Sun City and The Lost City is a huge complex. Sun City is visited by over two million people a year and is only 10 minutes drive from the Pilanesberg National Park, home of the world's third largest population of white rhino.The Sun City complex consists of the original Sun City hotel, the luxury Cascades, the Cabana's family hotel, the Lost City and the Palace of the Lost city in which the three hotels are housed.
There are numerous attractions at the Sun City complex, from gambling halls to huge water features. There is the man-made valley of the waves, a beach complete with waves generated by a huge wave-machine. Just about any watersport is available, from Jet Ski's to bumper-boats.Kids are also catered for at Sun City. Qualified personnel arrange activities for the kids at the Camp Kwena fort. Activities include hunting for treasure, a petting zoo, mini-golf and a well-equipped playground.For the bird lovers the South African Raptor Centre is a must. Demonstrations are held twice daily and include flights of eagles and other raptors of the area.In the botanical gardens visitors can enjoy up to five guided tours a day.
About ten years ago, more than 250 000 plants, including about 5000 trees were planted. Today the gardens look like a tropical forest, even though it's housed in a volcanic crater.In front of the Cascades hotel is the Waterworld complex. It is a huge man-made lake. On it you can participate in just about any water activity known to man. This includes Jet Ski's; self drive boats, pedalboats and para gliding. Water-ski and waterski lessons are also available.The Valley of the Waves is a man-made beach with artificial waves and well worth a visit. It has huge palm trees and real beach sand. Towels can be hired and there are waiters who serve drinks on the beach. Behind the beach are five water-slides.The biggest slide is the "Temple of Courage", a seventy-meter drop into a crystal clear pool below. On the "Sacred River Ride" you can float peacefully around the island and on the "Mamba Ride" you go through an underground cave.