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The Ultimate Kalahari Resort Texas Review

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Kalahari Resort in Texas is the perfect getaway for families who are looking to have some fun together. The resort offers one an indoor waterpark, an indoor theme park, a spa, and much more. Here’s everything you need to know about Kalahari Resort in Texas.

Entrance to Kalahari Resort in Round Rock Texas.

My family recently had the opportunity to visit Austin, Texas. While looking for a place to stay in the area, we were excited when we discovered Kalahari Resort, just outside of Austin, in Round Rock Texas!

Having visited many different Great Wolf Lodge locations, including Grapevine, Texas, I couldn’t wait to experience a Kalahari vacation and see how it compared.

Below you will find out about all of the amenities at the Kalahari Resort, as well as go on a tour of our King Bunk Suite!

Two lion statues outside Kalahari resort in Texas.

Kalahari Discount Codes

Before we get started, I wanted to share with you how to save some money on a stay at Kalahari resort in Texas.

You’ll want to check Kalahari Resorts’ website for a Kalahari Resorts promotion and special deals by clicking on “Specials and Packages“.

From that page, you will see every promotional code and special offers, offered at the time.

Two kids in front of the Kalahari sign in Texas.

Currently, there is a promotion for:

  • Book Early and Save
  • Multi Night Savings
  • Kalahari Salutes (Military Discount for members of the military)
  • Tom Foolery! Package

For more discounts, you’ll want to search Google for more Kalahari Resort promo codes that can be used on the checkout page.

Make sure to look for discounts around Black Friday and Cyber Monday for extra savings and exclusive pricing during those times.

Kalahari gift cards also make great Christmas gifts!

Two zebra statues outside Kalahari Resort in Texas.

Indoor Waterpark

The indoor waterpark at Kalahari Resort is one of America’s largest indoor waterparks. It features a lazy river, multiple slides, and a wave pool.

There is also a kiddie area for the little ones to play in. The waterpark is open year-round, so you can enjoy it no matter what time of year it is.

Entrance to Kalahari Resort's Indoor water park in Texas.

Towel Rental

Towels are available for hotel guests to use inside the water park. You must scan your room key when picking up the towels, then again when you return them or your will be charged $20 per towel.

Towel rental station at Kalahari Texas indoor water park.
Towel Rental Desk

Tube Slides

Here is a list of the tube slides:

  • Barrelling Baboon – A two or four-person family raft slide
  • Kenya Korkscrew – A tandem one or two-person slide
  • Rippling Rhino – A slide for one or two riders. Must be 48″ to ride alone.
  • Serengeti Spinner – A one or two-person slide featuring 360 degree spins.
  • Stingray – A two or four-person extreme family raft slide
  • Swahili Swirl – A one or two-person slide featuring a funnel.
  • The Smoke That Thunders – A two or four-person family raft slide
  • Wild Wildebeast – A one or two-person tube slide.
Tube slides at Kalahari resort in Texas.
Family Tube Slides

Body Slides

  • Cheetah Race – A set of four slides where riders race to a finish line
  • Dungeons of Hout Bay – A set of enclosed waterslides with a freefall drop into a pool below
  • Sahara Sidewinders – A pair of slides that are 250 feet in length.
  • Screaming Hyena – A 60-foot drop slide
  • Tanzanian Twister – Twist through a funnel flume at 40 miles per hour before dropping into a 7-foot pool.
  • Zig Zag Zebra – A fast body slide that will only take 6 seconds to complete!
Racing slides at the indoor water park at Kalahari Texas.
Cheetah Race
Tanzanian Twister slide at Kalahari Resort, Texas.
Tanzanian Twister
Waterslides at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Dungeons of Hout Bay

Water Attractions for Kids

Coral Cove – A zero-entry water playground with slides and mini basketball for small children and toddlers.

Coral Cove childrens swim area at Kalahari Resort Texas.
Coral Cove

Tiko’s Watering Hole – Another water area made just for kids with their own lazy river!

Tiko's Watering Hole - Another water area made just for kids with their own lazy river at Kalahari Texas.
Tiko’s Watering Hole

Life Jacket Requirements

Life jackets are required for guests under 48 inches and are available to use free of charge in the water park.

Kalahari life jacket requirements.
Life Jackets

Family Fun Water Attractions

Flowrider – A five-foot wave simulator where you can test your body boarding and surfing skills.

Flow Rider attraction at Kalahari's indoor water park.
Flow Rider

Lazy River – Take a break and relax as you take a lap around the lazy river.

A lazy river with orange tubes inside Kalahari Texas indoor water park.
Lazy River

Lost Lagoon – A fun pool with basketball hoops and basketballs.

Basketball hoops and floating basketballs in a pool at Kalahari Texas.
Lost Lagoon

Splashdown Safari – A giant water playground with slides and water features.

A giant play area for kids inside Kalahari Texas indoor water park.
Splashdown Safari

Wave Pool – A massive zero-entry wave pool.

A wave pool at Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas.
Wave Pool

Zanzibar Pool & Swim-Up Bar – Relax outdoors on the pool deck and grab a cocktail.

Zanzibar Pool & Swim-Up Bar - Relax outdoors on the pool deck and grab a cocktail at Kalahari Resort Texas.
Zanzibar Pool & Swim Up Bar

Savannah Springs – An outdoor swimming area with slides and a water playground.

Savannah Springs - An outdoor swimming area with slides and a water playground at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Savannah Springs

For Adults

Grotto Swim-Up Bar – Grab a cocktail inside the waterpark! Must be 21 to enter this area.

Grotto Swim-Up Bar - Grab a cocktail inside the waterpark! Must be 21 to enter this area.
Grotto Swim Up Bar

Grotto Outdoor Swim-Up Bar & Pool – The outdoor version of the swim-up bar.

Grotto Outdoor Swim-Up Bar & Pool - The outdoor version of the swim-up bar at Kalahari Texas.
Grotto Outdoor Swim-Up Bar & Pool

Tom Foolery’s! (Indoor Theme Park)

The indoor theme park at Kalahari Resort is perfect for those days when you just want to stay indoors. It features an arcade, laser tag, mini golf, and more.

Tom Foolery's  indoor arcade at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Tom Foolery’s

The indoor theme park is also open year-round, so you can enjoy it no matter what time of year it is.

A list of prices for Tom Foolery's amusement park at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Tom Foolery’s Prices

Tom Foolery Attractions

Cave of Mirrors – A super fun mirror maze that will have you twisting and turning as you figure out how to get out!

Cave of Mirrors in Tom Foolery at Kalahari Resort Texas.
Cave of Mirrors

Flynn’s Power Fuge – A teacup-type spinning ride.

Maximum Foolocity – A 50-foot ride that moves up and down as it spins around.

Kids ready to ride Maximum Foolocity at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Maximum Foolocity

Scream’n Centipede – A spinning indoor rollercoaster.

Tarantok Basecamp – A challenge course for little ones.

Tarantok Rise – A 3-story ropes course with a zipline!

Ropes climbing course at Kalahari Resort in  Tex
Tarantok Rise Ropes Course

The Cliffs of Foolsanity – A set of climbing walls to test your skills.

Climbing walls at Tom Foolery's inside Kalahari Resort in Texas.

The Puppy Pulsar – A ride for little ones that goes up and down as it travels in a circle.

The Puppy Pulsar - A ride for little ones that goes up and down as it travels in a circle at Tom Foolery's in Texas.
Puppy Pulsar

The Star Force Orbiter – An indoor roller coaster for little ones.

Tom’s Time Machine Laser Tag – Indoor laser tag adventure.

Laser Tag, Mirror Maze, and XD theater at Tom Foolery's at Kalahari Texas.

XD Dark Ride – A 5-D theater featuring different shows.

XD Dark Ride - A 5-D theater featuring different shows at Kalahari.

Jungle Mini Golf – A small indoor mini golf course.

Jungle Mini Golf - A small indoor mini golf course at Kalahari in Texas.
Jungle Mini Golf

Kalahari Hotel Rooms

There are quite a few room types available at Kalahari Resort in Texas including: Double Queen Sofa that sleeps up to 6 people, Hospitality Suite that sleeps up to 6 guests, King Suite that sleeps up to 4 guests, 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Livingroom Suite that sleeps up to 8, King Bunk Suite that sleeps up to 6, and the 3 Bedroom Presidential Suite that sleeps up to 12.

King Bunk Suite

My family chose to stay in a King Bunk Suite, which was a two-room suite that was perfect for the five of us. My husband and I stayed in the bedroom with a King size bed, my 12 and 8-year-olds stayed in the room with a set of bunk beds, and my 15-year-old stayed in the living room on the sleeper sofa.

Here is a picture tour of our room:

Living room of a King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Living Room
Kitchenette area ina King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Kitchenette
Closet and safe ina King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Closet
Entry way of a King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Entry Way
Dining table in a King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Dining Table
King Bedroom in a King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
King Bedroom
Bunk bed room with bean bag chairs in a King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Bunk Bed Room
Bathroom in a King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Bathroom
Complimentary toiletries in a King Bunk Suite at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Complimentary Toiletries

Laundry Facilities

There are a few laundry rooms at Kalahari Resort. Each has one washer and one dryer that are coin operated. One load in the washing machine will cost $1.75 and a load in the dryer is $2.00.

Laundry room locations at Kalahari Resort.
Guest Laundry on the 4th, 6th, & 8th Floor
Entrance to the laundry facility at Kalahari Resort.
Laundry Entrance
Washer and dryer at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Washer & Dryer
Soap dispenser and change machine in a laundry room at Kalahari Resort.
Soap Dispenser

Fitness Center

Kalahari Resort in Texas has a great fitness area that is available to guests with both cardio machines and weight machines.

Fitness center at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Fitness Center
Fitness center at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Fitness Center

Kalahari Resort Dining Options

Kalahari Resort offers multiple dining options for guests. There are several sit-down restaurants on-site as well as options for quick service. You’ll be able to find something to suit your taste no matter what you’re in the mood for.

Double Cut Steak House

This restaurant is a standard steak house that also features chicken and fish dishes as well.

Entrance to Double Cut Steak House at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Double Cut Steak House

Sortino’s Italian Kitchen

A classic Italian restaurant located right inside the resort. This restaurant also features:

  • Pizzeria Sortino’s – We enjoyed a meat-filled pizza and loved it!
  • Sortino’s Cafe & Gelato
  • Vinoteca Wine Lounge
Sortino's Italian Restaurant at Kalahari in Texas.
Sortino’s Italian Kitchen
Sortino's and Pizzeria Sortino's at Kalahari Resort.
Sortino’s Italian Kitchen
A pizza from Pizzeria Sortino's.
Pizzeria Sortino’s
Sortino's Italian Kitchen menu from Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Sortino’s Italian Kitchen Menu

Cinco Ninos

A Mexican & tequila bar that features indoor and outdoor dining.

A Mexican & tequila bar called Cinco Ninos that features indoor and outdoor dining.
Cinco Ninos
Kalahari Resort's Cinco Nino's restaurant Menu.
Cinco Nino’s Menu

Redd’s Piano Bar & Lounge

A bar that features live piano music and singing.

A bar that features live piano music and singing.
Redd’s Piano Bar & Lounge
Entrance to Redd's Piano Bar & Lounge at Kalahari Resort.
Redd’s Piano Bar & Lounge

B-Luxe Grill & Bar

Located inside Tom Foolery’s indoor amusement park, this restaurant features burgers, shakes, and a bowling alley!

B Luxe Grill & Bar located inside Tom Foolery's indoor amusement park, this restaurant features burgers, shakes, and a bowling alley!
B Lux Grill & Bar

Baobab Social

This bar is located on the lower level of the beautiful lobby of the resort.

Baobab Social is bar is located on the lower level of the beautiful lobby of the resort.
Baobab Social

The Last Bite

A place to grab a delicious ice cream cone, gourmet hand-made candy, or a candied apple! We tried the Almond Coconut chocolate and it was delicious!

The Last Bite is a place to grab a delicious ice cream cone, gourmet hand-made candy, or a candied apple!
The Last Bite
A candy counter at Kalahari Resort.
The Last Bite

Waterpark Dining

There is an amazing snack bar located right inside the water park to grab a convenient bite to eat while swimming.

Zulu Grill inside the indoor water park at Kalahari Resort.
Zulu Grill

American Provisions

Located right off the lobby, you can get soups, salads, and sandwiches to go!

American ProvisionsLocated right off the lobby, you can get soups, salads, and sandwiches to go!
American Provisions
American Provisions menu from Kalahari Resort in Round Rock, Texas.
American Provisions Menu

Great Karoo Marketplace

An African-themed restaurant and buffet.

Great Karoo is an African-themed restaurant and buffet.
Great Karoo Marketplace

Java Manjaro

Get Starbucks coffee and fresh pastries right inside Kalahari’s lobby. There were some amazing-looking cupcakes here!

Java Manjaro is where you can get Starbucks coffee and fresh pastries right inside Kalahari's lobby. There were some amazing-looking cupcakes here!
Java Manjaro
Cupcake display case at Java Manjaro inside the lobby of Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Cupcake Display Case

Spa Kalahari & Salon

The spa at Kalahari Resort is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the resort. It offers spa services like massages, facials, and other treatments.

The spa is open year-round, so you can enjoy it no matter what time of year it is.

Spa Kalahari in Round Rock, Texas.
Spa Kalahari

Shopping

Kalahari Resort also offers shopping options for guests. The resort features a retail store where you can purchase souvenirs, swimwear, and other items.

A gift shop at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Gift Shop
A gift shop at Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Gift Shop

Conference Center

If you have the need, the Kalahari Resort offers a convention center right on the property. I happened to tour this area during a Tornado Warning, and it was spacious and nice.

Convention Center at the Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Convention Center

Other Kalahari Resort Locations

  • Round Rock, Texas
  • Pennsylvania, near the Pocono Mountains
  • Ohio
  • Wisconsin Dells
Ape statues in the lobby of Kalahari Resort in Texas.
Ape Statues

Final Thoughts

Overall, my family had an amazing time at Kalahari Resort in Texas. We loved being able to spend time together at the world’s largest indoor waterpark!

Kalahari Resort in Texas is the perfect vacation spot for families who want to have some fun in the sun. With a waterpark, an indoor theme park, a spa, and multiple dining options, there’s something for everyone at Kalahari Resort.

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