Efoil South Africa: The Coolest Way to Cruise on Water

Efoil South Africa

A different spin on surfing.

If you love the thought of surfing and kite-boarding, but are not yet ready to try, have you considered Efoiling? It’s fun, safe and, might we add, less strenuous than its counterparts. Electric hydrofoils are basically surfboards with an electric propeller attached to a large fin underneath, that allows a foiler to ride above the water – or “fly” (to use the lingo).

Efoil Surfing

Lukas Nel has opened South Africa’s first efoiling school, offering lessons on a dam at Devonbosch in Stellenbosch (or on the ocean in Hout Bay). One of the easiest watersports to master, it takes about an hour to learn the ropes, and then you’ll be standing up, cruising and carving and skimming over the water on your foilboard.

How it works

Efoil South Africa How It Works

You’ll be supplied with a wetsuit, helmet and life/impact vest. After an introduction and safety briefing, you’ll head into the water for your lesson with the pro. You can opt for one-on-one teaching or enjoy a group lesson (up to four people at a time), the perfect fun outing for friends or family. There is a minimum weight requirement of 40kg – children who are lighter can enjoy a tandem ride with the instructor. The maximum weight is 120kg, and you don’t need to be especially fit or athletic for this activity.

Emission-free adventure

Efoil South Africa Fly On Water

This marvellous watercraft reaches a maximum speed of 55km/hour. Foilboards are environmentally friendly, too – they’re whisper-quiet and emission-free, leaving no wake or pollution trail. You can learn the ropes on the still water of a dam, and then progress to an ocean experience, where you can fly over the waves. Efoil South Africa also rents out foilboards once you’re hooked on this exhilarating new sport, and can customise an efoiling outing for you in a different suitable location.
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Efoil Watersports

Efoil South Africa also offers discounted packages – “Buy 5 Get 1 Free” or “Buy 10 Get 3 Free” – which can be used by one person on various dates, or shared with others and used on one day for larger groups such as bachelors or birthday parties, teambuilding, family outings, etc. Gift vouchers are also available to share the fun with someone else.
Book 5 hours
Book 10 hours

Cost R1 500 per person
R7 500 (buy 5 get 1 free)
R15 000 (buy 10 get 3 free)
Book 1 hour in Stellenbosch

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Time of publication: 01 November 2023