Ample sunshine days mean outdoor activities for the family
Head for the stunning natural surrounds of the North West Province bushveld this winter to make the most of a mild climate at Sun City Resort – ideal for those living in the Western Cape who’d like to soak up some vitamin D while escaping grey, rainy days or those wishing to escape Gauteng’s icy clutches.
A Resort built around the fable of an African kingdom lost in the mists of time captured the public’s imagination 30 years ago – today Sun International’s flagship Sun City is still making sure that guests love every moment.
Ready, steady, action
“We are offering fantastic winter rates so now is the time to bring your family for a fun filled and action-packed holiday,” said Sun City General Manager Brett Hoppé. “Our guests are spoilt for choice with non-stop leisure activities, from a heated pool at Sun Vacation Club to two 18-hole Gary Player-designed championship golf courses, tennis courts, a 2km zip slide, archery or watching the latest Hollywood blockbuster at Sun Movies.” Take a game drive with Mankwe GAMETRACKERS in the neighbouring Pilanesberg National Park, in either a vehicle, hot air balloon or quad bike depending on your appetite for adventure.
The stunning 18-hole Gary Player Golf Course
The world’s fastest, longest, and highest zip slide for adrenalin junkies
“Winter is the best time for game viewing as the cooler temperatures mean the animals are active for longer periods of the day and the vegetation is also less dense for easier sightings - plus guests can sleep in as the sun rises later, allowing for slower starts in the morning.”
55 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park for animal viewing, including the big cats lion and leopard
Place your bets on non-stop fun
At night, over 18s can head to the Sun City Casino to play tables games including roulette, blackjack, and poker, or one of the slots machines offering the latest in gaming technology.
Walking around Sun City enjoying the lush vegetation and botanical gardens is an ideal way to get your daily step count in, but if you’re feeling more laid back, jump on a Segway and tour the expansive Resort.
Segway tours, either around the lake or go off road and experience a multi-terrain tour
“For a family bonding session, try solving a mystery at Breakout Games, where you need to work in a group to unlock codes to escape back into the real world,” Hoppé said.
And with more than 40 restaurants across the Resort, from fine dining at The Palace to sushi on the pool deck at Cascades Hotel and expertly-grill steaks at Legends at the Sun City Hotel, there is something for every taste and every budget. “We also have a full offering of South Africa’s favourite chain restaurants at Sun Central, including Simply Asia, Wimpy, Spur, Nando’s, Rocco Mama’s, Calisto’s and many more.”
Hoppé said he was extremely proud that Sun City Convention Centre had received a five-star rating from the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa. “We should be high on the list for anyone planning a mid-winter meeting, banquet, workshop and more, if they are looking for exceptional attention to detail and an all-in-one destination conferencing venue with wonderful weather.”
Sun City has a choice of four different hotels, each with its own unique style and price point to suit all tastes and budgets. The Palace of the Lost City is recently renovated, with a stunning new Royal Spa; the five-star Cascades is elegant and central to all Sun City’s attractions; there’s always something happening at the four-star Sun City Hotel, while the three-star Cabanas at the Waterworld Lake, offers guests a contemporary twist and great base to explore the resort.
The Royal Spa at The Palace
“Whether you bring your laptop along and come for a change of scenery, or you pack the car and bring your family for a week of school holiday fun, Sun City is the ideal destination for everyone this winter, and our staff cannot wait to welcome you.”
Sun City is offering special winter rates, visit the website and look for SunScapes, where children under 18 stay for free.