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The new Blue Rock Village outside Somerset West has officially opened what they claim to be 'the largest water sports obstacle course in South Africa' for this year's summer season.
Swiss architectural design and project management firm Swisatec announced the launch of the first phase of Blue Rock Village, labelled as, ‘Africa’s first green village’ earlier this year. The new village will kick off construction in January 2017, and is aiming for a 6-star Green Star Communities Rating by the Green Building Council of SA (GBCSA), which will ultimately position the destination as the first village in Africa to be awarded a 6-star Green Star Communities Rating and a world-class development, acknowledged by the World Green Building Council.
SEE: Greening SA: Blue Rock Village developments underway
The village's water park, Blue Rock Ski Resort, will not only form part of their 'Green' initiative, but has always been an exciting drawcard for water sport lovers.
Entrance fee to the water resort is R55 per person, R45 per person under 16 and R35 for children under 6. During peak season in December, and January an addition of R5 is also added to the prices.
Situated on the picturesque slopes of the Helderberg Mountains, Blue Rock boasts with a crystal clear lake.
This former quarry site heritage, dates to the 1950’s, as the largest quarry in the Western Cape with a depth of 60m, 250m long and can reach up to 27°C on a sunny day making it the perfect for knee boarding, water-skiing, wakeboarding, scuba and commercial freestyle diving.
There is also a Badi or beach area where sun-lovers can bathe and relax. The area has a beach bar, shaded areas, umbrellas and bean bags.
Other activities include volleyball, 6-7-metre-high rock jumping point, 400-metre-long fufi-slide as well a fenced in paintball field which is perfect for spectators to watch.
You can see a list of prices for all activities at the water park around the lake here, with entrance ranging between R60 to R40.
With the current water scarcity in the country, splashing away in a lake or the ocean remains the most responsible choice to cool of this hot season. If you're spending the festive season in the more interior parts of SA, check out these 20 water-wise parks to love this summer.
The Blue Rock Restaurant and Cafe on the property specialises in Mediterranean cuisine and aims to promote a healthy lifestyle using local produce to create fresh and exciting seasonal dishes. Thin-crust pizza and homemade burgers are set to be favourites on the menu.
Check out the new Blue Rock Village and all its features here:
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