Madikwe and Sun City Self-Drive

Starting fromUSD 1365 per person sharing

Embark on a self-drive holiday in South Africa with Safari365, and enjoy the glitz and glamour of Sun City, before venturing into the African wilderness of the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - 4: Sun City, South Africa

Drive approximately two hours in your rental vehicle from Johannesburg, where you will find the bright lights and attractions of the Sun City holiday resort. Hidden in the rugged African bush, in the heart of an ancient volcanic valley, lies one of the world's most exotic and extravagant resorts, Sun City.

Set amidst the picturesque Pilanesberg Mountains, man-made lakes, tropical gardens and an artificial beach, Sun City is an astonishing developments - providing a world of mystery, intrigue and adventure. By day, Sun City is a year-round holiday day paradise with a variety of activities such as world class golf courses, paragliding, a waterpark, arcade games and game drives at the neighbouring game-rich Pilanesberg Reserve. By night It's a glitzy hub of restaurants, a casino and spectacular cabaret shows. 

Day 4 - 7: Madikwe Game Reserve

After three glorious nights at Sun City holiday resort, travel a further two hours north to reach Madikwe Game Reserve. Located on the border of Botswana, lies one of South Africa's largest game reserves. Surrounded by volcanic intrusions, wide open plains and riverine habitats, Madikwe Game Reserve has the added appeal of being malaria-free and thus a prime wildlife safari destination. Madikwe Game Reserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife species, offering superb opportunities to see the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard) as well as cheetahs, hyenas, the endangered wild dog.

Days on a Madikwe safari start with an early wake-up call and a cup of coffee or tea before departing on a morning game drive. Track Big 5 on a custom made 4x4 safari vehicle, while the ranger shares his knowledge of the diverse fauna and flora. After a few hours in the bush return to camp for a hearty breakfast or brunch, followed by several hours spent at leisure. Escape from the heat of the African sun with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool, or relax with a good book in the comfort of Your own suite. At dusk, leave camp for a night game drive in search of the more nocturnal creatures. Return to the lodge for a dinner of delicious African flavours, served traditional safari style around the boma fire.

Day 7: Johannesburg

Return to Johannesburg. This will take between four to five hours by car (depending on traffic and location of your chosen lodge within the Madikwe Game Reserve).

What kind of traveller are you?

Our itineraries all follow the best possible routing, yet the quoted price can vary greatly based on the level of accommodation chosen. What kind of a traveller are you?


USD 1,365 per person sharing
  • Value focussed hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Typical 3-star level, clean and comfortable


USD 1,710 per person sharing
  • Mid-range hotels and safari lodges
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Good locations in prime wildlife areas
  • Typical 4-star level, good service and attention to detail


USD 2,135 per person sharing
  • The top luxury hotels and safari lodges in Africa
  • Safe and secure locations, we have personally visited and vetted
  • Highly personalised attention to detail comparable to any 5star hotel worldwide
  • Sublime settings and wildlife location
  • The finest culinary experiences available in Africa

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