You can bet your bottom dollar that Sun City Resort, Casino and Entertainment World, is a premium destination of choice for any holiday maker! See what is on offer.
While life is a gamble every day, some of us live flying by the seat of our pants while others are risk averse. Throwing caution to the wind, South Africans are spoilt for choice when it comes to casino resorts, especially those that fall under the umbrella of Sun International.
There are a good few dotted throughout the country, and special offers and packages are very often on offer. Not limited to South Africa, but on offer to the world at large, foreign currency makes for many diverse choices when selecting holiday destinations. South Africa is not only attractive for its most favourable foreign exchange, but also for the diversity of magnificence that it offers.
A casino and entertainment resort caters for everyone’s holiday appetite. Whether you are attracted to lights, camera and action, nights that flow into days and biorhythms that are temporarily out of sync; or whether you are a nature lover who will revel in the tranquillity of the bush and the Spa pampering, Sun City caters for the most discerning and diverse of holiday makers.
Sun City Accommodation
As Sun City offers a wide range of accommodation options, you may choose one that suits your pocket. Family friendly rooms, twin rooms and disability friendly rooms are all on offer. Self-catering options are also available. The accommodation choices include:
- The Cascades
- The Cabanas
- Palace of The Lost City
- Soho Hotel
Casino & Entertainment
As Sun City offers a myriad of activities, it is one of the most supreme choices for a bespoke holiday. Deep within the African bushveld in the heart of an ancient volcano, erupted South Africa’s first city of entertainment, attracting tourists and holiday makers to envelope themselves in the palpable insulated fast pace of unique pulsation. The atmosphere is electric as one enters the casino and entertainment world.
While South Africans before 1979 crossed the borders to dabble their fate in Lesotho, the iconic King of Cash, Sol Kerzner, was bringing Vegas to South Africa in a big way. Sun City, once located geographically in a small area North West of Johannesburg, called the Republic of Bophuthatswana, soon became its own independent city known as Sun City.
Much like its overseas counterparts, it too is a city that never sleeps. The first of its kind ever to grace South Africans with such glitz, glamour and diversity, it has made its mark in the entertainment world. From the time that one enters the Kingdom of Pleasure, one automatically leaves the worries of the real world behind and is magnetically drawn to the copious activities it has to offer.
One steps into a capsule of warm and luxurious 5-star hospitality, where everything is bigger and better. Within no time at all, the fun lover is unleashed to let his hair down and enjoy the vices that the outside world restricts. Lavish trimmings ordain ornate furnishings. The environment, both inside and out, is palatial and opulent, elevating the holiday maker to a place of euphoria.
Many people come to Sun City for the gaming alone.
There are many gaming options to enjoy. People are seen bargaining with their powers of luck right throughout the day and night. It is almost comical to watch those who sit at the slot machines performing rituals in dire hope of the jackpot raining upon them. Some wipe the screens, others tap the machines hard, almost as though that is the panacea for a life-changing payout. Then there is the player who likes to play all the machines in the row, placing visitor’s cards within them all.
One can sit back and watch the dynamics of the players, some appearing relaxed, playing simply for the fun of it. Others down hard tack as their totals dwindle. A place with mixed energies and diverse needs. Irrespective of the time of day or night, when the slots open, they are soon occupied.
One sees similar psychological dynamics with those playing their hands at the tables. From moans of despair to cheers of joyous claps, from one round to the next, the energy changes. Gaming that is based within The Sun City Hotel Casino consists of the following:
- American Roulette
- Punto Banko
The Salon Prive and Bar is situated in The Sun City Hotel where tables with higher limits are available. Here Poker and Video slot machines are available in R 5 and R 10 denominations. The International Room welcomes guests by invitation only.
The Slots Jungle Casino
The Slots Jungle Casino is situated in The Entertainment Centre. Here one can play their hands on the slot machines, poker and progressive jackpots. The Dream Machine, Millennium Mania, Poker Magic and Super Slam are additional options offering more fun and excitement.
Whether one enjoys outdoor activities like a good game of golf, lying at the pool, participating in the various water sports on offer at The Valley of The Waves, the options are endless.
Valley of the Waves
The Valley of the Waves is a unique concept and one that is synonymous with Sun City. This human-made beach is a legendary hub of water sports appealing to all ages who enjoy such activities. It captures the hearts of the adventurous, igniting the adrenalin in the roaring lagoon, a 6500 square meter wave pool with hydraulic mechanisms that create waves of almost 2 meters high.
This iconic water park attracts all ages allowing for both day visitors as well as residents to enjoy. Designated areas are created for children and lifeguards are always on duty.
The Temple of Courage
The Temple of Courage is an adrenalin rush waiting to happen, and certainly not for the faint-hearted. A 17-meter drop down a 70-meter slide hurtles riders under a bridge and into a small pool. Body slides and tube rides are for those who have no fear.
For those who enjoy living life with less frayed nerves, The Valley of The Waves also offers waves of relaxation. The Bridge of Time erupts every hour in a dramatic display of vibrations which reminds one of the rumblings of a volcano starting to erupt.
Entertainment and choices are world class, and while a family may arrive together, mom, dad and the children can safely engulf themselves in their pleasures.
Shops & Restaurants
Of course, no holiday is complete without fulfilling the insatiable appetite of the shopper. Shops, restaurants and bars are situated throughout the resort. There is something to suit everyone’s taste as the options are plentiful.
One is spoilt for choice when holidaying at Sun City. Not even a week would suffice to see all that is on offer and partake in all that may appeal to the adventurous holiday maker. Sleep may well not be on top of one’s priority list for this electric city.
Entertainment is on offer throughout the day and night, and thus many choose to imbibe in the various activities until the early hours of the morning with a host of fun things to do. From the exciting casino, regular live events, comedy shows and musical entertainment, to dancing the night away, Sun City provides a haven of diversity to appease all tastes.
Services and Entertainment Available at Sun City
- Air Reservations
- Cables and Telegrams
- Daily Newspapers
- Fax Service
- Foreign Exchange
- Petrol Station
- Safe deposit boxes
- Sun Tours
- Wake up Calls
- Theatre Bookings / Computicket
- Business Centre
- Airport Transfers
- Botanical Garden Tours
- Car Rental: Avis
- Dry Cleaning
- Fire Department
- Information Desk
- Mailing Service
- Secretarial Service
- Valet Service
- Marriage Packages
- Conference Facilities
- Swimming Pools for Adults and Children
- Tennis Courts
- Squash Courts
- The Gary Player Country Club
- Health Spa
- Restaurants and Bars
- Gift Shops
- Extravaganza Theatre
- Bingo Lounge
- Animal World
- Ster Kinekor Theatres
- Children’s Video World
One may fly directly to Pilanesberg International Airport (NTY) from Cape Town and Johannesburg. Some take a bus from Johannesburg, or there is always the option of self-driving. Sun City is a 15-minute drive from the airport. Shuttles may be pre-arranged for your collection and departure.
Adjacent to Pilanesberg International Airport is the game reserve. This is a popular alternative activity for the nature lover who may wish to break away from the fast pace of the entertainment world and enjoy guided tours within the reserve.
Whatever you may choose to partake in, you are guaranteed the epitome of a blissful holiday. Whether you choose a balance of both fast and slow pace, or perhaps fast or slow, whatever your choice, you will be assured of a bespoke holiday where you as the guest will be treated like royalty. You will enjoy the luxury as well as the supreme service that Sun City promises.
Telephone +27 14 557 1000
Sun City Resort
0316, North West Provence,
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