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Stretching along the border of the Pilanesberg National Park, in the North West Province, Sun City provides a multitude of attractions and activities to keep visitors entertained for days.

Stay at a luxury five-star resort and start your Sun City holiday with a relaxing spa treatment before moving to a sun lounger and unwinding by the pool. For those feeling active, explore Sun City on a guided Segway tour, play a game of tennis or choose from one of two championship golf courses. For tropical themes, head to the Valley of the Waves, Sun City’s premier waterpark, offering thrilling water slides, lazy rivers and a palm-fringed beach for those looking to switch off and relax.

Africa’s Kingdom Of Pleasure

A holiday in South Africa would not be complete without a bucket-list safari experience. Mankwe Gametrackers Outdoor Adventure Centre offers a wide variety of fun activities for all the family such as game drives through Pilanesberg National Park where you can catch sight of Africa’s famous Big Five in their natural habitat.

For the history and culture of this region, a Leeto-Kgolo Village Tour will take you on a journey through four Bakgatla heritage sites, providing an insight into old-time traditions and the lifestyle of the indigenous people of Pilanesberg, the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela tribe. After an action-packed day, retire to your luxury hotel to refresh, then head to an award-winning restaurant for fine dining and delicious cocktails.

Sun City is a perfect starting point for your South Africa holiday. With so much to see and do, give our Destination Specialists a call to plan the perfect tailor made Sun City holiday.

Destination Highlights

  • Plenty of entertainment and activities for the whole family, day and night.
  • Enjoy visiting popular attractions such as Valley of the Waves waterpark and Maze of the Lost City.
  • Home to two world-class golf courses, this is the ultimate destination for a golf holiday.
  • Situated close to two of South Africa's best malaria-free wildlife reserves, Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve.

Our favorite hotels


There are a wide variety of Sun City hotels and here are some of our favourite places to stay in Sun City.

The Palace of the Lost City
South Africa

Sun City - Palace of the Lost City

A legendary destination designed by dreamers for luxury-seekers. Since 1992, The Palace of the Lost City has enthralled visitors from...
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Guide Price £2,299
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Swimming pool
South Africa

Sun City - The Cabanas

The most laidback and casual of all Sun City’s hotels, The Cabanas is a great base from which to explore...
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Guide Price £1,899
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Heron Suite
South Africa

Sun City - The Cascades

The Cascades, as its name suggests, is based on a theme of cascading water – both in the stunning interior...
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Guide Price £1,999
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Explore Sun City

Time Zone

GMT +2 hours

Flight Time

Approx 11 hours; accessible by road from Johannesburg airport; South African Airways and British Airways both operate a daily service from London Heathrow.

Currency

ZAR - South African rand

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. However, strict entrance policies apply for passengers travelling with children under the age of 18.

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Info

Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa. We recommend that you speak to your GP about the latest medical advice as soon as you have booked your trip.

Best time to visit Sun City

Sun City is a year-round destination but the best time to go to Sun City is between May and August during the city’s winter as the chance of encountering rain or thunderstorms is low. This is a quieter time of year for tourists, making it easier to see more of this beautiful city.

  • Best Weather
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  • Average Weather

Average Weather in January

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Sun City
24° C
94 mm

Average Weather in February

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Sun City
24° C
64 mm

Average Weather in March

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Sun City
23° C
61 mm

Average Weather in April

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20° C
42 mm

Average Weather in May

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16° C
8 mm

Average Weather in June

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Sun City
13° C
3 mm

Average Weather in July

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13° C
13 mm

Average Weather in August

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16° C
7 mm

Average Weather in September

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Sun City
20° C
10 mm

Average Weather in October

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Sun City
23° C
51 mm

Average Weather in November

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Sun City
24° C
84 mm

Average Weather in December

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Sun City
24° C
73 mm
Robert, Destination Specialist

“Check out Kwena Crocodile Farm, this crocodile sanctuary is fun for all ages; observe, learn and even feed these impressive creatures.”

Robert
Destination Specialist
George, Destination Specialist

“Climb the spiral staircase of Kings Tower for never-ending views of the crystal clear pools and lush ornamental forests of Sun City.”

George
Destination Specialist

Events & Festivals

Sun City offers a selection of events held throughout the year that can be enjoyed by everyone.

Nedbank Golf Challenge

Nedbank Golf Challenge is one of the highlights of the South African sporting calendar. With 64 players, playing over 4 days, for a purse of $7.5 million. The tournament forms part of the Rolex Series on the European Tour and is the penultimate event on the Race to Dubai.

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