Kitesurfing Schools Directory

Durban | Cape Town | Langebaan | Knysna | Port Elizabeth

We have created a directory of reputable kitesurfing schools in South Africa for anyone who is looking for kitesurfing lessons, and isn’t sure where to start. These schools are all IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) compliant, and have one or more IKO certified instructors. They will provide you with all the training equipment needed for your lessons and will advise you on what kiteboarding gear you should consider buying when you are ready.
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This directory is a work in progress, so if we haven’t listed any kiteboarding schools in your area, please let us know, and we will advise you on the best choices and add them to the list. If you have a kiteboarding school or you are a kitesurfing instructor offering lessons and feel you should be listed, please contact us with your details so we can consider adding you to this directory.



Kitesports started as one of the first IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) fully recognised Kiteboarding schools in South Africa and was the first to introduce teaching with two way radios. It has since built a reputation for its outstanding quality and service and sets the way forward for the highest level of teaching in the safest and quickest way possible. From starting as a single kitesurfing school in Durban, Kitesports has grown into a network of schools around Southern Africa, currently offering kiteboarding lessons in Durban, Jeffreys Bay, Port Elizabeth, Sterkfontein Dam and Mozambique.

Address: Shop 1, Umdloti Centre, South Beach Road, Umdloti, Durban, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 31 568 2644
School: +27 (0) 82 572 4163

Ocean2Air Kitesurfing

As founders of Ocean2air Kitesurfing – brothers Rob and Bruce Chrystal were pioneers of the sport which originated in the late 90s. They have combined their wealth of knowledge and experience with the IKO program to develop a comprehensive lessons program that provides an easy stepping stone into this awesome sport. This program allows students to progress at their own pace whilst constantly teaching them the necessary skills to get them up and riding in the easiest manner.

Robs experience on the South African Kitesurfing Circuit also allows riders to do advanced lessons with him and take their riding to the next level. As one of the top wave riders in SA he is now offering advanced and entry level lessons in the surf where he makes use of the helmet radio and Go-pro Camera to allow riders to maximise their lesson experience.

Address: 5 Forest Drive, La Lucia, Durban, South Africa
Tel: 031 562 8886
School: +27 82 880 1888

Squadron Kite Boarding

Squadron Kite Boarding was born in 2006 as the need for a specialised kite boarding company arose out of Dolphin Dreams Adventures. We specialise in high quality kite boarding and surfing equipment with all accessories included. The online shop makes us easy accessible and keeps our prices sharp. Professional training is provided for all adventure sports. So visit our website for all your kite boarding and surfing equipment.

Address: Lindsay Drive, Glen Ashley, Durban, South Africa
Tel: +27 (0) 79 969 7955

Cape Town

Cabrinha Kitesurfing School Cape Town

Cabrinha Kiteboarding Cape Town has over ten years of experience and knowledge teaching kitesurfing lessons. With all IKO qualified instructors, the latest equipment, radio helmets and no more than two students per instructor, we guarantee a rapid progression!

Our lessons are based in Big Bay and we offer day trips to the beautiful Langebaan lagoon, with free transport included. So if you are a complete novice who would like to get into this sport and lifestyle, or someone who wants to improve their riding, come and learn with us!

Address: Shop 53A Eden On The Bay Shopping Centre, Cnr Otto Du Plessis & Sir David Baird Drive, Bloubergstrand, Cape Town, 7441, South Africa
Tel: (021) 5541729 (shop & School)
Cell: 072 213 2588

Best Kiteboarding Africa

Best Kiteboarding School is based at Kite Beach, Cape Town, South Africa. In conjunction with BestKiteboardingAfrica Shop, we offer kiteboarding lessons from beginner lessons through to advanced. Private one on one lessons are also available. With highly qualified and experienced IKO level 2 Instructors, we focus on starting or improving your kiteboarding experience with top quality training, great products and after-sales service. With over 10 years of teaching experience we can tailor the lesson to suit your individual needs.
Brands: Best Kiteboarding, DaKine, Xcel wetsuits

Address: Shop 1 Portico Building, Athens Road,Tableview, 7441
Tel: +27 (0)21 556 2765
School Tel: +27 (0)76 591 6069

Surfstore Africa School

Welcome to Surfstore Africa, Cape Town’s Premier Watersport School offering the highest standards of Kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Surfing and Kite Buggy lessons every day, 365 days a year. With its enthusiastic team, Surfstore Africa is the leading Beach & Water Sports School in Cape Town, providing courses for all, from complete beginners to experts whilst always having fun! Surfstore Africa is proud to be rated as one of the safest Beach & Water Sports Academies Worldwide! Luck has nothing to do with this! The reason why taking Kitesurfing, Stand Up Paddling (SUP), Surfing or Kite-Buggy courses with Surfstore Africa is the safest way to learn is due to a combination of:

  • Tuition ONLY in safe exclusive spots, away from the crowd and with shallow water
  • Highest standards of teaching methodologies
  • Exclusive use of the newest and safest equipment
  • All equipment check and maintenance done daily
  • Qualified and experienced instructors

Address: Nautilus Shopping Centre, Unit 8, Capricorn Beach, cnr Sanderling Road and Baden Powell dr., ZA-7945, Muizenberg, Cape Town South Peninsula
GPS: Latitude: -34.09921|Longitude: 18.48844
Tel: +27 21 788 50 55


Constantly Kiting, Professional Kitesurfing School Langebaan

Since 2007 Constantly Kiting had been one of South Africa’s fastest growing and most recognized kiteboarding schools, with a great reputation for Safety and the ability to adapt to their students needs.

Training students from beginner to Advance, wave riding and new tricks, we cover all aspects to make sure we offer you the best in Kitesurfing training. Our key role within the South African kitesurfing industry is to train each and every one of our students to the best level of our both IKO and BKSA qualified instructors who take their work seriously.

Based in Langebaan, South Africa we offer accommodation and a full range of gear for sale, and are more than happy to talk you through what can be achieved within this sport. Working with Airush kitesurfing, Reef wetsuits and Cape Dr boards we are up to date with what is needed for the day.

Address: 144 Main Road, Langebaan, South Africa 
Tel: +27 (0) 73 071 3878
School Tel: +27 (0) 73 071 3878


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  2. Chad de Wet says:

    Im sittin in Barcelona on my mac listening to Bakermats remix of goldfish… check it out. Insane mix oaks… I am a Yacthy that has this dream to arrive in the caribbean in a year from now and kite some of the best spots known to man… My plan is to rock up in CT next year this time and commit myself to a kite course taking me from beginner to instructor. I am not sure how long this will take but time is not the issue nor is money… I am looking for a school that is going to provide me with accommodation, professionally equipped with all the right kit and the right environment that suites this life style we all pursue.

    All I am asking is for a price from beginner to instructor, a time frame and list of facilities that you include.

    please send info to address provided!

    Have an amazing summer back home guys cuz I’m freezing my £%$6 off in the Med! Peace be the journey!

    • Hey Chad, thanks for touching base mate! it seems we have a few things in common, since I spent a number of years in the Super Yacht industry and on smaller yachts… ;-)

      Your plan sounds great… and Cape Town is probably the best spot in South Africa to do what you are planning, as this is where instructor certification takes place. Although I have heard that there is no longer a permanent instructor trainer based in CT, so you may have to get your timing right with course dates etc.

      Your best bet is to contact any or all of the schools listed on this page in the Cape Town section and tell them your plans. From there you can decide which one can accommodate your requests the best.

      I hope this helps, and best of luck!


  3. Luis De Almeida says:

    My wife and I are based in Maputo (Mozambique) and are keen to go on a kite surfing holiday with our four 4 children aged 23; 14; and a pair of 12 year old twins. We have zero kite surfing experience but would love to learn and hopefully have loads of fun. Any suggestions on suitable beginer options / affordable
    packages within a day’s drive from Maputo?

    • Hi Luis,

      Under the circumstances, the best and closest place that comes to mind where you can safely learn with a qualified instructor is probably Durban. I know back in the day, the Kitesports guys in Durban were running a school or lessons at least up in Maputo, but I’m not sure if they are still doing that. Their contact details are at the top of this page if you want to ask them.

      But since you want to actually go on holiday, you could consider Durban. In that case, get in touch with either Kitesports and/or Ocean2Air (contact details at the top of this page as well) . Let them know Brendon from inMotion Kitesurfing recommended them… ;-)

      Another great place to learn kiteboarding would be Langebaan in the Cape, but that’s going to be a bit far for you., There you have more chance of wind and they’ve got nice flat water.

      Other than that, nothing else comes to mind. Richards Bay would be closer, but I’m not aware of any schools up there, and it isn’t the easiest place to learn.

      I hope this helps, but if you have any other questions, feel free to ask… and let us know how you get along…


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    We have the most professional and experienced Instructors, all IKO certified. Costa Kite lessons are fun, safe and easy!

    With us, you will learn much faster, easier and safer!

    We have a wide range of courses at all levels and adapted to all situations. All our instructors are (International Kiteboarding organization) certified and we use 2014 NEW GEAR for all of our courses.

    With us you will feel right at home!

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    We are looking to identify a partner who is willing to lease/rent the property completely with all the fittings and fixtures could be offering the service as a JV partner, service provider or who even take over management of the hotel.
    If this proposal is of interest you, we would like to explore various options available for such facility. If this is of interest I would like to hear from you. You can reach me on or my Mobile: +94 772 48 48 48.
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