Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

From US$ 226.40 per person

Enjoy a closed and open vehicle game drive at Pilanesberg Game Reserve and get the opportunity to see a range of African wildlife, including the Big Five. In between, take a guided tour to one of the world's most unique and glamorous resorts, Sun City.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from Johannesburg hotels and surrounding areas


  • Take a 3-hour morning game drive in a minibus through Pilanesberg National Park
  • Observe the Big 5 in their natural habitat
  • Relax in the acclaimed Sun City Resort
  • Take a 3-hour afternoon 4x4 open vehicle drive Pilanesberg to see more wild game
Full description
Depart at 6:00 AM from Johannesburg for a full day excursion to explore Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City Resort. Sit back and enjoy the two-hour journey to Pilanesberg, passing by the scenic Magaliesberg Mountains and the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam. The Pilanesberg National Park lies in a caldera of an extinct 1200 million-year-old volcano and is dramatically beautiful with mountains, plains, wooded valleys and dams. Over 7000 animals roam freely across the spectacular volcanic landscape, including the Big Five, predators and a large variety of antelope. Mankwe Dam, at the center of the reserve, is a large watering hole that draws animals and birds to it on a daily basis. See all this beauty and more on a 3-hour morning game drive through the Park in a minibus. Then, you will be transferred to Sun City Resort, an oasis of leisure, flamboyance and relaxation that shimmers in the sun, only 1 km away from the National Park. The world’s most unique resort is internationally renowned for its glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities and star-studded spectaculars. After an orientation tour, enjoy some free time to have lunch or stroll through the beautiful gardens. In the afternoon, return to Pilanesberg for another exciting 3-hour 4x4 game drive. Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill of getting closer to nature in an open-air safari vehicle. As the sun starts to set, keep your eyes peeled for stealthy predators such as wild dog, Cape fox and spotted hyena. After your game drive concludes at 6:00 PM, depart for your return trip to Johannesburg, where you will arrive between 8:00 and 9:00 PM.     
  • Transport
  • Entry fee to Pilanesberg National Park
  • Entry fee to Sun City Resort
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour operates with a minimum of 1 person.
  • The Big 5 refers to lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and buffalo.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 10 reviews

Review summary

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Great guide, great tour

We had nothing to complain about. The driver arrived punctually at 6:00 am. The entertainment on the way there and back was unique. We got a lot of information about the culture and situation. At eight we arrived and at ten the safari tour in an open 4x4 started. It was breathtaking too. Then we went on to SunCity with a 2 hour stay and a subsequent safari tour in the car. Gladly again!

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April 17, 2019

Nous avons passé une magnifique journée. Sana, notre guide, nous a donné beaucoup d' explications sur l'Afrique du Sud pendant le trajet et a su repérer la plupart des animaux que nous avons rencontrés dans le parc de Pilanesberg, dont de superbes éléphants ! Le site de Sun City vaut le détour également.

May 29, 2022


It was announced "a guided tour to one of the world's most unique and glamorous resorts, Sun City". In fact, I was driven to Sun City only for a quick lunch. I had about 30 min without any guide, of course, no any "orientation tours", "stroll through the beautiful gardens" were possible. Safari itself was good but I paid extra money for nothing, it would be much

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October 20, 2019

Product ID: 167417