Travel | 27 Jan 2018 | By Sun International
First-timer’s Guide to Sun City Holidays
If it’s your first time visiting South Africa’s favourite holiday resort and you’re not sure what to do or where to start, we’ve got you covered with our Sun City holiday guide. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or your better half, we’ve compiled a list of things to do at Sun City to give your holiday
a kick-start in the right direction.
1. Choose your stay
Your choice of where to stay at Sun City comes down to several factors. What kind of Sun City holiday do you want to experience – a family adventure or a romantic escape? Are you looking for cost-effective Sun City accommodation or are your sights set on luxury? Do you want to be in the centre of the action or feel like you’re getting away from it all? Luckily, you have options. You can choose from four Sun City hotels in one exciting destination!
- Bush Bungalows: If you’re craving an affordable getaway that offers privacy while still ensuring easy access to the best of Sun City’s amenities and activities, book the Bush Bungalows today.
- Cabanas: Perfect for relaxed, cost-effective family holidays at Sun City. Centrally located within easy reach of family-friendly activities.
- Cascades: Classically elegant, comfortably convenient, and featuring all the five-star trimmings you’d expect from a luxury Sun City holiday.
- Soho: Set in the heart of Sun City, this trendy four-star hotel puts you squarely in the action, all day, every day.
- The Palace of the Lost City: For the ultimate luxury Sun City holiday, The Palace is a feast for the senses.
Special mention: If you want a no-fuss Sun City holiday with the convenience of self-catering facilities, then you should consider joining Sun Vacation Club. If you’re not sure you’re ready to commit to spending your holidays at Sun City for the next 10 years, then you can try before you buy and rent a Sun Vacation Club unit.
2. Find your fun
Sun City is called ‘A World within a City’ for good reason. There are so many things to do at Sun City that it’s tough to know where to start, especially if it’s your first time at the resort. Before you begin exploring, consider the types of Sun City activities that would interest you, and then plan from there.
From water sports to wildlife, we’ve got something for everyone. Take a look:
Valley of Waves: Spend a day at the beach! Every Sun City holiday needs to include some time spent exploring our man-made lagoon (with ocean waves) and exciting water slides and rides.
Have an adventure: Adventurous things to do at Sun City take all forms, from rope adventures at Chimp & Zee and Segway tours to the world’s fastest zip slide.
Go on safari: With the Pilanesberg National Park on your doorstep, you can add a Big Five game experience to your Sun City holiday.
Non-stop fun at Sun Central: Explore two levels of exciting family-friendly fun under one roof, from arcade games and child-friendly restaurants to the latest blockbuster releases at Sun Cinemas.
Be counted among legends: Take a journey through South African history at the South African Hall of Fame, a fun and interactive exhibition showcasing some of the country’s most iconic sports and entertainment stars.
Nightlife: Want to dance the night away on your Sun City holiday? Go for it – we have three nightclubs to inspire your best after-hours moves.
3. Dine to your heart’s content
When hunger strikes, your choices are endless. With our huge selection of restaurants and bars, your Sun City holiday is sure to be filled with flavour! If you’re looking for family-friendly restaurants in Sun City, head to Bocado at Cascades for a Mediterranean-inspired feast, or treat your kids to family favourites at Spur, Ocean Basket, RocoMamas or Wimpy. Settle in for a fine dining feast at one of Sun City’s signature restaurants: Plume, Crystal Court or Peninsula. If it’s the perfect steak you’re after, look no further than The Grill Room or Legends. Quick meals are easy to come by at the Village Food Court, while Asian flavours are yours to enjoy at Lily's.
4. Let us entertain you
The original home of big entertainment in South Africa, Sun City will keep you up until the early hours with a host of fun things to do. From our exciting casino to our regular live events, comedy shows and musical entertainment, we will rock you! Be sure to bookmark our events page to stay in the loop with what’s hot and happening at Sun City.
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