Our Top 1 Day Safaris in Pilanesberg - near Johannesburg
Pilanesberg National Park Safaris
You can do a 1 day safari near Johannesburg to Pilanesberg
Pilanesberg Game reserve is the home of the Big5 animals.
A mere 2½ - 3 hours drive from Johannesburg.
The 1 Day Safari Trip
leaves on a daily basis from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
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
Johannesburg - Pilanesberg National Park - Johannesburg
Pilanesberg Safaris 1 Day
- Early Departure
- 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 in Pilanesberg Game Reserve
and our prices are very competitive. You can choose from our various options.
Close vehicle or open vehicle safaris
1 DAY PILANESBERG CLOSE VEHICLE SAFARI - FULL DAY
The itinerary is as follows:
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.
You will drive towards Hartebeespoort dam and enjoy the beautiful country side and
Pass Hartebeespoort dam and on our way we stop at the Dam Wall, where we 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
At noon 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
End of a wonderful and exciting day out in nature.
Full Day Pilanesberg Safari
- 2-3 R1300.00 per person
- 4-7 R1100.00 per person
- Entrance fees to the park included
- Lunch for own account.
- Single Person R2500.00
Safari is with our
You can do the Pilanesberg Safari in the
morning and after lunch depart to Sun City
The cost for the Pilanesberg Safari and Sun City
- 2 - 3 persons R1370.00
- 4 - 7 persons R1170.00
lunch for own account.
- Single person R2760.00.
- Lunch for own account
1 DAY PILANESBERG SUNSET SAFARI WITH OPEN TOP VEHICLE
Departs at 10h30 from Johannesburg/Sandton/Pretoria/O.R Tambo
Airport(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: R1900.00 2-3 per person:
- Price: R1600.00 4-7 per person
- Included in the cost
- 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.
1 DAY 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 09h30 to board the open vehicle.
The Open top vehicle Safari
starts from a bush lodge in Pilanesberg game reserve
The safari is 3 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
R1870 . Min 2 people.
- 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.
1 DAY PILANESBERG MORNING SAFARI WITH OPEN TOP VEHICLE AND 1 CLOSE VEHICLE SAFARI
Early departure from your hotel/guesthouse in Johannesburg/Pretoria
Departure time (06h00)
Then we stop half way for a coffee or bathroom at a filling station. After your short rest, we depart
to Pilanesberg Game reserve where you will Join the open top vehicle safari. Duration of the open top safari is approximately 3 hours.
When you return from the safari, you will have lunch in the park or at one of the bush lodges
After lunch we depart again for our safari in the park with our close mini van and continue to search for the animals
We will depart from Pilanesberg at 16h00 to Johannesburg and arrive at your
hotel in Johannesburg by 18h30.
COST PER PERSON
- 2-3 people R2000 per person
- 4-7 people R1700 per person
- Conservation fees
- Entrance fee to the game reserve
- 1 open top and 1 close vehicle safaris
- Door to Door pickup and drop off
- Light lunch.
You can add a trip to Sun City after the Pilanesberg Safari
1 DAY PILANESBERG MORNING SAFARI AND SUNSET SAFARI WITH OPEN TOP VEHICLE ( 2 X SAFARIS IN 1
The morning safari and sunset safari in Pilanesberg starts leave in the morning
06h00 from your guesthouse/Hotel/Airbnb in Johannesburg.
You will be collected with a mini van and transfer to a bush lodge in Pilanesberg game reserve and join the open top vehicle
Duration of the 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
- R2500 2 - 3 people
- R2300 4 - 7 people
- Door to Door pickup
- drop off at your hotel/guesthouse
- Morning + Sunset Safari
- Conservation fees
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