Sun City’s entertainment centre shuts its doors for R300m makeover

2016-01-12 07:23

Cape Town - Sun City’s iconic entertainment centre closed its doors on Monday for a major refurbishment.

According to a press statement the entertainment centre, which houses the Superbowl, will be re-imagined and rebuilt at a cost of R300m as part of the R800m revitalisation of Sun City.

“The Entertainment Centre opened its doors in 1980 as Frank Sinatra crooned to roaring crowds, and it originally housed the Sun City Jungle Casino. There is no question that the Entertainment Centre has changed drastically over the years however it is this change that will take the Entertainment Centre to new heights as we look to creating an experiential journey for guests,” says Colin Jonkers, Group Retail General Manager

During the refurbishment, there are a number of alternative activities and restaurants still available across the resort.

Fantastic news for avid bathers, the Valley of Waves will remain open during the refurbishment.

Entrance to the Valley of Waves and The Maze of the Lost City will be located next to the Bridge of Time. There is a temporary bus stop near the new temporary entrance to the Valley of Waves where guests will be dropped off.

The welcome centre is still open, along with Waterworld and Adrenalin Extreme, here guests can book all the activities available at Sun City, including quad biking, archery, game drives, hovercrafts, drift trikes, paragliding, zip sliding and many more.

Conferences will be accommodated at the SunSky Village, a temporary but fully-equipped facility located near the Sun City main gate/entrance.

A limited Magic Company Games Arcade will be relocating next to Food Factory at the Valley of Waves.

This will all be complemented by pop-up activities across the resort during peak periods.

UPDATE: Sun City has not revealed an official date for the re-opening of the entertainment centre. According to a post on their Facebook page the entertainment centre will be closed until at least the end of October 2016.

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