• Duration: 2 Days
  • Easy
  • Reduced cancellation fees may apply (t&c)

  • Pick up available
  • Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg
  • Any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg

 

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Description

 Highlights

  • Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Comfortable Accommodation 
  • Morning games drive in closed transfer vehicle (enroute to/from lodge)
  • Open Vehicle safari drives 
  • Transfer to sun city resort (orientation) / or PM closed vehicle safari drive
  • All meals as per itinerary

About Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa’s fourth largest game park, is situated in a crater in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province. This crater is the product of a volcano that erupted many millions of years ago. This extinct volcano has evolved to become one of the most fascinating landscapes for you to visit. By the Genesis project the majority of South Africa’s wildlife is now found in the Pilanesberg game reserve.

The park covers an area of 55 000 hectares. More than 7000 animals live here in a free and unhindered environment. Pilanesberg is home to all of the BIG 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion) and we guarantee that you will be able to tick off most on your list of game sightings! Other animals that you may encounter are zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippo, crocodile, jackal, wild cat, various antelope as well as over 300 bird species…the list is endless.

Pilanesberg offers over 200 km of roads for guided or self-drive game viewing. On our tour you enjoy an extensive game drive conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide who will answer all your questions about the fascinating wildlife and environment. Bring your camera to have a permanent record of all the wild animals and the spectacular landscape this National Park has to offer.

About Sun City

In the afternoon of day 2 we disembark at the Palace of the Lost City. It is part of the Sun City complex. The Palace of the Lost City is known as one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world. The building has a unique interior boasting impressive sculptures and handmade furniture. We won’t tell you right now, you just have to see for yourself! 

Itinerary

DAY 1: JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA - PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE (approx 178 kilometers)

Early morning pickup

Guests are picked up early in Johannesburg or Pretoria and driven to Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Please note: The drive time from Johannesburg and Pretoria to Pilanesberg Game Reserve is between 2 to 3-hours long. However, it may take longer depending on where we pick up guests and morning traffic in that area. We also stop off along the route for refreshments and a quick breakfast meal (optional and for your own account).

Morning game drive

Arrive at Pilanesberg between 9h00-9h15. Your day in the game reserve starts with a 2½ to 3-hour game drive in our closed tour vehicle. The exact length of the game drive depends on whether you see an exciting animal sighting and spend a little bit longer at the sighting.

Lunch break

From 12h00 to 13h00, enjoy a light lunch and beverages (for your own account) at Pilanesberg Centre which overlooks a large waterhole. After the lunch break, we make our way to Manyane Resort or Bakgatla Resort (depending on where you are staying) to book in and drop your bags off.

Afternoon game drive

Your guide for the afternoon safari tour meets you mid-afternoon at Manyane or Bakgatla, between 16h00 and 16h30. Climb on board an open safari vehicle for a 2½ to 3-hour game drive (again, depends on what you see).

Evening

After a wonderful game drive, your guide returns you to the resort. Freshen up and relax before it’s time for dinner which is prepared by your guide.

Overnight in thatched chalets at Manyane Resort or Bakgatla Resort.

Includes: Dinner

DAY 2: PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE - (SUN CITY) - JOHANNESBURG/PRETORIA

Morning game drive

Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before it’s time to depart for a 2½ to 3-hour sunrise game drive in an open safari vehicle. Again, the exact length of the game drive depends on what you see and how long you stop at animal sightings.

Return to Manyane or Bakgatla for a hearty breakfast prepared by your guide.

Mid-morning to mid-afternoon

At about 11h00, we pack up and leave the resort and head off into the bushveld in our closed tour vehicle for your last game drive in the Pilanesberg. We stop mid-day for lunch and refreshments at Pilanesberg Centre (for your own account) and then leave the game reserve for the return journey to Johannesburg.

Expect to arrive back in the city between 17h30 and 18h30. Exact timing depends on where you need to be dropped off and late-afternoon traffic.

Includes: Breakfast

SUN CITY OPTION

You have the option of driving to Sun City for a quick 2-hour visit instead of going on the extended mid-day game drive. We leave the resort at 11am and drive to Sun City through the game reserve. The drive takes about 30 minutes.

Arrive at Sun City and spend time exploring the entertainment and casino resort at your leisure and have lunch at one of the restaurants (your own cost).

We depart Sun City at 15h00 for the return journey to Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Expect to arrive back in the city between 17h30 and 18h30. Exact timing depends on where you need to be dropped off and late-afternoon traffic.

What's included

  • Transfer in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 Guided game drives in Pilanesberg National Park (1x closed – 2x open vehicle safari drives)
  • 3* chalet accommodation at Bakgatla or Manyane resort
  • 1 x Breakfast, 1 x dinner
  • Entrance to Sun City 

What's excluded

  • Lunch meals 
  • Personal expenses 

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable clothing
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat
  • Warm Jacket
  • Sunscreen

Important information

Group tours

MoAfrika Tours and its service providers offer cost effective group tours and transfers ranging from 2 - 12 persons per vehicle, please do inform us if you would prefer a private tour (additional rates may apply). 

Collection / Drop off

Collection from any Hotel or Address in Johannesburg between 05:30am - 07:00am.

Drop-off at any hotel or address in Johannesburg from 17h30.

Please note

If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of your travels, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.  

Cancellation policy

  • 41 days notice: 100% charge
  • 42 days notice: 25% charge
  • 55 days notice: 50% charge

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The park was Amazing

(Translated by Google) Positives: Ease of buying the packages, the price for touring Pillanesberg was the best (even compared to the park itself), very attentive and helpful tour guides. During the 4am morning ride we saw several animals (hippo, rhino, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, deer, wild boar, lots of birds, jabuti .... and a cheetah toast) !!! Negatives: The car that picked us up at the hotel and drove us to the park was totally different from the description. Nothing comfortable, old, pretty bad air conditioning and wifi who knows where! And the driver drove frantically. On safari, I felt a little "cheated". . At four o'clock in the morning we saw only the big five rhino and we walked for hours without seeing a little animal if you want .. but Ok, we were already happy. So on the afternoon tour we asked the guide to see at least the elephant and the lion. And pimba! In less than five minutes we reach the great elephant !!! That is, some animals are already in specific areas of the park and the guides know this, but prefer to "kill" time in deserted areas. And for the afternoon we had 1 hour of safari, which was more in rally mood. My husband spotted another elephant and we could not stop and observe due to lack of time.

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By Mayara Poiares

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