine reserve that includes St Croix Island and Bird Island, both essential breeding grounds for penguins and gannets. St Croix has the largest African penguin colony in the world.

Other included excursions

  • Visit to JBay surf village
  • Visit to Surfboard Shaping Bay (local shaper and legend) to witness how a surfboard comes to life


Kelvin Zehmke


This surf camp will take place in Jeffreys Bay, South Africa. Jeffreys Bay is one of the most idyllic and learner-friendly surfing locations in the country. A host of some of the best waves in the world awaits you - up to 10 world class breaks and of course, Jeffreys Bay is home of the best right-hand surf break in the world!

Ranked number six on World Surf League, international surfers flock to catch the legendary waves in this, a paradise of sunshine, aloes, dolphins, shells, perfect points, and classic reefs. Surfers and others who found it hard to leave such an idyllic spot have turned Jeffreys Bay into a year-round fun place to be, creating a thriving local craft industry besides the surf shops on just about every corner.

The wave is not too powerful, so it's perfect to begin on. There are no rocks or reef to hurt yourself on. There are no strong rips. When the wind blows, strong side currents do occurs, so it's always good to keep a beach marker and move back to that when veering off too far. Beach access is easy with lots of open parking. Jeffreys Bay is a short drive from Port Elizabeth (75 kilometers).


  • Supertubes surf break, 50 meters - 1 minute's walk
  • SPAR food store - 4 minutes' walk
  • Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) - 45 minutes' drive
  • St Francis Bay, 28 kilometers



  • Horse riding
  • Surfing
  • Zip lining


  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Pet friendly


  • Bicycle rental
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Room cleaning


During this camp, you will only be served breakfasts. However, Jeffreys Bay has an awesome selection of restaurants, coffee shops, local craft beers, and proudly South African chow! There are Nina's Real Food, InFood Bakery & Deli, J-Bay Bru Co, Kitchen Windows Beach Restaurant, just to name a few.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

A visit to Penguin Rehabilitation Center

You can visit the rehabilitation center for free in Cape St. Francis.

Tour of Tsitsikamma National Park

On a tour of Tsitsikamma National Park, you will walk through an old 800-year-old forest of endemic endemic yellowwood trees. You will explore diverse coastlines and hit the array of hiking trails. The park is home to numerous mammals, reptiles, and vast amount of different bird species, including the very rare Tauraco and sunbird. Meanwhile, numerous amenities including restaurants, chalets, shops, campsites, and adventure tour operators ensure a comfortable and versatile trip to sitsikamma National Park.

Whale watching

This excursion departs from Port St Francis, the main hub of South Africa’s calamari fisheries. Out into the bay, you will cruise up the coast taking in the beauty of the scenic reserve, sand dunes, and beaches along the way.

August through to November, they experience a high success rate providing close encounters with Southern right and humpback whales who visit the waters on their annual migration south. They can often be seen putting on a spectacular show swimming with the numerous pods of dolphin who reside here year round along with penguins, seals, and a variety of other bird and marine life.

Trips are an hour and a quarter in length and can be enjoyed by anyone keen on an outstanding marine experience. Party and corporate cruises are also available on request and are tailored to suit.

Other activities

  • Abseiling
  • Archery
  • Beach walks
  • Beer tasting (local craft beers)
  • Bow shooting (archery)
  • Bungee jumping (Bloukrans)
  • Canal and river cruises
  • Golf (links course plus many more)
  • Horse riding
  • Quad biking
  • Sandboarding
  • Sky diving
  • Tsitsikamma National Park walking tour
  • Visiting the Penguin Rehabilitation Center in Cape St Francis
  • Water parks
  • Whale watching (boat) and canal tour
  • Ziplining (Storms River) as well as epic hiking trails and white rafting

What's included

  • Surf lessons and theory
  • Use of boards and wetsuits during the lessons and off time
  • Day trip to the Addo Elephant Park
  • Guided tour of surf spots and the town of Jeffreys Bay
  • Visit to Surfboard Shaping Bay (local shaper and legend)
  • 10 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Access to Wi-Fi and DStv (satellite)
  • 40% discount at Billabong surf store
  • Airport transfer to and from Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)

What's not included

  • Flights from your location to Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ)
  • Visa for your travel
  • Additional sightseeing / activities
  • Other meals
  • Car hire / transport in and around Jeffreys Bay
  • Photographer (photos priced individually)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ). Pickup from Port Elizabeth International Airport (PLZ) is included in the package.

Airport: Port Elizabeth Airport Airport transfer included: Port Elizabeth Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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