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Sun City Cabanas Hotel

3* Luxury Accommodation in Sun City and the Pilanesberg National Park.

The Cabanas Hotel lies adjacent to the magnificent Waterworld Lake in the Sun City complex. Recently redecorated, its laidback atmosphere, spacious design, and vibrant contemporary décor will have you feeling like you’re on a tropical island vacation. The Cabanas Hotel provides various accommodation options, from standard twin rooms to ground floor, lake facing rooms, as well as wheelchair accessible rooms. Each room offers a spectacular view either of Waterworld Lake or the beautiful gardens, and the room rate covers the full breakfast buffet as well as unrestricted access to Sun City’s Valley of Waves. Whether it’s loads of action you’re after or sheer unadulterated relaxation, the Cabanas Hotel is the ultimate holiday destination for the whole family. Explore the wonders of the nearby Pilanesberg National Park by day, renowned worldwide for its thrilling diversity of bird- and wildlife, including the Big 5. Enjoy an electrifying cabaret show or take your chances with Lady Luck in one of Sun City’s many casinos by night. Chill with a long, cool cocktail alongside the crystal-clear pool as Figaro, the Hotel’s resident Blue Crane entertains with his antics. Forget all about your hectic city life with a chill sunset cruise on Waterworld Lake. For lovers of water sports, there are jet-skiing, water-skiing and windsurfing. While the kids can enjoy countless hours of structured fun at Kamp Kwena – set on the Cabanas lawn - which features an animal farmyard, fully-equipped games centre, and adventure playground.

Sun City is ideally located within the greater Pilanesberg, approximately 90 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg and just 30 minutes’ drive from the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, a certified malaria-free wildlife area.



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Cabanas Chalets:

Sun City’s accommodation choices have been expanded to now include the rustic Cabanas Chalets. Located 750m before the Cabanas hotel, the lodge is nestled beside the Letsatsi bush, close to the resort’s popular Shebeen and Cultural Village.

A minimum of 2 nights stay is required when staying on any of the following dates:

01, 02, May '20 inc., or 02,03, May '20 inc.

A minimum of 3 nights stay is required when staying on any of the following dates:
01 Jan ’20 inc.  & 01, 02 Jan ’20 inc
09, 10, 11 Apr '20 inc., or 10, 11, 12 Apr '20 inc., or 11, 12, 13 Apr ’20 inc., or 12, 13, 14 Apr ’20 inc.,
24, 25, 26 Apr '20 inc., or 25, 26, 27 Apr '20 inc., or 26, 27, 28 Apr ’20 inc.
07, 08, 09 Aug '20 inc., or 08, 09, 10 Aug '20 inc.

Standard Twin Room
26 sqm

Accessible Room
29 sqm

Twin Lake Facing Room
26 sqm

Standard Family Room
29 sqm

Upstairs Lake Family Room
29 sqm

Ground Lake Family Room
29 sqm

Standard Room Features
  • Flat screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Universal plug points (voltage 220/240V)
  • Air conditioning
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Desk
  • Lake or garden views
Standard Room Services
  • Buffet breakfast included - dependant on rate
  • Complimentary access to Valley of Waves
  • Ironing and laundry service (surcharge)
  • Daily housekeeping


Welcome Centre


The Valley of Waves

The Welcome Centre is located at the entrance to the Entertainment Centre. It offers services ranging from booking and confirming bus tickets, flights, car hire, game drives and all other adventure activities. Computicket is also located here for theatre, cinema and concert tickets.   The Valley of Waves is the central feature of Sun City. It is one of the most advanced water parks in the world, dominated by the Roaring Lagoon, a wave pool with a palm-fringed beach. All Resort residents enter the park free of charge by presenting their resident cards. Day visitors pay an entrance fee to the park. Read more about the Valley of Waves.

The Entertainment Centre


Gary Player Golf Club | Course

The hub of entertainment and gaming at Sun City, the Entertainment Centre has a variety of restaurants and bars, a kid's games arcade, cinema and the well known Superbowl which has hosted world famous artists. A number of stores can be found here to suit your every need. Click here for a full list of shops available at Sun City.The slots only Casino is also located at the Entertainment Centre and offers the latest in Smart Card operated machines. Find out more about gaming at Sun City.   The Gary Player Country Club overlooks the magnificent Golf Course. This world renowned course was designed by Gary Player, and is the home of the Nedbank Golf Challenge, an annual golf tournament held at the resort. This is an 18 hole, par 72 walking course, with a 5km running trail along the course. The Gary Player Country Club incorporates a Pro Shop, a health spa and gymnasium, two squash courts and a spinning studio. Read more about the Gary Player Country Club and Golf Course.
Please note: The Gary Player Golf Course is closed on Mondays for routine maintenance.

Safari | Wildlife


The Lost City Golf Club | Course

Adjoining the Sun City 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 can also enjoy personalised game viewing at the neighbouring 55 000-hectare Pilanesberg National Park. Elephant encounters can also be booked at the Welcome Centre. Read more about the safari options available.   This state-of-the-art clubhouse is a short walk from The Palace of the Lost City. 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, features a water hazard of 20 live Nile crocodiles on the 13th hole and offers facilities such as a driving range, and golf Pro Shop. Read more about the Lost City Country Club and Golf Course.
Please note: The Lost City Golf Course is closed on Tuesdays for routine maintenance.

Health Spa

Gary Player Health Spa
This ultra luxurious health spa is located at the Gary Player Country Club and is the perfect setting to relax and enjoy a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, hydro bath, Vichy Shower, spa-pool and steam room. The fully equipped gym also offers personal trainers. Read more about the Gary Player Health Spa.
  Royal Salon
The Royal Salon is located on the second floor of The Palace of the Lost City Hotel. A top team of stylists are on hand as well as beauty therapists for manicures, pedicures and facials. Massages are offered either at The Palace Pool Deck or in the comfort of your room. Read more about the Royal Salon.


Palm Terrace
Everyday full breakfast buffet in family environment. Dinner buffet with different themed menu every night. Supervised kids play area during service time. Live entertainment on Tuesdays and Sundays. Please note: The Palm Terrace Restaurant will be closed for dinner from the 19th of May to the 25th of August 2008 (both days inclusive). The restaurant remains open daily for breakfast from 06h30 to 11h00.
  Pool Bar
Situated on a terrace overlooking the swimming pool, light snacks served.
Dress: Casual
  Treasure Island Snack Bar
Serves sandwiches and snacks.
Open daily

Meetings | Conferences


The Palm Terrace


The Waterworld Picnic Lawn

This restaurant consist of an A, B and C station. The restaurant has an area that is not covered. The maximum number of people the venue can accommodate is 500. The C-station is often privatized for groups. Maximum capacity under cover is 180 people.   This venue is situated on the larger part of the lawn in front of the luxury rooms and adjacent to the mini golf. Groups can enjoy a picnic lunch and and this venue can accommodate up to 600 people.

The Lake Side Picnic Lawn


Shebeen | Business Partner Venue ♦

This venue is situated on the smaller part of the lawn in front of the standard rooms and adjacent to where they launch the parasailing. Groups can enjoy a picnic lunch and the venue can accommodate up to 200 people.   Enjoy food and drink the traditional township way. This venue can be privatized for up to 250 people. For smaller groups, sections of the venue can be privatized, however, please note that the venue will still be open to the public.

The Cabanas Boardroom


Zulu Hut Experience | Business Partner Venue ♦

This venue is ideal for planning meetings and can accommodate up to 12 people.   From traditional story telling to hand washing ceremonies, experience this unique dining experience.

Business Partner Venue ♦

Cultural Village
Enjoy a braai in the traditional sense.

Child Care | Activities

  • Baby sitter
  • Playgrond
  • Cots
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Animal Farm
  • Kids Programme
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Aviary



Sun City Resort is set in the stark ruggedness of the North West Region of South Africa, and is surrounded by mountains and the untamed majesty of the African bushveld. It is a wedge-shot away from the Pilanesberg National Park, where elephants, rhinos, lions and antelope roam freely. Warm to hot and dry. Average temperatures ?C
Jan - May High 36, Low 26
Jun - Sep High 28, Low 12
Oct - Dec High 36, Low 26

Experience the legendary glitz and glamour of the Sun City Casino. Opened in 1979, Sun City Casino has evolved with the times and the latest technology and popular games combine in a spectacle of round-the-clock thrills for both experienced and first-time gamers. Recently refurbished, the Sun City Casino features hundreds of exciting slot machines and over 40 popular table games. And if you’re a Sun MVG cardholders, you enjoy even more benefits, including exclusive access to the Salon Privé and VIP gaming.

Cash desk facilities and ATMs are available at the Sun City Casino and the Bureau de Change accepts all major currencies. However, please note that a passport is required for any foreign exchange transactions.
Sun City Events & Entertainment
Throughout its history, Sun City is best known for showcasing the most spectacular events in South Africa. Having hosted some of the biggest names in entertainment - from Elton John, Sarah Brightman, Queen and Michael Bublé - Sun City events span the gamut from family entertainment to sporting and lifestyle events.

Whether you’re up for music concerts or beach parties, dancing to the hypnotic beats of South Africa’s hottest DJs or treating the kids to a movie, there’s always something to do at Sun City.

The Heritage Golf Championships
15 - Mar - 25 Sep 2019
Price: R100 per player

We are proud to confirm the 2019 schedule for The Heritage Golf Championships presented by Sun International.

With 22 of South Africa’s top rated Golf Clubs awarding us prime weekend times, this year’s Heritage Golf Championships is proving to be a winning formula for the Series and Sun International. This Golf Course buy-in follows on the success of the 2018 Series.

Event Schedule
Dates Golf Course Contact
22 June Silver Lakes +27 12 809 0281
29 June Pecanwood +27 12 244 8080
6 July Beachwood Golf Club
Members can book 7 days in advance, guests can book 3 days in advance but must be playing with a member.
+27 31 564 4257
27 July Serengeti Golf Estate +27 11 552 7200
3 August Royal Johannesburg East Course +27 11 640 3021
3 August Royal Johannesburg West Course +27 11 640 3021
10 August Umhlali Golf Club +27 32 947 1181
17 August Bryanston Country Club
Members Only
+27 11 706 1361
24 August Centurion Golf Club +27 12 665 0279
31 August Durban Country Club
Members can book 7 days in advance, guests can book 3 days in advance but must be playing with a member.
+27 31 313 1716
7 September Dainfern Golf Club +27 11 875 0432
14 September Mount Edgecombe | The Woods
Members Only
+27 31 539 5330
KZN Final
15 September Mount Edgecombe | The Woods
National Final
24 September Gary Player Country Club

1 Jun 2019
Ticket:  R415 per person

Take a 25tolife SAMA trip into the past, the present and the future of SA’s music industry on 1 June 2019.

Join South Africans as they celebrate our music industry talent in Sun City through an award show to remember. Get your ticket from Ticketpro or watch as its broadcasted live on SABC1. Either way, it’s going to be a party!

Heineken PGA Pro-Am
23 - 28 Jun 2019
Amateur: From R9 587 per golfer
Pro: From R3 712 per golfer

Experience. Celebrate. Challenge.

Sun International in association with Heineken SA and Sun Bet are proud to bring you a new, exciting, bigger and better PGA Pro Am. Join us as we tee it up for 72 holes over 2 of SA's iconic golf courses, the Gary Player Country Club golf course and the Lost City Golf Course at Sun City from the 23rd to 28th of June 2019. "Open your World" to a refreshed championship and enjoy an "Ice Cold Heineken" with your friends!

Get your 3 ball team together and encourage your Local PGA Professional to be your teams Pro or if you are an individual golfer and you would like to compete over 72 Holes we will pair you up with 2 other amateurs and a PGA Pro. Entries are limited.

Tournament Information
A team consists of 1 Pro and 3 Amateur Golfers. If you don't have a Pro, the PGA will provide on for you. Priority of Pro's as follows:

  • PGA Members
  • Apprentices, preference as follows: Post Graduate, Pending Graduate, Year 2, Year 2, Year 1.
Tournament Format
  • 72 Holes
  • 4-ball Alliance Stablefors with 2 scores to count
  • Pro Individual Stableford
  • Pro's play off scratch and all Amateurs play off a handicap of 75% of the calculated course handicap. Max. 24 (Men). Max. 36 (Ladies)
  • All amateurs require an Official Handicap to participate
  • All golfers will play each course twice
Nedbank Amateur Golf Challenge
1 - 11 July 2019
Africa's Amateur
Sun International and Sun City welcomes you to enter the 2019 edition of the Nedbank Amateur Golf Challenge. Join us for another fun-filled and exciting golf tournament with great prizes up for grabs!

Join us for another funfilled and exciting golf tournament as we celebrate Sun City's 40th Birthday! "Africa's Amateur" is a permanent fixture on the golfing calendar. This exciting amateur golf challenge has thrilled and delighted amateur golfers for more than 2 decades, and will be played on two of South Africa’s iconic courses: the Gary Player Country Club and the Lost City Golf Course.

Tournament Format
  • Individual stableford scoring over 54 holes of golf
  • The first 18 holes you have the opportunity to play with friends or family
  • The final round will split in two.
  • The top half will play for the Championship on the Gary Player Country Club golf course, the bottom half will play for the Plate on Lost City Golf Course
Bestmed Cycle 4 Cansa
24 & 25 Aug 2019

Sun City Resort
Tickets: From R250 per person

The Bestmed Cycle4CANSA Championship, presented by Optimum Financial Services at Sun City on 24 and 25 August 2019, is offering a 20% early bird entry discount for riders who enter before 4 December 2018.

Good news for riders is that the organisation has kept the entry fees for all the weekend events unchanged from 2018, and cyclists who commit to the event early (before 4 December 2018) will receive a further 20% discount on their entries.

The Bestmed Cycle4CANSA presents a whole weekend of cycling activities and next year will see the 22nd staging of the popular event.

The Road Championship offers distances of 103km and 70km and takes place on Sunday, 25 August. The MTB Championship, which presents 25km and 50km route options, fills the Saturday slot (24 August) over the weekend cycling festival.

The road race route is fast and flat and boasts road closure on various sections. The road surface is immaculate throughout and the roads are quiet. Because the race takes place on a Sunday, traffic volumes are low and courtesy of great buy-in from local mines their mine trucks don’t run on race day.

The Bestmed Cycle4Cansa Road Championship is a premier seeding event for the Cape Town Cycle Tour and the event has to date raised in excess of R4 Million for the Cancer Association of South Africa.

Come and join us for a fun filled, action packed weekend with loads of prizes up for grabs. Gain free access to Sun City and the Valley of Waves on both the race days.

Road Classic Entry Fees:

103km: R415
70km: R310
1km Kids: R60

MTB Classic Entry Fees:

50km: R310
25km: R250

Last Man Standing Individual 2019
20 - 22 Sep 2019

Sun City Resort
South Africa

Tickets: R875 per person

Will You Be The Last Man Standing?
Mirror mirror on the wall, who’s the fittest of them all?

This September, Sun City will be turned into a fitness fairground as the country’s toughest athletes battle it out for the title of ‘Last Man Standing’.

As one of the most popular functional fitness competitions in Africa, Last Man Standing invites all athletes and fitness enthusiasts to compete in a multi-stage contest that will test a range of fitness skills over three gruelling days. Make no mistake, this is not an open-air aerobics class or fitness conference! Through a series of knock-out challenges, this three-day sports competition, which takes place from 20-22 September at Sun City Resort, has been designed to find South Africa’s fittest athlete.

Who Can Enter?
Whether you’re part of a registered functional fitness community or not, Last Man Standing is open to both novice and elite athletes. Catering to various fitness levels and strength capabilities, entrants can choose the division that is most compatible with their experience and skill. 

The divisions include:
  • Beginner: Men + Women
  • Intermediate: Men + Women
  • Elite: Men + Women
  • NEW Masters division: ages 35-44 – Men + Women
  • NEW Masters division: age 45+ - Men + Women
What To Expect
The Last Man Standing functional fitness competition gives entrants the opportunity to experience what it feels like to be a professional athlete. This three-day Sun City event is packed with obstacles, running events and fitness challenges that have been designed to international functional fitness standards. As one of the premier sports competitions in Africa, Last Man Standing combines fitness and fun in one!

Event Programme:

Friday, 20 September
14h00 – 17h00: Registration
18h00: Athlete briefing

The Nedbank Golf Challenge
14- 17 November 2019

The Gary Player Country Club is acknowledged as a difficult and demanding course. Since 1981 it has been home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The course requires stamina and accuracy from players.

Off the back markers the course measures over 7 000 metres which makes it one of the longest in the world. But a variety of tees make it possible to shorten the course and render playable for all levels of golfers. A distinguishing feature of the course is its green's complexes, with strategically placed bunkers, swales and mounds that protect the super slick clover shaped greens. With pristine perfect kikuyu fairways and excellent bent grass greens the course is kept in perfect condition all year round.

The Nedbank Golf Challenge is one of the highlights of the South African sporting calendar. In a 38 year history, the event has featured the biggest names in world golf. With 64 players, playing over 4 days, for a purse of .5 million. The tournament takes place from the 14-17 November 2019 and forms part of the Rolex Series on the European Tour and the penultimate event on the Race to Dubai.

Saturday, 21 September
06h30 – 07h30: Registration
08h30: Competition starts

Sunday, 22 September
08h30: Competition starts
16h00: Finals
19h30: Athlete’s after-party

Entry Details
Entries Close: TBC

Hotel Services
  • Free WiFi
  • 24-hour reception desk
  • ATM on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Newspapers
  • On-site parking
  • Free bus shuttle service in resort
  • Outdoor pool
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Non-smoking rooms only
  • Unlimited free access to Valley of Waves


  • A minimum of 2 nights stay is required over weekends, i.e. Friday and Saturday night. Requests for Thursday and Friday or Saturday and Sunday night stays will be evaluated and is subject to availability.


  • Rates are quoted per room, per night, inclusive of the following:
  • Accommodation
  • Full English Breakfast
  • VAT at 15% (subject to change)
  • 1% Tourism Levy applicable on the accommodation portion of the rate
  • Complimentary entry into the Valley of waves and shuttle services within the resort


  • 2 Adults and 2 Children 17 years* and under, on a sleeper Couch, including Breakfast for a maximum of 2 Children.
  • 1 Adult and 2 Children 17 years and under, on a sleeper couch, will be charged the single room rate including Breakfast for a maximum of 2 Children.
  • 1 Adult with 3 Children will be charged the Double room rate including Breakfast for Children.
  • * The ages of the children as at the date of check-in at the Hotel i.e. a child 17 years, 11 months will fall in the category “17 years and under”.


  • 0 – 2 years - No charge
  • 3 – 12 years - 50% of adult rate
  • 13 – 18 years - Full Adult rate

The third adult sharing in a Family Category room & Luxury Chalet room pays 50% of the Double rate, inclusive of English breakfast.

MEAL PRICES: (Meal prices are inclusive of 15% VAT and quoted per person)

English Continental Cost Menu Cost Menu
Palm Terrace   (2019) R190 (2020) R 190 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Chalet Restaurant   (2019) R190 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A


  • The rates are quoted per room, per night in South African Rand
  • Sun International reserves the right to amend the rates to reflect any adjustments to the rate and to VAT levied or any levies imposed by the government or levied by any other body.
  • Day use rooms are available subject to the discretion of the Hotel Management. Confirmed day use rates will be quoted on request


  • The following discounts will be granted for guests who reside in the same hotel as the group.
  • In respect to those accompanying 15-29 full-paying guests, one complimentary single room on a bed and breakfast basis
  • In respect to those accompanying 30-69 full-paying guests, two complimentary single rooms on a bed and breakfast basis
  • In respect to those accompanying 70 or more full-paying guests, three complimentary single rooms on a bed and breakfast basis
  • The complimentary rooms can be used for tour leaders, bona fide local tour guides, drivers and/or charter flight crew members or as a discount against the group account.


  • These meals are to be taken at the same restaurant / function venue as the group. This excludes beverages and meals at concessionaire restaurants / venues.
  • The number of tour leaders / guides who qualify for complimentary meals will be based on the same number of complimentary rooms for tour leaders / guides as per the policy above.
  • The dedicated tour leader/ guide must be clearly identified on the rooming list submitted prior to arrival.
  • Complimentary buffet or set menu lunch and/or dinner pre-booked with the Hotel Event Manager will be granted for bona fide tour leaders/guides when accompanying the group for the duration of groups stay.
  • Rates designated as DOUBLE are applicable to two adults sharing a room, while rates designated as SINGLE under the same heading are applicable to a single adult occupying a room.


  • Full payment is required 40 days prior to arrival.
  • For bookings made within 40 days of arrival, full payment is required on confirmation of the booking.
  • Please be advised that cancellation less than 7 days prior to arrival will be charged a 1 nights accommodation fee.
  • In the event of a non-arrival on the day1 night’s accommodation fee will be charged.
  • Refunds are subject to a 10% administration fee.






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Additional Info

  • Restaurant: Yes
  • Safari's | Open Vehicles: Yes
  • Dinner Bed & Breakfast Included: Yes
  • Self Catering Option: No
  • Room Types Available: Standard • Lake • Standard Family • Ground & Upstairs Lake Family Rooms
  • Restaurant | Bar On-site: Yes
  • Discounted Rates: Yes
  • Malaria Free: Yes
  • Big 5 Game Viewing: Yes
  • Spa On-site: Yes
  • Wi-Fi | Internet Lounge: Yes
  • Boma | Bush Dinner: No
  • Child Friendly: Yes
  • Communual Pool: Yes
  • Private Deck | Balcony: Yes
  • Television | Satellite: Yes
  • Air-Conditioning: Yes
  • Mini-bar in Room: Yes
  • Mini Safe: Yes
  • Conference Facilities: Yes
  • Curio | Gift Shop: Yes

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