Sun City is for many people Africa’s premier holiday destination. This internationally recognized resort offers a host of accommodation options, leisure facilities and exciting activities to keep all ages entertained. Enjoy golf, game-viewing, gambling and swimming during your vacation at Sun City.
Sun City is one of South Africa’s top golfing destinations. The resort is home to two magnificent 18-hole golf courses designed by golfing legend, Gary Player. The courses provide a challenge to golfers of every level and provide a host of after-golf activities such as a clubhouse, pro-shop and health spa.
Sun City is famous for its Valley of the Waves water park. A large mechanically-generated wave pool provides endless hours of fun for the whole family while a white sandy beach, fringed with palm trees is the ideal place to relax, read and tan. Gentle wave cycles are interrupted every 90 seconds by thrilling 1.8meter waves.
Also at the water park are 5 exciting water slides. The Temple of Courage consists of a 17 meter tall slide that plummets guests under a bridge into a small, crystal-clear pool. The Mamba and Viper are super-tube slides that require tubes while the Tarantula and Scorpion are both body slides. For those who would rather just relax, the Lazy River gently glides guests down a slow-moving river in large Inflatable tubes. Small children can enjoy a kiddie’s pool with slides and spouting water features.
The Royal Bath pool is surrounded by tropical plants and replica ruins while the adjacent Observatory Bar serves a host of delicious cocktails. The Botanical Gardens surrounding the Valley of the Waves house secret adventure paths, hidden falls and a sway bridge. The famous Bridge of Time links the Valley of the Waves to the casino and features a mock-volcano that erupts regularly; causing lights to flash, smoke to rise and the bridge to rumble.
A host of water activities are on offer at Sun City’s Waterworld. Near to the Cabanas Hotel, a man-made lake allows guests the opportunity to parasail, canoe, jet-ski, paddle-ski, windsurf and water-ski. Sundowners can also enjoyed upon the Tswala that offers 30 minute leisurely cruises on the lake.
Sun City houses two casino areas that are open daily. The casino’s offer smoking and non-smoking areas with over 580 slot machines. Also available are black jack tables, roulette, poker and Punto Bunco. Salon Prive caters to VIP guests by providing higher staked games in a reserved room. A game’s arcade with plenty of prizes on offer awaits children.
The Superbowl in the Entertainment Centre hosts a range of sporting events and beauty pageants while the theatre features many glamorous productions. The Silhouette nightclub is open from 11pm on weekends and on the eve of public holidays while Club Chirp is a strictly under 18s club. The MovieZone features two cinemas which show current releases. A fast food area is situated within the Entertainment Centre for those having too much fun to stop.
Sun City offers a host of sporting activities for guests to enjoy which include tennis, horse riding and mountain biking. Kamp Kwena offers daily activities for children to enjoy including mini-golf, train rides, sandcastle building, a trampoline and bumper boats.
Animal World has a collection of farm animals and birds of prey on display. Feeding time is at 11am every day. Children have the opportunity to pet the animals. The bird aviary is home to a variety of exotic bird species.
The nearby Pilanesberg game reserve also offers the chance for visitors to enjoy safari trips and a chance to see the big five, among with many other African animals.
This guest post was submitted by Janine Mare. Janine currently works for the South African Tourism Company developing hotel write-ups and travel articles. She is also a regular contributor for a number of international lifestyle and travel related websites.