The Cascades Hotel is the grand old lady of South Africa’s Sun City resort. Set amidst lush tropical forests, the hotel is named after the tumbling streams that flow through the verdant gardens that surround the hotel. The lush foliage not only provides a serene setting for the hotel, but is also home to a variety of colourful tropical birds. A stroll through the forest along one of the many winding footpaths is a relaxing experience that all but erases the presence of the bustling Suncity resort. The hotel’s unique terraced shape is not only immediately identifiable but provides all rooms with a view of either the pool or the gardens. The Cascades Hotel is centrally situated within close proximity of the Entertainment Centre and the Gary Player Golf Course. Sport enthusiasts staying at the Cascades can make use of the nearby tennis and squash courts. In addition, the Gary Player Country Club is adjacent to the hotel and easily accessible for those wishing to play a round of golf or those who want to make use of the health spa. There are 243 rooms at The Cascades as well as 3 swimming pools – one Children’s pool and one heated. The pool area with its tanning island and a small private beach has a distinctly tropical feel with umbrellas, swaying palms and rocky water features. The Cascades hotel is a favourite for understated luxury and elegance.
Hotel Address:Location Summary
- The Cascades Hotel Sun City
- Sun City Resort
- Sun City, North West Province
- South Africa
Because of South Africa’s temperate climate, there’s no best time to visit Sun City. The warm temperatures make it a great year-round destination. The Sun City resort is only two and a half hours outside Johannesburg.
Directions to Hotel
There are no direct flights to Sun City. Ideally, visitors would fly to Johannesburg first and then either rent a vehicle, board a bus or hop onto a Sun City transfer. As the Sun City resort is only two and a half hours outside Johannesburg, it is quite common for guests to rent a vehicle and drive themselves. While this option is the most economical, it is important to note that the roads to Sun City are quite narrow and may lead to slower vehicles getting stuck behind one of the many trucks that make use of this route. Similarly, the same frustrations can be experience when travelling to Sun City by bus. Visitors can catch a bus from either Pretoria or Johannesburg. Sun City transfers are by far the quickest and easiest way to reach the Sun City resort from Johannesburg. Sun City transfers allow you to sit back and enjoy the passing scenery while someone else does the driving. Not only do you get to sit back and relax but the drivers usually know a short cut or two which means you’ll get to Sun City much faster.
Fine Dining on Site
The Cascades has 2 restaurants - Santorini and The Peninsula. Cafe Scalinin offers cafe-style dining while the Vistas Bar serves light meals and refreshing drinks.
Keeping the little ones happy is as easy as pie at Sun City with an exciting range of fun activities. From the supervised play area at Kamp Kwena to Animal World and everything in between. And when mom and dad are suitably exhausted - there's a professional baby-sitting service too.
Waterworld, situated at the man-made Sun City Lake, offers parasailing, water-skiing, wake boarding and gentle lake cruises.
With 2 excellent casinos open daily there's plenty of opportunity to try your hand at the tables or slot machines.
The Sun City resort lies adjacent to one of South Africa's biggest wildlife reserves - the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Not too far away lies another of South Africa's exceptional safari destination - the Madikwe Private Game Reserve. Both reserves are malaria-free and ideal for a family safari.
Sun City has two 18-hole championship golf courses designed to challenge every level of player. Both courses have been designed by South Africa's golfing legend - Gary Player - and offer a superb golfing experience.
Guest Review Highlights
- - Disabled Access
- - Fine Dining on Site
- - Fine Dining Nearby
- - High Speed Internet
- - Child Programs
- - Pool, Indoor
- - Pool, Outdoor
- - Boating
- - Casino Gambling
- - Ecological Tourism
- - Golf Driving Range
- - Golfing
- - Sailing
Best Casino Hotels 2014
Why not stay where you can play? There's no need to roll the dice when you stay at one of the world's best luxury casino resorts and hotels. Luxury casinos offer everything from slots to sports betting...