Things to Do in Sun City with Kids

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Things to Do in Sun City with Kids

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  • Anu N
    102 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    In deciding where to try our first African safari, we chose Pilansberg because: (i) it is easily accessible from Jo'burg; (ii) it is malaria-free; and (iii) we were curious about the volcano crater. We LOVED it - saw 4 of the Big 5 (no buffalo) and lots of other animals.
    My tips for other international travellers:

    1. If you like elephants, rhinos, giraffes and various deer/antelope, you will be in heaven. Saw more than imagined!

    2. All of our best sightings - elephant mama giving baby a sand bath, zebra crossing, baby leopard, baby rhino nursing, and lion pair devouring a wildebeest - happened before or after the park was open to the public. Stay at a lodge in the park if you at all can - it just doesn't seem like a day trip would be at all comparable.

    3. If you want to see cats (lions, leopards, cheetahs) all the time, perhaps consider going to another park. There are apparently very few lions in Pilansberg as they were attacking too many zebras and so some have been moved to other parks. We had an amazing ranger and did see 3 lions and a baby leopard, but it was definitely touching and go. The logjam of vehicles at one spot when there was a sighting is worse than the traffic in any major city I have ever been to.

    4. The rangers/trackers are key! Ours was anazingly observant - he would see an elephant ear flapping in the distance or smell rhinos and zip us over to see a herd. It was incredible and he made sure we had the most opportunities for animal sightings. We definitely would have seen only 10% without him.

    5. Stay at a lodge with guaranteed small groups for safari drives. Ours said maximum of 10 people per safari tour and we ended up being only 2-4 people. It was amazing, but we saw safari trucks with 24 people, and they just looked hot, exhausted and crowded.

    Amazing trip!!!
    Written 18 March 2024
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  • Buyi
    2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience for the rest of the family.the kids really had fun.the food was amazing and had a great variety.
    Written 5 October 2023
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  • Sharyn Ladds
    London, UK15 contributions
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    The Kings Tower is one of the best kept secrets at The Palace, and one of the finest places to see the sun rise over the Pilanesberg! We went up almost every day for either sunrise or sunset and never saw another soul up there... The views in every direction are truly breathtaking and it's a welcome space for a bit of relaxation and calm before heading out for a day at The Valley of the Waves.
    Written 21 April 2022
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  • Veronica
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting experience with Joseph a very knowledgeable guide. We went in the morning and returned in the afternoon for feeding time. Personally I think the enclosures should be bigger and there was no water to be seen for the tigers to play in. I think the pandemic has also taken it's financial blow on them. But worth a visit for sure. (since there was nothing to be seen in Pilanesberg!)
    Written 11 June 2021
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  • NauticalVoyager
    Durbanville, South Africa1 479 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Usually a one time payment (currently R140 per adult) allows access for the duration of your stay but due to COVID the Maze is closed most days, so you don’t get the same value. None the less it is a novel attraction. I was sad it wasn’t clean. We came across empty beer bottles in the maze, random paper litter and some plastic items such as bottle tops and lip ice that had been discarded on the path. This was surprising as the rest of the resort is spotless. Tip - go in with a plan. Keep left or right only and you should get out of the maze quickly. A bar offering craft beer, soft drinks and ice cream is at the end. There is a quick access route which bypasses the maze if you want to skip it when leaving.
    Written 17 February 2021
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  • Chris
    Dallas, TX20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Going to see the animals in there natural habitat was great. We didn't see any lions, but we got to see the rare leopard.
    Written 22 February 2023
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  • Boondoggler
    Moray, UK508 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed a 3 hour game drive while staying at Sun City from 5-8 so left in full sun and came back in the dark.

    One family turned up 25 minutes late which caused a late start and late finish. They were also pretty rude during the tour which was the one downside of taking a public tour.

    Lolo was our guide and she was fabulous. She has tremendous knowledge and was great at communicating.

    We saw rhino, hippos , lions, a leopard, giraffes and many more.

    It was quite cold on the way back so take extra layers.

    Lolo made up for the late finish by dropping us off at various hotels and restaurants.

    Overall it was a good experience and worth doing if you’re at Sun City resort.
    Written 24 January 2024
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