Sun International Breaks Ground on the Expansions of Sun Vacation Club at Sun City
Tuesday, October 11, 2022
Sun International is expanding Sun Vacation Club at Sun City, adding accommodations that will accommodate an additional 400 guests. These new accommodations will be called the Leika Villas and will feature 48 three-bedroom villas and 10 four-bedroom villas. The expansion will also house a resort pool, family restaurants, and a play area for kids.
All the new villas will offer a closed-combustion fireplace and an outdoor entertainment area with views of the Pilanesberg mountain range.
“We are experiencing significant demand for Sun Vacation Club accommodation at Sun City and this expansion will help satisfy this demand. We are confident that this development will achieve above market returns,” commented Sun International’s CEO, Anthony Leemin.
“Lefika Villas” means ‘stone’ in the local Setswana language. This name was chosen to pay homage to the neighboring stone-walled Itlholanoga heritage site, the real ‘lost city’ of the greater Sun City resort. The site is rated a level five for historical significance and is a designated provincial heritage site.
In expanding this resort and building the new villas, Sun International has enlisted the assistance of leading archaeological and heritage experts, including Wits Archaeology Professor Mandy Esterhuyzen. He will be assisting the management and preservation of this and other surrounding historical heritage sites.
With the development, there will be the inclusion of surrounding communities in upliftment and skills transfer projects, with a specified thirty-percent build value to be allotted to local contractors.
Anthony Leemin said there are more upgrades that are being planned for Sun City. The next big one is a complete refresh of The Palace of The Lost City, set to be completed in November, adding a full-service spa and fitness center.
Learn more about Sun International on their website.