Tuning you straight
We want to come down to KZN during the June holidays. The plan is to visit my sister in Durban, and then show the family of four, which includes a girl of 12 and a boy of 14, the South Coast. My hubby and I want to rest, while the teens entertain themselves in a safe place with LOTS to do. Yes, I’m asking the impossible, but
What can you recommend? Elsa Cilliers, Centurion
Three words: Wild Coast Sun. An old favourite with us coastal types, the resort has in recent times been upgraded to the tune of some R400 million and should meet all your requirements.
On the border of the KZN and Eastern Cape, the 35-year-old landmark is no longer just known for its casino, although that is still operating. (However, if it’s gambling you want, we recommend Sun Coast, a short turn left from Durban up the North Coast.)
Sun International has instead turned the Wild Coast Sun into a holiday resort with the focus on entertaining families.
The tables at Chico’s Buffet groan under all the food and the balconies in the rooms offer views over the Indian Ocean and the wild waves that gave this part of the coast its name.
The teens (and parents) can have extreme fun at the Wild Waves Water Park. Horse rides on the beach, some of the best golfing in SA, a bowling alley and long hikes are also on the to-do list.
To get there, make a short right on the N2 from Durban and follow the highway all the way to the resort’s entrance.