Kitesurfing holidays in Africa

Home to the most iconic kitesurfing city on the planet – Cape Town – Africa has the jewel in the crown… But there is plenty else on offer too – kitesurfing Kenya can prove just as rewarding and a few degrees warmer, and Morocco in the north is home to several of the very best kitesurfing waves. And – speaking of waves – you might also have heard of Mauritius and One Eye… Yes, Africa has plenty to offer.

B4Kitesurf Zanzibar

B4 Kitesurfing life was different. Now, over the last three years, together with an international team of certified instructors and a local team of beach assistants, Elif and Tiago managed to open two schools at the famous B4 Beach Club and B4 Boutique and be the first IKO school and teach in multiple languages (Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, English, Swiss, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Arabic, and, most importantly, inspire and encourage students from all over the globe to change their lives by learning how to kitesurf at one of the most beginner kite spots in the world we know– Paje beach, Zanzibar.

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KBC – El Gouna

KBC El Gouna is a luxurious oasis surrounded by palm trees directly on the turquoise watersports lagoon and offers numerous places to relax. The entire infrastructure is designed with a lot of imagination and experience for kite surfers–and also wingfoilers-who want a comfortable holiday: compressors, pumpand setup service, rescue boat, beach staff, a big sweet water swimming pool, a yoga studio with seaview, two sun terraces, a massage studio, free WIFI, a games room, a kids playground, a nice bar and delicious restaurant.

KBC has been in El Gouna since 2000, making it one of the two oldest kite centres onsite. The pleasant, family atmosphere is remarkable, which is so appreciated by many regular guests who return year after year.If you don't want to leave anything to chance on your well-deserved kite holiday and are also looking for a wonderful place with plenty of variety for your non-kiting companion, the KBC is the place for you. 

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KBC Dakhla

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 watersports centre 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 centre via a footpath in two minutes and will be greeted by our friendly team. The large sun terrace with deck chairs is the centre 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.

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Temple Point Resort – Kenya

At Temple Point Resort we offer “Just Go and Kite”- Carefree Service. We take care of all the boring stuff from the second you arrive: Safely store your kite equipment in the Resort with 24/7 security. We bring and set up all your kites & gear when you arrive at the kite spot, pack up your gear and bring it all safely back to storage. You can have a drink as we wash and dry all your equipment after every session and clean, dry, fold and neatly pack your gear ready for departure. 

Safety: We offer boat support and rescue either from partners or the hotel kite-boat as well as first aid kits on the beach, an emergency phone, and transport at hand.

Beach assistance: Our staff and our partners makes sure that there is always someone available to help with: launching & landing kites (tube and foil), give you local knowledge and information about the kitespot, help with tangled lines, switching boards or kites, and anything else needed.

Kite shop & repair: We have kite clothes, reef-safe sun protection and zinc sticks as well as kite parts and repair service options. Our two partners sell Duotone and Slingshot gear in their shops.

Food & Drink on the kite spots: Some kite spots have restaurants and bars and some don't. But don't worry, we’ve got you covered as we make sure you always get cold drinks, fruit, fresh coconut, and snacks no matter where you kite!

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Dakhla Surf Hotels

If the sound of 300+ days of wind guaranteed on an outstanding blue lagoon as if it were architecturally designed as a playground for watermen and women alike doesn’t sell it, perhaps the welcoming warmth of the Moroccan sun, ancient culture and tranquillity might. Experience what nature has to offer, as you ride alongside flamingos and dolphins surrounded by desert sand. This 45 km long stretch of lagoon runs parallel to the Atlantic ocean, providing perfect and never ending kitesurf conditions. For an out of this world experience, Dakhla is easily accessible, only a few hours flight from Europe. 

Dakhla Surf Hotels offers a choice of 5 hotels for the best surf spots in Dakhla – Dakhla Attitude, Westpoint, Lagoon Energy and PK25. 

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Ocean Vagabond – Dakhla

Dakhla Lassarga is the link between the Atlantic Ocean and the lagoon. The unique location means riders have benefits from the windy lagoon and magic waves ocean side. Experts to beginners have the versatility to choose the conditions they want to experience and this desert oasis is only 25 minutes from Dakhla town and airport.

Ocean Vagabond’s Surf Camp is located right on the beach, offering rentals, tuition and an onsite bar and restaurant. For kiters who want to improve their strapless wave riding, one of the longest clean waves in Morocco can be found here, while beginners have the perfect opportunity to get to grips with things in the flat water lagoon side. Exo lodges and simple beach accommodation with fabulous sea views are just meters away from the water – a perfect nature retreat. 

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Mauritius is heaven for water sports enthusiasts. As a kitesurfer, this is definitely a place you should tick on your bucket list. No other spot in the world is so diverse, combining all the conditions you may dream of in just one spot. ION CLUB Le Morne has provided our guests with perfect conditions in this all-around location for kitesurfing. We have five points sales and different services. For beginners, you will find your next playground at ION CLUB Kite Lagoon, a perfect place to learn to kitesurf and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Obviously, for more experimented kitesurfers who prefer to freeride or freestyle, you can also enjoy the blue water of this lagoon and this breathtaking scenery. Waves are also breaking on the reef about 400m from the shore, and there is everything you want to imagine from entry to expert level. Here you will find all dreaming kitesurf conditions: from the shallow water lagoon the Small Reef or the famous wave spot “One-Eye” in the southwest of Mauritius. ION CLUB Le Morne is a perfect spot with perfect conditions for all levels. You will absolutely love this place.

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Do you know Cape Verde and its Morabeza*?

Here, the wind remains constant until April, so it's a great opportunity to enjoy the excellent conditions and spend time learning or progressing with our ION CLUB Sal team on the water! Our two centres are a perfect meeting point to go riding in different spots. ION CLUB Santa Maria centre is located on the beautiful beach of the fishing town. It’s the ideal place to go kitesurfing if you have an advanced level. Its unlimited water and soft sand offer perfect conditions to surf the Santa Maria vibe. If you have beginner or intermediate levels, you will love kiting at Kite Beach, 5 – 6 min by car from our centre .

The spot in front of the ION CLUB Santa Maria is offshore wind from the left, only adapted for experienced kitesurfers. Cape Verde is one of the best destinations for waves. The whole coast offers the best spots in the world for waves, and there are some for all levels. It will be your next playground for sure!

2023 starts with a new member of the ION CLUB family, Matchu Lopes – kitesurfing world champion 2016 and vice world champion 2022. He is a native of the country, and we are very proud to have him as our ION CLUB Sal Ambassador. You might see him on and around the spots until the end of the season.

(*motto from Cape Verde, it's a lifestyle that combines a sense of welcome, a gentle way of life, happiness, laughter and freedom of the heart and mind.)

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High Five & The Mystic House – Cape Town

Your ultimate kitesurf destination, right at the beachfront in Cape Town.

High Five Kitesurfschool is the best and most fun kitesurfschool in Cape Town and Langebaan. The only IKO Pro Center around Cape Town, with 20 years of local knowledge. We teach in small groups (private kitesurf lessons or max 2 people per instructor) in the best locations with flat water (Langebaan lagoon). English, German, Dutch, Spanish and Italian speaking IKO kite board instructors.

If you’re an advanced kitesurfer or pro, join us for epic downwinders or sunset sessions in front of the Mystic House. There will always be a group of like-minded kiters to share your experience with. Join our WOO leaderboard and share the ocean with our friends and Mystic team riders. Pro clinics available.

The Mystic House is your place to stay when you love watersports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, surfing and SUP.
Here’s some reasons to stay…the best kitesurf spot in the world, on our doorstep; kitesurf, surf and SUP lessons and rentals with our High Five Kitesurfschool; storage for your gear, Friday braaiday (BBQ night); Kite and surf trips to other awesome spots; paragliding, skydiving, wakeboarding, etc. 

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Dakhla Evasion – Morroco

Dakhla Evasion brings you an incredible kitesurfing spot. Go kitesurfing, windsurfing and so much more in Dakhla’s dream setting.

The constant year round wind conjures up magic blowing, so whether you’re new to kitesurfing in Dakhla or an addict, don’t miss out! There are spots for all abilities and tastes from the fantastic lagoon to the nearby Atlantic Ocean packed with incredible wave spots. The Dakhla Evasion team provides introductory and advanced courses in one of the world’s best spots, organises weekly downwind sessions and excursions to ride the ocean’s waves.

The Dakhla Evasion hotel lies between the sea and desert on the lagoon, sheltered from the wind by the sand dunes it stands on.We provide a range of services and facilities so you can make the most of your kitesurfing break in Dakhla in Morocco. Our hotel lies in a spectacular setting with 32 bungalows which fit into the environment perfectly, located on the lagoon and. Your kitesurfing stay is all-inclusive and full-board. All our bungalows have quality bedding, duvets, pillows and towels to provide you with the ultimate in comfort.

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ION Club – Various Destinations

Having fun on the water means so much more than just kite- or windsurfing. We do our best every day to make a variety of surfing sports available to you, and all have two things in common. The challenge with the elements in nature and endless fun with like-minded people. We offer kitesurfing trips in destinations within: Canary Islands, Cape Verde Islands, Caribbean, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Spain,Turkey and Greece.

Our kite and windsurf instructors are certified by IKO and VDWS, teach with professional equipment from ION, Fanatic and Duotone as well as other safety elements such as the B2B two-way radio, jet skis and lifeboats. They are always there for you, safe and reliable, in a familiar, relaxed atmosphere on site.

We are an internationally grown team all passionate about our sports, and with 35 years of valuable experience. With passion and lifestyle, individualists and characters, action and excitement, enjoyment and freedom, culture and friendship, nature and diversity, respect and sustainability, we want to celebrate and live with you for the next 30 years.

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KiteGlobing – Mauritius

Bel Ombre is located in the south-west of Mauritius and remains an original fishing town. The KiteGlobing Center is located at the end of Bel Ombre, near the 5 star Hotel Telfair. The Center is led by passionate kitesurfers Kathrin and Maxell and they do everything to make guests feel at home.

The spot is suited for beginners, advanced and all in between, and uses the latest North equipment. The spacious lagoon has flat water as well as waves. It's even ideal for families, being only a few steps from the hotels and the C Beach Club that has everything ranging from a pool with sun-beds and facilities such as clean changing rooms with warm water, restaurant, beach loungers, bar, table tennis equipment, a volleyball court and much more. There is plenty of storage space and a rescue boat. Surfing and SUP is also available for a small fee (free of charge for the kitesurf guests!)

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RIHFLY DAKHLA Sport Center is on Dragon Beach at a spot called the ‘Point of the Dragon' in Dakhla's lagoon. It's open all year round offering kitesurfing lessons, material rental, repair workshop, surf shop and many kitesurfing activities and excursions.

Our main spot is a small lagoon inside Dakhla's bay that ends at the Dragon Island, big enough for everybody to learn, try some new tricks and have fun.

Dakhla is well known for its constant and steady wind that blows over 300 days per year. All the instructors are IKO certified monitors and the sport center works with the latest Cabrinha material and NP accessories. RIHFLY DAKHLA Sport Center is the best option to spend the best WIND HOLIDAYS ever. JOIN US!

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