Sun City Casino is located within Sin City Resort, a surf-and-safari destination situated along the border of the Pilanesberg National Park and only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg. Opened in 1979, the Casino provides 24/7 thrills for both experienced and first-time players. It has recently been refurbished and now offers hundreds of slot machines and more than 40 table games.
Sun MVG cardholders will enjoy additional benefits, such as exclusive access to Salon Privé and VIP gaming. There are tons of other things to do outside of the Casino, including fun water activities in the Valley of Waves, a Big Five safari into the heart of African bush, hot-air balloon rides, game of golf at one of the two world-class golf courses, and action-packed shows and concerts. Sun City Resort is a true one-stop entertainment destination that has it all, and once you visit, it’s more than likely you’ll be coming back.
The Casino floor is populated by more than 850 slot machines featuring a variety of themes and with denominations ranging from 10c to R5. You'll also find generous progressives which have been known to cash out as much as R6 million. Fans of table games get to choose among European and American Roulette, Stud Poker, Blackjack, Punto Banco and Craps. If you're not a seasoned gambler, not to worry; the Sun City School of Gaming will provide free lessons in rules, techniques and etiquette of casino table games. High-rollers can take advantage of the Salon Prive, open 24/7 and featuring video poker, slot machines and table games with high denominations.
There is a variety of promotional activities to participate in any time of the year. Current Memorable Win promo features Wednesday cash and FreePlay draw with a chance to win a share of R1.5 million in cash and cars. Points for entry tickets are won by playing slots or tables with your Sun City card.
Dining and Bars
Sun City Resort’s will spoil you for choice with a huge variety of restaurants and bars. The diverse offering includes luxury fine dining in places such as Plume, Crystal Court and The Peninsula, family restaurants like The Palm Terrace and The Sun Terrace, fast food outlets and themed bars. One can savour steaks and grills at The Grill Room, enjoy a combination of Thai and Chinese food at Ying Tao, go for a seafood feast at Ocean Basket, indulge in authentic Indian cuisine at The Raj, or grab a take-away from the Village Food Court. Tapas platters and refreshing cocktails are on offer at The Palace Pool Deck, Luma Bar & Lounge, Cherry and The Tusk Bar and Lounge, while coffee and cake is being served at Coffee Moment. Visit to The Shebeen will offer an opportunity to taste some authentic South African food, and a romantic candlelit private dinner can be enjoyed in The Palace Gazebo.
The Valley of Waves water park offers family-friendly water activities appealing to guests of all ages. It features attractions such as the Roaring Lagoon - a 6,500 m2 pool with 2-meter high waves generated every 90 seconds, the Temple of Courage which offers an adrenalin rush with a an almost vertical 70-metre slide ending with a splash into a small pool, the Lazy River with a gentle tube ride around an island, and the Royal Baths swimming pool as a place to soak up warm sun rays while sipping a cocktail.
Golfing addicts have a choice of two different golfing experiences. One of the leading South African golf courses, the Gary Player Golf Course, is an 18-hole par-72 walking-only championship course, while the Lost City Golf Course offers a 72-par, 18-hole desert-style course with a water hazard at Hole 13, home to live Nile crocodiles.
A visit to the Motseng Cultural Village, situated within the Resort, is a great way to experience the country’s rich and diverse culture. You'll get introduced to eight main tribes and learn about their history, customs and a way of life. Alternatively, go on a safari in nearby Pilanesberg National Park which stretches over 55,000 hectares and is home to the Big 5.
And in the evenings? Spend the night away at Encore, a slick new club with a live DJ, play pool and enjoy a drink at Vibes, a sports bar and Sun City's hottest hangout, or visit Gentleman's Bar for some exotic entertainment. Sun City Resort is also known for hosting some of the most iconic South African events, such as the Miss South Africa beauty pageant and the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge.