water park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld

(Happy Island Waterworld)

SA’s biggest water park just opened in Johannesburg and it’s LIT [video]

Where has this been all our lives? The Happy Island Waterworld in Johannesburg has slides galore and Africa’s biggest wave machine. Let’s take a peak inside.

water park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld

(Happy Island Waterworld)

There’s no fun quite like the fun you can have at a water park. One minute, you’re taking a dip in the pool and the next, you’re hurtling to the ground in a tube. It really is the most unique way to enjoy yourself. So with Happy Island Waterworld opening its doors this month, the summer of 2019 has the potential to go off the chain!

Users of the Gravity Loop slide can reach speeds of up to 60km/h

Located just north of Johannesburg, this state-of-the-art aqua adventure officially went live in the new year. Scores of people have already had a blast at Mzansi’s largest water park, and it’s easy to see why. We’ve put together a fun guide on the place, complete with pictures and all the key details. Hell, you could call this a “slide-show”.


Happy Island Waterworld – your guide to the newly-opened Johannesburg water park

Where is Happy Island Waterworld

Water Park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld
(One of the swimming pools)

Between Muldersdrift and Johannesburg North. The website provides some handy tips for directions but if that’s all a little too old school for you, here’s what you need to punch into your SatNavs and smart maps to find the location:

  • 187 Lake View Drive, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa.

What are the best things about Happy Island Waterworld?

(Wave Pool)

Without doubt, the wave pool has to be up there. It’s the biggest of it’s kind on the entire continent, and operates in two separate locations. That’s right guys, double wave pool!

You’re also spoilt for choice when it comes to the best slides. Every single one is a heart-racing thrill ride to the bottom, but if you’re a speedster looking for that extra shot of adrenaline, look no further than Gravity Loop. This monster includes a near-vertical drop, and riders can reach speeds of up to 60km/h in the tubes.

Water Park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld

If all that sounds a little too much – we got a bit flustered just typing it – then there are more serene options available, too. The Massage Pools allow guests to relax in refreshingly-cool waters, while the jets help you completely unwind and find your zen.

Something for everyone at this water park…

Water Park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld
(Rainbow Slide)

Family fun is indeed the name of the game here. If you’ve got younger children, the Pirate Boat Slide is a nice, easy-going way to break them in. The Spray Park is also an enjoyable pursuit, as the fountains provide countless hours of entertainment.

If you’re of an older generation and would rather take it easy, not only have you got the Massage Pool, but there’s an all-day dining facility and a little shopping plaza for your retail needs.

All pools and slides

Water Park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld
(Massage Pool)
  • Gravity Loop
  • Spiral Slide
  • High-Speed Slide
  • Behemoth Bowl
  • Master Blaster Super Tubes
  • Typhoon
  • Rainbow Slide
  • The Python Slide
Water Park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld
(The Python Slide)

How to buy tickets

You’re in luck, here. For the next two weeks, the Happy Island Waterworld are offering tickets at their introductory rate. Adults can get in for R199 per person, children and pensioners will cost R99, whereas kids aged two and under will be allowed free entry. A family of four could enjoy a memorable day out for just under R600!

Water Park Johannesburg Happy Island Waterworld
(Master Blaster)

This is the link you need to visit, so you can book your tickets to the water park.

Watch: Take a tour of Happy Island here…