WE OFFER IT ALL
Enjoy wrap-around panorama views from a hot-air balloon or tee of at the world famous Gary Player golf course at Sun City Resort. From tours at the Cradle of Humankind to getting up close with the Big Cats of Africa, we offer a wide range of activities to keep the whole family entertained.
ABOVE AND BEYOND
Enjoy a wrap-around panorama and the magic of lazily drifting with the wind. Relish fascinating and magnificent sights over the beautiful Magaliesberg mountain range and Pilanesberg National Park. Ours is a land with sensational sunrises and sunsets, and unforgiving terrain. Kilometres of panoramic vistas and breathtaking nature can pass under you while suspended in an open basket. Africa Maximum Safaris will book you the adventure of a lifetime.
Arrive at pick up location Pilanesberg National Park at 5:30 am. Balloon safari crew will meet clients and transport them to the departure point within the park. The balloon ride is about 1 and a half hour duration. After set down, you will enjoy a champagne breakfast at Bakabung Game Lodge. This activity depends on weather conditions.
IT’S ALL ON THE LINE
The zip slide is 280 meters high, two kilometers long, reaches a speed of 140 kilometers per hour and guarantees a four minute unadulterated adrenalin rush. The zip slide adheres to all necessary safety standards. Secured in a harness and suspended below a free running trolley that is attached to a steel cable, one experiences the feeling of flying and acceleration as you descend down the wire. At times 100m high and at other times only 4.5m above the ground. The cable runs from the top of the 280m high koppie (hill) and the other is attached to the top of a mast 2km away.
Towards the end of the ride, your decent is slowed as you go uphill, then roll back to the lowest point on the wire where you dismount the ride. Solo and tandem slides are available so this ride has an appeal for even the most amateur adventure junkie.
Unlike many other adventure activities, this experience is open to young ones from the age of 12, making it a fun activity for the whole family. The start of the zip slide is on the top of a koppie (hill), 5-minutes from Sun City. Ten riders and six spectators can be accommodated per tour. Bookings are essential.
PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE
Pilanesberg National Park is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province, adjacent to Sun City. Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the park ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa (it is in fact the fourth largest park) and covers an area of 55 000 hectare. The malaria-free Pilanesberg National Game Park is home to South Africa’s Big 5 – Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo.
The beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets. Pilanesberg National Park accommodates virtually every mammal of Southern Africa.
It is a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure makes it a unique geological feature. Africa Maximum Safaris offer their clients a full day photographic Safari to this wonderful park.
Clients can enjoy a round of golf after their hunting safari. The world-famous Gary Player golf course at Sun City Resort, nestled in between the mountains is the perfect finish to an African Safari.
The clubhouse will rent clubs and they have some of the best caddies to assist you while playing this marvellous course. Please contact Africa Maximum Safaris to make arrangements and get prices.
Africa Maximum Safaris will make bookings on their clients’ behalf and transport them to and from Sun City (40-minute drive from camp).
THE SUN CITY RESORT
EXPLORE THE LOST CITY
This resort is world famous and an icon in the North West province. Situated next to Pilanesberg Game Reserve nestled in a volcanic crater. This world-class resort is home to one of the leading hotels of the world, The Palace of the Lost City.
The resort offers:
- The Gary Player Golf Course
- Crocodile breeding center
- Valley of waves
- 5 Star Hotels
- Water Sports center
We offer clients a full day trip to the resort if they wish to partake in any of the activities offered to day visitors. Africa Maximum Safaris also do bookings for clients to stay at Sun City Resort after their safari. Contact us for rates and options to the hotels and activities.
& SAFARI PARK
The Lion and Safari Park offers an impressively expansive range of attractions and activities for you and the family.
3-hour safari includes guided safari, a scenic guided drive through this spectacular 600ha wildlife area, a visit to the hyenas and leopards. This tour will provide you with the perfect opportunity to take stunning photographs of the animals and surrounding landscapes and enjoy some snacks and drinks during the tour
Alex Larenty, the world-renowned Lion Trainer, animal behaviourist and Filming Wrangler will take you on an unforgettable 3-hour tour, and be amazed by his fearless friendship as he interacts with our full-grown big cat predators. Exclusively found at the Lion & Safari Park.
THE GUIDED SANCTUARY
ELEPHANTS & MONKEY’S
Visitors are taken on a journey into the world of the African Elephant and are guided through an unforgettable experience with these magnificent creatures. Visitors are able to touch, feed and get to know these animals.
The Elephant Sanctuary is unique in that it offers visitors the incredible opportunity to walk hand-in-trunk with the elephants. Enter the world of the Africa Elephant. Understand the height at which an elephant stands and experience their environment from an elephant’s perspective.
LET’S GO THE CABLE WAY
UP AND UP WE GO!
Harties Cableway offers visitors panoramic views of the beautiful Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding areas, as well as excellent recreational and educational facilities.
Careful attention to detail, attentive staff and interesting things to see and do await you – an ideal family day trip you’ll want to repeat!
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
THE CRADLE OF HUMANKIND
If archeology interests you this is a worthwhile tour. The Cradle and Sterkfontein Caves are the site of dramatic discoveries that changed the way we view humanity and the history of human development.
World-renowned: New scientific exhibition showcases the finds of hominid fossils “Mrs Ples” and “Little Foot” The new scientific exhibition centre showcases a reconstruction of a mined cave – versus a pristine cave – cave formations and geology, early life forms, mammals and hominid fossils, among other topics. It describes in detail important finds such as “Mrs Ples”, the “Taung Child” and “Little Foot”, as well as providing information about 9 fossilization, palaeobotany, and landscapes.
Archaeological finds within the Cradle of Humankind also include 2-million-year-old stone tools. The oldest recorded, at Swartkrans, near the Sterkfontein Caves, is a collection of 270 burnt bones that reveal how our ancestors learned to master fire more than 1-million years ago – a significant development and an early technological innovation. The ability to do this has taken us from the basic skills needed to keep ourselves warm and to cook our food, to being able to control and harness the power of fire to the extent that we can now create and burn rocket fuel to reach space and beyond.
Lesedi Cultural Village is located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi Cultural Village can also see the light.”