from FUTHI MBHELE in Durban
KwaZulu Natal Bureau
DURBAN, (CAJ News) – GLITZ, glamour and giving back to the community.
That is how Wild Coast Sun of South Africa’s iconic resorts is celebrating 42 years of existence.
Celebrations begin this weekend with the cake cutting to feature reigning Miss South Africa, Natasha Joubert. It is scheduled for Sunday at the casino.
Official commemorations by the four-star establishment are set for next week.
The highlight will be the site visit to the Amadiba community library, whose construction is thanks to a contribution of R600 000 by Wild Coast. It is a combined effort by TranSun, Mgungundlovu and the Mbizana Development Trust, among others.
Wild Coast will also have a boat cruise to launch the Gin Festival, which is to be held in December.
“We are building the library in continuation of our new casino license celebrations,” Peter Tshidi, Wild Coast Sun General Manager, said.
“Supporting education forms the backbone of Sun International’s corporate social responsibility programmes, understanding that children are our country’s future leaders.”
Wild Coast Sun opened in 1981, situated in the then Transkei.
It quickly became a centre for entertainment and hospitality.
The resort has remained perennially popular with guests, especially locals in Durban who enjoy visiting for short and long breaks.
It is constantly upgrading, including in 2020 when the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa upgraded it to four stars in the hotel category.
“We are always looking at new and exciting ways to thrill our guests and make sure they love every moment, and this means refreshing dining options as well as making sure we provide great entertainment both indoors and outdoors,” Tshidi said.
At the resort, The Magic Company, which operates the bowling alley, arcade games and kid’s rides, opened South Africa’s first indoor Skypark facility.
Wild Coast Sun recently opened two new franchised restaurants, namely Barcelos and Maltos.
Wild Coast Sun is Sun International’s only seaside resort, promising year-round temperate weather offering an “endless summer.”
It is a family destination, with a diverse offering from the 18-hole golf course, casino, water park, spa and entertainment complex.
“The resort overlooks one of the country’s most unspoilt beaches and is set on 750 hectares of natural bush between the Mzamba and Umtamvuna rivers and is a paradise for adventure lovers,” Tshidi extolled.
– CAJ News