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Sun City & Safari
Exploring Sun City & Pilanesberg Safari
If you’re looking for a don’t-make-me-think vacation with plenty of good weather and something for literally everyone, then a Sun City safari holiday is hard to beat. South Africa’s premier resort has long delivered on its promise to entertain and excite its guests: it may be big, it is certainly bold, but Sun City is never boring.
You’ll be spoilt for choice for things to see and do. Sun City is home to a water world, complete with wave machine and giant slides. There are two Gary Player-designed golf courses, indulgent wellness spas, sophisticated restaurants, bustling casinos and live shows. Next-door Pilanesberg National Park is home to the Big 5 and offers daily morning and afternoon game drives as well as sunrise hot-air balloon safaris.
Malaria-free and basking under a dry and sunny climate, Sun City offers a choice of four hotels which means there is accommodation for every expectation, whether budget-friendly or 5 Star. Naturally, action-packed Sun City is a firm family favourite. Parents will be pleased to see there are kids activity programmes, teenage clubs, baby sitters and family restaurants throughout the resort. It’s also a great choice for honeymooners and discerning couples: part of the Sun City experience is the exceptionally luxurious and private nature of much of its accommodation.
A Sun City and Pilanesberg safari is best experienced as part of a bigger South Africa itinerary. It is only a two hour drive from Madikwe Private Game Reserve, one of South Africa’s best places for malaria-free Big 5 game viewing. And with Johannesburg’s Airport just three or four hours away by overland transfer, Sun City can easily be combined with the Kruger Park, Cape Town and the Garden Route for an exceptionally diverse and rewarding itinerary.
If you want to travel further afield, ask us about the best time to combine Sun City with Africa’s top safari destinations such as Victoria Falls and Botswana or with Indian Ocean hideaways off the Mozambican coast.
Considered a year-round destination, Sun City is very popular during the South African Christmas and Easter holidays. Visitor numbers are at their highest and accommodation often booked far in advance.
Our Top Places to Visit in Sun City & Pilanesberg Safari:
- The Palace of the Lost City – Sun City’s most luxurious suites are part of this fantasy-inspired 5-star hotel; guests are spoiled with amenities & have access to the entire resort.
- The Cascades Hotel – centrally located, Cascades has three swimming pools linked by tumbling waterways; good for families but its quieter & more secluded suites are ideal for honeymooners too.
- Pilanesberg National Park – set next-door to Sun City, malaria-free Pilanesberg offers Big 5 game drives & hot-air balloon safaris. Why not stay at a lodge in the park itself? Black Rhino Game Lodge delivers an affordable Pilanesberg safari while Tshukudu Bush Lodge is our luxury & honeymoon recommendation.