We had a weekend break and travelled as parents with a 6 and 3 year old. All excited to see the new water slides, we were quite disappointed that most of the slides were of the extreme variety and intended for adults only, with kids less than 1.2m not allowed, not even if accompanied by an adult.
Back at the hotel, we stayed in a garden facing family room. This room type is about R 200 cheaper than the equivalent sea facing one. The garden view is drab and depressing to say the least. No landscaper has been to this "garden" in the last decade.
The room was comfortable, clean and well equipped. A recent renovation was obvious, however the lowest bidder obviously won the contract.
We had a late check-in at 22h30, and Ishmael who checked us in was exemplary in his friendly and efficient manner. A late night meal was order from room service, we waited nearly an hour and the food was average at best.
Breakfast and dinners were enjoyed at Chico's. It is buffet style.
Food quality is decent, variety and quantity is poor.
We were faced with long queues every time we went to Chico's
Dinners are unfortunately marred by stage music that makes dinner conversation impossible, making you wish you were back in your room. What happened to a quiet dinner and music/dance afterwards. The restaurant was clean and service prompt.
There are plenty of pools in and around the main hotel, strangely though, none of them are heated, we saw very few people in the water.
Our kids spent an enjoyable hour in the kids club, which was safe, and well supervised. Paid R 40
The waterslides is easy accessible by shuttle and entry to hotel residents only R 10.
Check-out is 10am and was simple.
We had a family weekend and never ventured into the casino or onto the golf course.
This resort is fully booked nearly every weekend and has lost it's exclusivity. It caters for the average gambler seeking an above average gambling experience.
An alternative would be Suncoast and Ushaka in Durban.
We won't return to the Wild Coast Sun Resort
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Wild Coast Sun and Country Club in South Africa is set on an unspoiled beach in the Cape and attracts visitors with its beguiling beauty and activities on offer. The resort is set on 750 hectares of natural bush between two rivers overlooking the Indian Ocean. The area offers tourists and conference delegates a variety of attractions and activities – from walks along our unspoilt beaches to deep sea fishing and scuba diving. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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