Sun City Weather
Sun City has a year-round temperate climate that has a daily average about 8 hours of sunshine and 12 hours of daylight.
Summer is characterised by long, hot days that can reach 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit) with afternoon thunderstorms and balmy evenings.
Winter is dry and cooler, with very cold nights that can drop as low as 3 degrees Celsius (37 degrees Fahrenheit).
What to Pack for a Sun City Holiday
Sun City is largely a casual but upscale destination and typical resort clothes – sneakers or trainers, sandals, jeans, sun dresses, shorts and T-shirts – are suitable for most areas. Because summer days are hot, please ensure you have ample sun protection, including caps or hats and a high SPF lotion.
For winter, add warm jackets and long trousers, as well as gloves, closed shoes, socks, scarves and beanies if you intend on doing early morning or late evening game drives or hot-air balloon rides.
Restaurants at The Palace of the Lost City tend to be either smart-casual or semi-formal – men should wear long trousers, closed shoes (not trainers) and collared shirts (not T-shirts) with sports jackets but ties are not necessary. Silhouette Nightclub also has a smart-casual dress code (no peak caps, trainers or printed T-shirts permitted).
Golfers are expected to wear standard golf wear (appropriate shoes and collared golf shirts).
Should you find you have forgotten to pack a specific item, Sun City has several boutique stores as well as two surf shops selling swimwear.
Best Time to Visit Sun City
Sun City’s temperate, malaria-free climate makes it a great year-round destination.
Peak season at Sun City coincides with South Africa’s summer and Easter national school vacations, which run from December to January and around April, respectively. Expect hot weather, greater guest numbers and less room availability over these periods.
The late autumn and winter months – from about May to September – are cooler and quieter but check before you book when the Valley of Waves is scheduled to close for a month for annual maintenance.