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Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

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Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

Hello, we are having one day in JB. We are thinking of doing Suncity (a day tripe). What can be seen ? we are going to spend 3 nights in Kurger. Is it worth spending time and money in Pilanesberg Natural Reserve ? Can you do a self drive in Pilanesburg ? or Guided Game Trip is mendetory

Regards/Chirag

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1. Re: Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

Hi Chirag,

After going to Kruger, Pilanesburg is not worth. Sun-city has 1 water park and casino which you can cover in a day. I found casino complex much better in Johannesburg.

If you need anything, feel free to PM me.

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Kavita

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Hi Kavita,

Thanks for your reply. we are thinking of doing following in JB

Soweto, the Apartheid Museum, or Lesedi Village ; Gold Reef City tour

Please suggest...hv PM you

Thanks

Regards

Chirag

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3. Re: Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

All that in one day, is not possible. And Lesedi is great, about some different tribes in SA and the dances are super to whatch? Lesedi is about one hour drive from JoBurg.

Edited: 12 August 2014, 13:38
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4. Re: Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

If you're spending just a day in Johannesburg I'd suggest doing the HOHO bus

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5. Re: Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

Not going to Pilanesberg is a bit like going to New Delhi and skipping out on going to the Taj Mahal. You can self drive, but if you don't know what to look for then a guided game drive will give you the basics. This said the drives are at 6h00 and 16h00 at the moment. The best chance for finding cats is the 6h00 drives - in my last 6 morning drives in the last 2 weeks I've had lion 5 x, all before 7h30 after which all but 1 sighting disappeared for the rest of the day. For my PM drives sightings was only 2x in 5 drives. So practically you will need to have an overnight stay in the area, and do a 6h00 departure.

If you are only flying in on your free day, then yes, absolutely impossible to do what you want if just Jo'burg. I would also choose Lesedi above the rest.

Regards, Jaco Rautenbach, Owner, Adventure Travel Africa

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6. Re: Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

I'm planning to go in 2 weeks. I've been living in SA for 2 years now and have been aware of the crime rate. Is it safe for a female to drive alone from Johannesburg to Pilanesberg and Sun city? has there been incidents of hijacks?

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7. Re: Day Trip - Suncity and Pilanesberg

Driving to Sun City and Pilanesberg is safe and probably like many of the roads you've travelled for the last 2 years in SA.

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