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A South African Holiday Resort

Sun City, a world class resort, with a combination of features unmatched anywhere, draws thousands of visitors each year to its four top-quality hotels, a Vacation Club plus magnificent sporting and recreational facilities including 2 world class golf courses, and the magical Lost City water-park, The Valley of Waves. Only 187 km from Johannesburg, the resort, situated in the bushveld of South Africa’s North West Province, is surrounded by the imposing mountains of the Pilanesberg, where the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Game Park is home to South Africa’s Big 5 – Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo.

Palace of the Lost City

The Palace of the Lost City, fabled to be the royal residence of an ancient king, is truly the most extraordinary hotel in the world. The Palace lavishes its guests with 5-star service, and is luxurious in every facet of its fabulous architecture. The Palace is adorned with exquisite mosaics, frescoes, hand painted ceilings and works of art you would find nowhere else in the world.

Nestled within the ruggedly beautiful surrounds of South Africa’s North West Province, The Palace of the Lost City is conveniently postitioned to cater to every need. The North West region is renowned for its abundant wildlife and the Pilandsberg National Park.

The Cascades Hotel

Lush gardens, tropical birds and water features give The Cascades its unique and relaxing atmosphere. A sophisticated and elegant hotel, with a private beach and tanning island by the pool. All rooms face the tropical splendour of The Cascades garden and pools. Explore the Cascades Fantasy Garden to find hidden adventure.

Sun City Hotel

In the heart of the bushveld, overlooking valleys and surrounded by mountains, lies South Africa’s Sun City Hotel. With spacious rooms and exotic cuisine in any of the themed restaurants, this hotel embodies perfect luxury. Try a Big 5 safari, let the Sun City Casino dazzle you with its exciting slot machines and tables, take a ride with spectacular shows in The Sun City Theatre or travel the short distance to Johannesburg.

The Cabanas

The most relaxed and casual of all Sun City’s Hotels, The Cabanas opens out onto lush gardens leading down to the lake and Waterworld with its lake side beach.

The refreshing, laid back ambience of the Cabanas is the immediate impression one receives upon welcome.

Facilities & Activities

Sun City has dazzled the international community with its glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities & star-studded spectaculars. The full variety of entertainment on offer ranges from slots to safaris; the theatre extravaganza to a games arcade for children; horse riding to golf, the Valley of Waves to The Lost City… whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Sun City.

THE VALLEY OF WAVES

The Valley of Waves is the central feature of the Lost City at Sun City. Part of the magical legend of the Lost City.

It is one of the most advanced water parks in the world, dominated by the Roaring Lagoon, a 6 500-square metre (7560-square yards) wave pool with a palm-fringed beach. Hydraulic mechanisms can generate a 1,8 metre (6 feet 8 inches) wave every 90 seconds. When waves are not generated, a bobbing cycle is generated in a diamond pattern.

All Resort residents enter the park free of charge by presenting their resident cards. For all day visitors there is an entrance fee to the park.

The water park has five exhilarating flume rides:

From the aptly named Temple of Courage, swimmers drop a heart-stopping 17 meters (57 feet) down a 70-meter (233 feet) chute, hurtle under a bridge and splash into a small pool at the foot of the slide.

The Tarantula and the Scorpion are body slides, and the Viper and the Mamba are flume rides where the swimmers float on large inflated tubes.

The Lazy River is a gentle tube ride that flows endlessly round a kidney-shaped island.

On the island is an ethnic village with a clothing store, a sweet shop and a fast food outlet, as well as a pool and playground for children.

The Royal Bath is a swimming pool that is also open to both day visitors and Resort residents. The large pool is adjacent to an amphitheatre, which can accommodate an audience of over 800. On the pool deck the Observatory Bar offers exotic cocktails and is covered by an antique dome.

Facilities at the Valley of Waves include well-equipped changing rooms, a locker service and a clinic for treating minor medical emergencies. In spite of the breathtaking nature of some of the rides, safety is paramount and lifeguards are on duty in the park throughout the day.

The Valley of Waves Times

* The Valley of Waves will be closed to the public on the 3rd and 5th of February 2009 due to a conference group. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

* The Valley of Waves will be closing at 14:00 on the 23rd February 2009.

The Valley of Waves is open daily from 10h00 until 17h00 in winter and 09h00 until 18h00 in summer. However, the park will be closed for annual maintenance between the following dates:

01 May 2009 – 26 June 2009 (both dates inclusive) 01 May 2010 – 30 June 2010 (both dates inclusive)

The Bridge of Time is the route to and from the Valley of Waves, through the magnificent Kong Gates onto the Monkey Spring Plaza. This bridge which erupts every hour in a display of Volcanic activity.

The Botanical Garden Trails go around and through the different forests surrounding the Valley of Waves, a Rain Forest, Baobab Forest, the Jacaranda and the Tropical Forest. All contain rare plant varieties. The Sway Bridge, Adventure Paths, Hidden Cave Water Falls and other exciting walkways are in the Garden.

THE GOLF COURSES

The Sun City Resort proudly boasts 2 world class 18 hole championship golf courses. The Gary Player Golf Course. The Gary Player Golf Course needs no introduction, this world renown course was designed by Gary Player, and is the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, an annual golf tournament with total prize money of US $4 385 000. This is an 18 hole, par 72 walking course, with a 5km running trail along the course.

The Gary Player Country Club overlooks this magnificent golf course and incorporates a Pro Shop, a Health spa and gymnasium, two squash courts and a spinning studio. At the Health Spa you can indulge in hair and beauty treatments, hydro bath, Vichy Shower, spa-pool and steam room. The fully equipped gym also offers personal trainers.

The Lost City Golf Course The Lost City Golf Course was also designed by famed South African golfing figure, Gary Player. This spectacular par-72 course is a cart course, complete with a state-of-the-art clubhouse, and is a short stroll from The Palace of the Lost City. It features a water hazard of 20 live Nile crocodiles on the 13th hole and offers facilities such as a driving range, and a Golf Pro Shop.

THE CASINO AND SLOTS

The Casino – Tables games Based in the Sun City hotel in the centre of the Resort, Sun City’s two casino areas now cater for smoking and non-smoking guests. A Smartcard cashless gaming system is run for the convenience and pleasure of the patrons. The Casino is open from 13h00 weekdays and 11h00 weekends. Cash Desk Facilities are available at both areas and the Bureau de Change will accept all major currencies. A passport is required for all foreign exchange transactions.

Tables players can enjoy Blackjack, American Roulette, Poker, and Punto Banco. There is a Salon Prive where the stakes are higher and the International Room, which is reserved for games with very high limits and is by invitation only.

The Slots There are two separate Slots operations, one based in the Entertainment Centre and one in the Sun City hotel. Both areas have both a Smoking and Non smoking floor. Sun City Slots are amongst the most progressive in the world incorporating all the new technological advances and entertainment features.

The Slots Prive for higher denomination play is available in the Sun City Hotel.

As part of the Sun International group, the Most Valued Guest “MVG” gaming loyalty programme is valid at Sun City and offers a host of rewarding offers. MVG Desks are available in the Entertainment Centre and the Sun City Hotel.

THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

Visitors can find the latest in entertainment and gaming in the Entertainment Centre, plus a wide range of fast food outlets, restaurants and children’s facilities. These range from a variety of restaurants, a kiddies games arcade, to Slots floors and the Superbowl which boasts performances by world famous artists.

FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Moviezone Offer first-run movies as well as family fare. Located on the upper level of the Entertainment Centre, Moviezone is open 7 days a week with 4 movies split over two cinemas at various show times.

A wide range of video and interactive games are available in the Magic Company Games Arcade for children of all ages.

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Kamp Kwena Creche Relax and enjoy all that Sun City has to offer knowing your children are in safe hands at the Kamp Kwena Crèche. Open to children aged 0 to 12, the Crèche offers various activities to keep your child entertained. Located on the upper level of the Entertainment Centre, the Crèche is open Sunday to Thursday from 10h00 to 23h00 and Fridays and Saturdays from 10h00 to 01h00.

TEENAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Chirp Parties have finally found a home at Club Chirp on the upper level of the Entertainment Centre. Open for teenagers aged 13 – 17, Club Chirp is a secure environment for teens looking to meet new people and make new friends. Strictly no one over 18 years and no alcohol. Club Chirp is open every Friday and Saturday night from 19h00 – 01h00 and 7 days a week during school holidays.

ADULT ENTERTAINMENT

Trader Horn’s Action Bar is definitely the place to be. Open 7 days a week from 17h00 until close, Trader Horns boasts big screens with live sporting events and a live band every evening, except Mondays. They also have a 3-hour Happy Hour, Sunday to Friday, from 17h00 – 20h00. Trader Horns is situated on the upper level of the Entertainment Centre.

Silhouette nightclub is an upmarket club providing evening entertainment and an atmosphere to rival most nightclubs is South Africa. Located on the upper level of the Entertainment Centre Silhouette operates on Friday and Saturday nights only from 23h00 until close.

SHOPPING

Jen Kahn For the latest ladies fashions and accessories.

Sun City Collection T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring logo bearing of Sun City logo, gifts and souvenirs.

Preview Shoes A designer collection of shoes and accessories.

Lorenzi A designer collection of handbags and accessories.

Schwartz Jewellers Well – known in South Africa for fine gems and jewellery.

Indaba African Home wares and gifts produced by local artists.

All Things Nice Sweets, cold drinks, chocolates for all who have sweet tooth.

Sun City Pharmacy Medication, general amenities, gifts and Film Developing Centre.

CNA A wide selection of local and international magazines. Gifts, books and cards for special occasions

Look Africa Casual clothing and curios.

Castle of Toys A large selection of Toys for all girls and boys.

In Decent Woman A shop that stocked only quality, natural fabrics, the best cotton and linen clothing and accessories.

Gags A large variety of gimmicks and gags.

WELCOME CENTRE

Situated at the entrance to the Entertainment Centre, the sole function of the Welcome Centre is to meet the needs of every visitor to the Resort. It is a one-stop shop offering services ranging from booking and confirming bus tickets, flights, car hire, game drives and other adventure activities.

Computicket, a branch of the on-line booking service, is available at the Welcome Centre for theatre, cinema and concerts tickets, both in the Sun City Superbowl and all major centres in Southern Africa.

Game Trackers The Gametrackers desk is also located in the Welcome Centre. Gametrackers offer a variety of activities which include: • Game Drives (Day and night game drives can be booked, with private game drive vehicles available for groups.) • Hot-air Balloon flights • Elephant Interaction • Elephant Back Safaris

Gametrackers also do bookings for the Outdoor Adventure Centre, where the following are offered: • Drumming • Archery • Clay Pigeon Shooting • Quad Biking All park related activities take place in the 55,000 hectare, malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. The park has a wide variety of African wildlife including the Big Five – lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard – and borders the north eastern end of the Resort.

The Palace of the Lost City Tours Book your tour of The Palace at the Welcome Centre, these are conducted daily except over peak season.

For further information on the tour and on bookings of the Resort’s activities, contact the Welcome Centre Information Desk on 27-14-557 1544/3382.

OUTDOOR FACILITIES

Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary A large, scenic crocodile sanctuary situated at the entrance of Sun City and is home to over 7000 crocs including the two largest captive Nile crocodiles in the world. Feeding shows daily at 16h30. Coffee Shop and Curio Shop is also available.

The Village People Cultural Experience Arts & Crafts Centre Different cultures and tribes of Southern Africa, highlighting the day-to-day living in a rural area through song, dance, identifying varieties of traditional dress and sampling the traditional food. Traditional Arts and Crafts made on site and sold in the Curio Shop.

Butterfly World Situated at The Cultural Village. Enter a world of charm and magnificence; surround yourself with the beauty of butterflies. Please obtain the key from the Cultural Village Curios Shop.

Segway Is a fun riding machine. The Segway Safari is a customised guided tour of Sun City’s gardens and world famous golf courses. Imagine effortlessly gliding along laid out trails next to the African bush, observing and enjoying the variety of attractions. No experience is necessary. Segway is located next to the tennis courts behind The Cascades swimming pool.

Zipslide The Extreme Adventure Slide! 280 metres high, 2 kilometres long & reach speeds up to 120 km/h! An adventure not to be missed, book at Welcome Centre.

Horse Riding Stables Horse riding takes place in a small section of a Private Game Park, suitable for the beginner to the novice, accompanied by a groom.

THE HOTELS

THE CABANAS

Set in the same gardens where Sun City Hotel is, conveniently close to the lakeshore and the children’s playground, is the Sun City Cabanas, a family-orientated hotel. Facilities include a pool, restaurants and bars.

FACILITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT

Cabanas Hotel has a large swimming pool and a children’s pool with a lifeguard in attendance daily.

Children can enjoy facilities such as mini-golf, mini cars, bumper boats, trampolines and fully equipped children’s playground on the lakeshore of the Cabanas lawns.

A bird aviary housing exotic species allows visitors to see the birds in closed quarters.

The Animal World is ideal for younger children with various farm animals and Birds of Prey display. The animals are fed daily from 11h00 and children allowed to pet the farm animals.

Finder’s Keepers, situated next to Kamp Kwena Fort, offers guests an opportunity to dig for prizes in a big sandpit.

Waterworld Combine the excitement of parachuting, the thrill of water sports and parasailing. Let the expert instructors teach you how to water-ski or wake board. Ride a wave on a jet ski. A daily cruise around the private lake is a great way to enjoy a sundowner. Mini cars, Putt – Putt, Trampolines, Bumper Boats and Play Ground are all the exciting activities surrounding the lake.

Steam Train Rides ‘Stimela’ Train ride that goes passed the Cabanas Aviary and over a small part of the Waterworld lake observe the Impala, Ostrich, Nyala which live in this tranquility world.

Kamp Kwena Fort – Children’s programme This is an active fun-filled children’s programme for ages 4 – 12 years. This is a great way to meet new friends and have fun doing playful and exciting things. There are two sessions daily, mornings and afternoons. Bring the children to a well-managed, safe and educational environment. Night sessions for Children and Teens available during the peak seasons.

Thula Baba – Professional baby-sitting and Chaperone service Day and Night babysitting service and supervised outings, as well as Chaperone service for the Senior Citizen and the Wheelchair bound.

Shopping – Cabanas Collection General amenities, beach wear, sweets and accessories located next to the reception.

Waterworld Beachwear Shop For beachwear and accessories.

SUN CITY HOTEL

The Sun City Hotel, the original Resort hotel, is set in a manicured garden overlooking the Gary Player Golf Course. The Sun City Casino and the Sun City Theatre are located in this hotel, along with a wide range of restaurants.

FACILITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT

The Sun City Hotel has a large swimming pool and a children’s pool with a lifeguard in attendance daily.

SUN CITY THEATRE

The hit show “Let There Be Rock” is on at the Sun City Theater every Tuesday to Saturday at 20h30 and every Sunday at 15h00 until the 31st of January 2009. Tickets can be bought through Computicket.

Harlequin’s Enjoy live entertainment Tuesday to Sundays, between 22h00 and 01h00 in Harlequin’s Bar, in the Smoking Casino. Harlequins open daily from 11h00 until close.

Jogging and Cycling Trails 3km – 5km tracks are laid out along The Gary Player and Lost City Golf Course. The scenic trail is marked according to distance and direction.

Shopping – Tigers eye African gifts and souvenirs available for your Sun City momento.

Heaven Kiosk Sweets, cold drinks, chocolates and general amenities.

Heaven Express A 24 hours shop where you can purchase Cigar and Cigarettes, and your last minutes amenities such Tie and socks.

THE CASCADES

The luxurious Cascades Hotel towers above luxuriant gardens with abundant varieties of flora and fauna. A stroll through the picturesque gardens or aviary, filled with birdsong, will expose you to the timeless romance of this gracious hotel.

FACILITIES

The Pool The Cascades Hotel has a heated and a cold swimming pool with lifeguards on attendance daily.

Tennis Eleven tennis courts, five of which are floodlit. Coaching is available from the resident tennis professional. Tennis Pro Shop and refreshments available at the Tennis Club House.

Squash Courts & Spinning Studios There are two squash courts and a spinning studio adjacent to the Gary Player Country Club.

Bird Aviary Situated next to The Tennis Courts, a must visit for the bird enthusiast.

THE PALACE OF THE LOST CITY AT SUN CITY

Sun City’s flagship hotel, The Palace of the Lost City, takes its architectural and interior themes from a lavish lost African tribe fantasy. It is one of the “Leading Hotels of the World” and one of the most beautifully situated in the World. Each room is luxuriously appointed and fitted with individually crafted furniture. In its position at the head of the Lost City, The Palace is set amid lush vegetation in superb landscaping that has achieved its Botanical Garden status in South Africa.

PALACE EXECUTIVE BUSINESS CENTRE

The Palace Executive Business Centre is situated in the Elephant Wing of the hotel. Operating hours: Monday to Saturday 07h00 – 22h00, Sundays 07h00 – 20h00, Public Holidays 07h00 – 15h00

FACILITIES

The Palace has a beautifully appointed swimming pool with a lifeguard in attendance daily.

Shopping The Palace Collection Hand-made knits and distinctive T-shirts and sweatshirts featuring exclusive designs and motifs inspired by the architecture of the Palace. All logo-bearing items are sold exclusively from the Palace Collection.

Tigers Eye African gifts and souvenirs, works of art produced by the local artists

Charles Greig Jewellers Well – known in South Africa for fine gems and jewellery.

The Lost City Pro-Shop Golf Accessories available with the Lost City logo.

THE VACATION CLUB The Vacation Club is run by RCI and is the ideal family holiday destination. Enjoying most of the facilities that Sun City has to offer.

The Deli is a mini supermarket to cater for all last minute self- catering needs.

For more information on the new units contact the Sun International Vacation Club Sales office on 012 460 2539 or visit the Vacation Club desk in the Entertainment Centre.

Child Care

THE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT

Kamp Kwena Creche

Relax and enjoy all that Sun City has to offer knowing your children are in safe hands at the Kamp Kwena Crèche. Open to children aged 0 to 12, the Crèche offers various activities to keep your child entertained. Located on the upper level of the Entertainment Centre, the Crèche is open Sunday to Thursday from 10h00 to 23h00 and Fridays and Saturdays from 10h00 to 01h00.

Magic Company Games Arcade

The Entertainment Centre has a games arcade that will delight the heart of both children and adults alike. A wide range of video and interactive games available.

Thula Baba – Professional baby-sitting and Chaperone service

Day and Night babysitting service and supervised outings, as well as Chaperone service for the Senior Citizen and the Wheelchair bound.

TEENAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Chirp Parties have finally found a home at Club Chirp on the upper level of the Entertainment Centre. Open for teenagers aged 13 – 17, Club Chirp is a secure environment for teens looking to meet new people and make new friends. Strictly no one over 18 years and no alcohol. Club Chirp is open every Friday and Saturday night from 19h00 – 01h00 and 7 days a week during school holidays.

RESORT

Waterworld

Combine the excitement of parachuting, the thrill of water sports and parasailing. Let the expert instructors teach you how to water-ski or wake board. Ride a wave on a jet ski. A daily cruise around the private lake is a great way to enjoy a sundowner. Mini cars, Putt – Putt, Trampolines, Bumper Boats and Play Ground are all the exciting activities surrounding the lake.

Steam Train Ride ‘Stimela’

 Train ride that goes passed the Cabanas Aviary and over a small part of the Waterworld lake observe the Impala, Ostrich, Nyala which live in this tranquility world.

Kamp Kwena Fort – Children’s programme

This is an active fun-filled children’s programme for ages 4 – 12 years. This is a great way to meet new friends and have fun doing playful and exciting things. There are two sessions daily, mornings and afternoons. Bring the children to a well-managed, safe and educational environment. Night sessions for Children and Teens available during the peak seasons.

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