From untamed bushveld to the sophistication of 5-Star resorts, this province provides the complete package, with breath taking scenic beauty, rolling fields of maize, golden sunflowers and vast plains of African bushveld. Enjoy superb game parks – home to the Big-5, magnificent golf courses, water features and sporting facilities.
The province boasts several national parks, the largest being Pilanesberg Game Reserve, located in the crater of an extinct volcano.
For the explorer seeking some exhilaration, this region offers activities such as parasailing, windsurfing, water and jet skiing, paragliding, hang-gliding or hot air ballooning. Pay a visit to the local aquarium, private zoo, snake park and cable way, or simply indulge in the sheer scenic beauty.
Madikwe Game Reserve
This Malaria-free Reserve is situated a mere three hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, renowned as one of South Africa’s premier safari destinations. Home to 66 large mammal species, including the Big-5, Madikwe is one of the largest of its kind in the country. Guests can enjoy day and night game drives and bush walks, or just be treated to the absolute luxury of the area’s many fine accommodation facilities.
Where to Stay
Thakadu River Camp
This upscale safari camp overlooks the Marico River. With 12 plush, tented suites offering mosquito nets, en-suite bathrooms, seating areas and private porches. There's an outdoor pool, a bar and an open plan guest lounge with a viewing deck. Safari activities are included.
Impodimo Game Lodge
This sophisticated lodge offers refined rooms with modern furnishings, African art, mosquito nets and thatched ceilings. All are air-conditioned with minifridges, safes, fireplaces and en-suite bathrooms, as well as outdoor patios with showers. Suites add living/dining spaces and plunge pools, while some include full kitchens. Daily activities include game drives and night safaris.
Makanyane Safari Lodge
This upscale, all-inclusive lodge has 8 rustic-chic, free-standing suites, built from wood, thatch and stone, feature floor-to-ceiling windows and river views. They also have open-air lounges and verandahs, as well as indoor and outdoor showers. An outdoor sleeping deck is available, along with game drives and guided walks. Kids age 12 and over are welcome.
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge
Set among tamboti trees, this upscale, all-inclusive lodge offers Grand suites, with floor-to-ceiling windows, bush views and private plunge pools. All provide 4-poster beds, fireplaces and minibars, plus bathrooms with free-standing tubs and outdoor showers. Some have views of waterholes, and there's a 2-bedroom villa with a kitchen. Kids under age 10 are welcome in the villa only.
Tuningi Safari Lodge
This cosy, all-inclusive lodge has 6 stylish suites with fireplaces, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking equipment, and soaking tubs, outdoor showers and wraparound decks, all with scenic views. The 2-bedroom family suites add kitchenettes and living rooms. There is a bar as well as an outdoor infinity pool, a spa and kids' activities.
Tau Game Lodge
This rustic-chic safari lodge thatch-roofed chalets offer terraces with views of the watering hole. Free Wi-Fi, open-air showers as well as minibars, ceiling fans and canopy beds with mosquito nets are available. Upgraded chalets add sitting areas and/or 2 bedrooms. Amenities include an outdoor pool, a spa, a lounge, game drives and a kids' club.
The Bush House
Features a lush garden, terrace and outdoor pool. Air-conditioned rooms have a patio with a view, coffee machine and a safe. The Bush House boasts an underground hide, where guests may occasionally see animals drinking from the waterhole which is in front of the lodge. Free Wi-Fi is available at the lodge.
Pilanesberg National Park
Among Southern Africa’s most fascinating game reserves and possibly the most accessible. Situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, this vast area promises thrilling big game viewing in a malaria free environment and is set within the crater of an ancient volcano, formed 1.2 billion years ago by overflowing magma. The landscape and rock formations we see today are the enduring reminders of this magnificent occurrence.
A wide variety of accommodation is available to suit your needs.
Where to Stay
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
At the northern entrance to the Park, this upscale all-suite lodge with thatched huts, offers sophisticated suites decorated in earthy tones with minibars, tea and coffeemaking facilities, and covered patios with outdoor showers. Upgraded suites have separate living areas; some add private plunge pools. There's Wi-Fi access, an outdoor pool, plus a day spa and a conference room as well as tribal shows and safari tours.
Sheperd’s Tree Game Lodge
This upmarket all-inclusive lodge offers elegant rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows opening onto furnished private patios. Rooms have 4-poster beds, free-standing tubs, minibars, air-conditioning, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Suites add living rooms with flat-screen TVs, while a 2-bedroom villa includes a private terrace with sun loungers and a plunge pool. There's an outdoor pool, spa treatments and Game drives are organised daily.
Morokolo Game Lodge
The 8 stylish suites have thatched roofs and leather furnishings, offering en-suite bathrooms private patios, minibars, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Family rooms have a loft, and suites have outdoor showers. Guided game safaris and afternoon tea by the outdoor pool are available.
Offers contemporary elegance combined with the ultimate in safari luxury. Stay in one of five luxurious, individually themed suites and enjoy spacious en-suite accommodation featuring private decks, deep baths, indoor and outdoor showers.
Black Rhino Game Lodge
The 10 thatched, stand-alone suites have high, beamed ceilings, sitting areas and patios. They feature en-suite bathrooms with soaking tubs and private outdoor showers, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities, Wi-Fi access and TVs. There's a rustic restaurant and a bar, plus a common kitchen, a covered patio and 3 plunge pools. Game drives are available for additional fees.
This refined lodge on the slopes of an ancient volcano offers elegant air-conditioned rooms with sofa beds and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities. Some add minibars. Outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a gym, spa and Game drives are offered daily.
Bakubung Bush Lodge
A family-friendly bush lodge offers relaxed rooms with satellite TV, free Internet access, and tea and coffeemaking equipment. All have direct access to shared patios or balconies with scenic views. Minibars are available on request. An outdoor pool and adjacent cocktail bar, children's playground, volleyball and tennis courts as well as complimentary game drives are available.
Tshukudu Bush Lodge
Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, a fireplace and private balcony. Tshukudu is known for its 5-star service, bushveld experience, the quality of its field guides and uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine.
One of South Africa’s premier vacation destinations, Sun City is internationally recognised for its superb resort hotels, attractions and world-class events. From the lavish opulence of The Palace of the Lost City to the casual elegance of the Cascades, the glamour of the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge to the tropical thrills of the Valley of Waves, Sun City delivers plenty to see and do in a beautiful malaria-free landscape.
Where to Stay
The Palace of the Lost City
Elegant, traditional rooms have minibars, satellite TV and Wi-Fi, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities and 24-hour room service. Suites add features such as saunas and whirlpool baths.
Other amenities include an outdoor pool and 2-day spas. A golf course, tennis court, a casino and a water park, as well as safari tours, are also available in the resort.
A 2-minute walk from the Lost City Golf Course, this tranquil luxe resort offers airy rooms with garden views and en-suite facilities, tea and coffeemaking equipment, minibars, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and work desks. There are private balconies in some rooms, and suites include seating and dining areas, plus whirlpool baths; there's 1 suite with a private pool and garden.
There's a heated outdoor pool surrounded by a beach, tennis and squash courts, plus gardens with waterfalls.
This informal hotel overlooking a lake is close to the Valley of Waves water park. Rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus tea and coffeemaking facilities. All feature lake, pool and/or garden views. Upgraded rooms have sofa beds. Suites add separate living rooms; upgraded suites feature whirlpool tubs. Freebies include parking, a resort shuttle and use of the water park. There are also 3 bars, a casino, as well as an outdoor pool.
Home to two 18-hole, par 72 golf courses designed by South African legend Gary Player. The Lost City Golf Course and the Gary Player Golf Course have been designed to maximize the challenge for every handicap of golfer.
Valley of the Waves
A water theme park, complete with a sandy beach and lapping turquoise waters generated by a powerful wave machine. There is a water slide for every comfort level, from easy-going tubing along a gentle stream to semi-submerged waterslides that careen downhill and the truly hair-raising 30m sheer drop!
The most thrilling vacation yet! Learn to wakeboard or water-ski, experience the rush of a jet ski or the fun of bumper boats. Kick start your adrenalin with parasailing or round off another perfect day on a sunset lake cruise.
Sun City is a truly family-friendly resort destination, from the supervised playground and dedicated kids’ activity centre at Kamp Kwena, to the charming Animal World and the Entertainment Centre’s gaming arcade, to the thrills of Waterworld and the availability of professional baby-sitting services.
The resort’s casinos range from The Palace at the Lost City’s exclusive salon privé, to the smoking and non-smoking casinos at the Soho Hotel. The resort offers thrills and excitement for every level of player, presented in the glitz of Vegas-style glamour.
Entertainment & Events
See show-stopping entertainment for the whole family, day and night, including the latest movies, live shows and high-end shopping.
Sun City is located close to two of the best malaria-free wildlife Big-5 reserves, the Pilanesberg National Park and the Madikwe Game Reserve, ideal for family safari’s.