When Sol Kerzner developed and opened Sun city exactly 40 years ago, little did we know, that this slice of holiday heaven in the heart of the North West province would become the entertainment and events focal point that has stood the test of time. Sol certainly did!
The further expansion of the resort to include the opening of Sun City vacation club in 1996 was his commitment to providing access to endless entertainment to families from near and far. Affectionately known as the ‘Vegas of South Africa,’ the resort is a mecca of world-class entertainment – where the fun never stops.
Remembering Frank Sinatra
Back in 1981, People.com fondly remembers how Sun City made its first major entertainment coup by luring none other than Frank Sinatra for the inaugural performance of the Sun City Super Bowl. In an era where major artists stayed away from the resort due to segregation laws in South Africa at the time, Sinatra himself famously declared, “I play to all – any color, any creed, drunk, sober.” Since ‘ol’ blue eyes’ lit up the former homelands, the venue continues to host the ‘who’s who’ of global entertainment superstars. By staying close by, at the Sun City vacation club, you can enjoy top acts with superior accommodation a short shuttle bus trip away.
Upcoming Events – your Reason to holiday at Sun City Vacation Club
Throughout the year, Sun City hosts a diverse and exciting range of events, enticing guests to round up the family and embark on a memorable getaway. With both 6 and 8 sleeper luxury options available at the Sun City vacation club, you can make the most of your visit as the entire family take advantage of the Valley of the Waves (included in your accommodation tariff) and numerous other activities throughout the resort. This year, amongst many other highlights, you can look forward to;
- ULT-X Action Sports Fest 15th-17th – March Extreme Sports Extravaganza
- Motown & Afro Night 16th March – The Temptations & The Manhattans
- Sun City Ultra Triathlon 5th May – SA’s top Ultra distance race.
- Nedbank Golf Challenge 14-17th – November Africa’s Top Golf Tournament
Keep an eye out on Sun City’s Events and Entertainment page for an up to date list of what’s on, and how to book your tickets.
Experience the Vegas of South Africa – Stay on the edge of a National Park
You don’t need to fly halfway around the world to get a taste of the Vegas experience. Yet, far from being just another “mini Sin City,”, the resort offers an endless choice of things to do which you can further explore on our Travel Tips blog. There’s always something to do at Sun City, and Sun City vacation club. Adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park, this is your ideal launchpad for an unforgettable family-friendly vacation just 2 hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Mark your event in the family calendar and secure your self-catering accommodation by booking your Sun City vacation club stay today.