Sun City Casino Review

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sun-city-casino-screenshotProvince : North west
Address : Sun City, North West Province
Phone : +27 14 557 1000
Fax : +27 14 557 4210
Email :
Website :

Directions From O.R. Tambo International Airport (± 160km)

  • Approximate driving time 2 hour/s

  • Head south, 650m

  • Take the 2nd right, 350m

  • Take the ramp to Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R21, 220m

  • Keep left at the fork to continue toward Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R21 and merge onto Albertina Sisulu Fwy/R21, 600m

  • Take the exit onto R21, 36.2km

  • Take exit 134 to merge onto Danie Joubert Fwy/N1 toward Polokwane Partial toll road, 22.5km

  • Slight left at Platinum Hwy/N4 (signs for Rustenburg), 63.7km

  • Take the exit toward R556, 550m

  • Turn right at R556 (signs for Bapong), 79.9km

  • Turn right Entering toll zone in 3km, 4.1km


Sun City Hotel Resort is considered the flagship of Sun International gambling and hotel group. The resort was established in 1979 deep in the Pilanesburg Mountains which was then part of the semi-governed Bophutatswana, to escape South Africa’s anti-gambling laws. Over the years, as laws changed in the country and the area was annexed into South Africa’s land, Sun City became the most popular resort for visitors and locals seeking non-stop gambling and entertainment in one of the most beautiful corners of the world.

Sun City, made up of the original complex and the later-added Lost City and Palace Hotel, is used to stage some of the country’s top live shows, pageants, sporting events and competitions. Gambling action is hot, accommodation is luxurious and the nightlife is second to none at Sun City.

The Casino Sun City’s gaming options are regarded among the very best in South Africa. Visitors travel from Johannesburg and all over the country to try their luck on the many games on offer in this dazzling complex which is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year. The main casino is complemented by the Harlequin’s Smoking Casino, the Salon Prive and the International Room, and players can enjoy snacks and drinks from the Sun Café during their gaming sessions.

The hundreds of slot games offered at Sun City Casino are among the most advanced in the world, using smart gaming technology for safe and easy use. The slot machines have denominations ranging from 2c (on the main floor) to R100 (in the Salon Prive), and many of them are linked to ongoing promotions where players can earn points and claim top prizes such as tickets to sports events, show tickets or accommodation offers.

There are 30 table games situated at the casino, available for play from 1 pm each day. Games include Blackjack, punto banco, midi punto banco and European Roulette, which offers wagering limits up to R500 in the Salon Prive.

The Prive itself offers exclusive gaming entertainment for MVGs seeking higher stakes and bigger perks. The International Room is used for especially high stakes and only those with an invitation can enter.

Restaurant and bar

Sun City offers a long list of restaurants and bars, ranging from fast food outlets to traditional cuisines of multiple nations, five star dining and more. Bars are situated all over the resort, and offer anything from morning tea to nightcaps. Restaurants include the King’s Tower, The Calabash, 4th Street Café, The Raj, the Crocodile Lounge and more. The Village Food Court is filled with the country’s favourite restaurant brands and offers something for everyone.

Accommodation There are a number of options for visitors who wish to stay at Sun City, from the tropical tranquility of the Cascades Hotel to the five star Palace of the Lost City, considered one of the best hotels in the world. In addition, Sun City offers the more family oriented Cabanas with 380 comfortable rooms, the Sun City Hotel for four star glitz and glam and the Sun City Vacation Club with three different types of self-catering accommodation.

Entertainment Facilities Sun City is a resort that never sleeps, offering round the clock entertainment to everyone who walks through its gates. Some of the biggest names in the entertainment world have performed in Sun City, from Elton John to Frank Sinatra. The events venues are huge, from the Superbowl Arena to the Sun City Theatre. Other activities include two world class golf courses, tennis, squash, and various watersports, quad biking and more. Visit the Pilanesburg Nature Reserve to enjoy a true African safari or the Valley of Waves beach.

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