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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Amazing Trip

Mar 30, 2020 ATB0312 Crawley, United Kingdom

We arrived at the Cabanas Hotel in Sun City following well over 14 hours travelling (11 hour flight from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg and then 3 hour journey from the Airport to Sun City). We had a warm welcome from the employees and promptly checked in. Our luggage was taken to the two rooms we booked and we… Read more
We arrived at the Cabanas Hotel in Sun City following well over 14 hours travelling (11 hour flight from London Heathrow Airport to OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg and then 3 hour journey from the Airport to Sun City). We had a warm welcome from the employees and promptly checked in. Our luggage was taken to the two rooms we booked and we unpacked. We decided to go and grab a bite to eat as we were all starving! The food was very nice from a little bar overlooking the main pool. Activities wise, there was a wide verity on offer such as jet skiing; safari; a maze; beer tasting; alligator park and crazy golf. However, the main highlight was the Zip Line which was an incredible experience! All were very fun and I feel they were good value for money. Food wise, we were very satisfied. The convention centre has all sorts including a Nando's. We had one below average meal at Casa Bella in which food came out cold and wasn't particularly nice. I highly recommend eating at the restaurant in the Palace of the Lost City hotel as the food was outstanding. There is a free bus service that goes around the whole resort allowing quick access to wherever you need to go. The staff are very friendly and were always happy to help us if we had any questions. We stayed at the resort for 3 days and 3 nights. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Poor service during my stay this time around.

Mar 20, 2020 Brother_BO

Hi... I was not happy with my stay at all this time around. I indicated during my booking that I will be coming for my annual anniversary week to suncity with my wife. Last year when I indicated this, I had nice warm romantic setup in my room with a champagne gift. This year when I reached reception, the lady asks me if I want an upstairs or… Read more
Hi... I was not happy with my stay at all this time around. I indicated during my booking that I will be coming for my annual anniversary week to suncity with my wife. Last year when I indicated this, I had nice warm romantic setup in my room with a champagne gift. This year when I reached reception, the lady asks me if I want an upstairs or downstairs room. I already knew now that my request was not taken into account, considering I booked more than a month in advance. I said Il have a downstairs room, as I like the varenda. The lady said the downstairs room is facing the parking lot so rather she gives me an upstairs room. I agreed and when I got to my room, it got worst. She allocated myself and my wife a room with 2 SINGLE beds, that also faces the parking lot. The staff took an hour to change this, which was a frustrating experience. Not satisfied. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Had fun but no longer SA's premier entertainment resort

Mar 16, 2020 R0bin55 Johannesburg, South Africa

1. We weren't checked into our room properly and our cards stopped working. We needed to check in again on the second day. 2. The movies on demand service was not working. We were told we would get a call back and this didn't happen. 3. The staff in the hotel were generally passive aggressive and we felt uncomfortable most of the time. We were… Read more
1. We weren't checked into our room properly and our cards stopped working. We needed to check in again on the second day. 2. The movies on demand service was not working. We were told we would get a call back and this didn't happen. 3. The staff in the hotel were generally passive aggressive and we felt uncomfortable most of the time. We were met with hostility for asking for the bread and butter to be replenished at breakfast. Its as though the staff were sending a clear message that breakfast was closing at 11am even though we arrived at 10:15am on the Friday. The lady at the front desk at breakfast was so hostile I tried to perk her up to ease the negativity. That being said, we met some lovely people like Goliath at the pool & Keabiditse at breakfast. 4. We paid just R500 for two hamburgers, a a glass of wine and a beer at Legends restaurant. Costly. 5. The jet skis at the dam need replacement. Look 20 years old. 6. The bus service was not up to the level it needs to be. For the 3 nights we were there we walked from the Cabanas up to Soho and Sun Central. 7. I would like to know what the management is doing about training their staff in the basics of customer service. The person here who responds to Tripadvisor reviews and apologises, has been doing so for months. There are many reviews that point out the unfriendliness of staff - what is being done to address this? A simple smile goes a long way. Character limit on my review prevented me from listing some positives. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely Stay

Mar 16, 2020 Alannagh Belfast

I have just returned from a four night stay at this hotel and had a lovely time. All the staff we met were friendly and attentive. The room was small but nicely decorated, good aircon and had everything we needed. It was my birthday and we received a bottle of wine, fruit platter and a card from the hotel which was a nice touch. Breakfast was good… Read more
I have just returned from a four night stay at this hotel and had a lovely time. All the staff we met were friendly and attentive. The room was small but nicely decorated, good aircon and had everything we needed. It was my birthday and we received a bottle of wine, fruit platter and a card from the hotel which was a nice touch. Breakfast was good and we had lunch regularly at the pool bar which we had no issues with food quality or service, we enjoyed everything we ordered. Had fun at the Valley of the Waves and the casino. Easy walking distance to Sun Central and we ate in some of the restaurants there and enjoyed some very tasty dishes! Overall I would recommend and would go back again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always nice

Mar 7, 2020 ethanmark Cape Town, South Africa

Cabanas Sun city. Service effecient lovely setting. Cons? Crazy expensive (lake cruise was affordabe) breakfast made for the masses so eat early or live with the mostly dried out food. Busses run regularly and valley of the waves nice, pity that the noise of closing doors and loud talking in the morning spoils a lie in but that was mostly due to a… Read more
Cabanas Sun city. Service effecient lovely setting. Cons? Crazy expensive (lake cruise was affordabe) breakfast made for the masses so eat early or live with the mostly dried out food. Busses run regularly and valley of the waves nice, pity that the noise of closing doors and loud talking in the morning spoils a lie in but that was mostly due to a large conference and therefore quite booked. Overall the place to relax. Read less