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Escape the icy clutches of winter and head north

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Ideas for Sun City winter activities. Escape the icy clutches of winter by heading to Sun City where the mild climate and great mid-winter and mid-week specials will instantly warm your heart.

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Whether you are active and enjoy sports, are an adventurous adrenaline junkie, or just enjoy relaxing in nature, Sun City has an ideal experience for you this winter.

The dry winter months are best for game viewing so nature lovers can spot Africa’s big five – plus cheetah and wild dogs – at the adjacent Pilanesberg National Park. Experienced guides to take you on a Land Rover safari, or even a quad bike tour. For a truly extraordinary experience opt for the scenic hot-air balloon flight at sunrise.

Scenic hot-air balloon flight over the Pilanesberg
Scenic hot-air balloon flight over the Pilanesberg

The magnificent tropical gardens are also an attraction on their own and have been awarded Botanical Garden status, varying from tropical rain forest to various indigenous landscapes. Birders can meander along paths in these differing forest habitats to view a wide range of bird and plant species along with monkeys.

Keep active on the jogging trails or by playing on the floodlit tennis courts. For golfers, there are two 18-hole, Gary Player-designed world-class championship golf courses, both 72 par – the Gary Player Golf Course and The Lost City Golf Course, famous for the live Nile crocodiles on its 13th hole. The brave at heart can try an extreme adventure slide, alone or in tandem, at speeds of up to 120km per hour along a 2km long zip slide which stands 280m above the ground.

The Lost City Golf Course
The Lost City Golf Course

If you’re keen on seeing what Sun City has to offer in a chilled manner, consider taking a Segway tour, either around the lake, which is a popular water sport destination, or – for the more adventurous – go off road and experience a multi-terrain tour.

For bright lights and excitement, visit the always on zone – the Sun City Hotel, which also houses the casino with the latest slot machine technology and gaming tables of roulette, blackjack, poker and baccarat.

Step into a virtual 4D game and immerse yourself in an exciting world of augmented entertainment at the Vortex Virtual Lounge, or try a mystery solving room at Breakout Games, where a group of you need to work together to unlock codes and crack clues to ‘escape’, situated at Sun Central.

The Vortex Virtual Lounge situated at Sun Central
The Vortex Virtual Lounge situated at Sun Central

Whether you escape for a holiday with the whole family or your significant other, or you simply want a workation to escape from the routine boredom of your home office, Sun City offers you a perfect escape plan.

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