Kitesurfing Lessons Cape Town RRD

The Best Kitesurfing Lessons in Cape Town

Welcome to RRD’s Kiteboarding Lessons in Cape Town, South Africa.

We want to give you one of the best times of your life while learning to kitesurf. Kitesurfing will change your life! It is a sport filled with thrills, excitement and adventure. It is one of the most entertaining sports you can learn. The learning experience is an adventure in itself, and each time you master a new skill a massive sense of accomplishment and pride runs through you.

Kitesurfing is an amazing activity and is one of the fastest growing watersports on the planet. Cape Town is one of the best places in the world to learn and enjoy kitesurfing. Big Bay in Cape Town is the home of the Red Bull “King of the Air”, one of the greatest kiteboarding events of the year. Professional kiteboarders from around the world come to Cape Town to prepare during summer for the upcoming competitive season.

Read on for more about on our kiteboarding lessons.

RRD Cape Town Kiteboarding School Lessons

Kitesurfing Lessons

We have had the pleasure of helping our students become safe and proficient kitesurfers for the past 15 years in Cape Town, South Africa and have developed a one of a kind system that will get you up and riding in the fastest conceivable time.

We offer 2, 4 & 6 hour courses as well as a 3 day (12 hours) full beginner’s kitesurfing course that is intended to get you up and riding on the board within the course.

Our Instructors are fully qualified by the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organisation), and we use radio headsets in all our water lessons, this allows us to speak with our students all throughout the lesson, even when they are far away from us.

We suggest at least 6 hours and a maximum of 12 hours of instruction in order to learn how to ride the board, yet every student learns at his or her own particular pace.

We offer these lessons every day:

  • 2 hour group kitesurfing lessons,
  • 4 hour group kitesurfing lessons,
  • Langebaan board riding lesson,
  • premium private kitesurfing lessons,
  • 3 day beginner kiteboarding course that gets you on the board.

R350 /hour per student is charged for every group lesson – this includes the teacher and all the gear. We only allow a maximum of 2 students with each instructor.

Courses and Kitesurfing Lessons We Offer Day by day

Every one of our lessons include:

  • Professional IKO Instructors
  • Small groups: 2 students for every instructor
  • All gear included
  • We offer courses from beginner to advanced
  • Radio Headsets for communication

2 Hour Group Intro to Kitesurfing Lesson R790.00 per student

We offer a 2 hour introduction course for those individuals who need to try kitesurfing and develop a basic understanding of how kiteboarding functions.

We will show you the first steps in learning to kiteboard, for example,

  • Theory regarding safety and wind direction.
  • Start learning kite control by flying a small kite (foil kite, for learning safety).
  • Everything you need to know, i.e. Kite set up, how to pump your kite, and how to attach your lines correctly.
  • Kite flying skills.

4 hour Group Beginner Kiteboarding Course R 1580.00 per student

Suggested by RRD as the best first lesson choice!

The 4 hour beginner course is prescribed for individuals who want to learn to kiteboard seriously. Every one of the basics get taught and presented on the beach, once all the kite control skills have been completed (3 or 4 hours) you will then move into the water. We will cover everything you need to learn including wind, safety and kite control.

Things you will learn:

  • All skills taught in the 2 hour course.
  • Kite flying & landing.
  • Kite re-launch from the water/ground.
  • Power stroke (how to get your kite to pull you).

In this lesson we will teach you everything you need to know before you get into the water for your first body drag lesson.

2 to 3 hour Group Body Drag Kiteboarding Lesson R790.00 per Student

We suggest between 2 to 3 hours for your first body drag session, this would be for beginners that have officially mastered kite control, have learnt all of the skills and rules from the 4 hour novices course and is comfortable flying the kite – It is critical that you feel relaxed and confident flying the kite – before you’re first body drag. Your instructor will clarify and exhibit how these skills ought to be performed, before sending you into the water alone to practise. You will then use your kite to pull you by flying it through and around the wind window. You will use the kites energy to body drag yourself away from shore, and then safely home to the beach.

Instructors will continuously be in contact with you utilizing our radio headsets in the helmets ( this is the safest way learn quickly). When you have aced body dragging, you will be ready for you’re first water start.

4 – 6 Hour Langebaan Board Riding Kiteboarding Lesson R1580.00 – R2370.00 per student

All our board lessons are held in Langebaan. Shark Bay in Langebaan is heaven for learning how to get up on the board, enhance you’re riding skills and kite flying abilities. The lagoon offers immaculate conditions – no waves and shallow water. It is the perfect environment to learn in.

Premium Private Kitesurfing Lesson R790.00 Rer Hour

Good for those needing to learn rapidly or as a refresher course!

If you want to learn fast, then private lessons are what you are searching for. Private lessons are intended for those individuals needing to enhance their skills as fast as possible or for the individuals who need a refresher course to return to their previous level.

Beginner Kiteboarding Course (getting you on the board) R4265.00 (Pay ahead of time and get a 10% Discount. Special Offer R4740.00

If you know you want to learn how to kiteboard, then this is the best choice for you. We will attempt to run the 12 hours over no more than 3 to 4 days. By reducing the time between lessons, your abilities and learning curve will increase dramatically allowing you to be up and riding in no time.

Important Note: If you buy the new gear; the above charge will be discounted from the price of your kite, board and gear.


We lease a wide range of windsurfing, kitesurfing, surfing, SUPing and other water sports gear.

RRD Cape Town Kitesurfing School Lessons