Calling all water lovers, adrenaline junkies and fun seekers! Mega water park Happy Island has opened in Muldersdrift, and it’s got a whole load of splashy fun for everyone.
Slip n slide
There’s no such thing as a water park without slides. Happy Island has a whole boatload of them for us to choose from. There’s a relatively tame Rainbow Slide and a Lazy River to float along without shrieking. If you want something that will make you scream, however, you are in luck.
For an entry level thrill, there’s a high speed slide that will have you zipping down it at 40km an hour. Wanna go faster? The Gravity Loop is high up and whizzes you down at 60km an hour!
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What a wonderful day to get a fix of #HappyIslandWaterworld fun. Our #HighSpeedSlides are awesome, especially the #GravityLoop. The floor opens up under your feet and gravity sucks you into a free fall before you fly through the loop. #GForces galore. Experience Rating *****
Hold on tight!
Get four of your friends on a raft and fly around the Behemoth Bowl before splashing into the pool at the bottom. Or look danger in the face and laugh on the Typhoon. You get sucked into the typhoon and go round and round and round and round and round… All super fast.
When you are all screamed out – or if you’re just a person who has a healthy respect for gravity – hit the wave pool. It’s the biggest in Africa! Or calm down in a massage pool after you have faced the Typhoon.
There are plenty of age-appropriate features for kids. A splash park for littlies, smaller slides and a trip through an Amazon rainforest. Happy Island is also an exciting place to host birthday parties.
Let’s go already
Tickets are R199 are for people above 1.3m tall. If you’re shorter than that, it’s R99. If you are younger than two, you get in for free. The park is at 107 Lake View Drive, Muldersdrift (just off Beyers Naude). The perfect destination for a family day out!