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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

Sandton, South Africa
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Offered in: English


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
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.’

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This was honestly one of the most...
Taylarr L
, Jan 2018
This was honestly one of the most amazing experiences of my life! Although we didn't get to see all of the big five, we saw plenty of animals right away including wilderbeasts, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, elephants, zebra, etc... Our tour guide was amazing, super informative and very nice. We were picked up on time from our AirBnB in Sandton and the drive was about 2 hours but totally worth it. I definitely recommend this activity.
Words cannot describe how great of a...
, May 2017
Words cannot describe how great of a tour this was. My wife and I went in August during our honeymoon off-season tour in Zouth Afrika so our tour guide Mark was able to give us a personal tour. He was funny and quite knowledgeable. We saw all the big game. We could not ask for a better trip. Well worth it for this lifetime of memories.
We saw a rhino on this trip. Saw many...
William A
, Apr 2017
We saw a rhino on this trip. Saw many things for the time we had on the tour.
The tour guide was very good and we...
James C
, Aug 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.
Perfect trip! Perfect guide! At...
Stefano G
, Aug 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.
Although the driver had a breakdown...
Adele G
, Feb 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!
Our tour guide Andrew was the best...
Margaret H
, Jan 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.
Very beautiful place of natural...
shawng l
, Aug 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..
The tour was great and me and my...
LaTeasha G
, Jun 2014
The tour was great and me and my husband absolutely LOVED our tour guide, Phinneas. He was very professional and knowledgeable.
This tour is Half good, half bad. In...
Marcelo Sechieri C. Neves
, Nov 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.

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