The extraordinary Sun City Resort is internationally recognized as the ultimate African experience. Famous for the “Lost City”, Sun City boasts luxurious architecture and myriad entertainment features. The resort offers an extensive range of venues and hotel accommodation, from the affluent Palace of The Lost City to the informal Sun City Cabanas.

After 40 years of fun in the sun, the Sun City Resort in the North West province remains SA’s premier inland vacation destination. Located on the foothills of the Pilanesberg, some 50km north of the city of Rustenburg.

The fun never ends at Sun City and owing to the hot climate of its bushy location, even in winter months it remains sunny and water sports and other activities continue without much disturbance. The eternal favourites at Sun City are its Water parks, the glittering entertainment offering, restaurants, casino, shops and golf courses among others.

The resort has everything for everybody, and somewhere in its area of nearly 20km in circumference, there is something to interest even a hard-to-please visitor.

The most glamorous sight of the resort is its opulent hotels, whose extraordinary architecture captures you from a distance. Once you purchase an online ticket for a Day Visitor package, a whole new world of entertainment opens immediately. Capacity to the resort is restricted due to Covid-19 regulations therefore, a limited amount of tickets are available via online purchase only. No tickets will be sold at the Sun City Resort gate. Packages available at a cost of R290 per child, aged 3 – 12 years and R395 per adult. Tickets include entry to Sun City, entry to the Valley of Waves and R80 meal voucher. To purchase tickets, visit ”Since Covid regulations, we do not allow day visitors to pay at the gate. They have to purchase tickets online. Day visitors are only allowed from Monday to Friday” said Lameez Suliman.

Major attractions

The Valley of Waves – a massive water park links with thrills and rides to excite young and old alike.  The central feature is the legendary Roaring Lagoon, which sends two metre high bender waves in the air, every 90 seconds. The Valley of Waves is a firm favourite for families travelling with children.

Walking Trails – The magnificent gardens are an attraction on their own and have been awarded Botanical Garden status, varying from tropical rain forest to various indigenous landscapes. Guests can meander along paths in these differing forest habitats to view a wide range of bird and plant species.Sun Central – is a vibrant concentration of restaurants, specialty shops, conference venues and a cinema. Sun Central is also where the famous Superbowl is situated.

Golf – there are two Gary Player-designed world-class championship golf courses. The 18-hole, 72 par Gary Player Golf Course, and the 72 par Lost City Golf Course which is famous for the live Nile crocodiles on its 13th hole. The Gary Player Country Club also boasts a luxurious spa, gymnasium, pool, steam room and hair salon.

Outdoor Activities – the brave at heart can try an extreme adventure slide, on their own or in tandem, at speeds of up to 120km per hour along a 2km long zip slide which stands 280m above the ground. Adrenalin seekers will also love Adrenalin Extreme, the adventure hub which comprises of a range of activities that includes Drift Trikes, Hovercrafts, the Accelerator and the Grizzly 4×4 Quad Challenge.

Other people, more so couples on romantic getaways, visit Sun City to experience a chilled time at its famous hotels. These extravagant accommodation structures are: 5-star The Palace of the Lost City; the enchanting 5-star Cascades;   the heart of the resort 4–star Soho hotel and family friendly and Island-style 3-star Cabanas.


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