In the 1980s Sun City constituted a test of integrity for rock and pop stars, as performing in the huge entertainment complex north-west of Johannesburg meant tacitly colluding with the apartheid regime. Nowadays a trip to Sun City needn’t compromise anyone’s ideals – unless you’re strongly opposed to gambling.
The casino is the heart of Sun City, and offers everything you’d expect of a world class gaming facility. Among the multitude of other attractions are a health spa, 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.
Review by Ramesh J, February 2013
Doing what: Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip
Very good driver who also double up as tour guide. He was very keen that we spot all the animals.. He took extra efforts so that we could take good pictures. Thanks to him, we had the best safari
Excellent. The driver was easy to find and very helpful. Our flight was late so were were worried about possible delay - no delay though. He was there. He also was mindful to get the hotel address from us to take us to the right place. After an 18 hour flight, that was much appreciated.
At 3 hours’ drive from central Johannesburg, Sun City needs more than a day trip; fortunately four hotels offer accommodation options for every budget. Complete your stay with big game spotting at the Pilanesberg National Park, which borders the Sun City complex.