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Go on a game drive at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve to look for Africa’s ‘Big Five,’ then head for the famous Sun City resort to relax and enjoy the pools, casinos, and cultural village. This combination covers the best of two different tourist attractions in one day trip from Johannesburg.


  • Day trip to Pilanesberg Nature Reserve and Sun City
  • Combing two very different experiences in South Africa in one day
  • Look for Africa's big 5: lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinoceros, amongst the 7,000 animals in Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
  • Relax in the world's most unique resort Sun City for the afternoon with swimming pools, casinos, cultural village and Lost City

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What You Can Expect

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

Sun city, South Africa

Start your day trip with a drive to the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, where you can see Africa’s famous ‘Big Five’ — lions, leopards, elephants, Cape buffaloes and rhinos — among the more than 7,000 animals that live in this huge park.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve covers roughly 221 square miles (572 square kilometers), and has more than 124 miles (200 kilometers) of well-maintained roads and tracks. It’s a popular destination for safari drives. Add an unforgettable Elephant Interaction Safari to your Pilanesberg experience (own expense).

After a morning at Pilanesberg, head for neighboring Sun City for an afternoon of relaxation and fun. The famous resort features swimming pools (own expense), a golf course, a cultural village, and a wide selection of places to eat and drink. Add a guided tour of the Palace of the Lost City (own expense). Sun City has earned its nickname of the ‘Kingdom of Pleasure.’

Customer Reviews

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour guide was very good and we saw many interesting animals ,She worked with us on what we wanted to see and she was very knowledgeable. The long trip was worth it and she gave a good account of the history of the area.

Stefano G Italy

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.

Margaret H

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.

shawng l

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..

LaTeasha G

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

Ramesh J

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

Christine H USA

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.

Thierry G

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!

Andre P

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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