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Happy Island, Muldersdrift: Address, Phone Number, Happy Island Reviews: 3.5/5

Happy Island
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Roz
2 contributions
Awesome, place we went yesterday ..had a blast only suggestion ,we wanna brind our own food, the food there is very expensive.. no variety
Lots of water slides, our kids had fun , amazing place , we will definitely go again ...very close by home,
we had an amazing day.
gaurds are great and friendly staff
Written 17 February 2020
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Phoko
2 contributions
Family
Hi
These place is wow, so I would advise or share to my friends and colleagues to visit the place.
I would like to ask that, if mayb
Written 25 January 2020
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Paradise779924
Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
I am currently very frustrated with the fact that my we have e-mailed this company thrice already and called a number of times are now getting any response. Neither is the promised refund of more than R1000 for the overcharge on the system taking place. This was a system error on their side where we were charged for 14 people instead of 7. Telephonically a Mr Lee acknowledged this. On the day the 7 people were there we went to the office and the refund was confirmed. Now no one answers the phone or responds to our e-mails.So be very careful when doing an on line payment. double the money could be deducted from your account with no refund,so it will be your loss. This is dishonest and very worrying .
Written 8 January 2020
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Sana M
Mafikeng, South Africa39 contributions
Family
Great water activities with a wide range of slides and kiddies pools. With a fee of R200 for adults Nd R99 for kids it is a very good deal. Only downside is the food and drink prices.. No food or drinks are allowed and the prices in the water park are double.
Written 6 January 2020
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Lin
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The place is beautiful. Great rides, loads of fun was had. Smart lockers to store valuables, ample parking and enough showers.
Written 25 November 2019
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Lethiwe
Johannesburg, South Africa7 contributions
Family
What a wow!!! I had my child's birthday at Happy Island on the 30th March 2019 and we were hosted by Cedric. He is an excellent host and he really made us feel at home. We could ask him for anything (from ordering food to bringing us a knife to cut the birthday cake) he never had any issues. He made sure we had everything we wanted. We were treated like royals. We will definitely come back to Happy Island it's the best place in South Africa. The kids can't stop talking about my daughter's party - they had so much fun. The nicest thing is that they could swim and enjoy the water slides the whole day. The sea waves were more fascinating for them than anything in the world. Keep up the good work Cedric you are an absolute STAR!!!
Written 12 April 2019
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BevAM1
Bloemfontein, South Africa187 contributions
Family
Thank you Happy Island. Had a fun exciting day. Bough online tickets so we didn't wait long. Enjoy all the rides. Cooldrink was always cold. Had a wrap and smoothie combo for R70 that is not expensive. Will visit again.
Written 21 March 2019
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RozahnSmit
1 contribution
Friends
We were 5 friends that went for a fun day out on a Sunday. I will give a few pro's and con's about our entire experience as there are a lot of mixed reviews already. I would suggest that you go and see for yourself. I went once and that is it, will not go again.

PRO's:
- The Tornado is the best water slide I have EVER been on. It actually scared grown men haha!
- It was so hot and the pools were cold which was a WINNER.
- Food and coldrinks are affordable - R50.00 burger & chips, R14.00 for a water/coldrink
- Ticket lines went quick.
- All slides were working on the day which was awesome.
- Lots of shade provided.

CON's:
- The lines to go on the slides are EXTREMELY long, takes nothing less than 30min of standing in a line to go on a ride. By that time your sunblock is off and you get burnt to a crisp.
- Two or three rides have one access point/stairway/line only which is a waste of time.
- Stairway to the rides do NOT have shade - Burns your feet so you have to run up the stairs.
- Stairway at the top of the rides are super shaky - Not very sturdy
- Not a lot of rides for adults - Mostly rides for kids only
- Gardens look untidy and not watered ever - Should rather plant grass only
- Lockers are far from sitting areas so you have to constantly walk up and down to fetch cash, phones, etc.
- Smaller slides that require tubes don't have the tubes by the slide lines available, you have to walk quite a distance to fetch your own tube.
- Tubes are freely available - Were not charged for this
- Sand by the wave pool is building sand which is hard, not very comfortable
- Not enough 4 person tubes by the Tornado and other big slide - They literally have 4 tubes only which needs to be taken to the top each time
- Open till 18h00 but the waves in the wave pool were shut down at 15h30
- There is a random round wall structure with a tree in the middle of the wave and tube pool which I almost broke my ankles when sitting on the tube and a big wave took my straight into the wall. I think this should be removed as it is dangerous.
- The "foot" pools to soak the sand off of your feet are disgusting to say the least
- All the tubes gather at the end of the tube pool and no staff member bothers to remove them, when you swim past the flags to fetch a tube yourself you get into trouble
- The staff are quite rude at some of the slide ques
- Paint in pools are peeling off badly
- Lazy river is everything except a lazy river - Water levels are super low, so low that we actually got stuck through most of the trip and had to help ourselves over the obstacles. At some spots the water is probably 4cm deep.
- Fake grass everywhere which gets super hot being in the SA sun
- Fake flower arches are ugly - Rather change it to real flowers or plants
- Tiled walls are already looking terrible - Tiles coming off
- There is a slide where you can only take a 2 person tube - They don't tell you you are not allowed a single tube until you get to the front of the line
- Employees uniform is misspelled - HAPPYD ISLAND instead of HAPPY ISLAND
- Dustbins are cute animal shapes BUT are super small so by the end of the day these are overflowing.

I hope my review helps anyone wanting to go! As i said before I would suggest going at least once to try it out for yourself as everyone has a different option.

Thanks
Written 25 February 2019
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Brandon
Johannesburg, South Africa23 contributions
Friends
Super fun place with insane waves ! The only downers are that they do not have any alcohol for sale on the premisis and be prepaired to stand long in Q's for the slides .You can only use your money wrist tag @ the resturant and for your locker the rest is cash . The place is still under construction so not all the slides are working yet. Real fun place for the day out
Written 28 January 2019
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Jean-pierre D
Alberton, South Africa3 contributions
Family
Hi i have i fam of 4 we paid R700 entrince waited hour and a half for tickets hour for tubes food ran out and fals advertizing wavepool was not working and no1 tels u be4 entering u wait hour and a half for a ride and no sirvice bad bad bad!!!
Written 25 January 2019
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