Consider Pilanesberg National Park as its only a 2 hour drive from Jo'berg and malaria free! It can be a bit hard to book online but we managed to do so via www.goldenleopardresorts.co.za (note this is the official website other websites add a commission). Once there we got up at 445am to take the sunrise safari drive in the park. Each resort can arrange drives for you at about R700 ($80 or £50) for two people for 2 and a half hours - they have a little kiosk near the check in where you can book. You can also book with independent tour guides but the cost was more like R2000 for two people for roughly the same time! With no guarantee if you will see anything, we opted for the cheaper resort run drives. We met our driver, Gibbon and three other tourists from Germany and off we went. They were very nice and told us how they'd been in the park in their own car the previous day and cornered between two bull (male) elephants. Sounded terrifying! We were literally just inside the park when someone spotted a lioness wandering towards us. She walked past the truck as if it wasn't even there up into the hill behind us. Immediately after came the lion. It was amazing to see this enormous creature come out of the bush and walk past us. It was a bit scary but exciting at the same time.