|The Cascades Hotel|
|NORTH WEST HOTELS
SUN CITY HOTELS
Besides the Palace of the Lost City Hotel, the Cascades Hotel is the second 5 star Hotel at the Sun City Resort in the North West Province of South Africa. Situated amidst lush gardens, the Cascades Hotel is the grand old lady of Sun City and still retains her timeless elegance.
The Cascades Hotel offers a world of fantasy with its theme of cascading water, tropical lagoons and giant boulders creating a paradise for pink flamingos and swans. Tumbling waters and luxurious gardens are all a short walk from the glittering entertainment centre. Beautifully coloured birds and fish are at home in the Cascades gardens and lakes, which cover the gently sloping hillside. They are laced with footpaths which wind between exotic indigenous trees and flowering plants. Lush gardens, tropical birds and water features give The Cascades Hotel its unique and relaxing atmosphere.
The Sun City Resort draws thousands of visitors each year to its four top-quality hotels, a Vacation Club plus magnificent sporting and recreational facilities including 2 world class golf courses, and the magical Lost City water-park, The Valley of Waves. Only 187 km from Johannesburg, the resort, situated in the bushveld of South Africa's North West Province, is surrounded by the imposing mountains of the Pilanesberg .
The malaria-free Pilanesberg National Game Park is home to South Africa's Big 5 - Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo and guests staying at the Sun City Resort can enjoy adventurous activities: game drives, elephant back safaris, hot air balloon safaris, guided walking safaris, etc.
The Cascades Hotel, the Grotto Restaurant and the swimming pool area underwent an extensive R60-million refurbishment project, transforming the 1980's themed pool area into a tropical paradise. The outdoor swimming pool at the Cascades Hotel and the Grotto Restaurant are an area reminiscent of the azure blue of the tranquil Mediterranean.
The original garden area has been transformed into a lake with cascading waterfalls. The pool deck has been extended by about 7 metres and the lawn areas have been converted into a sandy beach complete with a secluded bathing area and sand bar. Guests are also invited to enjoy the heated pool, a Jacuzzi pool and children's pool.
The Grotto restaurant has been revolutionised. The Mediterranean restaurant now named Santorini, is surrounded by glass windows providing an all season enclave, harbouring guests during winter. Alfresco dining takes place along the island promenade and delightful gazebo's offer shaded areas where guests can relax informally and enjoy a delectable meal.
Accommodation at the Cascades Hotel
All 243 elegant air-conditioned rooms and suites at the Cascades Hotel feature beautiful views over the resorts gardens to the golf course and the bushveld hills beyond.
In the Standard and Family rooms, amenities include a separate large shower cubicle and a separate bath which is the ideal place to unwind. The Luxury rooms at the Cascades Hotel have their own dressing rooms with built in dressing tables, cupboards and shoe racks. The furnishings are a tapestry of the verdant gardens and tranquil beach pool area.
The guests rooms at the Cascades Hotel feature en suite bathrooms and face the tropical splendour of the Cascades Hotel's gardens and pools. All rooms include the following facilities for comfort and luxury: TV, radio, air-conditioning, telephone and minibar. Luxury rooms and suites have spa baths. Suites have private patios, sitting rooms and bar areas. The Presidential suite at the Cascades Hotel is equipped with its own jacuzzi.
Facilities at the Cascades Hotel
The Cascades Hotel has a heated and a cold swimming pool with lifeguards on attendance daily.
Eleven tennis courts, five of which are floodlit. Coaching is available from the resident tennis professional. Tennis Pro Shop and refreshments available at the Tennis Club House.
Squash Courts & Spinning Studios
There are two squash courts and a spinning studio adjacent to the Gary Player Country Club.
Situated next to The Tennis Courts, a must visit for the bird enthusiast.
The Valley of the Waves Water Park
The Valley of Waves is one of the most advanced water parks in the world, dominated by the Roaring Lagoon, a 6 500-square metre (7560-square yards) wave pool with a palm-fringed beach. Hydraulic mechanisms can generate a 1,8 metre (6 feet 8 inches) wave every 90 seconds. When waves are not generated, a bobbing cycle is generated in a diamond pattern.
The water park has five exhilarating flume rides:
From the aptly named Temple of Courage, swimmers drop a heart-stopping 17 meters (57 feet) down a 70-meter (233 feet) chute, hurtle under a bridge and splash into a small pool at the foot of the slide. The Tarantula and the Scorpion are body slides, and the Viper and the Mamba are flume rides where the swimmers float on large inflated tubes. The Lazy River is a gentle tube ride that flows endlessly round a kidney-shaped island.
Golf Courses: Gary Player Golf Course and Lost City Golf Course
The Sun City Resort is home to 2 world class 18 hole championship golf courses.
The Gary Player Golf Course is an 18 hole, par 72 walking course, with a 5km running trail along the course. The Gary Player Country Club overlooks this magnificent golf course and incorporates a Pro Shop, a Health spa and gymnasium, two squash courts and a spinning studio. At the Health Spa you can indulge in hair and beauty treatments, hydro bath, Vichy Shower, spa-pool and steam room. The fully equipped gym also offers personal trainers.
The Lost City Golf Course was also designed by Gary Player. This par-72 course is a cart course, complete with a state-of-the-art clubhouse, and is a short stroll from The Palace of the Lost City. It features a water hazard of 20 live Nile crocodiles on the 13th hole and offers facilities such as a driving range, and a Golf Pro Shop.