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This made-for-the-family, self-drive holiday combines the unbridled entertainment of Sun City with a wildlife adventure in search of the Big 5 in malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve.

Kick off with a stay at South Africa's premier fun-in-the-sun resort. Sun City has a long list of adventures and activities for the whole family. During the day, you could go on game drives, play a round of golf, hit the beach at the outrageous Valley of the Waves or experience the thrill of paragliding. At night, catch a show, have a flutter at the casino and dine at fantastic restaurants.

Then take an easy drive to the wildlife-packed Madikwe Private Game Reserve for exceptional game viewing in an exclusive, uncrowded environment. Set off on memorable game drives, sunbathe beside the swimming pool, visit the gym or simply relax in the quiet reading area.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Combine a family resort with a Big 5 safari
  • Enjoy the convenience of a self-drive tour
  • Revel in the non-stop entertainment at Sun City
  • Tee off on championship golf courses
  • Visit Valley of the Waves
  • Enjoy excellent game viewing in Madikwe
  • Relax in a malaria-free environment
  • Benefit from kids clubs & baby sitters

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Where the fun never sets!

Collect your car from OR Tambo International Airport and drive to The Cascades Hotel in Sun City - the journey takes under three hours. The Cascades is the only hotel attached to Sun City's Entertainment Centre, something your children will be grateful for.

Then it's time to find out why Sun City is so popular with families: explore this huge resort complex at your own pace - free shuttle buses constantly move between top attractions - and you'll soon discover the waterpark and the extraordinary Valley of the Waves, complete with artificial beach and huge waves. There's also a crocodile farm, a lake for watersports, two championship Gary Player-designed golf courses and every kind of restaurant you can think of.

Parents can also get some quality time alone: Kamp Kwena Creche is excellent for children under 12 while the Kamp Kwena Fort offers a fun and exciting children's programme for older kids - activities include nature walks and mini-Olympics.

While the children are being entertained, you can enjoy spa treatments, a round of golf or game of tennis, or can simply lounge beside the pool with a delicious cocktail.

The next-door Pilanesberg National Park provides a Big 5 venue for game drives, elephant-back safaris and hot-air balloon rides.

Days 4-6

Bliss out in the bush

Today you will make your way to the luxurious and child-friendly Jaci's Safari Lodge, situated in the malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve, about a two-hour drive away.

Now the game viewing begins in earnest. Enjoy early morning, late afternoon and evening game drives under the guidance of expert rangers and trackers. It's a Big 5 destination as well as a reserve that mixes familiar savannah species with Kalahari specialists; it's also home to many rare and usual species such as wild dog and sable antelope, and bird watchers will be delighted with the broad range of birds on offer.

In between game drives you can lounge beside the swimming pool, work up a sweat at the gym or relax in the reading area while the children play under supervision in a designated area.

Day 7

With Africa in your blood...

Drive back to Johannesburg and return your vehicle at OR Tambo International Airport. Your family's South African adventure comes to an end at the airport.


  • 7 days car rental
  • 3 nights at The Cascades on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Jaci's Safari Lodge on a full board basis


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 24 Aug 2014 - 19 Sep 2014 $2045
  • 20 Sep 2014 - 16 Oct 2014 $1750
  • 17 Oct 2014 - 12 Nov 2014 $2045
  • 13 Nov 2014 - 09 Dec 2014 $1765

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"Perfect for a fuss-free family vacation: a malaria-free safari and all the fun and excitement of Sun City."



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