If you want an intensive kite holiday with lots of time on the water and an accompanying sports program, you will find everything you need in one place at KBC Dakhla. The fully equipped water sports center is on a wide sandy beach in the north of the lagoon. Right behind it, discreetly integrated into the hilly landscape, you will find the modern hotel complex Dakhla Club Hotel & Spa with swimming pool, fitness, mountain biking, wellness, yoga, and tasteful bungalows overlooking the lagoon. Strengthened by the breakfast buffet, you can reach the center via a footpath in two minutes and will be greeted by our friendly team. The large sun terrace with deck chairs is the center of the school, behind it the reception, the wonderful shop and rental, and the beach bar serving delicious snacks and cool drinks. There is guest storage, as well as showers and toilets.
Cloudless skies, heat, sand mountains and boulders, dusty roads and gnarled, dry plants… Western Sahara is not really a place conducive to life. However, an oasis for water sports enthusiasts has developed on the edge of the desert, on a large lagoon offering perfect conditions for kiting. It is one of the largest shallow water lagoons developed for kiters and wingfoilers in the world. The water is shallow for the first 50 meters, then gently turns into deep water and stretches into a wide flat-water runway as far as the eye can see – a paradise for all those who love downwind and upwind tours to small islands or to the famous “White Dune” of Dakhla. Beautiful tours with guide and escort boat are offered daily. On the other side of the approximately 40km long headland, you find a fantastic wave spot that you can reach in a 30-minute tour by car.
WHEN IS BEST TO GO?
Dakhla provides fantastic conditions all year round. The trade winds, which travel between the Canary Islands and Cape Verde over summer and winter, hit Dakhla all year round, so the wind blows constantly here for 320 days a year at around 15 to 22 knots. Coming from the northeast, the wind blows sideshore from the right and is intensified by the mountains in the backcountry, as the wind is forced through like a funnel. In the morning, the wind usually shifts a few degrees from northeast to north-northeast and then becomes more and more constant.
In addition to kiting, KBC Dakhla offers a sporting leisure program: yoga, strength-building or relaxing yoga at sunset (daily at 18:30), relaxation by the pool, but also aqua cycling and beach volleyball by the pool, SUP paddling on the lagoon and mountain bike and quad tours.