Give back while having fun

9Miles Project has a few social enterprises that assist in generating funds to sustain our daily operational activities, and also to create employment and empowerment within our communities.

Surf Lessons


9 Miles Project

Want to learn to surf but scared to take the chance?
Keen to catch some waves on a serene, uncrowded beach?

We offer Private and group surf lessons at Strandfontein Pavilion and also have surfboards and SUPs (Stand up paddleboards) available to rent.

We also have a pristine tidal pool to practice in and a Blue Flag beach to enjoy at your leisure.

Our instructors are very patient and you have access to secure storage facilities, locker rooms with warm showers, and ample free parking.

Every service that you book with us enables us to continue serving at-risk communities.

“Had a great surfing lesson here today from Chad, a very good and friendly teacher! Moreover, the bay is just amazing and a good place to learn surfing!”

– Julia Boot



Teambuilding & Special Occasions


Want to try something new this year? Keen to do something exciting for your staff team building? Looking for new ways to celebrate special occasions?

Chat to us about private or group surf and SUP sessions and we can tailor a package to suit your needs.Our programmes are designed for all shapes, sizes and ages and full training, equipment, and lunch is provided.

Why not combine your CSI and team building budgets and bring your staff along for an interactive and motivational day. Every lesson booked with us helps us to continue our work in impoverished communities.

“Thank you 9 miles team! We had an exhilarating experience. Highly recommended team building program. Thank you for an epic day!!!”

– Monique Maneveld: Edgetec Systems



9 Miles Project

Life Empowerment Surf clinic


9 Miles Project

Surf clinics combine a surf lesson and water safety training with a motivational session. It’s a fun, safe and inspiring experience for groups to enjoy.



GEM Programme


Our GEM (Girl Empowerment Movement) programme was launched in 2016 in partnership with Christel House Academy. Hosted by our Operations Director, the programme is designed to teach girls values, provide positive role models, and covers topics which inspire young women.


9 Miles Project


Life Speaker


Nigel Savel

Nigel is a confident and engaging presenter and is a regular and popular speaker at schools, youth events and inhouse team building and motivational workshops. His passion for the country’s youth and for empowering leaders and mentors is infectious and his audiences are left inspired and are often ignited and motivated to pursue their purpose in life.

“Nigel Savel is one of the most inspirational people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He sees the very best in people and is therefore always extremely encouraging and motivating. Every interaction he has with people, regardless of who they are, leaves them inspired and uplifted. It is his absolute gift! I work with Gr 7 learners from under-resourced schools and Nigel has come to speak them about their purpose. I can see a visible change in the kids after his talks as it hits home to them that they are here for a reason, that they are loved and that they add value. He really gets them to believe that regardless of their circumstance, there is hope.”

– Alnere Turck – Executive Director: Life Matters Foundation.



2nd-hand Surf shop

9 Miles Project

We stock second-hand wetsuits and surfboards at our Surf Shop and are open daily, by appointment only. We regularly have great promotions and the R300 Combo sale at the end of each month has become a firm favourite!

The shop gives those who desire to pursue the sport the opportunity to acquire equipment at an affordable price – thus making the sport more accessible to everyone.

Book an appointment slot

9Miles Café

9 Miles Project

The 9Miles Café is situated at Strandfontein Pavilion and is open daily during the summer season.

It was launched on 26 December 2016 and offers the convenience of delicious meals and snacks without having to leave the beach; and also provides employment to two community members.