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Enjoy an unforgettable water sports adventure in South Africa where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet!

The Indian and Atlantic Oceans come together at the capes of South Africa and offer a wide variety of water sports options. The Okavango Delta to the north of the country is another unique body of water to explore. Lakes and lagoons are great for kayaking and splashing about on a hot day. Find a certified guide of Explore-Share.com and start planning a unique water sports adventure in South Africa!

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FAQs: Water Sports in South Africa

What should I know about Water Sports South Africa?

South Africa’s diversity is great for outdoor adventures and water sports are no exception. The amazing Atlantic and Indian Ocean coastlines are breathtaking for surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, diving, and whale-watching. Furthermore, South Africa’s rivers boast amazing Class II to Class IV rapids for those that prefer rafting. And any water sports adventure in South Africa is also a unique way to experience the rich wildlife that will surely stun you, whether you are paddling or taking a dip!

Why should I choose South Africa for my Water Sports adventure?

Amazing coastline

KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, Durban, and Port Elizabeth are popular spots for water sports such as surfing, boarding, and even kayaking on the ocean.

Breathtaking rivers

South Africa's rivers are great for whitewater rafting adventures. Some of the best rivers for rafting in South Africa include Ash River, Orange River, Umkomaas, and Blyde River.

Lakes and Lagoons

One of the great things about South Africa is the wildlife, and on Lake St Lucia, Lake Sibaya and the Kosi system you can enjoy kayaking, canoeing and catching sight of crocodiles and hippos!

What can I expect from the weather in South Africa?

The climate in South Africa varies depending on the region. The central plateau has hot summers and cold winters, while the coast has a distinctly Mediterranean climate and is mild throughout the year. Most of the country experiences rainfall in the summer.

Which language is predominantly spoken in South Africa?

Zulu, Xhosa, Afrikaans, English and several others.

What currency is accepted in South Africa?

South African rand (ZAR)

How can I get to South Africa?

Cape Town International Airport (CPT), the King Shaka International Airport (DUR), in Durban, or the O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), in Johannesburg are the most common international airports in South Africa.

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