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Wild Coast Sun: a wild and unspoilt adventure for the family

Sun International’s breathtakingly beautiful four-star rated Wild Coast Sun is the perfect family holiday destination.

Flanked by ocean, river, lagoon and 750 hectares of lush indigenous bush, the property boasts an R80 million water park, games area for children, outdoor sports, a top ranked 18-hole golf course, casino and a range of restaurants.

The area abounds in adventure. Choose from deep-sea fishing, rock, surf, fly or spear fishing, scuba diving, hiking trails and horse riding on the beach. Walk along sandy beaches where the only footprints are your own, or hunt for relics from old shipwrecks along the coast. At the Mtamvuna River visitors can try paddle-boating, canoeing or simply relaxing on a river cruise.

For thrilling adult entertainment, the casino has a wide range of slot machines and popular Tables games such as roulette, blackjack and other classics. Both smoking and non-smoking facilities are available.

The championship 18-hole Wild Coast Sun Golf Course is famed for its magnificently curated fairways and greens that cross rugged terrain of hills, ravines, rivers, dams, waterfalls and the lagoon until the final hole, with unforgettable views of the Indian Ocean.

Land-based sports are mostly located at the Sports Centre which houses a gymnasium, lawn bowls, squash and tennis.

The AquaPlay area’s slides will keep youngsters safely entertained for hours, while the entire family will enjoy activities such as Segway, quad biking and cycling.  Indoor entertainment for children is provided by the Magic Company and Cosmic Bowling in the Aloha Village, while Squawkers crèche offers supervised fun for children over weekends and school holidays.

The entire family will enjoy the adrenalin rush of Wild Waves Water Park which boasts some of the world’s best water rides. Choose from a gentle Lazy River tube experience, to fast paced, heart-pounding body slides, tube rides and flume experiences.

The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa has upgraded the beachfront resort to four stars in the hotel category, following recent upgrades and improvements.

Located just 5km from Port Edward, the resort straddles the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape provinces. It is a two-hour drive from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.

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