Sun City Game Viewing Activities
The Sun City Resort is situated on the edge of the Pilanesberg National Park and guests can go on guided game drives into the Park to see the wildlife. However, there are lots of animal attractions located within the resort. The Cascades Garden has many aviaries where guests can see beautiful indigenous and exotic bird species. Guests can watch birds of prey such as vultures being fed daily at the Birds of Prey Centre.
Guests can go on a tour of the Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary, which is situated at the entrance to Sun City. The best time to go is in the late afternoon, which is when the Crocodiles get fed. A visit to the Butterfly World is also a great way to spend and afternoon. Guests can see many different species of butterflies there.
Have a wonderful encounter with mighty African Elephants, or go on an Elephant back safari and explore the bush from their point of view. One of the most memorable ways to see the reserve is from the air while on a scenic hot-air balloon flight at dawn. This is followed by a delicious champagne breakfast.
Game activities on surrounding game farms
The Pilanesberg National Park covers an area of 55 000 hectares and has a circular shape which encompasses an ancient volcanic crater. The landscape is wonderfully scenic, with a lake in the centre of the extinct volcano, which is surrounded by mountains. The park lies in a transition area between the Kalahari and the Lowveld ecosystems, and both kinds of vegetation are present. Sun City guests are collected from the resort for excursions into the Park, which is a short drive away and returned again at the end of the activity.
Guests will have the opportunity to see the prolific wildlife of the region, including the Big Five - Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Rhino (white and black) and even the reclusive Leopard. Other animals guests could see include Zebra, Hyena, Giraffe, Hippo and Crocodile. There are day and night drives on offer.
Read more about Safari Lodges near Sun City in the Pilanesberg National Park.
Hot-air Balloon flights (approx. 4 hours)
The flight takes about 60 minutes, and is followed by champagne and a full breakfast.
The magnificent scenery and wildlife of malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park can be viewed from the air on a fantastic hot balloon ride. This experience is not to be missed – it is a truly memorable way to spot game and soar over the beautiful volcanic landscape. Early morning departures ensure that guests see the beautiful morning skies and wildlife below. The wildlife is more active during the cooler hours. There is champagne and a delectable breakfast to be enjoyed after the flight.
Elephant Interaction (approx. 2 hours)
The interactive sessions include a welcome drink and light lunch.
Meeting and interacting with an African Elephant is a life-changing event. Interactive sessions and Elephant back safaris give guests of Sun City a unique experience, one that will be treasured for a lifetime. Learn about these amazing animals and discover the bush from their point of view.
Elephant Back Safaris (approx 3 hours)
Morning safari includes interaction, light breakfast and champagne.
Sunset safari includes interaction, snacks and sundowners.
Chikwenya, Sharu, Sapi, Mana and Michael meet guests and also take them on fabulous rides through the bushveld, following ancient game trails in the nearby Letsatsing Reserve. Wonderful close range game viewing is possible from the back of the Elephant, as guests are not noticed by resident wildlife.
Game Drives (approx. 2 – 3 hrs)
Day and night drives available. Private vehicles for groups can be arranged.
Guests can go on guided game drives into the Pilanesberg National Park. They will be picked up at their hotel by a knowledgeable guide who will help you track down the regions abundant wildlife, such as the Big Five.
Game activities and safaris offered by Sun City Resort can be pre-booked by your Siyabona Africa Destination Specialist All excursions depart from and return to the resort complex.