A premier South African gambling destination, the extravagant Sun City Resort features two casino areas with slots, poker, blackjack, roulette, The Salon Prive for high-stakes games and a gaming school with free lessons on technique and table etiquette. But you don't need to place a bet in order to take advantage of everything this property has to offer. At The Valley of Waves water park, you can test your mettle at the Temple of Courage water chute, and while out and about, you can enjoy elephant encounters and visits to cultural villages and a crocodile sanctuary. Two excellent golf courses have been designed by Gary Player, and the highlight of the four luxury hotels is the fantastical Palace of the Lost City. Best of all, the resort is set next to malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve and features game drives and hot air balloon flights in search of the Big 5.