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Sun City is internationally renowned as South Africa's premier holiday resort, for both the local and abroad traveller, offering a multitude of attractions and activities to keep everyone occupied.

With its combination of gambling, golf and game, as well as world class hotels, Sun City is the perfect choice for any holiday in South Africa.

Conveniently located about two hours' drive outside of Johannesburg, Sun City boasts four hotels, each of which offers a unique holiday experience, from romance to family fun.

 

Palace of the Lost City
                                                           

Offering entertainment for all age groups, the full variety on offer ranges from slots to safaris; theatre extravaganza to a games arcade for children; horseriding to golf; the Valley of Waves to The Lost City.

Overnight visitors to any of the hotels at the Suncity Resort have free access to the Valley of the Waves. This is the most advanced Waterpark in South Africa. A large lagoon dominates the scene with a wave machine capable of generating 1.8 metre waves every 90 seconds. This water park has five exhilarating flume rides. From the aptly named Temple of Courage, swimmers drop a heart stopping 17 metres down a shute and under a bridge before splashing into a small pool at the foot of the slide. For the less adventurous visitor, take a ride on the 'Lazy River'.

A variety of sports activities may be enjoyed at Sun City. Year round good weather in this part of South Africa, ensures that swimming, golf, tennis, squash, mountain biking, horse riding, and parasailing are all on offer throughout the year. Spectacular jogging trails have even been laid out. The Gym and Health spa keep you perfectly toned, and a beauty treatment is the perfect way to wind down after a workout. A wide range of water sports including water-skiing, parasailing and sunset cruises can be enjoyed at the resort 's Waterworld.

When it comes to a safari, guests can enjoy a day trip to the Pilanesberg National Park- a malaria free, Big Five zone. The Pilanesburg is ideal for a quick getaway, as it's the closest national park to Johannesburg International Airport, and is only 15km from Sun City.

The Pilanesberg National Park is one of South Africa's largest national parks, covering an area of 55 000ha. The Pilanesberg area is in fact the crater of a long extinct and eroded volcano, thought to have been formed 1 200 million years ago. Spectacular landscapes are a feature of this area as well as an incredible diversity of game.

There are nearly 200 km of well-maintained roads for game drives, and professional guides operate within the reserve. Guests are not restricted to staying in a car, as there are numerous hides and picnic spots where you are free to stretch your legs. Dawn and dusk game drives are possible even for day visitors from Johannesburg or Sun City due to the convenient opening hours.

Balloon Safaris in the Pilanesberg are also a great attraction. The Pilansberg is one of the few reserves in South Africa with perfect conditions for balloon safaris. Balloon safaris last about four hours and include a game drive in and out of the park, champagne on landing, and a full English breakfast.
 
And for the golf enthuasist, Sun City, offers the best golf facilities in Africa.

The two golf courses were designed by South Africa 's golf guru Gary Player, and top golf tournaments, such as the Nedbank Golf Challenge, are regularly played here. Sun City has not forgotten the amateur player; the Titleist Golf Academy provides private or group instruction and golf clinics.

 

 

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The 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.  Fabled to be the royal residence of an ancient king, it is truly one of the 'Worlds Leading Hotels".

The Palace lavishes its guests with 5-star service, and is luxurious in every facet of its fabulous architecture and décor.

There are no less than 338 rooms including four suites - The King, Royal, African and Desert Suites. The King Suite at The Palace is the epitome of regal luxury with hand-carved walls, frescoed ceilings and hundreds of custom-designed items. All luxury suites at The Palace of the Lost City feature a sauna and jacuzzi bath, while the Africa Suite even has an additional jacuzzi on the balcony. Staying here affords you the opportunity to enjoy life in your very own Palace! All standard rooms at The Palace consist of an entrance foyer, en-suite bathroom, lounge and seating area and amenities include air-conditioning, TV, radio, safe, telephone, minibar and butler station.

The Grand Pool at The Palace is a huge swimming pool and is situated outside the main entrance to this suberb hotel, and is intricately decorated with mosaics and sculpture. It's an excellent way to cool off on a hot day in South Africa. The Pool Braai Buffet and Snack Bar provides light lunches, buffet and snacks in an informal atmosphere. The Pool Cocktail Bar serves exotic cocktails under the cool shade of a pavilion.

Surrounding the hotel is a 25 hectare botanical jungle.  The jungle is threaded with meandering paths, cascades, lakes and pools and a variety of water-borne adventure rides.

Cascades Hotel
A cool breeze, a sultry summer’s day, an exotic cocktail at the sand bar and a hint of Turkish music, set the scene for a perfect holiday retreat.

The Cascades Hotel, the Grotto Restaurant and the pool area underwent an extensive R60-million refurbishment project, transforming the 1980’s themed pool area into a tropical paradise.

The Mediterranean is the deep, blue heart that gives life to the countries that surround it.  With this in mind, Sun City has transformed the Cascades Pool and Grotto Restaurant into an area reminiscent of the azure blue of the tranquil Mediterranean.  The transformation is astonishing and the Cascades now presents the full spectrum - from incredible guest rooms, to world-class dining, to a totally unique pool experience.

The original garden area has been transformed into a lake with cascading waterfalls.  The pool deck has been extended by about 7 metres and the lawn areas have been converted into a sandy beach complete with a secluded bathing area and sand bar evocative of Tom Cruise’s “Cocktail” movie.  Guests can enjoy the ambience complete with bikini’s and flamboyant barmen.  There is a heated pool, a Jacuzzi pool and children’s pool.

The Grotto restaurant has been revolutionised.  The Mediterranean restaurant, now named Santori, is surrounded by glass windows providing an all season enclave harbouring guests during winter.  Alfresco dining takes place along the island promenade and delightful gazebo’s offer shaded areas where guests can relax informally and enjoy a delectable meal. 

Santori provides a unique and enjoyable dining experience, satisfying the diner who enjoys a quiet evening of fine dining with family or the person who enjoys relaxing with a cocktail at the poolside.

The refurbishment project also extended to the guest rooms.  In total, 239 rooms were refurbished.  In the standard and family rooms, the entire bathroom was reconstructed and enlarged.  Amenities now include a separate large shower cubicle, which provides an intimate and private experience, and a separate bath that is the ideal place to unwind.  The bathrooms have double vanity units and are somewhat larger than standard hotel bathrooms.  The luxury rooms at the Cascades Hotel were also given the ultra-superior treatment.  Each room has its own dressing room with built in dressing table, cupboards and shoe racks.  The furnishings have also been upgraded and are a tapestry of the verdant gardens and tranquil beach pool area.

The Peninsula Restaurant in the Cascades Hotel was also revamped.  The design concept is a combination of French Provencal and African Tropical.  The restaurant is airy, sunny and comfortable yet it has the indefinable sophistication of yesteryear.  The furnishings and fabrics are a veritable citrus feast of tangerine and ochre, yellows and a variety of greens.  All the wood has been stained a darker hue and the new carvery, buffet and hostess stations have been designed to the chef’s requirements.

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 hotel's view comprises a magnificent landscape of subtropical gardens and a sparkling swimming pool. It has a total of 340 rooms, which either face the Gary Player Golf Course, or pool area, with gardens stretching down to Sun City's exciting Waterworld.

The hotel's view comprises a magnificent landscape of subtropical gardens and a sparkling swimming pool. It has a total of 340 rooms, which either face the Gary Player Golf Course, or pool area, with gardens stretching down to Sun City's exciting Waterworld.

Luxury rooms open onto the Hotel's lush gardens and smoking or non-smoking rooms are available on request. All Suites are spaciously luxurious with dining facilities, private patios and sun lounging facilities.

The Cabanas
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 and offers affordable family accommodation to suit every budget.

The Sun City Cabanas has a total of 380 rooms and guests can choose their accommodation type to suit their needs. The Standard Cabanas are all air-conditioned with TV and radio and a shower en-suite, whilst the Family Cabanas are larger, accommodating four people with a full bathroom. Both accommodations are decorated in fresh and relaxing themes and provide all the necessary comforts.

They are built on two levels with rooms on the ground floor and first floors. The rooms are located in seven "blocks" situated around the main reception and restaurant area.

Children's entertainment areas are in close proximity to Cabanas. Parents can relax and enjoy the facilities at Sun City, confident in the knowledge that their children are being professionally looked after and entertained!

The Cabanas also has easy access to two of the worlds best 18 hole golf courses as well as the Lost City Valley of Waves. The Sun City Lake, better known as Sun City Waterworld, offers a full range of watersports, including pedalos, wake snake and rubber ducks. You are never short of things to do! Entrance is free to the Valley of the Waves.

Palace of the Lost City
Palace of the Lost City
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Cascades
Sun City Hotel
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