SUMMER: Splash! SA’s top water parks

Four Seasons in South Africa: Summer

WIN tickets for the family to SA’s top water parks!

In the latest issue of onRoute magazine, we take a look at six top water parks, each with its own selection of thrill rides, slides, obstacle courses and water-based fun for all ages. onRoute is partnering with these water parks to give tickets away to lucky readers and their families! Follow the link to fill in the quiz to find out what your maritime spirit animal is and stand a chance to win tickets to the water park of your choice.

WIN tickets for the family to SA’s top water parks

To stand a chance to win tickets to any of these water parks, click here!

There’s nothing better than water-based thrill rides, slides and obstacle courses with the family! These six world-class water parks offer a fabulous day out:

1.        GOG Lifestyle Park in Lanseria

You can’t miss the giant inflatables at GOG featuring a monstrous 12 metre-high by 50-metre long water slip-and-slide. There’s also a reservoir-type pool, giant water balls, a splash pad & spray park, jungle gyms, see-saws, park gym equipment, obstacle courses with mud pools, peddle go-karting, a climbing and bouldering wall, zip lining, abseiling and even bumper cars! www.goglifestyle.co.za

2        Valley of Waves at Sun City

Recently, Valley of Waves at Sun City underwent an exciting upgrade, the newest attractions being Noble’s Descent – the ultimate 17-metre vertical free-fall body slide at top speed with a near-vertical loop; and, Ovango – a boomerang tube slide that includes a 6-storey drop and a 12-metre vertical wall climb! www.suninternational.com/sun-city/activities/valley-of-waves

3        Stoke City Adventure Park in Midrand

Stoke City’s Cable Park offers waterskiing, kneeboarding and wakeboarding on the main cable. The new Aqua Park has an incredible inflatable floating obstacle course for hours of climbing and sliding! And, if you’ve always wanted to try stand-up paddling (SUP), this is the place to do it! www.stokecity.co.za

4        Aquadome at Emerald Resort & Casino, Vanderbijlpark

No matter what season it is, this indoor, climate-controlled is ideal. There are six heated pools, including a spa, baby pool, lazy river, main pool with a waterslide and shipwreck to explore, gladiator pool and white-water pool, with trained lifeguards on duty. There is also a beach volleyball and basketball court. www.emeraldcasino.co.za/resort-experiences/aquadome 

5        Wild Waves Water Park at Wild Coast Sun

Get your thrills on here with the heart-pounding plunges of the Boomeranga, the near-vertical 17m plunge in the Aqua Loop, get pinned to the side in the SuperBowl, and race each other in the tallest, fastest, steepest Speed Slides. For those who want to relax, tube around the Lazy River, while little kids can enjoy Kidz Zone. www.suninternational.com/wild-coast-sun/activities/wild-waves-water-park  

6        Pines Resort in Krugersdorp

Buy tickets at Computicket and spend the day here swimming in the pools, sliding on the numerous water slides, while little ones play on the splash pad. There’s also a jumping castle and playground. Bring your own picnic or braai – braais and grids are provided. The shop stocks charcoal and firelighters, as well as ice, wine, beer and ciders (as you may not bring your own alcohol). www.pinesresort.co.za

*Please visit water park websites for seasonal operating hours and latest entry fees.

To stand a chance to win tickets to any of these water parks, click here!

 *Please note: terms and conditions apply; winners and their families need to be able to swim!

Closing date for entry is Thursday, 31 May 2018, and winners will be notified no later than 15 June 2018!