The Wave House - Surfing an Artificial Wave

Last updated: Jul 28, 2014

This international brand came to the Gateway Theatre of Shopping in 2001 and has been a major attraction since it started. About 2 million visitors flock here annually to try their hand at flowboarding - riding on artificial sheet waves - which are generated by high energy pumps. The Wave House was founded by Tom Lochtefeld, whose dream was to take surfing beyond the beach. "When people ask what do I do, I usually say that I am a surfer turned inventor," says Tom.

This is the ideal hang out spot to relax and unwind with a few friends. What makes the Wave House special is their growing love for music. It is a popular venue for live music performances and promotes all genres from rock to pop and even reggae. Great parties are hosted here with top DJ's from all over South Africa as the Wave House can hold a crowd of up to 7000 people.

The restaurants here aim to please everyone, whether you’re in the mood for a light lunch or a loaded meal to boost your energy. Over 18’s can also grab an ice cold beer or mojito at the bar.

The Wave House has a large selection of merchandise and equipment on sale which includes surfwear, swimwear, beachwear, sunglasses, the latest surfboards, skateboards and wakeboards. Other attractions here include the 180m long spaghetti junction super tube which is the highest in South Africa and a skate park designed by Tony Hawk.

The Wave House is a great location for special events and is available for hire for birthday parties, bachelor parties and even corporate team building functions.

General Rates: Flow Rider: R80 per person per hour, Super Tube: R65 per person per session.

Riders of all levels are welcome.

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