Sun City & Johannesburg & More


Fly into OR Tambo airport Johannesburg and many will head to Sun City, but we have a range of options for you.

You will have arrived in the Gauteng province and may want to experience Johannesburg golf, before or after Sun City. For Johannesburg we can recommend one of the many good hotels in Sandton City Business area with access to Nelson Mandela Square at night. You will drive out to play golf - Royal Johannesburg, Glendower, River Club & more.

Sun City is in the North West province, about 2 1/2hrs journey from Johannesburg.
If it's the Kruger experience you are looking for then prepare for a 5 1/2 drive or transfer on to fly to The Kruger to stay in a lodge which will give you access to play the world class Leopard Creek Country Club. And combine this with game drives.

Or Limpopo is 2 1/2 hrs north and golf and game is available at Zebula or the world famous Legends Resort, with it's 19th elevated hole!

If you desire a game experience with golf to follow, then do consider the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. We recommend a stay at Bakubung Game Lodge which is in the Reserve and it is next door to the Sun City Estate.

You can see if Johannesburg is your arrival destination then we have the options covered - so do give us a call.

If you prefer you can join one of our South Africa Escorted Golf Tours.

Sun City

Sun City

Sun City is on the outskirts of the Pilansberg National Park - which includes a range of Game Reserves with Lodges. Do ask us about the great value at Bakubung Game Lodge - they also collect from OR Tambo Airport - so self drive isn't necessary.

Well known for the Nedbank Golf Challenge on the Gary Player course, the resort also now offers the excellent Lost City course. Plus on your travels to Sun City you can include some of the best golf in South Africa.

The resort offers free transport for you to access all of the faclilities in each of the hotels and between them.

The Gary Player course has all of the history and the resort prefers you to walk the course - do consider a caddie for the experience. The Lost City has some spectacular holes including crocodiles in front of a par 3! This is a buggy course.

We can offer a choice of 4 hotels at Sun City:

5* Palace of the Lost City
Inspired by the myth of a long lost African City, The Palace is grand in its proportions and syle. You are surrounded by tropical gardens and waterfalls, with views of the Lost City couse beyond. The beach cove is nearby.  You will adore the service and ambience of The Palace.

Of the choices we highly recommend The Palace.
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5* The Cacades
Set in gardens and waterfalls this hotel has the style of an imposing Aztec Temple. Here you will find a selection of restaurants.

4* Soho
This is the dame of the hotels, overlooking the Gary Player course. Here you also have gaming tables and nightlife - but if that is not your thing then you are ok as it is all contained within the Soho.

3* Cabanas
The most affordable of the hotels and more of a family hotel. Most of the rooms have been refurbished.

Lost City:
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Gary Player:
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Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve - perfect to combine with a stay at Sun City 

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2 1/2 hrs from Johannesburg & close to Sun City you find Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilansberg National Park - a 57,000 hectre reserve where you can see the big 5 - from you room or on a game drive. The park is malaria free.

At Bakubung you have a range of room choices available and facilities such as a Spa, Gym, Restaurant, Bar, Tennis courts and a Wildlife Centre - where you can see snakes and learn more about what to see on the bush walks and game drives.

Tha Marula is the traditional buffet restaurant and every Wed and Sat you have the chance to dine under the African stars, with traditional entertainment.  

We recommend 2 nights here Half Board with 2 or 3 game drives as a memorable game experience.

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Additional Info

  • Country: South Africa
  • Destination: Sun City
  • Hotel: The Palace
  • Stars: Stars
  • Duration: 5 nights
  • Type: B&B
  • Rounds: 2 Courses
  • Course(s): Gary Player & Lost City
  • Include: Halfway House lunch
  • Price: 949