For a malaria-free safari destination just three hours’ drive northwest of Johannesburg, look no further than Pilanesberg National Park.
Quite possibly South Africa’s most accessible game reserve, Pilanesberg is home to a number of premium safari lodges. All of the legendary ‘Big 5’: lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo plus over 360 bird species can be observed on game drives in this 141,000 acre park, whose terrain encompasses fascinating rock formations, being part of a long-extinct volcano.
The expansive Sun City complex borders this park, providing upscale resort-style accommodation perfect for visitors seeking rest and relaxation towards the end of a safari holiday. On the premises you’ll find a wide range of recreational facilities from two exceptional Gary Player-designed golf courses, an enormous water park, casinos, kids’ activities, shopping and plenty of family-friendly entertainment options.