Haakgat Point

Beaches / Entertainment in or near Melkbosstrand, Blaauwberg in Cape Town, South Africa.

Western Cape Tourist AttractionsHaakgat Point

Where? Find it: 1 km south of Melkbosstrand on Otto du Plessis Drive. There is a small sign and parking area.

Overnight? Stay in Melkbosstrand, in Western Cape

Haakgat Point is the kiting hotspot of Cape Town. It is a long strip of beautiful beach just 3 kilometres downwind of Big Bay, and everyone’s favourite wave spot.

Windy days can get rather bumpy. But when the wind is playing along, people rate it as ‘epic!’. The wind is a perfect side shore wind with waves that peel beautifully. Regulars rate Haakgat best at high tide when there are big swells (a minimum of ten foot).

If you’re uncertain just look for the line of cars parked along Otto du Plessis Drive near the little parking area reserved for Haakgat. You will see the kites up in the air long before you find the parking area.

But take care. Haakgat is really for seasoned kiters as the shorebreak can be ruthless. It breaks right on the beach, and there are serious rip tides close to the beach, which is why Sunset Beach, Kite Beach and Big Bay tend to be more popular.

When it is quiet at Haakgat then the anglers come out to play.

If you want to learn how to kitesurf head to the lake behind the sand dunes at Sunset Beach. Rietvlei is a great stretch of water to ‘test the waters’. You can launch at Milnerton Aquatic Club.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Melkbosstrand

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