This 7 day holiday combines the best of both worlds for any family looking to get away for some sun - there is some time to let your hair down and relax time at Sun City, followed by the thrill of an African safari in the malaria-free Waterberg region.
The trip starts with 4 nights at the Sun City resort where kids (and adults who are in touch with their inner child) can enjoy the fabulous Valley of the Waves which is dominated by the Roaring Lagoon, a large mechanically-generated wave pool, fringed by a sandy, palm-lined beach.
The Valley of the Waves also has a number of other attractions including 5 different flume rides, a pool suitable for smaller children, and a queiter pool for adults surrounded by towering ruins and thick jungle foliage.
The elephant-lined Bridge of Time and it’s massive wooden doors links the Valley of the Waves to the Entertainment Center, where the casino and arcades can be found. In the best Las Vega tradition, a mock-volcano erupts regularly, complete with lights, smoke and a simulated earthquake that shakes the bridge.
After Sun City you drive to the beautiful 12,000 hectare Mabula Private Game Reserve, where you will enjoy morning and evening game drives in search of some of Africa's magnificent wildlife including the famous Big 5. Horseback safaris and balloon safaris can also be arramged here.
Upon arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport, collect your hire car from the Bidvest Car Rental offices at the airport terminal once you have cleared Customs and Immigration.
Make your way into the Arrivals Hall and find the Bidvest Car Rental office. Complete the necessary paperwork - you will need to present your driving licence, passport and credit card. The keys to your hire car will then be handed over to you.
8 Day Car Rental: Group O: Toyota Avanza or similar - Manual Transmission (on Super Cover)
Drive to Sun City (approx 145 km / 1 h 45 mins), an internationally acclaimed resort with a unique heartbeat of its own.
Drive to Mabula Game Lodge, in the malaria-free Waterberg area (approx 160 km / 2 h 30 mins). Revel in the sheer variety of animal, bird and plant life, the diverse landscapes ranging from grassland plains to rocky outcrops creating an ideal habitat for the free roaming Big 5 and all the little creatures that contribute to a magical wildlife experience you'll never forget