5 DAYS IVORY TREE GAME LODGE AND SUN CITY
|Tour Cost (2009)||R10 045.00 per person sharing
R5 145.00 single supplement
|Accommodation Type||En-suite Standard Suite (Ivory Tree Game Lodge) and Luxury Twin/Family (Sun City Hotel)|
|Tour Highlights||Morning and Evening/ Afternoon open vehicle safari
Guided Walking Safari
|Meals||All meals included ecxcept lunches at Sun City|
|Included on a Tour||All ground transportation, two wildlife activities at Ivory Tree Game Lodge and three meals per day at Ivory Tree|
|Not Included||Travel Insurance, flights, items of a personal nature, Conservation levy, Laundry, drinks & other optional activities|
- This South African Tour is private and can start at any date specified by you. Guests are met at any location of their choice.
- Itinerary can be customized to suite your specific needs.
Day 1: Pilanesberg National park – Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
Guests are met upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport then transferred to Ivory tree Game Lodge via the Flea Market at Hartebeesport Dam. Upon arrival, Ivory Tree staff will welcome you and give the lodge briefing. Welcome drinks will be served upon arrival. Then you’ll be allocated your standard suite and game ranger. Each suite has air conditioners which provide heating and cooling, En-suite bathroom and outside shower, Covered patio, Tea and coffee making facilities, Mini bar fridge, Private Plunge Pool and Lounge.
Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive lodge development site. The central facility includes a stunning feature pool, bar, conference room, dinning room, boma, reception and curio shop.
Pilanesberg National Park is situated in the North West Province about 150km north-west of Gauteng and 60 km north of Rustenburg. Located at the extinct volcanic crater, Pilanesberg National Park makes it very unique amongst other parks in Africa. It covers an area about 58 000ha. 1979 Pilanesberg National Park see it biggest relolcation of game ever – Operation Genesis. In this year more than 6 000 of game were introduced in the park. Pilanesberg boast the healthy population of lions, buffalos, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino – Africa’s BIG FIVE. Wide range of rare and common species of wildlife including the brown hyena, sable, wild dogs, cheetah, giraffe, hippos and tsessebe just to name but a few. Bird watching is excellent with over 360 species of birds.
Geologically Pilanesberg is the world famous. Its structure named “Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline ring complex” was formed by the volcanic eruption some 1 300 millions years ago. There are only three alkaline volcanoes; in Russia, Greenland and here Pilanesberg.
Afternoon Big Five game drive in open 4×4 vehicles. Sundowner drinks are enjoyed at one of the waterholes before continuing our game drive into the night. After an exciting evening, we return to camp to enjoy a traditional South African meal.
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Day 2: Pilanesberg National Park – Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Early rise for morning game drive in open safari vehicle. We enjoy breakfast after the game drive. The rest of they you’ll spend it relaxing at the lodge swimming or by visiting the Spa. Once again the afternoon game drive.
Overnight: Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Day 3; Pilanesberg National Park – Ivory Tree Game Lodge – Sun City
Early rise for morning game drive. Check out after breakfast and drive back to Sun City via the Lion Park where you’ll have a chance to take a photo with the lion cubs. Then visit the Africa’s Kingdom of Pleasure – Sun City. Sun City is internationally renowned as South Africa’s premier holiday resort offering a multitude of attractions and activities to keep everyone occupied. With its combination of golf, game and gambling, as well as world class hotels. Sun City is the perfect choice for any holiday in South Africa.
Overnight: Sun City Hotel
Day 4 Sun City
Spend the day exploring Sun City Resort with the option visiting the crocodile farm, elephant back safari, quad biking, balloon safaris, archery and drumming at own cost. Booking of these activities will be done for you on reservations.
Overnight: Sun City Hotel
Day 5 Sun City – Soweto Tour- Johannesburg.
Leave Sun City after breakfast to the airport via Soweto Township Tour. SOWETO. It sounds like a delightful African name, but the word is actually an acronym for South Western Townships. It is a sprawling township, or more accurately, a cluster of townships on the south-western flank of Johannesburg. Soweto was created in the 1930s, with Orlando the first township established. In the 1950s, more black people were relocated there from ‘black spots’ in the inner city – black neighbourhoods which the apartheid government had reserved for whites. Soweto’s growth was phenomenal – but unplanned. Despite government attempts to stop the influx of black workers to the cities, waves of migrant workers moved from the countryside and neighbouring countries to look for employment in the city of gold.
With a population of over 2 million, the township is the biggest black urban settlement in Africa with a rich political history. Soweto was the centre of political campaigns aimed at the overthrow of the apartheid state. The 1976 student uprising, also known as the Soweto uprising, started in Soweto and spread to the rest of the country. Many of the sights on the heritage route therefore have political significance.
Soweto tour includes a visit to the informal settlement, Nelson Mandela’s house, Regina Mundi’s church, Kliptown and Hector Pieterson Memorial Museum. Lunch will be served at the local shebeen
Late Afternoon drop off at the Airport with fun filled memories