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Sun City

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2006 at 11:42
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Sun City is the largest and most famous casino and hotel complex in South Africa, with an international reputation. There are 4 luxury hotels and many entertainment facilities including a world pro circuit golf course and an international concert venue.


Sun City is a vast casino, entertainment and hotel complex situated in the North West province of South Africa.

It nestles in natural surroundings, near an ancient inactive volcano, next to the Pilanesburg National Park, which is home to the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Rhino).

The resort hosts 2 casinos and 4 luxury hotels, including the fabled Palace of the Lost City, Cascades, Main Hotel and Cabana. The casino itself is situated in the Sun City Hotel and is open 365 days of the year.

There are hundreds of slots as well as table games offering blackjack, American roulette, stud poker and Punto Banco.

There is a world-famous golf course, home of the Sun City Million Dollar Challenge - a highlight of the international professional tour calendar each year.

The Sun City Super Bowl concert venue has hosted superstars such as Queen, Black Sabbath, Frank Sinatra and Bryan Adams.

Sun City
is without doubt South Africa's largest, most luxurious and most famous casino and hotel complex.

Sun City

Gaming and Casino Facilities

Sun City's world-renowned casino offers 852 slot machines and 38 gaming tables. Slot machines are smart card operated, obviating the need for players to carry coins, and promoting entirely secure gaming.

Slots denominations range from 10c to R5. The slots machines are open from 13h00 to close of casino during the week, and from 11h00 to close of casino on weekends. The casino operates 365 days a year.

New introductions are Touch Bet Roulette, in R2 or R5 denominations, and Video Blackjack in a R5 denomination. Betting limits are a minimum of R5 with a maximum of R250.

The Slots Privť contains higher limit reel, video and poker machines, in denominations between R5 and R100.

Gaming tables include all the favourites, except craps. There are 3 baccarat tables, with R25 to R10 000 bet limits. The 25 blackjack tables offer bets between R25 and R5 000.

For roulette lovers there are 17 tables accepting bets from R2 to R500.

The International Room is an invitation-only high roller suite offering blackjack and American roulette.

The casino will exchange into the following currencies:
US Dollar
Australian Dollar
Canadian Dollar
British Pound
Swiss Franc
Yen Hong Kong Dollar

Highlighted Jackpots available at Sun City:

Dream Machine
Minimum bet: 50c bet eligible for R500 000 jackpot
Maximum bet: R1 bet eligible for R1 million jackpot

Most Valued Guests Programme

Sun City is part of the Sun International hotel and casino group and as such, guests are eligible for the Most Valued Guests (MVG) programme.

The programme has 4 tiers: maroon, silver, gold and platinum. Loyalty points are earned and can be exchanged for various rewards at Sun International resorts.

Gold and Platinum members also receive free exclusive parking benefits, and free entry to the resort.

Dining and Entertainment Facilities

Palace of the Lost City

Bars & Clubs (2)
Palm Court Lounge
Tusk Bar and Lounge

Restaurants (3)
Villa DelPalazzo
Crystal Court
Palace Pool Restaurant and Snackbar

Charles Greig Jewellers
Palace Collection - souvenirs
Tigers Eye - souvenirs
Royal Salon - hairdresser


Bars & Clubs (2)
Palm Court Lounge
Tusk Bar and Lounge

Restaurants (3)
Villa DelPalazzo
Crystal Court
Palace Pool Restaurant and Snackbar

Shopping (4)
Charles Greig Jewellers
Palace Collection - souvenirs
Tigers Eye - souvenirs
Royal Salon - hairdresser

Sun City Hotel

Bars & Clubs (2)
Harlequins Cocktail Bar
Pool Bar and Grill

Restaurants (4)
The Calabash
Harlequins Restaurant
The Orchid Restaurant
Sun Terrace Restaurant

Shopping (4)
Heaven Kiosk
Tigers Eye - souvenirs
Royal Salon - hairdresser

Nightclubs & Entertainment (1)
Sun City Extravaganza


Bars & Clubs (1)
Cabanas Pool Bar

Restaurants (3)
Famous Butchers Grill
Palm Terrace
Treasure Island Snack Bar

Entertainment Centre

Movies (1)
Movie Zone

Bars & Pubs (1)
Trader Hornís Action Bar

Restaurants (2)
Leonardo's Pizza Workshop
Squires Loft Outpost

Fast Food (7)
Fast Food Village: Little Leonardís Pizza Express, London Pie Company, Nando's, Juicy Lucy, Milky Lane, Something Fishy, Wimpy

Coffee Shops (1)
Cafe Scalini

Shopping (13)
All Things Nice
Indaba Gifts
Jen Kahn Clothing
Look Africa
Studio Jano
Preview Shoes
Spier Wine Shop
Schwartz Jewellers
Sun City Pharmacy

Nightclubs & Entertainment (2)
Club Chirp (Teenagers)
Silhouette Nightclub

Other Amenities

Gary Player Golf Course
Swimming Pools
Squash Courts
Waterworld Cruise
Spinning Studio
Tennis Courts
Health Spa
Jogging Trails
Segway Safari
Horse Riding
Mini golf
Bingo Lounge
Animal World
National Birds of Prey Centre
Moptseng Cultural Village
Foreign Exchange

For the Kids (4)
Kids Steam Train
Babysitting Service
Bumper Cars
Finders Keepers

Hotel and Lodging Facilities

Sun City offers 4 luxurious hotels, all of which have their own unique themes:

Palace of the Lost City

The Palace is an entire world created in the middle of the South African bushveld. It is a 25 hectare botanical jungle with a hotel at the centre.

It features wondrous sculptures of animals, prestigious and beautifully appointed rooms, a vast 6-storey atrium, and flowing streams and waterfalls.

The theme is African mythology, along the lines the fabled King Solomon's Mines. There are swimming pools and outdoor entertainment areas, including the Valley of the Waves, an artificial wave making beach pool.

Sun City - Lost City

Rooms (344)
1 King Suite, complete with two en-suite 'king size' bedrooms, own entrance hall, lounge, guest powder room, butler's pantry, private balcony, dining area for eight, study, sauna butler service and baby Grand Piano.
1 Desert Suite
1 African Suite
1 Royal Suite
6 Superior Suites
6 Standard Suites
6 Junior Suites
113 Luxury Rooms
51 Luxury Family Rooms
155 Standard Twin Rooms
3 Paraplegic Rooms


Armoires & writing desks
Mini bar
Computerised safe
Colour satellite television with remote control
Radio and wake up facility on TV
Guestlink, pay TV, internet facility
Hair dryers
Telephones are provided in bathrooms, at bedside tables or on each writing desk
Biz-Comm centre - phone, fax, e-mail, copy, print and store messages, on a private number
Air-conditioning units
24-hour Room Service

Cascades Hotel

The Cascades Hotel is centered on a lake, with a tropical and Mediterranean theme. It features a pool and Grotto restaurant surrounded by glass windows.

There is a secluded bathing area and sand bar. The luxury hotel rooms each have their own dressing rooms and luxury furnishings.

Sun City - Cascades

Rooms (243)
1 Heron Suite
1 Garden Suite
1 Flamingo Suite
1 Peacock Suite
6 Standard Suites
53 Luxury Rooms
98 Standard Twin Rooms
82 Standard Family Rooms


Armoires & writing desks
Mini Bar
Computerised safe
Colour satellite television with remote control
Hair dryers
Air-conditioning units
24-hour Room Service

Sun City Hotel

The Sun City Hotel is the original hotel in the Sun City complex. It overlooks the famous Gary Player international golf course. The Sun City Casino is housed in the hotel area.

The luxury rooms open onto the lush gardens, and all come with dining facilities, private patios and sunbathing areas.

Sun City - Main Hotel

Rooms (318)
2 Presidential Suites
6 Standard Suites
34 Luxury Rooms
82 Luxury Family Rooms
96 Standard Family Rooms
98 Standard Rooms


En-suite bathrooms
Mini Bar
Digital encoded safe
Telephones with message service
Air-conditioning unit
24-hour Room Service
Interactive, remote controlled pay TV with electronic Resort facility and services guide with internet facility

Sun City Cabanas

The Cabanas are offer more informal accommodation and are relaxed and casual. The rooms open onto the lake and the Waterworld, and the theme is leisurely beach living. The Cabanas are built on two levels, just like normal beach cabanas.

Sun City - Cabanas

Rooms (380)
32 Lake Family Rooms
201 Standard Family Rooms
24 Lake Twin Rooms
120 Standard Twin Rooms
3 Paraplegic Rooms


Radio and wake up facility on TV
Colour Satellite TV with Remote Control
En-suite shower, toilet & wash basin
Either twin or double beds
Tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms
Pay to view movie channel, Guest link, Internet facility

Location and Contact Details

Sun City is in the North West province of South Africa, within an easy drive of Johannesburg. Take the Rustenburg road from Johannesburg, and then the N4 toll road.

From there, take the Sun City off ramp onto the R556, and follow the sign posts.

Sun City Map

Physical Address
Sun City, South Africa

Postal Address

P O Box 2, Sun City, 0316, South Africa

Contact Numbers

Sun City Resort (014) 557-1000
International callers: +27 14 557 1000

The Palace of The Lost City
(014) 557-3111
International callers: +27 14 557-3111

The Cascades
(014) 557-3447
International callers: +27 14 557-3447

Sun City Hotel
(014) 557-4210
International callers: +27 14 557-4210

Sun City Cabanas
(014) 557-1885
International callers: +27 14 557-1885

Events & Incentives Office - Groups and Conferences
Telephone : (014) 557-1353 (National & International Enquiries)
International callers: +27 14 557-1353
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