Latest News | 12 Nov 2021 | By Sun International

Sun City named Africa’s leading family resort – again

Aerial view of The Palace at Sun City Resort | Photo by Sun International

The World Travel Awards has named Sun International's Sun City as Africa's Leading Family Resort, beating 17 other popular travel destinations.

The World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all global travel and tourism industry sectors. This is the eighth time Sun City has clinched the title of Africa's Leading Family Resort.

The North West resort is located along the border of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, making it the only surf-and-safari destination within a two-hour drive of landlocked Johannesburg.  Guests can splash out at the Valley of Waves, go on a game drive, play on two world-class 18-hole golf courses designed by Gary Player, and partake in adrenaline-pumping activities.

Brett Hoppé, Sun City's General Manager, said that as worldwide travel opened up, tourists were looking to book getaways at memorable destinations. "Sun City is an experience for all ages, whether you are active and sporty, adventurous, hooked on nature or just enjoy relaxing by the pool. Sun City is truly a world within a city, suitable for families, couples or friends. The resort boasts four hotels, over 30 eateries, an award-winning spa and a range of kids' activities. Each hotel has its own individual character, restaurants and ambience."

"According to the World Travel Awards, the dominant trend among travellers is for extra indulgence and a determination to book only with the very best. As a winner in the 2021 World Travel Awards, Sun City is proud to be among the ultimate global hallmark of tourism quality, and we hope that this accolade will mean that we attract even more guests to enjoy all we have to offer," Hoppé said.

Sun City has been honoured at the World Travel Awards every year since 2001, some years with more than one award, including Africa's Leading Casino Resort, Africa's Leading Resort, South Africa's Leading Resort, Africa's Leading Conference Hotel and Africa's Leading Family Resort.

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