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Known worldwide for its exotic entertainment options, the Sun City theme park is more a mini-city than a park, with so many attractions and entertainment options that first-time visitors may find it pleasantly bewildering.
Located in the North West province, less than 200km from the major urban centres of Johannesburg and Pretoria, the Sun City entertainment park enthrals all with its African theme and multitude of entertainment options.
FFar enough from South Africa's major cities to qualify as a real getaway from hectic city life, Sun City is nevertheless the ultimate all-in-one entertainment destination.
AAdults can try their luck at one of the biggest casinos in Africa (with its 38 gaming tables) before taking in a revue or live music show; or simply enjoy a meal at one of the many award-winning restaurants. Choose from Asian, traditional South African, steakhouse or Italian; or just order from one of the many fast food outlets.
Kamp Kwena, an activity park for children where they can learn, play and make new friends, will keep lively little minds well occupied. Mini-cars, trampolines, adventure golf and more ensure that the kids do not miss their parents too much.
Sun City is not just a hotel or an entertainment complex or even just a theme park – it's an entire experience.
Sun City, North West
TThe SunStar: A Beacon Of Hope For The Future
Signal Hill was chosen as the debut site for the SunStar sculpture because of its views over the city and to ensure that both locals and tourists had easy access to this commemorative work. From the rolling hills of the Western Cape to the picturesque views of the North West - today, the SunStar can be found at its permanent home at Sun City. More than twenty years into a new democracy and since the passing of Nelson Mandela, Sun International would like to encourage all South Africans to express their hope for the country’s future.
The SunStar sculpture was conceptualised and designed by Cape Town artist and founder of the Robben Island Art Company & Trust (RIACT), Christopher Swift. The installation, which will be illuminated at night, is environmentally friendly because of its use of 4 000 strip LED lights, which have been repurposed from a previous installation.
The SunStar project is closely aligned with Sun International’s commitment to community, environment and sustainability and is in in the form of an eight-point star, with the wiring from the Robben Island Fence filling the internal areas of the sphere. This historic material has been given an artistic casing and will be surrounded by a metal frame depicting the sun’s rays, coming together to form an eight-pointed star.
The sphere in the centre of the sculpture has a radius of 6.4m and the sculpture is supported by scaffolding that blends with the contour of the sculpture. The project involves the construction of a star-shape out of aluminium trusses that have been founded using a ground anchorage system, as a conventional concrete foundation would have a negative environmental impact on the site.
This symbolic piece of art embodies South Africa’s history and future in an interactive display of rebirth, reconciliation and hope.