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South Africa's Sun City & Madikwe

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  • A perfect, activity-packed family safari
  • Enjoy the non-stop action of Sun City
  • Stay in royal luxury at The Palace
  • Turn the kids loose at the Valley of the Waves
  • Tee off on championship golf courses
  • Enjoy a Big 5 malaria-free safari in Madikwe
  • Go on day & night game drives with expert guides
  • Take advantage of kids clubs & baby sitting services
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This seven-day adventure takes in two of South Africa's best family-friendly destinations to deliver a superior and activity-packed holiday that will have something for every member of the family.

Start off in extravagant style at the Palace of the Lost City in the Sun City Resort. The Palace is one of the country's most lavish hotels and sits at the heart of an extraordinary collection of entertainment, sporting and dining venues.

The second part of this journey takes you to Madikwe Private Game Reserve on the edge of the Kalahari. It's only a short drive from Sun City but you'll be deep in Big 5 country and enjoying three days of malaria-free game viewing from the comfort of a child-friendly safari lodge.


  • Tour Duration: 7 Days

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Day 1: Welcome to the Palace

Sun City, South Africa
Detailed breakdown

Day 1: Welcome to the Palace | 3 Nights

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Sun City, South Africa

On arrival at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport you will be met and transferred to Sun City, South Africa's most glitzy and multi-faceted holiday resort.

After settling into your room at the Palace of the Lost City, your adventure can begin.

Days 2-3: Enjoy family fun at Sun City

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Sun City offers a virtually endless list of activities to keep the entire family entertained. The children will just love The Valley of Waves - a no-holds-barred waterpark with thrilling waterslides, an artifical beach and a wave pool - and be sure to visit the crocodile farm too.

There are plenty of sports on offer - mountain biking, horse riding, water skiing, and para sailing - and any keen golfers in the family will be delighted by the two Gary Player-designed golf courses at the resort.

If you want to do a bit of game viewing before you head to Madikwe then the Pilanesberg National Park is right next door and you can go on game drives, elephant-back safaris and even hot-air balloon flights.

And finally, parents who want a bit of quality time together (or on the golf course) will be pleased to learn that Sun City has a special kids activity club and a baby sitting service.

Day 4: Arrive to the Madikwe Game Reserve | 3 Nights

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Madikwe, South Africa

Your post-breakfast transfer will be waiting to take you to Madikwe Private Game Reserve and Madikwe Safari Lodge.

Sit back and relax - Madikwe is about two hours away - but keep your eyes open as you enter the reserve: the game viewing will begin right away!

Days 5-6: Game drive in Madikwe

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Madikwe Safari Lodge offers a wonderfully comfortable base from which to experience a perfect safari. Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge, which provides them with special activities designed to keep them active and teach them about the wild.

Madikwe's malaria-free Kalahari grasslands and open woodlands are packed with wildlife, and the list of animals includes not only the Big 5 but also a rewarding blend of familiar savannah species and desert specialists too.

Go on morning and late afternoon/early evening game drives led by knowledgeable and experienced guides. When back at camp, unwind by the pool or in the camp's library before your meals - breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the relaxed communal dining area.

Day 7: Transfer back to Johannesburg

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Enjoy a final breakfast and bid farewell to Madikwe before being transferred back to OR Tambo International Airport in time for your outbound flight.

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


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2018-01-26 — 2018-03-15 $8,260
2018-03-16 — 2018-05-03 $8,260
2018-05-04 — 2018-06-21 $6,760
2018-06-22 — 2018-08-09 $6,760
2018-08-10 — 2018-09-27 $6,760
2018-11-16 — 2018-12-31 $8,515
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.