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Cradle of Human Kind, Sun City

& Pilanesberg Tour


The North-West province allows a traveler to explore a variety of rich cultural heritage and history, combined with wonderful nature and wildlife scenery not very far from Johannesburg and the O.R. Tambo airport. This tour includes a portion of Gauteng, where we visit The Cradle of Human Kind to muse about our origins. Visit the Voortrekker Monument or the Union Buildings in Pretoria.




If you arrive a day or two earlier, we recommend booking an excursion to Soweto or the Apartheid Museum.


You will be picked up at any of the following spots for the start of the tour between 8 am and 9 am:

1. O.R.Tambo Airport, 2. Gautrain Centurion Station,

3. Your centrally located hotel, 4. Home pick up

Please request a quote ( for home pick up, or if your hotel is not on our route. (Between the O.R.Tambo Airport and our destination.) Pick up point must be indicated on the booking form.

Day 1: We pick you up at your hotel near O. R. Tambo International Airport and drive to The Cradle of Human Kind/Maropeng for a tour of a journey back in time from the start of our universe, some 14-billion years ago. We visit the Tumulus building to browse the interactive displays, have lunch (own cost) at the Tumulus restaurant and then go to the Sterkfontein Caves to see where world-acclaimed fossils were discovered. We overnight at the Cabanas or optional Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort. Unlimited free access to the Valley of Waves, buffet breakfast included. (Lunch and dinner at own cost.) (B)

Day 2: We go to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, “The Volcano That Gave Birth to a Game Reserve” for a game drive where you will have opportunities to see the Big 5 in their natural habitat. We spend the rest of the day at the Sun City and Lost City Resorts. With hundreds of things to offer, you have a huge variety to do, from family fun to adrenaline-fueled adventures. Sun City has something for everyone to enjoy. We spend the night at the Cabanas or optional Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort. (or similar). Unlimited free access to the Valley of Waves, buffet breakfast included. (Lunch and dinner at own cost.) (B)

Day 3: Starting with a game drive through the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, we leave the reserve on our way to the Hartbeespoortdam area, where we stop over at the Monate Citrus Cellar for a taste of home-brewed mampoer spirits. You will also have the opportunity to visit AFRICAN arts and craft stores for shopping. A visit to the Voortrekker Monument or Union Buildings is followed on your way back to the O.R. Tambo Airport, or you join us on another tour with Amatungulu Tours. (B)



  • Accommodation as per itinerary

  • Entrance fees

  • National Park fees

  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast x 2)

  • Driver/guide

  • Professional guide at specialist venues

  • Transport by private vehicle

  • Welcome pack, and free use of smart phone and data

Maropeng, Cradle of Human Kind
    see Booking Tariffs
- Cash payment in ZAR possible
- Free for children under 4 
- Group discounts for 6 and more
- Door to door pick up possible 
Email for quote request
Big 5

You will be redirected to our booking site: Rezgo


You now get the option to book for either the 4-star Cabanas accommodation, or the luxury 5-star Palace of the Lost City Hotel at the Sun City Resort!



  • Excess luggage charges (where applicable)

  • Meals as per itinerary

  • Alcoholic drinks

  • Drinks

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Gratuities (recommended)

  • Travel insurance; Flights; Airport transfers; Porterage; Visa fees



Sun City
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