This ‘Johannesburg, Sun City and Big 5’ package is priced at approximately £575* per person sharing and single supplement is available at just above £416*. The tour begins at Johannesburg, moves to the renowned Mabula Private Game Reserve and ends at the Sun City Resort after 6 nights. This package is valid from 1st November 2018 to 31st October 2019.
*Approximate Charges. Subject to Marginal Changes.
|Day No.||Accommodation & Destination||Services Offered||Duration of Stay|
|1||The Peech Boutique Hotel|
|Garden Room Bed & Breakfast||2 Nights|
|3||Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, Mabula|
|Standard Room Full|
Board incl. 2 Game Activities p/day
|5||Cabanas Sun International, Sun City||Standard Twin Room|
Bed & Breakfast
The above table is the Itinerary of the JHB, Sun City and Big 5 package.
The services Included in this package are
- Extensive route description
- 4 nights’ accommodation on bed & breakfast basis
- 2 nights’ accommodation on full board basis including 2 game activities per day
The Services Excluded from this package are
- Car Rental
- Entrance fees & conservation fees
- Other meals not specified
- Other personal expenses
Johannesburg (also called the City of Gold or iGoli) is a city with about six million inhabitants, situated in the province of Gauteng. The city has a western appearance with modern skyscrapers and big shopping centres. Johannesburg has a very pleasant climate; the summers are hot with most of the rainfall occurring in the summer months between October and April. Winter days are mild and dry, becoming cold (± 5˚c) in the evenings. A guided tour through Soweto should not be missed. The township is found to the southwest of the city. If you would like to visit a museum, you can get a free “Museum Map, Gauteng” which gives an overview of the 40 museums from one of the tourist offices.
The most popular museums are: The Apartheid Museum (an absolute must see!), Museum Africa (evolution of Johannesburg), the SA Breweries Museum (African beer brewing), the SA Museum of Military History and many more. There are a number of great shopping centres located to the north-west of the city such as Sandton and Fourways Mall for those wanting to buy South African merchandise. Gold Reef City lies to the south of the city and absolutely deserves a visit. It tells the story of the gold pioneers, their settlement and the gold mines which made the pioneers all their money. Johannesburg has a high crime rate and is still a city where you need to exercise caution. It is advisable not to go out or walk around in the city centre and Hillbrow after dark. Tourist information centres are located at the airport and in central Johannesburg.
The Peech Boutique Hotel: Set in the suburb of Melrose, a short stroll from the hustle and bustle of the city, The Peech is a boutique hotel with sixteen bedrooms spread across a lush garden and a bistro restaurant. 10 minutes from the shopping & business centres of Melrose Arch, Rosebank and Sandton, 45 minutes from Johannesburg Airport.
Mabula Private Game Reserve:
The Waterberg mountain range snugly cradles the renowned Mabula Private Game Reserve, which is home to a mosaic of exceptional scenic landscapes as well as an abundance of wildlife species. Game viewing is at its best against a backdrop of rivers, streams and stretches of open vistas. Mammal species include big game such as elephant, lion, white and black rhino, hippo, leopard and buffalo. African python and the Nile crocodile are also resident in the reserve which is a birdwatchers’ paradise as well.
300 bird species
Numerous plants, reptile and insect species.
Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp: Offering spectacular golden plains, breathtaking sunsets and Big 5 game viewing, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp, “Place of the Giant Eagle Owl”, is the ideal location for a starry-eyed getaway. Discreetly tucked away in the tree line on the edge of the magnificent Mvubu plain, Kwafubesi Tented Safari Camp pampers its guests in five luxury canvas tents, where romantic oil lamps and home prepared meals served in the thatched Lapa add to this unique ‘Out of Africa’ experience.
Sun City Resort has a unique heartbeat and an African rhythm of its own and is unlike any other Resort destination in the world. This is pure fantasy and your every desire is met. There are four world-class hotels including the magnificent Palace of the Lost City that glitters like a jewel beneath the African sun, brilliant in its rain forest surroundings and luxurious in its detail and design. The legend of The Lost City is that long before the dawn of a western civilization – a tribe from northern Africa brought their proud traditions of mighty architecture, luxurious hospitality and love of nature to an ancient volcanic crater they called the Valley of the Sun.
An earthquake ruined the magnificent city they had created and forced the people to flee, but today it has been “discovered” and “restored” to its former splendour as The Lost City at Sun City. The Palace at The Lost City is a truly magnificent edifice of soaring columns, intricate mosaics and animal sculptures. Visit the Palace and enjoy its stunning architecture and its re-creation of an age-old mythical civilization. Adjoining the Resort, is the malaria free Pilanesberg National Park, which is home to the Big 5.
Cabanas Sun International: The most relaxed and casual of all Sun City’s hotels, the Sun City Cabanas is a lakeside hideaway situated in the Sun City Resort, a popular hotel choice for those travelling to Sun City. The Cabanas open out onto lush gardens leading down to the Sun City Lake which is a water-sport playground for visitors of all ages. South Africa’s Sun City resort has dazzled the international community with its glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities and star-studded spectaculars. The full variety of entertainment on offer ranges from slots to safaris; the theatre extravaganza to a games arcade for children; horse riding to golf; the Valley of Waves to The Lost City… whatever it is you’re looking for, you’ll find it at Sun City in South Africa.
The Sun City Cabanas are built on two levels with rooms on the ground floor and first floors. The rooms are located in seven “blocks” situated around the main reception and restaurant area. The Sun City Cabanas have two restaurants – Palm Terrace and Butchers Grill Steakhouse – and a pool bar, which is situated on a terrace overlooking the swimming pool. The Palm Terrace serves a full breakfast buffet in a garden setting and the Butchers Grill Steakhouse specializes in juicy steaks and grills – South Africa ‘s favourite food – and is open for lunch and dinner. The Cabana’s pools are an ideal place to relax and are suitable for the whole family, with a shallow paddling pool next to the main pool. The extensive gardens and lawns provide children with plenty of space to run around, leaving you time to soak up the sun. Children’s entertainment areas are in close proximity to Cabanas. Parents can relax and enjoy the facilities at Sun City, confident in the knowledge that their children are being professionally looked after and entertained. The Cabanas also has easy access to two of the worlds’ best 18 hole golf courses as well as the Lost City Valley of Waves. The Sun City Lake, better known as Sun City Waterworld, offers a full range of water-sports, including pedalos, wake snake and rubber ducks