Did you know?
Entrance to all of Sun City's theme park rides is free for hotel guests.
An iconic complex known worldwide for its exotic entertainment options, the Sun City theme park is more a mini-city than a park, boasting so many attractions and entertainment options that first-time visitors may find it pleasantly bewildering.
Located in the North West province, under 200 km from the major urban centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Sun City entertainment park enthrals all with its over-the-top African theme and myriad entertainment options.
Far enough from South Africa's major cities to qualify as a real getaway from hectic city life, but close enough to make transport to and fro effortless, the theme park in Sun City is the ultimate all-in-one entertainment destination.
Activities run the gamut from adventure sports and safari options to a world-famous golf course and a wide variety of rides and games to keep the children happily busy.
Many will probably want to swing their clubs at the Gary Player Country Club, home to the famed Million Dollar golf tournament. Others may want to relax in the sun poolside at the Valley of the Waves while the kids go screaming down one of the water park's many thrilling slides.
Adults can try their luck at one of the biggest casinos in Africa before taking in a revue or live music show, or simply enjoy a meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants.
Kamp Kwena, an activity park for children where they can learn, play and make new friends, will keep lively little minds well occupied. Mini-cars, trampolines, adventure golf and more ensure that the kids do not miss their parents too much.
Sun City is not just a hotel or an entertainment complex or even just a theme park; it's an entire experience.
The Sun City theme park is packed with entertainment and leisure options for the entire family, from wild rides to a special camp for young children.
Travel tips & Planning info
Who to contact
Tel: +27 (0)14 557-1000
How to get here
Many shuttle companies in Johannesburg and Pretoria offer day tours to the resort.
Best time to visit
Any time of year.
Around the area
The Pilansberg National Park is a must for wildlife and nature lovers.
How to get around
You can walk, but due to the sheer size of the complex there are many shuttle carts ferrying folk back and forth.
What will it cost
Use of all the theme park rides and entertainment options is free of charge for residents at the resort. If you're a day visitor Sun City offers a wide variety of cost options, depending on what you want to experience. Visit their website for more detailed information.
Length of stay
A day-trip will allow you to experience most of what the Sun City theme park has to offer. But a weekend or even longer would be ideal if you really want to immerse yourself in what the resort has to offer.
Where to stay
The Sun City resort boasts a variety of accommodation options, from over-the-top luxury at the Lost City to more sedate home comforts at the Sun City Cabanas. There are also a number of luxurious guest houses and game lodges in the surrounding area.
What to eat
Sun City has a host of restaurants to choose from offering everything from oriental cuisine to Italian, seafood, sushi and grills. There's also a variety of casual snack bars, coffee shops and takeaways in the entertainment centre.