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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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