The rules are not much different from those of any other resort but some reflect the uniqueness of our lifestyle. In summary we can say that all our rules are in accordance with our credo of respect for self, for others and for the environment and practised in communal nudity. Our rules are there to protect shareholders, members and guests.
We are a family orientated resort where families, couples and children are welcome.
Overt sexual activity goes against naturist principles and is not permitted. At SunEden clothes are not optional, we are clothes free. Towels are standard equipment, carry a towel and use it to sit on as a courtesy to others.
Cameras and cell phones with photo capabilities are prohibited.
A full set of rules is available below and at reception where it will be given to all first-time visitors or can be downloaded here.
SunEden Naturist Resort strives to create an environment where everybody can live the core principles of Naturism as per the credo of the International Naturist Federation (www.inffni.org):
“Naturism is a way of life in harmony with nature, expressed through social nudity, linked to self- respect, tolerance of differing views as well as respect for the environment”
While most people come to SunEden with the right motives, there are occasionally some that have the wrong idea or have been misled about what naturism is truly about and in order to prevent misunderstandings these rules were put in place.
Shareholders, members, site tenants, caravan tenants, guests, day-visitors and any other persons who are present on the premises and make use of the facilities of SunEden Naturist Resort (hereafter referred to as SunEden, such persons hereafter referred to as “Patrons”, undertake to at all times comply with the rules of the Board of Directors of SunEden Share Block (Pty) Ltd (hereafter referred to as “Directors”) as set out below.
Furthermore, patrons acknowledge that the Directors are empowered to from time to time amend the rules of SunEden in its own absolute discretion (but in line with the “Use Agreement”) and to enforce the rules by taking appropriate action against patrons who do not comply with the Rules.
2.1 Patrons accept that SunEden is a naturist/nudist resort and undertake that they, whilst present on SunEden’s premises, will take part in such life style, in other words patrons may not wear any form of clothing. In this regard, the following applies.
Exceptions to the above rule are:
The wearing of protective clothing against sunburn, like a hat and/or a t-shirt.
The wearing of a garment(s) during cold or inclement weather.
2.2 Visitors of 18 (eighteen) years and older may not go clothed whilst present at any of SunEden’s public areas, i.e. in and around the swimming pool, restaurant, bar/pub, Boma and caravan park.
2.3 Menstruation is a natural and accepted part of life. Women who are menstruating may choose to wear clothing which is consistent with naturist values.
2.4 The Directors will consider other concessions as regards rule 2.1 only on individual request.
Naturism is not about sexuality and in order to maintain a true naturist environment and to protect our reputation as a true naturist destination, the following applies:
3.1 Patrons will not partake in any overt sexual behavior in public areas.
3.2 Patrons will not try to recruit or invite anyone for a sexual activity.
3.3 Patrons will not promote any sexual activities at SunEden.
Patrons who witness or experience any of the above must immediately report the situation to the Directors or any Shareholder, who will investigate, respond and take appropriate action. Confirmed undesirable sexual acts will result in expulsion.
SunEden wants to provide each person with a comfortable naturist experience and therefore harassment in any form will not be tolerated. SunEden defines harassment as:
4.1 Unwanted advances, remarks, suggestions, solicitations, propositions, gestures, threats, ridicule or jokes of a crude or sexual nature.
4.2 Persistent attempts to engage another person in a clearly undesired conversation.
4.3 Unsolicited comments about someone’s body or specific body parts.
4.4 Persistent staring, stalking, following, voyeuristic positioning, or crowding of personal space.
4.5 Aggressive acts or threatening body language.
4.6 Offensive, abusive, demeaning, humiliating, threatening, or intimidating communication or behaviour.
4.7 Undesired intentional touching of another person.
4.8 Public sexual behaviour, sexual acts or displays.
Patrons must immediately report any situation which seems like harassment as defined above to the Directors or staff, who will investigate, respond and take appropriate action. Confirmed acts of harassment will result in expulsion.
5. Visiting Fees
5.1 All visitors, excepting Shareholders and caravan tenants, must on arrival at SunEden, report at Reception and settle their visiting fees.
5.2 The right of admission and residence of a Shareholder, site tenant and caravan tenant is restricted to him or her-self, his or her partner, his or her parents and any of his or her children, his or her siblings. Shareholders may receive visitors other than mentioned above, with the provision that said guests/visitors will be liable to pay the normal admission fees should they utilize SunEden’s facilities, limited to three (3) days, subject to prior arrangement with the Directors. Any other guests/visitors are liable to pay the normal day visiting fees as determined by the Directors.
5.3 The Directors may, at its discretion, waive the visiting fees for a person or a group of persons in the case where it is to the benefit of SunEden.
5.4 The Directors are exempted from the provisions of paragraph 5.2.
6. Fires & Fire Prevention
SunEden is situated in the dry bushveld region of South Africa which falls in the summer rain fall area. The fire season usually occurs during the dry winter months. A small uncontrolled fire can quickly spread and become a threat to people’s lives and property which is why we need to be extra cautious when starting a fire for braaing.
6.1 No open fires will be allowed as open fires are a common cause of uncontrolled fires in the Bushveld region.
6.2 Fires for a braai may only be lit on places designated specifically for this purpose preferably in an enclosed fireplace which is designed to contain the fire in a controlled space.
6.3 Children must never be allowed to make a fire without adult supervision.
6.4 Never leave a burning fire or smouldering fire unattended.
6.5 When leaving the fire, extinguish the fire by soaking ashes and coals with water until every spark is out.
6.6 No fires may be started for any other purpose but for braaing and all precaution must be taken to prevent fires/veld fires.
6.7 No fire crackers or fireworks of any nature may at any time be fired on SunEden’s premises. Any person violating this rule will be evicted from the premises of SunEden immediately.
6.8 Patrons must ensure that cigarette butts are properly extinguished before being discarded.
6.9 All patrons present at SunEden during the occurrence of a veld fire are requested to respond immediately to the sound of our emergency siren, and to help with the extinguishing of fires, or with any other type of emergency situation that may occur on the premises. Assistance will be on a voluntary basis.
7. General Regulations
Patrons may not do anything that inconveniences, disturb or offends any other patrons, or which may cause inconvenience or offence, which may include but are not limited to the following:
7.1 No radios, disc players, tape players laptop computers, PC’s or similar appliances are permitted at SunEden’s public areas; The volume of any music may not be set so loud that it causes a disturbance to any other person. Loud dance music is permitted only in the Boma during official party-evenings arranged by the Directors.
7.2 Naturists in general, are sensitive to having a photograph taken of them, therefore, the use of photographic equipment (or any other image recording device), the taking of photographs, video recordings or any other similar photographic recordings are strictly prohibited. Cameras, video cameras, the use of the photographic facility of cell phones or similar devices are NOT permitted in any public area. Permission to make photographic recordings of any nature (with prior consent from all persons to be photographed, when applicable) must be obtained in advance and in writing from the Directors.
7.3 The use of cellular phones is prohibited in public areas should be limited as far as possible.
7.4 Litter, including cigarette butts, must be placed in containers provided for this purpose.
7.5 No offensive or foul language may be used on SunEden’s premises.
7.6 No firearms of any nature may at any time be fired on SunEden’s premises. Any person violating this rule will be evicted from the premises of SunEden immediately.
7.7 Smoking in the ablution facilities is strictly prohibited.
Patrons shall at all times have own towel at hand which must be used for sitting or lying on when using SunEden’s public facilities, i.e. at the swimming pool, restaurant, bar/pub and the Boma.
9. Water & Electricity
As we are situated in a water-scarce region Patrons are requested to use water sparingly.
9.1 The irrigation of private gardens may only take place during the scheduled watering hours as determined by the Directors from time to time. Timed sprinkler systems may be used, but must be timed as per the provided watering schedule.
9.2 The use of electric stoves, cookers, heaters, tumble driers, geysers, dishwashers or other water heating equipment, with the exception of electric kettles and washing machines, are strictly prohibited, except if cleared with Directors.
9.3 Electric and/or hybrid motor vehicles may not be charged at SunEden.
Pets of any kind are strictly forbidden at SunEden.
11. Fauna & Flora
11.1 No trees, shrubs, plants or part thereof may be removed without permission and supervision of the Directors. All trees, shrubs and plants must be protected at all times and no non-indigenous trees may be planted.
11.2 No wild animals, reptiles or birds may be disturbed, frightened away, hurt, caught or killed.
11.3 The presence of any kind of snake must be reported at Reception immediately and may not be killed, unless it is imminent life threatening.
12. Shareholders, Site Tenants & Caravan Tents
12.1 The monthly levies must be paid on or before the first day of every month.
12.2 Shareholders, site tenants and caravan tenants are entitled to purchase and use a remote control for opening the gate. (Obtainable from the Directors). Such remote control may not be lent, given or sold to any other party.
12.3 Shareholders and site tenants, who wish to use their designated site on SunEden as a permanent place of residence, must apply in writing to the Board of Directors for permission to do so.
12.4 The erection of any type of structure by a Shareholder, site tenant or caravan tenant at chalet or caravan site is not allowed except with prior arrangement with the Directors and in compliance with legislation.
13.1 The speed restriction on SunEden’s premises is 20 (twenty) kilometres per hour.
13.2 Visitors’ vehicles may be parked in designated parking areas only.
13.3 No motor cycles, quad bikes (four wheeler-bikes) are allowed on SunEden’s premises except to arrive or leave the property.
The following rules are applicable to guests staying in SunEden Chalets:
14.1 Guests are requested to check the items in the chalets to the inventory list as soon as possible after arrival.
14.2 A sticker will be issued to guests staying in the chalets indicating their period of stay and must be displayed on the windscreen of their vehicles.
14.3 Kindly ensure that doors and windows are kept locked at night and during the day when the guests leave the chalet, and any fruit is kept well out of sight as the vervet monkeys will attempt to gain access to chalet to get to the fruit.
14.4 The prescribed number of guests per chalet is limited to the size of the chalet as determined by the Directors and may not be exceeded.
14.5 Chalets must be left neat and clean after use.
14.6 Smoking in the chalets is strictly prohibited.
15. Camping & Caravan Park
The following rules are applicable to guests staying in the caravan park:
15.1 All guests who are planning to stay in the caravan park must first report at Reception after arriving and before they proceed to the caravan park. Camping fees must be paid upfront in full at arrival.
15.2 A sticker will be issued to guests in the caravan park indicating their period of stay and must be displayed on the windscreen of their vehicles.
15.3 Tents, caravans, motor homes or similar facilities may only be erected or parked in the caravan park.
15.4 No pre-allocation of camping stands will be allowed, all stands are allocated on a first come first serve basis.
15.5 A maximum of 8 persons per site is allowed.
15.6 Sleeping in cars and bakkies is not allowed, except if the vehicle has been adapted accordingly.
15.7 Only one (1) vehicle per camping site is included in the rate, extra vehicles will be allowed at an additional fee.
15.8 Short term camping is limited to a maximum of 14 days. Approval for long term camping must be obtained from the Directors in advance, but is limited to three (3) months with a three (3) months break.
15.9 Each stand is entitled to one (1) single connection to a power point.
15.10 Ablution facilities must be left neat and clean after use.
15.11 Smoking in any of SunEden’s caravans is strictly prohibited.
16. Bar & Boma
16.1 SunEden has a liquor licence and the bar and Boma is seen as a licensed area.
16.2 No children under the age of 18 (eighteen) years are allowed in the bar, or will be served alcohol.
16.3 No private liquor may be consumed in the Bar and Boma area.
16.4 The Bartender may allow a patron to consume his own wine in the Bar and Boma on the condition that the specific wine is not available for sale and that the patron pays the applicable corkage fee.
16.5 Patrons must observe the operating hours of the bar and keep to those hours.
16.6 Patrons must observe the rules regarding smoking in the Bar, Boma and Restaurant.
17. Communal Swimming Pool
17.1 Swimming is restricted to the swimming pool only.
17.2 There is no life guard on duty at the swimming pool.
17.3 In an emergency – a flotation station with a ring and crook is on the wall of the pool bar.
17.4 Children under the age of 16 (sixteen) years must be supervised by an adult at all times.
17.5 No glasses or glass bottles are allowed in the swimming pool or on the paved area around the pool.
17.6 Smoking in the swimming pool or paved area directly around the pool is strictly prohibited.
17.7 When smoking around the pool lounging areas, place cigarette butts in the ashtrays provided.
SunEden likes to maintain a natural environment; therefore, patrons may encounter potentially hazardous environments. For example, none of the water features are supervised. By making use of SunEden grounds, the patrons agree that their safety is their own responsibility and that they will not hold SunEden liable for any harm or injury to them, their children and/or their guest/s which may suffer whilst on the property.
Patrons who bring children to SunEden, whether as parent or as guardian are completely responsible for their actions and their safety.
20. Indemnity You Visit Suneden Entirely At Your Own Risk
Patrons indemnify the Directors of SunEden, as well as the officials and employees against all claims that may be made against SunEden as a consequence of negligent action on the side of the Directors or the employees or any other persons falling under their control. Furthermore, all persons make use of the facilities at SunEden at their own risk. The Directors and Management of SunEden does not accept any responsibility and liability for any injuries, losses and/or damage of any nature whatsoever.
21. Enforcement Of Rules
All patrons must adhere to the rules of SunEden and all Shareholders are responsible to reprimand patrons who do not observe these rules. All transgressions must be reported to the Directors who will address the matter in accordance with the SunEden policies.