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Pilanesberg National Park is the 4th largest game reserve in South Africa
and home to the Big Five.
Our Pilanesberg Day Safari Trips are an effective way for international tourists and businessman to experience the Pilanesberg National Park on a day safari with the “GURU”. Pilanesberg is within 2.2 hours drive from Johannesburg and we are in the Pilanesberg National Park. This allows for offering flexibility while on sightings and giving our clients the opportunity to grab those photographic opportunities.

The 55 000 hectares of Pilanesberg National Park is home to some 12 000 mammals and the park is now one of the privileged game reserves that provide the Big 5 Experience (Leopard, Lion, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) and over 350 species of birds.

The Pilanesberg National Park,  is characterized by impressive volcanic mountain forms and rolling savannah grasslands 1300 million years old. These impressive features have created one of the most topographically diverse Reserves to be found in South Africa. The 55 000 hectares (132 000 acres) of Pilanesberg National Park are home to some 10 000 animals and the park is now one of the privileged reserves hosting the Big Five and 364 species of bird. A major reason for Pilanesberg’s diversity of animals is that it lies in the transition zone between the arid Kalahari in the west and the humid Lowveld of the Northwest Province. The seven different habitats at the Pilanesberg attract and cultivate prolific birdlife.

Pilanesberg Day Safari

The ideal half day tour from Johannesburg.

Option 1 – Open Game Viewer Safari

Daily Departures:

Winter: (May – August) Departs – Johannesburg 03h00 and Returning 12h30

Summer: (September – April) Departs – Johannesburg 03h00 returning at 12h30

Pilanesberg Day Safari Rates
Per person with two or more guests R1, 750.00
Per single occupancy On request

The day safari experience is structured to avoid the midday heat when wildlife activity and sightings are limited. It gives our guests the best opportunity to take advantage of the prime viewing hours of the late afternoon, sunset and early evening. It is at this time that the African Bush comes to life, when the nocturnal wildlife species such as lion, leopard and hyena become active in search of prey.

Our three hour late afternoon and Sunset Open Safari Game Drive is hosted by a qualified, armed National Parks Field Guide and Ranger, the vehicles are always in contact via radio with each other so you have a better chance of finding the mammals. Included in this safari is approximately half an hour of night game spotting with spotlights where you will have a chance to experience the nocturnal life.

The Game Viewer Vehicle/Trucks can accommodate 20 passengers comfortably and because this is a National Public Park, there is no off road driving allowed. However you still do go on the sand roads which your Ranger Knows extensively!


  • Collect/drop-off service and return transfers in a comfy air-conditioned seven-seater Microbus or Quantum from the Johannesburg region
  • Stop at a traditional African Curio market en-route, Chameleon Village if enough time on return
  • Registered Field Guide
  • 3 hour game drive in an Open Game Viewer Vehicle with a Parks Game Ranger
  • Conservation & Entry Fee


  • All drinks
  • Curio purchases
  • Items of a personal nature, Tips
  • A small Surcharges fee for Collect/drop-off service outside of Johannesburg region.

Option 2 – Closed air-condtioned Microbus with a High View Point – Our guided/privately guided day trips to Pilanesberg National Park are fully inclusive of the following:

Daily Departures:

Winter: (May – August) Departs – Johannesburg 04h30 and Returning 14h30

Summer: (September – April) Departs – Johannesburg 04h30 returning at 14h30

Pilanesberg Day Safari Rates
2-4 Guests going on Safari R2, 290.00
5-8 Guests going on Safari R1, 890.00
9-13 Guests going on Safari R1, 690.00
Private Safari for 2 guests and more R2, 690.00
Private Safari for one guest only R3, 659.00

The day safari experience is structured to allow you more time exploring the park looking for mammals, and taking those magical photographs. The drive is conducted in the same air-conditioned vehicle used for the road transfer and is a lot more comfortable than the Open Game Viewer.

We stop for breakfast in the park at one of the hides which looks over a beautiful dam (Nyati Dam) before continuing on our game drive in the park.

Lunch is usually around 2pm, after which we take a slow drive back towards one of the exit gates, departing around 15:45 returning to JHB around 18:00/18:30 – just in time for dinner or your connecting flight.


  • Collect/drop-off transfer service at one point in a comfy air-conditioned 4 x 4 SUV, Minibus or Toyota Quantum
  • Registered Field Guide
  • Conservation & Park Entrance Fee
  • Limited refreshments (cold still or sparkling water and a selection of popular soft drinks)
  • Bunch (Saucy Burger or breakfast)
  • 6 hour game drive in a closed air-conditioned 4 x 4 SUV, Minbus or Toyota Quantum with a high view point the same vehicle that you will travel to and from Pilanesberg in.
  • Exclusive game viewing and unlimited time at game viewing sightings


  • Personal items,
  • optional extras
  • Gratuities for guide/driver

Guests are advised to bring the following:

  • A Camera with lots of film
  • Binoculars – We have spare but it is your choice
  • Sun Screen
  • Sunglasses

Optional Extra – 3 days , 2 night safari in a concession next door to Pilanesberg National Park for the visitor who has only 2 nights to spare. Safaris will take place in Pilanesberg National Park with a qualified safari guide  – Rustic Tented Camp – no electricity for only 2 nights…

R 9 980.00 single person

R 6 490.00 2-4 Per Guest Sharing

R 5 950.00 5+ Per Guest Sharing

Private Guided Tour Safari – Quote on request


  • All meals,
  • 2 night accommodation
  • entrance & conservation fees,
  • Full day game drives with a qualified FGASA (Field Guides Association of Southern Africa) guide (comfy air-conditioned Mercedes Vito – High view point from our vehicles allowing our valued guests to see more easier)
  • return transport

Excluded: All drinks, tips and personal items.



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