Sun City in the Northern West Province of South Africa is situated about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg, close to the towns of Rustenburg and Hartbeespoort.

Sun City is a luxury resort quite unlike any other. It borders the Pilanesburg National Parkand Game Reserve and has four of its’ own Hotels, suited to each tourists taste and pocket. It is located in the heart of an ancient volcano alongside the Elands River and is surrounded by bushveld which ensures its spectacular African scenery and uniqueness. The Pilanesburg Game reserve is home to the Big 5 - Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and Buffalo and tourist can experience these animals on game drives organised by the resort.

The Resort has recently seen a R1 - billion revamp and thrill seekers will be delighted to know that the Valley of Waves now has seven exciting water slides to try from easygoing tubing down a lazy river to waterslides that send its' occupants spiraling downhill. The latest addition sees riders enjoying a 17 metre body slide adventure, sliding at 65km/h, before being swept upwards in a near-vertical loop! The upgrade also including a new fast food arena with the Food Factory and the opening of the new popular gastro-pub, The Brew Monkey.

This resort also boasts two internationally acclaimed 18-hole Golf Courses, both designed by world famous South African Golfer, Gary Player.

Places to Visit

Things to do and see:

The four Sun City Hotels are: Sun City Hotel; The Cascades Hotel; The Cabanas and The Lost City Palace Hotel. The resort also runs time-share facilities called “The Sun City Vacation Club”, which are self-catering units.

Climate

Sun City experiences rainfall mainly in the summer months with the highest occurring in December.

Summer months, November to March will have average temperatures of between 15˚C and 30˚C.

Winter months, May to August will have average temperatures of between 2˚C and 20˚C.

Transport

There are daily local and international flights into O R Tambo International Airport and Lanseria International Airport. Tour Buses and car rental facilities are available for tourists heading out to Sun City. Bus Tours would need to be pre-arranged with the Resort, a travel Agent or Tour Operator.

Festivals

March – Miss South Africa:Annual event where each year the new Miss SA is crowned.

November – Nedbank Golf Challenge:International Golf Competition.

History

The Sun City Resort was built in 1979 by the hotel magnate Sol Kerzner as part of his Sun International Group. It was then located in what was known as Bophuthatswana as it had been declared an independent state by the then apartheid South African government. As an independent state it was allowed to offer gambling and topless extravaganza shows which were currently banned in SA.

The Sun City Superbowl has been host to many famous musicians who have held concerts here before and after the apartheid era. Some bands include: Status Quo, Queen, Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys, Simple Minds, Rod Stewart and Elton John.

Contact details

Sun City Resort

Tel: +27 14 557 1580

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