Spring is here and with that comes more fun in the sun. If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for a fun local adventure, Sun City’s Zip 2000 slide offers a unique way to see the resort.
Having held the record for six consecutive years, the Zip 2000 is still one of the world’s longest zip slides offering guests breathtaking views of the resort at an average speed of 120 km/h over a two-kilometer distance.
The Zip 2000 has an impeccable safety record and was designed and constructed by UNREAL CEO Tim Dawson. It adheres to all necessary safety standards and is certified by South Africa’s Department of Labour. ‘Flyers’ are secured in two separate harnesses and suspended below a free-running trolley that is attached to a steel cable.
Solo and tandem slides are available, so this ride has an appeal for even the most amateur adventure junkie. Unlike many other adventure activities, this experience is open to young ones from the age of 12, making it a fun activity for the whole family. So far, the oldest person to go down the slide has been a Scottish lady of 84!
The Zip 2000 brings something extraordinary, outrageous, and fun to anyone seeking some action and adventure in a truly unique and unforgettable way. The Zip 2000 is more agreeable to some people than, for example, bungee jumping, because there is no ‘free fall’ and no ‘jerk’ involved. “It is a flying feeling, not a falling feeling,” says Dawson.
Make Your Way Through The Maze
If, however, you are keen on a more relaxed experience, the team that built the Zip 2000 also built the rope bridge and The Maze of the Lost City, a fun adventure for all, located close to the Sun City Entertainment Area.
One of Sun City’s hidden gems is The Maze of the Lost City. Constructed from artificial stone and wood, the Maze is designed to look like an ancient archaeological discovery and is the largest permanent maze in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Maze of the Lost City was added to Sun City Resort in September 2012 and covers a half-acre. It’s accessed via a 100-meter-long suspension bridge from the Entertainment Centre and offers some of the most spectacular views of the resort, particularly of The Palace of the Lost City and the Gary Player Golf Course. When night falls, flaming torches light the paths along the chambers.
At the end of the labyrinth is the Maze Bar, which has a selection of ice-cold craft beers on tap. The craft beer menu is updated regularly so you can always expect something new at this unique Sun City maze bar.
If you can’t wait to quench your thirst and are tired of wandering around seemingly aimlessly, there are escapes built into the maze, so you can leave at any time and head up to the bar.
For those considering team building, the maze can be hired out for private parties, conferences, or as a dining area, hosting up to 200 people. However, numbers will be adjusted according to regulations at the time.