SA's wild water slide makes international splash!

2014-10-23 11:59
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Cape Town - You are best advised not to have a big meal before taking on this adrenaline injection... But do gut-up before you queue, because this speed-freak, aqua loop water slide at the Wild Waves water park, off the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape is sure to send the faint-hearted running for the hills!

Although a slider starts off upright, the Aqua Loop throws you upside down through a slippery round loop and spits you out upright again seconds later. 

Although the water park has been running for a while, the aqua loop made headlines this week when a GoPro video by South African bloke, Brian Ortner, got people all intrigued by the super slide.

According to blogger Brent Lindeque of Out of the nutshell', the youtube video was posted to Facebook on 7 August by an American radio station with the heading ‘Crazy Water Slide’ and a message saying “would you do it? I might lose my lunch” - sparking speculation about where in the world this thrilling thing might be.

Watch the Go-Pro footage of the spin here

After many guess attempts as to where the slide might be, people finally traced it back to SA. They first thought it might be in Tennessee, Brazil and even Sweden. However, a South African insider enlightened the guessers where the slide was when he heard Ortner say "lekker, lekker" on the Go-Pro footage. 

The queue for the aqua loop is reportedly extremely long, but every bit worth the wait for adrenaline junkies and water lovers alike. 

This is what you need to know when you go:
Where: Wild Coast Sun, Main Bizana Road, Eastern Cape (5,2 km south of Port Edward, KwaZulu-Natal)
Opening Times: Open in summer from 09:00 – 17:00
Entry fee: R130 per adult; R65 per child under 1.2 meters 
Contact number: (+27) 39 305 4800

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