Photo: The Gary Player Golf Course
The Nedbank Golf Challenge

Photo: the golf course

Sun City
The lost City

Sun City is set in the stark ruggedness of the North West Region of South Africa, and is surrounded by mountains and the untamed majesty of the African bushveld. It is a wedge-shot away from the Pilanesberg National Park, where elephants, rhinos, lions and antelope roam freely.

A multitude of entertainment options characterize The Sun City Hotel in the heart of the Sun City complex. The Sun City Hotel in South Africa is for those who want to be where the action is - day and night this hotel never stops pumping!

You'll find tempting treats from the Orient at the Orchard restaurant; South Africa 's traditional specialities are served at the Calabash; an interesting selection of light meals and pastries at the Lobby Lounge; peacocks strut past the lavish buffet at the Sun Terrace; and a sophisticated international hotel menu can be enjoyed at Harlequins Restaurant and Bar.

Sun City boasts two world-class 18-hole golf courses designed by South African golf legend Gary Player. Residents have full use of all the facilities at Sun City (except Palace). Free entry to Sun City and Valley of the Waves - Experience one of the largest and most advanced water parks in South Africa. The "Roaring Lagoon" produces a 1.2 metre wave every 90 seconds. Sun seekers can also enjoy a variety of breathtaking rides including the "Temple of Courage", a hair-raising 17 metre drop down a 70 metre shute. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Babysitting on request. Shuttle Bus. Casino. Waterworld. Restaurants. Take Aways. Childrens Games Room and Disco. Tennis. Gym and lots more. Vacation Club residents also qualify for discounts to see the latest Extravaganza. There is a large heated pool now at the Vacation Club

The 340 rooms, face either the Gary Player Golf Course or pool area, with gardens stretching down to Sun City's exciting Waterworld.
Standard Room Features & Amenities : En-suite bathrooms, Mini Bar, Digital encoded safe, Radio, Hairdryer, 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 Luxury rooms open onto the Hotel's lush gardens and smoking or non-smoking rooms are available on request. All Suites are spaciously luxurious with dining facilities, private patios and sun lounging facilities

The luxury rooms at the Sun City Hotel have a lounge and dining area and patio with sun lounger. All suites are luxurious and spacious with dining facilities, and feature private patios with space for lounging in the sun. The Sun City Hotel is the perfect hotel for groups travelling to South Africa, as the Sun City Hotel is reasonably priced, is big enough for groups to be able to stay together, has a central lobby, and is conveniently located for access to the all the amenities of Sun City

Gary Player Country Club:
The Lost City Golf Course lies within the Sun City entertainment complex in the semi-desert of the North-West Province of South Africa. It was designed - like the neighbouring Gary Player Country Club - by South Africa's grand master of golf Gary Player. This 18-hile golf course with a par of 75 is long, difficult and beautiful and belongs to the best in the world.

The clever design and multiple tees make the course equally enjoyable for both the keen novice and the skilled professional.
The course shows many water hazards, a lake among them. The most dangerous water hazard lies at hole 13 (directly at the green), because here a great number of crocodiles is romping about, some more than two metres long. It is not advisable to fish golf balls out of the water, as it usually contains dozens of crocodiles.
On the premises of the Golf Course is the Titleist Golf Academy, run by the professional golfer Teddy. Teddy has twenty years of teaching experience and offers group and individual tuition - if requested, also with video feedback - for any level
Sun City 's Country Club offers comprehensive facilities for golfer and non-golfer alike. Make use of the golf and pro shop, putting green, and health spa whenever you feel like it - the club is open seven days a week. A stay at the Sun City Resort and a round of golf at both golf courses is certainly a 'must do' for any golf addict planning to visit South Africa.