Sun City - Accommodation, Specials, Entrance Fees, Activities - South Africa 2018
Sun City - Accommodation, Specials, Entrance Fees, Activities - South Africa 2018
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Sun City - Accommodation, Specials, Entrance Fees, Activities - South Africa 2018
Everything you need to know before heading to South Africa’s best resort, Sun City. From Sun City accommodation to entrance fees, things to do and more!
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Sun City - Accommodation, Specials, Entrance Fees, Activities - South Africa 2018

Everything you need to know before heading to South Africa’s best resort, Sun City. From Sun City accommodation to entrance fees, things to do and more!
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Sun City - Accommodation, Specials, Entrance Fees, Activities - South Africa 2018
Everything you need to know before heading to South Africa’s best resort, Sun City. From Sun City accommodation to entrance fees, things to do and more!

Sun City first opened their doors in 1979, aptly titled and still voted the best holiday resort in South Africa, it lies on the border of the Pilanesberg National Park making it easy to hop from the poolside to a wild game drive.

Constructed on an inactive volcanic crater, the resort boasts stunning views from all angles, the fertile soil, rich in minerals, sustains this diverse tropical biodome.

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Where is Sun City

General Info

Sun City is roughly 2 hours drive from the city of Johannesburg and lies between the Pilanesberg Mountains and the Elands River. The resort spans for a massive 4.8 sq kms, but getting around in Sun City comes easily as the resort is scattered with magical pathways and easy to use shuttle services.

Magical gardens can be found hidden throughout the resort providing much welcomed shade from the hot African sun. There are suspension bridges linking different areas together with sky walkways connecting the resort.

The Spider Bridge at Sun City
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This holiday makers paradise is set in a tropical landscape with the surrounding medieval styled buildings towering towards the endless sky. The man-made rock formations feel as if you’re discovered a hidden tomb, with sneaky surprises like the shaking Bridge of Time waiting to thrill you around every corner.

The Resort has hosted many firsts for Africa, including Rock Legends Queen, playing on their very stage. The Sun City Super Bowl has seen heavyweights like Mike Weaver, and Gerrie Coetzee go head to head.

Taking in all that Sun City has to offer cannot be done in a single day, the bounty of activities span across the entire resort, with something for every taste.

Please note, all values in this article are subject to change and were taken as of 11th January 2018

Sun City Shuttle Services

The sheer size of Sun City can be quite daunting, however they have conveniently placed bus stops along the main road within its walls. Visitors can easily hop on a bus and get around to all the amenities Sun City has to offer.

If you are staying in the Palace, hired drivers are on hand to shuttle you around within the Resort, with outside ventures being an option too.

You can book a selection of tours right from your hotel room or suite, all provided by Sun City themselves.

Sun City Accommodation

Like the variety in entertainment, Sun City offers you a plethora of accommodation options, from self catering to 5 star luxury treatment, they will have you coming back for more.

Sun City Hotels & Resorts

There is no where else in Africa where you can find so many accommodation choices under one banner. Options range from family styled living to luxury apartments in The Palace.

The Palace of The Lost City

The 5 star hotel redefines luxury and opulence, you are greeted by towering steeples like something from a Disney film.

The Palace Awaits You
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The elegantly decorated front entrance drips luxury with gold trimmings and zebra print furnishings.

The Palace features:

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Valet parking
  • Free parking on-site
  • Car hire
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Complimentary shuttle service in resort
  • Outdoor pool (heated)
  • Designated smoking areas

Many visitors to Sun City take the time to explore the gardens surrounding The Palace, however, if you are not staying at The Palace you will not be permitted to enter the building, ensuring the privacy of true luxury accommodation.

  • Check In: 2pm
  • Check Out: 10am

All rooms at The Palace feature Free WiFi, full english buffet breakfast, turndown service, complimentary access to The Valley Of Waves, daily housekeeping, room service and a pillow menu.

The Superior Luxury Room at The Palace
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Palace Room Options:

  • Accessible Room - From R4 577
    • This luxury room sleeps 2 people, with enough space making it easily wheelchair accessible. The bathroom is also fully wheelchair friendly with railing in the shower. You can enjoy spenderous views of the grounds from the Accessible Room option.
  • Luxury Twin Room - From R4 577
    • The Twin Room sleeps 2 people in single beds, the room features a private entrance foyer and en suite bathroom with a separate shower and bathtub. The outside balcony boasts spectacular views of the mountains and surrounding landscape.
  • Superior Luxury Room - From R5 665
    • Each Superior Luxury Room offers visitors a luxurious nights rest on a king size double bed. This room sleeps 2 people and the balcony offers views of the gardens and pool area below. The private entrance foyer adds to the luxury of this option.
  • Superior Luxury Family Room - From R5 950
    • This room option effortlessly sleeps a family of 4, the private foyer opens to the lounging area where a comfortably large sleeper couch unobtrusively is settled. The king size bed looks small against the size of the room itself. There is a full en suite bathroom with all the luxurious amenities one can expect from The Palace.
  • Superior Luxury Pool Facing Room - R6 013
    • Much like its sister the Superior Luxury Family Room, this room also features all the same amenities; it sleeps a family of 4, a king size bed and large sleeper couch as well as a private foyer and en suite bathroom. However, this room overlooks the heated pool and garden below.

    Although all the room options feature handcrafted furniture and a sense of true luxury the suites at The Palace Of The Lost City are something to behold.

The Opulent King Suite at The Palace
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The Palace surely knows how to do luxury and rich finishings, you are sure to feel like absolute royalty while enjoying a stay at any of these suite options:

  • Junior Suite - From R6 582
    • The spacious Junior Suite sleeps 2 people and is fully equipped with the most luxurious finishes. The full en-suite bathroom boast marble counter tops and finishes embodying the name, The Palace. This suite has a seperate entrance foyer and cloak room as well as a separate lounging area featuring a convertible couch and daybed.
  • Superior Suite - From R10 238
    • This suite sleeps 2 people and boasts a king size bed. There are 2 bathrooms, ensuite with a bath and shower and a guest bathroom with a shower. This suite features a private entrance foyer, lounge area, dining room that seats 4 people, cloakroom and a the main bedroom.
  • Royal Suite - From R31 452
    • The Royal Suite comes with its own butler, who is on call to make your stay more enjoyable. This suite sleeps 2 people. There is a seperate entrance foyer and separate dining area where natural light effortlessly streams in. The spacious living room boast large couches and free standing chairs. There is an ensuite bathroom with all the luxurious amenities.
  • King Suite - From R43 677
    • The King Suite comes with its own butler and sleeps 4 people in 2 seperate rooms. The king size beds seem small in the sheer size of the rooms. Wrap around views of the mountain and gardens below fill the windows while the luxurious finishes dazzle indoors. There are 2 en-suite bathrooms and the main bathroom boasts a sauna and jacuzzi bath. The living room offers a comfortable lounging experience with large couches and free standing chairs. The dining area seats 8 people with a private bar that can be stocked according your requirements. The kitchenette offers a refrigerator, microwave and kettle, as well as crockery and cutlery. There is also a fully equipped study, and both bedrooms have writing desks.
  • African Suite - From R43 677
    • The African Suite sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms in king-size beds. There are 2 en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and shower, as well as luxury amenities. The main bathroom also has a sauna and a jacuzzi bath. In the living room section there is a comfortable lounge with couches and a coffee table, as well as a baby grand piano. The dining room seats 8 people, and there is a separate bar that can be stocked to your requirements before your arrival. The kitchenette boasts a fridge and microwave as well as crockery and cutlery. The wrap-around veranda offers views of the Sun City Resort, it also features an open air jacuzzi, sun loungers and patio furniture. There is also a fully equipped study, and both bedrooms have writing desks. The suite comes with its own butler.

    All Standard Rooms feature:

  • Flat screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Universal plug points (voltage 220/240V)
  • Blackout curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Laptop safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Minibar
  • Kettle and coffee machine (complimentary tea and coffee)
  • Desk
  • Balcony or patio
  • Garden and swimming pool views

Spoilt for choice at The Palace of The Lost City, their rooms cater to all family needs and sizes and the in-house spa is something yet to be rivalled. Enjoy the finer things in life during your stay at The Palace.

  • Bookings:
    • crobook@suninternational.com
    • +27 11 780 7855
  • Online Bookings: here

Cascades at Sun City

The 5 star Cascades Hotel at Sun City is an oasis of tranquility while still remaining close enough to enjoy all the activities Sun City has on offer.

The Towering Cascades Hotel
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The rooms here all overlook the gardens and white sand of the pool area. The Cascades Hotel features:

  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour reception desk
  • Concierge service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit box
  • Newspapers
  • Business lounge access
  • Valet parking
  • Free parking
  • Car hire
  • Free bus shuttle service in resort
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Smoking and non-smoking rooms
  • Interleading rooms
  • Unlimited free access to Valley of Waves

The Cascades Hotel is aptly named after the many waterfalls that are scattered throughout the garden. Allow the welcoming sounds of rushing water to wash all your city stressors away.

  • Check In: 2pm
  • Check Out: 11am

All rooms available at the Cascades feature; a full english breakfast, ironing and laundry services, daily housekeeping and room service, a pillow menu and turndown service as well as fresh newspapers daily.

The Accessible Family Room at The Cascades
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Room options available at the Cascades Hotel at Sun City:

  • Superior Luxury With Balcony Room - From R4 529
    • This room sleeps 2 people on a king size bed, the room boasts views of the nearby Pilanesberg and golf course. The ensuite bathroom is fully stocked with a seperate bath and shower and double vanity, ensuring you feel like royalty. The separate dining area allows for private ordering in of meals.
  • Accessible Family Room - From R3 500
    • The Accessible Family room is fully wheelchair friendly. This spacious option sleeps 2 people on a king size bed. The bathroom is fitted with handrails and a large roll in shower. Enjoy views from your private balcony while ordering in.
  • Luxury Family Room - From R3 952
    • The Luxury Family Room sleeps 4 people, on a king size bed and a sleeper couch. The ensuite bathroom has a separate shower and stocked with luxury amenities. This spacious room provides stunning views and plenty of space to spread out.
  • Superior Luxury Room - From R4 227
    • The Superior Luxury Room boasts views of the golf course and mountain ranges, this room sleeps 2 people on a king size bed. The ensuite bathroom comes stocked with a separate bath and shower, double vanity and luxury amenities. The separate dining area is perfect for ording in off the 24 hour room service menu.
  • Superior Luxury Family Room - From R4 432
    • This room sleeps 4 people on a king sized bed and sleeper couch, the room also features a separate dining area. The en-suite bathroom has a shower and double vanity.
  • Luxury Twin Room - From R3 500
    • The Luxury Twin Room sleeps 2 people on twin beds, it has an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and double vanity. This room is ideal for business conferences and short stays.

    Rooms at the Cascades are fully stocked with all the classic luxurious amenities you come to expect from this prime hotel. Each room is soundproof and stocked with a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities.

The Heron Suite at The Cascades
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A stay in one of the many suites available at the Cascades is something you will always remember, this luxurious accommodation option will have you dripping in wellness.

  • Luxury Suite - From R7 733
    • The Luxury Suite sleeps 2 people with a king size bed. The suite features a spacious lounging area with aircon and a flat screen TV. The bedroom is large and inviting, ensuring you enjoy many meals with in room ordering. The ensuite bathroom has a separate bath and shower with a double vanity and all the luxurious amenities you are accustomed to.
  • Peacock Suite - From R12 926
    • The Peacock Suite is the epitome of luxury, the spacious suite sleeps 2 people on a king size bed. The en-suite bathroom features a jacuzzi bath separate shower and a double vanity. The large lounge area is fitted with couches and a coffee table and flat screen TV. The private balcony allows you to enjoy the views while lounging on one of the sun loungers or patio chairs. The suite also consists of a dining room that seats 6 people as well as a separate study dressing room and small pantry.
  • Garden Suite - From R13 705
    • The Garden Suite sleeps 2 people on a king size bed, it also features a tropical paradise garden equipped with its own private swimming pool. The dining room seats 8 guests with a butlers pantry on hand. The lounge area boasts comfortable couches and a flat screen TV. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with all your luxurious amenities and a separate bath and shower.
  • Flamingo Suite - From R15 069
    • This suite sleeps 4 people comfortably, with 2 bedrooms the king size beds will leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated. The en-suite bathroom is fitted with a jacuzzi bath and separate shower. The private lounging area is large enough for guest with ample seating. The separate dining room seats 8 people. The suite also features a study, private furnished balcony and a dressing room and pantry.
  • Heron Suite - From R19 873
    • The very large Heron Suite at the Cascades sleeps 6 people in 3 bedrooms. Each bedroom is equipped with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom that features a separate bath and shower. The main bedroom features a jacuzzi bath and sauna. There is a separate lounge and dining area that seats up to 8 people. The suite also features a dressing room, private furnished balcony, study and pantry.

    The Cascades boast some of the most beautiful garden views Sun City has to show, a stay here will have you feeling rested and ready to take on the world.

  • Bookings:
    • crobook@suninternational.com
    • +27 11 780 7855
  • Online Bookings: here

Soho Hotel

The Soho Hotel is known as the heart of Sun City, the first Hotel the resort erected is both family friendly with added touches of luxury.

The Soho Hotel at Sun City

This Soho Hotel is rated 4 stars and its central location has rooms booking up long in advance.

The Soho Hotel features:

  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour reception desk
  • Concierge service
  • Free parking on-site
  • Complimentary shuttle service in resort
  • Outdoor pool
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Designated smoking throughout
  • Interleading rooms

The Hotel itself is situated on the edge of the famous Gary Player Golf Course, all the rooms boasts views of the lake or pool areas. The Soho Casino is conveniently located close by and the free shuttle service bus stop is right at the entrance. Affordable luxury comes to mind when thinking of the Soho Hotel.

  • Check In: 2pm
  • Check Out: 11am

All rooms at Soho feature Free WiFi, buffet breakfast, turndown service, complimentary access to The Valley Of Waves, daily housekeeping and room service.

The Presidential Suite At Sun Soho
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Room options available at The Soho Hotel:

  • Accessible Room - From - R2 986
    • The Accessible Room sleeps 2-4 people, it features a sleeper couch and a king size bed. The ensuite bathroom is fully wheelchair friendly with handrails throughout. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and 24 hour in room dining.
  • Luxury Twin Room - From R2 986
    • Each Luxury Twin Room sleeps 2 people on twin beds. It comes with an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and bath. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and 24 hour in-room dining.
  • Luxury Family Room - From R3 453
    • This is affordable accommodation is perfect for the entire family. Each room comes equipped with twin beds or a king size bed as well as a sleeper couch. This room sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. The bathroom is en-suite and fully stocked with modern amenities. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and 24 hour in room dining.
  • Superior Luxury Room - From R3 700
    • Soho Superior Luxury Room sleeps 2 people on a king size bed or twin beds. The room is equipped with a couch for lounging about. The ensuite bathroom features a separate bath and shower. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and 24 hour in-room dining.
  • Superior Luxury Family Room - From R3 885
    • This room sleeps 2 people with an en-suite bathroom fully stoked with modern amenities. This suite has a lounge area with air conditioning and tea and coffee facilities.
  • Ground Floor Superior Luxury Room - From R3 940
    • This room allows you to walk from the stunning tropical gardens right into your suite. These rooms sleep 2 people comfortably. Each room has a king size bed and air conditioning. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and 24 hour in-room dining.
  • Ground Floor Superior Luxury Family Room - From R4 125
    • Much like the Ground Floor Superior Luxury Room the family room sleeps 2 adults and 2 children with access to the garden from the room itself. Each room has a king size bed and a sleeper couch for the kids. The room also has tea and coffee making facilities, a mini bar and 24 hour in room dining.
  • Luxury Suite - From R6 675
    • The larger Luxury Suite sleeps 2 people with a king size bed, it has an en-suite bathroom with a seperate bath and shower. The lounge area opens to a private balcony and a guest powder room.
  • Presidential Suite - From R10 458
    • This suite sleeps 2 people with a king size bed. The en-suite bathroom features all modern amenities and a seperate bath and shower. There is a guest powder room and separate dining area and lounge area. A private balcony boast views of the resort complete with sun loungers and a jacuzzi.

    Soho offers visitors a wide range of options with 340 rooms available for your stay. This accommodation is ideal for delegates as it is conveniently situated near the conference centre. The free shuttles are available every 15 minutes to transport guest to and from the Valley of Waves.

  • Bookings:
    • crobook@suninternational.com
    • +27 11 780 7855
  • Online Bookings: here

Bush Bungalows

Boasting the most affordable chalets in Rustenburg area, the Bush Bungalows at Sun City offer guests the privacy of chalet life all the while being close enough to enjoy the activities the resort has on offer.

The Bush Bungalows feature:

  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour reception desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • On-site parking
  • Free bus shuttle service in resort
  • Use of the Cabanas hotel pool
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Non-smoking rooms only

The Bungalows are situated in the serene Letsatsi bush, the simple African inspired decor will have you feeling relaxed and at one with nature.

  • Check In: 2pm
  • Check Out: 11am

All bungalows feature flat screen TV’s, a complimentary buffet breakfast, access to The Valley Of Waves, daily housekeeping, a telephone, fridge, and tea and coffee making facilities. There are 14 bungalows to choose from, they all come standard with a shower with the option of a bath subject to availability.

The King Chalet at the Bush Bungalows
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Bush Bungalow options:

  • Twin Chalet - From R1 894
    • The Twin Chalet sleeps 2 people on twin beds. The en-suite bathroom boasts a shower with a bath option available upon request.
  • King Chalet - From R1 894
    • The King Chalet sleeps 2 guests on a king size bed, the en-suite bathroom also boasts a shower with the bath option available on request.

    A mere 450 m from the Cabanas at Sun City, the Bungalows truly incorporates a private retreat feel, with the luxury of its location making attending nearby activities easy.

  • Bookings:
    • crobook@suninternational.com
    • +27 11 780 7855
  • Online Bookings: here

Sun City Cabanas

The Cabanas overlook the Sun City Waterworld Lake, where you can find all things watersport related, it also has it's own pool.

The view from the Cabanas overlooking the swimming pool
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This is a great starting point for exploration of the resort with nearby activities a short garden stroll away. The Cabanas feature:

  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour reception desk
  • ATM on site
  • Newspapers
  • On-site parking
  • Free bus shuttle service in resort
  • Outdoor pool
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Non-smoking rooms only
  • Unlimited free access to Valley of Waves

Recently renovated, the Cabanas At Sun City shake things up with the contemporary twist to the decor and aesthetic of the hotel.

  • Check In: 2pm
  • Check Out: 11am

All rooms at the Cabanas feature; daily housekeeping, laundry service, complimentary access to Valley Of Waves, modern bathroom amenities and room fixtures, a full buffet breakfast (rate dependant). These rooms offer visitors views of either the lush tropical gardens or the popular Sun City Waterworld Lake.

The Upstairs Family Room at The Cabanas
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Room options available at the Cabanas At Sun City:

  • Standard Twin Room - From R1 894
    • This room is ideal for the budget traveller without skimming on the amenities. It sleeps 2 people with twin beds the en-suite bathroom boasts a shower, basin and lavatory. There is a flat screen with all satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini fridge.
  • Accessible Room - From R1894
    • The Accessible Room sleeps 2 people on twin beds and is wheelchair friendly. The bathroom is fitted with a maxi shower and handrails making it fully accessible to those using a wheelchair. The spacious room makes moving around easy. The room shares the same features as the Standard twin Room; tv with full satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini fridge.
  • Twin Lake Facing Room - From R2 166
    • This room sleeps 2 people on twin beds with a double bed option available upon request. The en-suite bathroom has a shower only with luxurious finishes. There is a complimentary buffet breakfast daily at the Palm Terrace Restaurant.
  • Standard Family Room - From R2 557
    • The comfortable Standard Family Room sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, on twin beds and a sleeper couch. The room has air-conditioning, a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a desk. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a shower.
  • Upstairs Lake Family Room - From R2 826
    • This family room is much like the Standard Family Room, however, you have your own private balcony that provides uninterrupted views of the lake below. The comfortable Upstairs Lake Family Room sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, on twin beds and a sleeper couch. The room has air-conditioning, a TV, tea and coffee making facilities and a desk. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with a shower.
  • Ground Lake Family Room - From R3 074
    • The Ground Family Room sleeps 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12. The room features two twin beds, a sleeper couch, tea and coffee making facilities and an ensuite bathroom with a shower.

    The Cabanas at Sun City suit every budget and is located off a quiet lake surrounded by endless lawns. It’s a perfect retreat for two or the whole family with easy access to the kids activity areas and watersports.

  • Bookings:
    • crobook@suninternational.com
    • +27 11 780 7855
  • Online Bookings: here

Sun City Accommodation Self Catering

Self catering accommodation does not mean a compromise in luxury, these self catering options are luxurious with a homely feel about them, making you feel right at home.

Sun City Vacation Club

The Vacation Club accommodation at Sun City is the best selling timeshare on offer in South Africa.

The entertainment and pool area at the Vacation Club Accommodation
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The luxury accommodation is both spacious and perfect for large or small families. The entertainment centre located minutes from the lodgings provides a small eatery and games centre with an outdoor pool and sun lounges.

The Vacation Club features:

  • Entertainment Centre
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Dining Room
  • Outdoor Private Braai Area
  • Self Catering Accommodation

Recently over 200 Vacation Club options have been renovated and redecorated while maintaining the luxurious standards set by Sun City. These options are booked way in advance and have become the most popular family getaway in South Africa.

The large open plan lounge and dining area in the Vacation Club units
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The Vacation Club Chalets are in close proximity to the Pilanesberg National Park Sun City entrance, making early morning game drives easy and convenient. Each unit comes stocked with a full kitchen and dining room as well as an outside seating area and outdoor braai. Rooms also feature an electronic safe and telephone as well as WiFi.

Prices for these units are subject to Vacation Club points and other factors.

Vacation Club lodging options:

  • Two-Bedroom Luxury Units
    • These units sleeps 6 people, 4 of them privately in the two bedroom and two comfortably on the couches in the lounge. Options for these units are ground floor and first floor. There are two en-suite bathrooms with separate bath and walk in shower.
  • Three-Bedroom Luxury Units
    • There are 50 duplex units like these available. These lodgings sleep 8 people, 6 of them in the three bedrooms and 2 in the lounge area. The unit has a fully stocked kitchen and dining room that comfortable seat the entire family. There are three bathrooms in this unit, with the main bedroom boasting an en-suite bathroom, each bathroom features a separate shower and bath with the third downstairs bathroom featuring a shower.

    The units are spaciously spread out with plenty of parking in front of the unit itself. Enjoy relaxing on your patio or kick around a ball with the kids on the pristine lawns. The bus stop is a short walk away making visiting the other attractions Sun City has to offer simple and easy enough the kids to do it on their own.

Cheap Accommodation Around Sun City

There are plenty of accommodation options available outside Sun City and you don’t have to look far to find them. These are our top picks of the best value for your rands while staying within close proximity to the resort itself. Sun City welcomes day visitors all year round so commuting to the resort and enjoying its facilities is not unheard of.

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Bukubung Game Lodge is the best way to enjoy the world famous Pilanesberg National Park, the name Bakubung means “people of the Hippo” and it perfectly sums up the aim of unobtrusively incorporating luxury within a game park without disturbing the native inhabitants.

The Resort itself boasts an array of activities while still remaining close enough to Sun City that a day trip to The Valley Of Waves is always on the cards.

If peace and quiet are something you crave then Bakubung is the perfect stop for you, unwind in the surroundings of the bushveld or relax on your private balcony while watching the animals around the nearby watering hole.

Bakubung Bush Lodges feature:

  • A Bushveld Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Volleyball Court
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Restaurant

Game drives, tours and walks can be arranged from the lodge and after, a sharing of tales at the starlit boma is always a treat. Little ones are also catered for with climbing and play areas specially dedicated to their needs, for those young environmentalists the Junior Ranger Programme is sure to keep them entertained for the duration of your stay.

  • Rates:
    • From R3 635 - R7 675 per room.
  • More Info: Website

The Kingdom Resort

Situated just 5kms from Sun City, The Kingdom Resort makes visiting Sun City and Pilanesberg simple and easy.

The inviting outdoor rock pool at The Kingdom Resort
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The Kingdom Resort offers accommodation to suit any budget with plenty to do within the Kingdom itself. The resort offers its visitors a plethora of activities with a shuttle service ready to take you to and from Sun City daily.

The Kingdom Resort features:

  • Volleyball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Adventure Golf
  • Waterslides and pools
  • Quad Biking and Mountain Biking
  • Body Bliss Day Spa
  • Trampoline
  • Jungle Gym
  • Outdoor Cinema
  • Table Tennis
  • Pizzeria
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi

The units available at Kingdom are private and self catering, the units come in a variety of sizes, sleeping large to smaller families with ease, with plenty to do on site and Sun City a mere 5 minutes away its North West location makes it a favourite amongst holiday makers.

The self catering units at The Kingdom Resort
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The natural surrounding sees rolling green lawns stretching between units, creating a community feel with all the privacy of a free standing building. Holiday accommodation purchase options are also available at The Kingdom Resort making it the ideal break from all the while investing in your future.

  • Rates:
    • From R1 900 - R2 125
  • More Info: Website

Gatz

The Gatz guesthouse is situated 32 kms from Rustenburg in Boshoek. The lodgings are only 19kms from the foot of the Pilanesberg National Park.

The Serene Gatz Guesthouse
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Rooms at Gatz boasts either views of the mountains that overlook the luscious gardens. The accommodation offers visitors free WiFi as well as a full breakfast that you can enjoy in your room or on the terrace while taking in the views.

The Gatz features:

  • Large outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast prepared daily
  • Dinner upon request
  • Hiking tours
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Fire Boma
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Kids play area
  • Outdoor braai facilities

The natural Boshoek landscape is covered in indigenous fynbos and trees that provide much needed shelter from the harsh South African Sun. Day trips to Sun City are easy as the lodgings are only a 21km drive away.

Tip: Why not extend your trip as they offer a special rate for stays longer than 5 days.

Gatz offers a variety of accommodation options that suit all budgets from backpacking bungalows to large family rooms, if a holiday stay on a budget is what you are after the Gatz is your ideal choice.

  • Rates:
    • From R560 - R1 320 per 2 persons sharing
  • More Info: Website

Valley View Guest House

Nestled on the foot of the Pilanesberg Mountain range, Valley View is a quiet retreat away from the busy hustle and bustle of city life.

The serene garden at Valley View
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This 3 star guest house and conference centre provides visitors with a stay so close to nature they never want to leave. The Valley View Guest House features:

  • Indoor Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Dining Room
  • Full English Breakfast (All Inclusive)
  • Restaurant & Bar
  • Conference Centre
  • Secure Off Street Parking
  • Smoking Areas

The lodgings are 12 kms from Sun City entrance, making it easy to visit Sun City for the day. There is also an array of activities nearby and Valley View staff are more than happy to make suggestions based on your interests.

  • Rates:
    • From R650 - R1400
  • More Info: Website

Sun City Activities & Entertainment - What to do?

  • Events At Sun City: here

Sun City Golf Courses

Sun City is known as South Africa’s premier golfing destination, with the likes of Gary Player personally designing a course to fit the Sun City theme.

Gary Player Golf Course

The 18 hole par 72 course is ranked as one of the best golf courses in the country. This walking only course stretches for 6550m.

The Gary Player Golf Course
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The course first opened in 1979 and is made up of Grassy fairways, trees and semi-rough Kikuyu. It is home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge, seeing sportsmen from around the world competing here regularly.

  • Rates:
    • Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
      • Winter: From R450 - R750
      • Summer: From R450 - R900
    • Mid-week(Monday - Friday)
      • Winter: R450 - R750
      • Summer: R450 - R850
  • More Info: Website

Lost City Golf Course

The Lost City Golf Course is an 18 hole rocky, desert terrain course, nestled in the spectacular bushveld.

The Lost City Golf Course
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The course spans for more than 100 hectares and is littered with various water features throughout.

  • Rates:
    • Weekends (Saturday and Sunday)
      • Winter: From R450 - R750
      • Summer: From R450 - R850
    • Mid-week (Monday - Friday)
      • Winter: R450 - R750
      • Summer: R450 - R850
  • More Info: Website

Sun City Casino

Sun City Casino is legendary for its glitz and glamour, first opening their doors in 1979, the casino has come leaps and bounds with the upgrades in modern technologies.

The stunning bronze and gold interior of the Sun City Casino
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The casino is open 24hrs a day for 365 days a year, making for a round the clock entertainment and gambling experience.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Slots: 24 Hours, Mon - Sun
    • Tables: 1pm - Late, Mon - Sun
  • Contact: 014 557 5110
  • More Info: Website
Tip: Cash desk facilities and ATMs are available here and the Bureau de Change accepts all major currencies provided you have your passport for any foreign exchanges.

Sun City Slots

The Sun City Slot machines feature the latest smart cards facilities, the slots are broken down into 1c to R100 denominations and are available in both smoking and non smoking areas.

Sun City Casino Tables

Sun City Casino Tables offers guests an array of games like; Blackjack, Bacarat, Punto Banco, Midi-Punto Banco and American Roulette.

Sun City Valley Of Waves

The Valley Of Waves is by far the most attended activity in Sun City, housing a plethora of water related fun suited to a variety of ages. The park is filled with watering holes designed with patrons in mind. Meander through the surrounding gardens and discover hidden waterfalls and experience the Spider Web Sway Bridge as the river below cascades down the garden.

Just before entering the Valley Of Waves visitors cross the Bridge of Time where on the hour every hour it erupts with a theatrical vibrations that will leave your knees feeling a little weak.

The main attraction at the Valley Of Waves would be the artificial beach/lagoon. The iconic body of water spans for 6 500 square metres with a mechanical wave simulator pumping out waves of all sizes all day.

The waves at the Valley of Waves reach swells of up to 2 metres every 90 seconds.
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The beach has designated lifeguards on duty ensuring everyone is kept safe while enjoying the resort. Housed within the Valley Of Waves are a variety of supertubes and water rides all inclusive of your entrance fee.

There is a designated kids waterpark to the right of the beach shore, where children can play on the water fun jungle gyms while parents overlook from the shade of beach umbrellas. No adults are allowed in the kids water park area without a child in their care.

The kid friendly area
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The Valley Of Waves is cash only, however, there is an Absa ATM on the grounds. Standard Bank and FNB ATMs are located within the Entertainment Centre.

  • Entrance Fees:
    • R120 - R160, Adults
    • R70 - R80, Children (Ages 4-13yrs)
    • FREE - Children u3
    • R60 - R65, Senior Citizens (60yrs+)
  • Operating Hours:
    • Summer, 9am - 6pm
    • Winter, 10am - 5pm
  • Contact: 014 557 3444
  • More Info: Website

Temple of Courage

The Temple Of Courage will have you mustering up all the courage you have. The death defying plunge is not for the faint hearted.

Are you ready to take the plunge?
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The 17 metre vertical drop to the 70 metre slide will have your heart in your throat. The slide has riders zooming down under the bridge and into the small splash pool.

There are 2 other body slides, the Tarantula and Scorpion each with their own unique thrills and splashes. The other 2 slides, the Viper and Mamba, are for tube riders. (where you sit on an inflatable tube as you rush down the slide).

Lazy River

The Lazy River is a gentle tube ride with no end point. The endless river meanders around the kids water park and garden area. This ride is ideal for all ages as long as younger kids are supervised and accompanied by an adult.

The Royal Baths

The Baths are the only adult only swimming pool where relaxation and tranquility are key.

The 21 and over only Royal Baths
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The Royal Baths swimming pool is located next to the amphitheatre that often sees many Iron Men competing for the title of the World Strongest Man.

Chimp & Zee

Experience the Valley of Waves like never before, with the latest installment of the Chimp & Zee tree top adventure.

Soar through the sky above the Valley Of Waves
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There is a certain level of fitness and skill required for this activity and a maximum weight of 120kg per person is strictly abided by. This activity is for all ages however a minimum height requirement of 1.2m is enforced for safety.

Tip: Check the requirements before heading through to avoid disappointment.

Each rope section offers different challenges to the adventurers from high balance beams to fast zip lines and rope bridges all while expertly supervised by professionals of this field, rest assured that you are in good hands.

  • Departure Points: Valley Of Waves, Tennis Court Area next to the Cascades Hotel.
  • Entrance Fee:
    • R190 pp
  • Contact: 014 552 5020
  • More Info: Website

The Maze of the Lost City

The Maze of the Lost City was added to the resort in 2012 and covers an extensive half-acre of the resort. The artificial stone and wood finishings create the illusion of an ancient archaeological discovery with hidden secrets lying within the Maze itself.

The Maze can be quite daunting and many have spent hours wandering its corrodoors.
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Visitors to the Maze have to traverse a 100 meter suspension bridge from the Entertainment Centre, this bridge boasts the best views of the resort and The Palace of The Lost City.

After dark flaming torches light up the hallways of the Maze. The centre of the Maze is the reward itself, the Maze Bar is located here, where you can enjoy an ice cold craft beer on tap.

  • Entrance Fees:
    • R120 - Adult
    • R60 - Kids u12
    • Free - Kids u5
  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Sun, 9am - 9pm
  • Contact: 014 552 1946
  • More Info: Website

Adrenaline Extreme

Adrenaline Extreme is the ultimate outdoor activity centre in Sun City, get your blood pumping with a range of heart stopping activities like:

  • Drift Trikes - Try your hand at 3 wheel drifting like never before.
  • Grizzly 4X4 Quads - The exciting 4X4 circuit rivals that of quad biking events.
  • Hovercrafts - Ever driven a hovercraft, experience what it’s like to glide along floating on a cushion of air.
  • The Accelerator - A giant human catapult launches you into the air.
  • Airsoft - Like paintball with a lot more accuracy.

These activities run daily weather permitting and are some of the biggest rushes you can experience at The Lost City.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from, 9am - 5pm
  • Cost:
    • R325 - Drift Trikes (15 Mins)
    • R160 - Airsoft (200 shots)
    • R435 - 4X4 Quads ( 6 obstacle course)
    • R450 - Accelerator
  • Contact: 014 557 3294
  • More Info: Website

Zip 2000 at Sun City

Holding the record for the world's fastest zip line since 2004, Zip 2000 is the only way to experience the rush that comes with zip lining.

The 2km zipline reaches speeds of up to 160km/h. It is the fastest and one of the longest zip lines in the world. The impeccable safety record will have your mind at ease that you are in good hands and all that is left to do is enjoy the ride.

Fun Fact: Zip 2000 has a 100% safety record that still stands today!
  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily with 4 departures, 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm
  • Cost:
    • R100 - Spectator Fee
    • R600 pp - Zip Liners Fee
  • Contact: 014 5571544
  • More Info: Website

Sun Central

Sun Central is the home of entertainment for the whole family, the multi-story centre provides guests with 2 levels of unrivalled fun and adventure.

Brightly decorated walls will having you feeling alive with energy
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The ground level features a variety of fast food eateries, restaurants, retail outlets and entertainment for everyone. Sun Central also houses immaculate conference facilities as well as the famous reinvented Superbowl, where guest can enjoy being entertained by their favourite artists, local and international alike.

Visit the legends of South African entertainment history at the Hall of Fame or take the kids to The Magic Company where their wildest gaming dreams will come true.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from, 6am - 12am
  • More Info: Website

Superbowl

Sun City’s Superbowl is the FNB Stadium of the North, the stage has seen the likes of many famous acts and musicians, it is the home to the annual Miss South Africa pageant and the South African Music Awards (SAMAs).

Hall Of Fame

Located within the entertainment heart of Sun City, Sun Central, The Hall Of Fame allows guests the opportunity to be inspired by these legends and their accomplishments.

Visitors can view valuable memorabilia and sporting equipment

This interactive exhibit celebrates their lives and achievements in a state of the art showcase of talent and success. Visitors can take to the interactive running track and compare times with Wayde van Niekerk or try your hand at the golf simulator using Samsung VR gear to totally submerge yourself in the game at hand.

  • Entrance Fees:
    • Free - Sun Vacation Club & Hotel Guests
    • Free - Kids u6yrs
    • R50 pp - Sun MVGs
    • R50 pp - Kids ( 6 -17yrs)
    • R100 pp - Adults / Day Visitors
  • Contact: 014 557 1978
  • More Info: Website

The Magic Company

The Magic Company offers gamers the ultimate experience, from classic arcade games to hop on rides for the little ones, The Magic Company has something for everyone. Exchange cash for gaming tokens and go wild.

Try your hand at ten pin bowling or a friendly game of dance dance revolution, whatever you decide to spend your tokens on, remember to cash in those tickets for an awesome prize at the end of your stay.

Sun City Theatre

The Sun City Theatre is located at the Soho Hotel. The glamorous stage and sets see cabaret productions by some of the best in the business. Become enthralled in the world of theatre by the stunning backdrops, classic costumes and expertise performers.

  • Located at Soho Hotel

Sun City Shopping

Forgot something at home, don’t fret, as Sun City has a menagerie of retail outlets available so you can replace your forgotten item without leaving the resort. They cater to everything from swimwear to footgear and casual wear.

  • Sun Central Shopping
    • 3rd Base
    • Sunglass Boutique
    • African Origins
    • Out Of Africa Kids
    • Billabong
    • Hero City
    • Maphuki Leather
    • Del Sol
    • Cuddly Bear
    • Havaianas
    • ValuMed Pharmacy
  • Valley Of Waves Shopping
    • VonZipper
  • Sun City Resort Shopping
    • Curio Shop
    • Gary Player CC Pro Shop
    • Lost City Golf Course Pro Shop
    • Beach Shop
  • Cabanas Shopping
    • Cabanas Collection
  • Soho Shopping
    • Sweets From Heaven
  • Cascades Shopping
    • Browns
  • The Palace Shopping
    • The Palace Collection
    • Lorenzi
    • Browns
  • Sun Vacation Club Shopping
    • The Pantry
    • Quench

Sun City Nightlife

Sun City is a party world of its own, throwing legendary bashes, dinners and beach parties, visitors patiently anticipate the New Year’s Eve festivities the resort has on offer.

  • Events At Sun City: here

Encore

The Trendiest nightclub in Sun City

The latest addition to the Sun City nightlife family is Encore, the slick new club with a live DJ on any night of the week, spitting out the best tunes to keep you moving until the sun comes up.

  • Located at the Soho Hotel

Gentleman’s Bar

The Gentleman's Bar is your one stop erotic entertainment centre located at the Soho Hotel. Strict age restrictions are enforced.

  • Located at the Soho Hotel

Vibes

Vibes is an over 18 entertainment venue, this sports bar is an action packed venue where you can catch all the biggest ticket games on big screens amongst fellow supporters. There are pool tables and private karaoke booths.

Patrons can easily access the nightclub Encore through Vibes where a DJ is waiting to take them on a musical journey. Every Wednesday Vibes plays host to a comedy night, to view the line up click here.

  • Located at the Soho Hotel

Silhouette Nightclub

The Silhouette Nightclub will have you dancing until the early hours of the morning, the over 18 only club is strictly monitored to ensure patrons are safe during their night out. It is one of the hottest spots in the resort after dark.

Forest Of Lights

During the festive season the magical forest surrounding the Cascades Hotel at Sun City are brightly decorated with thousands of tiny lights and visual displays.

Take a magical journey through the forest of lights.
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The tropical gardens and waterfalls are transformed into a colourful showcase of light and art. This activity is perfect for the whole family and you can expect to find twists and surprises around every corner .

  • Located outside the Cascades Hotel
  • Lights are on from, 6pm - midnight

Kowabonga Club

This nightclub is for under 18s only with NO alcohol available for sale, it is located in the upper level of Sun Central. Access to the venue is closely supervised, making it a safe a secure hangout for teens.

  • Located on the upper level of Sun Central

Sun City Movies

Sun City is truly a city within a resort, all the modern activities and amenities are at your fingertips in a safe and friendly environment. Don’t miss out on the airing of your favourite films, by taking advantage of the in house cinema located at Sun Central.

Lights, Camera, Action!
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Showing some of the latest releases as well as a wide variety of kiddies films Sun Movies will have you feeling as if the private cinema was designed specifically with your needs in mind. Grab your favourite snack and sit back and enjoy the showings on either a 2D or 3D display.

  • Ticket Price:
    • 2D Films
      • R70 - Standard
      • R65 - Sun MVG Gold
      • R60 - Sun MVG Platinum
      • R55 - Sun MVG Diamond
    • 3D Films
      • R85 - Standard
      • R80 - Sun MVG Gold
      • R75 - Sun MVG Platinum
      • R70 - Sun MVG Diamond
  • Contact: 014 557 1985
  • More Info: Website

Kamp Kwena

Friendly Faces Await you at Kamp kwena
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Kamp Kwena is a safe space you can drop off your little ones for a day of fun filled adventure and activities. The programmes are catered for ages 4 - 12 years old, where kids will be entertained for hours and minded by qualified caregivers.

Kids can expect an array of activities and games as well as refreshments and meals. Kamp Kwena counselors are fully equipped to handle anything that comes their way.

  • Kamp Kwena Rates and Times:
    • Morning Session (9am - 1pm) - R100 per child
    • Afternoon Session (2pm - 5pm) - R100 per child
    • Full Day Option (9am - 5pm) - R260 per child
    • Lunch Option (1pm - 2pm) - R60 per child
    • School Holiday in season (inclusive of game drive) - R270 per child
    • School Holiday in season (inclusive of game drive & lunch) - R430 per child
  • Contact: 014 557 4136 / Ext. 4598
  • More Info: Website

Kamp Kwena Creche

The Kamp Kwena Creche is a fully supervised childcare facility available at Kamp Kwena.

  • Kamp Kwena Creche Rates:
    • Indoor and Outdoor Babysitting Service - R65 per hour
    • Sundays & public holidays - R85 per hour
  • Contact: 014 557 4580

Thula Baba

Sun City also offers professional babysitting services with childminders trained in First Aid and basic childcare. These services are available during the day and at night and include supervised outings.

Kwena Gardens

The Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary play an important part in the conservation and rehabilitation of these endangered animals. Kids can learn about crocodiles and their life cycles as well as interact with baby crocs and even touch them if they are brave enough. This all done under expert guidance and supervision.

  • Located adjacent to Kamp Kwena

Finders Keepers

Who knows what treasures you may find

The General Mining Store and Scratch Patch is sure to have you heading home with a few trinkets in tow. Kids and adults can experience the thrill of simulation mining and searching for hidden treasures amongst the vast collection of precious and semi precious stones.

  • Located at Kamp Kwena

Waterworld Lake and Surrounding Activities

Enjoy tubing with your family

Waterworld Lake activities are open 7 days a week, making it the ultimate destination for water related fun. The man made lake offers a wide variety of activities like:

  • Parasailing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Jet Skiing
  • Tube Rides
  • Family Boat Trips

Skilled instructors are waiting to take you on an epic journey while you acquire a new skill or enjoy a family tubing session on the infamous inflatable snake.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from, 9:30am - 5:30pm
  • Contact: 014 552 1553
  • More Info: Website

Animal World

Animal World is divided into different areas all within Waterworld Lake walking distance. The petting Zoo area near Kamp Kwena features goats, llamas tortoises and other friendly animals. The low fences allow you to pet the animals without entering the enclosures. This activity has no cover charge and you may come and go as you please.

Tip: Make sure to visit Animal World during feeding times as the keepers are filled with educational tidbits your little ones will devour.

Within the gardens surrounding Waterworld Lake you can expect to find averies filled with indigenous and domesticated bird life. This is an unsupervised activity so remain respectful of the rules and local bird residents.

Tip: When exiting and entering make sure you close the avery doors properly as certain species are kept separately to avoid nature taking its course.

Mini Golf

Mini Golf can be enjoyed by the whole family
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A full game of golf might not be for everyone, however, mini golf is suitable for all ages. Start the kids golfing early and who knows they could go pro before finishing high school. The 18 hole mini golf course will provide hours of fun for the entire family.

  • Located at Waterworld Lake

Mini Quad Biking

Get a little dirty on these mini quads
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Sun City holds a special place in the hearts of its younger patrons as a large number of activities are targeted directly at the kids like the Mini Quad Biking. Kids aged 3 - 12 can enjoy the muddy off road quad biking track and put their driving skills to the test.

  • Located at Waterworld Lake

Stimela Train

Feel Like a giant on the mini replica train
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Experience the railroad adventure of a mini replica steam train. This activity is for the whole family, sit back and enjoy the ride as the train moves along the Waterworld Lake.

  • Located at the Waterworld Lake

Sun City Spa's

Take the time to undergo a rejuvenating treatment at one of the luxury spas Sun City houses or have your hair done at the inhouse salons.

Royal Salon Wellness Spa and Beauty Salon

A treatment at the Royal salon wellness spa will have you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated
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The Royal Salon Wellness Spa and Beauty Salon is located at the Palace of the Lost City, experience a wide range of health and beauty treatments that will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to take on a day of activities. In room treatments are available on request as well as poolside massages.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from, 10am - 7pm
  • Contact: 014 557 3225
  • More Info: Website

Gary Player Health Spa

Enjoy a hot stone treatment at Gary Player health Spa
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This health spa is a sophisticated combination of wellness and fitness, offering lavish spa treatments and the use of the fully equipped gym and spa pool. There are locker facilities available as well as a steam room and changing rooms.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Gym:
      • Daily from, 6am - 8pm
    • Health Spa:
      • Daily from, 8am - 8pm
    • Hair Studio:
      • Daily from, 10am - 7pm
  • Entrance to Gym:
    • R80 pp
  • Contact: 014 557 5288
  • More Info: Website

Sun City Restaurants & Bars

Unwind and relax while sipping away on a fabulous cocktail at one of the many restaurants and bars Sun City has to show. Some eateries require advanced booking and carry a dress code, be sure to abide by these requirements.

Legends

The Mismatched furnishing create a relaxed atmosphere

Legends pay homage to the multitude of local and international stars that have graced Sun City over its 36 years of existence. They serve up trendy grill house styled cuisine that is only complemented by their diverse drinks menu.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Daily from, 6pm - 10:30pm
  • Where: Soho Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 3151
  • More Info: Website

The Palace Pool Deck

The pool deck offers some of the best views of the palace

The Palace Pool deck specialises in African inspired cocktails served poolside while relaxing in the shade of the tropical surroundings. They are known for their wood-fired pizzas and snacks that are a perfect treat for a day at the pool.

  • Where: The Palace Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 4307
  • More Info: Website

Calisto’s

Calisto’s is located at Sun Central serving up the best Portuguese samplings with their speciality being mouth watering seafood dishes.

  • Where: Sun Central

Bocado

Bacado offers outdoor and indoor seating while remaining poolside

Bocado serves up Mediterranean themed dishes in a Mediterranean styled venue. This popular family eatery within Sun City allows patrons to enjoy their scrumptious offerings all while remaining poolside.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Fri, 6pm - 10pm
    • Sat - Sun
      • Lunch: 12pm - 2:30pm
      • Dinner: 6pm - 10pm
  • Where: Cascades
  • Contact: 014 557 5850
  • More Info: Website

Content

The simplistic design welcomes you in, with the no fuss seating arrangement reflecting in the tasty menu on offer.

  • Where: Sun Central

Casa Bella

The famous pork belly at Casa bella

Casa Bella brings you Italian dining in the heart of Sun City, the restaurant is located in Sun Central centre and features a spacious seating area.

  • Where: Sun Central

Crocodile Lounge

The crocodile Lounge is located at the edge of the Lost City Golf Course. The outside seating area overlooks the water hole on the course and mountainous hills in the background. This restaurants serves breakfast, lunch and light meals daily.

  • Where: Edge of The Lost City Golf Course
  • Contact: 014 557 3741

Gary Player Country Club

The country club is the ideal spot to enjoy some light refreshments before or after enjoying a game of golf at the Gary Player Golf Course.

  • Where: Gary Player Golf Course
  • Contact: 014 557 5910

Crystal Court

The Opulent Crystal Court in The Palace Of the Lost City

Experience traditional African cuisine with a luxurious fine dining twist. They are known for their scrumptiously long lunches, delicately set up menu and extensive breakfast buffet. Enjoy a lavish high tea experience that will leave you feeling like royalty.

Tip: The Crystal Court is exclusive to The Palace and Lost City guests
  • Operating Hours:
    • Breakfast:
      • Mon - Fri, 6:30am - 11am
      • Sat - Sun, 6:30am - 11:30am
    • High Tea:
      • Mon - Sun, 3pm - 5:30pm
    • Dinner:
      • Mon - Sun, 6:30pm - 11pm
  • Where: The Palace Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 4307
  • More Info: Website

Peninsula

This a la carte and buffet styled restaurant is located at the Cascades, boasting views of the water filled gardens that surround it.

  • Where: Cascades Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 1266

The Brew Monkey

The ultimate craft beer pit stop

The Brew Monkey looks like a microbrewery that has been inspired by vervet monkeys, serving up craft beer and artisan dishes. Overlooking the tidal pool at the Valley Of Waves, The Brew Monkey specialises in light meals and snacks.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Winter: Mon -Sun, 10am - 5pm
    • Summer: Mon - Sun, 9am - 6pm
  • Where: Valley Of Waves
  • Contact: 014 557 1681
  • More Info: Website

Lily Asian Kitchen

Specialising in Thai and Chinese food, Lily’s is sure to thrill your taste buds with their selection of dishes available.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Mon - Fri:
      • Lunch, 12pm - 3pm
      • Dinner, 6pm - 10pm
      • Express Window, 10pm - 11pm
  • Where: Sohot Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 5100
  • More Info: Website

Palm Terrace

The Clean and inviting dinning area at The Palm terrace

The Palm Terrace holds contemporary twist on dining with its newly refurbished design and decor. Serving up island themed samplings and a breakfast buffet you do not want to miss out on.

  • Where: Cabanas
  • Contact: 014 557 1761

Food Factory

Priding themselves on serving the best organic and wholesome meals to its patrons, the Food Factory also boasts vegan and vegetarian options.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Winter: Mon -Sun, 10am - 5pm
    • Summer: Mon - Sun, 9am - 6pm
  • Where: Valley Of Waves
  • Contact: 014 557 4086

Plume

Experience amazing textures paired with proudly South African wines. Hosted by the talented and award-winning duo, Sommelier Marie Manyoha and executive Sous Chef Robin Brophy.

  • Operating Hours:
    • Open Daily, 7:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Contact: 014 557 3180
  • More Info: Website

The Raj

Mouth watering Tandoori Chicken Curry

This Halaal Indian styled restaurant will take you on a taste adventure, sample traditional Indian dishes and enjoy the magical aromas that emerge.

  • Where: Soho Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 1222

The Grill Room

Enjoy an intimate dinner at the Palace’s signature steakhouse. The exclusive Grill Room boasts one of the most notable wine lists in the country. All patrons are required to make prior reservations to attend this eatery.

  • Operating Hours: Open Daily
    • 12:30pm - 3:30pm
    • 6pm - 10pm
  • Where: The Palace
  • Contact: 014 557 4307
  • More Info: Website

Shebeen

Sample Traditional AFrican dishes or a traditional african homemade beer

The Shebeen offers guests a truly unique South African experience, the setting is classic shebeen decor much like you would find in a local township. Serving up dishes unique to SA, try a classic meat platter or some locally brewed beer.

  • Where: Edge Of Sun City
  • Contact: 014 557 1830
Trips to the Shebeen can be arranged free of charge depending on your accommodation options

Sun Terrace

Sun Terrace is an outdoor venue offering patrons a scenic view while enjoying a generous buffet style continental breakfast and African style buffet dinner.

  • Where: Soho Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 1211

Other Eateries at Sun City

Sun City houses many of your favourite chain store eateries, all proudly South African ofcourse.

  • Sun Central
    • Debonairs Pizza - 014 557 1987
    • Fishaway - 014 557 4512
    • Nando’s - 014 557 4507
    • Rocomamas - 014 557 1834
    • Milky Lane - 014 557 4513
    • Smooch Frozen Yoghurt - 014 557 4508
    • Wimpy - 014 557 4508
    • Spur Steak Ranch - 014 557 1832
    • Simply Asia - 014 557 1928
  • Welcome Centre
    • Coffee Moment - 014 557 1544
    • J&M Biltong - 014 557 1544
  • Valley Of Waves
    • Footlong Express - 014 557 3444
    • The Candy Store - 014 557 3584
  • Sun Vacation Club Centre
    • Ocean Basket - 014 557 1000
    • The Pantry - 014 557 4495
    • Quench - 014 557 4495
    • Spur Steak Ranch - 014 557 1363
  • Soho Hotel
    • Mugg & bean - 014 557 5120

Sun City Bars

Sit back and relax while enjoying a tasty cocktail from one of the many lubrication stations Sun City has on offer.

Cabanas Pool Bar

Spoilt for choice with cocktail options

The Cabanas Pool Bar is exclusive to Sun City residents only, this poolside bar is open daily and serves light meals to complement the extensive cocktail menu.

  • Where: Cabanas
  • Contact: 014 557 1366

Harlequin’s Cocktail Bar

Take a break from the casinos and why not visit Harlequin’s Cocktail Bar as they serve up the most refreshing cocktails in a truly unique setting.

  • Where: Soho Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 1556

Luma Bar and Lounge

Nestled within the Cascades the Luma Bar and Lounge overlooks the many watering holes found in the Cascades. They serve light meals and delicious coffees and whiskeys.

  • Where: Cascades Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 5150

Soho Hotel Pool Bar

Nothing screams luxury quite like poolside cocktails

This exclusive bar is for Sun City Resort residents only, serving up fresh cocktails and light meals poolside.

  • Where: The Soho Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 5110

The Maze Bar

The Maze Bar is often booked for private functions as it overlooks the entire resort. This family friendly bar serves the finest in local craft beers.

  • Where: The Maze Sun City
  • Contact: 014 552 1946

Treasure Island Snack Bar

Enjoy a light snack while watching the watersports

The Treasure Island Snack bar is set on the water of Sun City Lake. Take in the watersports while enjoying a light snack and drink.

  • Where: Cabanas Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 5880

Tusk Bar & Lounge

The safari themed cocktail bar and lounge will have you feeling as if you stepped back in time. The setting boasts contemporary colonial pieces that reflect early safari days and African sunsets.

  • Where: The Palace Hotel
  • Contact: 014 557 4307

Pilanesberg National Park

The Pilaneberg National Park is home the the Big 5 and plays an active role in conservation of African wildlife. The park is home to over 7000 animal species with one of the largest collections of larger animals in Africa.

Have your camera ready as the park holds many hides where you can view the wild life unobtrusively.

To find out more about some of the other Game Reserves in South Africa:

Tip: The best time for viewing wild game is around dawn and dusk, when they are most active.

Entrance Fee, Specials & Packages

With so many activities it can be hard to keep track of what exactly each one will set you back. Below we have consolidated all the rates and prices you need to know about before visiting Sun City.

Sun City Entrance Fee & Rates

The activities within Sun City are open to everyone, if you are staying within the resort itself depending on your accommodation you might receive complimentary access to The Valley Of Waves. If you are staying outside of Sun City a day visitor pass is required to access the resort.

  • Day Visitors:
    • R75 - Adult
    • R65 - Children (Ages 2-12yrs)
    • Free - Children u2
  • Valley Of Waves (Peak and Off Peak):
    • R120 - R160, Adults
    • R70 - R80, Children (Ages 4-13yrs)
    • FREE - Children u3
    • R60 - R65, Senior Citizens (60yrs+)

    Entrance Fees to Valley Of Waves includes all supertubes and the lazy river. Sun City caters for those who wish to make a day of their visit with the availability of hiring certain amenities.

  • Rental Rates:
    • Towels: R80 each (R120 Refundable Deposit)
    • Life Jackets: R50 each (R50 Refundable Deposit)
    • Umbrellas: R50 each (R50 Refundable Deposit)
    • Mobi-Chair: FREE (R100 Refundable Deposit)
    • Lockers: R60 each

Sun City Packages

Sun MVG members enjoy this view on a yearly basis
@Sun International

The Sun MVG Loyalty Programme runs across all Sun International brands and members receive amazing discounts and rewards on each visit to any of the Sun International resorts or hotels.

To register as an MVG Member click here.

  • Discounted Entrance To The Valley Of Waves:
    • Sun MVG Diamond Member - Free entrance for card holder + 3 guests
    • Sun MVG Platinum Member - Free entrance for card holder + 2 guests
    • Sun MVG Gold Member - - Free entrance for card holder + 1 guest

    Sun MVG members also have access to the exclusive Salon Prive where gamers can experience exclusive benefits which include greater denominations and higher gambling stakes.

Sun City Specials

Sun City often plays host to many concerts and events, the theatres are busy all year round with rehearsals and showcasings of some of the finest entertainment South Africa has on offer.

  • Current Special At Sun City: Here

Computicket Events

If you are attending a Computicket event or show you ticket will cover your entrance to the resort, however, you will still need to pay an entrance fee to enter The Valley Of Waves. Vacation Club members receive discounted accommodation options as well as many other perks.

Sun Movies

Tuesdays means discounted movie prices, visitors can expect to pay R50 and R65 to view screenings in 2D and 3D respectively.

Where is Sun City

Sun City is situated in the North West Province of South Africa. It borders the famous Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Sun City is 2 hours from Johannesburg city centre and and under 2 hours from Lanseria Airport.

  • Address: Sun City Resort, R556, 0316, Rustenburg

Sun City Map & Directions

Getting to Sun City from anywhere in the Gauteng area, driving or flying we have got you covered.

  • Directions from OR Tambo International Airport:
    • Take the R21 north to Pretoria/Polokwane, turn off onto the N4 and follow the highway passed Rustenberg. After you pass Rustenberg turn right onto the R565 to Sun City.
  • Directions from Lanseria Airport:
    • Take the N14 to Krugersdorp. Turn right on the R24 to Rustenberg. Turn on the N4 and continue on the R565 to Sun City.

Sun City Contact Details

  • Contact Details:
    • 014 557 1000
    • scenq@suninternational.com
  • More Info: Website

There is a reason Sun City is South Africa’s number 1 holiday destination. With so much to do within its walls, this resort offers something for everyone, whether its a mini break from city life or a wild game safari vacation, you are sure to leave with lasting memories and incredible photos.

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