Sun City. The Las Vegas of South-Africa
Famous Sun City is a few hours. Drive from Johannesburg and is also described as the Las Vegas of South Africa. It is one of the rare places where legal gambling is allowed and the town has now become a major attraction with casinos. Restaurants, entertainment venues and luxury hotels.
It is a bit different from a safari. During a visit to Sun City in northern South Africa you occasionally feel like you have ended up in theme park. In this Las Vegas area of South Africa, you will look out for the many gleaming casinos and super-deluxe hotels.
Sun City is one of the few places in South Africa where you can gamble legally. That’s why it one of the most popular destinations in the whole country. Both tourists and locals and locals from neighboring countries therefore set sail for the small village in large numbers. Because everyone wants to try their luck. Gambling is possible in one of the casinos in the hotels, which are open 24 hours a day. You can take a gamble at the table with roulette. And there are also many slots on which you can play for a small amount. No luck? In the casinos the drinks are at least free.
Sun City is not only famous for its casinos, but also the two golf courses are highly regarded internationally. At both the Lost City Golf Course and the Gary Player Country Club you will find an 18-hole golf course that both have their own qualities. The Lost City Golf Course is built in the style of a desert where nothing is left to chance. For example, the pond near Hole 13 is full of Nile crocodiles. The Gary Player Country Club is one of the best golf courses in the whole country. Itd includes a huge area where no expense has been spared.
Sun City Luxury hotels
There is no shortage of luxury accommodation while staying in Sun City. The city is known for its large and luxurious hotels. There is always a room free in one of the four hotels. Hotel Palace of the Lost City is without a doubt the most exclusive place to stay. Of course also in the other three hotels you will be pampered as a guest.
Sun City Palace of the Lost City
It sounds like an attraction from an Indiana Jones movie. This is a grandiose luxury hotel like you have never seen before. The special complex with its striking architecture. And not only houses hotel rooms. You will also find theatres, cinemas, swimming pools and a golf course. In fact, you regularly feel like you are on the beach. Next to the wave pool is a beach where you can look for the cooling under the palm trees. As you may understand, an overnight stay at Palace of the Lost City is not cheap. But an experience you simply should not miss if you are touring this part of South Africa.
Daredevils beware, because in Sun City you can zoom along the fastest zipline in the world. This extreme attraction is only for the travelers with nerves of steel, because during a ride you will race down at high speed. The zipline is no less than 2 kilometres long and you can reach a top speed of 160 kilometers per hour along the way. Sounds scary, but it seems more exciting than it actually is. During the descent you lie on your stomach in a kind of cocoon. Therefore you actually feel like you are flying constantly. Always wanted to experience how that feels? Then be sure to set course for sun city’s zipline.
With so many attractions you would almost forget that you are in South Africa. Luckily you can dive into nature very easily from Sun City. It is the base for a visit to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. A magnificent nature park situated in an old volcanic crater where you are almost guaranteed to meet the Big 5. In Sun City you can easily arrange a safari to the nature reserve.
We visit Pilanesberg in several of our guided safari holidays. This will give you the opportunity to discover Sun City also. Learn more
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