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Safari & Wildlife

    Further to our notice regarding the closure of the Elephant Wallow for renovations for July and August it is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement our elephants after a working life of almost 20 years, with the last 12 at Sun City, and close all commercial operations as of the end of August 2014. We trust you share our excitement at the prospect of rehabilitating Sapi, Mana, Michael, Sharu, Chikwenya, together with her siblings, Tidimalo and Ngwedi back into the wild.


    The African bush is a place of magic and mystery, and the Sun City Resort brings you right into the heart of it. Book yourself a place on a true African wildlife safari that will take you right into the world of the fiercest and finest in the animal kingdom. Expert game rangers will make sure you don’t miss a thing in your search for the famed Big Five – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard – in the world-acclaimed Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. And you can do so from the comfort of a game vehicle, on foot with a game ranger, on the back of an elephant or horse, or soaring over the savannah in a hot air balloon.

    But if you like your nature closer to home, then within the Sun City Resort you can enjoy Animal World and the Bird Sanctuary for a closer look at the majestic birds of prey, or see the crocodiles at Kwena Gardens.

    Safari & Wildlife Contact Details

    t: +27 14 552 5020
    f: +27 14 552 1343
    t: +27 14 552 5020
    f: +27 14 552 1343​
    Shepherd’s Bush Riding Centre
    t: +27 14 557 5140
    f: +27 14 552 1332
    Kwena Gardens
    t: +27 14 552 1262
    f: +27 14 552 1264
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  • The Pilanesberg National Park

    The Pilanesberg National Park

    The Pilanesberg Game Park is an ideal South African safari venue, as it is Malaria-free, a mere 187 kilometres from Johannesburg and right on the Sun City Resort’s doorstep. It is home to Africa’s Big Five – Lion, African Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Rhinoceros and Leopard – and they, along with other spectacular African animals, roam free within the Pilanesberg’s 55,000 hectares of land.

    View the Big Five and other awe-inspiring wildlife by:

    • Car – game drives, private and group, are available at various times throughout the day
    • Foot – hiking trails with game rangers in the park and predator interactions
    • Air – Airtrackers hot air balloons soar above the park at sunrise
    • Elephant – Elephant-back safaris and Elephant interactions at Sun City are a humbling experience
    • Horse – ride through the Letsatsing Private Game Park with an instructor on horse-back
  • Animal World

    Animal World

    Animal World provides a fantastic educational and fun wildlife experience for people of all ages. This free activity is based on the edge of the Cabanas lawns and is home to a huge variety of birds and animals
  • Kwena Gardens

    Kwena Gardens

    Kwena Gardens (‘kwena’ is the Tswana word for ‘crocodile’) is a crocodile sanctuary where you can learn about crocodiles, watch them feeding and even get to hold a baby crocodile.
  • Bird Sanctuary

    Bird Sanctuary

    In the bird aviary and at the daily birds of prey show you will enjoy the likes of Parrots, Owls, Falcons, Vultures, Peacocks, Ducks, Swans, Geese, Black Storks, Hadedas and Blue Cranes.
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