Nestled in the rugged outback in Rustenburg, Sun City is one of South Africa’s best attractions.
It is a premium destination with activities for the whole family. Adventure, fun and exploration fill each and every day. The kids can run wild and take part in the planned games or choose what part of the resort they want to test out. Adults can lounge by the pool with a cocktail in hand or sit back and enjoy the slots. There are family activities, adrenaline-driven attractions and game drives right outside the hotel door.
If you are planning a trip to Sun City with the family, read up on the best things to do while there. If you haven’t planned a trip yet, hopefully this list will convince you to treat yourself and your loved ones!
Valley of Waves
One of Sun City’s biggest attractions, the Valley of Waves water park is central to entertainment at the resort. There is something on offer for every member of the family. Day visitors and guests can spend a whole day there enjoying thrilling activities. There is a designated children’s area and lifeguards are always on duty. The Roaring Lagoon is a 6500 square meter wave pool that has waves nearly 2 meters tall generated by hydraulic mechanisms. The kids will love the play area and parents will be excited to just sit back and relax in the African summer.
The Maze of the Lost City
The Maze of the Lost City is the largest permanent maze in the Southern Hemisphere. The maze is made up of artificial stone and wood and looks like a long-lost archaeological discovery. Immersed in the maze you are transported back to ancient times. Not only can it be enjoyed by families, but the maze is available to be booked for team building and private functions. The maze is half-acre and is only accessed by a 100 meter long suspension bridge. Only the brave make it through! The bridge also offers spectacular views of the resort. Once you have made it to the end of the maze you can relax at the Maze Bar. Ice-cold craft beers are on offer for the victorious.
Vibes Sports Bar
This is fun for adults only. The Vibes Sports Bar is for over 18s and is an upbeat venue with popular sports on the big screen. Pool tables are there for extra entertainment and there are even karaoke booths for those with a little extra spirit. Live bands entertain guests and DJ’s take it into the night. Encore nightclub sits next to the sports bar and has a resident DJ who gets everyone dancing.
The Crocodile Village
For a fun family outing, the Crocodile Village is both exciting and educational. Take a walk above the crocodile enclosures and observe them in their natural habitat. There are fun and educational kids activities on offer as well as the whole family being able to watch feeding time!
Family Bush Walks
Get the family out and into the bush on one of the reserves famous bush walks. Set in the Letsatsing Game Park which borders the Pilanesberg National Park but still falling within the Sun City Resort. The reserve is home to game such as Wildebeest, Sable, Impala and Nyala. Experienced and qualified field guides take the guests on an unforgettable trail walk. Getting up close to animals, but not too close to scare, guests will be experiencing wildlife up close. The guides also introduce guests to tracking and animal behaviour, it is an incredibly educational experience for the whole family.
Sun City Shopping
If you are in need of anything, you are sure to find a shop that stocks it in Sun City. Swimwear, casual wear, shoes and everything else are stocked and ready to be bought at one of the many Sun City shops. Sometimes a rainy day calls for a bit of shopping!
Spa, Health and Beauty
Sun City Resort has two world class spa’s on offer – the Royal Salon wellness spa and beauty salon, as well as the Gary Player Health Spa and beauty salon. They are both 5 star as rated by the Gatsby International Health Spas.
A good pampering session is sometimes heaven after a few days spent in the sun. There are a wide range of pampering and rejuvenating treatments on offer.
The Royal Salon wellness spa and beauty salon is all about the luxury. Elegance and royalty are what they pride themselves on and you will leave feeling absolutely re-energized and glam.
If stillness and sensual relaxation is what you are after, then the Gary Player Country Club is calling. It is a retreat from the hustle and bustle and will leave you refreshed and ready to go.
Sun City Casino
It isn’t a Sun City trip if you don’t visit the casino.
The world renowned casino is full of glamour and glitz and everything that makes a casino interesting. The latest technology spans the floor and all popular games are there to be enjoyed. It is a round-the-clock experience and it has recently been refurbished and taken to a whole new level. There are hundreds of slot machines and more than 40 table games. Something for everyone, experienced and newbies alike. Sun MVG cardholders have access to the Salon Prive, VIP gaming and many other exclusive benefits.
There are more than enough card desk facilities and plenty ATMs available, as well as the Bureau de Change for other currencies.
Sun City – The place to be
Pack up the family and take a trip to Sun City. The family will never forget their holiday spent in the African sun. Fun-filled exciting activities to sensual spa visits, there really is something for every taste.
Summer days at Sun City include hanging out next to the pool and catching swells at the Valley of Waves, finding your way through the maze and enjoying a ice-cold craft beer on tap to watch the sun set.
The nightlife is always alive, and if you’re not at the sports bar or nightclub, you can spend the night trying your luck on the slots.
It will be a holiday of a lifetime.