Pilanesberg National Park is the 4th largest game reserve in South Africa and home to the Big Five.
The 55 000 hectares (136 000 acres) of Pilanesberg National Park are home to some 10 000 animals and the park is now one of the privileged reserves hosting the Big Five and 364 species of bird.
The Pilanesberg National Park, which is situated a 2 hour drive north west of Johannesburg / Pretoria, is characterized by impressive volcanic mountain forms and rolling savannah grasslands 1300 million years old. These impressive features have created one of the most topographically diverse Reserves to be found in South Africa. A major reason for Pilanesberg's diversity of animals is that it lies in the transition zone between the arid Kalahari in the west and the Bushveld of the Northwest Province. The seven different habitats at the Pilanesberg attract and cultivate prolific birdlife.
We have a DAY SAfari to Pilanesberg too. Check it out.
Over Night Safari Packages based on staying at Bakubung Bush Lodge or Kwa Maritane. For overnight safaris staying at Pilanesberg Private Lodge, Black Rhino Game Lodge, Ivory Tree, Shepherds Tree or Sun City a personalized quote will be sent to you. (Click on the lodge name for more information about the lodge).
|Bush Lodge Accommodation||Cost|
|Two days, One night, per person sharing - January to April and September to December||ZAR 6 640.00||Two days, One night, per person sharing - May to August||ZAR 6 165.00|
|Two days, One night, single accommodation- January to April and September to December||ZAR 10 600.00||Two days, One night, single accommodation - May to August||ZAR 9 895.00|
|Three days, Two nights, per person sharing- January to April and September to December||ZAR 10 670.00||Three days, Two nights, per person sharing- May to August||ZAR 9 735.00|
|Three days, Two nights, single accommodation- January to April and September to December||ZAR 13 170.00||Three days, Two nights, single accommodation- May to August||ZAR 12 230.00|
|Bush Lodge Accommodation||Cost|
|Two days, One night, per person sharing||ZAR 5 370.00|
|Three days, Two nights, per person sharing||ZAR 9 430.00|
Two or three (or more) full days, departing at 10h30 on day one and returning at 16h00 on last day.
Meet & greet you at your guest house. Depart Johannesburg for the Pilanesberg National Park, this is a scenic 2 hour drive, with an en-route refreshment, browse around stop at a traditional African roadside curio & craft market.
Arrival at the Pilanesberg National Park followed by a full buffet luncheon (own account) at the luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge whilst we take care of all the guests check-in arrangements. After lunch, guests have free time to relax and explore the lodge before the afternoon game drive.
It’s safari time! An afternoon/sunset open-top safari game drive departs the lodge reception area for an outdoor adventure into Africa’s Big Five territory. The ranger will point out and explain the many animals that make this reserve home, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to see the elusive cats.
Game drive returns to the lodge. Enjoy a delicious dinner then the remainder of the evening is at the guests leisure, with a possible late night visit (own account) to the Sun City/Lost City entertainment resort, via the lodge scheduled shuttle bus service.
On Wednesday and Saturday evenings (weather permitting) a traditional outdoor bush barbecue under the African sky is enjoyed in the park before returning to the lodge.
An early morning wake up call.
Meet your ranger at the reception area for coffee.
The morning safari game drive departs from the lodge reception area and heads out in search of Big Five & other wildlife sightings.
Morning safari game drive returns to the lodge.
Enjoy a full buffet breakfast overlooking the reserve. The rest of the day is at leisure at the lodge, enjoy time relaxing next to the swimming pool, a spa treatment or a siesta in your room. Lunch (own account) can either be a full buffet or a smaller meal chosen from the terrace menu.
It’s safari time again! An afternoon/sunset open-top safari game drive departs from the lodge reception area for an outdoor adventure into Africa’s Big Five territory.
Game drive returns to the lodge. Enjoy a delicious dinner then the remainder of the evening is at the guests leisure.
Time for a little extra sleep, and enjoy breakfast at your leisure. Freshen up
and then check out. Your luggage can be safely stored at the reception.
Guests can enjoy a relaxed lazy day, with luncheon around the lodge
swimming pool etc...
Meet the guide at reception for your return transfer to Johannesburg or
to OR Thambo Airport.
Arrive in Johannesburg.
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