An Alternative Guide To South Africa

Sand-filled water slide, Macassar Beach Pavilion

Macassar Beach Pavilion is included in this selection of 10 Unusual Things To See And Do in South Africa.

While South Africa is famed for its natural beauty, there are also a host of unusual landmarks to add to your bucket list. From the world’s largest man-made hole to an ancient stone structure, here are the weirdest and wackiest things to see and do in South Africa.
 
Macassar Beach Pavilion, Cape Town
 
The Macassar Beach Pavilion is an abandoned water park overlooking the False Bay coastline, near Somerset West. Derelict buildings sprawled with graffiti and broken waterslides faded by the sun create an eerie setting against a backdrop of dunes and sparkling blue sea. Built in 1991, the popular beach resort was closed after a string of financial mishaps, allowing the park to succumb to shifting sand dunes over time. The park is situated in the Macassar Dunes Conservation Area — a 2,760 acre reserve that protects the dunes and vegetation in the area.
 
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PHOTO Sand-filled water slide, Macassar Beach Pavilion, Cape Town © Adrian Bischoff/Flickr