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Pilanesberg Day Tour

Spend 5 hours in an open safari vehicle 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 070.00.
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 - Five Hour Open Vehicle SAfari

The Day Safari is Approximately 11 hours

Departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning 17h30

Pilanesberg Day Tour Cost
Per person with two or more guests - including ligh lunch
ZAR 2 995.00
For a single traveller including ligh lunch
(rate only applicable if we have no other bookings on the day)
ZAR 4 452.00

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NOTE:  Prices Valid January 2021 - December 2021.   

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. On arrival in Pilanesberg and after a short break meet your field guide/game ranger and at 09h30 begin your exciting 5 hour open 4x4 vehicle safari drive. Our guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the wildlife you are viewing. You will stop at a restaurant in the middle of Pilanesberg and enjoy a light lunch looking out over a very active waterhole. After lunch the open vehicle safari continues as the ranger slowly drives back towards the gate spotting animals on the way. Our guide will meet you there and depart the Pilanesberg between 15h30 and 16h00 in order to arrive in Johannesburg 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. Meet at your hotel/guest house in Johannesburg and a transfer in a luxury air-conditioned seven-seater microbus or sedan to Pilanesberg
  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/snack in the Pilanesberg
  6. Transfer from Pilanesberg back to you hotel/guest house in Johannesburg
  7. Life long memories and hopefully great pictures
EXCLUDES:
  1. All drinks
  2. Curio purchases and items of a personal nature

Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari
Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari

Itinerary

Between 06h00 and 06h30

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

09h00

We arrive at Pilanesberg National Park, in time for a cup of coffee before meeting your ranger and bording the 9 seater 4x4 open safari vehicle. 09h30 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.

After luch the open safari vehicle drive continues with a slow drive looking for any animals not yet spotted while driving towards the park gate.

+- 15h30

Our guide will meet you there and then depart the Pilanesberg National Park for Johannesburg.

17h30

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

Guest Advisory

Guests are advised to bring along:

  • A packed breakfast from you hotel/guest house
  • 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
  • Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari
    Pilanesberg Game Viewing Day Safari

    OPTION 2 - Open and Normal Vehicle SAfari

    The Day Safari is approximately 11 hours

    Departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning 18h00


    Pilanesberg Day Tour Cost
    Per person with two or more guests ZAR 2 760.00
    Per person for a group or family of four people ZAR 2 070.00
    A private tour for one guest only
    (rate only applicable if we have no other bookings on the day)
    ZAR 4 125.00

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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 and the combination of an open safari vehicle game drive and a game drive in the same air-conditioned vehicle use to transfer you from Johannesburg which is 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.

    If you need to be back in Johannesburg early if you have an evening flight or dinner arrangements we can return directly after the 3 hour open safari vehicle drive.

    INCLUDES:

    1. Meet at your hotel/guest house in Johannesburg and transfers in a luxury air-conditioned seven-seater microbus or sedan to Pilanesberg
    2. Park entrance fee
    3. Registered tour guide / field guide
    4. A three hour open vehcilce safari
    5. At least a 2 hour game drive in a closed vehicle the same vehicle that you will travel to and from Pilanesberg
    6. Return transfer from Pilanesberg to your hotel/guest house in Johannesburg
    7. Life long memories and hopefully great pictures
    EXCLUDES:
    1. All drinks
    2. Lunch
    3. Curio purchases and items of a personal nature

    Itinerary

    Between 06h00 and 06h30

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

    +-09h00

    We arrive at Pilanesberg National Park, in time for a cup of coffee before meeting your ranger and bording the 9 seater 4x4 open safari vehicle. 09h30 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 at the restaurant and after luch your safari continues in the minivan with a slow drive looking for any animals not yet spotted while driving towards the park gate.

    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:

    • A packed breakfast from you hotel/guest house
    • 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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