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Pilanesberg Overnight Safaris


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

A Pilanesberg Overnight safari from Johannesburg is ideal for a weekend!

The 55 000 hectares (132 000 acres) of Pilanesberg National Park are home to some 10 000 animals and the park is now one of the privileged reserves hosting the Big Five and 364 species of bird.


Only 2 hours scenic drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, a Pilanesberg overnight safari is ideal to explore the big five African bush on a limited time schedule.

The Pilanesberg National Park, which is situated a 2 hour drive north west of Johannesburg / Pretoria, 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 Bushveld of the Northwest Province. The seven different habitats at the Pilanesberg attract and cultivate prolific birdlife.

Pilanesberg is a Malaria Free game reserve.

We have a DAY SAfari to Pilanesberg too. Check it out.

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Pilanesberg Overnight Safari from Johannesburg

Over Night Safari Packages based on staying at Bakubung Bush Lodge or Kwa Maritane. For overnight safaris staying at Pilanesberg Private Lodge, Black Rhino Game Lodge, Ivory Tree, Shepherds Tree or Sun City a personalized quote will be sent to you. (Click on the lodge name for more information about the lodge).

Cost based on minimum of 2 guests travelling together

Private Lodge Accommodation Cost
Two days, One night, per person sharing ZAR 4 910.00
Two days, One night, single accommodation ZAR 6 750.00
Three days, Two nights, per person sharing ZAR 7 630.00
Three days, Two nights, single accommodation ZAR 8 955.00

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Cost based on minimum of 4 guests travelling together

Private Lodge Accommodation Cost
Two days, One night, per person sharing ZAR 3 830.00
Three days, Two nights, per person sharing ZAR 6 555.00

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NOTE:  Prices Valid January 2016 - December 2016.   Watch this space for our Winter Specials!

Duration

Two or three (or more) full days, departing at 10h30 on day one and returning at 16h00 on last day.

Lunch or dinner at Bakubung Lodge
Elephants at Pilanesberg
INCLUDES:

  1. Return transfers by luxury air-conditioned mini-van or sedan
  2. One or two nights' luxury accommodation at the Bakubung or Kwa Maritane Game Lodges. Buffet breakfast and dinner daily
  3. Traditional outdoor bush barbecue function on Wednesday and Saturday evenings
  4. Daily three hour sunrise and / or sunset open-top safari game drive
  5. VAT and tourism levy
  6. Life-long memories

EXCLUDES:

  1. All drinks and lunches
  2. Curio purchases and items of a personal nature
  3. Medical & Travel insurance
  4. Transfers and entrance fees to Sun City



Itinerary

DAY 1

10h30

Meet & greet you at your guest house. Depart Johannesburg for the Pilanesberg National Park, this is a scenic 2 hour drive, with an en-route refreshment, browse around stop at a traditional African roadside curio & craft market.

13h30

Arrival at the Pilanesberg National Park followed by a full buffet luncheon (own account) at the luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge whilst we take care of all the guests check-in arrangements. After lunch, guests have free time to relax and explore the lodge before the afternoon game drive.

16h30

It’s safari time! An afternoon/sunset open-top safari game drive departs the lodge reception area for an outdoor adventure into Africa’s Big Five territory. The ranger will point out and explain the many animals that make this reserve home, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to see the elusive cats.

19h30

Game drive returns to the lodge. Enjoy a delicious dinner then the remainder of the evening is at the guests leisure, with a possible late night visit (own account) to the Sun City/Lost City entertainment resort, via the lodge scheduled shuttle bus service.

On Wednesday and Saturday evenings (weather permitting) a traditional outdoor bush barbecue under the African sky is enjoyed in the park before returning to the lodge.

DAY 2

04h45

An early morning wake up call.

05h15

Meet your ranger at the reception area for coffee.

05h30

The morning safari game drive departs from the lodge reception area and heads out in search of Big Five & other wildlife sightings.

08h30

Morning safari game drive returns to the lodge.

09h00

Enjoy a full buffet breakfast overlooking the reserve. The rest of the day is at leisure at the lodge, enjoy time relaxing next to the swimming pool, a spa treatment or a siesta in your room. Lunch (own account) can either be a full buffet or a smaller meal chosen from the terrace menu.

16h30

It’s safari time again! An afternoon/sunset open-top safari game drive departs from the lodge reception area for an outdoor adventure into Africa’s Big Five territory.

19h30

Game drive returns to the lodge. Enjoy a delicious dinner then the remainder of the evening is at the guests leisure.

Romantic Sunsets at Pilanesberg

DAY 3

Time for a little extra sleep, and enjoy breakfast at your leisure. Freshen up
and then check out. Your luggage can be safely stored at the reception.
Guests can enjoy a relaxed lazy day, with luncheon around the lodge
swimming pool etc...

14h00

Meet the guide at reception for your return transfer to Johannesburg or
to OR Thambo Airport.

16h00

Arrive in Johannesburg.

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