Activity book and Spot guide Cape Town

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Velddrif Yzerfontein


Langebaan and Shark’s Bay are the most famous flat water spots of the Western Cape. Ideal for beginners and for (freestyle) flat water lovers! The scenery is beautiful and even if you are not in to flat water at all, its still worth the drive. About an hour and a half drive from Blouberg, just follow the R27 and you will be there in no time. Note: even though Shark’s Bay & Langebaan are next to each other, the conditions can differ a lot. Don’t wait for wind all day on one of the spots. It might blow on the other side of the lagoon! Check both for the best conditions during that day.



Something completely out of the ordinary is Velddrift. An area with canals and most likely the flattest water you have ever witnessed. A bit further up the road from Langebaan, you will find Velddrift. Follow the R27, on your right hand you will see the spot. Can be somewhat shallow but that’s what makes so super smooth.


This spot is about an hour and a half drive from Cape Town, near a place called Worcester. When the South Easter in Cape Town is blowing like a mad scientist...aka the Cape Doctor on steroids, then take a look at the Brandvlei dam. It is a very nice flat water spot in a beautiful scenery.