Valley of the Waves © garybembridge
Situated in the Bojanala region of the North West Province, the 'Las Vegas' of South Africa is one of the largest adult entertainment centres in the world, with casinos, golf courses, live shows, and the architectural wonder of the Lost City. The vast resort complex is one of South Africa's top attractions for gambling, entertainment and opulence, a luxury theme park for adults that was the multi-million dollar dream child of South African entrepreneur Sol Kerzner. The Lost City, with its African theme of life-size animals, has at its centre a luxurious 'palace' decorated with mosaics, frescoes, palm fronds and elephant tusks. Surrounding it are lakes, forests and a tropical beach. There are a variety of water sports and The Valley of the Waves, the most advanced waterpark in the country, has among other things a wave machine capable of generating almost seven-foot (2m) waves. The waterpark is fabulous fun for the whole family with numerous slides and a wonderful Lazy River. Buying a day pass for the Lost City waterpark allows visitors to explore the extensive grounds and access the casino. There are a number of Sun International hotels on the property and the resort complex also borders on the Pilanesberg National Park, home to the 'Big Five' and a popular game-viewing destination.