Kalahari Resorts Review

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This winter we had the chance to stay, swim, and play at Kalahari Resorts. It was perfect timing because it was right around Kora’s birthday so it was a fun way to celebrate. We had never been to Kalahari so we were excited because we had heard such good things from other families.

When we arrived we were immediately blown away by the size and beauty of our room. We had adjoining rooms and one had a living room, fireplace, dining room, full kitchen, full size refrigerator, whirlpool tub, and king size bed. The other room had two double beds, a mini-fridge and microwave. It was amazing and one of the nicest rooms we’ve ever stayed in.

Kalahari RoomWe enjoyed the large balcony and seeing the Outdoor Waterpark and the Safari Outdoor Adventure Park too. It looks like so much fun that we can’t wait to come back this summer to check it out. At the animal park guests can assist in the car e of animals, help prepare diets, feed them, assist in cleaning, and interact with the animals too. There’s also a Sky Trail Explorer Ropes Course with three levels and 48 elements spanning 750 feet. The Zip Line Tour is for all ages and soars 60 feet in the air and there are 32 foot Adventure Climbing Walls. Doesn’t that sound fun?!

Kalahari OutdoorsWe loved the room but were excited to head down to America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark to get swimming. There was so much to do. Right off the bat Kora and Logan were excited to see how tall were and what rides they could go on and what areas they could play in.

Kalahari RidesThen it was off to swim. They’re immediate favorite was the 12,000 square foot wave pool. About every 15 minutes or so the waves would start and to hear them laugh with excitement and to see their smiles while they swam and jumped in the waves was so fun.

Kalahari Wave PoolAs part of the Kalahari Blogger Kamp Out we were treated to a demo of the FlowRider where 50,000 gallons of water flow upwards each minute creating a 5-foot ocean-like wave. It was amazing to watch the guards bodyboarding and surfing. Some family members of the bloggers even got to try it out themselves. So fun!

Kalahari FlowRiderThere were so many places to play, swim, and ride in the waterpark. There was a Basketball Pool, Crocodile Cove, the Zip Coaster, Cheetah Race, Tanzanian Twister, Swahili Swirl, Kids Safari interactive play area, a lazy river, indoor & outdoor hot tubs, and more. We also enjoyed a cabana with tv, comfortable chairs, and a place to relax between swims. The Texlon transparent roof was amazing and allowed us to enjoy the sun’s rays whenever it made an appearance.

Kalahari WaterparkWhenever we needed a break from swimming we spent time in the Big Game Arcade Room. It’s one of the largest arcades in Ohio. Kora & Logan were so excited to get the chance to try their hands at Savannah Strike Zone Bowling and Madagascar Black Light Mini-Golf. They also had fun playing air hockey, claw games, and Doodle Jump (which was so fun, Dave & I couldn’t resist playing too!).

Kalahari ArcadeWe had a fantastic time at Kalahari Resorts and can’t wait to come back. While we are excited to visit this summer to check out the outdoor activities, visiting this time of year was fun and festive. We loved seeing the resort so beautifully decorated for the holidays. Kora and Logan even had a chance to see Santa and listen to a bedtime story read by Mrs. Claus.

Kalahari Holiday

Kalahari HolidaysIt was a wonderful weekend and we’d recommend Kalahari Resorts to anyone looking for a wonderful family getaway and lots of fun!

Accommodations, meals, park passes, gift cards, and welcome bag were provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own and those of my family.

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  1. Jennifer Marie says:

    i need to look into this for my sons-they would love it!

  2. md kennedy says:

    My husband and I would love to visit Ohio, particularly Cinncinnati and Cleveland, so of course we’ll have to add in a trip to Kalahari even though we don’t have kids (we are kids, I guess!)

  3. This looks like such a wonderful place to vacation!

  4. Amanda E. Buccieri says:

    We have a place like that around where we live, but I’m always nervous about the germs & how clean it is. Our daughter isn’t quite tall enough yet either!

  5. That is a long list of features for one place. Where were places like this when we were growing up?

  6. sounds fun

  7. Looks like a neat place, but if its all indoors must be in a place too cold for me, brrr!

  8. Lynnette Watkins says:

    Great photo coverage and review of your stay was very informative. Your pictures were better than their commercials.

  9. Looks like such a great place!

  10. Michelle Washburn says:

    I take my family to the Wisconsin Dells Kalahari at least once a year. We love it!

  11. I love these kind of hotels! We stayed at Glacier Canyon Resort last sep and it was a blast!

  12. Loving the surfing area!

  13. My family would love a weekend adventure here. They would love all of the slides.

  14. Michelle S says:

    My daughter would never want to leave this place! Looks amazing and looks like a great time.

  15. wow, this looks like so much fun for the family!! love it!

  16. Wow! The Sky Trail Explorer Ropes Course, Zip Line Tour, and Adventure Climbing Walls all sounds like a blast. The huge wave pool looks huge!! Thanks for the fun photos!

  17. Natasha Brodsky says:

    Wow. This looks amazing! I want to go SOOOOOO bad!! :D

  18. This looks like a great place to stay with the family. Very fun!

  19. A great place for kids! I would love to bring mine when they get a bit older.

  20. This vacation you went out looks fabulous oh my goodness my son would have a blast!!!

  21. saminder gumer says:

    the rooms look amazing and so does the view. there seems to be a lot of stuff to do there for the entire family as well. this is a must try at least once.

  22. april yedinak says:

    This looks like the BEST vacation spot for kids! Mine would never want to leave the water. Thanks for the review and all the pictures.

  23. Maria Malaveci says:

    We are in desperate need of a family vacation and this place looks absolutely amazing! I would love to go there on a family vacation!

  24. Betty Baez says:

    WOW! the room looks amazing, ive never seen a fireplace in a hotel room. Looks like a blast!

  25. We could so use a vacation to a place like this. We are going stir crazy with the winter weather. It would be nice to take the family some place they could have fun.

  26. Ashley Morrissey says:

    Wow, beautiful! So jealous!

  27. Caitlin McClure says:

    I’m so jealous, wish we could go there!

  28. kelly nicholson says:

    i can get lost at that place!

  29. Wow! That place looks like a kid’s dream come true. You had water park and arcade and you go to do it in the middle of winter. I’m jealous of the room too – we have never stayed in such a large room. You even had a kitchen! Those are awesome and if you’re trying to eat healthy a great way to stay on track while on vacation

  30. Looks so much fun! I have never been there

  31. Bill Elliott says:

    Wow, this looks like a amazing place to take my family to. Looks like it has a little bit
    of everything. This is a great post, thank you.

  32. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    Great Review On Kalahari, I’ve Heard So Many Great Things About Kalahari ! Kalahari Is On Our List To Visit .Looks Like Lot Of Fun

  33. Tiffany Winner says:

    i’d love to take my kids and nieces/nephews here for a little vacation soon

  34. Looks like an amazingly beautiful place for a vacation! Thanks for sharing!

  35. Some day I hope to take a vacation like this with our family. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Ah, this resort looks like so much fun! The FlowRider looks awesome – how great to have an indoor waterpark!

  37. This is definitely a place my kids would love (and my husband, who is really a big kid). I love having everything in one spot and not having to worry about getting in the car to go everywhere. Great review!

  38. I’d never heard of Kalahari Resorts before, but it looks like a blast!

  39. That place looks fun!! Wish we had something similar close by.

  40. We stayed at Kalahari a couple of years ago. Your post reminds me it is time to return! It is such a fun place!

  41. Wow! That place looks amazing!! Definitely checking it out – the surf pool is awesome!

  42. What a fun vacation spot! My family will follow water slides anywhere. Lol. If we ever are out that way, we will have to make a stop. Thanks for highlighting.

  43. I can’t even believe how amazing that indoor waterpark is. Holy cow! I also like how Mrs. Claus did storytime!

  44. Wow! Look how big the rooms are and there’s so much to do! I’d love to have a vacation there someday!

  45. Fantastic photo coverage and review of your wonderful time.

  46. Wow!!! What a FUN trip! That place looks amazing!!!

  47. Wow. Just wow. That looks like amazing fun!

  48. Your kids have so many fun adventures! That place looks so fun.

  49. I have seen so many bloggers talk about this. it looks so much fun in the pictures

  50. The water park looks extra fun. I have always loved water parks growing up as a child. I so want to go here it looks so nice & relaxing :)

  51. Joni Mason says:

    It’s rare that you can find a place to stay with so many indoor activities for the whole family. I would love to visit the Kalahari Resorts!!

  52. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    wow, gorgeous resort! looks like you guys had a great time!

  53. This is a great family place, we’ve been there around Christmas for 3 years straight, missing this past one because of work schedules. The kids go all day, non-stop then crash out! Their favorite is the wave pool and of course the hot tub.

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