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10 REASONS TO VISIT SUN CITY RESORT – The Best Holiday Resort In South Africa.




History was made in 1979 when Sun City Resort was opened in the North West to become the best holiday resort in South Africa, and for good reason.


From the swimming pool to safari, Sun City Resort invites you to experience distinctive African activities. Set in the world-renowned Sun City Resort and bordering the Pilanesberg National Park, the wide variety of things to do at the Lost City runs the gamut between classic luxury and thrilling adventure.


Home to the Valley of Waves and sprawled along the border of the Pilanesberg National

Park, Sun City Resort enjoys the fine distinction of being the only surf-and-safari destination

within a two-hour drive of landlocked Johannesburg. Whether you’re looking for a romantic

stay with your partner, a fun weekend getaway with friends or a North West holiday with

the whole family, Sun City Resort has it all.


Here's why you need to pack those bags and head to Sun City Resort for an adventure-filled

weekend!



1. CASINO

Experience the legendary glitz and glamour of the Sun City Casino. Opened in 1979, Sun City Casino has evolved with the times and the latest technology and popular games combine in a spectacle of round-the-clock thrills for both experienced and first-time gamers. Recently refurbished, the Sun City Casino features hundreds of exciting slot machines and over 40 popular table games. And if you’re a Sun MVG cardholders, you enjoy even more benefits, including exclusive access to the Salon Privé and VIP gaming.

Cash desk facilities and ATMs are available at the Sun City Casino and the Bureau de Change accepts all major currencies. However, please note that a passport is required for any foreign exchange transactions.




2. BARS

You’ll be spoilt for choice at Sun City Resort’s wide variety of restaurants and bars. As a large

entertainment and holiday destination, Sun City’s diverse offering includes luxury fine

dining, family restaurants, fast food outlets and themed bars to choose from. You won’t go

hungry while you’re at Sun City.

The Tusk Bar and Lounge is a safari-themed cocktail bar and lounge situated at The Palace.

The Tusk Bar & Lounge takes you back in time in style, to when colonial grandeur and grand explorations captured the imagination - open from 07h00 until 01h00.




3. VACATION CLUB

Discover A New Way To Holiday! Imagine knowing you have a luxury holiday booked at Sun

City for the next 10 years. Sun International’s Sun Vacation Club, situated at South Africa’s

favourite family resort, invites you to enjoy a piece of the Pilanesberg.


Few things in life beat a holiday. The joy of escaping the everyday, finding your fun and

spending quality time with family and friends is priceless. Above all, holiday clubs give you

the chance to truly relax in an setting that feels like home away from.

Since its inception in 1996, Sun Vacation Club has grown to become one of the leading self-

catering accommodation in South Africa, selling luxury units on a 10-year rotating holiday

club membership basis.


A Sun Vacation Club membership not only allows you to experience a new way to holiday,

but it gives you unrivalled access to non-stop entertainment and fun things to do at Sun

City.



Top Reasons To Become A Sun Vacation Club Member:

  • Sun Vacation Club members enjoy exclusive benefits and members-only discounts.

  • Our luxury self-catering units feature all the comforts of home away from home.

  • Enjoy access to Sun City’s variety of activities and entertainment options.

  • Members gain free entry to Sun City Resort and the Valley of Waves.

  • Various Sun Vacation Club pricing options are available, depending on the time of year you choose to stay at Sun City.

  • Sun MVG members receive added benefits when joining Sun Vacation Club.



4. VALLEY OF THE WAVES

Picture a palm-fringed beach lapped by crystalline waters. Imagine yourself on a sun lounger

as the sun sets over the valley and the roar of the waves muffle to the sound of the DJ’s

beats. Now, imagine this tropical paradise only a short drive from Johannesburg. Valley of

Waves at Sun City gives you a chance to go from Daily Grind to Unwind in less than two

hours. This is where city slickers and urban families find their place in the sun. The legendary

Roaring Lagoon at the Valley of Waves is the undisputed main attraction at the Sun City’s

famous water park. Every 90 seconds, bender waves rise two metres in the air. Catch the

tide and body-surf to shore. Laze beneath a wind-swept palm, ride and slide your way to

more thrills, and amble over to the beach bar where island cocktails and after-swim snacks

await. There’s something for everyone at the Valley of Waves. Kids can get their kicks in the

designated children’s area while adventure-seekers can take their pick of mild to wild rides.

Get your splash on at the Valley of Waves Sun City water park.




5. NIGHTLIFE

Sun City’s entertainment venue for over 18s, is Vibes sports bar, an action venue where you

can watch sports on big screens, play a few games of pool, display your vocal talent in

karoake booths, enjoy live bands, DJ's and enjoy a few drinks with your friends.

An adjoining night club, Encore, also lets you dance the night away to the latest music

delivered by our resident DJ.

So if it’s an evening of fun you’re after, get down to Vibes.




6. GOLF

South Africa's Premier Golfing Destination Sun City

Golfing addicts will be in their element at Sun City with a choice of two exceptional, yet very

different golfing experiences in the Gary Player Golf Course and the Lost City Golf Course.


The Gary Player Golf Course, designed by none other than the legendary Gary Player, is an

18-hole par-72 walking-only championship course that is regularly ranked as one of the

leading golf courses in South Africa.


The Lost City Golf Course offers a 72-par, 18-hole desert-style course that incorporates 28000 square metres of water features and includes a water hazard at Hole 13 which is home

to 38 live Nile crocodiles.




7. SPA, HEALTH AND BEAUTY

The Sun City Resort brings you the Royal Salon wellness spa and beauty salon and

the Gary Player Health Spa and beauty salon. Both of the resort’s spas are run to the

highest 5-star standards set by the Gatsby International Health Spas.

For holidaymakers seeking a sense of rejuvenation after days spent in the sun, both Sun City

spas offer a range of healing and re-energising treatments.


The Royal Salon wellness spa and beauty salon is a haven of luxury and elegance within

the Palace of the Lost City. Here you will find a range of health and beauty treatments fit for

royalty. Or you can even request an in-room massage or a relaxing poolside massage.

The Gary Player Health Spa and beauty salon is a relaxing retreat into a world of stillness

and sensuality at the Gary Player Country Club.


Unwind with a range of treatments and products, or work up a sweat in the fully equipped

gym or steam room. At the Sun City Resort, you can relax, revive and rejuvenate yourself.




8. FAMILY AND KIDS ENTERTAINMENT

With so many kids’ activities available, Sun City Resort is the perfect family

destination where kids can explore, have fun and make magical childhood memories.

From outdoor adventures to indoor arcade gaming and educational kids’ entertainment, the

fun starts at Sun City.


Kamp Kwena is the perfect place to drop off the little ones for a day of fun and adventure.

Offering a wide variety of activities and educational programmes to keep kids aged between

4 - 12 years entertained for hours.

Parents can sit back and relax knowing their little ones are taken care of by qualified

caretakers.


Kamp Kwena also offers additional creche and babysitting services.




9. SUN CITY SAFARI TOURS

Right on Sun City Resort’s doorstep is the Pilanesberg National Park. Book a safari tour in

South Africa and discover the Big 5 – Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros and

Leopard.


Top reasons to book a South African safari tour with Sun City:

  • Bird & Tree Walk: Become one with nature while walking through the lush Cascades gardens, home to a variety of tree and bird species. Or stroll through the Animal World Aviary.


  • Family Bush Walks: Family Bush Walks conducted by Mankwe Gametracker in Letsatsing Game Park at Sun City Resort, bordering the Pilanesberg National Park.


  • The Crocodile Village crocodile park at Sun City Resort offers unique and educational kids’ activities as well as the thrill of watching a feeding


  • Mankwe Gametrackers: Choose from the only Hot Air Balloon Safari tour to launch from within a national park or book a guided game drive, a rhino tracking expedition and much more.


  • Mountain Bike Trails: Take a ride on the wild side with our new Mountain Bike Trail at Sun City Resort. This 9.7 km cycle route is definitely a thrill.


  • Rhino Notching: Get up close and personal with these gentle giants, tag their ear and play your part in the conservation of rhino.




10. HALL OF FAME

Walk Among Legends at The South African Hall Of Fame!

Located on the upper level of Sun Central at Sun City Resort, the South African Hall of Fame

recognises and celebrates the achievements made by South African icons and captains of

industry. From actors, artists and athletes to musicians and literary stalwarts, the Sun City

Hall of Fame offers an unforgettable opportunity to stand among legends who broke

barriers to make a difference. As one of the most sought-after legacy projects in South

Africa, this state-of-the-art interactive museum also gives visitors the chance to relive the

greatest moments in our country’s history through fun virtual reality activations and sports

simulators.

Celebrating South African Icons!

With its promise to ‘celebrate, inspire and empower’, this interactive museum in the North

West pays tribute to a plethora of other South African stalwarts too. Former statesman, the

late Nelson Mandela is arguably one of the South African Hall of Fame’s most famous

inductees, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Grammy Award-winning group Ladysmith

Black Mambazo and Afrikaans singer and actor, Gé Korsten. Showcasing their talents, skills

and successes, the South African Hall of Fame traces how South Africa’s most iconic figures

have helped shape our country’s history and inspired people in the process.

Gary Player - Golf

Sally Little - Golf

1995 Rugby World Cup - Springbok Team

1996 Afcon Winners - Bafana Bafana

From a sports development perspective, the South African Hall of Fame inspires its visitors

to remember what we've achieved as a sporting nation and provides an opportunity for

future sports stars to learn about the stories and accolades of their most cherished role

models. With its colourful, rich and interactive archives, it’s time to celebrate South African icons at Sun City’s Hall of Fame.




CONTACT INFO:

SUN INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE

6 Sandown Valley Crescent, Sandton,

Gauteng, South Africa

t: +27 11 780 7000

f: +27 11 780 7716


CENTRAL RESERVATIONS

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f: +27 11 780 7443

e: crobook@suninternational.com



INTERNATIONAL RESERVATIONS

t: +27 11 780 7878

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e: naukmea@suninternational.com

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