Join us for a multi-day sail around the Cape of Good Hope and surrounds. The most spectacular of the world’s Capes offers unique opportunities for leisure, sightseeing and thrill. We will treat you to an experience of a lifetime. It may turn out to be a leisurely tranquil sail, or an exciting adventure.
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West Coast Adventure
When Ronin is in home waters the West Coast of South Africa is our go-to cruising ground. This part of the southern African coastline is incredibly rich in wildlife and vistas that is not often visited or experienced by outsiders. The pull of the isolated anchorages and rugged coast is too strong for any naturalist or adventure seeker to ignore. Furthermore, the close proximity of Cape Town to Dassen Island and Langebaan means that we rarely sail overnight passages and nights are mostly spend at anchor. For short trips of only a few days – e.g. a weekend – this is perfect as you can sail during the day when it is easy to spot wildlife and enjoy the views and you can relax at night and experience life at anchor. The duration of our west coast adventures are typically anything from a quick weekend to Langebaan (2 nights) to a 10 day excursion to Paternoster and Port Owen. If you are more interested in sailing longer distances we highly recommend an adventure up the East Coast to Knysna and the Garden route.
View a sample itinerary for an adventure of four days from Hout Bay to Langebaan.
Our popular four day trip is now Airbnb! This adventure takes you from Hout Bay past Cape Town and the famous Robben Island, all the way to the warm clear waters of Langebaan lagoon.
East Coast Adventure
Sailing a southern course from Cape Town and a West to East rounding of Cape Point would put you in False Bay. False Bay is home to numerous interesting places to visit such as Simon’s Town, Kalk Bay and Gordon’s Bay, not to mention various anchorages that are almost never visited. False Bay, however, is famous for persistent gale-force winds. Luckily the swell rarely builds to more than 2 – 3 meters and Ronin is perfectly set up to handle all weather conditions under the command of our experienced skipper Mark. An adventure from Cape Town, to explore False Bay, ending in Simon’s Town, would take between 3 and 4 days.
False Bay is demarcated by Cape Point to the West and Cape Hangklip to the East. Sail for a day on an easterly course past Cape Hangklip and you reach Gansbaai, famous for Great White Sharks and a small fishing harbour. Here some local islands provide decent enough protection to anchor during the day, but numerous kelp beds and local currents can make it unsuitable as an over-night anchorage. The best course of action would be to sail from False Bay to Knysna or Mossel Bay, visiting other local spots when weather permits. Hermanus is perfect for such as stop over and over winter months Southern Right whales visit in their hundreds to calf and breed. The small harbour in Hermanus may provide shelter in rough weather, however, like most other harbours along this coast it lacks a proper breakwater and space is extremely limited as it is mainly taken up by fishing vessels and local charter boats.
One of the more interesting prospects for a sail adventure up the East Coast is the Breede River at Witsand, east of Cape Agulhas (the most southern point of Africa). The Breede River is very wide and under the correct conditions the mouth of the river becomes navigable by catamaran. Once over the sand banks, the Breede River offers up to 20 nautical miles of peaceful waters to explore.
The East Coast between Cape Town and Knysna offers a treasure trove of interesting places to visit, even more so on a properly equipped catamaran.
Please send us an email for a detailed East Coast Itinerary.