For all the glitz and glamour that Sun City offers, it is situated within close proximity to 2 of South Africa’s biggest safari reserves - the Pilanesburg Game Reserve and Madikwe Game Reserve.
Visitors to Sun City can of course head out for a day safari within the Pilanesburg Game Reserve, but we would recommend a few days on safari either before or after the non-stop thrills of a Sun City holiday.
Whether you choose to enjoy a luxury guided safari or a self-drive holiday, this malaria-free region offers a truly magnificent safari experience, that is ideal for families.
A mere hour and a half from Sun City, the Madikwe Private Game Reserve is fast becoming a firm favourite safari destination.
Its 75 000 hectares are populated with a wide variety of species, including the Big 5, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, hippo and various antelope.
Situated adjacent to Sun City, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s biggest reserves and is home to the full Big 5 contingent as well as a multitude of other species ranging from hippo to giraffe and hyena.
The reserve encompasses a variety of differing habitats, so while the wildlife is plentiful, it is also varied.