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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing porters & shuttle staff

Mar 19, 2019 nikkisahots2911

The rooms were clean, furnished, with a safe and mini fridge. Ice and iron available on request. Breakfast was full of choice with dedicated vegetarian section for meat-less eggs but the wasps drowned in some of fruit syrup and covered the maple syrup so we left breakfast in a rush daily. I understand the location is outdoors so it's hard to… Read more
The rooms were clean, furnished, with a safe and mini fridge. Ice and iron available on request. Breakfast was full of choice with dedicated vegetarian section for meat-less eggs but the wasps drowned in some of fruit syrup and covered the maple syrup so we left breakfast in a rush daily. I understand the location is outdoors so it's hard to manage but it did affect our comfort. Free shuttle to restaurants (sun central) and soho (casino and two other restaurants) and Spar Supermarket. I must give a special shout out to all the porters because they work so hard to get our luggage to the rooms with no lift. I stayed in block 26 and the uphill walk to the restaurant, pool and reception was difficult for my pensioner parents so just note that in the booking. Overall, I would recommend but watch the price and if there's not too much in it, upgrade to Cascades or Palace for luxury because this isn't a luxurious stay but is a clean, friendly and convenient stay. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional

Mar 19, 2019 nonim462 Gauteng, South Africa

Rooms are very cean and the linen crispy clean, bath rooms wonerfull, very nice place to relax, and rewind., and with very nice shade from trees, and with a beautifu aroma from the plants around.there is a pool and bar, very beautiful scenery. transport around the resort is available all times.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Family weekend

Mar 17, 2019 Pashnee Johannesburg, South Africa

We checked in on Friday and check out on Sunday. Rooms were clean, check in was easy. Request for ice was obliged, they have now added complimentary shower caps, shower gels and shampoo however I was quite disappointed with the buffet breakfast. The same options on both days nothing special, the waiters were very polite and friendly. I do suggest… Read more
We checked in on Friday and check out on Sunday. Rooms were clean, check in was easy. Request for ice was obliged, they have now added complimentary shower caps, shower gels and shampoo however I was quite disappointed with the buffet breakfast. The same options on both days nothing special, the waiters were very polite and friendly. I do suggest a revamp of the buffet breakfast. My family enjoyed the chicken sausages on offer. The service at the pool and the addition of the jumping activity was great. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good stay BUT I WAS ALLOCATED A WRONG UNIT!

Mar 7, 2019 ledwalamd Centurion, South Africa

On my booking form I specifically asked in fact begged to be booked in a Ground Floor but to my absolute disappointment the room i was allocated was upstairs in a Block (Block 26) that does not have lifts. I don't think they read the booking form, they just allocate rooms randomly. Disappointing! Overall stay was good for a 3 star hotel. The… Read more
On my booking form I specifically asked in fact begged to be booked in a Ground Floor but to my absolute disappointment the room i was allocated was upstairs in a Block (Block 26) that does not have lifts. I don't think they read the booking form, they just allocate rooms randomly. Disappointing! Overall stay was good for a 3 star hotel. The atmosphere was nice, Food at breakfast was delicious, Pool area was great, the Cabanas Pool bar was also great but it closes VERY early, around 5pm I think, why it closes so early i have no idea. Free access pass to Valleys but not The Maze (why?) So much to do in Suncity fortunately so many options. Good stay overall. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Sub standard experience

Mar 1, 2019 JLWessels South Africa

We look forward to a weekend break away and expected to enjoy a wonderful stay as in the past. Unfortunately the experience were not good, it started with our arrival as a porter only arrived after more than 15 minutes to assist with luggage from our vehicle to the room. In the room, when going to bed, we found that the sheets was old and torn in… Read more
We look forward to a weekend break away and expected to enjoy a wonderful stay as in the past. Unfortunately the experience were not good, it started with our arrival as a porter only arrived after more than 15 minutes to assist with luggage from our vehicle to the room. In the room, when going to bed, we found that the sheets was old and torn in places due to age, this is really unacceptable.We did complain about this and it was replaced the next day. We also bought tickets to shoot bow and arrow, what a let down, the equipment was in bad condition and no protective gear for the forearm was available, the ground where this activities are hosted is not maintained and in bad condition! This is not what you expect of a flagship venue! Upon check-out again a porter was requested to assist with luggage, after more than 30 minutes and more that one follow up with reception, still no porter. I eventually took my luggage out on my own. I was disappointed. Read less