Visiting the bridge by day is totally different to visiting it by night. During day time, you just hear the build up to the volcano "erupting" with all the animals shouting out warning signs. At night time it is all lit up and they tell you a lovely story about the eruption. The bridge is guarded by mightly African Elephants, on either side. This bridge links the Entertainment Centre to the Valley of the waves. On the hour throughout the day it will start rumbing giving the impression that its a erupting volcano, but be sure to be there at least 10 minutes before the time.
This was the last of the hotels in the complex to be built. It was designed by a lady from the USA and all the statues and fountains were done by world renowned SA artist Danie de Jager. Just visiting this place is breath taking.
There is a lot of birds of prey at the Kamp Kwena which gets release and they fly back to the kids that release them. They have some animals here for the kids to check out and the interaction of the birds is some of the things that the kids can do.
For those who love to gamble, Sun City does have a huge casino surrounded by resort style facilities and even a big Tidal Pool for the kids to play at while you are playing. The complex also has golf courses. To reach the resort and gambling casino, you have to ride a short train ride from the entrance. There are 338 rooms and four suites, and all the standard rooms at The Palace of the Lost City have an entrance foyer, en-suite bathroom, lounge and seating area, air-conditioning, radio, tv, telephone, safe, minibar and butler station.
If you want to go on a safari, but don't really want to rough it, I would then suggest, you book at Sun City. You can have a safari at Pilanisberg , where you will be able to see the big five, and have the luxury to go back to your hotel, where you will be pampered, play golf, and catch a show the evening.
There is a few different Bird Aviaries as you walk around the hotel area in the Gary Player Golf Coarse Facility. There is really great selection of beautiful birds in the various aviaries , so if you a bird lover be sure not to miss this.
Adjoining the Resort, is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park, which will delight game viewers as it is a malaria free zone and home to the Big 5.
Game Trackers, specialist Wildlife Safari's Tour Operators are situated at the Welcome Centre and guests of Sun City Resort can also enjoy personalised game viewing at the neighbouring 55 000-hectare, malaria free Pilanesberg National Park. There are several wildlife options for guests to choose from.
When I was here we choose to go Bakubung. There is other gates like Kwa Maritane.
There is a shabeen in the cultural village at Sun City. It`s really nice as the food is nice and atmosphere is nice. This is just like a shabeen in the townships as you can buy your beers and the food is what you`ll find in a shabeen like pap and gravy with steak and they also got stuff like steak and chips ,burgers and things like that. There is a Dj there that plays music so you welcome to dance and enjoy yourself.
I never would even imagine a place like this at Sun City but I have to say I enjoyed visiting there.
I booked to go for a game drive here at Bakubung which I totally enjoyed. It was a 3 hour drive in which we saw alot Elephant , Rhino , Lion and various antelope. We also had the option of have a bush braai there after the game drive but we didn`t do it as it was too cold. The game drive started at 3pm and finished at 6pm , they offered us blankets and juice and water when on the game drive.
At the Bakubung lodge there is a nice restaurant there if you want to have dinner or lunch there before or after the game drive.
I booked the Bakubung game drive when I stayed at Authentic French Guest House which was about half the price Sun City was charging for the same game drive.
Take a walk down to waterworld where the jetties and boats are located and you will see these large fish lazing around in the lake. The highlight is when the cafe manager puts on a show for his patrons. He throws some bread scraps into the lake and turmoil breaks loose as the fish go on a rampage.
Worth the price of a coffee, or you can bring your own bread.
The animal farm was very popular with young and old. It contained a South African farmyard with goats etc and had pathways where you could get up close to the animals. Nearby was the aviary where the birds pf prey, macaw and a variety of other birds were housed.
We were in Sun City late May and just in time to see the Wave Pool in operation as the next day it was to close down for winter. It is an amazing place and much larger than I imagined, a small ocean and beach in the middle of Africa, many hundreds of miles from the Ocean. The waves come up regularly, with sound, and it is like being at the beach.
With a background of the Palace on one side and lush forest and vegetation on other sides it really is something to see. Within the grounds and close to the pool are the Amphitheatre, Royal Bath,Observation Bar etc.
The Entertainment Centre covers a broad range of entertainment for all age groups ranging from amusement arcade games, movie zone showing the recent blockbusters, a great selection of retail shops from fashion to pharmacy.
The centre also has a section containing some very good fast food/ market cafes which provide excellent meals catering for all tastes and ages. The Pizza, Indian and chicken outlets were very popular and catered for inhouse or take away.
Just what every parent wants, somewhere for the kids to play and be supervised whilst you have a few hours for yourself. The supervised activity programme for all children aged 2 to 12 years is something most children appreciate.
A nice walk through the grounds of the Cabanas Hotel will bring you to the lake and the jetties, ferry, canoes, jet-skis, water skiing, and other water activities. This is a great place to take your children as there are activities for them as well as adults.
The free Waterworld Cruise operates twice daily at 12:00 and 16:30 hours.
There is also a cafe and gift store.