a VirtualTourist member from Perth
Hi We are having a stopover in Johanesburg on our way to Europe late May'07 and decided to spend the 4 nights in Sun City Cabanas. We want to see some animals in the wild and enjoy Africa. This is our first visit to Africa. Is it possible to see "real Africa" not far from Sun City, such as a village, not a tourist set up.
Some tips on the best way to visit the Pilansberg Game Park and the cost of Safari Tour. Appreciate any other info regarding " must See" sights or warinings.
If I were you I would be a little cautious about looking for non-tourist villages. As you probably know, this can be dangerous! If you stay at a good hotel - such as Kwa Maritane (Place of the Rock) http://www.places.co.za/html/2768.html - they staff there will be able to giveyou some very good advice. They are located in the reserve and you can book a game drive through the hotel.
Also in the area are several casinos, a lion park (somewhere near Rustenburg I think) and also you will probably pass the Hartebeespoort Dam on your way from Jhb to Sun city.
Enjoy your stay but take care too!
I know you have already looked at my pages on this info, and thanks again for doing so :)
I thought I'd mention we are staying at Bakgatla Camp in Pilansberg, which is a 6 bed self catering chalter.
Hi Thank you for the information, our travel agent has booked 4 nights at Sun City Cabanas and transfers to and from Johannesburg airport. Are all Game Park Safaris much the same, if not what should we be looking for?
The Cabanas is a lovely hotel. It is close to all Sun City amenities too. Have you jet skiied or parasailed before? This is great fun, and done at Sun City.
Most game parks are similar, try and go on a night drive if you can :)
Well besides the safari you can also go to the Kwena Gardens which has alot of Nile Crocodiles. Feeding is at 4pm so I don`t think you wanna miss that. There is also a shabbeen near the Cabanna`s which you can checkout. There is also a nice nature walk at the Cascades which is very beautiful. There is alot of water activity at the Cabanas like Jenny mentioned which is very nice.
Here is a link to the activities at Sun City