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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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (192)
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Jan 14, 2020 bushguyorf

Amazing, friendly staff that go out of their way, was a few issues but staff and management properly trained to deal with issues. Breakfast was exceptional with a wide range of dietary requirements. Would rather stay at Cabanas than the Maslow at Time Square, better services and they really look after their guest.
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Jan 3, 2020 Candice8686 Johannesburg, South Africa

The rooms seem to quite a walk from the reception, but it is doable. This is an ideal location for people with families. The breakfast (which is included) was good with a wide variety of options. The rooms were clean, however, I do feel that they felt a little squashed, but you are not there to stay in your rooms.
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Dec 30, 2019 aminaaU6488DE

The Cabanas are ideal for families. If you do not like crowds and kids, stay away from the Cabanas. Then the Palace of the Lost City would be a better bet. The accommodation was good. Sun City never disappoints and we always love vacationing at Sun City as there are so many things to do and it caters for everyone. The Valley of the Waves is a… Read more
The Cabanas are ideal for families. If you do not like crowds and kids, stay away from the Cabanas. Then the Palace of the Lost City would be a better bet. The accommodation was good. Sun City never disappoints and we always love vacationing at Sun City as there are so many things to do and it caters for everyone. The Valley of the Waves is a huge hit with the kids and since we went during winter it was not crowded at all and the kids enjoyed the various water slides and activities. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Terrible Service, incompetent staff and average facilities

Dec 22, 2019 FamilyPat123

Checking in as a family of 5 we were given two rooms on opposite sides of the hotel, that was after having waited 25 minutes to check-in during which time the check-in staff showed absolutely NO sense of urgency in dealing with the large queue that had built up. Once at the checking desk the staff were ponderous and the lady checking me in… Read more
Checking in as a family of 5 we were given two rooms on opposite sides of the hotel, that was after having waited 25 minutes to check-in during which time the check-in staff showed absolutely NO sense of urgency in dealing with the large queue that had built up. Once at the checking desk the staff were ponderous and the lady checking me in disappeared or 8 minutes with no explanation. Having endured that less than positive welcome things got worse as we went to get into our rooms, the keys did not all work, it took us 3 trips to reception to get them all working! Further the "family" room was not actually ready, the room had no towels the third bed was not there, after going to reception once again we finally got a prepared room. Breakfast was average, if you don't get there early then you will have to queue. The food is OK there is hot food (bacon, eggs, sausage etc. ), cereals, pastries, fruit etc. a standard fair. The staff as at reception are slow and lack any sign of customer service orientation. The pool is OK but polluted by constant loud music. The rooms are average, you can see they have tried to make them loo stylish, but the signs of cheap build are all over the place like cupboards that don't close properly and misaligned power points. The air conditioning struggles to deal with requirements and the room doors are thin to the extent that you can hear loud guests in the corridors. Overall I sincerely regret planning a Christmas holiday at this hotel and will certainly never book here again. Read less
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Dec 19, 2019 KateHsuncity

We went for a quick lunch at the pool bar, it was absolutely shocking. The service was dismissive and refused to interact with us pleasantly, we also had to ask for the bill at least 5 times without receiving it, as well as it seeming apparent that the only people able to use the card machines were the bar staff. As well as this we wanted to eat… Read more
We went for a quick lunch at the pool bar, it was absolutely shocking. The service was dismissive and refused to interact with us pleasantly, we also had to ask for the bill at least 5 times without receiving it, as well as it seeming apparent that the only people able to use the card machines were the bar staff. As well as this we wanted to eat by the pool but we’re unable to because of the inability of the staff to provide us with adequate service. Read less