1. South Africa
  2. Gauteng
  3. Johannesburg
  4. Pilanesberg Nature Reserve

Pilanesberg: Open-Vehicle Safari

Product ID: 18206
Join a full-day safari in Pilanesberg National Park. Embark on a full-day experience in an open jeep. Enjoy the opportunity to not only see, but also to capture close-up shots of some of the most famous inhabitants of the African savanna.
About this activity
Duration: 12 hours - 1 day
Starting time 6:30 AM
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Portuguese, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Johannesburg
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Visit Pilanesberg, the home to the famous Big 5 (Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard)
  • Enjoy a game drive inside an extinct mega volcano
  • Explore a birder's paradise with more than 370 species
Full description
Set off on a full-day safari in Pilanesberg National Park. This one-day safari in an open-top jeep will give you the opportunity to not only see, but also to snap close-up shots of some of the most famous inhabitants of the African savanna.

The park covers an area of 55,000 hectares. More than 7,000 animals live in the park in a free and unobstructed environment. Pilanesberg is also home to all Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo, and lion).

Other animals you can find are zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippopotamus, crocodile, jackal, wild cat, several antelopes, in addition to more than 300 species of birds; the list is endless.

Pilanesberg offers more than 200 kilometers of safari roads and the excursions are guided by experienced guides who are always at your disposal, not only to answer your questions, but more importantly to ensure you have an incredible safari experience.
  • All transport
  • All park fees
  • All included activities
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Soft drink
What’s Not Included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal expenses

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Please bring walking or comfortable shoes and clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and sun cream
• You may be joining a group depending on the number or participants
• In winter it can get very cold during the game drive, you are advised to bring warm clothes
• You will be sent a SMS the night before informing you of the exact pick-up time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 171 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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From booking to getting dropped off at the end of the day the guide, Alex, was personable, friendly and incredibly knowledgable. I really don’t know what else could’ve been done to improve the experience. He switches languages with ease making sure everyone in the multinational group was kept informed. Thanks again Alex

February 6, 2020

This was the perfect outing for the traveler who only has one day to commit to a safari. The hotel pickup and drop off could not have been more convenient. We had a rainy morning so our guide was not optimistic that we would see many animals, especially lions. Luck was with us though because we saw 4 lions that day Ali g with an elephant, a rhino, two giraffes, 3 cheetahs and several zebras and wildebeests. Lunch was adequate and we had excellent drivers. Overall, I feel it was a good value. I also really appreciated that they provided us with rain ponchos because I was not preppy for rain.

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January 20, 2020

Wonderful experience

Our guide Alex was fantastic, and very accommodating. We actually had to get off the bus on the way to Pilanesberg the first time due to a family emergency. We were able to rebook no questions asked and we are so glad we did. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

October 9, 2019

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Product ID: 18206