Situated on the border of Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City has undergone a major facelift over the last five years. In response to the growing tourist demand that this has helped facilitate, SA Express is introducing additional scheduled flights on Wednesdays between 14 December 2016 and 4 January 2017.

The airline usually offers return flights into the Pilanesberg International Airport from OR Tambo International Airport and from Cape Town International twice a week on Monday and Friday, with further growth also planned in future.

SA Express’ first commercial flights to the Pilanesberg International Airport commenced in April 2015, opening up easier and faster access to Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park and Rustenberg, and bolstering North West Province’s tourism sector in general.

Marketing Manager at Sun City Andrew Irumba said: “A year and a half since Sun City and airline SA Express linked the skies between Cape Town, Johannesburg and the premium lifestyle resort in the North West province, passenger volumes have increased steadily, and to meet demand over the festive season, there will be additional flights, bringing the number of flights per week to three.”

After initially opening in December 1979, Sun City Resort has officially relaunched its entire offering after a five-year, R1 billion refurbishment. You can read more about this facelift in one of our previous posts here.

This post is based on articles from Traveller24 and The Citizen