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Sun City Travel Advice

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Flights & Getting Around

O R Tambo International Airport: Johannesburg's main airport is the gateway to Sun City but you'll need to journey about three hours by road to get there.

Most people arrange a mini bus road transfer but it's easy enough to hire a car and make the trip yourself, especially if you're planning to do game drives in next-door Pilanesberg National Park or if you're also heading for Madikwe Private Game Reserve, located about two hours away from Sun City.

Top Travel Tips for Sun City

Bring your binoculars: the excellent Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park is literally next door and offers guided game drives, horse-back safaris and hot-air balloon adventures.

Don't worry about the mosquitoes: Sun City, Pilanesberg and nearby Madikwe Private Game Reserve are malaria-free.

No waves in winter: the Valley of the Waves closes for a month every winter for annual maintenance - check exact dates when booking your Sun City holiday.

Relax about activities: there's no need to pre-book activities: golf, game drives, tours and safaris ... everything can be arranged at your hotel.

Kids at Cabanas: although all Sun City's hotels are child-friendly, The Cabanas really makes things easy with a Kids Club, play centres and activities for all ages.

Wrap up in winter: June and July are dry but cold at night; if you're planning an early morning round of golf, game drive or hot-air balloon safari, you'll need to wrap up well.

Get a free ride: most attractions at Sun City are within walking distance of each other but if not then there is a free shuttle service between hotels and the entertainment centres.

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