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  • From Sun City: Pilanesberg National Park 3-Hour Game Drive

    1. From Sun City: Pilanesberg National Park 3-Hour Game Drive

    Discover the exquisite Pilanesberg National Park, located in an extinct volcanic crater. Departing from Sun City, enjoy a 3-hour game drive to experience the pristine flora and wildlife, offering some of the best game viewing in South Africa.   Come face to face with the unspoilt beauty of the bush. From a 25-seater open vehicle you could encounter Africa’s big five animals and many other natural inhabitants at close range. Bring your binoculars and a camera, to capture the incredible sightings.

    It was great,easy to book.Continous communication prior to the event.Good guides even though we did not see the Big five...we would do it again.

  • Sun City: Quad Biking Nature Trail

    2. Sun City: Quad Biking Nature Trail

    Ride a quad bike through the African bush and encounter fun natural obstacles on an off-road tour from Sun City. This tour gives travelers access to the private Letsatsing Game Park with supervision from attentive guides. Meet your guides at the Sun City Welcome Centre and take a short 10-minute ride to the Letsatsing Game Reserve. On arrival, you will be given guided through safety procedures and instructions on how to ride the quad bikes. Afterward, go on the practice course for approximately 5 minutes so that you can get comfortable with your quad bike. Next, head out into the bush in search of wildlife. Encounter exciting obstacles such as sand mounds, hills, and water puddles. As you ride encounter possible sightings of zebras, giraffes, or warthogs.

    I highly recommend this experience. It was such fun! We had a great guide and we saw wild life up close. A giraffe family, wildebees, zebra!! Beautiful game drive with an adrenaline rush!!! Weather was great, beautiful sunset at the end. Worth every dime

  • Pilanesberg National Park/Sun City Hot Air Balloon Safari

    3. Pilanesberg National Park/Sun City Hot Air Balloon Safari

    After being collected in the early morning by a registered field guide, travel in an open safari vehicle from your respective hotels at Sun City Resort or lodges in Pilanesberg area to the Pilanesberg National Park. Day visitors can be collected from Bakubung Gate. The transfer through the park takes approximately 1 hour as the balloon launch site is situated in the center. At the launch site, be met by the pilot and crew who will proceed to give a briefing. Climb into a 1.2m high basket and commence your unforgettable journey that lasts approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour. Experience the finest way of viewing the wildlife of the Pilanesberg National Park including 'the big 5':  lion, leopard, buffalo, rhinoceros, and elephants. On landing, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and orange juice to celebrate the flight. The field guide will then transport you back through the Pilanesberg Natio...

    Balloon flight: A must do activity. Excellent pilot and a tremendous experience. Night drive/safari: Got to see 10 lions on a kill. Very god guide and driver. Came very close to a lot of animals.

  • Pilanesberg, Sun City and Valley of the Waves Waterpark

    4. Pilanesberg, Sun City and Valley of the Waves Waterpark

    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, ancient volcano and is dramatically beautiful with mountains, plains, wooded valleys and dams. Look for over 7000 animals that roam freely across the spectacular volcanic landscape. Try and spot the Big Five and a large variety of antelope.  Journey to Mankwe Dam, at the centre of the reserve, a large watering hole that draws animals and birds to it on a daily basis. After a three hour morning game drive in a closed minibus at Pilanesberg, you will be transferred to Sun City, an oasis of leisure, flamboyance and relaxation that shimmers in the heat of the African sun. Spend the afternoon at leisure at the Valley of Waves, a fun family destination where you can swim, enjoy water rides and...

  • Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

    5. Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

    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...

    superbe journée avec Pascal (guide français/anglais), apprentissage de l'apartheid, et discussion varié avec ce guide en or, les heures de route sont vraiment passées vite. Vu éléphant, rhinocéros, girafe, zèbre, etc...

  • Sun City & Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Full-Day Tour

    6. Sun City & Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Full-Day Tour

    Go in search of the 'Big Five' (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) and other animal species on a guided closed vehicle game drive in the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. This will be followed by a guided orientation tour of the famous Sun City complex, nestled deep in the rugged Bushveld, in the heart of an ancient volcano. The Sun City resort complex captivates visitors with its combination of golf, game and gambling. Enjoy this glamorous oasis with its world-class bars and restaurants and have time to explore and enjoy the many attractions this resort has to offer. Bordering this entertainment complex in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, you will find one of the world’s outstanding geological phenomena, a crater of a long extinct volcano and the result of eruptions some 1,200 million years ago. 

  • Sun City: Pilanesberg National Park Bush Walk

    7. Sun City: Pilanesberg National Park Bush Walk

    Learn more about Pilanesberg National Park and the wildlife that lives there with an early morning walk in the bush. Follow your professional field guide on this walking safari and see the park from a different perspective. Explore both the flora and fauna of the park along various hiking trails. This bushwalk experience focuses on locating and observing the wildlife of the park on foot. Listen to the first-hand knowledge and experience of your field guide.

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What people are saying about Sun City

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 67 reviews

I highly recommend this experience. It was such fun! We had a great guide and we saw wild life up close. A giraffe family, wildebees, zebra!! Beautiful game drive with an adrenaline rush!!! Weather was great, beautiful sunset at the end. Worth every dime

Balloon flight: A must do activity. Excellent pilot and a tremendous experience. Night drive/safari: Got to see 10 lions on a kill. Very god guide and driver. Came very close to a lot of animals.

A stroke of luck, seen more in half-day safari than before full-day safari. Guide a good driver and companion. The organization worked great via booking.com. Am thrilled.

It was great,easy to book.Continous communication prior to the event.Good guides even though we did not see the Big five...we would do it again.

I throughly enjoyed my first game drive. Our guide is clued up about the animals and she was patient too.