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 Affordable accommodation, worst breakfast in Sun City

Oct 12, 2021 Andyrew5000 Swellendam, South Africa

A great special for affordable, comfortable, accommodation. The air-conditioning in the rooms effective but very noisy, recommend ear plugs or switching off. Unfortunately the breakfast is one of the worst I've experienced, poor selection, cold and tasteless, rather head to the Wimpy or Spur in the convention centre. The downside of any Sun… Read more
A great special for affordable, comfortable, accommodation. The air-conditioning in the rooms effective but very noisy, recommend ear plugs or switching off. Unfortunately the breakfast is one of the worst I've experienced, poor selection, cold and tasteless, rather head to the Wimpy or Spur in the convention centre. The downside of any Sun Internationally resort is their over priced drinks and foods, always check the independent restaurants, for example The Brewmaster in the Valley of the Waves, will bankrupt you with tasteless overpriced food, however, you are a short walk away from superb franchise operations in the convention centre.... Or pack lots of Tupperware 😁 Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Hotel, Could be Better

Sep 12, 2021 Jadax Johannesburg, South Africa

Pros Good clean rooms, clean linens. Buffet breakfast had enough to offer. Gardens around the hotel are spacious, well maintained. Good shuttle service taking you to various locations within Sun City. Cons Rooms on the smaller side. Front desk doesn't always pick up, and service is slow when it's not related to housekeeping (e.g., hot… Read more
Pros Good clean rooms, clean linens. Buffet breakfast had enough to offer. Gardens around the hotel are spacious, well maintained. Good shuttle service taking you to various locations within Sun City. Cons Rooms on the smaller side. Front desk doesn't always pick up, and service is slow when it's not related to housekeeping (e.g., hot water wasn't working, divider between room and shower/toilet was broken and had to get both fixed after numerous calls). Lunch and dinner not provided, and the pool-side bar only provides 'bar food'. Pool was dirty. Overall, a decent cheaper place to stay at in Sun City. Read less
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Aug 28, 2021 beeztwinz

Booked 2 rooms online, got to the front desk to be told they were in two different locations... Even though website didn't not indicate as such. Ended up topping up more to get them close to each other. I feel the lady who dealt with us fleeced us because it's now as though we paid for 3 rooms her name is rephilwe (not sure how to spell it). The… Read more
Booked 2 rooms online, got to the front desk to be told they were in two different locations... Even though website didn't not indicate as such. Ended up topping up more to get them close to each other. I feel the lady who dealt with us fleeced us because it's now as though we paid for 3 rooms her name is rephilwe (not sure how to spell it). The hotel also omitted that it was just a bed and breakfast because they didn't not serve lunch or supper except if you order from the Hard Rock Cafe (which is a story in itself) making it very inconvenient for us who travelled with kids esp kids who had been swimming and jumping all day. Tried to call front desk and phones went unanswered.... so you get your supper from entertainment center which you have to shuttle to because the only food place that delivers is hard rock cafe... Ordered in from Hard Rock Cafe... The two ceaser salad came in with no chicken, and one order absent all together.... Called them and they said they would rectify and quickly hang up on me... Nothing was done.... Read less
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Aug 18, 2021 Nompumelelo R Pretoria, South Africa

Firstly I would like to commend a staff member, Dorah for her excellent customer service. She was a star since day 1, answered every question we had and solved all of our problems. She really carried the Cabanas on her shoulders and you can just tell that she prides herself in her position. On another note the hotel room was okay, there was no… Read more
Firstly I would like to commend a staff member, Dorah for her excellent customer service. She was a star since day 1, answered every question we had and solved all of our problems. She really carried the Cabanas on her shoulders and you can just tell that she prides herself in her position. On another note the hotel room was okay, there was no water in the room nor a microwave which I thought should’ve been there for the price we paid. Breakfast was not that great for me, it was always cold & the long queue to enter the breakfast area was an inconvenience for a hungry person in the morning. They only have one lady there handling over 200 people which doesn’t make sense to me. The restaurant inside the cabanas, also had terrible service. We waited 30 minutes and still nobody attended to us. Eventually when we were about to give up a waitress came. Other than that I think every thing else was fine just a bummer going there during the pandemic as restrictions are in place. The shuttle service was also great and convenient. Can wait for when we return next. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good to stay but need a lot of improvement

Aug 17, 2021 nyachanl Pretoria, South Africa

The rooms are so small specially when you book a family room, the shower is old model, the have a beautiful green golf gardens with lake views and the pool is absolute suitable for all ages, All they need to do is to renew the rooms and the showers