#1 Budget Pilanesberg Safaris


Frequently Asked Questions



Can you do a Budget-friendly safari in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve?

Yes, many people visit the Pilanesberg Game Reserve on a budget safari. They opt for the more affordable accommodation types in the Reserve such as self-catering camping and self-catering chalets in the Reserve.


What are the advantages of Pilanesberg Budget Safaris?

Advantages include – a comfortable 2-hour drive from Pretoria or Johannesburg. Big 5 sightings, abundance of game viewing opportunities, budget-friendly accommodation, concentration, lower tourist volumes, easy to get around, 354 recorded bird species to see, you pay a once-off entrance fee valid for 7 days.


How big is the Pilanesberg Game Reserve?

The Pilanesberg Game reserve spans an area of 572,5 km / 57 250 hectare.


How much are the entrance fees for Pilanesberg Game Reserve?

2022 Fees for Pilanesberg Game Reserve are as follows:  R80 for adults / R110 for Adults Foreign Nationals / R30 for Children aged 6-12 years / R40 for South African Pensioners / R40 for Vehicles (LDV/SUV and Sedan)


What are the gate times for Pilanesberg Game Reserve?

Gate times are from 06h00 – 18h30 (March to April) / 06h30 – 18h00 (May to September) / 06h00 – 18h00 (September & October) and 05h30 – 19h00 (November to February)