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3-day Cradle of Human Kind, Sun City and Pilanesberg Big 5 Tour

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    Day 1: Cradle of Human Kind/Maropeng

    Stop At: Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng
    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)
    Duration: 9 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: The Cabanas, or optional Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort, or similar

    Day 2: Sun City Resort and Pilanesberg Game Reserve Big 5 game drive

    Stop At: Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, North-West Province
    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)
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: The Cabanas, or optional Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort, or similar.

    Day 3: Pilanesberg Game Reserve Big 5 game drive and historical sites of Pretoria

    Stop At: Voortrekker Monument, Eeufees Road Groenkloof 358-Jr, Pretoria 0187 South Africa
    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)
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa

    Traveler pickup is offered
    You will be picked up at any of the following spots for the start of the tour between 8 am and 9 am:

    1. O.R.Tambo Airport, 2. Gautrain Centurion Station,

    3. Your centrally located hotel, 4. Home pick up

    Please request a quote for home pick up, or if your hotel is not on our route. (Between the O.R.Tambo Airport and our destination.) Pick up point must be indicated on the booking form.


    • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    3 days
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 2x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • Accommodation as per itinerary
    • 2 nights accommodation
    • Fuel surcharge
    • National Park fees
    • Meals as per itinerary (2 x B=breakfast)
    • Driver/guide
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
    • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
    • Breakfast
    • Entry/Admission - Voortrekker Monument
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
    • Flights
    • Lunch and Dinner
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 9 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please book at least 30 days in advance.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Cameras and binoculars are reccommended
    • Take sun block and swimming costumes
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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