Sun City & Madikwe Holiday Itinerary

By Tuningi Safari Lodge on June 30, 2021

Madikwe Game Reserve and Sun City are two of South Africa’s most popular family holiday destinations. Combined, these two deliver an action-packed holiday for the kids with plenty of relaxation time for the parents!

Take a look at our recommended itinerary to enjoy Sun City and Madikwe Game Reserve to their fullest.

3 Nights at Sun City


If you’re travelling internationally, you will land at O R Tambo International and road transfer or drive to Sun City from Johannesburg. Upon arrival, you can check in to your room and head straight to the Valley of the Waves to enjoy the pool, water slides and lazy river.

Over 18s can try their hand at a game of poker at the casino and keen golfers can enjoy 18 holes on the Gary Player Golf Course.

Sun City has a few accommodation options to choose from – depending on your budget and preferences. The Palace of the Lost City is uber-luxurious, but you can also opt to stay in the Cabanas Hotel, the Cascades Hotel, the Vacation Club or the Bush Bungalows. Find out more here.

3 Nights at Tuningi Safari Lodge

From Sun City, it’s a scenic drive to Madikwe Game Reserve – about 2 hours to the entrance of the reserve. Madikwe is situated on the edge of the Kalahari, offering fantastic Big 5 game viewing as well as more rare sightings of deserted-adapted species.

Tuningi Safari Lodge will be your home-away-from-home during your time in Madikwe. We pride ourselves as being one of the truly family-friendly lodges within the reserve. We welcome children of all ages and offer specialised activities and child-minding services for the little ones so that the parents can also enjoy some downtime on safari.

Our Family Suites are perfect for families looking for extra space and comfort. They are made-up of two en-suite double bedrooms, and are joined by a dining area, kitchenette and a living room with an expansive timber deck from where the surrounding beauty can be appreciated.

You can find our what is included and excluded in our rates here.


  • Enjoy the water park at Africa’s premier resort.
  • Golf, gambling and plenty of restaurants to choose from.
  • Big 5 game viewing in Madikwe Game Reserve.
  • Specialised kids activities at Tuningi Safari Lodge.
  • Malaria-free reserve

If you’d like to enquire about visiting Madikwe Game Reserve, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly and efficient reservations team via email at or filling in our online enquiry form.

We look forward to welcoming you to Tuningi in the near future.

Image credits: 
Gavin Tonkinson
Sun International

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