Romance reigns at the magical Sun City over Valentine’s weekend

An atmosphere of romance will reign at Sun International’s magical Sun City resort over the Valentine’s weekend this year. Restaurants at Sun City will be turning up the charm with sumptuous Valentine’s inspired menus, while the scene is set for romance across the resort with an array of experiences for couples, from rejuvenating spa treatments to fun filled Segway tours or a thrilling ride on one of the world’s longest zip lines to an exhilarating balloon safari over the Pilanesberg National Park.

“Sun City is an ideal destination for a romantic escape during the month of love. We have a diverse offering that combines a choice of action packed entertainment, superlative dining experiences, as well as opportunities to relax and enjoy the quietness of nature,” says Raul de Lima, Sun City Resort General Manager, who adds that the resort is a popular destination for marriage proposals. “Our team has been involved in constructing some of the most romantic marriage proposals.”

The newly upgraded Sun City is a vibrant premium lifestyle destination. Set on the shores of a tranquil lake, nestled on the edge of the popular Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City Resort has multiple sides to its dynamic character.

The Pilanesberg National Park is a mere five minutes’ drive from Sun City. The park is not only home to “The Big 5” – lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant – but it is home to 49 major mammal species, including kudu, giraffe, zebra, and impala.

The Valley of Waves water park is great for sunbathing and is renowned for its wave pool and thrilling water slides. The water sports and recreation hub, Waterworld, includes the new Kazooma Raceway and Rock Venture Golf. It also offers a thrilling array of outdoor and water sporting activities such as parasailing, waterskiing, jet-skis, a wake snake, wake boarding and boat rides. Adrenalin Extreme offers heart-pounding, adrenalin-pumping outdoor activities including Drift Trikes, Hovercrafts, the Human Sling Shot and a quad 4×4 challenge.

“Whether you are feeling adventurous or you want something a little more laidback, there is a host of experiences and activities to explore with your loved one at Sun City,” says de Lima.

Accommodation at Sun City includes the refreshed three-star Cabanas hotel, the four star Soho hotel (previously called the Sun City Hotel), the five star Cascades hotel and The Palace. There are over 30 restaurants at the resort.  Many will be offering Valentine’s-inspired menus on 14 February. Offers include a buffet dinner at The Palace’s Crystal Court at R450 per person and a sumptuous set menu at the upscale Grill Room for R750 per person.  Bookings are essential on 014 557 4307.

At the Cascades, couples can enjoy a lavish four course candlelit dinner on the deck overlooking the lush gardens for R1200 per couple, and an invigorating couples massage at the world class Gatsby Spa followed by oysters and sparkling wine also for R1200 per couple. Booking is essential on 014 557 1185.

At Soho, Legends will feature a set menu for R550 per person and the Sun Terrace will offer a South African-themed buffet for R285 per person.

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