Sun City Resort
Sun City, North West Province, South Africa
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SUN CITY RESORT
Sun City Resort is internationally recognized as the ultimate African
Well-known on the international golf circuit for the incomparable
Nedbank Golf Challenge and famous for the Lost City, fabled to be
the ruins of a glorious ancient civilization, which celebrates and
resurrects the legends of a mystical past in its glorious architecture
and myriad entertainment features.
The austere surrounds
of the Pilanesberg embrace the Resort which glitters like a jewel
in a platinum setting.
It's First Class all
the way! From sizzling entertainment, to one of the world's
most exciting waterparks, to a world-class casino, the Sun City
beats its own drum.
varied and extensive range of conference venues and hotel accommodation
is available. From the incomparable Palace of The Lost City to the informal
Sun City Cabanas, organizers and delegates are assured of unrivalled
convention, banqueting and accommodation facilities.
Sun City Resort is set in the stark ruggedness of the North West
Region of South Africa, and is surrounded by mountains and
the untamed majesty of the African bushveld. It is a wedge-shot
away from the Pilanesberg National Park, where elephants, rhinos,
lions and antelope roam freely.
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There are 4 hotels at the Sun City
Resort all offering superior and unique accommodation, ranging
from the opulence of the Palace of
the Lost City to the luxury of the Cascades Hotel to the dynamic
heartbeat of the Sun City Hotel or the informal and casual elegance
of the Cabanas.
the links below for complete information on Sun
City each hotel:
Palace of the Lost City
The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City is one
of the most enticing travellers' destinations
in the world, a tribute to man's imagination
and revered for its art and architecture. The Palace lavishes
its guests with 5-star service, and is luxurious in every facet
of its fabulous architecture and
Lush gardens, tropical birds and water features give The Cascades
its sophistication and elegance. The Cascades has a total of
243 rooms and offers a wide choice of rooms and suites.
Sun City Hotel
Overlooking the internationally acclaimed Gary Player Golf
Course, the Sun City Hotel is home to the Sun City Casino.
The ambience of the hotel is one of glamorous sophistication
tastefully combined with magical fantasy.
The most relaxed and casual of all Sun City's hotels, the Sun
City Cabanas opens onto lush gardens leading down to the lake
and Waterworld. The Sun City Cabanas has a total of 380 rooms.
The following activities and entertainment are available to
Sun City Resort.
VALLEY OF THE WAVES
The Valley of Waves, which legend declares is the original "Valley of the
Sun", is the master of recreational water-parks in the world; a pleasure
Kingdom for thrill seekers. The Valley of Waves is where visitors can surf 1.8m
high waves, plunge down the Temple of Courage and sunbathe on swathes of white
Located in The Lost City, the
Valley of Waves is a water theme park with exceptional recreational
features and activities. One of the rides, the Temple of
Courage is an extreme slide with a 17-metre drop. Brave-hearts
drop 17 metres down a 70-metre chute, hurtle under a bridge
and plunge into the sparkling pool below. This pastime is
not for the faint hearted.
The 500m long Lazy River will
carry visitors on a gentle current past wonderful attractions.
a gentle sloping tropical palm-fringed beach and Adventure
Mountain’s is children’s paradise with waterslides
and pools where they can play or explore in safety. A team
of expert lifeguards patrol the Valley of Waves.
The screams of exhilaration
reverberate off the surrounding rock face of this amazing
water park, which has been designed to resemble the re-emergence
of a lost civilization.
Take a walk in our beautifully landscaped gardens
situated in the Valley of Waves. Each trail covers a different
habitat and many bird and plant species can be viewed.
A beautiful lake surrounds the Cabana's hotel and offers pleasure to all who
revel in water sports. The range of water sports is radical, the pleasure intense.
Jet Skiing -
Try your hand at a watersport that will take your breath
away - as you let the throttle go, you feel the roar of the
engine between your legs and the erratic pounding of your
pulse. Jet skiing is raw power and your craft is set to perform.
At Waterworld there are Jetski facilities for beginners and
for those with more experience. Come and shred water on our
Water skiing -
Water Skiing is considered to an extreme sport and lovers
of the sport say it is all about making a splash. As you
pull out behind the high powered ski boat, the water rushes
up to meet you as you gingerly cling to the rope, balancing
precariously until the power of the engines levels you out.
The thrill of crossing the wave and the power of the spray
of the shalom ski is an exhilarating and giddy sensation.
There is nothing to beat it on a hot African summer's day.
A parasail that keeps you grounded - well almost. As you
soar above the tree-line, you feel the gentle throb of the
power boat anchoring you to the line, but it's tenacious
and that's the adrenalin kick. You gently sway in the wind
then nose dive like a swallow as you plummet towards the
water, and then suddenly tango into the wind with an effortless
The dense rugged bushveld of the Sun
City Resort lends itself to horse riding. Take a gentle canter
around the resort on horseback, meander through the indigenous
forests accompanied by experienced guides and enjoy the splendour
of this ancient volcanic landscape, with a brisk walk or a
One of the finest ways to experience
the bushveld is on horseback. You might surprise small game
such as bushbuck or duiker and there is also a wide variety
of bird life. All rides are led by experienced riders/guides
and all riding abilities are catered for. Guests are taken
out on either experienced or novice rides so that everyone
in the group enjoys a similar experience.
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Gametrackers are the leading safari
guides in the Pilanesberg National Park. Each Gametrackers
guide is an authority on indigenous flora and fauna, understanding
the delicate balance of the local ecology. Your ranger will
guide you through the reserve in an open safari vehicle or
on foot, revealing vividly the private lives of the creatures
The Pilanesberg National Park
is situated in an extinct rare alkaline volcanic crater in
the North West Province of South Africa, adjacent to the
world-renowned Sun City Resort. It is one of the largest
national parks in southern Africa, and contains a dazzling
variety of wildlife including the "Big Five".
Game Drives -
The emphasis of the Exclusive Safari is to locate the Big
5. Specialist guides guarantee a true African Safari aboard
a specially equipped 6-seater Landcruiser. Guests can view
Rhino's wallowing in cool mud baths and Bull Elephants fighting
for supremacy in the clarity of daylight. Be a silent witness
to a Lion kill, as antelopes graze unsuspecting of the danger
lurking in the volcanic landscape. Amid the hills far from
the Maddened Crowd, you might catch a glimpse of the elusive
Buffalo as they wander unrestricted and free.
The Landcruisers are equipped
with warm flannels and blankets for those cold, blustery
night game drives. Experience the night adventure of nocturnal
wildlife when Leopards are spotlighted beneath the stark
moonlight of this arid landscape.
Bush Walks -
Take a walk on the wild side - If you're intent on specific
game viewing, then the Rhino Hiking Trail will appeal to
adventurous guests. Track the White Rhino on foot within
the Letsatsing Game Park. A guide will convey his substantial
knowledge of these imposing creatures - feel at one with
this primitive African creature. There is simply nothing
that will compare with an up-close and personal encounter
with a wild animal.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris -
In the early morning, a burst of colour emerges against a
flawless sunrise backdrop. Passengers aboard the Hot Air
Balloon, can enjoy the taste of South African sparkling wine
before viewing the full spectrum of the Pilanesberg National
Park. On landing you are whisked away to a game lodge where
a sumptuous breakfast is served.
KWENA GARDENS CROCODILE SANCUARY
This is one of South Africa’s largest crocodile farms
and is home to over 300 Nile crocodiles. Feeding time daily
THE BIRDS OF PREY CENTRE
Experience the magic of birds of prey flying freely in their
natural environment with our free flying displays. Lasting
approximately 45 minutes. Spectators will see hawks, falcons
and owls at close range.
Sun City has two incredible world-class golf courses set against the rugged
backdrop of the Pilanesburg mountains. Sun City's two, par-72 championship
golf courses offer visitors to Southern Africa's premier resort an exciting
and challenging golf experience.
The exotic allure of the Lost
City Golf Course and the championship nature of the Gary
Player Country Club test the grit of many a fine golfer.
Both courses were designed by South African golf legend,
Gary Player Country
Club Golf Course- The Gary Player Country Club
is acknowledged as a difficult and demanding course. Since
1981 it has been home to the Nedbank Million Dollar Golf
Challenge. The course requires stamina and accuracy from
players. We look forward to yet another memorable tournament
in 2003. Please note that the course will close in preparation
of this prestigious event from 3 November to 24 November
The comparatively flat nature
of the golf course is misleading - water hazards, cunningly
sited bunkers and pins hidden away on kidney shaped greens
makes up for the lack of gradient.
Off the back markers the course
measures over 7,000 metres which makes it one of the longest
in the world. But a variety of tees make it possible to shorten
the course and render playable for all levels of golfers.
A distinguishing feature of the course is its green's complexes,
with strategically placed bunkers, swales and mounds that
protect the super slick clover shaped greens. With pristine
perfect kikuyu fairways and excellent bent grass greens the
course is kept in perfect condition all year round.
A feature hole? Well they're
all good at the Gary Player Country Club, but for risk and
reward the stand-out is the 9th. Play this par 5 from the
forward tees and then have a go for the island green with
your second and thrill to the challenge of this superb test
Lost City Golf Course
are astounded by the breathtaking beauty of the par-72 Lost
City Golf course. The rich green fairways give a dramatic
contrast to the bushveld backdrop and the barren waste bunkers
are a special feature of this intriguing course.
The desert style design of
the golf course has an exotic allure all of its own and designer,
Gary Player has acknowledged it as one of his favourite courses.
The Lost City Golf Course is
flexible: playing off the forward tee a course length of
5,953 metres, extending to 6,983 metres off the back tee.
The course provides spectacular views.
The most hazardous area of
the Lost City Golf Course is the 13th hole. Inhabiting the
water hazard are 38 crocodiles, some of them nearly two metres
long. Golfers are discouraged from retrieving their wayward
balls from the croc infested pool. The unusual water hazard
is just one of the features that make the Lost City Golf
Course exciting and interesting to play. No effort was spared
to make the course a masterpiece.
Playing the back nine is like
going on a golf safari. It has often been noted that the
game is more exciting when played downhill and this is certainly
the case here. In addition to the previously mentioned 13th,
holes eleven, fourteen, fifteen and sixteen are all played
from elevated tees offering thrill, excitement and challenge
to the golfer. And some of the most spectacular African views
to be had on a golf course.
Throughout the world, gaming has become a fashionable
and acceptable form of entertainment. This article serves to guide you through
some of the basic rules and etiquette of Sun City's table gaming facilities.
The Sun City Casino, situated
in the Sun City Hotel, is open 365 days of the year. The
tables open for play at 13h00 (midweek) and 11h00 (weekends)
until close in the early hours of the following morning.
The dress code in the casino is smart-casual.
You may try your luck at, American
Roulette, Blackjack, Stud Poker and Punto Banco. The concepts
behind these games are very simple and once grasped open
up new dimensions of excitement and entertainment.
For the first time visitor
the casino floor can look quite bewildering, the continuous
hustle and bustle of players making their bets. The shouts
of joy and disbelief when the roulette ball lands on the
winning number. The steady swish of the blackjack cards coming
out of the shoe and the general vibe of excitement and anticipation,
presents a vista of organised chaos. But you can't help thinking: "Wow",
where do I start and how can I get involved?
Sun City School of
Gaming - The Sun City School of Gaming is pleased
to be able to offer free lessons in the skills and etiquette
of all our Casino Table Games. Lessons must be booked a
minimum of 48 hours in advance through the Casino MVG desk.
Groups over 10 people are by special arrangement with the
Casino Management and must be booked one week in advance.
GARY PLAYER HEALTH SPA
Located at the Gary Player Country Club. This ultra luxurious health spa, is
the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a wide range of treatments:
There is also a gymnasium, spa pool,
full locker facility and change rooms, including a steam room
and hair salon.
Maps are available from the concierge desk for the 3km and
5km jogging trails around both the Lost City and the Gary
Player Golf Course. The trails are all very scenic and well
marked according to distance and direction.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTRE
The Outdoor Adventure Centre operates from the Letsatsing Game Park directly
adjacent to the Sun City complex and bordering the Pilanesberg National Park. Designed
to appeal to those who enjoy extending their minds and bodies, the centre offers
an African outdoor adventure.
The Adventure Centre offers
Quad Bike adventure trails for adults and youngsters, clay
target shooting, archery and drum circles.
The Quad Bike -
The adventure trail takes about an hour and a highly skilled
guide conducts the trail. Internationally accepted safety
standards apply and no previous experience is needed as instruction
in handling the vehicle forms part of the package. The price
is R340 per person, and the adventure is not available to
anyone under 16. There is a fully supervised circuit event
Clay Target Shooting -
An elegant and relaxing activity. Instructors guide participants
and there is no need for previous experience. The price is
R290 per person and is restricted to 20 participants at a
Guests are introduced to this ancient art using modern recurve
bows and more contemporary equipment such as compound bows
and powerful crossbows. The price per person is R180.
An excellent way for a group of people to get more closely
acquainted with the energetic rhythms of Africa. Drummers
pay R180 per person.
Telephone: (01455) 74136
Morning Session - 09h00 - 13h00
Afternoon Session - 14h00 - 17h00
Evening Session (Saturday only) - 19h00 - 21h30 (Children aged 6 - 12)
Kamp Kwena is a place especially for children where they can make a friend
and learn something new, where the days are an adventure and always too short.
Supervised activity programme for all young Sun City Guests ranging from age
2-12 (during our seasonal period) and for children aged 4-12 (during our out-season
The Kamp Kwena facility is
open daily, activities keep kids interested, involved and
stimulated. The Kamp Kwena Fort is based at the Cabanas children's
activities park. Facilities for kids at the activity park
include African Adventure Mini Golf and Mini Cars, Trampolines,
Animal World, playground and Waterworld.
Activities include creative
activities, swimming, outings, nature walks, bumper boats,
cruises, Wildlife game drives, sandcastle building, magic
performances, races, mini Olympics, sporting fun, outdoor
and indoor games and loads more.
A copy of the daily programme
is available from all Hotel Concierge Desks and on the Guestlink
TV's in the rooms.
Facilities at Kamp Kwena include
a HUGE selection of books, puzzles, games, toys, educational
toys, cartoon network channel, playgrounds, sandpit, slides,
swings, built-in stage for shows, and loads more!!
Kamp Kwena Valley of
09h00 - 17h00 (Summer)
10h00 - 16h00 (Winter)
Unsupervised activity programme
for all young guests visiting the Valley of Waves and fun
for kids aged 4 - 12 years old. Programme runs every weekend & school
holiday (weather permitting). Activities include stage performances,
magic shows, face-painting, beach activities, dance contests,
ice cream eating contests, down-downs, talent shows, beauty
pageants, limbo, and loads more!!
Kamp Kwena Club
To become a club member, children must complete a registration card. There
are presently over 7000 children who belong to the club. The children get
sent birthday cards and newsletters three times a year.
Kamp Kwena Passports
The Kamp Kwena passport consists of the children's details, information about
Kamp kwena and two pages to be used for return stays. These pages consist
of four blocks, to be stamped with a Kamp Kwena stamp every time the child
returns to Kamp Kwena on a new stay. Once every fourth stamp is completed
the child will receive a Kamp Kwena gift.
The Cabanas, Main Hotel, Cascades,
Palace and Vacation Club also participate in offering Passport
holders a special offer: Every child that has eight stamps
completed in their passport, and has stayed at one of the
Resort hotels for a total of eight nights, (minimum two nights
per visit), will receive a free two night stay at that respective
hotel (subject to conditions).
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