A multimillion rand adventure water park is being planned for the North Coast.

The world-class attraction will be a phased development at Tinley Manor, 25km north of King Shaka International Airport, and the developers have “undertaken that it will become Africa’s leading family friendly adventure park.”

It will be called Numz Adventure Island. The 30-hectare adventure island will cater for the young and the young-at-heart and there will be special zones for all ages, from a meandering, lazy river to the ultimate wet ‘n wild water pad for teenagers.

One attraction in the first phase will feature a 12m-high twisting inner-tube ride which will enable adrenalin-seekers to “go vertical with reversed free fall”. The rides are being designed, manufactured and installed by White Water West of Canada, the company behind some of the greatest water parks in the world, such as Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and Atlantis in Dubai.

The first phase of the five-year plan will also include a golf driving range and restaurants.

Plans for the future adventure attractions are being kept under wraps for now. It is envisaged that more than 200 jobs will be created.

Location

  • Tinley Manor, next to Stanger/KwaDukuza
  • 40 minutes from city of Durban 15 minutes from the King Shaka International Airport
  • 30 minutes from Umhlanga Rocks
  • 50 minutes from Richards Bay
  • 5 minutes north of Salt Rock

Current Status

  • A comprehensive business plan has been completed
  • The Feasibility Study has shown a very positive indication in support of this venture
  • A full financial model has been compiledOwnershipThe development is privately owned and is funded by a combination of Shareholders and Debt Financing

Ownership

The development is privately owned and is funded by a combination of Shareholders and Debt Financing

Return on Investment

  • This is funded through private investor funds (equity) and the IDC, who are the main funders of this project
  • There is a Community shareholding in the project, also IDC funded, which will be managed by a Trust

Project requirement

The project requires an additional equity partner to inject ZAR 15 million


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