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OPT to work in paradise at the Wild Coast Sun

Unleashed from physical offices many employees now have the freedom to work from any location, giving rise to a new ‘workation’ trend in which businesspeople now combine business travel with leisure.

Workation at Sun International’s only beachfront resort

The Covid-19 pandemic brought about many changes over the past year, but possibly the most extreme has been the change in the traditional work environment. 

Unleashed from physical offices many employees now have the freedom to work from any location, giving rise to a new ‘workation’ trend in which businesspeople now combine business travel with leisure.

Having said that, the workation needs to be practical and allow the businessperson to perform his or her normal business functions.

The top five things business travellers require from their hotel or resort are:

1.      Fast and free WiFi access

2.      Strategically placed electric outlets

3.      Sufficient work (desk) space

4.      Selection of dining options

5.      Amenities for afterhours relaxation

The Wild Coast Sun, Sun International’s only beachfront resort, ticks all these boxes and more.

The breathtakingly beautiful four-star rated resort is the perfect business and family holiday destination.

Flanked by ocean, river, lagoon and 750 hectares of lush indigenous bush, the property boasts an R80-million water park, games area for children, outdoor sports, championship 18-hole golf course, casino and a range of restaurants.

Business travellers can physically disconnect from an office at this beachfront paradise while remaining reliably connected to work.For an office view like none other, don’t miss the Wild Coast Sun’s special workation package.·       Bed and breakfast at R2,844 per night for two for a Garden Facing King Bed/Lux Twin Also included in the package are two R300 Mangwanani Spa vouchers for a full body one hour massage – the perfect antidote to work stress!

Resort guests also have access to all the amenities.

For thrilling adult entertainment, the casino has a wide range of slot machines and popular Tables games such as roulette, blackjack and other classics. Both smoking and non-smoking facilities are available.

The championship 18-hole Wild Coast Sun Golf Course is famed for its magnificently curated fairways and greens that cross rugged terrain of hills, ravines, rivers, dams, waterfalls and the lagoon until the final hole, with unforgettable views of the Indian Ocean.

Land-based sports are mostly located at the Sports Centre which houses a gymnasium, lawn bowls, squash and tennis.

Located just 5km from Port Edward, the resort straddles the border between KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape provinces, and it is only a two-hour drive from Durban’s King Shaka International Airport.

Strict health and safety protocols are observed, and the Wild Coast Sun also has COVID-19 safety marshalls that operate over the busier days – Wednesday to Sunday – in the high traffic areas of the casino, hotel foyer, golf course, Wild Waves Water Park, Aloha Villages kiddies area and the restaurants. The marshalls are responsible for ensuring that visitors and guests wear their masks properly and practice social distancing.