Frequently Asked Questions
Do children stay for free at Sun City?
Yes, all children under the age of 12 who are sharing a room with their parents stay for free at all the hotels. Please note that while breakfast for adults is included, children’s breakfasts incur an additional charge.
How long is the drive from Johannesburg to Sun City?
It is a distance of 200km (about 125 miles) from Johannesburg, which takes approximately 2.5 hours.
Can we go on a day safari at Sun City?
Yes, the Pilanesberg National Park is an easy 15km (9 mile) drive from Sun City. Trips can easily be arranged prior to travel or when you arrive at Sun City.
Does the Pilanesberg National Park have the Big 5?
Yes, it has elephant, rhino, Cape buffalo, leopard and lion. It is also home to cheetah.
Do I have to take precautions against malaria?
No, Sun City and the Pilanesberg National Park are completely malaria-free.
Can more than two adults share a room?
Yes, Sun City allows up to three adults to share a room but please check for availability as only certain rooms can accommodate this number of adult guests. For more on accommodation at Sun City, please see our selection of hotel accommodation
Will we have complimentary access to the Valley of Waves from all hotels?
Yes, all guests can enjoy the facilities at the Valley of Waves. The Grand Pool, however, is only available to guests of The Palace of the Lost City
Do I need to book all activities and tours prior to arrival?
No, all arrangements can be made at the Welcome Centre when you arrive. Read more about activities at Sun City.
Which hotel is best for small children?
The Cabanas is the most family-friendly accommodation but all the hotels welcome children of all ages.
Are there facilities for the disabled at Sun City?
Yes, all the hotels have rooms suitable for paraplegics that include specially adapted en suite bathrooms with necessary handrails.
If I am unable to secure accommodation at Sun City, are there other places to stay around the resort and can I visit for the day?
Yes, there are several other hotels and lodges within an hour’s drive from Sun City, which you can enter as a day visitor. Two of the closest are Kwa Maritane and Bakubung.