New activities for Sun City

by Jenna Deeley-SmithNovember 24, 2017

A new rope adventure park has been developed at the Valley of the Waves, by integrated tourism group Tourvest in partnership with Chimp & Zee. Scheduled to open on November 25, the park is offered through the group’s Sun City based Mankwe-GAMETRACKERS business.

The 45-minute long activity will include high balancing beams, zip lines, hanging spider nets and jungle rope bridges.  It will have two access points, allowing day visitors outside the Valley of the Waves to enjoy the facility as well.

Mankwe-GAMETRACKERS Chief Executive, Peter Dlamini says, “The rope adventure park will add considerably to Sun City’s value proposition as a sought after leisure and entertainment destination. We feel that while guests enjoy the slides and the waves, their interest will be piqued by the activities above them and we expect the Valley of the Waves to draw larger numbers of people, as a result.”


He adds that safety will be a crucial aspect of this new activity and highly trained personnel will be stationed at the beginning and end of the rope park’s circuit to ensure the integrity of the cables and related equipment.

In another development, Tourvest says the first stage of its mountain biking track, within the neighbouring Letsatsing Game Reserve, has been completed and will also be opened to the public in November this year.  The next stage is already underway and will add an additional 10 kilometres to the mountain biking track when complete.  The reserve already has a quad biking track and the inclusion of a cycling track will offer guests the opportunity to experience a game viewing bike ride.

The track is 9.7 kilometres and has been divided into a beginners and experienced cyclists lane and offers views of Sun City, the Pilanesberg National Park, and neighbouring communities. “The track has been built to international standards with a view to attracting international cycling events as the route is extended in the coming months,” Dlamini says.  “Guests can bring their own bikes or rent them from our new Activity Hub, located at the old cultural village.”

The Activity Hub will serve as a central reservations point for all activities at Sun City, allowing guests to peruse, book and pay in one place.  Activity combos will also be made available at a special discounted rate and guests can pre-book and plan their days using Mankwe-GAMETRACKERS online booking portal.  The hub is also home to Sun City’s Shebeen Restaurant, which offers light meals and refreshing drinks.

“All our new staff have been sourced within the surrounding community and will be taken through an extensive training programme as part of our skills development programme,” concludes Dlamini.


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