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3 Days Surf Camp South Africa

  • Surf Camp South Africa, Da Gama Way, Cape St. Francis, Eastern Cape, South Africa

South Africa Surf Camp

If you want to learn to surf with the most enthusiastic instructors at a pristine beach with a perfect setting for beginners, this is definitely the surf camp for you. The instructors at Surf Camp South Africa will make sure that you have fun learning and trying to surf, no matter what you level is. Your ultimate and genuine moments on the board will be captured by the surf camp photographer, so you can take home and keep the precious photos. The surf camp is a real community of surfers all around the world gathering together. You will definitely make friends with like-minded surfers and enjoy unforgettable memories here.


  • Qualified and dedicated instructors
  • A perfect package for beginners to learn to surf
  • Relax at the clean and safe Cape St. Francis beach
  • Chill out in the tropical sunlight at a unique seaside village
  • Immerse yourself in a friendly surfers community
  • Ultimate surf photos to take home
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Surf Camp South Africa has teamed up with Cape St. Francis Resort to offer beach style accommodation on the packages. They offer meals, but for those who would like to make a fire and relax in the covered dining area for a chilled out evening, you are welcome to use all the facilities on offer. The relaxed and comfortable beach style accommodation is where you can lay your head at night after a long day of surfing. The rooms offer basic services and include bed and bedding, TV, coffee, tea, fridge, bathroom with shower and toilet.

This 3-day progressive program at Surf Camp South Africa is designed for absolute beginners needing the basics of surfing or experienced surfers looking to brush up. There are 4 personalized lessons provided by professional surfers, in which you will learn to paddle, catch waves, stand up, drop into and ride the waves. You will also be explained how to read and understand the waves as well as learning surfing etiquette and surf culture. There is an extensive range of add-on activities for you to take part in, which will ensure an unforgettable holiday experience.

Surf Camp South Africa is situated between Plettenberg Bay and only a hour’s drive westerly from Port Elizabeth. It is also situated on the scenic Route 62 and at the gateway to the Garden Route. This unique seaside village, an exclusive paradise on the east coast of South Africa, boasts moderate temperatures that can be enjoyed all year round.

Nearby places

  • Port Elizabeth, 1 hour.
  • Boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Golf course nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Free Wi-Fi

Your experience does not have to be limited to surfing. Surf Camp South Africa is putting together some other great packages to keep all you adrenalin junkies busy for some time. No more than 1 hour away, you can enjoy skydiving, rock climbing, helicopter flips, hiking trails, black water tubing and one of the highest bungee jumps on the planet.

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 meals a day
  • All equipment
  • Surf photos
  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.


  • Review by George Barnard from Kent
    10 out of 10

    "It was an awesome experience. For me, it was always a pleasure dealing and being taught by someone who is very knowledgeable and has a passion for what they are doing. I highly recommend having some fun with Cody and his team."

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  • Review by a traveler from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "To Cody and his team: Thank you very very much for this memorable experience for my kids, and the pictures you sent me afterwards. Only problem is that my kids now want surf boards and want to start surfing!!! We will definitely see you again!"

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  • Review by Ferry M. from Netherlands
    10 out of 10

    "Best surf learner experience we could imagine! It is a mystery why this clean gentle and beautiful surf spot is still so undiscovered. Thanks Cody, thanks Dylan for making our surf experience so much fun and helping us with all your advise, tips and tricks, and knowledge of the local conditions! If you want to learn to surf in South Africa, pick Cape St. Francis above over crowded Jeffrey's. Cody, see you in Amsterdam. Let us know when you are heading our way! Cheers guys! "

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  • Review by Elzaan de Villiers from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "Cody's team was the best! You made it so easy and enjoyable for the kids to learn. This surf camp was exactly what they wanted this holiday."

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  • Review by a traveler from South Africa
    10 out of 10

    "This is a surf school that has truly mastered the art of instructing new surfers. If you want to learn to surf with the most enthusiastic, patient and authentic instructors in the country, this is definitely the surf camp for you. The pristine Cape St. Francis beach break provides the perfect setting for beginners. Nature made for surfing and suitable for all ages and abilities, this beach is clean, safe and is one of the most beautiful and popular beaches in South Africa. The instructors at Surf Camp South Africa have a solid history and credibility in the South African and the international surfing community, also in surf coaching and life saving, both in Australia and California. Their experience and dedication in coaching people in the water is unquestionable and it is evident when watching their lessons that safety and trust are of paramount importance to them. Cody and Andrew radiate an energy and love for surfing that is without a doubt infectious. They have an innate ability to assess individual talent and manage to engage the new surfer in the sport instantly. Their main aim is to have everyone standing up and having fun in their first lesson. Surf camp lessons are absolutely alive with enthusiasm, and masses of encouragement. There is no shortage of cheering, clapping and whistling for each and every effort made. They make it impossible not to have fun trying, regardless of your ability. Giving up is certainly not offered as an option, as the surfers are perpetually encouraged to paddle for just one more wave which very often results in the longest ride of the day and your instructor splashing and leaping around in the waves in excitement for your achievement. Their astounding success rate is second to none, as time after time, a new and happy face is seen proudly standing up and riding their first wave. A surf lesson is truly the gift that keeps on giving. It is said that, the feeling is only known to a surfer, and the look of electric excitement on the new surfers face is an unforgettable confirmation. All this is captured by the ever present surf camp photographer, so you can take home and keep the ultimate moments. Taking Cape St. Francis by storm, Surf Camp South Africa has attracted a huge following of local kids and parents, this is due to their consistent, reliable lessons and their energy and enthusiasm. They have year round support from local people, schools, businesses and international sponsors. There are also many international visitors who regularly join them for surf camps and lessons. Surf Camp South Africa is creating a great community atmosphere on the beach every weekend and bringing new surfers from all over the world together. The instructors at this outstanding surf camp will certainly be remembered by many people from around the world, young and old, as the surfers who taught them to surf."

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