A premier South African gambling destination, the extravagant Sun City Resort features two distinctive casino areas with slots, blackjack, roulette, the Salon Privé for high-stakes games and a gaming school with complimentary lessons on techniques and table etiquette. But you don't need to place a bet in order to win big at this resort. At The Valley of The Waves water park, you can test your mettle at the Temple of Courage water chute, and while out and about, you can ride a 1.2-mile zip line or visit a crocodile sanctuary. Two excellent golf courses were designed by Gary Player, and the highlight of the four on-site luxury hotels is the Palace of the Lost City, whose design was inspired by a mythical African kingdom. Best of all, the resort is next to the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park — make sure to set aside time for game drives and hot air balloon flights in search of the Big Five.