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How to buy a cheap kite in South Africa

By January 18, 20162016, Gear, Kites, Switchblade, VAT
Cabrinha Kites VAT Discount

Cape Town has fast become one of the most prolific kitesurfing spots in the world. With Table Mountain towering above the crystal blue Atlantic Ocean and the help of the Cape Doctor it not only boasts some of the world’s most awesome kite-surfing spots but the most breathtakingly beautiful ones too. The Western Cape is fantastic travel destination as there are so many activities to do, sites to be seen and incredible food and wine to be enjoyed. It is very affordable not only to visit but also to stock up on great-value, first-class kiting equipment.

Are you keen to try kitesurfing but worried about what all the equipment will cost you? Why not look into planning a trip to South Africa for the holiday of a lifetime but also to treat yourself to a complete new set of kiteboarding gear. The equipment in South Africa is a bonus for kite-enthusiasts as not only is it much cheaper here but there are huge savings to be made on VAT, which at the moment is approximately 14%. If you can’t fit in a trip but still want to make the most of these savings, it can still be done. Simply go online to www.cabrinha.co.za choose your kite or accessories and get it shipped straight to you.

Situated in Big Bay, Cape Town which is now home to the highly acclaimed Red Bull “King of the Air”, one of the largest kiteboarding competitions of the year. Big Bay is one of the best places to learn how to kiteboard in Cape Town. It is here that you can find the Cabrinha store, the biggest retailer of Cabrinha Kiteboarding gear in Southern Africa. This world-class kite store offers some of the best clothing brands, sunglasses, skateboards, sunscreen, swimwear, kitesurfing and windsurfing equipment to make sure that you have everything you need and that you look stylish when doing what you love!

One of our most popular kites on offer is the Switchblade, which is specifically engineered for the savvy rider that longs for the highest performance, most versatile, and superb quality kites on the market. The Switchblade ensures smooth power delivery with featherweight control and predictable handling. It is great upwind, allows ridiculously high hang times and is incredibly easy to re-launch. If you love making sharp turns and high lofty jumps then this is the kite for you.

The five strut design has distinct segments that hold the canopy true to its intended shape increasing performance no matter the wind conditions or angle of attack. The full draft-forward, rounded entry, aerodynamic profile really sets it apart from the competition. The wide range of attack angles give the Switchblade the incredibly powerful, predictable pull it’s famous for while maintaining maximum control and responsiveness. The Switchblade offers the ultimate performance in the widest range of conditions and variety of riding styles. The Switchblade is available in the following sizes 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11/ 12 / 14.

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R15,000R20,350 R12,000R16,280 Select options

Kite shop 1 (based in the Germany)

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

€1349 (R24 714)

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

€1449 (R26 546)

Kite shop 2 (based in the USA)

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

$1369 (R23 032)

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

$1499 (R25 219)

Cabrinha (based in the South Africa) before VAT saving

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 19 152

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 20 292

Cabrinha (based in the South Africa) after VAT saving

8m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 16 800

10m Switchblade without bar and accessories:

R 17 800

So you can save as much as R 8 746 if you buy your kite in South Africa.

It is clear that Cabrinha South Africa is the best deal even before the VAT saving… and after… well it is the absolute winner!

Cabrinha is also fully stocked with pumps, bars and any other equipment you might need to ensure the most enjoyable kitesurfing experience. Cabrinha kites, gear and clothing is already affordable but if you follow the simple steps below you will get a further 14% off on your VAT refund:

The basic rule is that any visitors to South Africa or non-resident foreign passport holders are able to claim a VAT refund when leaving the country. Provided that VAT was levied by the store and the supplier is a VAT registered vendor, who issued you with a valid tax invoice.

How to get your VAT refund when buying kites in South Africa

  1. Make sure you have a valid invoice from the store
  2. When leaving South Africa go to the VAT refund office at the airport (you can also do this by post if you run out of time)
  3. Present your invoice
  4. You will be refunded in various methods depending on the value of the claim (either by rand cheque payable anywhere in the world or a VISA electron cash card that will be loaded with foreign currency)
  5. Put the savings away for your next kitesurfing adventure in Cape Town!

For more information go to: http://www.taxrefunds.co.za

Don’t wait any longer, book now and come experience every kiteboarders’ dream both in the sea and in-store!

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