The festive season might be over but summer is here to stay, at least for the next few months, so don’t pack away those swimsuits just yet. Sun City was recently named Africa’s Leading Family Resort in the 2021 World Travel Awards, and with a long list of fun water sports and activities available for the whole family it’s not hard to see why.
Situated right in front of the rolling lawns of the Cabanas Hotel Water World Lake is home to a host of activities for water lovers looking to get out of the city for a weekend.
Jump on a jet ski
Feel the cool spray against your face as you jet about the lake on a jet ski, by yourself or with a partner. Besides being a fun experience, you will get a great cardio workout and firm arm and leg muscles too. A 30-minute stint on the jet ski can burn over 200 calories.
Take a tube ride
If adrenaline is your thing grab onto the handles of an inflatable ring while being towed behind a boat for a fun-filled, adrenaline-pumping tube ride. Up to four tubes can be towed per ride, which makes this a great experience for family or a group of friends.
Wade around with the water snake
For a more extreme experience opt for a water snake ride. Straddle an inflatable pencil-shaped pontoon with handles and hold on tight for an elated bumpy ride, which can take up to five people.
Water-skiing and wakeboarding anyone?
For those with experience (and coordination) water-skiing and wakeboarding are an age-old classic. That said, for those that have not had any previous experience, Waterworld offers lessons with instructors who teach on land first before accompanying you out on the water.
Take to the air and parasail
Experience the exhilaration of flight as you parasail effortlessly 35 meters in the air. Drink in the magnificent views across Sun City, before gently landing gently back onto the water. Double the excitement by going up in pairs, either side by side or in tandem.
Casually cruise the lake
Climb aboard a private cruise boat for either a 30 or 60-minute cruise. Cruises accommodate up to nine people plus the skipper. Alternatively, join 30-minute public cruise and put your feet up while the skipper tells you about the history of Sun City and points out the bird life that live along the shores of the lake.
Be your own skipper and paddle around the lake in a pedal boat while you spot fish and bird life for yourself. Paddle solo, with your significant other or have fun with the kids. Children under 18 need to be accompanied by an adult.