3 Days Pilanesberg Safari and Sun City Tour


Quick Info:

Embark on a journey to Pilanesberg National Park and spend an overnight at the park to experience the safari lifestyle. The Pilanesberg National Park is popularly known to be the home to the famous Big 5 and other wildlife; within this area, you will be given the opportunity to experience worthwhile game drives, that will allow you to tick off that “must-see wildlife” list of yours. You will be spending three days in the Pilanesberg area, be sure to make the best of it. On this trip, you will further get an opportunity to travel about 20 minutes to spend a day in the prestigious Sun City. This destination is situated in North West of South Africa. When we talk of opulence, world-class events, and pretty much luxury; Sun City is the best place to be in. Sun City is a luxury resort and casino that caters to both adults and kids and is worth a day's visit. It has a lot of activities and restaurants to choose from - don’t miss out on the famous activity Valley of the waves. 

Do This Because:

The tour allows you to enjoy a safari experience and a leisure day at a resort with an abundance of entertainment activities. You will get an opportunity to see wildlife especially the Big 5 lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard whilst on a game vehicle. During your game experience conducted by ranger/guides from the recommended lodges, guests will explore the wild on an open 4x4 vehicle, on foot, and on the Hide. A day at Sun City filled with optional activities to be done. Upon arrival at Sun City Welcome Centre, book for the activities that one wants to partake in.


Day 1: Transfer to Pilanesberg National Park

Get ready to check out at your accommodation in Johannesburg. Your private driver-guide will collect you at 10:00 am and transfer you to a safari lodge in Pilanesberg National Park. This is will be a 2-hour drive from Johannesburg which is a very short drive for a safari experience. Upon arrival at the lodge, you will check-in and enjoy lunch. After lunch, enjoy your afternoon at leisure. Join in on the evening game drive and get the opportunity to see the animals. Return for dinner and overnight.


Kwa-Maritane Bush Lodge:

Located in the Pilanesberg National Park, an ancient volcano. Home to Africa's Big5 lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard offering morning and afternoon game experience. At the lodge, one gets to relax at the pool, and enjoy dinner at the restaurant serving the best cuisine. Selected days for bush boma dinner (Wednesdays and Saturdays) under the African stars. Enjoy a spa treatment such as Thabayadiotso a signature treatment or opt for a pedicure while overlooking the plains.

Bakubung Bush Lodge:

Located in a malaria-free game park covering 57 000 hectares reserve, home to Africa's Big5 lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard. A child-friendly bush lodge offering a wild range of little ranger programs. Enjoy safari game in an open 4x4 vehicle and bushwalks with a ranger/guide sharing knowledge about the fauna and flora. Serving the best cuisine at the restaurants and a bush boma experience 

Day 2: Pilanesberg National Park - Safari Game

After a good night's rest, freshen up and enjoy breakfast on offer. Enjoy your day with various options/activities to participate in at the lodge. There are activities like bush walks, bird walks, reptile demonstrations, table tennis, and other activities on offer. Enjoy the afternoon/evening game drive and return for dinner and overnight. 

Day 3: Day at Sun City and transfer to Johannesburg

Enjoy an early breakfast on offer and prepare to check out. Your private driver-guide will be ready to collect you at 09:30 am to transfer you to Sun City. Upon arrival in Sun City, you will spend a day here with choices of various activities on offer. Activities include golf courses, water sports, village tours, an outdoor adventure center, and many more thrilling activities. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants. At 4:00 pm, your driver-guide will meet you at an arranged meeting point and you will be transferred to Johannesburg. 


  • Enjoy a bush safari experience
  • Game viewing and chances to spot the Big 5
  • Boma Dinner experience
  • A visit to Sun City
  • Personalized driver-guide in a luxury air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi

Inclusions and Exclusions

What's Included:

  • English speaking guide
  • Vehicle and fuel
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Bottled mineral water
  • 2 nights' Accommodation in Pilanesberg - Half Board Basis (Dinner, Bed & Breakfast)
    • Afternoon/Evening Game Drives
  • Entry fees in Pilanesberg & Sun City

What's Excluded:

  • International/Domestic Flights
  • All meals and drinks not mentioned
  • Other entrance fees not mentioned
  • Additional Activities/Entertainment not mentioned
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • Items of personal nature

Additional Info

Know Before You Go:

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Option to pay online
  • Tour can be customized according to preference

What to Bring:

  • A jacket or a jersey as the weather can change at any time
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Cash - South African currency (ZAR) and all major credits cards are accepted at places of interests
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Camera or a full charged cellphone to capture memorable moments

Please Note:

We suggest that the guest reserve departure flight accordingly on the last day of the tour not earlier than 19:30 for a domestic flight & 21:00 for an international flight.

Language(s) Spoken
Cut off: 12 hours
Booking in advance
Experience endurance level
3 Days
Tour Duration
Safari Tours
Tour Type
Minimum Number of passengers is: 2
Know before you go
Cancellations - for two or fewer rooms - within 48 hours prior to arrival will be subject to a full a cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked. Cancellations - for three to nine rooms - within seven days prior to arrival will be subject to a a full cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked. Cancellations - ten rooms or more, group cancellation policy will apply
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