Water Activities

Sun City is South Africa’s premier vacation resort. Not for nothing is it known as Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure.

In addition to the swimming pools located at each of the 4 hotels at the resort, SunCity offers a multitude of thrilling water activities.

Waterworld, situated at the man-made Sun City Lake, offers parasailing, water-skiing, wake boarding and gentle lake cruises.

The Valley of the Waves at Sun City’s Lost City is one of the resorts major drawcards. Featuring a large wave pool, capable of generating 1.8meter waves every 90 seconds, a sandy beach and a number of exciting flume rides, the Valley of the Waves offers fun for the whole family.

The Valley of the Waves at Sun City

Arguably one of Sun City’s most popular attractions, the Vally of the Waves is certainly South Africa’s most advanced water park. This mechanically-generated wave pool and its artificial beach promises fun in the sun for the whole family.

At the heart of the magical Lost City at the Sun City resort, lies the Valley of The Waves - one of the most advanced water parks in the world.

The Valley of the Waves is dominated by the Roaring Lagoon, a large mechanically-generated wave pool, fringed by a sandy, palm-lined beach. Bobbing wave cycles are separated by thrilling 1.8m waves generated every 90 seconds.

Adding to the non-stop fun, there are 5 exciting flume rides. The aptly named Temple of Courage plummets swimmers down a 17 metre shoot that passes beneath a bridge and ends in a small pool. The Tarantula and Scorpion rides are both body slides, while the Mamba and Viper require large inflatable tubes. The Lazy River is far more sedate and has swimmers gliding along gently on inflatable tubes.

For smaller children, the sparkling pool with central rock feature, slides and spouting water features is ideal.

The Royal Bath swimming pool, adjacent to the Royal Arena amphitheatre, is surrounded by towering ruins and thick jungle foliage. The domed Observatory Bar on the deck nearby offers exciting cocktails and refreshing drinks.

Surrounding the Valley of the Waves, the Botanical Gardens hide a number of unique experiences, including the Sway Bridge, secret adventure paths and the Hidden Cave Falls.

The elephant-lined Bridge of Time and it’s massive wooden doors links the Valley of the Waves to the Entertainment Center. A mock-volcano erupts regularly, complete with lights, smoke and a simulated earthquake.

As an overnight visitor, the Sun City Resort offers free access to the Valley of the Waves. This amazing feature of the Sun City Resort also offers a food court with tasty fast foods for those having too much fun to stop!

Sun City's Waterworld

If it’s thrilling water sports that you’re after, Sun City’s Waterworld will surely not disappoint. Waterworld offers everything from parasailing to wake-boarding and gentle cruises on the man-made lake.

Sun City, unique among resorts, has a combination of features unmatched anywhere in the world and draws thousands of visitors each year. Among the many sporting activities offered, including tennis, horse riding and mountain biking, there are also loads of watersports on offer at Sun City’s Waterworld.

Located on the Sun City Lake – a man-made lake situated near to The Cabanas Hotel - guests can parasail, water ski, canoe and wind surf. Leisurely 30 minute cruises around the lake aboard ‘Tswala’ (meaning ‘friend’ in Tswana) are a more relaxing experience, and great for sundowners.

Other exciting water-based activities include jet skiing, paddle skiing and mini-boat rides. Step up the adrenaline a notch with tube rides and the wake snake.

If you’re travelling with children too young to participate in the watersports, the range of children’s activities including bumper boats and go-karts is not too far off.

The Waterworld facilities are open daily in summer between 9:30am and 18:30pm, and in winter between 9:30am and 17:30pm.

All these water activities can be enjoyed in the year round good weather that South Africa experiences.