Did you know?
The Roaring Lagoon generates a 1.2 metre wave every 90 seconds.
The Valley of the Waves theme park is a jewel in the crown of the Sun City resort complex, no mean feat when you consider the enormous range of leisure activities on offer at the resort.
Part of the astounding Lost Palace development at Sun City, built around an ancient (and long-dormant) volcano, this North West province theme park is a pleasure kingdom for thrill-seekers and sun-seekers alike, offering a wonderful array of activities to keep boredom at bay.
Catering to both day visitors and those staying over at one of Sun City's many luxury resorts, the Valley of the Waves' entertainment options are many, from simply lazing around in the sun or enjoying a leisurely swim to riding the rapids on an underground river.
The more adventurous will make a beeline for the Roaring Lagoon and the Temple of Courage.
The former is just what it purports to be: a man-made lagoon in which every 90 seconds a 1,2 metre high wave with a velocity of 35 km/h crashes against the sandy beach pulling with it a delighted wall of human bodies.
The Temple of Courage, meanwhile, is not for the faint of heart. A 70 metre-long near vertical chute down which daredevils hurtle on their way to the sparkling pool below...it's quick but memorable!
There are more sedate rides for younger children and nervous adults too. The Sacred River Ride is an underground river journey on brightly coloured tubes that gently meanders its way around the Valley of the Waves theme park, or tackle the Tarantula, a scream-a-minute tube ride in total darkness!
Linking the Lost City to the Valley of the Waves, is the Bridge of Time. With its elephant guardians, and mock volcano that 'erupts' in billowing smoke and lava, it's your gateway to a wave of water-filled adventure.