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  • Mojoblue717
    Manchester, UK2 966 contributions
    Visited this huge complex on a South African friends recommendation, whilst stopping off at Durban on a Cruise Ship. This a very family orientated attraction, close to the beach on Durbans Golden Mile, and is basically split into 2 main sections; Sea World & Wet n Wild, both of which you have to pay to go in. There is also a pseudo Shopping Mall called Village Walk, which also contains numerous restaurants & cafes. Wet n Wild is very water orientated with a kiddies pool area, gigantic water slides, snorkel lagoon & a river ride. Sea World which was our main interest has one of the worlds great aquariums built into an old prer-war steamer, which has to be seen to be believed. It also has Seal & Dolphin Stadiums & a Penguin Rookery, which have daily free shows. One of our main reasons for visiting it should be mentioned is that Durban is no longer considered to be a safe City for tourists, unless in organised groups & we like to do our own thing. As the site is quite close to the Cruise Terminal, we considered it our best option. Unfortunately the day of our visit was a Saturday, the weather was very warm and it seemed like half of Africa had the same idea as us. The place was very busy and we had to Q for 40 minutes before we got in. Luckily as UK Pensioners we were given the same acceptance as SA Pensioners, and charged Concessionary rates of 163SAR( about £8), which was extremely good value. The Aquarium was amazing and as good as any I've been to anywhere in the world, we spent hours there. Not only was there a lot to see, but the information boards surrounding the tanks & displays were extremely informative. We then spent some time with my favourite animals; Penguins, then went to watch a very entertaining seal show. Unfortunately, with the heat, my wife felt ill so we left and missed the afternoon Dolphin show, which I learnt later was very good. The place is not everyones "cup of tea", but we enjoyed what was a great value day out.
    For the record, I have heard since returning back to the UK,that the place is now temporarily closed down, due to an industrial dispute!!!
    Written 18 February 2024
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  • Astencijo
    Basingstoke, UK263 contributions
    It is a great place with young children. But be aware that there are limited number of rides for kids slightly shorter than 1.3m that are no longer toddlers. Otherwise park is fairly small size, so you do not need to walking distances. As we came during the working days, hardly any queues at all. Some water rides were closed which wasn't ideal, but they were open later in the day. Overall a great day out.
    Written 21 February 2024
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  • Buyi
    2 contributions
    Amazing experience for the rest of the family.the kids really had fun.the food was amazing and had a great variety.
    Written 5 October 2023
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  • Thabo S
    Kempton Park, South Africa108 contributions
    Suitable for both kids and Adults fun activities for all ages . You really get value for your money. It's bid pricey but hey it's worth it. They should consider family packages
    Written 10 January 2023
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  • monica p
    5 contributions
    To spend time with family and your kids then Bugz family playpark is the place to gather. My daughter and her friends just love Bugs world
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Dumangamandla Tours
    Durban, South Africa77 contributions
    Not only being one of the recent 2010 World Cup studium nut also known for hosting mega shows, and other football matches people have been to its cable tours
    Written 24 February 2021
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  • Jdewitt7108
    Milnerton, South Africa117 contributions
    Was my first time and pleasantly surprised, was really great and so worth it, I jut had two things I did not like it is on the pricey side but I can understand they have high overheads.

    My biggest gripe is and luckily I was no affected but I saw it a few times there are people that does not like speed so they go extremely slow, as you are released a few seconds apart you can catch up to them super fast and all the fun is then gone as you are not allowed to stop completely and just have to sit behind them driving miss Daisy slow. Maybe they should have slots to say in this time only the fast can go to make it worth the while, would be a shame to pay the fee and go slower than what you can walk.
    Written 1 May 2023
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  • JBvdM
    Johannesburg, South Africa61 contributions
    Amazing waterpark with lovely slides. Not too big. Not a lot of places to sit and only one restaurant so we stood in a very long q. Your VIP shacks are also stuck in a corner which don’t look comfy at all. The positive is the kids absolutely loved the slides.
    Written 1 October 2023
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  • David B
    Johannesburg, South Africa38 contributions
    Although expensive, this is an excellent day out in Plett for the kids. Lots space, great rides and we made the best of every minute that we had until it closed. friendly staff, although the lifeguards are not that great..... Lady at whirlpool slide on her phone and disappeared most of the day. Nonetheless, great day out
    Written 23 April 2022
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  • Lizl G
    South Africa34 contributions
    Kids always have fun here. Every time we visited it was clean and well maintained. They serve a good coffee and have snacks and light meals available.
    Written 10 January 2022
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  • Brian M
    Johannesburg, South Africa14 contributions
    Fantastic experience with excellent service from all the staff. We had a group of 9 who enjoyed the horseriding, quad bikes, and a skillful neck and back massage.

    A worthwhile morning out!
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Päivi B
    Cape Town Central, South Africa10 contributions
    Great place to spend a day or two with a ten-year-old: waterpark, beach, Spur, Pizza e Vino and Ocean basket all offered great service. My daughter loved the slides at the waterpark. We stayed at the ATKV Seaside Solders and it is inside the shopping centre. Safe and neat. Very convenient, but two days was enough.
    Written 3 April 2023
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  • Hugin
    5 contributions
    It was fun doing the water activities, but the photos on their website is not what the water world looks like. It not clear water and its a very small area.
    Written 12 February 2020
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  • Gone Trekking
    Krugersdorp, South Africa22 contributions
    I went back and forth between 4 and 5. I think from my kids point-of-view this was a 5.

    The pros for Splash Water World is quite a bit:
    - Separate slides and pools for the small kids
    - Next to main beach with an option to go in-and-out of the venue. This was a big plus.
    - Braai facilities inside. I wish we new this before hand. Those braais smelt amazing.
    - Restaurant directly above the pools. Not part of the facility but was awesome and very tasty.
    - One or two larger slides for the adults.

    The negs are really what you make of it. It could be completely dismissed or a big deal depending on you as a person. Let me just say that we will be back regardless of these:
    - Don't expect large open areas like at newer parks. It is very compact and if you come late, you squeeze in somewhere.
    - Definitely more for the kids than adults. Doesn't mean that you can't also enjoy it as an adult but kids rule!

    I think this is worth a visit, especially if you have kids. Great way to break the beach day up without having to drive anywhere. :-)
    Written 9 February 2020
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  • marsuvn
    Otjiwarongo, Namibia28 contributions
    What a lovely day. Because of too much wind on the beach, we decided to head for the park and we really enjoyed it.

    The bathrooms were a bit of a mess, but there were 3 school groups at the park for their end of year function, so I think this is why.

    Everything is reasonably priced. Food looked delicious. Pools were clean and staff friendly enough.
    Written 3 December 2021
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