Sun City South Africa: activities, accommodation, vacation clubs, and facts

Sun City South Africa: activities, accommodation, vacation clubs, and facts

Sun City South Africa is one of the resorts in South Africa with a long history. This article will tell you all about it with some Sun City South Africa images.

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Everything about Sun City South Africa, including the Sun City logo and other interesting information, is included here. Are you planning a trip to the Sun City resort? Read on.

What is Sun City South Africa?

Sun City (South Africa) is a luxury casino and resort. It was opened on December 7th, 1979, in what was then the Bantustan of Bophuthatswana. Today, the Sun City South Africa hotels include:

  1. Cascades
  2. Soho Hotel
  3. Cabanas
  4. Palace of the Lost City

Where is Sun City in South Africa?

Sun City South Africa location is in the North West Province between Pilanesberg and the Elands River, near the city of Rustenberg. The Sun City resort South Africa borders the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

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Sun City South Africa address is Rustenburg 0316.

How far is Sun City South Africa from Johannesburg?

It is 185.5km from Johannesburg, and you need around 2 hours and 25 minutes to get there.

What is the weather in Sun City South Africa?

Sun City South Africa weather is defined by a year-round temperate climate with 12 hours of daylight and 8 hours of sunshine on average per day. Summer is characterised by hot days, and the temperature can reach 32 degrees Celsius. Winter is dry and cool, and the temperature at night can be 3 degrees Celsius.

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How much does it cost to stay in Sun City South Africa?

Sun City South Africa accommodation (no breakfast) at all their hotels is free for children under 12 sharing a room with their parents. The other Sun City resort prices are determined according to the hotel chosen.

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Sun City Vacation Club

There is also the Vacation Club option for self-catering accommodation sold on a 10-year rotating holiday club membership. For this, you purchase a timeshare interest in Sun Vacation Club. The purchase grants you exclusive use of accommodation on the resort for 10 years.

Furthermore, it grants you the powers and responsibilities similar to those of a board of directors, allowing you to set policies, corporate governance, and establishing a separate reserve fund for the replacement of furniture, fittings, and equipment.

For more information about the Sun City Vacation Club, contact the following:

  • Telephone number: +27 11 780 7900
  • Email address: sales.svc@suninternational.com
  • Fax number: 011-780 7051

Cascades

It has 243 rooms all with the following features:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Minibar
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities
  • En-suite bathrooms

The fees (bed and breakfast) start at $97 per person sharing, with smoking and non-smoking options subject to availability. The options are:

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1. Flamingo Suite

  • Two bedrooms
  • Two bathrooms with spa bathtubs
  • Guest bathroom
  • Kitchenette

2. Garden Suite

  • 1 bedroom
  • Large lounge and dining area
  • Plunge pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kitchenette

3. Heron Suite

  • 3 bedroom duplex
  • Sauna
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Study
  • Guest bathroom
  • Kitchenette

4. Luxury Family Room

  • Ideal for small families
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Sleeper couch
  • Shower
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5. Luxury Twin Room

  • Twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with separate bathtub

6. Peacock Suite

  • Spa bath
  • Large lounge/dining area
  • Balcony
  • Office
  • Guest bathroom
  • Kitchenette

7. Superior Luxury Family Room

  • Ideal for those with children
  • King-sized bed
  • Sleeper couch
  • All open onto the garden

8. Superior Luxury Room

  • King-sized bed
  • En suite bathroom with a separate bathtub and shower

9. Superior Luxury Room with Balcony

  • King-sized bed
  • En suite bathroom with separate bathtub and shower
  • Private balcony

10. Luxury Suite

  • King-sized bed
  • Dining and lounge area for up to four guests
  • Guest bathroom
  • Balcony

11. Wheelchair-accessible Room

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  • Wider doorway
  • Queen-sized bed
  • Open toilet
  • Shower with handrails
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Soho

The resort’s original hotel has 340 rooms with smoking, non-smoking, inter-leading options, and:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Television
  • A safe
  • Minibar
  • En suite bathrooms

The room types are:

1. Presidential Suite

  • Lounge area that opens onto a private balcony with a jacuzzi
  • Separate guest bathrooms

2. Ground-floor Sup Luxury Family Room

  • Twin beds or a king-sized bed
  • Sleeper couch

3. Ground Floor Superior Luxury Room

  • King-sized bed
  • Sleeper couch
  • Direct access to the gardens

4. Luxury Family Room

  • Ideal for couples with small children
  • King-sized bed
  • Sleeper couches

5. Superior Luxury Family Room

  • Twin beds
  • Sleeper couches
  • Separate tubs and showers

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6. Superior Luxury Room

  • King-sized bed
  • Sleeper couches
  • Separate bathtubs and showers

7. Luxury Suite

  • Lounge area with a dining table that opens onto a private balcony
  • Guest bathroom
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8. Wheelchair-accessible Room

  • Wider doorways
  • Twin beds
  • Double sleeper couches
  • En suite bathrooms fitted with handrails

9. Luxury Twin Room

  • Twin beds that can be pushed together (subject to availability) or kept separate
  • Separate tubs and showers
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Cabanas

This is the most affordable option and is recommended for young families with small children. It has 380 rooms with:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • A safe
  • Television

There is no in-room dining but there are beverage stations. The room types are:

1. Standard Twin Room

  • Twin beds that can be pushed together (subject to availability)
  • En suite bathroom with shower

2. Standard Twin Lake-facing Room

  • Views of the Waterworld lake
  • Twin beds that can be pushed together (subject to availability)

3. Ground Lake-facing Family Room

  • Views of the Waterworld lake
  • Double bed
  • Sleeper couch

4. Standard Family Room

  • There are 178 of these rooms in total, some with twin beds and others with double beds
  • Sleeper couches for two children
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5. Upstairs Lake-facing Family Room

  • Ideal for travelling families
  • Twin beds
  • Sleeper couches for two small children

6. Wheelchair-accessible room

  • Wider entrance
  • Twin beds
  • En suite bathroom with maxi-shower and handrails
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Palace of the Lost City

It has 338 rooms starting at $125 per person sharing with:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities
  • Television
  • A safe
  • Minibar

The room types are:

1. Superior Luxury Family Room

  • Ideal for small families
  • King-sized bed
  • Convertible sofas for young children

2. Superior Luxury Pool-facing Room

  • Overlooking the Grand Pool
  • King-sized bed
  • En suite bathroom
  • Curved sofa

3. Superior Luxury Room

  • King-sized bed
  • En suite bathroom
  • Lounge area with a curved sofa

4. Royal Suite

  • Marble finishes
  • Private dressing area
  • Private Butler service

5. King Suite

  • Spa baths
  • Sauna
  • Guest toilet
  • Lounge and dining area
  • Library
  • Pantry
  • Bar
  • Kitchenette

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6. African Suite

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  • 2 bathrooms with Jacuzzis
  • Sauna
  • Library
  • Pantry
  • Bar
  • Kitchenette
  • Grand Pool views

7. Superior Suite

  • Near the pool if on the ground floor
  • Views of the Lost City Golf Course if on the upper floor

8. Junior Suite

  • King-sized bed
  • Lounge
  • En suite bathroom
  • Convertible sofa
  • Guest bathroom

9. Wheelchair-accessible Room

  • On the ground floor
  • Wider doorways
  • Showers and bathtubs with handrails

10. Luxury Twin Room

  • Twin beds that can be combined to make a king-size (subject to availability)
  • En suite bathrooms with both showers and bathtubs
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What is there to do in Sun City?

For the Valley of Waves, there is no Sun City entrance fee for hotel guests. The Grand Pool is only available to those staying at the Palace of the Lost City.

Some Sun City South Africa activities include:

  • Golf - Gary Player Country Club and Lost City Golf Course
  • Water activities - The Valley of Waves and Sun City's Waterworld
  • Children's activities - Camp Kwena, Thula Baba, Stimela, Bumper boats, Kowabonga Club, and Animal World
  • Safaris and nearby activities - Madikwe Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary, Cultural Village, Butterfly World, 2-kilometre (1.2 miles) zipline, horse riding, segway tours, and the Outdoor Adventure Centre
  • Casinos
  • Other entertainment - Sun City Superbowl, Moviezone, Sun City Theatre, Silhouette Nightclub, and shopping centres
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Is Sun City South Africa safe?

Despite its dark reputation from Apartheid and some negative reviews, an article by the Daily Mail called Sun City hotel safe.

That concludes this article on Sun City South Africa. Share and drop your thoughts in the comments below.

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