Sun City Resort in the North West Province is one of the most remarkable destinations in Africa.
The vast Sun City Resort complex, nearly 20 km in circumference, is an enormous, opulent extravaganza of luxurious hotels, glittering entertainment centres, restaurants, gaming rooms, shops, discos and extensive, beautifully landscaped grounds.
Sun City Resort is rated among the world's most unusually conceived, and most lavish, inland resorts.
Please note: Over a weekend you are required to stay a minimum of 2 nights.
Important information about getting to Sun City:
Please be advised that the N4 remains closed from both directions between Mooinooi, R512, R104 and R556 (Sun City).
Kindly ensure that you re-route your journey from Sun City via the R565 towards Rustenburg, then through Rustenburg on the R104. Then take the R24 through Olifants Nek, through Magaliesburg and then onto the N14.
You would need to follow the same route to get to Sun City.
Sun City Entrance Fees:
Day Visitors to Sun City
Adults: R75 per person
Children (2 - 12 years old): R65 per person
2 years and under: Free
Valley of Waves
Adults: R195 per person
Children (4 - 12 years old): R95 per person
3 years and under: Free
Sun City Places to Stay
The refreshing, laid back ambience of the Cabanas at Sun City is the immediate impression one receives upon welcome. The most relaxed and casual of all the hotels at Sun City, the Cabanas offer informal yet comfortable accommodation.
Striking, beautifully coloured birds and fish are at home in the Cascades gardens and lakes which cover the gently sloping hillside. They are laced with footpaths which wind between tens of thousands of exotic and indigenous trees and flowering plants.
Lush gardens, tropical birds and water features give The Cascades its unique and relaxing atmosphere. A sophisticated, elegant hotel.
The Sun City Soho is the hedonistic heart of the Sun City Resort. The ambience of the Hotel is one of glamour and sophistication.
From the moment you enter the foyer your senses are assaulted by the bold design aspects and dramatic setting.
The central area has been transformed into a jungle of lush foliage, cascading water and life-like boulders, encircling fast moving slot machines. The Sun City Theatre comes alive in the evenings sounds from back in the day.
The Palace once more offers royal hospitality and lavishes its guests with 5 star service, and is luxurious in every facet of its fabulous architecture. The Palace is adorned with exquisite mosaics, frescoes, hand-painted ceilings works of art you would find nowhere else in the world.
The craftsman who are said to have fashioned this amazing Palace many centuries ago paid tribute to both art and nature, capturing elegant sable and winged cranes in bronze and stone and celebrating the mighty elephant with a life-size sculpture.Pool closures and maintenance
Maintenance is done throughout the year at various hotel pools, so please enquiry on open facilities before doing a booking.
Adjoining Sun City Resort, is the beautiful Pilanesberg Game Reserve
, which will delight game viewers as it is a malaria free zone and home to the Big 5.
The Valley of Waves, which links The Palace to the Entertainment Centre at Sun City, incorporates 22 different regions of vegetation, from a rocky outcrop of ancient baoba trees, to a lush, tropical jungle.
Walkers are enticed to the Waterscape, a huge arrangement of interlinked pools, a kilometre of low weirs and two kilometres of walkways, that lead through gardens and over, and under, rock formations. Among the Waterscape's permanent residents are swans, herons, and the rare South African black duck.
Sun City Resort has its own 25 Hectare jungle of 3 500 trees, drawn from around the world, plus a 100 x 60 m swimming pool and 'beach', with 1,8 m high artificially created surfing waves. Among other features are massive water chutes for the brave, and a Lazy River Ride for the young and not-so-brave.
The Entertainment Centre is a vibrant concentration of restaurants, bars, discos, speciality shops, conference venues, cinemas, slot machines and a massive 200 seat computerised bingo hall.
In its core is the Superbowl, used for conventions, banquets (seating 3 500 people), extravagant promotions, big-name shows and international events. The Casino offers the standard gaming range plus slot macines, a salon prive (punto banco and chemmy) for devotees, and the 620-seat Extravaganza Theatre.
Outdoor activities at Sun City Resort include tennis, bowls, squash, horse-riding, swimming, tenpin bowling, an animal farm for children and game viewing at Pilanesberg Game Reserve
The Gary Player Country Club boasts 2 top world-class golf courses and has hosted most of the world's greatest players. It is the venue for the annual Million Dollar Golf Challenge.
The Kwena Crocodile Garden at the entrance gate, is a reptile park and ranch distinguished by its dramatically 'ethnic' architecture, its luxuriantly tropical surround, and by the giant Nile crocodiles it contains, including 'Footloose', a 120-year old crocodile weighing 800 kg.