Sun City and Wildlife Safaris

Duration: 6 Days
Tour Type: Self Drive
Departs: Johannesburg
Returns: Johannesburg

Enjoy a six day self drive tour from Johannesburg, to the thrill and vibrance of Sun City and then onto the Malaria free Madikwe Game Reserve, for the safari experience of a lifetime.

Daily Planner
Day One

On arrival at Johannesburg's Oliver Tambo Airport, collect your hired car. Make your way to the upmarket suburb of Fourways, Sandton to The Palazzo Montecasino Hotel. This five star hotel; reminiscent of the grandeur of age-old Tuscany, epitomizes true style and luxury, with world-class facilities. There is an open-air walkway to the spectacular Montecasino Entertainment Complex with a selection of restaurants, shops, Theatres, Casinos and outdoor Piazza area. Enjoy the day relaxing at the magnificent outdoor swimming pool area set amongst the landscaped gardens, or visit the Entertainment complex. Enjoy dinner at the Medeo Restaurant which serves contemporary international cuisine that incorporates flavours from around the world. The terrace and deck offers outdoor dining with views of the gardens and water features.


All rooms are elegantly furnished and offer all the comforts and modern facilities to ensure a comfortable stay. They are finished with authentic Tuscan style, with magnificent chandeliers and fabric coated walls.

Vehicle Classic Sedan
Day Two

Set off on your trip to Sun City, located in South Africa's North West Province, only a two hour drive from Johannesburg. Sun City is a vibrant mix of entertainment, watersports, golf, gambling and family fun - a lush and tropical fantasyland deep in the African bushveld.

Activities range from horseriding, mountain biking, shopping, swimming at the spectacular Valley of the Waves to enjoying concerts and extravaganza's.

Accommodation will be at The Palace of the Lost City. The Palace of the Lost City is one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world - a pure fantasy land of opulence and luxury. Attention to detail was key when creating this 338 roomed hotel - the interior is adorned with mosaics, murals and artwork and you are treated to lavish 5-star service. Surrounding the Palace is 25-hectares of botanical jungle with water features, waterfalls and meandering pathways - a hidden world for you to discover.

The olympic sized Grand Pool as well as the children's swimming pool are the ideal location for sitting back and relaxing on comfy sun loungers - perfect for swimming, sun-bathing and relaxation.

Meals Breakfast
Day Three

Enjoy a full day of adventure and relaxation.

Day Four

After a leisurely breakfast begin your journey towards Madikwe Game reserve, for the Safari experience of a lifetime. The journey will take approximately three hours.

Madikwe Game Reserve, a malaria-free 76 000 hectare reserve is one of South Africa's biggest wildlife sanctuaries. It is famous for Operation Phoenix, the world's largest game translocation exercise with the introduction of more than 8 000 animals. Madikwe's diverse geology and broad mix of habitats allows a wide range of African wildlife to flourish - including the Big Five, cheetah and a thriving population of wild dogs.

Set on a gentle slope nestled between two rolling hills, Madikwe Safari Lodge overlooks game-filled plains with the Dwarsberg Hills in the distance and the Marico River nearby.

Overlooking Madikwe's game-filled plains, intimate sitting areas feature shaded outdoor seating on expansive covered decks. There are plentiful fireplaces both inside and outdoors with pizza ovens for fun dining, book-filled libraries and a unique safari shop. A covered outdoor living room offers beanbags and cushions on the floor for casual relaxation. The nearby boma is the setting for evocative starlit dinners.

You are offered a world-class interpretive experience of the bush on morning, afternoon and night game drives in open game viewing vehicles, led by fully qualified and passionate rangers and trackers.

Meals All meals
Accommodation Madikwe Safari Lodge

The Lodge offers simple, yet sophisticated accommodation, exceptional service and distinctive regional cuisine. Each suite features a sitting area, a bedroom with circular fireplace, a spacious dressing area with personal bar, an en suite bathroom.

Day Five

Enjoy an exciting morning game drive in a 4 x 4 vehicle, revealing the magic of Madikwes wilderness. Positioned at the ecological junction between the bushveld and the Kalahari, Madikwe comprises five distinct habitats which are home to an array of African wildlife. In addition to Africa's Big Five, you may see large numbers of elephant, giraffe and impala occurring alongside oryx, springbok and red hartebeest.

On return to Safari camp you can choose to go on a bush walk, where Photographic opportunities of the Reserve's fauna, flora and topography are excellent. Alternatively relax by the pool before you depart on your afternoon/evening Game Drive.

Return to the Lodge for an evening meal under the stars.

Meals All meals
Accommodation Madikwe Safari Lodge
Day Six

After a morning of Game viewing and a leisurely breakfast make your way back to Johannesburg. This journey will take approximately three and a half hours. Return your hired car to the airport as you fly off to experience the rest of South Africa.

Meals Breakfast
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  • Game drives in open 4x4 vehicles
  • Shopping
  • Enjoy the mix of entertainment at Sun City - a pure fantasyland
  • Olympic sized Grand Pool
  • Experience the glitz of the Palazzo Montecasino Hotel in Johannesburg
  • Experience one of South Africa's largest wildlife sanctuaries
  • Enjoy lavish five star service
  • Valley of the Waves at Sun City
Includes Car hire, accommodation and all Meals and Game Drives at Madikwe Game Reserve

Excludes Items of a personal nature
Towns visited