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Pilanesberg Day Safari

a day out in nature seeking the Big 5

The best Big 5 Day SAfari from Johannesburg

The 57 000 hectares (140 000 acres) of Pilanesberg National Park are home to some 7 000 animals and the park is now one of the privileged reserves hosting the Big 5 and 360 species of bird. Pialnesberg is the most scenic of all the Reserves in South Africa and Malaria free. A hidden jem!

Pilanesberg National Park is the 4th largest game reserve in South Africa and home to the Big 5.

The Pilanesberg National Park, 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 humid Lowveld of the Northwest Province. The seven different habitats at the Pilanesberg attract and cultivate prolific birdlife.


Only a 2 hour scenic drive northwest of Johannesburg and Pretoria, a Pilanesberg Day Safari is ideal to explore the Big 5 African bush on a limited time schedule. And from R2,040.00.
Pilanesberg is a Malaria Free game reserve.

Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari
Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari
Do you have more time? - Read about our Pilanesberg Overnight Safaris.

Pilanesberg One Day SAfari from Johannesburg

The ideal full day tour from Johannesburg

OPTION 1 - 5 Hour Open Vehicle SAfari

Total tour time +- 11 hours

Departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning 17h30

Pilanesberg Day Tour Cost
Per person with two or more guests - including ligh lunch
ZAR 2 550.00
For a single traveller - including lunch (rate only applicable if we have no other bookings on the day) ZAR 3 920.00

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NOTE:  Prices Valid January 2018 - December 2018.   

After meeting you at your hotel or residence in Johannesburg between 06h00 and 06h30 or at the time indicated by the consultant, we travel to Pilanesberg, this is a comfortable 2 hours drive.
On arrival meet your ranger, and at 09h30 depart on an exciting 5 hour open 4×4 vehicle safari drive. Our rangers are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the wildlife you are viewing.
During your safari the ranger will make a stop for you to enjoy a light lunch at a restaurant in the middle of Pilanesberg looking out over an active water hole. After lunch the game drive continues as you drive towards the gate.
Our guide will be waiting at the gate from 15h00 for departure to Johannesburg, arriving before sunset.

The open safari vehicles accommodate 9 passengers comfortably and allow interaction with the field guides. Because this is a public park, no off-road driving is allowed.
INCLUDES:
  1. Collect/drop-off service and return transfers in a luxury air-conditioned seven-seater microbus or sedan from Johannesburg
  2. Registered tour guide / field guide
  3. Pilanesberg entry fee
  4. 5 hour game drive in an open safari vehicle with a park field ranger
  5. A light lunch in the Pilanesberg
  6. Life long memories
EXCLUDES:
  1. All drinks
  2. Curio purchases and items of a personal nature

Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari
Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari

Itinerary

06h00

Meet & greet guest/s at your hotel or guest house. Depart Johannesburg for a scenic two hour drive to the Pilanesberg National Park

08h30

We arrive at Pilanesberg National Park, in time a break before meeting your ranger and bording the 9 seater 4x4 open safari vehicle. 09h00 is safari time!

+-12h00

Stop at a restaurant in the Pilanesberg and enjoy a light lunch. There is a very active water hole at the restaurant so your chance of watching giraffes and other animals come to drink while you are having lunch is very good.

Our guide will meet you there and then take a slow game drive looking for any animals not yet spotted while driving towards the park gate.

+- 15h30

Depart the Pilanesberg National Park for Johannesburg.

17h30

Arrival at guest’s hotel or guest house in Johannesburg.

Guests are reminded to take along cameras, extra batteries, binoculars if possible. A light jacket is also advisable.

Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari
Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari

OPTION 2 - Normal Vehicle SAfari

APPROXIMATELY 11 hours

Departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning 18h00


Pilanesberg Day Tour Cost
Per person with two or more guests ZAR 1 750.00
A private tour for one guest only ZAR 3 190.00

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The day safari experience is structured to allow you more time exploring the park looking for animals, at least 5 hours. The drive is conducted in the same air-conditioned vehicle use to transfer you from Johannesburg so it is a lot more comfortable than the open truck. The time of this safari can be changed if need be to suite guests requirements.

Because this is a public park no off-road driving is allowed.

You will also be back in Johannesburg early which is ideal if you have an evening flight or dinner arrangements.

INCLUDES:
  1. Collect/drop-off service and return transfers in a luxury air-conditioned seven-seater microbus or sedan
  2. Park entrance fee
  3. Registered tour guide / field guide
  4. Light lunch in Pilanesberg
  5. At least a 5 hour game drive in a closed vehicle the same vehicle that you will travel to and from Pilanesberg
  6. Life long memories
EXCLUDES:
  1. All drinks
  2. Curio purchases and items of a personal nature

Itinerary

06h00

Meet & greet guest/s at your hotel or guest house. Depart Johannesburg for a scenic two hour drive to the Pilanesberg National Park.

08h00

Arrive at Pilanesberg, after completing the entry procedures enter the park and your safari begins, looking out for the "big five" and the many other wild animals that make the park home. Visit various predator hides, water holes and look outs. We will stop for a light lunch at the Pilanesberg Centre and then continue our game drive heading towards one of the parks gates.

15h00

Leave the Pilanesberg National Park.

17h30

Arrival at guest’s hotel or guest house in Johannesburg

Guest Advisory

Guests are advised to bring along:

  • Cameras and extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Winter months (May to end August): Sunglasses, jeans and warm clothing
  • Summer months (September to April): Sunglasses, and light clothing
  • Sun screen
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