Garden Route is a popular stretch of the south-eastern coastline of South Africa. It is sandwiched between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua and Tsitsikamma Mountains. It provides with a mild oceanic climate with mild to warm summers and mild to cool winters and considered second mildest climate after Hawaii according to the Guinness Book of Records.
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Surfing in Vivonne Bay, Kangaroo Island, South Australia Australia
According to a survey among 10,000 beaches, led by Professor Andrew Short, Sydney University’s marine studies center director, the beach at Vivonne Bay has been listed as the best in Australia. The 2011 International surfing contest was held in November 2011 at Vivonne Bay. The long, curved, sandy beach is a superb site for picnics, beach-combing and surfing.
Experienced surfers enjoy the wonderful turquoise waters. The beach can be reached by taking the road just past the Vivonne Bay store. On the other side of the river, Point Ellen provides photographers with spectacular views of the Southern Ocean, sending its waves crashing onto the cliff-face. The bay offers a rocky flat with sand bottom while the tide direction is from the left as well from the right. The swell size starts working at less than 1 m / 3 ft and holds up to 2.5 m+ / 8 ft+ for exquisite surfing on the white waves.
However, bear in mind that the spot is a white shark breeding spot, so you have to watch out for sharks. The Vivonne Bay Camping Ground, situated on Jetty Road, Vivonne Bay, is a unique camping area providing an ideal location for relaxation and easy access to the Western Kangaroo Island attractions. The Vivonne Bay Conservation Park extends westwards along the coast from the western end of the bay.
Relevant activites based in Australia
December – AUSTRALIA
River Rafting Tour Class III / IV / V & outdoor experiences on Tully River.
Not an expedition. 21 Days – air travel not included.