Sun. Apr 21st, 2024

A CREEPY abandoned water park in South Africa has been left to rot after being buried in sand.

The Macassar Beach Pavilion in Cape Town was once a bustling hub in the community but is now a shadow of its former self.

The Macassar Beach Pavilion has become a permanent eyesore along one of Cape Town’s stunning beaches

One of the slides from the abandoned water park is almost completely buried under sand

Flickr/@MallixA kiosk was full to the brim is now missing the majority of its roof[/caption]

Overlooking the sea and offering stunning views, the park became a popular beach resort that attracted hundreds of families after it was built in 1991.

But after it was deserted and left behind to rot and decay, it descended into nothingness.

Brightly-painted ruins now create an eerie setting along the golden beach, where derelict buildings and damaged water slides are all that’s left of the former site.

Sand dunes and vegetation have taken over what’s left, with cracked water slides filled with both as nature makes a comeback.

Some of the water park has even been completely submerged in sand, with parts that aren’t covered in golden grains instead donning graffiti and peeling walls.

Pictures even show the remnants of former kiosks, where people would form long queues to get their favourite refreshments.

Now, they’re missing the majority of their roofs and have had their insides completely ransacked.

Macassar Beach still holds it’s natural beauty, yet the rotting water park is very much an eyesore in this stunning part of the world.

Located near Strand, a seaside resort town in the Western Cape, the abandoned park is situated in the Macassar Dunes Conservation Area.

This 2,760 acre reserve protects the sand dunes and unique fynbos in the area, including the last remaining forest of white milkwood trees in the city.

The reserve is also home to the largest and highest dune system in the Cape Peninsula.

Elsewhere, one of New Zealand’s largest and most adored water parks has become an apocalyptic wasteland.

The iconic Waiwera Hot Pools in Auckland was central to the local community before it became a haunting reminder of better times.

And a spooky Spanish theme park has sat abandoned for almost 30 years – rotting, decaying and terrifying the locals due to the grim urban legend behind its closure.

L’Aquatic Paradis water park near Barcelona opened in the early 1990s – and never caused a splash.

An incredible amount of sand has made its way inside the restrooms

Another area where lots of sand has made its way inside

A former seating area is decorated in graffiti

Flickr/@MallixMany urban explorers come to the former water park to check out its eerie surroundings[/caption]

Flickr/@MallixCracks appear in one of the water slides as it rusts away[/caption]

A closer view of what remains of the onsite kioskFlickr/@Mallix

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