If we knew about this place before we went on leave for December, we would been there faster than the speed of light! It would've been the perfect place to keep cool throughout the festive season heatwave. But it's not too late to experience the fun, thrilling and brand-spanking-new Happy Island Water World, as summer isn't over yet!
Happy Island Water World is Making a Splash
R500-million and 18 months later, Happy Island Water World in Muldersdrift, Mogale City, had it's soft launch on 28 December 2018. And to delight their guests, they have 15 rides and slides, some of which are a first in South Africa! This water park has already made a splash with the locals, as they have already seen about 25 000 people walk through their doors.
What To Expect
Like we mentioned above, there are 15 rides and slides for visitors to try! Just keep in mind, that since they are in the pre-launch period, not all the rides will be open and operating (as far as we can tell, you can experience 13 of the 15 right now). Wondering what you can expect at the water park? Here are the rides:
The Biggest Wave Pool in Africa
Their TWO gigantic Wave Pools are the largest on the continent, measuring a whopping 20 000m2 complete with hydraulic mechanisms that produce ocean-like waves at regular intervals. See, no need to head to KZN to be able to swim in the sea!
This one will literally make your stomach sink! Feel the sensation of gravity suck you down a near-vertical slide into an inclined loop at up to 60km/h! That's 2.5 Gs in less than 2 seconds! If you have the heart (or the stomach) for this, don't miss the opportunity to try this one. It's the ultimate body slide experience.
This slide will definitely have your head spinning for all the right reasons. Twist, turn and tumble your way down this thrilling slide before splashing into the landing pool area. And best of all, it's great for all ages.
Lazy River - Not operational during pre-launch
Want to relax and soak up the sun? Gently float down the Lazy River in a rubber tube as it takes you down the 850m course through the beautiful water park surrounds. Also, this lazy ride is perfect for all ages. You can get your single or double tubes at the entrance.
High Speed Slide
Havde the need for speed? Then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the thrill and excitement of the park's high-speed slide! Thrill-seekers will whoosh through this ride at up to 40km/h. But do exercise extreme caution on this slide, as it's certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Looking for a group ride to experience with family and friends? Then this is something you need to try. The Behemoth Bowl or Super Bowl is a four-person per tube, wild, adrenaline-filled adventure through a massive bowl that'll take you down into a clear pool below. It's an absolute rush!
Master Blaster Super Tubes
Two super tube slides, one that's open air, and one that is almost entirely dark. One thing they have in common - both will leave you with adrenaline running through your veins! This ride is a classic super tube ride, enjoyed with one or two-person tubes.
This is the big one! Adrenaline junkies, brace yourselves! It's a first in Africa and is as spectacular as it is fun. You'll love the experience of being sucked down a giant tornado funnel into the water pool below. This one is a must.
Whether you're feeling a little competitive with your mates or simply want to experience what it actually feels like sliding down a rainbow, this ride is for you! Take a slide down this fast and wild ride down the magical rainbow, perfect if you're looking to race against your friends.
The Python Slide
Three reasons why you need to experience the Python Slide: 1. it's wild; 2. it's high-speed; and 3. it's loads of fun! Enough said!
Been a long week at the office and in need of some soothing massages? Then head over to the Massage Pools, be lazy, soak and relax a little while being gently massaged. Just keep in mind that these pools are not heated.
Pirate Boat Slide
Arrr, me mateys! Board the Pirate Boat if you dare. Your only escape back to safety is sliding down into the Lazy River. This one is perfect for the kids and anyone with a wild imagination.
And For The Kids...
Other the big rides that'll thrill your socks off, they also have a bunch of fun water features for the littler kids, because what is a water park without fun for all ages? Some of the water park features that are ideal for the younger aged children includes:
Built just for the kids, there are THREE different slide experiences that all ending in a shallow pool. The kids will love it.
Amazon Rain Forest
Themed on the Amazon Rain Forest, this mini water park features plenty of fun for the little ones, including slides, a pool, and a full rain forest maze for them to explore.
The Spray Park has dozens of playful fountains. It is a safe, fun place for toddlers, young kids, teens and older folk to cool off in the summer heat.
This is a high-speed four-person tube ride pushing riders up almost vertical slopes as well as spinning, turning, rocking and gliding everywhere. It's sensational!
They Also Offer Accommodation!
Want the fun to last a little longer? Then why not check out the accommodation options available around Happy Island Water World! You can take your pick from:
- Bed & Breakfast
- Caravan & Camping Sites
- Guest Houses
- Hotels & Lodges
- Self Catering
We think this will make the perfect weekend getaway for the whole family! So, if you're interested in making your experience last all weekend long, click here to find out more.
How Much Is Entry?
At the moment, entrance is R199 per adults and R99 per child.
HOWEVER, the prices will increase to R399 per adult and R199 per child once they have gotten through their pre-launch period but the prices have not been finalised.
The reduced prices are said to be in effect because only 13 of the 15 rides are fully operational.
For More Information
For more information about this brand-new water park, visit happy-island.co.za.