Sun City

Sun City is a sprawling resort complex with two golf courses, entertainment, a huge water park and casinos – an ideal place for the whole family to relax at the end of a safari holiday.

Sun City is a sprawling resort complex which lies just 175 km north of Johannesburg. With two 18-hole golf courses, nightly entertainment, cabaret shows, a huge water park and casinos, this is the ideal place to relax at the end of a safari holiday. Accommodation and dining options on the property are luxurious and diverse, to suit a variety of travellers.

The Palace of the Lost City is a fantasy hotel with 335 lavish guestrooms, styled to resemble an opulent palace, with enormous reception rooms, magnificent gardens and spectacular recreational facilities including giant slides and a massive surf pool with 1.8m waves.

Water features abound throughout The Cascades which offers 241 serene luxury guestrooms overlooking peaceful greenery or the white sands of the manmade beach fringing the pool. Guests here are moments from Sun City’s vibrant Entertainment Centre and the popular Valley of Waves.

Soho Hotel & Casino is where it all began – the first hotel built on this resort, and central to all of the action. The 340 comfortable guestrooms here face either the pool or lake, with the world-famous Gary Player Golf Course at your doorstep. A free shuttle links you to other attractions on the premises such as the Maze of the Lost City – largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.

Sun City Cabanas is the most fun and contemporary option, comprised of 380 chic, colourful guestrooms in a pretty lakeside setting. Many of these units are designed to sleep guests with children, and there is a kiddy pool making this the perfect choice for families. There is also a dedicated kids’ program and complimentary transfers take you to the nearby Valley of Waves.      


How to get to Sun City

The Sun City complex is an easy 2.5 hour shuttle transfer from either Johannesburg or OR Tambo International Airport.  

Activities at Sun City

  • Valley of Waves water park
  • The Maze of the Lost City
  • Golf
  • Entertainment and nightlife
  • Children’s program

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sun City Highlights

  • South Africa’s premier resort and entertainment complex
  • A multitude of quality accommodation options
  • A plethora of retail and dining outlets
  • Entertainment for all of the family
  • Recreational facilities from a maze to golf courses and a water park

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Accommodation in the Pilanesberg National Park

For a destination that has entertainment and recreation for all ages plus the option of great gameviewing, look no further than Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City, which sit side-by-side just north of Johannesburg. The area is also conveniently malaria-free.

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge offers luxury and serenity amid rolling hills within Pilanesberg National Park, a malaria-free wildlife reserve just a couple of hours north of Johannesburg.

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Nestled in ancient forest within Pilanesberg National Park, family-friendly Black Rhino Game Lodge offers exciting safari experiences in a malaria-free natural environment.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

This comfortable, contemporary safari lodge offers a wide range of activities for all ages in the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Sun City

Sun City is a sprawling resort complex with two golf courses, entertainment, a huge water park and casinos - an ideal place for the whole family to relax at the end of a safari holiday.



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South Africa Overview

Why travel to South Africa? 
Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape. 

 When is the best time to view animals in South Africa?
Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing. 

What is the culture of South Africa? 
There are many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. As a result, there are many unique culinary dishes as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture is also a highlight of South Africa’s cape. 

What is the climate in South Africa? 
The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C). 

What can I combine South Africa with?
South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.  

How to get to South Africa?
Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area. 

US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.  

UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines.  

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