Making Spring Break Memories at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

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An unforgettable escape awaits at America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark Resorts where thrills meet luxury for a  spring break the whole family will enjoy. Nestled amidst the scenic landscapes of Wisconsin Dells, Sandusky, Ohio, the Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania and Round Rock, Texas lies a haven of aquatic delights and unparalleled hospitality—Kalahari Resort. Here, the perfect mix of relaxing and thrill-filled days blend seamlessly with the joyous laughter echoing through the halls. Let's embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of making memories beyond your wildest expectations at Kalahari!

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Our boys are growing up rapidly, and Nate and I are doing our very best to squeeze in as many family vacation memories for them as we possibly can. Can you guys believe that Olin's already in middle school!? That means two things for our family: this crew is harder to please than ever (hah) and traveling to further away destinations has become a bit trickier than it used to be in terms of timing. After a bunch of research, we decided that Kalahari was the perfect solution for our spring break needs – and we were absolutely thrilled to partner up with them to explore everything they have to offer!

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Kalahari has something for everyone, from Tom Foolerys Adventure Park to a full-service spa, tons of dining options, shopping, and beautiful vistas to take in from the peace of a spacious room. Let's start with the crowning jewel: the most epic waterpark  ever.

Exploring the Ultimate Aquatic Playground

Here, the waterpark is an entire experience all on its own! From exhilarating water slides to meandering lazy rivers and a giant wave pool, every corner invites adventure. Whether you're a thrill-seeker or seeking solace in the tranquil pools or adults-only Grotto, there's something for everyone.

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The Thrill of the Slides

Picture yourself hurtling down a towering slide, wind rushing past, heart pounding with excitement—that's the thrill of Kalahari's water slides. From heart-stopping drops to winding twists, there are tons of slides that promise an adrenaline-packed journey. We had a blast exploring Splashdown Safari, competing in the Cheetah Race, mastering our boogie boarding skills on FlowRider, and getting our thrills on the dozens of waterslides in the MASSIVE indoor waterpark. I also appreciated that there were lots of more tame areas for our youngest, slightly-less adventurous dude to explore.

Relaxation and Serenity

Amidst the waterpark's exuberance lies pockets of absolute serenity. Our family got to experience a couple different private cabanas and bungalows with our very own whirlpool, lounge seating, and food and beverage delivery. For all the parents who want their kids to have an epic time but who are in need of some serious relaxation: this place is for YOU. Folks looking for a slow pace will enjoy a drift along the lazy river, basking in the warmth of the sun through the massive windows (even if it’s rainy!), or unwinding in the soothing embrace of the hot tubs. There's even an immersive swim-up 21+ grotto bar!

Indulging in Luxurious Resort Amenities

Beyond the waterpark, Kalahari spoils its guests with a plethora of amenities designed to elevate your stay to new heights. I love that this multi-gen family owned and operated biz educates about and gives back to African people.

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The first thing you'll probably notice when you enter is the authentic art and textiles displayed throughout every space, showcasing the resort's commitment to directly supporting African artists and craftsmen . Kalahari also provides education, economic development and cultural exchange opportunities for Africa’s youth as well as pediatric facilities and clean water support – all of which are at the heart of making this an authentic, meaningful stay that you'll want to come back to again and again.

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Lavish Accommodations

To me, this is one of the things that really sets Kalahari apart from other waterpark resorts: the rooms are spacious and beautifully-appointed. From cozy rooms with sleeper sofas to suites with private balconies and whirlpool tubs all the way to villas adorned with elegant furnishings and fireplaces—Kalahari properties have options to fit every family’s unique preferences.

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Culinary Delights

Another thing that makes Kalahari stand out as a unique experience that appeals to experienced travelers and the entire family? The food! At Kalahari, you will embark on a truly world-class culinary journey around the globe – without leaving the resort. Kalahari boasts a diverse array of dining options, ranging from gourmet delicacies to casual bites, ensuring every palate is satisfied.

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At the Round Rock, TX location, we tried a little bit of everything at almost every single dining spot (quite a delicious and extensive feat, I must say). My personal favorite was the upscale vibe at Sortino’s Italian Kitchen, while the boys couldn’t get enough of the GIANT handcrafted shakes at B-Lux Grill & Bar – which also has bowling! Nate was a big fan of the inventive, cheesy macaroni concoctions at MACS as well as the sizzling fajitas at Cinco Niños. For breakfast, you absolutely can’t miss the extensive buffet at Great Karoo – which also has the biggest, gooiest cinnamon rolls I’ve ever seen.

Creating Unforgettable Memories at Tom Foolerys Adventure Park

What sets Kalahari apart the most is its ability to create lasting memories that linger long after the vacation ends! To me, Tom Foolerys Adventure Park is a big part of helping families come together to create those cherished moments. Before Kalahari, it had been a long time since I’d had arcade fun with the boys, and I’d forgotten what a quintessential experience it really is. Add in a few crazy rides (all indoors!), escape rooms, laser tag and VR experiences, and the unprecedented array of indoor attractions here is sure to bring out the kid in anyone!

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Thrilling Adventures

Kalahari offers a myriad of thrilling adventures, from swinging pendulum rides to whirling ups-and-downs and classic coasters. Put your nerves to the test on the ropes course, problem-solve in the escape room or journey in the jungle on the themed mini golf course—each experience is a chance to explore something new together.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What makes Kalahari Waterpark Resort different from other destinations?

Kalahari stands out for its expansive, award-winng indoor waterpark, luxurious accommodations, and exceptional hospitality, ensuring an unforgettable experience for guests of all ages.

2. Is Kalahari suitable for families with young children?

Absolutely! Kalahari offers a variety of little-kid-friendly attractions and amenities, including shallow pools, gentle slides, and interactive play areas, making it the perfect destination for families with young children. They also have small, medium and large locker rentals so you can safely bring all sorts of gear (just no outside food or drinks). Or, better yet, upgrade your experience and rent a cabana or bungalow!

3. Can guests access the waterpark year-round?

Yes, Kalahari's indoor waterpark ensures year-round fun, regardless of the weather outside. Additionally, during the warmer months, guests can enjoy outdoor pools and attractions as well.

4. Are there dining options available within the resort?

Kalahari boasts an array of dining options, ranging from fine dining restaurants to casual eateries and grab-and-go snack bars, catering to every taste and preference.

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5. Does Kalahari offer any spa or wellness services?

Yes, guests can indulge in a variety of spa treatments and wellness services at Kalahari's luxurious spa, rejuvenating both body and mind amidst tranquil surroundings. You can enjoy a wide assortment of sessions from massage therapy to pedicures, redwood saunas and herbal-infused steam rooms. Certain packages also include sweet adult treats like in-room champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, making this the perfect date night getaway.

6. Are there any special packages or deals available for guests?

Kalahari frequently offers special packages and deals including discounted room rates, waterpark day passes, spa experiences and dining credits that provide guests with added value and savings during their stay. One of the best ways to stretch your budget (and maximize the fun) at Kalahari is to arrive early and stay as long as possible. You can get waterpark access as early as 12pm day of check-in and stay all the way through close on the day of check-out! They also have service personnel and military discounts that can be purchased in-person with your ID.

Kalahari Resorts offers more than just a vacation—it's an opportunity to create lasting memories with loved ones. From thrilling waterpark adventures to luxurious resort amenities, every moment spent at Kalahari is a treasure trove of experiences waiting to be discovered. And RIGHT NOW, you can save up to 40% off your 2-night or longer stay (no code required!) at a Kalahari resort in WI, PA, OH or TX – so don’t wait. Book your vacation at Kalahari today so your family can experience adventures beyond your wildest dreams!

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