The Cascades

Sun City, South Africa

The hotel

With lush gardens, an aviary, its unique architectural design and 7740 sq m of water features, the polished 5-star Cascades hotel really is an exciting place to stay in Sun City. All of the 241 air-conditioned rooms and suites offer fabulous views over the tropical gardens, spectacular golf course or the bushveld beyond. The hotel offers a relaxing atmosphere and has a stunning pool complex with its own island and waterfall so it's a great place to take the family. Whether it’s strolling through the fantasy gardens, enjoying 18-holes in the championship golf courses, taking a dip in the gorgeous swimming pool or having a lesson from the tennis professional, your stay here is bound to be fun filled and boredom-free!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair access
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Restaurant
  • Casino

Where is it

Overlooking the Cascades Lake and gardens. Inter-hotel shuttle. Transfer time from Johannesburg Airport: 3 hours.

Hotel information

241 rooms offering views over the tropical gardens, spectacular golf course or the bushveld beyond. All with air-conditioning, TV, mini-bar*, hairdryer and views of the gardens or pool. Luxury Rooms with 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Family Rooms are larger offering ample space for families with 1 queen-size bed and sleeper bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children.

Superior Luxury Rooms offer views of the golf course and the mountains with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Superior Luxury Family Rooms are located on the ground floor with spectacular views, sleeping 2 adults and 2 children with a separate dining area and sleeper sofa.

Superior Luxury Rooms with balcony offer views of the Pilanesberg and overlook the swimming pool and the golf course, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Luxury Suites with lounge area, overlooking the swimming pool with garden views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults

2 restaurants; Bocado (Mediterranean cuisine), Peninsula (International dishes), Luma Bar and Lounge. Nightclub*. Swimming pool complex. Health spa* and gym. Tennis and golf* on the Gary Player and Lost City Golf Courses*. Both morning and sunset game drives* available in the neighbouring Pilanesberg National Park. Adjacent to large casino and entertainment/shopping complex and Valley of Waves (water park). Cinema. Segway, one of the world’s longest Zip Slide, Grizzly Quads and many, many more fun-filled activities for the whole family. WiFi access available. Complimentary parking.

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

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Stay at The Cascades but interrupted by flood

Apr 4, 2020 G2982IMseanc Ireland

We were booked to stay at the Cascades hotel for 14 nights. The hotel is amazing from the room, to the breakfast and has a fantastic pool. The staff are amazing, friendly and really add to the enjoyment of staying at the hotel. The Cascades is in a brilliant location with everything you need close by. Unfortunately our fantastic holiday was… Read more
We were booked to stay at the Cascades hotel for 14 nights. The hotel is amazing from the room, to the breakfast and has a fantastic pool. The staff are amazing, friendly and really add to the enjoyment of staying at the hotel. The Cascades is in a brilliant location with everything you need close by. Unfortunately our fantastic holiday was interrupted by a burst pipe on our floor, as we couldn’t find a similar room so we had to move the Palace of the lost City. Without question we much much prefer the Cascades Hotel - far superior. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Actually blown away

Mar 7, 2020 ColAht Hoedspruit, South Africa

So you are probably reading through all the bad reviews about this hotel , Just like I did before I booked it. When looking for a hotel at Sun City , I had my reservations about the Cascades due to the all the bad reviews , however I took the leap of faith and made a booking for three nights. Check in was a breeze and the porter was really… Read more
So you are probably reading through all the bad reviews about this hotel , Just like I did before I booked it. When looking for a hotel at Sun City , I had my reservations about the Cascades due to the all the bad reviews , however I took the leap of faith and made a booking for three nights. Check in was a breeze and the porter was really friendly and offered us assistance if we had any questions through out our stay. The room are a little dated but hey your at Sun City are you really going to be spending hours on end locked up in your hotel room when there is so much to do? The rooms are spacious and more then enough space for two guests. Good amenities - Nespresso machine etc. Breakfast was great and a huge spread to choose from ! Service was touch and go but nothing a smile couldn't sort out. Sun City in general was great and a huge variety of activities to choose from. I believe this hotel will be under going refurbishment in their rooms to change the general dated look. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super Sun City

Mar 3, 2020 f1dude2015 Pretoria, South Africa

Stayed for a weekend. Check-in was a breeze. Reception staff and porters are friendly. Being a 5-star establishment I suppose it's part of the standards of service but you are never disappointed. Breakfasts were amazing. The vast spread made the choice quite difficult but in the best way possible. You're never short on entertainment and food… Read more
Stayed for a weekend. Check-in was a breeze. Reception staff and porters are friendly. Being a 5-star establishment I suppose it's part of the standards of service but you are never disappointed. Breakfasts were amazing. The vast spread made the choice quite difficult but in the best way possible. You're never short on entertainment and food choices. Had dinner at Bocado and was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food. Great all round. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Awesome Entertainment & Valentine's evening

Feb 20, 2020 PaulFennerSA Johannesburg, South Africa

We travel to Sun City quite often. I attended the Nedbank Golf Tournament in November and we were there on various occasions in December 2019 and again for Valentine's weekend. We really enjoy the variety of entertainment on the Resort. The kids always have so much fun as there is so much to do on the Resort. It is save and we, as parents can also… Read more
We travel to Sun City quite often. I attended the Nedbank Golf Tournament in November and we were there on various occasions in December 2019 and again for Valentine's weekend. We really enjoy the variety of entertainment on the Resort. The kids always have so much fun as there is so much to do on the Resort. It is save and we, as parents can also relax whilst the kids are having fun. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of entertainment in the various restaurants and venues at Sun City. We enjoyed the most awesome cocktails in Luma with the most amazing singer - on Valentines' Day. His voice and presence (with his red bow tie) had us all talking. From there we went to Bocado for dinner and also experience the most talented female singer. The waiters/staff were extremely friendly - something that we honestly do not experience every time when visiting Sun City. All in all, we had an awesome time at Sun City. Read less
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Feb 15, 2020 PP9110 Richards Bay, South Africa

Currently staying at the cascades hotel in Sun City. I convinced my partner to spend Valentines weekend here because it was so enjoyable the past few times I visited. It was a huge mistake. Things change so much in a year. We paid for 5 star service and got 2 star in return. We changed rooms the minute we checked in because of the bad sewer odor… Read more
Currently staying at the cascades hotel in Sun City. I convinced my partner to spend Valentines weekend here because it was so enjoyable the past few times I visited. It was a huge mistake. Things change so much in a year. We paid for 5 star service and got 2 star in return. We changed rooms the minute we checked in because of the bad sewer odor coming from the bathrooms. Staff are not friendly and neither are they accommodating. It was not at all value for money. Very disappointing. We will not be returning Read less