Sun City Cabanas

Sun City, South Africa

Virgin rating

The hotel

The Cabanas hotel is ideal for the whole family, offering relaxed, informal, comfortable accommodation in a lush lakeside setting. The hotel is so-called because the rooms are arranged in cabana-style blocks. Waterworld is Sun City's lake area where you can partake in various water sports, including water-skiing and parasailing, or, for the less adventurous, a gentle cruise is always pleasant. There are many different activities for the children such as the Animal World, Kamp Kwena children's club and an adventure playground. Adults can soak up the sun poolside and enjoy chic cocktails at the Cabanas Pool Deck.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Families
  • Children's Pool
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Wheelchair access
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the 'Waterworld' lake, approximately a 2-hour drive from Johannesburg.

Hotel information

380 newly refurbished rooms on 2 floors in 7 buildings with no lifts. All with air-conditioning, TV, tea/coffee maker, fridge, safe and hairdryer. Standard Rooms have a shower only (no bath), sleeping maximum 2 adults. Standard Lake Facing Rooms, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Family Rooms have a double bed and double sleeper sofa, sleeping 2 adults and 2 children.

Ground Lake Floor Family Rooms and Upstairs Lake Family Rooms are available, sleeping 2 adults and 2 children. 

Palm Terrace restaurant (buffet breakfast), Treasure Island snack bar (lunch), Cabanas Pool Bar & Restaurant (light meals). Swimming pool and kids' pool. Tennis, water-skiing* and parasailing*. Cruises* on lake. 18-hole golf courses*. Valley of Waves (water park). Kamp Kwena (children's activity centre). Shuttle service between Sun City hotels. Complimentary WiFi.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Family fun in the sun

May 8, 2022 L_Zul Krugersdorp, South Africa

We parked, checked in, and went to ask for porter to assist with our bags from the car at parking, porter said I must bring the car to the reception so that they can take the bags. I got irritated a bit, because I saw them collecting other people's bags from packing when I came in. We moved our own bags  from car to the hotel lobby. Good gentlemen… Read more
We parked, checked in, and went to ask for porter to assist with our bags from the car at parking, porter said I must bring the car to the reception so that they can take the bags. I got irritated a bit, because I saw them collecting other people's bags from packing when I came in. We moved our own bags  from car to the hotel lobby. Good gentlemen came to assist to move them to room 2363. We get to the room it was not made up. Now I am really getting irritated.  Luckily the gentlemen that helped with the bags went to the reception to go sort it out. They gave us room 2362. What a way to welcome paying guests. Besides the bad check in experience, it was a good stay. We actually used our rooms to sleep and freshen up as we spent most of the time outside, enjoying the last summer days. We arrived Thursday there was good crowd, weekend got really busy. Been to sun city before staying at cascades, cabanas is nicely open for the kids, but I'll use other hotels next time. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Kitchen staff incorrectly made me eat beef instead of Lamb

Mar 23, 2022 DReddy06

Good day, I recently stayed at the Cabanas from the 17th to the 21st March and to my displease I write this email. On Monday, 21st, we went for breakfast, the lady that was serving the breakfast at the end that was not busy, we asked her what sausages this was and repeatedly she told us it was lamb sausages. I am a hindu and I do not eat pork or… Read more
Good day, I recently stayed at the Cabanas from the 17th to the 21st March and to my displease I write this email. On Monday, 21st, we went for breakfast, the lady that was serving the breakfast at the end that was not busy, we asked her what sausages this was and repeatedly she told us it was lamb sausages. I am a hindu and I do not eat pork or beef as it is against my culture and religion. Few minutes later my mother decides to go and take the same sausages only to be told that it was not infact lamb sausages it was BEEF! I was horrified. For 30 years I have not eaten beef only to have broken the custom of my culture and eaten it due to the incompetence of your kitchen staff! This is highly UNACCEPABLE! I am still very upset and disgusted at the fact that this had to happen. When we complained to the waiter about this, nothing seemed to have phased them as they clearly do not understand the implications of what your kitchen staff did. I don’t understand why there are no labels for the food if your staff does not know what is beef and lamb! I will definitely not recommend the Cabanas to anyone. Read less
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Mar 9, 2022 Shiksha1976

Worst service ever. Unhelpful porters, we were asked to bring car to them even though car park was full and doing so would cause us to lose parking. Unfriendly staff, asked my 10 year old to hand over a muffin because take away not allowed from the breakfast buffet. Disgraceful service Sun City. Utterly disgraceful
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Feb 24, 2022 Fshaz30 Johannesburg, South Africa

A family friendly hotel, good rooms, quite and clean. Budget friendly but not worth the price paid. Friendly staff around the hotel but the recieption staff isn’t very friendly, concierge not so helpful. We booked x2 nights but not a hotel I would visit again.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dirty linen, no hot water, 3 room changes: more like work then a holiday

Feb 24, 2022 VarditsTravels Johannesburg, South Africa

Definitely not the sun city of past With all other hotels being booked, we opted to stay at the cabanas for 1 night: what a mistake. 1) checked in to be allocated rooms that staff are still busy making up. The rooms assigned us was still being cleaned. The staff walk around in their socks in the room. The shoes are outside the door. Then we get… Read more
Definitely not the sun city of past With all other hotels being booked, we opted to stay at the cabanas for 1 night: what a mistake. 1) checked in to be allocated rooms that staff are still busy making up. The rooms assigned us was still being cleaned. The staff walk around in their socks in the room. The shoes are outside the door. Then we get told it’s fine it will be re-sanitised. It is definitely NOT fine. We get given then room next door, which the same lady with no shoes was in. 2) we were then “upgraded”! We were tired and wanted to go for a swim and saw that the duvet had stains and filth on it. We went out and said we will fix it later as we already wasted our day. When we returned to a room with dirt on the duvet covers we said we would shower and then inform the reception. There was NO hot water. We again had to speak to a manager to resolve this and again move to a 3rd room: carrying luggage, packing and unpacking. We wasted over 30 minutes of our time twice in 1 day. Unacceptable. Surely you need to invest the time for maintenance and checking of rooms, not putting on dirty linen and generally a sterile environment of not cleaning rooms in dirty socks, if you want to get people to visit your establishment. Read less