Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

From US$ 297.03 per person

Enjoy a closed and open vehicle game drive at Pilanesberg Game Reserve and get the opportunity to see a range of African wildlife, including the Big Five. In between, take a guided tour to one of the world's most unique and glamorous resorts, Sun City.

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Duration 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from Johannesburg hotels and surrounding areas


  • Take a morning 4x4 open vehicle drive to Pilanesberg to see wild game
  • Observe the Big 5 in their natural habitat
  • Relax in the acclaimed Sun City Resort
  • Take an afternoon game drive in a minibus through Pilanesberg National Park
Full description

Depart at 6:00 AM from Johannesburg for a full-day excursion to explore Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City Resort. Sit back and enjoy the two-hour journey to Pilanesberg, passing by the scenic Magaliesberg Mountains and the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam.

The Pilanesberg National Park lies in a caldera of an extinct 1200 million-year-old volcano and is dramatically beautiful with mountains, plains, wooded valleys, and dams. Over 7,000 animals roam freely across the spectacular volcanic landscape, including the Big Five, predators, and a large variety of antelope.

Mankwe Dam, at the center of the reserve, is a large watering hole that draws animals and birds to it on a daily basis. See all this beauty and more on a 3-hour 4x4 morning game drive through the Park.

Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill of getting closer to nature in an open-air safari vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled for stealthy predators such as wild dogs, Cape foxes, and spotted hyenas. Then, you will be transferred to Sun City Resort, an oasis of leisure and relaxation that shimmers in the sun, only 1 km away from the National Park.

The world’s most unique resort is internationally renowned for its glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities, and star-studded spectaculars. After an orientation tour, enjoy some free time to have lunch or stroll through the beautiful gardens. As the sun starts to set you will embark on an afternoon game drive in your own vehicle through the park. After your game drive concludes, depart for your return trip to Johannesburg, where you will arrive at your hotel between 8:00 and 9:00 PM depending on the time you left the Park. 

  • Transport
  • Entry fee to Pilanesberg National Park
  • Entry fee to Sun City Resort
  • Lunch

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour operates with a minimum of 1 person.
  • The Big 5 refers to lions, leopards, rhinoceros, elephants, and buffalo.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Great guide, great tour

We had nothing to complain about. The driver arrived punctually at 6:00 am. The entertainment on the way there and back was unique. We got a lot of information about the culture and situation. At eight we arrived and at ten the safari tour in an open 4x4 started. It was breathtaking too. Then we went on to SunCity with a 2 hour stay and a subsequent safari tour in the car. Gladly again!

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April 17, 2019

We had a wonderful day. Sana, our guide, gave us a lot of explanations about South Africa during the trip and was able to spot most of the animals we encountered in the Pilanesberg park, including superb elephants! The Sun City site is also worth a visit.

May 29, 2022

superbe journée avec Pascal (guide français/anglais), apprentissage de l'apartheid, et discussion varié avec ce guide en or, les heures de route sont vraiment passées vite. Vu éléphant, rhinocéros, girafe, zèbre, etc...

January 25, 2020

Product ID: 167417