Some of the of the water rides we didn't go on are:
Adventure Mountain – for the kiddies:
This is an area specifically for the kids under 1.2 metres high. There is a splash pool, little mini slides and a few other cool features for the small kiddies.
There are many more too... this is definately a fantasyland, for adults and kids alike. All the rides, no matter how scarey or thrilling they sound, are totally safe.
Strict safety precautions are in place. The photos here are rides we did go on.
This impressive bridge, guarded by mighty elephants, serves to link the Hall of Treasures in the Lost City Entertainment Centre with the Valley of Waves.
In order to protect the incalculable riches which lie hidden in the Hall of Treasures, an ingenious mock-volcano regularly erupts, causing smoke and lava to bellow forth from deep within the Temple of Creation.
This bridge is the link between the Valley of the Waves, and the entertainment center at the Lost City.
It is guarded by sculptured elephants on either side, watching over you as you walk along it! Suddenly, you feel the earth below you move as a mock volcano erupts! There is smoke and lava and a huge noise – a bellow – from the Temple of Creation.
All very fanciful and in good fun :)
There are plenty of sports to partake in at Sun City.
On the lake there is jet-skiing, water skiing and parasailing.
There is a world class golfing range, where world championships are held annually.
The grounds are large, so if you feel like a good walk then this is a perfect (and beautiful) place to do it.
There is an indoor bowling alley and gym for residents too.
There is really no reason NOT to do some form of exercise here.
There are plenty of sports activities for adults and children at the resort.
This area has a variety of quad bikes and scooters for kids to play on.
It is well supervised and safe.
Other family leisure activities are tempin bowling and out put... good for exercise but easy going!
Equipment: They will supply everything you need.
Bets to wear your tackies/trainers/sneakers though!
The golf course is world renowned, and are unquestionably one of the finest courses in Africa, and the world.
International competitions are held annually here, one being the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
One of the most well known South African golfing sportsmen is Gary Player. He was around before the Ernie Els era, and (to me) paved the way for budding sportsmen and women in this field.
He opened the Gary Player Country Club here. It has a health spa, a putting green and gold pro shop for all your necessities.
He helped design the two golf courses. It has 18 holes and is beautiful, not only in it layout, but the views of the surrounding bushveld is spectacular. You feel like you are in the middle of Africa (and of course, you are!)
One thing this course has that others don’t, are live crocodiles at Hole 13! 38 in total. They certainly add a certain excitement to the game!You have to use a gold cart here as the area covers 100 hectares of land, with many water features imbetween.
Whether skilled or a novice, this course is thoroughly enjoyable for all, with coaching available too.
The botanical gardens have a wide variety of flora and fauna. Established in 1998, it today has over 1,6 million different types of shrubs and trees, with about 3,200 different species.
It portrays different regions: Dry region, rain forest, coastal and wetlands.
This is such a stunning ride! Breathtaking even!
You hurtle through dark tunnels (the old diamond and gold mines of an ancient civilisation) on a tube at high speeds, screaming your lungs out!
Great fun if you arent a little claustrophobic!
There are a few pools to laze around, they are large and in excellent condition.
If you are a guest in one of the hotels, it seems they don’t mind if you laze at any of the three hotel pools.
Our favoured pool is naturally the Valley of the Waves :)
It is like a pool for most of the time, and then becomes somehtign different every half an hour, when the mechanic waves start!
It is then like surfing in the sea. Great fun!
This is for me the highlight of this water park. They have huge waves (sometimes reaching 3 metres high), you can surf on them, and swim in them. The beahc has real sand. It does feel strange though to swim in waves that are not salt water though :)
Well this is a world reknowned Golf Coarse. Every Year it hosts the Nedbank Golf Golf Challenge better know as the Million Dollar Challenge where all the Golfing Greats meet for this tournament.
There is a Club House, Driving Range and Golfing Lessons is available.
Equipment: Golf Gear.
Golf Course closed on Mondays.
Golf Course Hours: 06h30 - 18h30
Summer Tee Off: 06h50 - 18h00
Winter Tee Off: 07h30 - 18h00
Golfers are astounded by the breathtaking beauty of the par-72 Lost City Golf course. The rich green fairways give a dramatic contrast to the bushveld backdrop and the barren waste bunkers are a special feature of this intriguing course.
The desert style design of the golf course has an exotic allure all of its own and designer, Gary Player has acknowledged it as one of his favourite courses.
The Lost City Golf Course is flexible: playing off the forward tee a course length of 5 953 metres, extending to 6 983 metres off the back tee. The course provides spectacular views.
Equipment: Golf Gear
Golf Course closed on Tuesdays
Golf Course Hours: 06h30 - 18h30
Summer Tee Off: 06h50 - 16h00
Winter Tee Off: 07h30 - 16h00
I've been lucky enough to play this course before, and suprisingly i didn't do to badly (for an amateur). Featuring the famous 13th hole, over the crocodile pit, this course is kept in pristine condition (as is to be expected of a world class course). the price is about R500 if i remember correctly, and that includes a buggy.
Equipment: Obviously, dress smart... i think they do have clubs for hire, but it ain't gonna be cheap!
The Gary Player Golf Course at Sun City is generally rated in the top 5 in the country - When i was lucky enough to have a round on it, it was THE no.1 course in South Africa, and it's obvious why. The course is always in pristine condition, and it is very challenging, but not impossible. I shot 101 over 18 holes, which i think is fantastic (it included a birdie, too!)
The only reason the course didn't get the better of us, to be honest, was the experience of the caddies we hired - at a cost of R120, worth every penny!
Equipment: We had our own clubs, and obviously only proper golf attire is permitted - no jeans! I do believe they have clubs for hire, and hiring a caddie is optional, though highly recommended! No golf carts are allowed ont he course either, ony walking.
Situated in the middle of the Resort is the international standard championship golf course and what is much better it is available for you to have a round of golf. The course was in peak condition when we visited during May, it looked so good that although we do not play golf we walked several holes.
The course is surrounded by lush vegetation with the occassional monkey appearing and much bird life to be seen. There is a cafe in the clubrooms which overlooks the course and on several days we had lunch at an outside table enjoying the view.
Equipment: Clubs and caddies are available for hire.
All essentials regarding water sports can be hired from Sun City Resort. The Valley of Waves has a shop which has lockers, umbrella's and beach towels.
All golfing equipment can be hired from the Gary Player Golf Pro Shop.
Waterworld also has a shop which hires out all sorts of equipment for almost every water activity.