Explore a variety of rich cultural heritage and history, combined with wonderful nature and wildlife scenery not very far from Johannesburg. Visit The Cradle of Human Kind and Sterkfontein Caves to muse about our origins. Play at the renowned Sun City resort and see the Big 5 at Pilanesberg. The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Pilanesberg National Park – a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. An abundance of wildlife proliferates in bushveld terrain. The park is home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo, Africa’s “Big Five”. A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species can be seen. Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. A visit to the Voortrekker Monument or Union Buildings included.Please book at least 7 days in advance.
Day 1: We pick you up at your hotel near O. R. Tambo International Airport and drive to The Cradle of Human Kind/Maropeng for a tour of a journey back in time from the start of our universe, some 14-billion years ago. We visit the Tumulus building to browse the interactive displays, have lunch (own cost) at the Tumulus restaurant and then go to the Sterkfontein Caves to see where world-acclaimed fossils were discovered. We overnight at the Cabanas or optional Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort. Unlimited free access to the Valley of Waves, buffet breakfast included. (Lunch and dinner at own cost.) (B)Day 2: We go to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, “The Volcano That Gave Birth to a Game Reserve” for a game drive where you will have opportunities to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat. We spend the rest of the day at the Sun City and Lost City Resorts. With hundreds of things to offer, you have a huge variety to do, from family fun to adrenaline-fueled adventures. Sun City has something for everyone to enjoy. We spend the night at the Cabanas or optional Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort. (or similar). Unlimited free access to the Valley of Waves, buffet breakfast included. (Lunch and dinner at own cost.) (B)Day 3: Starting with a game drive through the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, we leave the reserve on our way to the Hartbeespoortdam area, where we stop over at the Monate Citrus Cellar for a taste of home-brewed mampoer spirits. You will also have the opportunity to visit AFRICAN arts and craft stores for shopping. A visit to the Voortrekker Monument or Union Buildings is followed on your way back to the O.R. Tambo Airport, or you join us on another tour with Amatungulu Tours. (B)