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Family vacation to sun city

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Family vacation to sun city

Hi we were considering taking a family vacation next year to sun city with age 5&9 children we want a cultural experience and stuff for kids to do with us possible village visits and safaris ? Can anyone advise me ?

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1. Re: Family vacation to sun city

I don't think there's anything cultural at the Sun City resort - just theme park stuff. It's quite close to the Pilanesberg game reserve, so you could get your "safari" there: I'm sure there will be companies that do guided day trips. In fact, there are likely some who advertise and/or are reviewed on TA. I don't know if they'd take your younger child though, but you could ask.

Edited: 3 years ago
Frankfurt, Germany
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2. Re: Family vacation to sun city

Hi,

Like most other regulars on this forum, I am not a Sun City fan, but I understand its appeal. Child activities, Valley of the Waves, Pilanesberg National Park. Personally, I was very disappointed, it feels really phoney.

As far as safaris are concerned, Pilanesberg National Park is quite a good place for family safari. It is malaria free and compact. Distances are short and a lot of places to stretch your legs and get out of the car, if you self drive.

Mankwe Game Trackers organise guided game drives in safari vehicles- I just checked, there seems to be no age minimum in their T&Ts.

However, I don't know your idea of vacation and I don't know your treated plans, maybe you visit your relatives or have other considerations. I have kids your age and I would recommend recommend something completely different.

I cannot recommend Ndaka Safari Lodge highly enough for a family with the age of your kids. It is a full service lodge at a very reasonable price.

I would continue to a resort town near Durban. In the Valley of Thousand Hills there is a "Zulu cultural village that might fit your idea. Also in Durban itself is a huge waterpark and aquarium which might be worth a family visit.

Edited: 3 years ago
Frankfurt, Germany
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3. Re: Family vacation to sun city

Sorry, too late to edit.

Saw quite a few typos and weird auto corrections. We visited South Africa with our kids 2 years ago, here is a list of things we did or at least planned to do.

Look at these links, maybe this will help you plan.

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g1055401-d4610830-Reviews-Ndaka_Safari_Lodge-Ladysmith_KwaZulu_Natal.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1055401-d5223534-Reviews-Nambiti_Big_5_Private_Game_Reserve-Ladysmith_KwaZulu_Natal.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g312595-d500985-Reviews-Phezulu_Safari_Park-Durban_KwaZulu_Natal.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g312595-d480871-Reviews-UShaka_Marine_World-Durban_KwaZulu_Natal.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g312595-d469378-Reviews-The_Valley_of_a_1000_Hills-Durban_KwaZulu_Natal.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g312595-d480867-Reviews-UShaka_Wet_n_Wild-Durban_KwaZulu_Natal.html

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g670772-d3617460-Reviews-Flag_Animal_Farm-Salt_Rock_KwaZulu_Natal.html

If you happen to be a Liverpool fan, the real Spionkop is near Nambiti. If you like Mountains, the Drakensberg Mountains are near Nambiti.

Edited: 3 years ago
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