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Getting There

How to get there:
From Cape Town, follow the West Coast Road for 119km on the R27, Turn left at the sign board Vredenburg, continue through the straight through the town follow for 10km. Turn right just before Patenoster and continue along the gravel road for 15km at the T Junction turn left and continue along the gravel road for 5km and turn left onto the tarred road and make your way to the beach car park at the end of the residential houses.

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Britannia Bay

Kitespot Description

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Best Months:
All year round

Conditions:
Britannia Bay is a little town about 160 km from Cape Town, named after the British ship of the same name that was wrecked just 3 miles west of the present day Britannia Bay. The wreck, originally salvaged by local farmer Martin Melck, was re-discovered in 1998 and artefacts recovered that include valuable porcelain crockery and full bottles of wine and ale. Conditions here are gusty and dangerous on a SE as its an offshore wind. When the swells are up and a SW or NW is blowing, this spot can really fire up on the bay and great place to kite on a sunset.Watchout for gusty conditions on a NW.

Pros & Cons:

There are no ablutions available but there is a shaded hut in the car park for a lunch or drinks afterwards.

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