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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Apr 28, 2021 NadiaF31

The shower had mould growing on it, there was a huge hole in the sleeper couch, there were 2 lights not fitted/replaced, the WIFI box was exposed causing a hazardous risk to our small 16 month old - just to name a few issues with the room. You could hear your noisy neighbors showering at 2am and there was music playing at the pool until about 7pm… Read more
The shower had mould growing on it, there was a huge hole in the sleeper couch, there were 2 lights not fitted/replaced, the WIFI box was exposed causing a hazardous risk to our small 16 month old - just to name a few issues with the room. You could hear your noisy neighbors showering at 2am and there was music playing at the pool until about 7pm everyday. So not a very relaxing environment but the grounds were beautiful. The pool shades should be replaced as they have mould growing on them too. The food at breakfast wasn't the best either and the baby chair for our daughter was falling apart. Sad to see how the upkeep has fallen so far behind.... Read less
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Apr 27, 2021 24magdav Johannesburg, South Africa

A beautiful resort with manicured gardens and golf courts. Cabanas offered budget friendly accommodation with breakfast included. Rooms were very clean, well maintained and spacious. Swimming pools very clean and strict Covid 19 protocols are applied at all facilities. Staff are accommodative , helpful and friendly. Many restaurants to suit your… Read more
A beautiful resort with manicured gardens and golf courts. Cabanas offered budget friendly accommodation with breakfast included. Rooms were very clean, well maintained and spacious. Swimming pools very clean and strict Covid 19 protocols are applied at all facilities. Staff are accommodative , helpful and friendly. Many restaurants to suit your needs. Very relaxing environment. Will definitely return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cabanas is a night club and not a hotel

Apr 8, 2021 Anthony Z Pretoria, South Africa

Stay away from this hotel unless you like to live in a night club. The beautiful grounds and surrounding nature are totally ruined by disco music blazing at full volume EVERY DAY, the ENTIRE DAY. The music only stops after 7 PM. We were a family with 2 kids and a 2 month old baby and it was a nightmare. At night there are also noisy and rowdy… Read more
Stay away from this hotel unless you like to live in a night club. The beautiful grounds and surrounding nature are totally ruined by disco music blazing at full volume EVERY DAY, the ENTIRE DAY. The music only stops after 7 PM. We were a family with 2 kids and a 2 month old baby and it was a nightmare. At night there are also noisy and rowdy guests and the only way to try get any sleep is to keep all doors sealed shut with the aircon on (which wouldn't stop swinging left to right non stop and blowing right onto us which we had to switch off). Besides that: -Very long queues at breakfast -We were checked into a room with a broken door / lock that couldn't close (most likely from a forced entry). After an hour and a half nightmare, denials that there were any other rooms available for us, and the management trying to move us into 5 or 6 different cigarette smelling rooms, we eventually, after refusing to give up and dealing with the manager directly, were given a room with a functioning door that didn't smell of cigarette smoke. What should have taken 5 mins took 1.5 hours of our family holiday time with my wife sitting with 3 kids guarding the luggage in the original room. -Rooms tiny Don't waste your precious time and hard earned money. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely Amazing!

Mar 25, 2021 Katzzmoosa Johannesburg, South Africa

The resort is absolutely amazing! The service is brilliant, the facilities are awesome! You park your car and everything is available on the resort, no need to drive out. Plenty pools, the only downside is that none of the pools are heated. Other than that, I was extremely sad to leave, absolutely love Sun City!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A noisy night!

Mar 1, 2021 Elinor-Laing

We had booked to stay in the Cabanas from the Friday until the Monday. We are a family of 4, myself and my husband and 2 girls aged 4 years and 10 months. We arrived on the Friday, check in was good and we spent the day swimming at the pool. Day turns to night, and the nightmare of a noisy night began. We were in a room and all around us was… Read more
We had booked to stay in the Cabanas from the Friday until the Monday. We are a family of 4, myself and my husband and 2 girls aged 4 years and 10 months. We arrived on the Friday, check in was good and we spent the day swimming at the pool. Day turns to night, and the nightmare of a noisy night began. We were in a room and all around us was obviously booked by a whole family, taking up 5 rooms in total. At 9pm they had come home from wherever they had been and started to make such a noise. Screaming, shouting, kids running up and down corridors, loud music, chairs moving. It was awful. I went to reception to complain and were told it would be sorted out. Well, it wasn't, 1 am ticked around and they were still going at it. It then quietened down until about 1.45am, again, kids running around, people shouting and screaming. Needless to say this kept my children up. THEN, 6 am arrives and the guy next door to us puts his speaker in the corridor and starts playing very loud music. WTF??? That was the last straw, we decided that we were out of there. We packed our stuff, went to reception where Refilwe assisted us. She was amazing but we were so put off and just wanted to go home. So we checked out. Whilst there, FYI, 2 other guests were there complaining about other noisy guests and disruptions in the night. This is definitely not a family friendly hotel to be honest. Read less