8 Day Sabi Sands Wildlife, Sun City Resort & Cape Town Explorer

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Explore the best of South Africa in 8-days visiting the home of the big-5, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City, and the breathtaking city of Cape Town.


This incredible 8-day tour explores three of South Africa’s most iconic destinations. Enjoy an all-inclusive Big-Five Safari, a highly entertaining 5-Star Resort hotel, and a city escape all in one dream vacation.

Your journey begins with a Big-Five Safari in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve, known as South Africa's premier game reserve & offering phenomenal Big Five game viewing and frequent sightings of leopard. Enjoy a stay at Ulusaba  - Sir Richard Branson’s 5-Star private game reserve in the Sabi Sands.

You then travel to Sun City Holiday Resort which boasts a variety of dining options, a casino, the famous Valley of the Waves, incredible nightlife, the maze of the Lost City, and a wide range of outdoor adventure activities and family entertainment.

The excitement continues in the mother city of Cape Town, voted consistently by the UK Telegraph as the “Best City in The World”. Discover Cape Town’s gorgeous landscape of pristine coastline, picturesque mountains and century-old vineyards. Cape Town offers travelers a wide range of adventure activities and some of the world's best cuisine.

This tour is ideal for couples, individuals seeking adventure and families.


Day 1 - 3: Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Your safari adventure begins today with a flight from Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport to Hoedspruit. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to the lodge for check-in.

Depending on your time of arrival, you may venture out on your first-afternoon game in search of wildlife including the Big 5. Game drives are approximately three and a half hours to four hours long with a stop to enjoy your favorite drink whilst looking upon the most majestic sunset. You return to camp in the early evening to enjoy a perfectly prepared meal under the African sky.  

The next two days will be spent exploring the bushveld on morning and afternoon game drives and if you are feeling adventurous, you may choose to venture out on the mid-morning bush walk with your guide. Bush walks are truly unique as they allow you to discover the beauty of the African wilderness.

Accommodation: Ulusaba Safari Lodge, Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Day 4 - 5: Sun City

After your morning game drive and a sumptuous breakfast, you gather your belongings and transfer to Hoedspruit airport to board your scheduled flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport. On arrival in Johannesburg, you will be met and transferred to Sun City Resort.

After checking in to your room at The Palace of the Lost City, you will have the next few days to explore the world's most unique resort and the various attractions on offer, including the Valley of the Waves with its wave pool, thrilling slides and lazy river. Try your hand at a game of poker at the casino or enjoy a round of golf on the Gary Player Golf Course. Sun City has something for everyone!

Accommodation: Palace of the Lost City, Sun City

Day 6 - 7: Cape Town

After a heart-warming breakfast, you will travel back to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport. Once you arrive you will check in for your scheduled flight to Cape Town. On arrival at Cape Town's International Airport and will be met and transferred to your hotel. 

After checking in to your room, you will have free time to explore top attractions in Cape Town, including the iconic Table Mountain, the bustling V&A Waterfront and top wine estates. Cape Town boasts a number of award-winning restaurants and unique activities. With so much to see and do, we recommend chatting to your travel expert about the different tour options. 

Accommodation: Southern Sun Waterfront, Cape Town

Day 8: End of Adventure

Your journey in South Africa comes to an end as you transfer back to Cape Town International Airport to begin your travel back home. Should you wish to stay longer in Cape Town, please contact us for a variety of extension options.

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Rates & Pricing

$ 600 USD
$ 600 USD
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We can arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.


3 nights at the 5-Star Ulusaba Safari Lodge
2 nights at the 5-Star The Palace of the Lost City, Sun City Resort
2 nights at The Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel in Cape Town
Flights: Johannesburg -> Hoedspruit -> Johannesburg -> Cape Town
2x daily Game drives at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Optional Safari Walks at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Optional: Hot air balloon at additional expense at Sun City Resort
Explore popular Cape Town Tourist Attractions
Road transfers as mentioned during the tour
Roundtrip airport transfers during the tour
BIG 5 off-road game viewing
All meals & beverages including a top quality wine list and fine champagne at Ulusaba Safari Lodge
Breakfast daily, access to the Valley of the Waves and shuttle services within the resort at The Palace of The Lost City, Sun City
Breakfast daily, uncapped WiFi, a fully equipped fitness centre & an outdoor pool at Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel
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