Black Rhino Game Lodge | Pilanesberg National Park
Set within the 58 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park amongst the trees of an old Tamboti forest, Black Rhino Game Lodge is one of South Africa’s most exciting Big 5 eco-tourism destinations.
Only 1, 5 hours’ from Johannesburg and 33 km from Sun City, the Black Rhino suites offer spacious, well-appointed accommodation that is suitable for families or a quiet romantic getaway.
The waterhole in front of the lodge teems with activity and is a popular playground for elephant, buffalo and many other species. Safaris are conducted on the private Black Rhino Concession and access the greater Pilanesberg National Park.
The lovely dining room extends onto various terraces and decks offering a choice of stunning settings to relax and enjoy the bountiful hospitality.
Luxury Suite with 2 comfortable 3/4 beds and designer bathrooms and outside shower. Small lounge suite and patio doors open out into the bushveld. Suites are equipped with an air-conditioner, mini bar, DStv and hot beverage unit.
The main lodge boasts 23 very spacious and luxuriously appointed bedroom suites. Each comfortable air-conditioned suite offers a television, tea/coffee making facilities and private patio that opens out into the bush. Each suite has an open plan bathroom with a closed toilet. There are a separate bath and shower as well as an outdoor shower, with the exception of room 19.
24-hour Security, Laundry Service (Available), Malaria Free, Pool, Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Secure Parking
Air Conditioning, Balcony / Deck, Bath, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Hair Dryer, Mini Bar, Outside Shower, Safe, Satellite / Cable Television, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Television, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card, Room Service
Open Vehicle Safaris per day
Safaris are conducted on the private Black Rhino Concession and access the greater Pilanesberg National Park.
Safaris are offered to lodge guests twice a day – once early morning and again in time for sundowners in the late afternoon, and depending on the time of year you visit, each experience can be unique. Watch the vivid change of the seasons as the green thickets and grasslands give way to the bushveld greys and yellows of autumn. Feel the chilly winter air on your cheeks before sunrise and witness the rebirth of the bush as the first summer rains fall and with it the exciting arrival of lambing season.
Black Rhino Game Lodge on site Restaurant
A great atmosphere at Black Rhino Lodge Both the bar and the atmospheric restaurant opens out onto the viewing deck, where you may also enjoy a meal overlooking the watering hole where you can watch animals coming through to slake their thirst.
Black Rhino Game Lodge serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Dinner can be served either in the Restaurant or the Boma.
Spoken Languages: Afrikaans, English
No. Rooms: 20
Special Interests: Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Wildlife, Wine
Sun City Cabanas Hotel | Sun City
The newly refurbished Cabanas hotel is situated at the Sun City Waterworld Lake, offering guests a contemporary twist and great ‘base’ to explore the resort. As the sun sets over the open spaces and rolling lawns the nights begin at the Cabanas Pool Deck, with chic cocktails and a vibrant island setting.
Top reasons to stay at Cabanas:
•Cabanas is a 3 star hotel offering guests a place to recharge in-between their fun filled days and wild nights exploring the resort.
•Choose from 24 standard lake-facing rooms, 120 standard twin rooms, 32 family lake-facing rooms, 201 family standard rooms and 3 accessible rooms. All bathrooms come standard with a shower only.
•Most of the rooms at the Cabanas have views of the lake, or open up onto tropical gardens of the hotel.
•Enjoy a cocktail or a light lunch at the Cabanas Pool Deck.
•Take a stroll down to the lakeside beach at Waterworld, where you can jetski, water ski, parasail, or catch a sunset cruise.
•Let your children be entertained at Kamp Kwena, play a round of Rock Venture Mini Golf or visit Animal World.
•The Sun City Casino is a 5-minute walk away, located at the neighbouring Soho hotel.
Enjoy views of the Waterworld Lake from the balcony of the upstairs Lake Family Room that sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, with twin beds and a sleeper couch. This comfortable room has air conditioning, a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a desk, tea and coffee facilities, and a mini refrigerator. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower. Rooms with double beds are available on request. Breakfast is served at The Palm Terrace Restaurant daily. Cots are available on request.
The Standard Family room sleeps 2 adults and 2 children. with twin beds and a sleeper couch. This comfortable room has air conditioning, a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a desk, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini refrigerator. There is a en-suite bathroom with shower. Rooms with double beds are available on request. Breakfast is served in the Palm Terrace Restaurant daily. Cots are available on request.
The Lake Facing Family Room at The Cabanas offers simple yet chic modern décor in a comfortable and relaxing environment. The rooms house 2 twin beds, a sleeper couch and a shower. Guests can also take advantage of : fully self-controlled air conditioning, flat screen TV with satellite channels, a desk, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini refrigerator. There is an en-suite bathroom with shower. Rooms with double beds and available on request. Breakfast is served in the Palm Terrace Restaurant daily. Cots are available on request.
The accessible room at Cabanas is easily accessible for wheelchairs. The accommodation includes twin beds and a bathroom with maxi-shower and handrails. Standard features include air conditioning, a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a desk, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini refrigerator. Breakfast is served in the Palm Terrace Restaurant daily.
Relax in the modern décor of this Lake Facing Twin Room at Cabanas that sleeps 2 people, with twin beds. The en-suite bathroom comes with a shower only. Standard features include air conditioning, a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a desk, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini refrigerator. Rooms with double beds are available on request. Breakfast is served in the Palm Terrace Restaurant daily.
The Standard Twin Rooms at Cabanas comes with twin beds that sleeps 2 people. The en-suite bathroom comes with a shower only. Standard features include air conditioning, a flat screen TV with satellite channels, a desk, tea and coffee making facilities and a mini refrigerator. Breakfast is served in The Palm Terrace Restaurant daily.
24-hour Security, Bar, Business Centre, Chapel, Conference Centre, Disability Services, Gym, Internet Access, Kiddies Club, Malaria Free, Mobile Connectivity, Pool, Restaurant, Secure Parking, Spa
Air Conditioning, Disabled Rooms, En-Suite, Mini Bar, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Smoking Rooms, Tea / Coffee, Television
ATM, Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Foreign Exchange, Laundry Service, Travel Desk
The Valley of Waves water park is Sun City’s legendary hub for all kinds of water fun. Offering family-friendly water activities that appeal to adventurers of all ages, there is something for everyone at this iconic Sun City water park. Both day visitors and Sun City Resort guests are invited to enjoy a full day of exciting activities, with a designated children’s area and lifeguards on duty. The main attraction at Valley of Waves is the Roaring Lagoon – a 6 500 square metre wave pool with hydraulic mechanisms that generate waves of nearly 2 metres high every 90 seconds.
Perhaps even more famous than the Valley of Waves, the Temple of Courage promises an exhilarating adrenalin rush with a 17-metre drop down a 70-metre slide. The almost vertical slide takes riders hurtling under a bridge and splashing into a small pool. There are also two body slides – the Tarantula and the Scorpion, and two tube rides – the Viper and the Mamba.
This private adult pool located above The Brew Monkey at the Valley of Waves will inspire you to dive in and swim laps. Surrounded by lush jungle, The Royal Baths is also the perfect place to unwind after an active day at Sun City.
- Operating hours: 08h00 - 19h00 (Valley of Waves times – peak periods) thereafter it will be open as per normal Valley of Waves times
- Free entry to all hotel and Sun Vacation Club residents on presentation of their resident cards
- Day visitor entry fee: R50 (guest will receive an armband for identification)
- Complimentary fruit skewer
- Complimentary non-alcoholic cocktail
- Guest to present ID on request
- Max capacity: 200 people
- Gazebos are available for private massages
- Observatory Bar is exclusively for guests at The Royal Baths
The largest permanent maze in the Southern Hemisphere, The Maze of the Lost City is constructed from artificial stone and wood, creating the illusion of an ancient archaeological discovery. It’s just as much fun for families to explore, as it is for teambuilding and corporate functions. The Maze of the Lost City was added to Sun City Resort in September 2012 and covers a half-acre. The Maze is accessed via a 100 metre-long suspension bridge from the Entertainment Centre, and offers some of the most spectacular views of the resort, particularly of The Palace of the Lost City and the Gary Player Golf Course. When night falls, flaming torches light the paths along the chambers. At the end of The Maze of the Lost City is the Maze Bar that has a selection of ice-cold craft beers on tap. The craft beer menu is updated regularly so you can always expect something new at this unique Sun City maze bar.
This Sun City maze can be hired out for private parties, conferences or as a dining area, hosting up to 200 people.
The Gary Player Country Club Golf Course, designed by Gary Player, is an 18-hole par-72 walking course, with a 5km running trail along the course. Built in an extinct volcanic crater, this immaculate golfing paradise conforms to the stringent US PGA specifications and was recently named South Africa’s Best Golf Course in the World Golf Awards 2015. It is also home to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge which plays host to some of the world’s golfing legends.
When construction of the Sun City Resort began in 1978, the decision was taken to build a golf course that would rival the best in the world. Today, in spite of stiff competition, the Gary Player Country Club is deservedly ranked as one of the most prestigious golf courses on the African continent.
The popularity of the Sun City Resort led to the design and development of the Lost City Country Club. Gary Player was called upon again to extend his professional expertise by designing the golf course. Covered in the hardy Kikuyu grass, much like the Gary Player Country Club golf course at Sun City, the course offers undulating plains, expansive fairways, mountainous areas and small patches of desert. This superlative golf course also offers players a distinctive region covered with a series of lakes that separate the 9th from the final hole. The 13th hole offers a green in the shape of the African continent, complete with a pond that is home to numerous Nile Crocodiles; adding to the true African appeal of this course.
Queue up at the buffet for a family friendly meal at The Palm Terrace. Let the kids play in a supervised play area while mom and dad enjoy a quiet meal.
This one is for Sun City Resort residents only. Open every day, this casual poolside bar keeps your cocktail topped up and serves light meals.
Bed & Breakfast
Spoken Languages: English
No. Rooms: 380
Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Cycling, Golf, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Sports, Watersports, Wildlife
Madikwe River Lodge | Madikwe Game Reserve
Amidst untamed wildlife and endless horizons...
The luxurious Madikwe River Lodge is settled on the banks of Groot Marico River inside the diverse Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West bordering Botswana, surrounded by 75 000ha of breathtaking scenery and endless malaria-free African sand-veld, acacia savannah, river-forests and wildlife. Madikwe's convenient location - only four and a half hours from Gauteng and a mere 45min by aircraft - has ensured its popularity as being easily accessible with excellent service delivery and superb facilities in spectacular bush settings.
Sixteen comfortable and secluded split-level thatched chalets surround the main lodge, each individually decorated to create a rich African feel, with en-suite bathroom and outside shower, full range of guest amenities, separate lounge and private wooden decks overlooking the tranquil forest and river.
An outdoor Boma is located on a central island in the river, accessed by a wooden bridge, with early morning breakfasts served under Acacia trees and fine-dining cuisine under sparkling and smiling stars. Madikwe River Lodge is the ideal venue to host intimate wedding ceremonies amid natural elements in an African ambiance, and very popular for conferencing and incentive group packages with team building activities such as bush dinners, big five spotting, treasure hunts, bird watching programmes, group game drives, game walks, star gazing and swimming.
STANDARD ROOM FEATURES:
En-suite bathrooms with showers.
Bedroom leading onto a private balcony with views overlooking the Groot Marico River.
Range of customised toiletries.
24-hour Security, Bar, Pool
Babysitting Service, Credit Card, Laundry Service