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

Pilanesberg Game Reserve: Safari by Open Vehicle

Product ID: 60514
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Look for the legendary "Big 5" of Africa from the safety of an open safari vehicle on a drive through the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Enjoy lunch overlooking an animal watering hole, and keep your eyes open for native mammals such as impalas and kudus.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup included

Pick-up from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria available on request.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Drive through the Pilanesberg Game Reserve by open safari vehicle
  • Enjoy lunch overlooking an animal watering hole
  • Look for the legendary "Big 5" including elephants and lions
  • Enjoy a premium lunch at the famous Bakubung Lodge included in the price
Full description
Depart Johannesburg, Sandton or Pretoria at either 6:00 AM or 10:00 AM for the 2.5 to 3-hour drive to Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Upon arrival at Bakubung Lodge, sit down in the restaurant and enjoy lunch overlooking the watering holes of one of South Africa's most beautiful national parks.

Fringed by 3 concentric rings of hills, Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a long-extinct volcanic crater formed by eruptions some 1,200 million years ago. Climb aboard an open safari vehicle with other tourists at either 9.30 AM or 4:30 PM for a 3-hour game drive through the park. Listen to your knowledgeable guide as they explain the flora and fauna, and look for wildlife, including the legendary "Big 5" (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and rhinoceros) in their native habitat.

Keep a close look-out for the many smaller creatures of the African wilderness, along with their big predators from the safety of your vehicle. Enjoy a short break at the end of your safari drive before the return journey to Johannesburg or Pretoria.

This tour provides two open vehicle safari options. A morning safari or a late afternoon safari.
  • Transportation
  • Lunch
  • Liquid refreshments on the vehicle
  • Open safari vehicle
What’s Not Included
  • Extra optional activities
  • Dinner and breakfast
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 8 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

Organized by

Deeprift Ventours

Product ID: 60514