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