Continent
Africa
Country
South Africa
Next Big City
Capetown
Next Town
Port Beaufort, Witsand
 
Type:
Ocean, Lagoon, River Mouth
Rider Ability:
Beginner, Intermediate, Expert
Features:
Parking

Water

Type:
Shallow, Flat, Chop, Small wave, Medium wave
Hazards:
None
Quality:
Cloudy
Best Tide:
No information

Extremely flat water behind the sandy spit in the Breede River estuary. And on low tide more sandbars appear offering even more areas with very flat water. The ocean side has small to medium waves.

Beach

Type:
Sand
Size:
Big
Hazards:
None
Beach Users:
None

Big sandy spit with lots of space.

Wind

Best Months:
January, February, October, November, December
Wind Type:
Thermal
Best Direction:
E, ESE, SE
Main Direction:
E, ESE, SE

Main direction is SE, so it blows into the river mouth. This means, the ocean side has onshore winds and the river side has offshore winds.



How to get there

Transport
Car
Access
Short walk

About 250 km (4 hours) from Cape Town eastwards. It's the Breede River estuary. The nearest towns being Swellendam and Heidelberg. Distances by road from these towns are 61 and 46 km respectively. Swellendam is 224 km east of Cape Town on the N2 highway. Access to the estuary is through Bredasdorp, Swellendam and Heidelberg. There are no bridges below the National Road (N2) and the lowest crossing point is the Malgas pont, 36 km upstream from the mouth. This is one of the last ponts in operation in South Africa. The northern side of the estuary (Port Beaufort and Witsand) has access along a tar road whereas access to the southern side (Infanta Village) is along a gravel road. On the west side of Saint Sebastian Bay.

Extra information

Rules
None

Nightlife

No information