About Noordhoek Beach, S.Africa
In between Noordhoek and Kommetjie lies the beautiful unspoilt Noordhoek Beach with its perfect waves that range between 1-3m with flat sections in between. The waves are long with perfect barrels for surfing. The beach is wide, horseshoe curved and 8km long which runs from Chapmans Peak to Kommetjie. The water is crystal clear, but cold. The beach is spacious and wide enough for land kiting. It is a super spot to learn but beware of the rocks to the north. In summer, the wind is mostly S to SE. The 'Cape Doctors' SE wind can get very strong at times up to 40 knots. The NW is usually accompanied by bad weather, it is mostly a winter wind and is less reliable but steady when it does come through. The wind tends to pick up in the mornings and gets stronger towards the afternoon. It is recommended to get to the beach early if strong winds are predicted. The wind is good all year round but best from November to April with wind directions ranging from SE, S to NW.
Traveling to Noordhoek Beach, S.Africa
Noordhoek lies just south of Cape Town and is a short drive to Hout Bay. The Cape Town International Airport is approximately 43km from Noordhoek. Car Rentals are available at the airport.
Facilities At Noordhoek Beach, S.Africa
About half way between Noordhoek and Kommetjie lie the remains of the Kakapo shipwreck which has been preserved in the sand since 1900.
Take a drive to the Table Mountain National Park via the Chapman's Peak Drive, known as 'Chappies' by the locals. It runs from Noordhoek to Hout Bay and is also the route for the famous Cape Argus Cycle Race. The 9km route with its 114 curves can be subject to temporary road closures in adverse weather conditions.
The beach is perfect for land kiting, kitesurfing, jogging, angling, surfing, body boarding or romantic beach walks. There are ablutions and parking available at the beach. For a great nightlife, head to the city of Cape Town. Recommended restaurants in the area are the Beach Road Bistro, Skebanga's and the Red Herring. The Kleinhoek luxury self catering accommodation is highly recommended, contact Hilka Birns, firstname.lastname@example.org