This year, take a holiday the whole family will enjoy
South Africa’s favourite holiday resort has turned up the heat and is ready to welcome the whole family – whether you are active and sporty, an adventurous adrenalin junkie, hooked on nature or just enjoy relaxing by the pool, Sun City has an ideal experience for all ages.
Swop mundane for a fun summer stay at one of Sun City’s four hotels –Soho, Cascades, Cabanas and The Palace of the Lost City – each with its own individual character, restaurants and ambience.
During the day, there are entertainment and activity options aplenty. The brave at heart can try Zip2000, at speeds of up to 120km per hour along a 2km long zip slide which stands 280m above the ground. Adrenalin seekers will also love Adrenalin Extreme, the adventure hub comprises a range of outdoor activities that include Drift Trikes, Hovercrafts, the Accelerator and the Grizzly 4×4 Quad Challenge. The Jump Park is an outdoor trampoline activity located at Sun Vacation Club.
Water enthusiasts will enjoy the two-metre-high swells at Valley of Waves where a wave pool and a range of exciting water slides offer endless fun and excitement. At Waterworld, guests can parasail, canoe, jet-ski and much more, or simply enjoy a sundowner cruise. Younger visitors will enjoy the Kazooma Raceway cars, bumper boats and Rock Venture Golf with its thrilling Grand-Prix-styled racing go-karts.
The Magic Company situated in Sun Central, Sun City’s entertainment centre, hosts a wide range of games as well as ten-pin bowling.
For an African family adventure, a visit to the neighbouring Pilanesberg National Park is a must. The malaria-free park offers a super seven sighting experience. In addition to the big five of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo, you can also keep an eye out for cheetah and wild dogs. Book an experienced guide with Mankwe Gametrackers to take you on a private or group safari or a quad biking drive through Letsetsing Nature Reserve to look for giraffe and various buck. For the ultimate experience try the hot-air balloon flight at dawn and experience breath-taking views of the park.
If you still have time on your hands head to The Maze of the Lost City, one of the largest permanent mazes in the southern hemisphere. An ice-cold craft beer or a cold drink awaits you when you finally emerge from the other end.
After all this activity you will have worked up an appetite. There are over 30 restaurants to choose from across the resort. Whether your preference is fast food, family favourites or fine dining, there’s a taste for you. Look out for the legendary Hard Rock Café, Maltos at The Cascades hotel with its beautiful vistas over the pool, Legends at Soho or The Brew Monkey at the Valley of Waves.
In the evenings, discover a magical forest dotted with twinkling lights, hidden pathways and unexpected twists and turns. The Forest of Lights is a spectacular light installation at Cascades Resort that will delight young and old alike. For those over the age of 18, the Sun City casino offers twinkling lights of a different kind, in what is the epitome of gaming entertainment. Experience the thrill of hundreds of exciting slot machines and over 40 popular table games.
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