This was our first time at Kalahari and we will definitly be back. My husband has a 2 day business conference there every year and this year we decided that the entire family would go along. We traveled there with another family of 4 so there was 8 of us total.
We stayed in the Royal African Queen Suite. This had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a living room. The master bedroom had 1 king size bed w attached bathroom. The 2nd bedroom had 2 queen beds. The living room had a pull out sofa and lounge chair, gas fireplace and small pub style table and chairs. We where there during the winter so we didn't use the balcony's at all. So with all of this room is was nice because we had 4 adults and 4 children in there. Still with 8 of us, we didn't feel cramped.
The water park was very clean and nice. They always had clean dry towels set out in baskets around the park. Most of the time I sat at our tables and read my book while the kids (13, 11, 9, & 8) ran around so I got to see a lot of the staff that was working. They seemed liked they really enjoyed their jobs and weren't just "there". I've been at some water parks where you can't hardly sneeze without being yelled at for doing something that was wrong. So it was nice being able to just sit and relax. The park does state that you can't bring in your own food or drinks, but we did anyhow. We just brought in water bottles. To buy a bottle of water there is $3.00 per bottle and we weren't going to spend that much money on 8 of us to each get a bottle. So we just took our own in. They never once checked our bags as we brought them in, nor did they say anything to us about the bottles sitting on our tables. The staff was very friendly and tentative, always picking up wet towels that someone didn't bother to take care of or pushing tables and chairs back into order. If you want to do the stand up Flow rider Surfing I would say to do it as early in the morning as you can. We were there on a Thursday and Friday and on Thursday morning there wasn't a line of any sort. The employees were just waiting for someone to come along. By afternoon and evening the line was about 30 minutes. On Friday the park was busier so the line got longer faster.
The Indoor Theme park was really cool also. If you go I would suggest that you buy a arm band for the rides. I think it was only 25 buck per person to do this. If you go and just try to do tickets (they have everything on a card style system) where you pay for each ride it will cost you a ton! I think that there is only a couple of the activities that isn't included in with the bands. The arcade games are expensive but what arcades aren't. Our kids favorite things to do was the Ropes Course, Rock Climbing Wall and Laser Tag. They did this for hours.
The first night we ordered pizza from an outside source and they delivered it just fine, no issues. The second night we ate inside the hotel at Damon's Grill & Sports Bar. I would say that it was average....... wouldn't go back. Our server was nice, but kinda "over" nice. The food was average also..... more expensive then we would have liked to pay for what we got. But we didn't have to go outside in the cold weather. So.....
Overall, everything was great and we can't wait to go back next year!!
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