Accompanying Persons Programme


What’s included?

Tuesday 7 July | Safari Game Drive & Traditional Outdoor Boma Braai
Afternoon Safari Game Drive followed by a Braai Dinner in a traditional open air Boma
PRICE: R 2500.00

Wednesday 8 July | Gala Dinner in the Sun City Ballroom
Gala Dinner in the Sun City Ballroom
PRICE: R 1500.00

Accompanying Persons Optional Excursions

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

MORNING

Letsatsing Game Park, duration approximately 2½ hours
(Family Bush walks can be booked for any day of the week)

Price: R 420.00 Adults
Price: R 210.00 Children

(Booking is essential. Rates are subject to change without prior notice)
5% Discount Code: FUSION2020SUNCITY

Click here to make a reservation.

 

The Mankwe Game Tracker Family Bush Walks will be conducted in Letsatsing Game Park bordering the Pilanesberg National Park but still within the boundaries of Sun City. It is a 700Ha reserve with plenty of wildlife such as Wildebeest, Impala, Sable antelope, Nyala and not forgetting all the smaller creatures, critters and bird life.

While doing this activity one of our qualified field guides will collect the guests at the departure point and proceed to Letsatsing Game Park. Once in Letsatsing, guests and our guide will disembark from the Game Drive vehicle and the bush walk will commence. Going as close to the animals without scaring them away or disturbing them too much. We will then also focus a bit more on the behaviour of the different animals and look at certain aspects that they leave behind like tracks, dung etc.

About the Excursion
This excursion will be conducted daily, year-round in the mornings at 07:00 and in the afternoon at 15:30. This is a child-friendly activity, however, children up to 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. The duration of the tour will be approximately 2½ hours. The tour will start from the Activity Hub where guests will commence on a 15 minute transfer to the middle of Letsatsing Game Park. The transfer time will be 15 minutes per roadway and time spent in Letsatsing Game Park will be approximately 2 hours.

Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, approximately 4 hours

(Bush walks can be booked for any day of the week)

Price: R 700.00 per person

(Booking is essential. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
No persons under the age of 16)
5% Discount Code: FUSION2020SUNCITY

Click here to make a reservation. 

The Mankwe Game Tracker Bush Walk experience focuses on locating and observing the inhabitants of the Pilanesberg National Park from a different angle – on foot. Guests are accompanied by a registered guide who will share his/her extensive knowledge and experience on both fauna and flora along the various hiking trails. Excursions depart daily in the early morning. Starts at 05:30 and ends at 09:30.

AFTERNOON

Tour starts: 14:00
(This tour can be attended free of charge and has been arranged exclusively for Fusion2020 guests)

 High Tea Starts: 15:00

Price: R275 per person for High Tea (This excludes a 10% service fee/tip for the waiting staff)

(You will be presented with the bill for your High Tea at the Restaurant)

To book: Please e-mail the Fusion2020 conference organiser at rleroux@mongoose.co.za.

Tour of the Palace of the Lost City:
This luxury five-star hotel in Sun City has integrated the natural beauty of its surroundings into its design, taking architectural and interior themes from the legend of a lost African tribe to capture the essence of The Palace. Think richly-woven colours, faux elephant tusks, sculptured bronze and crystal, and jungle cascades. The magnificence of the wild landscape is depicted through lions, kudus, birds and beasts of all kinds; these are immortalised in statues, stone carvings, mosaic illustrations, vaulted ceilings, dazzling flame-topped towers and in artist Danie de Jager’s bronze wildlife sculptures. With fresco ceilings above and ancient tiles below, you are left to stand in awe at the sheer scale and grandeur of the masterpiece that is The Palace of the Lost City.

 High Tea at the opulent Palace of the Lost City Crystal Court:
The Palace at Sun City offers a sumptuous high tea menu with a selection of tantalising savouries, cakes and puddings, plus some good old-fashioned sweets and pastries. Served in the breath-taking setting of The Palace’s opulent Crystal Court, with its dramatic high arch windows offering views over lush gardens and ponds, high tea at The Palace is a decadent experience that everyone should enjoy at least once.

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

MORNING WITH LUNCH

Price: R1 606.00 per person
(No age restrictions)

To book: Booking done via the Fusion2020 conference registration system which will open at the beginning of February 2020. For more information please e-mail rleroux@mongoose.co.za.

08:00   Depart from Welcome Centre at Sun City resort for a 3 hour Game Drive in Pilanesberg National Park
11:00   Transfer from the Park to The Wallow Bush Venue
11:30   Arrive at The Wallow Bush Venue for Interactive Drumming
12:30   Educational talk presented by the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust – “Save our Rhinos“
12:45   Lunch at the Wallow
14:15
  Transfer back to Sun City Resort
14:30   Drop-off at Welcome Centre or respective hotels at Sun City Resort.

Wallow Lite Lunch Menu

Crusty Ciabata loaves

Variety of freshly prepared Salad Platters

Tomato, Basil & Parmesan Phyllo Tart

Chicken Cordon Bleu fillets in creamy wine sauce served with rice and mixed vegetables

Thai Beef Noodle Stir-fry

Spinach & Feta Pancake Bake served with parmesan

Lemon Cheese Cake

Cheese Platter served with melba & crackers

Tea and Coffee served with chocolate sweet treat

Thursday, 9 July 2020

MORNING 

Price: R 5000.00 per person
(Booking is essential. Rates are subject to change without prior notice. No persons under the age of 16)

5% Discount Code: FUSION2020SUNCITY

Click here to make a reservation. 

 

Experience our unique Hot Air Balloon Safari!  As the only Hot Air Balloon operation in South Africa to launch from within a National Park, we offer a truly unique flying experience.

Guests are collected at their hotel and taken through the park to rendezvous with the balloon crew. The flight is approximately an hour’s duration and on landing, sparkling wine is served. A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to the game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guests are returned to their hotel. Flights are early in the morning and you will need to allow for approximately 5 hours for the full experience.

Mankwe Game Trackers offer many other activities in and around the Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City. Visit their website at https://www.mankwegametrackers.co.za for more information.
The discount code (FUSION2020SUNCITY) can be applied to any activities booked via their website.

Full day Tours Tuesday to Thursday

  • Full day excursion depart at 07:30 from Sun City
  • ulysses.co.za standard terms and conditions apply
  • Entrance, tolls and meals as mentioned are included.
  • A registered guide will accompany the group going on the excursions.
  • One bottle water per person will be provided on the vehicle on the tours. You are welcome to bring your own beverages.
  • All other drinks, either at Lesedi or Chameleon Village, are for guests own account.
  • Extra bottled water can be ordered at R15 / bottle.
  • Prices are quoted on a minimum of 4 persons. Ulysses Tours will advise 4 weeks prior to the tour whether there was sufficient interest in the tour. If not guests

 How to book a full day tour:

Please send an e-mail to Jaco Robbertse of Ulysses Tours at jaco@ulysses.co.za, indicating:

  • That the booking is associated with the Fusion2020 Conference
  • The Tour Option you have selected (Option 1, Option 2 or Option 3)
  • The date for which the excursion has been scheduled
Tuesday, 7 July 2020 

FULL DAY – OPTION 1

Tour departs from Sun City at 07:30 until approximately 16:00.
(Travel 1,5 hours by bus from Sun City to the first attraction)

Price: R3750.00 per person

Wednesday, 8 July 2020

FULL DAY – OPTION 2

Tour departs from Sun City at 07:30 until approximately 17:00.
(Travel 1,5 hours by bus from Sun City to the first attraction)

Price: R2 525.00 per person

Tea at the Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre is included

Thursday, 9 July 2020

FULL DAY – OPTION 1

Tour departs from Sun City at 07:30 until approximately 16:00.
(Travel 1,5 hours by bus from Sun City to the first attraction)

Price: R3750.00 per person

FULL DAY – OPTION 3

Tour departs from Sun City at 07:30 until approximately 17:00.
(Travel 1,5 hours by bus from Sun City to the first attraction)

Price: R3880.00 per person

Additional information on full day tour destinations:

Elephant Sanctuary
Guests are guided on foot through the Elephant Sanctuary. Guides will provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. You will be introduced to our elephants in the forest area, and here you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. You will see the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it.

Walk trunk-in-hand with the elephants. See Elephant Night Shelters where elephants sleep. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and are able to feed them (food for feeding included in the price). Remember to wear flat walking shoes, sun hats and bring your camera.

Monkey Sanctuary
Situated west of Hartbeespoort Dam alongside the Elephant sanctuary it provides an environment where monkeys (primates) can be given their freedom in a natural environment.

Primates, such as our squirrel, spider and capuchin monkeys, are given a new lease on life at Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary. Previously raised as household pets, or bred for the pet trade, our monkeys are introduced to a wild world laden with waterfalls, lush vegetation, natural mountain springs and the chance to reside in as natural and environment as possible. The goal is to give them the opportunity to live as they would in the wild.

Bushbabies Monkey Sanctuary recognizes the importance of community education. Not only are our tours highly informative, but we strive to create awareness toward the benefit of releasing primates into sanctuaries such as our own. Guests leave our tours with the understanding that monkeys do not make good pets, and that they are better suited to a natural, free-living environment.

Ann van Dyck Cheetah Centre
The Cheetah Centre in South Africa was established in 1971, initially as a cheetah breeding project and the Centre has during the past 40 years bred over 800 cheetah cubs. Various conservation projects have been initiated since its inception which also includes a successful African wild dog breeding programme. Known in the past as the De Wildt Cheetah Centre the name has recently been changed to the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre as a tribute to the woman who has devoted her life to the survival of the cheetahs as well as other rare and endangered species.

Lesedi Cultural Village
Visit five traditional villages including Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele. Listen to the traditional music being played and the fascinating stories told by the people of Lesedi. Enjoy a local South African tribal get-together and experience some traditional dancing.

After the traditional dance we head to the Nyama Choma restaurant. Nyama Choma stands for Great African Feast. And that’s exactly what you will experience! There is an extensive choice of African dishes, including crocodile and ostrich. The restaurant is divided into three different theme areas: North Africa, East Africa and South Africa.

You will have a lot to talk about after a cultural fun day in Lesedi!

Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre (Only open on a Wednesday)
Also known as the Margaret Roberts Herbal Centre, the De Wildt Herbal Centre is well known throughout South Africa,

The centre offers a day out for the family that will delight the children, with its fairy garden, as well as adults who can learn about traditional healing, herbs and natural gardening. The garden is divided into several sections, with fragrant, cosmetic and healing herbs.

It also features a walking labyrinth – copied from the labyrinth at the Chartres Cathedral in France and designed to re-balance those who walk its paths.

Chameleon Village African Craft Market
Experience the true colours of Africa and rich cultural heritage in the form of art, curios, music, food, fashion and design at Chameleon village a large African market. Shopping at a large Crafters Market with décor and home products, art galleries, and the Ugly duckling décor shop. There are also various restaurants.

 

Additional tours and excursions

 Mankwe Game Trackers offer many other activities in and around the Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City. Visit their website at https://www.mankwegametrackers.co.za for more information. The discount code: FUSION2020SUNCITY can be applied to any activities booked via their website and will give you a 5% discount on any booking.

Ulysses Travel offer a host of excursions and tours across the country. For more information on their tours visit https://www.ulysses.co.za/tours/