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Sugar Bay: A dream holiday destination for children

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Kids all over the world are ditching their cellphones, and switching off the TV in favor of spending a school holiday at Sugar Bay Kids Resort in KwaZulu Natal.

But that’s not the surprising part, the real surprise is that kids are going on holiday for an entire week (or two) without their parents. That’s right, Sugar Bay is a kids-only resort where children 7-17 years old can enjoy a safe, fun and parent-free holiday.

For the working parent, this eliminates the stress of trying to arrange supervision and entertainment for their kids when the school holidays approach. Sugar Bay provides 24/7 supervision and all-day entertainment. Simply book online or give them a call, and they will handle everything for you, even your child‘s transport! 

Transport to the Resort

Your kids can catch Sugar Bay‘s private bus service from Sandton, or catch a flight to King Shaka International Airport. The camp counselors, which are basically au-pairs also trained in Emergency First Response and Child Psychology, will escort your little ones safely to Sugar Bay – whether from their flight or during the bus trip. These transport options allow children from all over the world to enjoy a tropical beach holiday, and to make new friends from around the globe – without a cellphone in sight. 

Safety and Security

With the highest staff-to-child ratio in the country (1:3) and over 18 years of experience, parents can rest assured that their little ones are safe and supervised. All water activities are supervised by qualified lifeguards, the property is secured by electric fences, 24-hour armed response, 25 CCTV surveillance cameras, night watchmen and fire alarms. The resort boasts facilities like a sports field, 25-metre pool with waterslides, paintball arena, indoor sports hall, theatre, infirmary and a waterfront with private access to the lagoon and beach.

Unique themes every holiday

Each school holiday is guaranteed to be a unique experience with different themes informing the itinerary and décor. Children are welcomed by superheroes, cartoon characters (and more) in an entirely new and imaginative setting from their previous visits.

Sugar Bay is a three-star establishment graded by the Tourism Grading Council. Nestled among trees and surrounded by sugar cane fields, the children sleep in spacious wooden cabins with en-suite bathrooms which are allocated according to age and gender. Additionally, all bed linen is provided and laundry is done for guests who stay longer than one week.

Activities for all interests:
Unlike other holiday camps, there are no compulsory activities at Sugar Bay. The children are free to choose from over 100 activities. Some popular activities include:

  • Paintball and Airsoft
  • Zip Lining
  • Waterslides
  • Bungee Trampoline
  • Surfing
  • Dance Lessons
  • Skateboarding
  • Kayaking
  • Rock Wall Climbing
  • Bmx
  • Standup Paddle Boarding (SUP)
  • Yoga
  • Arts, crafts & baking.

Kids deserve a great holiday break too – this is the concept behind Sugar Bay, which has created a winning formula for extraordinary fun and impeccable safety. Sugar Bay is an ideal getaway from today’s distracting technologies, and a perfect opportunity for kids to learn how to enjoy the outdoors. This children’s paradise is situated just 30 kilometers north of Ballito in a little seaside village called Zinkwazi Beach. The cost of a typical 7-day holiday includes accommodation, activities, three meals per day and 24-hour supervision.

Naturally, parents may have concerns and questions before being convinced to send their kids away on a holiday alone. Sugar Bay’s friendly office will gladly chat to parents about their individual concerns for their children. Give them a ring on (032) 485 3778 or pop them an email at . You can also watch this video for a preview of the camp’s facilities and the activities on offer.

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  • Felicia Austin November 18, 2019 at 9:54 am

    Wow! This sounds like a really great camp for kids! I don’t know about sending my 7-9yr old somewhere without me for that long though lol. I think 10 and above would be fine. I’m one of those worrying parents, but after 10 I have gotten way more less worried. I love that there are so many options for them and the securities.

  • Joancke Joubert November 18, 2019 at 11:59 am

    This will do wonders for my kids

  • Denawa Alberti November 18, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Well, where was this wonderful idea when I was a kid? I know for a fact my little one would surely enjoy something like this. I have heard of parents going on vacation without their kids but never even thought about there being a vacation for kids without their parents. I think it is a fab idea and I actually would consider sending my kid now that she is 13. I dont know that I would be brave enough if she was 7. Im actually gonna check more into this. Wonderful way for kids to meet mingle and have down time 🙂

  • Rajlakshmi November 20, 2019 at 2:06 am

    Oh how I wish I had one of these places nearby while growing up. A whole week with just friends sounds very exciting and funfilled. Love the huge variety of activities offered here. Something for everyone. I would have stayed in the pool all day. 😀

  • Shilpa Gupte November 22, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Kids today need to be independent, and what better than such places where there are countless activities for kids?
    With parents being so busy with their careers, it becomes important for them to find for kids activities that will keep them occupied in a good, fruitful way. Thank god kids can find such activities at such holiday destinations as SUgar Bay, or even summer camps, for that matter! 🙂

  • Lynne Huysamen November 23, 2019 at 4:56 am

    This looks superb – my daughter is old enough, now just to wait a bit for my son to catch up! I find school holidays so hard as I work from home and while my husband is home every evening I find every day a struggle to get through! Now we have 6 weeks looming in front of us. I would love for my kids to have a fun a holiday and be able to work!


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