Wild about fun, wild about family – wild about the Wild Coast Sun

Choosing a holiday destination that will appeal to everyone in the family, from grandma to the teens and toddlers, is no easy task.

In order to keep everyone happy,  you need a resort which offers outdoor adventures for the energetic, a beautiful setting in which to relax and read that book you haven’t had time for in months, but which also has a range of activities to keep the younger family members entertained.

And if you really want to spoil mum, throw in some top-class restaurants so she doesn’t have to spend her holiday in front of the stove.

Sound like a dream?

Booking your next holiday at Sun International’s Wild Coast Sun resort will make that dream come true.

Set in 750 hectares of natural bush and with easy access to one of South Africa’s most pristine, unspoiled beaches, the Wild Coast Sun offers luxurious accommodation with spectacular views over the warm Indian Ocean and lush tropical gardens.

The resort has a selection of restaurants and bars, outdoor and sporting activities, a world-class 18-hole golf course, a vibrant casino, a beauty spa, ample facilities and activities for children, and possibly one of the biggest family attractions –  the incredible Wild Waves Water Park.

The water park features some of the world’s best rides, imported from White Water West in Canada.

Hours of fun are to be had on the rides and slides. Adrenaline junkies simply have to try out the Boomeranga, Aqua Loop and Superbowl, while the Lazy River and dedicated children’s interactive water-play area will keep the youngsters (and the less adventurous!) well entertained.

The Wild Coast Sun’s land-based sports are mostly centred at the Sports Centre, located close to the main hotel.

Take advantage of the well-equipped gymnasium,  or enjoy a game of lawn bowls, squash or tennis.

A ride along the beach on horseback is a memorable experience, while the segway and quad bike tours of the property come highly recommended and are a novel way of exploring the beautifully-kept grounds.

For those keen to explore the natural surroundings, the Heritage Beach Walk to the Petrified Forest is an educational adventure that takes walkers back some 85 million years to discover a treasure trove of fossils, ammonites, giant sea clams, turtles, petrified trees and caves lined with the fossil shells of long-extinct marine creatures.

Children’s entertainment is provided in the Aloha Village. The little ones will be fascinated by the great selection of colourful and interactive game, courtesy of the Magic Company, and parents can join in the fun by trying their hand at 10 pin bowling.

If you are stressed out and in need of some ‘me time’, the exquisite Mangwanani Wild Coast Boutique Spa has an enticing array of rejuvenating and refreshing treatments on offer.

Spacious and beautifully appointed, the spa boasts a variety of treatment rooms, pedicure stations, showers, saunas and more.

Treatments include revitalising facials with pressure-point massages; a variety of massages including the North African head, neck and shoulder massage; foot massages; hand massages; pedicures and manicures.

If the electric atmosphere of a bustling casino is what thrills you, you are in for a treat, with everything from the latest slots to high-stakes action at the tables calling you to invite Lady Luck to smile on you.

For fishing fanatics, deep-sea charters, rock, surf, fly and spear fishing are easily accessible and there are a number of hiking trails a stone’s throw from the resort.

  AUTHOR
South Coast Herald

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