With its year-round temperate weather, unspoilt beaches, golf course, casino and water park, Wild Coast Sun in Port Edward remains a favourite playground with young and old, and in the past year has seen multi-millions spent on upgrades to new and existing facilities, following improvements made leading up to Wild Coast Sun being lifted from a three to a four-star resort, in 2020.
“We are always looking at new and exciting ways to thrill our guests, and this means refreshing dining options as well as making sure we provide great entertainment both indoors and outdoors,” said Wild Coast Sun General Manager, Peter Tshidi.
The Magic Company, which operates the bowling alley, arcade games and kiddie rides, has invested R6,4-million in South Africa’s first indoor Skypark facility – ideal to boost adrenalin levels and tire out busy kids aged from seven to 70. The structure, which is over 18m high, has 21 rope obstacles on a skytrail and a built-in zipline skyrail.
“Used by some of the world’s top family entertainment centres and cruise lines, the Skypark has world-class safety features that prevent customers unhooking themselves during participation,” said Magic Company regional manager for Natal, Kim Sismey. Up to 30 people can use the structure at a time. In addition, the company has added 45 additional games in the area under the Skypark.
Keeping up with changing food trends and styles, Wild Coast Sun opened two new franchised restaurants this year, in Barcelos, the home of flame-grilled chicken, and Maltos, a Mediterranean restaurant reminiscent of the Greek isles, located overlooking the hotel pool. With a focus on fresh seafood, Maltos has a vast menu offering incorporating sushi, tapas, pizza, grills and pastas.