Welcome to Sun City


The complex is dominated by the Lost City, an extraordinary piece of kitsch claiming to symbolise African heritage. In fact, it has even less to do with African culture than Disneyland Paris has to do with French culture, but it’s still entertaining.

We'll be honest: this is not our sort of place. But it does have to be seen to be believed, and one thing Sun City does have in its favour is that it has received awards for practising sustainable, environmentally friendly tourism.


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Sun City activities

$181.59 Day Trips & Excursions

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

In the morning you'll go game viewing in the immense Pilanesberg Game Reserve. With over 7,000 animals in the park, your search for Africa's "Big Five" - elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards and African buffalo - is sure to be eventful. Pilanesberg Game Reserve has over 124 miles (200 kilometers) of good-quality roads, making it one of the best game reserves in South Africa to navigate. Anything is possible on an African safari, so keep your eyes and ears open! In the afternoon you'll travel to the world's most unique resort, Sun City, deep in the rugged bushveld in the heart of an ancient volcanic crater. Spend the afternoon at Sun City, "the Kingdom of Pleasure", with a guided tour of the famous resort. Sun City is not only a luxury international entertainment, golf and casino resort but is also a flagship structure associated with times during the Apartheid South Africa. It's a glamorous oasis with its world-class bars and restaurants and there will be time for you to explore and enjoy the many attractions this resort has to offer. Other attractions include Butterfly World, Cultural Village, and the wave and swimming pools (for own account).

$143.43 Outdoor Activities

Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

Pilanesberg game reserve is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province of South Africa, adjacent to Sun City. Pilanesberg National Park is the home of virtually every mammal of Southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five. Come and enjoy a day of Wildlife game viewing in specially adapted open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your guide will drive you through this nature reserve in search of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). Not only will you search for these animals but also others that make the Pilanesburg their home, including Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo and various Antelope. After lunch, you will enjoy a closed vehilce safari drive in search of any animals that have elduded you on your safari thus far. We depart the National park between 15:00 - 15:30, depening on the game veiwing and return to your hotel in Johannesburg before sunset.

$274.42 Outdoor Activities

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Private Day Tour from Johannesburg

Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park - one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55 000-hectares and its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic hills encircle the park and a large central watering hole is ideal for game viewing. The park is found in the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are found. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe, hippo, zebra and crocodile, as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife (over 300 species have been recorded). A visit to the park is always rewarding! There are a number of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.Depart Johannesburg in the early morning and transfer to the Pilanesberg National Park. Enjoy brunch before departing on a 2.5 hour open vehicle game drive with a qualified ranger. Afterward, meet up with your touring vehicle and continue on a drive through the park for the remainder of the day.

$183.55 Private & Custom Tours

Private Sun City Day Tour from Johannesburg

Spend the day in the unique resort of Sun City with its restaurants, sports leisure activities, gaming and water park. Depart from Johannesburg early in the morning and travel by road to the Sun City Resort Complex - a millionaire's playground which lies in an age-old bushveld valley in the North-West province. This unique resort offers a huge range of restaurants, sports, leisure activities, golf, wonderful entertainment and gaming. The resort also houses The Valley of Waves (not included in cost), which is the master of recreational water-parks in the world - a pleasure Kingdom for thrill seekers. There are four world-class hotels including the magnificent Palace of the Lost City that glitters like a jewel beneath the African sun, brilliant in its rain forest surroundings and luxurious in its detail and design. Return to Johannesburg in the late afternoon.

$204.68 Outdoor Activities

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Full-Day Tour from Johannesburg

Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park - one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55 000-hectares and its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic hills encircle the park and a large central watering hole is ideal for game viewing. The park is found in the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are found. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe, hippo, zebra and crocodile, as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife (over 300 species have been recorded). A visit to the park is always rewarding! There are a number of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.Depart Johannesburg in the early morning and transfer to the Pilanesberg National Park. Enjoy brunch before departing on a 2.5 hour open vehicle game drive with a qualified ranger. Afterward, meet up with your touring vehicle and continue on a drive through the park for the remainder of the day.

$165 Outdoor Activities

Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari

Pilanesberg game reserve is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province of South Africa, adjacent to Sun City. Pilanesberg National Park is the home of virtually every mammal of Southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five. Come and enjoy a day of Wildlife game viewing in specially adapted open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your guide will drive you through this nature reserve in search of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). Not only will you search for these animals but also others that make the Pilanesburg their home, including Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo and various Antelope. Our full Day safari included a morning Open Vehicle Safari Drive, lunch and an afternoon Open Vehicle Safari Drive, giving you opportunity on 2 Open Safari Drives to search for all the animals that inhabit the National Park. We depart the National park between 15:00 - 15:30, depending on the game viewing and return to your hotel in Johannesburg before sunset.