About Platboom Beach, S.Africa
Platboom Beach is located in the middle of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve on the Southern Peninsula. It is around the corner from Cape Point which is the most south-westerly point of Africa and is a wild area. With it's white sandy beach and glassy, crystal clear water, it is a very popular spot for kitesurfing and windsurfing. It does not only have a stunning landscape but also amazing wave riding conditions. It is known as the "Cape of Storms". The waves get huge here and the swell tends to pick up first before any other spot. Be careful of the rip, which can get dangerous if you ditch your kite in the water. The banks and tide always change and therefore makes it a challenging spot and is recommended for advanced riders only. The conditions are best on a low tide when the waves form on the sand bar. There are rocks on either side of this tiny beach which makes it difficult at times to enter and exit the water. In case you run into difficulties, you can exit on the Bozo beach further downwind which is a larger sandy beach. The beach faces SW and the best wind directions therefore would be the SE, SW or NW, we don't recommend you try kite there on any other direction. The Southern Peninsula is known to be more dangerous than the Northern Peninsula and therefore it is only recommended for more experienced riders. The beach is situated in a reserve, you will see animals roaming on the beach such as baboons, buck and ostrich.
Traveling to Platboom Beach, S.Africa
Platboom Beach is an hours drive from the centre of Cape Town and approximately 60km to the Cape Town International Airport. Car Rentals are available at the airport
Facilities At Platboom Beach, S.Africa
There are no facilities on the beach and the closest accommodation places are available in the nearby towns of Noordhoek, Muizenberg and Simon's Town. Activities in the area include windsurfing, kitesurfing, game viewing and excellent hiking trails.