Full Day Exquisite Pilanesberg Safari from Johannesburg

Experience a Safari to the famous Pilanesberg National Park. Home to Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhino and various african animals. Breathtaking scenery will be seen while on route to the reserve and on safari. You have the option to choose either a safari in an open vehicle (viewing animals from the back of an open vehicle) or a safari in a closed vehicle (Viewing animals from an enclosed vehicle). This is a once in a lifetime experience to view animals from an open vehicle. The tour can depart from your chosen accommodation either Johannesburg and surrounding areas, Sandton or Pretoria for the Pilanesberg National Park. You will be transported safely to the reserve and all points of interest along the way will be pointed out to you by your registered guide. Your guide is registered and all vehicles will have the necessary road transportation permits.

Duration 12 hours
Pickup Hotel pickup available
Voucher Mobile ticket
What's included :
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Registered Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with all needed permits and passenger liability
  • Closed Vehicle Safari Drive
  • Open Vehicle Safari Drive
  • Hotel Pick up and Drop Off
What's excluded :
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks and drinks during lunch (available to purchase)
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng

You will be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg or Sandton and transported safely to Pilanesberg Nature Reserve.

Duration: 3 hours

Pass By: Hartbeespoortdam, Hartbeespoort, 0216, South Africa

On route to Pilanesberg Nature Reserve you will travel over the beautiful Hartebeestpoordam and view the magnificent Magaliesberg mountains. This is truly a breathtaking view. Your guide/driver will guide you as you drive past points of interest.

Stop At: Pilanesberg National Park, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality, North-West Province

Pick up is at 05:30am from your hotel. If you chose the open vehicle safari option, when you arrive at Pilanesberg National Park you will switch vehicles onto an open vehicle. You might feel as if you are in a Jurassic park movie! This is a modified pick up truck with seating on the back that makes it an amazing experience. It also provides great opportunities to take photos up close to animals that inhabit the park. After returning from your open safari with your guide, (Open/Closed Safari Option) you will be taken to a beautiful bush lodge in the enclosed minibus that transported you originally. On the way you will be given some more opportunity at spotting animals and be informed of interesting facts by your guide. At the beautiful restaurant setting overlooking down into the Pilanesberg valley, you will enjoy a fantastic meal. If you choose the full day open safari option, you will do a 3 hour open safari, then have a light lunch followed by another 2 hour open safari.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Greater Johannesburg, Gauteng

At the end of your safari around 15:00 you will be transported back safely to your hotel in Johannesburg arriving at around 18:00

Duration: 3 hours

Departure Point :
Traveler pickup is offered
All hotels and accommodation. We pick up anywhere from your hotel or guest house in Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Please specify your pickup location. We also pick up from air b&b as well as private locations.
Departure Time :
5:30 AM
Return Detail :
Hotel Pickup :
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Vehicles and equipment decontaminated and cleaned with alcohol cleaner and high efficient ozone generator after each trip. We are also compliant with COVID-19 industry protocols. This is a private tour. Only your group in the vehicle. You will however share the attractions with others at the reserve
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.



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Organised by Deeprift Ventours

Activity ID: V-13066P1

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