South Africa’s Iconic Sun City to get a Facelift

South Africa’s legendary playground Sun City is due to undergo a dramatic rejuvenation project worth R800 million rand over the course of 2016.

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Photo: Sun City

According to a media release from Pilanesberg National Park, which lies next to the iconic resort, Sun City will offer new food options including a micro-brewery themed gastro pub, as well as a “raft of new entertainment options including arcade games, laser tag, ten pin bowling”.

Source: Sun City.

The popular Valley of Waves has already opened a new 155-metre-long slide, while another slide is due to be added later in the year, bringing the total number of slides to seven.

The facelift will apparently also see Sun City Hotel play host to various “always on” party zones, including a night club, a burlesque club and more restaurants.

The famous Palace at Sun City will get two new and exclusive “invitation only”  casinos – The Palace Villa and The Palace Salon.


“Sun City is the flagship property of Africa’s largest tourism, leisure and gaming group. It has a special place in the hearts of the millions of people who visit the resort each year,” said Mike van Vuuren, the managing executive at Sun City.

”With this substantial investment we strive to continue being unrivalled when it comes to providing our guests with superb hospitality options, great adventure activities and the best local and international entertainment.”

Sun City

The new improved Sun City will be ready for the Nedbank Golf Challenge in November 2016.