Sun City – an African oasis

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As you pull into the reserve, an impressive sight awaits – grand architecture and swaying palm trees create quite the contrast against the dull background!  You have reached Sun City, an African oasis.

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Sun City is situated between the Elands River and Pilanesberg, about a two hour drive from Johannesburg. It is the ideal spot for luxurious weekend away or maybe a fun family break. There is plenty to do both day and night. You can also view the Big 5 in the Pilanesberg National Park, enjoy a hot air balloon ride, play a round of golf or just laze by one of the amazing pools.



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The resort consists of 4 hotels:

The Cabanas – 3 Star:

The Cabanas are situated next to the Waterworld Lake and has recently undergone renovations. It now incorporates modern finishes and pops of colour which offers a pleasant change from the African theme running throughout the resort.

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Visitors have a choice between a twin or family room. The family room is suited for families with kids under 12 while the twin rooms are a bit better for families with teenage kids.  In the mornings, guests can enjoy a delicious English breakfast at the Palm Terrace restaurant.

Soho Hotel – 4 Star:

Pick the Soho Hotel if you want to be close to the action! This was the first hotel on the resort and offers immediate access to the casino and the other resort entertainment.

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The hotel itself offers a choice of 340 rooms, including presidential suites to luxury twin and family rooms.  Wake up to beautiful pool or lake views and enjoy a daily buffet breakfast.

After a fun-filled day, sit down for a lovely dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants or head for the casino and try your luck.  Other activities include dance club’s, cocktail bars and live music.  There is never a dull moment at the Soho Hotel!

Cascades Hotel – 5 Star:

The name Cascades actually originates from the waterfalls around the hotel, offering a lush tropical paradise and tranquility amongst the business of the resort.  You will regularly encounter monkeys and birds which can cause for much excitement on your afternoon walk!

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The 5 star hotel offers 241 luxury rooms overlooking the lovely gardens and beach pool area.  Enjoy around the clock room service, drinks on the terrace and other special touches throughout your stay.

Be sure to make use of the hotel concierge service to assist with daily activities or any day trip bookings that you might require.

The Palace – 5 Star:

The world class Palace is one of Africa’s most sought after five star hotels.  It is a true symbol of African luxury, transporting you to an African Kingdom from years gone by.

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The hotel has 335 suites and rooms with breathtaking views of the jungle and water.  There is also a luxury pool hidden by swaying palm trees.  Visitors can enjoy the finest cuisine at some of the best restaurants.

When you stay at The Palace, the Valley of the Waves is at your doorstep and can be reached by taking the lovely walkways through the resort’s jungle.

A World Within A City

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You can never go wrong with choosing Sun City for either a family holiday or a romantic getaway.  Amazing accommodation, activities abound, delicious food, sunset safaris, drinks with breathtaking views, African wildlife, sun and laughter – what more do you want.

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Budget weekend in Durban

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You can definitely pull off a budget weekend in Durban!  So you’ve saved some cash booking your flights through us.  Clever start already. Travel is not cheap but on even a tiny budget you can still enjoy your getaway weekend in Durbs.  Follow our rules below and you might even leave with cash in your pocket!

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Save on accommodation

Besides travel costs, accommodation will take the biggest gulp of your weekend budget.  Try to hustle cheap or even free accommodation by phoning family, friends, grannies and aunties.  If you don’t have any connections in the area, booking affordable accommodation online has never been easier.  Use Airbnb for accommodation in your price range or try Couchsurfing.com to find locals in the area that is willing to accommodate you for the weekend.  You will most certainly find something within your budget!



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Eat cheap

Durban is legendary for its curry shops and bunny chow vendors.  Ask the locals for the best deals in town without having to go to bed hungry.  On the Sat morning make sure to visit the I Heart Market in front of the Moses Mabhiba Stadium, one of Durban’s best and biggest food and craft markets.  Other budget-friendly restaurants worth a visit is the Brittania Hotel on Umgeni Road as well as the Surf Riders Food Shack on North Beach.  We’re talking meals between R45 and R70 – perfect!

Party on Florida Road

The famous party stretch, packed with bars, restaurants and clubs.  You will be sure to find great drink specials to help your budget even further along.  Make sure you’re there for Happy Hour between 5pm – 6pm.  You are for certain in for a dangerously good time.

 

Nature calls

If you’re a nature-lover, Durban with its sub-tropical climate is definitely worth exploring.  A visit to the Durban Botanical Gardens will open your eyes to the province’s interesting plant life and offers a great opportunity for a picnic.  At the Beachwood Mangrove Nature Reserve you can feast your eyes on an incredible wetland environment featuring wading birds, crustaceans, mudskippers and other critters.

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If you want to stick to the indoors, be sure to visit Durban’s Natural Science Museum, one of the best in the country.

Hit the Promenade

The Durban promenade is one of the most happening spots in Durban, especially after its refurbishment for the 2010 World Cup.  Perfect for your budget getaway the promenade is extremely pocket-friendly with fish ‘n chips shops, stalls and vendors as well as a whole host of cheap entertainment options.

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Rent a bicycle a see sights while getting some exercise!  And if you still have energy left, why not join one of the free Zumba or Yoga classes offered right there.

If you do your homework ahead of time it is possible to save cash without having to compromise on entertainment and a good time away.

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Things to do in Cape Town for under R50

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It’s December and everyone is in a festive mood but that can quickly give way to stress if money is a main concern.  Treating yourself or your family over the holidays should not cost you an arm and a leg – or drive you to an anxiety attack!  There are plenty things to enjoy and do across the Mother City that will keep you, and your wallet, smiling all the way.  Plus you get to explore the gorgeousness of Cape Town and everything it has to offer!  Book your flights to Cape Town today!

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Here is our list for things to do in Cape Town for under R50 (or even for free!):
  • Enjoy a lovely picnic on any of Cape Town’s many beaches
  • Take a hike up Lions Head, enjoy the sunrise or sunset AND get those legs moving.  While you’re at it, why not search for Wally’s Cave!
  • Take a historic walk through the Company Gardens and don’t forget a snack for the cute squirrels
  • Join First Thursdays on every first Thursday of the month for a cultural experience of Cape Town’s many galleries and other attractions all while you take in the local nightlife
  • Spoil yourself to a cup of coffee at the best coffee shop in the world!  Truth Coffee is situated in Buitenkant Street and was crowned as the best in the world by The Telegraph.  They sure know their coffee.
  • Take a day out to Silvermine for a lovely swim in the reservoir and a day in the sun.  Entry is only R40 per adult and R20 for kids.
  • Close your ears and go watch the noon gun fire at 12pm.  This gun has been firing everyday at noontime since 1864. Simply follow the signs in the Bo-Kaap.  Entry is free.
  • Light a fire and kick back with some friends for a fantastic braai at Oudekraal or Maidens Cove. You will be surrounded by amazing views of the mountain and crystal clear blue water.  Get there early to secure your spot!
  • Have a beer at arguably the oldest pub in Cape Town, Perseverance Tavern.  The pub has been serving beer since 1808 and amongst the regulars were SA’s most colonial figure, Cecil John Rhodes. The beer is cold so don’t wait!
  • Take a train ride along the Southern Line rail route and hop on and off between Cape Town and Simons Town.  Stop at Muizenberg for a surf, Kalk Bay for some fish and chips or Boulders Beach for a meeting with the local penguins.
  • Explore the V&A Waterfront on foot.  Grab a map from the information centre and off you go.
  • Bring the kids and join Promenade Mondays at Queens Beach parking lot in Sea Point.  You will need a skateboard, rollerblades or even a bicycle in order to make the most of this outing.  A fun way to explore the promenade!
  • Visit the Hout Bay Harbour Market on weekends and have a stroll through the crafted gifts, locally made curios and amazing food.  You will also be entertained by live music absolutely free!
  • The Green Point Urban park is a fantastic family-friendly area for a picnic, a walk, a run or simply just lazing around.  There are plenty to keep the little ones entertained – outdoor gym, a play park and lots of water features.
  • Practice your golf swing at the River Club in Observatory.
  • Take a scenic run along the promenade all the way to Clifton and back.
  • Indulge in some of the award-winning wines the Cape has to offer by visiting one of the many wine estates for a tasting experience.
  • Brush up on your history with a visit to one of Cape Town’s many Iziko Museums.  Here you can experience anything from million year old fossils to a space-like experience at the Planetarium.
  • Stretch those muscles and breathe with a free yoga class at Yoga Life in the Waterkant.  Free classes available on Sunday, Monday and Thursday.
  • Take a drive to Blouberg and enjoy the views of the mountain and a proper ice-cream!
  • Visit Addis in Cape Town and experience a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony (with popcorn!).
  • Scratch around for gemstones and the V&A’s scratch patch.
  • Get your Springbok rugby fix by visiting the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum housing the biggest collection of memorabilia in the world.
  • Visit Rhodes Memorial, a memorial built for the world’s most powerful men of his time, Cecil John Rhodes.
  • Catch a movie at the oldest cinema in South Africa, the Labia Theatre.
This list should keep you busy!  No excuses for not having a really jolly time!

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