Sun City Cabanas

Sun City, South Africa

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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Jul 6, 2019 J2725YSjasonm Doha, Qatar

Stayed at the Cabanas for a week in the winter season. The price was very reasonable and the staff were very helpful. The buffet breakfast is not fancy but it is more than adequate with a reasonable amount of choices. The rooms are just big enough for two people but definitely too small for a family with two children. The only food… Read more
Stayed at the Cabanas for a week in the winter season. The price was very reasonable and the staff were very helpful. The buffet breakfast is not fancy but it is more than adequate with a reasonable amount of choices. The rooms are just big enough for two people but definitely too small for a family with two children. The only food available is the buffet breakfast and a poolside bar that serves bar like food until 8 pm. Guests will have to go to other restaurants/hotels on the sun city property to have proper meals. This is not ideal. There is a food court at the cascades hotel that has a good choice of restaurants and fast food places. I believe one or two of those restaurants provide a delivery service. It’s the cheapest of all the hotels on the sun city property and works since there are so many activities that the room will only be used for sleeping. Having said that I think the next time I’ll stay at he cascades as it is a lot nicer. The picture is a sunset view from the garden at the cabanas. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good and Decent place in Sun City - Awesome Breakfast

Jul 3, 2019 ruzandesai

It is a very good and decent place to stay for the price in Sun City. The approach to the rooms is a little long and confusing especially since it is not well lit but over all pretty good. The Breakfast is awesome with many live counters to customize eggs, pancakes. Have separate Vegetarian counters as well, if one needs those. A decent souvenir… Read more
It is a very good and decent place to stay for the price in Sun City. The approach to the rooms is a little long and confusing especially since it is not well lit but over all pretty good. The Breakfast is awesome with many live counters to customize eggs, pancakes. Have separate Vegetarian counters as well, if one needs those. A decent souvenir shop with courteous staff and reasonable prices Read less
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Jun 26, 2019 ashwingo Johannesburg, South Africa

I stayed here for 3 nights on a conference trip. Check in and out was hassle free given there were many delegates. My room was a decent size with nice modern decor. It had a small balcony as well. On the first night there was no remote for the air conditioner and no blankets so it was freezing. I complained the following day and they offered to… Read more
I stayed here for 3 nights on a conference trip. Check in and out was hassle free given there were many delegates. My room was a decent size with nice modern decor. It had a small balcony as well. On the first night there was no remote for the air conditioner and no blankets so it was freezing. I complained the following day and they offered to move me promptly but I declined. The airconditioner was sorted and I had blankets. Breakfast is under cover but outside so it's a bit cold. A nice spread and selection of hot and cold food. There were guards arojnd chasing the monkeys away who are attracted to the food. There were renovations happening on the hotel grounds. Overall quite pleasant and I am happy to see the hotel is being well maintained as it is one of best conference venues. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sun City - Just be prepared to be blown away

Jun 25, 2019 Louis H Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Spent a few days in June 2019 with my family as we always wanted to go to Sun City. The views, the peacefulness and tranquility just takes your breath away. To be so connected to Nature is just amazing. The check in process to the transport facilitation just makes your stay here so amazing. Be sure to bring your camera along as the views and sites… Read more
Spent a few days in June 2019 with my family as we always wanted to go to Sun City. The views, the peacefulness and tranquility just takes your breath away. To be so connected to Nature is just amazing. The check in process to the transport facilitation just makes your stay here so amazing. Be sure to bring your camera along as the views and sites will just blow you away. As an African you appreciate even more what this place means to you. Just so amazing. You have to bring your family and stay here. #SunCityCabanasThePlaceToBe Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Average stay at Sun City Cabanas!

Jun 25, 2019 UCREGE Mumbai, India

We stayed here for 2N/3D from 24th May, 2018 to 26th May, 2018 during our 12 days South Africa family tour. We had booked 2 standard lake facing rooms which were quite okay with the basic amenities considering the 3-star rating of the hotel. The hotel is spread across a vast area and has a big spaced restaurant, a swimming pool, a lake and lot of… Read more
We stayed here for 2N/3D from 24th May, 2018 to 26th May, 2018 during our 12 days South Africa family tour. We had booked 2 standard lake facing rooms which were quite okay with the basic amenities considering the 3-star rating of the hotel. The hotel is spread across a vast area and has a big spaced restaurant, a swimming pool, a lake and lot of area to roam around. The hotel Reception is a nicely decorated place and the staff was nice and well mannered. The breakfast offered at the hotel had the basic variety and the quality was good. Honestly speaking, Sun City as such has nothing to offer and the visit to this place we found to be a waste of time and money in real sense. The overall experience at the hotel and the place was a very average one. Read less