Terms & Conditions

In consideration of your acceptance of my application, I hereby indemnify, absolve, exempt and release Surfends Surf School and New Wave Village and all their members, all employees, all contractors, all consultants, all sponsors, brand partners and their members and agents or any school (here after in these terms and conditions below the company will be referred to as Surfends & New Wave Village) against and from liability for injuries, damages, loss or death arising from or in connection with my participation in, use of any equipment, travelling to or from, or presence at Surfends & New Wave Village. I waive any and all claims whatsoever which I may have arising there from or in connection therewith.

I hereby acknowledge that I have read and understood this indemnity and that I have entered into this indemnity freely, voluntarily and of my own volition. I furthermore acknowledge that all information contained in this indemnity is both true and correct.

  1. I am over 18 years old and possess full legal capacity to sign this indemnity; or I am not yet 18 years old and as such I have not reached the age of majority. In light thereof, I am assisted by one of my parents / legal guardian who has signed this indemnity on my behalf, therefore providing me with the necessary consent to partake in the various activities, as specified hereinabove. Moreover, my parent / legal guardian confirms the accuracy of this form and considers it to be binding on themselves. This indemnity applies also in respect of any injury to such minor children.
  2. I hereby confirm that I am not suffering from any disease and/ or temporary/ permanent physical impairment or any mental disease that may have an effect on my ability to participate safely in the activities mentioned hereinabove. If in the event I do have a disease and/ or temporary/ permanent physical impairment or any mental disease I will disclose this information to Surfends & New Wave Village.
  3. I hereby undertake not to consume any alcohol and/ or harmful substances prior to and/ or during the activities, as specified hereinabove.
  4. I am aware that the activities specified hereinabove may be both dangerous and hazardous, and that by participating in the said activities, it may result in serious injury or death. I further acknowledge that whilst Surfends & New Wave Village takes every precaution to ensure the reasonable safety of its participants, I must exercise reasonable caution when I participate in any of the activities specified hereinabove. I furthermore acknowledge that I have made adequate enquiries and I am satisfied with the arrangements, safety precautions and facilities that are available vis-à-vis the activities specified hereinabove.
  5. I hereby acknowledge that Surfends & New Wave Village, their instructors and their crew are exempt from accepting any liability and/ or responsibility for any injury and/ or damage caused whatsoever and/ or loss and/ or death arising from any negligence or any other cause suffered by myself, arising out of my participation in any of the activities specified hereinabove.
  6. I hereby absolve, indemnify and hold harmless, Surfends & New Wave Village, from any and all liability and/ or damages and/ or death arising out of any incident and/ or accident which may take place whilst I am participating in any of the activities specified hereinabove.
  7. I hereby authorize and give full permission to Surfends & New Wave Village, their sponsors and brand partners to utilize and make use of any photographs, moving pictures, visuals and/ or internet imagery captured of me whilst partaking in any event and/ or surfing lesson, and I furthermore acknowledge that I shall not be entitled to receive any payment and or remuneration thereof.
  8. I agree to receive newsletters and/ or promotional materials from Surfends & New Wave Village.
  9. I hereby acknowledge that I will be held liable for any damage to or loss of any equipment, stand- up paddleboards, paddles, surfboards, and/ or wetsuits whilst in my possession and/ or use. In light thereof, I acknowledge further that I will be held liable for the repair or replacement of said damaged or lost equipment as stated above and will moreover compensate Surfends & New Wave Village for such damage and/ or loss of equipment according to the repair, damage and theft policy schedule.
  10. I acknowledge that all floors in the surf school are slippery when wet, and therefore I hereby absolve, indemnify and hold harmless Surfends & New Wave Village from any and all liability and/ or damages and/ or loss arising out of any accident or incident arising out of the wet floors.
  11. I hereby acknowledge that Surfends & New Wave Village expressly reserves their right of admission.
  12. I hereby acknowledge that if I do not complete this form, I will not be allowed to attend any surf lessons and or partake in any other activity with Surfends & New Wave Village.
  13. I undertake to pay all fees due, owing and payable to Surfends & New Wave Village, in advance and without deduction or set-off. In addition to the afore going, I acknowledge that any fees paid to Surfends & New Wave Village are not refundable for any reason whatsoever.
  14. I agree to abide by all rules and the code of conduct of Surfends & New Wave Village, and accept that in the event that I break any of the afore mentioned rules and/ or provisions of the code of conduct or disrupt the lessons or event, I will be immediately disqualified and dismissed from Surfends & New Wave Village without any refund of monies previously paid.
  15. I acknowledge that on occasion, surf lessons or rentals may be affected by the shark spotters displaying the white flag, indicating the possibility of marine life activity inshore or the presence of a shark in the in the vicinity of Victoria Bay and Wilderness. I acknowledge that Surfends & New Wave Village endeavour to do their best to be flexible where possible however water access is beyond their control and in the best interest of safety for water users, I agree to adhere to the Shark Spotter and Surfends & New Wave Village recommendation regarding water access.
  16. I acknowledge that if a surf lesson or surf equipment rental has commenced and a duration of 15 minutes or more has passed, Surfends & New Wave Village reserves the right not to process a refund or reschedule the lesson.
  17. I agreed to adhere to the shark spotters recommendations and will not enter the surf zone when the white shark flag is flying.
  18. This indemnity is the entire agreement between Surfends & New Wave Village, and I concerning the subject matter hereof, and no alteration to the terms or any subsequent agreement shall be of any force and effect unless reduced to writing and signed by both parties.

Theresa Alisch (DE)

The Garden Route is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. Long sandy beaches, wonderful hikes in the mountains, and breathtaking sunsets. Canoeing on Kaaimans River and many other experiences made my stay unforgettable

Marian Goudappel (NL)

The memory of staying with Surfends still makes me smile when I think about it! Never before had I experienced such a warm welcome and so much hospitality. Getting surf lessons from Martyn completed the whole trip. He was very patient, helpfull and had a good sense of humour.

Lisa Wijnholds (NL)

Fantastische ervaring gehad! Duidelijke uitleg en geduld in begeleiding. Ook is de omgeving prachtig, je komt helemaal tot rust en waant je echt in een andere wereld. Al met al: Aanrader!



The top six family activities in the George and Wilderness area

The Garden Route: South Africa’s greenest stretch of coastline overlooked by an endless body of mountains and lush native flora; voted by NatGeo as one of the best destinations to visit the whole world over… This attractive piece of South African paradise offers an array of activities for family holidays (even if you’re a family of one!)

Garden Route Attractions and Outdoor Adventures

Redberry Strawberry Picking George

Redberry Farm

A family affair

Pick-­‐your-­‐own strawberries, the largest maze in the Southern Hemisphere, artesian eateries, craft beer, wine and did we mention strawberry daiquiri’s? Animals to entertain, steam trains, pedal go-­‐carting… the list goes on! This family-­‐owned strawberry farm has a whole lot of heart and makes for an affordable family day out. Plus the strawberry picking is pretty romantic if it’s an outing for two…

The maze takes about an hour (young kids may need to be carried, but the stamp collection usually keeps them engaged), and the rest is all at your own leisure based. A seven-­‐minute drive from the airport in the direction of Fancourt.

Canoes or Kayaks on Kaaimans River

Canoeing at Kaaimans

A proper Garden Route experience

If it’s nature you seek, let’s just say that we think you have reached the peak! Set aside at least 5 hours to fully enjoy it all. A very do-­‐able paddle alongside thick greenery and chirping birds. Pack a picnic. There are rocks to climb and waterfalls to jump from. Don’t forget your sunscreen, a waterproof bag for your camera and if you’re a rock climber, a pair of good grip shoes. Situated at the foot of Kaaimans pass, underneath the bridge. R150 per person per hour.

Railway Museum George

Spoorweg Museum & Power Van

For the rainy days – an indoor activity in the Garden Route

A prestigious preservation of South Africa’s railway history, including steam trains, vintage cars and periodic railway décor. Kids will enjoy faux driving the vintage mobiles and the 2 hour 30 minute power van excursion out to Great Brak River.

Museum entrance R20 for adults, R10 for kids. Power van is R150 for adults, R130 for kids (advanced booking essential). Pack a picnic! The museum is 4km inland from the mall.

Canyoning In Garden Route

Fearless Canyon Adventures

Abseil your fears away

It all goes down (quite literally – yourself included!) along the Robberg Peninsula and cliff face in the magnificent Plettenberg Bay. The highest abseiling set-­‐up in the Garden Route. While you’re harnessed to a rope, feet planted on the cliff, you’ll get to take in the view of a lifetime as qualified instructors offer all the support and safety you’ll need on your way down. And what goes down should come up, right? Well, there’s rock climbing on offer too! Dress in hiking gear, pack a warm top, sunscreen and hat, and don’t forget your sense of adventure!

Cost to abseil is R850 per person and includes all transport, equipment, a SUP outing and GoPro footage. Lunch is an additional and optional R150. Getting back up the cliff face will set you back R900. Go on! Face your fears. There is an array of Garden Route adventure activities on offer with Fearless Canyon Adventures… Findthem across the road from The Wilderness Hotel.

Learning To Surf During Birthday Party Victoria Bay

Inn Victori – Kids Camp

A Garden Route family holiday winner!

On a family holiday in the Garden Route and keen to really have a holiday? Inn Victori Kids Camp can make that dream a reality! Surf lessons, beach games, sustainability days and an opportunity to meet other kids from around the world. A three-­‐day surf camp for kids that will equip your children with surfing skills and tips appropriate for their current level, plus valued knowledge of and a deep respect for the ocean and its tides, the wind and swell. Winter or summer, rain or sun, Inn Victori will keep them entertained and having fun!

Prices start from R850 per camp and are inclusive of a surfboard, wetsuit, a yoga class and snacks suitable for the season! Winter camps: 9-­‐1pm, 1-­‐3 July and 8-­‐11 July 2019. Summer dates to be released soon. You’ll find Inn Victori 300m after the turn-­‐off to Victoria Bay from the N2 towards Wilderness.

Fairy Cruises at Ebb and Flow

Going with the flow

If you’re looking for things to do in Wilderness, this tranquil offering is an affordable and captivating way to take in the Garden Route’s natural beauty. For an hour-­‐and-­‐ a-­‐half you’ll cruise along the reed-­‐lined Touw River, transition into dense forest and emerge at the Wilderness river mouth. In-­‐between it all, you’ll enter into the world of birds and if you’re lucky see some jumping fish. R170 for adults; R100 for kids, refreshments included. Pack your camera, binoculars and a warm top. Booking in advance is advised. Take the Dumbleton Crescent turn off from the N2 and follow the signs!