Places to Visit in Sun City


King Tower is the major landmark located in the Palace of the Lost City Resort. It offers a majestic view of the whole of Sun City Resort. It is visited especially at sunset and at night for a stunning view.

Beautiful birds are kept here along with a horde of farm animals. Kids are allowed to feed and pet the animals. They also learn lot from the caretakers of these birds. 

Similar to bumper cars this is a favourite zone for older kids to let loose and play. This is located in Waterworld. Waterworld is a favourite haunt for kids. Travellers can enjoy with their kids here. There is also an aviary which can be visited. Kids can choose from a dazzling range of water sports like jet skis and tube rides. They can also play mini golf and putt putt. There is also a Camp Kwena in Waterworld. This camp is a boon parent so they can let their kids have fun and have lots of entertaining activities under professional supervision.

This is a well decorated nightclub setup. Teenagers can flock here for their share of dancing and merriment that too under supervision.

This is a safari for kids. A stimela train service runs especially to take kids on a tour of the resort.

This is a unique crèche for infants and toddlers. They have trained baby sitters and personnel taking care of babies here.

This water park is a one of its kind in South Africa. People who have accommodation in the Sun City resort are free to avail this exhilarating park any day. The activities in this huge lagoon of water, range from thrilling water ride to boating on the ‘Lazy River’.  This is also a favourite place for shooting movies.

This sanctuary houses a number of different kinds of butterflies of South Africa. A tour through this garden is a unique experience.

This is a must visit place as it guarantees a wild yet unique experience. Here tourists are given a chance to have picnics after a drive through the game farm where there are a multitude of predators to spot. A wildly fantastic opportunity lies in taking photos within a Cheetah enclosure with two cheetahs. The most thrilling thing is, tourists are guided by a professional and a spotlight to spot predators at night.

A visit to this sanctuary is a must as it houses two captive crocodiles which are the largest in the world. Also it boasts of as many as three hundred kinds of crocodiles from the Nile River.

The biggest game reserve in the continent, the Kruger National Park is a must visit for backpackers who love to experience close encounters with wildlife. The park houses innumerable species of animals.

Located within the boundaries of a national park, the Table mountain will spellbind you with its scenic charm. It offers bird’s eye view of the Cape Town, The Atlantic Seaboard and Robben Island.

To get a whiff of Africa’s amazing hospitality and culture tourists must visit the Motseng Cultural Village. Here eight of the African tribes exhibit African legends and traditions. Tourists can get a visual of the customs of Africa. The culture, the clothes, art and craft, their dance and song routines, their architecture are all preserved and displayed here. The tribal also invite people to share their homemade meals. A walk through the village gives a sense of African culture at its height.

The Sun City theatre boasts of stupendous cabaret performances and is a must visit for its enchanting backdrop and live music. There is also a Moviezone nearby to catch movie releases.

This is indeed to be mentioned as a landmark since it is the most publicised place in the resort. Sun City Super bowl has earned accolades for having held the most number of beauty pageants and international concerts, and exhibitions. It has been seen by most people on TV.

Tourists are offered the choice of creative, interesting and adventurous activities like quad biking, drumming, archery, and clay pigeon shooting at the Outdoor Adventure Centre. This is a safe and great place of fun for adults and kids alike. Archery is quite a challenge to learn and this is a great opportunity to learn the techniques of this art. Djembe drums are a special skill to learn in this part of Africa and give a taste of African beats. So this adventure centre enhances skills and provides a stress buster as people lose themselves in the various forms of art.

Segway tours are a great way to get in touch with your inner child. You can try by learning to zoom around in a Segway. It is also a fun way to commute within the resort. Professionally conducted tours are there for tourist to avail as per their convenience.

Hot Air Ballooning is a fantastic experience and lets you get a glimpse of the whole resort in four hours. The beautiful view of the resort in the clear blues skies in the morning wee hours is sure to have a lasting impact on your memories from this trip.

Learn horse riding in the Lesatsing Game Park. Play golf at the Gary Player Golf Course and the Lost City Golf Course. Both are international golf courses.

The main array of restaurants’ is to be found in the Cabanas, the Sun City Hotel, the Palace of the lost city Hotel, Cascades Hotel.

The Palace of the Lost City is the most luxurious eating zone. The Orchid (Asian cuisine), the Raj (Indian cusine), Setta Bello for Italian cuisine, Salabash for South African cuisine are in the Sun City hotel. The Cabanas have the Palm Terrace along with another few bars and cafes. The Santorini restaurant in the Cascades Hotel is an award winning eating joint.

Bobotie is local delicacy and a dish of meatloaf served with yellow rice. Tomato Bredie (a dish made of lamb and stew of tomato). Walkie Talkies is a kind of well fried chicken limbs and is a sort of street food. Chakalaka is a vegetable curry dish to be relished by people who love spicy food. 

Kota as popularly called by locals is a kind of bread stuffing with curry. This is also known as bunny chow.

Mealie bread is sweet corn induced sweet bread. Boerewars is barbequed sausages. Melktert is a popular sweet dish.

For live music people flock to Trader’s nightclub where locals too display their singing talent. The bands playing there are also a rage.

Casino is a place where there is live music and a chance to interact with locals.

Club Chirp is a famous disco around here which tourists flock to. Silhouette is Sun City’s most loved nightclub and caters to the nightlife of Sun City. This is one of the most crowded clubs with people partying till the wee hours in the morning.

Tusk Bar is known to be a beautifully decorated posh bar and is at the Palace of the lost city Resort. Shebeen is a reckoned pub lying in the centre of the Sun City Resort and is a favourite haunt of travellers. A feeling of gambling in Vegas reincarnated in the Sun City Resort. They are well equipped with card tables and the slot machines showcase state of the art features. So try your hand at luck all night at the casino.

The popular choices of shopping items here are African curios, beaded jewellery, toy stuffed giraffes made from jackleberry wood and hand-woven baskets. Handmade items of Africa make great gift items and souvenirs.Cabanas collection is a place to shop in for African art and craft and souvenirs.

The General Mining Store is a store which has a good collection of brands in clothing items and toys The beach shop at Waterworld has a good collection of bathing items and surf gear. Indaba is a shop that boasts of a stock of African home wares that the locals themselves make and sell.

The Sun City Collection is a store exclusively selling clothes, gifts and souvenirs to travellers.


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