Swap the chaotic and
energetic vibe of Johannesburg for the laid-back and fabled ambience of Sun
City! Taking its cue from the myth of a lost African kingdom, the whole setting
of Sun City in the midst of an extinct volcano crater is truly a fantasy world.
Dubbed as South Africa’s Las Vegas, it boasts four hotels including the
imperial-style Palace of The Lost City, plus a casino, a golf estate, and theme
An approximately 2.5-hour
drive from Johannesburg will retreat you to this luxe entertainment complex in
North West Province. This tour mainly provides access to its astonishingly
enormous water park, the Valley of Waves. Modeled to resemble a tropical island
paradise, it’s especially striking for its 6500-square-meter wave pool, known
as Roaring Pool. Featuring the advanced hydraulic technique, it produces
lapping waves of 1.8 meters every 90 minutes, allowing for all water fun
For dare devils, the
star highlight is the Temple of Courage. Climb up to this 17-meter high slide
surrounded by the most scenic views, and then enjoy a nerve-wracking plunge
along a 70-meter chute. Want to experience a ride of a lifetime? Take to tube
slides: Viper and Mamba. Moreover, with body slides like Tarantula, get ready
for some exhilarating spins and twirls along a dark tunnel, prior to a safe
splash down into the pool.
If you’re looking for a
more relaxed water amusement, there are options like Royal Bath whose water is
thought to have healing powers, and Lazy River where you enjoy a tranquil tube ride
across the island’s marvelous sights. The water park is a kids’ favorite as
well, with Adventure Mountain full of child-friendly slides, rides and pool.
After experiencing its
rides and slides, take time to explore its many impressive highlights like the
Bridge of Time, watched over by the massive statues of mighty elephants; Royal
Staircase which connects the water park to the Palace of The Lost City; and Botanical
Gardens sheltering a vast spectrum of indigenous and exotic plant specialties.