Set on one of KwaZulu-Natal’s rolling green hills, Sun International’s Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom commands a magnificent 360° view of the Indian Ocean, and is the perfect getaway if you’re looking to treat yourself to a night or weekend of fun, good food and sheer relaxation without travelling too far.
Sibaya offers world-class accommodation for business and holiday travel. Stay at either the 118-room Sibaya Hotel or the 36-room luxurious boutique Royal Sibaya lodges. All rooms have sea, pool or garden facing views, and offer the standard amenities.
For vibrant entertainment, there is the casino with both smoking and non-smoking sections. Choose from the latest technology slot machines including touch-bet Roulette, Blackjack, Baccarat and Poker, or opt for real Tables games.
There are two outstanding restaurants located within Sibaya – Jewel of India or Butcher Block. Both offer extensive menus, so if you have the chance, try both. The Pot Roast Lamb Shank served at Butcher Block was outstanding and will definitely have us going back for more, while the fillet was just as it should be – done to perfection and super tender. For sweet lovers, the Mississippi Mud Pie is a must to try – so don’t forget to leave a little space. All in all a memorable meal for a special night out.
During the day you can soak up the hot African sun at the pool then splash, swim and surf in the warm Indian Ocean at uMdloti, uMhlanga or Ballito beaches.
For adrenalin seekers, there’s deep-sea fishing, scuba, wreck or shark diving, snorkelling and kiteboarding. Join Natal Sharks board divers at dawn to patrol a 320km stretch of nets off Durban’s Gold Mile and see sharks, dolphins, whales and seabirds too. Or opt for a bird’s eye view from a helicopter or microlight.
For nature lovers, there’s the uMhlanga Lagoon Nature Reserve trails with prehistoric shell midden, or black, red and white mangroves at the Nature Conservation Education Centre with Mangrove Kingfisher, Curlew, water Dikkop and Natal Nightjar. The nearby uMgeni River Bird Park houses over 800 birds from 200 species.
Golfers are spoilt for choice. They can tee-off at the nearby Zimbali Country Club, or visit Durban Country Club, the uMhlali Country Club and Prince’s Grant, all along the North Coast.
After this busy day, a pampering session at Sibaya’s Mangwanani Day Spa is a must!