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Sun City

Sun City

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Free admission
Sun City Resort, 0316

The Basics

The casino is the heart of Sun City, and offers everything you would expect of a world-class gaming facility. Among the multitude of other attractions are a health spa, the Valley of Waves water park, and two 18-hole golf courses—one in the crater of an extinct casino, the other featuring live crocodiles in its water feature. Families with kids can stop by the Boardwalk, which hosts a slate of activities for children of all ages.

Day tours from Sun City to the adjacent (and malaria-free) Pilanesberg National Park offer a chance to spot Africa’s coveted Big Five—lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. It’s also possible to visit Sun City and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve on a day trip from Johannesburg.

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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip
Pilanesberg Game Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip
$204.12 per adult
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This was honestly one of the most...
This was honestly one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Although we didn't get to see all of the big five, we saw plenty of animals right away including wilderbeasts, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, elephants, zebra, etc... Our tour guide was amazing, super informative and very nice. We were picked up on time from our AirBnB in Sandton and the drive was about 2 hours but totally worth it. I definitely recommend this activity.
Taylarr L, Jan 2018

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Guests must be 18 years or older to gamble in Sun City's casinos.

  • The resort has six different options for accommodations, with a variety of handicap-accessible rooms available.

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How to Get There

Most day trips from Johannesburg to Sun City include round-trip transportation, as the resort lies roughly three hours away by road. Flight transfers from the Johannesburg airport are also available. Sun City is a popular stop for travelers who rent a car to drive the Garden Route, and Port Elizabeth is the closest town.

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When to Get There

The resort's temperate, malaria-free climate makes it suitable for visits year-round. Sun City is typically most crowded during summer (December through January) and the Easter school holidays. The dry winter season (May through September) is a good time to visit if you want to spot wildlife at Pilanesberg, when animals tend to congregate around water sources.

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Pilanesberg National Park

Just three hours from Johannesburg, Pilanesberg National Park is one of South Africa's most easily accessible game reserves. Featuring the coveted Big Five, the game reserve is also attractive for the fact that it is malaria-free.

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