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Part 3 of 30 Reasons Why SA is the Ultimate Bucket List Holiday

Part 3 of 30 Reasons, Featuring...

Part 3 of 30 reasons why we believe South Africa is not only one of the best holiday destinations in the world, but also an ultimate bucket list item!

Sun City, The Las Vegas of South Africa

North West Province

Sun City is a luxury and vibrant resort and casino that sits in the North West Province. With four accommodation styles it caters to everyone’s budget:

  • Soho Hotel (Previously known as Sun City Hotel or The Main Hotel);
  • Cascades Hotel;
  • The Cabanas;
  • The luxurious Palace of the Lost City.

Besides the casino, it has two international-standard 18-hole golf courses, a Super Bowl Arena for hosting shows, and the man-made beach, named Valley of Waves.  If golf is not your cup of tea, you may want to challenge someone on the tennis court. Or relax at the spa and wellness center. Alternatively, grab your sunglasses and relax next to the swimming pool why you do some people watching! Or read a book. So many options!

Set in tropical gardens with waterfalls the resort has plenty of restaurants (fine dining included) and shopping opportunities, too!

Also, they offer Big Five game drives and safaris in the nearby Pilanesberg National Game Reserve.

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Soho Hotel
Part 3 of 30 Reasons, Sun City Cascades Hotel Booking Travel Holiday
Cascades Hotel

World's Fastest Zip Slide

North West Province

Looking for a bit of excitement? At 120 km per hour or 75 mph, Sun City has the fastest zip slide in the world.  For about two minutes you will feel like a bird without feeling scared, insecure, or unsafe. What’s more, you’ll want to fly the 2 km again, and again! I was told by someone who has a fear of heights, that it was an “exhilarating experience”. A must-do!

Easy to Get Around

  • The highways are well-maintained and sign-posted which makes a self-drive holiday possible.
  • Re-fuel or re-gas at full-service petrol (gas) stations readily available. 
  • Previously in this article, I mentioned using only reputable taxis. That said, the well-known Uber service is running here too. 
  • Earlier, I mentioned the international airports. In addition to that, booking between airports on domestic flights is easy and domestic airports are available across the country.  For instance, also George, Gqeberha (previously Port Elizabeth), East London, and many more.


  • Wi-fi is widely accessible. 
  • Generally, English is understood everywhere. 

Unsurpassed Aerial Experiences

Western Cape Province

Go on a hot air balloon ride for an amazing and unforgettable memory.  

North West Province

Hot air balloon, Travel Specials


Cycling Holiday Travel

Western Cape Province

I bet you did not know that the very first cycling event outside Europe to be included in the Union Cycliste Internationale‘s Golden Bike Series, was actually the Cape Town Cycle Tour? Previously known as the Cape Argus Cycle Tour the 109 km (68 mi) is cycled by international cyclists from across the world. 

Although South Africa does not have a formal paved network of cycling lanes, it is many a cyclist’s dream holiday. Tour the winelands or go on a wildlife safari… by bike. 

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