Cape Town - Slide the City, the biggest water slide to be hosted in Africa to date, has opened ticket sales to events in seven South African cities this summer.
Tickets for five of the eight events to be hosed went on sale on Friday, 4 September. The remaining three events' tickets will go on sale as soon as the venues for the slides are confirmed.
A single slide costs R99 with tickets for three slides at R250 and the Super Slider pass offering unlimited access at R490.
Single and triple slide tickets are sold in two-hour slots to avoid overcrowding. When purchasing these tickets, you will be requested to book in a specific time slot. The All day sliding tickets, however, will be valid for an entire day of sliding.
Adrenaline junkies and slide enthusiasts are advised to book early to be guaranteed a chance sliding the city.
Slide The City will visit seven cities around the country from December 2015 to February 2016 and host eight events in total.
12 & 13 Port Elizabeth (Baakens Street)
16 Knysna (Vigilance Drive)
19 & 20 Cape Town (to be confirmed)
9 & 10 Ballito (Sugar Rush Park)
16 & 17 Pretoria (Lenchen Avenue – Centurion)
23 & 24 Johannesburg (William Nicol Drive)
30 & 31 Nelspruit (to be confirmed)
6 & 7 Cape Town (to be confirmed)
Ticket sales for Cape Town and Nelspruit will only open once the venue has been confirmed.
Three blocks of city streets will be transformed into thrilling ride sites as participants use inflatables to skim at high speed down the huge 304-m long waterslide made of slippery, durable vinyl.
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Food, music and fun activities will be on offer all along the way. As an official franchisee, the slide complies with the safety requirements and municipal regulations of each host city.
Water used during this period will be conserved in consultation with the various host cities.
Important: Children must be taller than 1,2 metres to slide.
South Africa’s first Slide The City is presented by Huisgenoot, YOU and DRUM in partnership with Nedbank, with tickets on sale through Computicket.
Vanessa Singh, executive head for retail and business banking marketing at Nedbank, said “Slide the City is a one-of-a-kind experience that affords us an opportunity to bring together people from diverse communities and make the things that really matter happen."
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