Sun City

  • Man made from the first to the last brick, spreading on 62 acres in the middle of the vast desert, Sun City is a dream, although a bit crazy, turned into reality. Somewhere between a spa resort and an entertainment park, the site is a vast tropical paradise, which combines 22 different landscapes with more than 1,600,000 plant species, 758,580 sq ft covered with water, an entertainment centre, two ...
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    Sun City

    Man made from the first to the last brick, spreading on 62 acres in the middle of the vast desert, Sun City is a dream, although a bit crazy, turned into reality. Somewhere between a spa resort and an entertainment park, the site is a vast tropical paradise, which combines 22 different landscapes with more than 1,600,000 plant species, 758,580 sq ft covered with water, an entertainment centre, two ...

Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination South Africa

Man made from the first to the last brick, spreading on 62 acres in the middle of the vast desert, Sun City is a dream, although a bit crazy, turned into reality. Somewhere between a spa resort and an entertainment park, the site is a vast tropical paradise, which combines 22 different landscapes with more than 1,600,000 plant species, 758,580 sq ft covered with water, an entertainment centre, two golf courses, a fitness centre and several hotels, including the legendary Palace of the Lost City, the most spectacular of them all. Nestled in a building carved in the form of giant animals, the Entertainment Centre occupies a central position.

Sun City: what to do?

This paradise of entertainment leads to the outside onto the "Bridge of Time", decorated with ten stone elephants and famous for its very realistic earthquakes. Its gigantic wooden doors lead to the beach, called "Sacred Monkey", a pool of 69,940 sq ft generating waves of 6 and a half ft. Nearby, those who are more audacious can take the "Temple of Courage", a water toboggan up to 56 feet in height, or crisscross along the "Sacred River" on giant buoys. As far as the fauna is concerned, you can choose between the "Animal World", a farm comprising a multitude of species, the "Birds of Prey" where you can see raptors in their natural environment, and "Kwena Gardens," one of largest crocodile farms in South Africa. The eco-safaris on a mountain bike, enabling an approach as close as eye-to-eye with rhinoceros, leopards, giraffes, zebras or kudu, are also available nearby. It's about 11.50 per person for safari lasting 2 hours 30 minutes during the day and 13 in the evening. Flights in a hot air balloon is also offered for approximately 140 per person per flight hour. Finally, in order to discover the "big five", go to the Pilanesberg National Park, located at a half-hour's drive from Sun City. Safaris are organised day and night.

Dedicated completely to recreation, this huge covered area is the home to a myriad of video games, a theater, a concert hall, cinemas, a casino, two bars and several restaurants, including the amazing "Leonardo's Pizza Workshop" where pizzas are delivered by a flying machine acting as an intermediary. A new activity is round every corner of Sun City. Golfers will enjoy the two fields at their disposal: the Garry Player Golf Course and the Lost City Golf Course (18 holes par 72). Athletes will also find 11 tennis courts, squash and sailing. Various activities are offered at the Outdoor Adventure Center: ball-trap, archery, quad biking or walks over Djembe. Horseback riding is also organized at the Bruno Oppe Stables.

Reminders

The youngest have their entertainment centre, "Kamq Kwena", which offers a daily entertainment program for the children aged between 4-12. As for water sports enthusiasts, there is a water base called "Waterworld" for trying upward parachute, jet skiing and water skiing.

To avoid

Avoid venturing on your own into the bush, tours are regularly organised.

Sun City: what to eat?

Enjoy the wide range of wines offered by the dozen restaurants in Sun City. Here, you can find all kinds of cuisines; Sun City does not offer a particular speciality but has rich menus and a versatile choice of international cuisine.

Sun City: what to buy?

In the 'lost city', you will find everything you want to help you remember this incredible place.

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    The Palace of the Lost City
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