Your ultimate Sun City Travel Checklist

Your ultimate Sun City Travel Checklist

Your ultimate Sun City Travel Checklist

Looking to book a long overdue trip to Sun City from Johannesburg? Or perhaps you are an international traveller who is captivated by the luxury resort and casino, situated in the North West Province of South Africa. Sun City is a premium South African getaway located between the Elands River and the Pilanesberg, about 2.5 hours drive northwest from Johannesburg.

Perfect for locals to spend a weekend away, and world-class standards to wow any international travellers, “The Lost City” is a place of indulgence, entertainment and fun! We are here to tell you that you need not worry about packing because have got you covered on that front.

Here is the ultimate travel checklist every visitor to Sun City should use.

Your ultimate Sun City Travel Checklist


  • Swimsuit
  • Something fancy for the casino
  • Walking shoes
  • Fancy shoes
  • Underwear
  • 3x or more short-sleeved shirts (something cool to wear)
  • Short and a pair of jeans or dress pants
  • Jacket or sweater
  • Hat and Sunglasses



  • Shampoo and Conditioner (although these may be found in most hotels)
  • Toothpaste
  • Skincare products
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Ointment for bites, scratches or burns
  • Sunscreen
  • Medication for nausea and headaches
  • Copy of your prescription
  • Sunburn relief
  • Soap
  • Deodorant



  • Book accommodation and save your hotel room number on your phone
  • Book your Magic Transfers shuttle from Johannesburg to Sun City
  • Book your Pilansberg Safari and see the Big Five!
  • Arrange with a friend to take care of your pets and home while you’re gone
  • ID (to enter casinos and bars if you’re still a bit young)
  • Unplug all of your appliances
  • Let your security company know that you will be leaving



  • Cell phone
  • Chargers
  • Extra plug (adapter plug if you are travelling from overseas)
  • Binoculars
  • Camera

Sun City Travel tips:

  1. Just relax. Sun City is meant to be a fun entertainment resort where everyone’s wildest dreams come true. Don’t overthink everything.
  2. If you wish to avoid a big crowd then avoid travelling during Peak Season which stretches from December to January and around April during Easter. Hotel room availability is limited.
  3. Spend the day at Valley of the Waves, a water wonderland with wave pools and daredevil slides!
  4. Late autumn is a bit cooler and quieter, however, the Valley of Waves is scheduled for a month of annual maintenance so just enquire before booking.
  5. The Cabanas, Soho Hotel and Cascades are all located relatively close to one another.
  6. Take a swing at the World Class Golf course which hosts the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge with all the big league Pro Golfers
  7. All children under the age of 12 who share a room with their parents may stay for free at all hotels.
  8. Travel Pilanesberg National Park is situated around 15km from Sun City and a trip can easily be arranged a day or two in advance.
  9. Pilanesberg is completely malaria-free.
  10. You do not need to book all of your activities at once or in advance. Arrangements can be made at the welcome centre.
  11. The Cabanas hotel is considered the most family-friendly hotel amongst the other accommodation options available.
  12. Make use of Magic Transfers’ Sun City shuttle to get you to and from Sun City, no matter the time of day. Travel in comfort and arrive in style.

Read more: Activities in Sun City

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Which airport shuttle should I book with to travel to Sun City?

  • Book with Magic Transfers because with us you are covered from door-to-door.
  • We collect passengers from the airport and transport them timely and safely to their destination.
  • The airport transfer is always on time because your flight schedule is our schedule too.
  • Magic Transfers is one of the best airport shuttles and chauffeur drive services in South Africa if you want to travel safely and conveniently.


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