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Pilanesberg National Park Day Tour

Visit the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa, spanning over 50’000 hectares on mixed terrain ranging from low lying bushveld to savannah to the mountains of the Pilanesberg, hence the name. An exciting variety of animals are available including the Big 5, and the reserve is the closest wildlife area to Johannesburg that offers the Big 5 in their natural habitat. The park is malaria-free and lies right within the same extinct volcanic crater as Sun City.

The beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets. Pilanesberg National Park accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa.

An abundance of wildlife proliferates in 580 square kilometres of diverse and arresting bushveld terrain. The park is home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo – Africa’s “Big Five”.

A wide variety of rare and common species exist like the nocturnal brown hyena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention but a few.

Visitors are offered the opportunity to either self-drive with our driver in a closed vehicle or transfer into an open game vehicle driven by professional guides that operate within the park.

The duration of this tour is a full-day tour (+- 8 hours) and departs either at 05:00 or 08:00, depending on the choice of transport in the park. The pick-up point for this tour is any hotel or residential address in Johannesburg. Alternative pick up location can be arranged.

* The tour might deviate according to traffic and time available

Tour Notes

  • Minimum 2 Guests. Single travellers to enquire.


Tour Includes:

Departure Time: 06H00  Ends: 16H00

 Entry Fees into Pilanesberg.

Return transfers to and from hotels/airport in air-conditioned mini-bus or similar.

Professional English speaking drive guide.

Meals only included where indicated.


Tour Excludes:

Services not mentioned in the program or deviations from the tour program.

Entrance fees to areas not included in the tour program or mentioned.

Porterage fees at airport or hotels (can be included when reservation is made).

Items of a personal nature

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