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You can do a 1 day safari near Johannesburg to Pilanesberg game reserve
Pilanesberg Game reserve is the home of the Big5 animals.
A mere 2½ - 3 hours drive from Johannesburg
Pilanesberg was established in 1979 and was declared a national park in 1984. It is widely accepted that it was the first protected area in Africa to be developed not only for conservation purposes, but also with the
specific intent of generating socio-economic benefits
The total area of Pilanesberg National Park is approximately 59,000
hectares and the home of Lion, Buffalo, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and
Pilanesberg National Park is a natural ecosystem that has developed over hundreds of thousands of years. The park exists within the transition zone between the dry
Kalahari and wetter Low veld
vegetation commonly referred to as the Bushveld.
Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and
vegetation occur because of this transition zone. Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red-Eyed Bulbul and Camel- Thorn Acacia trees, usually found in moist , eastern areas .
There is a varying and fascinating combination of geology, landscape and rainfall which gives rise to different patterns of
vegetation - wide open grasslands, steep hill slopes, rocky outcrops and thickly wooded gorges. There are over 132 species of trees and at least 6 species of grasses
Pilanesberg Safaris leaves on a daily basis from Johannesburg and Pretoria
Pilanesberg Day Safaris
Time given upon Reservation.
Pick up Point : Your
Hotel/Home in Johannesburg/Pretoria O.R Tambo Airport
Drop Off Point : Your Hotel/Home/Pretoria/Johannesburg
or O.R Tambo Airport
Note that we also pickup people from Pretoria.
We offer affordable 1 Day Safari Trips to Pilanesberg Game reserve
and our prices are very competitive. You can choose from our various options.
Close vehicle or open vehicle safaris
PILANESBERG CLOSED VEHICLE SAFARI - FULL DAY
The Pilanesberg Safari is a early departure from your address. 07h00.
You will be picked up by your driver guide in a min bus and transferred to
Pilanesberg where you will enter the park.
On-route, you will drive via a scenic route to Hartebeespoort dam and
enjoy the beautiful country side and mountains, and if time permitted, stop at
the Dam Wall, where you can
take photos of the beautiful scenery.
Continue with our journey and stop for a break at a local filling station. Here
you can buy soft drinks and refreshments
We continue our journey to Pilanesberg and duration is one hour.
As we arrive at the park, we start our safari with our own vehicle to spot the
Big Five animals
lunch time, we will stop at the Pilanesberg center for a light lunch.
Some times you are lucky and can then spot animals drinking water from the nearby water
hole while you are enjoying your lunch
After lunch we will continue to spot the Big five
We will leave the park at 16h00 and expect to be in Johannesburg at about 18h30
R1500.00 per person 2 - 3 /
Persons. R1400.00 per person
4-7 people. Entrance fees to the park included.
Lunch for own account.
Single Person R2800.00.
Safari is with our
Optional - Pilanesberg Safari in the
morning and after lunch depart to Sun City
The cost for the Pilanesberg Safari and Sun City R1590.00 per person. 2 - 3 persons.
4 -7 Persons R1490.00 .
Lunch for own account. Single person R3,000.00.
Lunch for own account
Departs at 10h30 from Johannesburg/Sandton/Pretoria/O.R Tambo
(your guesthouse/hotel )
You will be picked up by your driver/guide in a mini
bus and transferred to a bush lodge where you will have lunch and at 16h30 you
join the open top vehicle safari .
Duration of the safari trip to Pilanesberg is 2½-3 hours
drive, including our stop at the flea market.
We drive through a scenic route and stop halfway for refreshments as well as
a flea market where you can buy traditional African souvenirs. Time spend here
is approximately 30 minutes.
Then we continue our one hour trip to Pilanesberg Game Reserve
We arrive for a buffet lunch at the luxury Kwa Maritane Bush lodge or
Bakubung Bush Lodge. The restaurant overlook a waterhole where you can spot some
animals, drinking water.
The Sunset safari starts at 16h00 from the reception at
Manyane bush lodge, Kwa
Maritane Bush lodge or Bakubung Bush lodge with an
open top safari vehicle for your sunset safari
in Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The safari is conducted with an
armed ranger. The lions/leopards/cheetahs starting to move around at
sunset and there is a good chance to spot them.
Duration of the safari is 3 hours. Take a warm jacket with
as well as your camera.
Depart after the safari (20h00) to Johannesburg
Arrive at Johannesburg/Sandton/O.R Tambo airport at 22h00.
Price: R2,000.00 Min 2 persons:
Included in the cost is an open top vehicle safari .
Pickup and drop of at your hotel/guesthouse/O.R Tambo Airport.
Lunch for own account.
We take cash/credit card (visa or master)
Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in this package or if
you would like us to tailor make a package for you.
PILANESBERG MORNING SAFARI WITH OPEN TOP VEHICLE
Your driver/guide will collect you at 06h00 from your hotel in Johannesburg/Sandton/Pretoria.
Duration of drive is approximately two and a half hours from
Johannesburg. We stop halfway for a restroom and coffee.
Then departs to Pilanesberg Game Reserve for the open vehicle safari.
Arrive in time
at 10h00 to board the open vehicle.
The Open top vehicle Safari
starts from a bush lodge in Pilanesberg game reserve.
The safari is
three hours and after the safari, you can have lunch at one of the lodges
or we can depart for Sun City for lunch and to explore Sun City
We depart from Sun City to Johannesburg at 16h00 and arrive in
Johannesburg at 18h30.
COST PER PERSON R1,990 . Min 2 people.
Includes: Door to Door pickup from your hotel .guesthouse and drop off at your hotel,
Open top vehicle safari.
Entrance fee to Pilanesberg.
Entrance fees to Sun City.
Excludes: Lunch/ Drinks
PILANESBERG MORNING SAFARI WITH OPEN TOP VEHICLE AND 1 CLOSE VEHICLE SAFARI
Early departure from your hotel/guesthouse in Johannesburg/Pretoria.(06h00).
Then we stop half way for a coffee or bathroom at a filling station.
Then we depart
to Pilanesberg Game reserve
and enter Pilanesberg and Join the open top vehicle safari
We will do the
safari in the game reserve till lunch time where we will go to a restaurant at
one of the bush lodges inside the park.
After lunch we depart again for our safari in the park with our close mini van.
We will depart from Pilanesberg at 16h00 to Johannesburg and arrive at your
hotel in Johannesburg by 18h30.
COST PER PERSON: R2300. Min 2 people.
Entrance fee to the game reserve.
1 open top and 1 close vehicle safaris.
Door to Door pickup and drop off.
PILANESBERG MORNING AND SUNSET SAFARI WITH OPEN TOP VEHICLE ( 2 X SAFARIS IN 1
The morning safari and sunset safari in Pilanesberg starts early in the morning
and leave from Johannesburg. You will be collected with a mini van and drive
to a bush lodge in Pilanesberg game reserve and join the open top vehicle
Morning Safari is 3 hours. After the safari you will go for lunch at
one of the bush lodges and relax at the swimming pool till 17h00 when you join
the sunset safari (3 hours ) and after the safari, we return to Johannesburg
COST PER PERSON: R2800: Min 2 people.
Door to Door pickup and drop off at your hotel/guesthouse.
Ticket for Morning + Sunset Safari.
Excludes: Lunch Drinks
Situated in the Bush veld of South Africa's North West Province
and surrounded by the imposing mountains of the Pilanesberg - draws thousands of
visitors each year to its four top-quality hotels, magnificent sporting and
recreational facilities including 2 world class golf courses, and the magical
Lost City water-park, The Valley of Waves. Sun City has dazzled the
international community with its glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants,
extensive sports facilities and star-studded spectaculars
GENERAL GAME VIEWING PRACTICE
Ensure that your stay at the reserve is both enjoyable and safe by adhering to the following simple rules , as you are sharing the reserve with other visitors and many exciting and unusual creatures that
inhabitant the reserve .
Shouting, hooting, revving the car engine and similar raucous behavior is not
acceptable driving in the park. Treat our wildlife with caution and respect .
The animals in the park are wild so treat them as such . Keep your distance from
potentially dangerous animals , such as elephant and rhino .
The game introduction programme was an outstanding success when in total 6,000 animals representing 22 species were released into the Park and today the Pilanesberg contains the abundance of game that was recorded in 1836 by the famous explorer- hunter , William Cornwallis-Harris.
Predators such as Cheetah Wild dog and Lions were later released to restore ecological processes, while leopard , Black-headed Jackal, Brown Hyena and Caracal
occurred naturally .