I seriously cannot believe that I am the same age (ish) as Sun City – but good things were made back in the 70’s, so I don’t feel that bad any more!
So, Happy Birthday Sun City! They certainly marked the dawning of a new era in leisure and entertainment for South Africa back in the day and launched by hotel magnate Sol Kerzner, Sun City instantly captured the hearts and imaginations of entertainment-hungry South Africans.
For the first time, they could explore the previously forbidden delights of topless extravaganza dancers, concerts by international bands and artists, and the thrill of glamour gambling.
Over time, Sun City has evolved into one of the most exciting and all-encompassing entertainment and leisure destinations in the country. It is where wildlife, vibrant nightlife, golf, outdoor adventure, an award-winning spa, a world-class casino and adrenaline pumping fun for all ages combine in one spectacular location. Sun City also borders the game-rich and malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park where visitors can spot the Big Five in their natural habitat from hot air balloons, in safari vehicles, on foot or on mountain bikes.
“After four decades, we are still inspired to give our guests experiences that will live long in their hearts and memories” explains Raul de Lima, Resort General Manager at Sun City. “Our 40th anniversary is certainly an auspicious milestone that we will celebrate with a supercharged line-up of entertainment and events during the course of the year.”
Sun City has recently undergone an ambitious multi-million Rand refurbishment to revitalise its iconic appeal and ensure that it retains its rightful place as South Africa’s entertainment mecca.
Find out more about Sun City right here…
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