a day out in Pilanesberg seeking the Big 5
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!
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.
Departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning 17h30
|Pilanesberg Day Tour||Cost|
Per person for a family of 4 travelling together- including ligh lunch
Per person with two or more guests - including ligh lunch
|For a single traveller - including lunch (rate only applicable if we have no other bookings on the day)||ZAR 3 300.00|
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, this is a comfortable 2 hours drive. On arrival a field guide will take you on an exciting morning 3 hours open 4x4 vehicle safari drive. The guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the wildlife you are viewing. The guide will stop at the restaurant in the middle of the Pilanesberg and you will enjoy a light lunch looking out over a very active waterhole. Our guide will meet you there and start your closed vehicle safari through the park towards a gate. Depart the Pilanesberg National Park between 15h30 and 16h00 in order to arrive in Johannesburg before sunset.
Meet & greet guest/s at your hotel or guest house. Depart Johannesburg for a scenic two hour drive to the Pilanesberg National Park
We arrive at Pilanesberg National Park, in time for a cup of copy before meeting your ranger and bording the 9 seater 4x4 open safari vehicle. 09h30 is safari time!
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 there and then take a slow game drive looking for any animals not yet spotted while driving towards the park gate.
Depart the Pilanesberg National Park for Johannesburg.
Arrival at guest’s hotel or guest house in Johannesburg.
Guests are reminded to take along cameras, extra batteries, binoculars if possible. A light jacket is also advisable.
Departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning 18h00
|Pilanesberg Day Tour||Cost|
|Per person with two or more guests||ZAR 1 750.00|
|A private tour for one guest only||ZAR 3 190.00|
The day safari experience is structured to allow you more time exploring the park looking for animals, at least 5 hours. The drive is conducted in the same air-conditioned vehicle use to transfer you from Johannesburg so it is a lot 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.
You will also be back in Johannesburg early which is ideal if you have an evening flight or dinner arrangements.
Meet & greet guest/s at your hotel or guest house. Depart Johannesburg for a scenic two hour drive to the Pilanesberg National Park.
Arrive at Pilanesberg, after completing the entry procedures enter the park and your safari begins, looking out for the "big five" and the many other wild animals that make the park home. Visit various predator hides, water holes and look outs. We will stop for a light lunch at the Pilanesberg Centre and then continue our game drive heading towards one of the parks gates.
Leave the Pilanesberg National Park.
Arrival at guest’s hotel or guest house in Johannesburg
Guests are advised to bring along:
Standard or tailored, using our skills, contacts, knowledge and experience.