Travel Blogs from Sun City, South Africa

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Splashing around in sunny South Africa, Serendipity Ranch, Limpopo Province, South Africa travel blog

Splashing around in sunny South Africa

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... to die for. Reluctantly we decided to stop off for a dip on the way home. What started out as a very wet morning in South Africa, ended up being a day to remember. Please enjoy the photos! (PS. Serendipity Ranch is open for visitors, you can book ...

Moles and Molecular Progress, Nylsvley, Limpopo Province, South Africa travel blog

Moles and Molecular Progress

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... story begins with an endangered species, the Juliana Golden Mole. A tiny little mole with no eyes that likes sandy soil in South Africa. Unfortunately, they are a secretive bunch, so when the population began to decline a while ago, no one knew why, or ...

Where have all the birds gone?, Nylsvley, Limpopo Province, South Africa travel blog

Where have all the birds gone?

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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... 'A what?' "Piet mit Frau" 'A 'Piet my wife'?' "Exactly! Mark it down!" OK then. Somebody should have warned me that South African's have strange ways of naming their birds. But after the end of the two hour bird census, I too was able to ...

Confusion at the cricket field, Pochestroom, South Africa travel blog

Confusion at the cricket field

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Playing in the orchestra is fun. I love it. I look forward to it. But occasionally I find it extremely confusing. Like today. We were playing at an Afrikaans festival on stage at a cricket field. It was the final 'pops' concert. (cue television soap ...

My First Game Park, Pilanesberg, South Africa travel blog

My First Game Park

A travel blog entry by dmcgeh1

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... about taking any compensation from us.  More than just the sights, I have really enjoyed getting to know the generous people of South Africa. I hope to be able to post pictures as soon as I can get my internet sorted out with the University, until ...

Return to SA - The Seed is Officially Sown, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa travel blog

Return to SA - The Seed is Officially Sown

A travel blog entry by mikeandtrace

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... right now I’d like to introduce you to the Pilanesburg Game Reserve, a rare jewel in the wildlife treasure chest that is South Africa. What you can find here on any day at any time is, well anything really. Even David Attenborough would be ...

Last gasp africa, Pilanesberg, South Africa travel blog

Last gasp africa

A travel blog entry by kwant

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... slept well. Well, singapore's next on the list and itsbeen amazing to stay with Marcelle and Ivan as they've been fatastic hosts, and hope that we cn return the favour some day. Africa is slowly fading into the horizon as asia slowly ...

Visitors #2, Madikwe, South Africa travel blog

Visitors #2

A travel blog entry by annamac

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... We didn't stay the night, just went for the day for a game drive in a different reserve. Madikwe is just over the border in South Africa, so it really didn't take much time at all to drive there and we arrived in the morning. We hung around the lodge ...

Pilanesberg, Pilanesberg, South Africa travel blog

Pilanesberg

A travel blog entry by tommnow

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... a smartest thing on earth to do;-) Instead of driving into the park, we took a normal road around it and went to Sun City, to the nearest Avis dealer. After getting our car replaced, we finally set off for the Pilanesberg safari. Not counting a ...

The Valley of Waves and My Magic Swimmers!, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

The Valley of Waves and My Magic Swimmers!

A travel blog entry by kellie1511

We left Pilansberg on a bit of a high and headed into Sun City for a cool down. The valley of Waves sounded like a hoot and after not much convincing we were making our way over there.   For something that is called "The valley of the waves" there ...

PILANESBERG NATIONALPARK, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

PILANESBERG NATIONALPARK

A travel blog entry by tilman

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... bishop and so on. Landscape is stunning. This place is absolutely not crowded, saw just a few cars there (you go by your own car through the park....) A PERFECT day for people who love animals, landscapes and wildlife (and a LOT sun and heat, ...

Day 1: Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Day 1: Pilanesberg National Park

A travel blog entry by kellie1511

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... . We said our good bye and made our way in into the airport. One thing I must say is that security is so relaxed. Granted, South Africa has no real enemies but still, Justin managed to fly with a Swiss Army Knife (by accident!!!) in his hand luggage. ...

The Warm up, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

The Warm up

A travel blog entry by henders

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We are back now from our warm up trip to South Africa, and quite stunning it was as well, after a very bouncy 11 hour flight we arrived early morning at Johannesburg airport. Then we stayed at Sun City for 7 nights, what a fun place that is, from the ...

Day 2: Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Day 2: Pilanesberg National Park

A travel blog entry by kellie1511

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... around and spied all types.     We headed back to the chalet at around midday. We needed to get out of the sun for a bit. Armed with cold water and left overs from dinner. (I swear the ribs I ordered where bigger than mine!) We ate till our ...

day 3: Pilanesberg Nation Park, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

day 3: Pilanesberg Nation Park

A travel blog entry by kellie1511

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We decided that instead of just checking out and leaving we would check out and go for one last drive through the park. This turned out to be the best idea. We had yet to see Rhino, giraffe, a big cat of some kind and a decent shot of Hippo's.   ...

Pilanesberg, Pilanesberg, South Africa travel blog

Pilanesberg

A travel blog entry by gtrob

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So, the planned trip to Kruger national park (an immense nature reserve, the size of Isreal) got postponed in favor of the closer, not completely booked Pilanesberg nature reserve.  Pilanesberg does have much of the game that Kruger has, including ...

Trois semaines en Afrique du Sud, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Trois semaines en Afrique du Sud

A travel blog entry by luc.larocque

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... matinée, notre téléphone sonne à 6h. Tout un éveil! Notre guide nous attend dans le foyer afin de nous rendre à Sun City. Nous n'étions pas impressionnés! Il a dû attendre deux heures avant que nous ne soyons prêts. Nous avions 200 kilomètres ...

Sun City, South Africa - Palace of the Lost City, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Sun City, South Africa - Palace of the Lost City

A travel blog entry by traveltowrite

... out on the internet waves. but more importantly three things to y'all that are wondering about my whereabouts: 1) i'm here in sun city, south africa after 22 hours of flying, 5 hours of airport waiting, and 5 hours of sleeping at a hotel near ...

So Much Variety, Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa travel blog

So Much Variety

A travel blog entry by jcastellan

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Just like the previous mornings, this morning was also an early start. I do understand the reasoning, as it is when the animals are more active and it's also a chance to see the nocturnal animals. This morning sightings included a pair of Black Backed ...

Sun City, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Sun City

A travel blog entry by arlash

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Sun ...

Sun City is Just OK, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Sun City is Just OK

A travel blog entry by mono_mundial

... . Sun City is a large resort located just next to a large game reserve. It used to be the only place with gambling in South Africa, they liken it to Las Vegas, I would say more like a cheesy place in Mississippi with gambling that likens itself to Las ...

End of seminar, travel to Pilanesburg Nat Park, Pilanesburg, South Africa travel blog

End of seminar, travel to Pilanesburg Nat Park

A travel blog entry by joelmeeker

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... built Sun City was in one of the autonomous homeland kingdoms created by the South African government. They didn't allow gambling in South Africa, but it could happen in the homelands (sort of like the Native American reservation casinos in the US). There ...

sun city and victoria falls, Sun city, South Africa travel blog

sun city and victoria falls

A travel blog entry by stuartmccrossan

... Belgian guy who was a bandit! off his handicap of 2.4 !! ouch. the hotel and pool area were very good and the breakfast has to be about the best I have experienced anywhere in the world but sun city is not a place I would bother going out of my way ...

Suncity, the Lost Palace, Bojanala, South Africa travel blog

Suncity, the Lost Palace

A travel blog entry by africa1213

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Staying at The Lost Palace at Sun City South Africa has always been of my list of things to do in my life before I die.. and here I am staying here for 2 nights. We arrived just after 2pm our bags removed from car and valet parked. We stayed in room 244. ...

The Palace & Pilansburg National Park., Sun City, South Africa travel blog

The Palace & Pilansburg National Park.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... , water skiing, ball rooms, bowls green and the list goes on. It even has an artificial wave that can be surfed on!!. Next door to Sun City is the Pilanesberg Game reserve, we took a tour through on the back of a truck. This was our first taste of African ...

Sun City!!!!, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Sun City!!!!

A travel blog entry by kirdygirl

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We decided to head to Sun City for a well deserved relax, the party in the hire car consisted of myself, Clare and Michael and Josh. Driving in SA is an experience, all road rules are more like guidelines, and speed is everywhere. However we made it, and ...

South Africa continued..., Sun City, South Africa travel blog

South Africa continued...

A travel blog entry by franmullineux

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... volunteer or a guest, details can be found on http://www.ukutula.com/ - I would definitely recommend it! My last night in South Africa has been spent at Pretoria backpackers lodge, and this morning I head for Thailand and a whole new continent! Africa has ...

I can't believe I rode an elephant this morning, Bojanala, South Africa travel blog

I can't believe I rode an elephant this morning

A travel blog entry by africa1213

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It's one of those though decisions to make should I shouldn't I. The elephant ride was pretty expensive especially coming to the end of our travels but I decided if I don't do it it will be the wrong decision. Booked in for the Pilanesberg Sunrise ...

Sun City and Pilanesberg Park, Sun City, South Africa travel blog

Sun City and Pilanesberg Park

A travel blog entry by flolafol

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The paradox of South Africa...one week-end in Soweto, the other one in the middle of nowhere (in the previous Bantustan where casino were allowed) where a crazy rich guy decided to build a casino and a theme park for rich white people. It is a mixture of ...

Our first safari adventure!, Pilanesberg, South Africa travel blog

Our first safari adventure!

A travel blog entry by crazyhippo

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... day, we woke up at 04:00 and drove into the darkness. Our map was not as helpful as we hoped, it was a map of Southern Africa and its scale was 1: 2,125,000. It is good that the Jeroen is familiar with the area and that the co-pilot always eager to ask ...

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