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  • Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2015

Perfect trip! Perfect guide! At Pilanesberg the landscape is amazing with a sufficient number of animals. Sun City is an interesting place to see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2015

Our tour guide Andrew was the best. He was very knowledgeable on history of Pilanesberg, the animals in the reserve, and Sun City. We took a lot of pictures.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2014

Very beautiful place of natural reserved and amazing place of sun city and lost city.. Five stars to our tour guide who is friendly, and helpful..

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2014

The tour was great and me and my husband absolutely LOVED our tour guide, Phinneas. He was very professional and knowledgeable.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

Excellent tour and fantastic location for a short Safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
February 2013

Very good driver who also double up as tour guide. He was very keen that we spot all the animals.. He took extra efforts so that we could take good pictures. Thanks to him, we had the best safari

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2012

This was a memorable trip that I have already described many times to the envy of my co-workers. Don't forget to watch the antics of the baby elephants.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
April 2012

This trip is definitely worth doing. The guide at the parking was the best ever! The parking itself is full of all animals and we saw all ofthem except Leopards. The drive is not that too hard, the jeeps are big and confortable, and the vires to Die for!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2011

This was a fantastic trip boht the guide and driver were very friendly and very knowledgeable. It was well worth the money and with south africa being a third world country - I would recommend a tour than driving it yourself, we had a police stop and I would not have known what to do

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2010

Pilanesberg was very good. If you've done safaris in Tanzania and Kenya you may be a little disappointed, but if you have never seen animals like this close-up, it is superb. Sun City is good if a bit odd. The Las Vegas of Africa, and all that implies. Definitely worth doing.

4 star rating: Recommended
March 2015

Although the driver had a breakdown and arrived late to pick us up we had an amazing day, private tour with flexibility and a wonderful tour guide. For the limited time spent in the game reserve we were able to see a large variety of game!

4 star rating: Recommended
December 2012

Great day out, really enjoyed the tour.

4 star rating: Recommended
October 2012

This trip was amazing. There were seven of us on the trip so we had a small minibus to drive us up there. The driver pointed out lots of interesting things on the drive. We managed to get a whole safari jeep to ourselves other jeeps were full with 25 people on board (I think other people were jealous). We then went off to sun city and spent a few hours in Valley of Waves. This was an extra £12 and we were only there for two hours but we enjoyed it. A very enjoyable day.

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2012

For a first time safari adventure it was great. Driver and guide were entertaining and educational. We didn't see lions but saw all other animals even an elephant as close as 2ms from the truck. We were the only ones on the trip so got more than our moneys worth. Sun City is Vegas in the savannah, not our thing so after a quick bite and walk around we headed off. Photos to come....

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2011

great experience

4 star rating: Recommended
July 2009

Overall good. Not fantastic, but it was good. Glad I took the time to do it.

David W
Ireland

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2009

Great tour guide, grass was a little high and made it difficult to see the lion etc, but it was still a great day.

Somjate K
Thailand

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

It was OK.

Michael B
Australia

4 star rating: Recommended
August 2008

A big 13 hour day, half at Sun City and half at Pilansberg Reserve, so from animals to casinos, we were kept interested.

David C
Malaysia

3 star rating: Worth doing
August 2013

Good experience but not value for money

GUOJUN
Canada

3 star rating: Worth doing
June 2013

I just saw a few animals in Pilanesberg safari.

3 star rating: Worth doing
January 2013

The nature safari itself was worthwhile, but not in a league with Kruger. Sun City was was OK - glad to have done it so we know what it is.

3 star rating: Worth doing
December 2011

the safari was great...though prob would have been better if we had arrived earlier, started off at 7am so was almost 10am by time we got there. Sun city was a waste though so we cut it short and asked our guide to take us to the Lion park we had passed on the way so got to pet the lion cubs.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
November 2013

This tour is Half good, half bad. In the morning you have the chance to experience the Pilanesberg reserve, which is really special. We could see a lot of animals and the reserve itself is very beautiful. Just be patient with the restaurant in the Pilanesberg Center : they usually won't have what you want to eat or drink and the food is quite bad. I was Lucky and my order was ok, but my friends fish and chip was terrible.
The second part of the tour is a waste of time (and Money) because this tour is not cheap. When we arrived at SUN CITY we found out that we could only see the external part of the resort and the access to most of the attractions were private to the resort guests. The only thing we could see was a big Garden in the golf course and the backyard of the Valley of Waves. We we're very disappointed. Besides, what we saw was an oldfashioned resort made in the 90's and that nowadays looks like my grandmother's house. It is not Worth going. Try only the first part of the package.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better
September 2013

The view of flora and fauna in Pilanesberg was nice. Sun City was fun, but make sure the waiters don't overcharge you. We had a big problem with Mark's behavior as a tour guide. He was frequently checking his mobile phone, including texting while driving. If you like roller coasters, you might like Mark's driving with swerving, dangerous lane changes, and following cars too closely.

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