This post was in collaboration with Sun International.
Wild Coast Sun is hidden along the beautiful roads of the South Coast, located just 5km from Port Edward, the resort straddles the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape provinces. This is one of my favourite roads to drive through as the scenic views remind me of how blessed I am to live in such a beautiful country.
I know what you are thinking – Wild Coast Sun is mainly for those who love to gamble. Wrong. Honestly, there is a whole new experience waiting for you.
This four-star beauty is Sun International’s family-friendly beachfront resort which offers something for everyone in the family. 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 championship 18-hole golf course, casino, and restaurants.
If you are a sucker for good views and an adventure like me then Wild Coast Sun should be on the bucket list of adventures to experience at least once in the South Coast.
Now more than ever, we need to support local businesses and explore our own country while adhering to all the rules in place for Covid-19. Here is an opportunity to social distance with family surrounded by nature.
Things you should do the next time you visit Wild Coast Sun:
Tip: If you can, book a midweek as it is quieter especially for the water park, or opt for a workation stay!
Business travellers can physically disconnect from an office at this beachfront paradise while remaining reliably connected to work.
For an office view like none other, don’t miss the Wild Coast Sun’s special workation package.
- Bed and breakfast at R2,844 per night for two for a Garden Facing King Bed/Lux Twin.
Also included in the package are two R300 Mangwanani Spa vouchers for a full body one hour massage – the perfect antidote to work stress!
1. Have waffles at Chico’s for breakfast.
Make the most of the variety of food offered at Chico’s especially at breakfast from french toast to delicious waffles and ice cream.
2. Do the afternoon river cruise.
I think this is one of those experiences that may look underwhelming, but it is such an amazing experience. Very chilled atmosphere, perfect to slow down in the afternoon.
3. Visit The Riverside for sundown cocktails and music.
After your river cruise, visit the Riverside beach bar which won my heart over with their delicious cocktails and friendly staff.
4. Spend a day at Wild Waves Water Park
You cannot go to Wild Coast Sun and not do the waterpark with the family. 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.
5. Quad biking
This was my first experience, and I am hooked. The quad bike tour around the untamed beauty that surrounds the Wild Coast Sun is breathtakingly beautiful.
Cost: R500 (Includes walk on the bridge).
6. Try the Petrified forest walk.
As my journo friend, Clinton Moodley says – “The Petrified Forest a hidden gem on the South Coast.”
The walk starts from Wild Coast Sun.
7. Pamper yourself at the Mangwanani Spa (they also have a kiddie’s spa).
8. Horse riding on the beach.
Cost: From R175pp.
9. Try the tube rides or pedal boat at The Riverside.
10. Have lunch at the Wild Coast Sun Country Club – apparently, they have really good food here.
11. Visit The Waffle House or Mac Banana on your way to or from Wild Coast Sun.
The Mac Banana estate is a full day out. There is an adventure golf course, a petting zoo, two restaurants, paintball, pony rides and a butterfly farm.
The Waffle House is famous for, you know…waffles! Serving wholesome, freshly made Belgian waffles since 1991.
The Waffle House nestles in a unique natural environment on the banks of the iBilanhlolo River, with breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean or you can take a leisurely walk across the famous wooden bridge, through Tanglewood reserve, and onto the beautiful Ramsgate Beach or sit next to the small bamboo forest at the river’s edge. It is also a good idea to do the pedal boat here.
So, do you still think there is nothing to do at the Wild Coast Sun?
For special offers, click here. I cannot wait to go back and try the other activities that I did not get to experience on this trip.
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