Sample itinerary for Sun City - 3 Nights

The Sun City Resort, set in the stark ruggedness of the North West Region of South Africa and surrounded by mountains and the untamed majesty of the African bushveld, is Africa’s premier resort and gambling destination.

The complex contains 4 hotels, large entertainment areas, two of the country’s top golf courses, an inland beach with a wave pool, a manmade lake and borders a “Big 5” National Park. Sun City is an extremely popular destination, and easily accessible from Johannesburg and provides an excellent resort holiday.


Palace of Lost City and Valley of the Waves

Fun in the water and sun


Depart from Johannesburg to Sun City (2 hour drive). Check in at your Hotel (either The Lost City Palace, Cascades, Sun City Hotel or Cabanas) Lunch at one of the many restaurants available in the Entertainment Centre. Afternoon spent exlporing Waterworld, the Valley of the Waves and relaxing. Dinner at a restaurant of your choice, followed by some gambling at the Casino. For exquisitely prepared international cuisine, try the Crystal Court in the Palace. Surrounded by towering floor-to-ceiling windows, it has excellent views of the tropical jungle and shimmering waters.


Early morning Game Drive in Pilanesberg National Park - see the Big Five in the wild. Breakfast on return to the Hotel. Choose from recommended Activities - maybe a round of golf or a spa treatment (see Activities) Have an outdoor lunch at the The Pool Restaurant, where they offers light entrées ranging from sandwiches to salads, homemade ice-creams and a variety of desserts. Spend the afternoon relaxing around the pool, or choose from optional activities - like waterskiing, tennis or even a spot of gambling. Dinner and the glamorous not-to-be-missed show - the Sun City Extravaganza.


Early morning activity: try a Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Pilansberg, or an Elephant Back Safari. Breakfast on return to the Hotel. Try some new rides at Waterworld, go walking, watch a movie or try a new golf course. Sun City offers much to choose from. Dinner at the Harlequins Restaurant, a cigar lounge, restaurant and bar inside Harlequins Casino. This a la’ carte restaurant serves modern European cuisine and has an eclectic South African feel.


Soak up those last rays of sun and relax at the pool.
Breakfast at your Hotel.
Depart in the early afternoon.


Gary Player Country Club

Golf – the complex houses 2 of the top golf courses in South Africa.

Game Viewing – situated in the Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City offers excellent game viewing.

Gambling – Sun City is Southern Africa’s premier gambling resort with many Casinos.

Resort Sports – these include tennis, squash, ten pin bowling, etc.

Elephant Back Safaris – a unique way to view game, whilst riding an African Elephant .

Watersports – the large manmade lake within the complex offers the full array of watersports.

Health Spa – spoil yourself and get pampered.

Waterworld – an inland beach, wavepool plus many relaxing and exciting rides.

Entertainment Centre – here you can choose from live shows to cinemas, arcades, bars, restaurants and shopping.

General Relaxation – excellent weather, beautiful surroundings, scenic walks and numerous swimming pools make it a great place to just relax.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris – awesome early morning ballooning safaris are offered in the Pilanesberg National Park.


The Cabanas
per room
per night
Standard Room Luxury Room
single double single double
Lost City Palace 4120 4170 5135 5185
Cascades 2420 2470 3015 3065
Sun City Hotel 2115 2165 2570 2670
Cabanas 1525 1575 n/a n/a


Prices includes Breakfast only Prices quoted in Rands Prices are per room per night More luxurious rooms and suites are available on request


The Sun City complex boasts 4 hotels - catering to various price ranges and tastes.

Palace of the Lost City


Sun City Hotel


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. 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.


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. The Garden Suite is an idyllic private enclave with its own swimming pool and jacuzzi in a secluded terrace.


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 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 Sun City Cabanas are built on two levels with rooms on the ground floor and first fl oors. The rooms are located in seven “blocks” situated around the main reception and restaurant area.


Game viewing - White Rhino

Sun City is conventiently located - an easy two hour drive from Johannesburg.


Sun City transfers leave Joburg International Airport [JIA] daily at 09h30, 13h00 and 15h00. Return transfers leave from Sun City daily at 10h00, 12h30 and 14h30.
Rate: R355 per person one way.


Rent your own car and drive to Sun City. Rates start from R250 per day.

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