From Johannesburg: Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Game Safari

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

From Johannesburg: Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Game Safari

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

From US$ 147.80 per person

Visit Pilanesberg Game Reserve from Johannesburg for a full-day safari. Join a ranger in an open vehicle and see lions, giraffes, cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles, and more with insightful commentary.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg.
Wheelchair accessible


8 hours
  • Johannesburg

  • Pretoria

  • 2 hours
  • Pilanesberg Nature Reserve (game drive)

  • Pilanesberg Nature Reserve (lunch)

  • Pilanesberg Nature Reserve (game drive)

  • 2 hours
  • Pretoria

  • Johannesburg

Pickup included
Main stop
  • Feel the dryness of the Kalahari and the wet Lowveld vegetation in an open Jeep
  • Encounter the Big 5 in their unusual, ecologically rich, and natural environment
  • Spot birds like fish eagles, kingfishers and cormorants circling the dam
  • Have a delicious lunch at a rest stop overlooking a water hole
  • Leave the city lights of Johannesburg behind and discover another world
Full description

Visit Pilanesberg Game Reserve on a full-day safari from Johannesburg, where over 7000 animals roam freely. Have the chance to see big 5 game animals (elephants, rhinos, leopards, buffalos, and lions). Enjoy 2 extensive game drives in a jeep with a guide and a delicious lunch.

Be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg in the early morning and relax on the drive to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Follow your guide on a drive to encounter animals like zebras, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, jackals, antelopes, and over 300 species of bird. During the heat of the day, sit down to a delectable lunch at one of the many rest camps in the Game Reserve. After lunch, depart on an afternoon safari drive in an open vehicle. Ask your guide any questions you might have about the animals and the natural environment.

Leave Pilanesberg in the late afternoon to get back to at your hotel in Johannesburg before sunset.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Two open safari drives
  • National park entrance fee
  • Lunch
  • Additional food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Pack a jumper for the open drive as it can be chilly
  • Dress light as it is hot during the day
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 264 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Value for money
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This was a good outing we got to see four of the big five (we did not see the leopard). We saw plent ly of giraffes and zebra’s. The only disappointment I have is that we didn’t see more animals such as the lions and elephants. Overall the organization was great and the lunch that they provided was good as well.

November 15, 2022

An absolute must if you have a day. getting up early is worth it! The ranger at the park was extremely professional and fun! You felt safe with him. The open and slightly elevated vehicles in the park are great. You have a very good view of the landscape and animals. In winter, however, a hood and warm clothing are recommended. We could see a lot of animals: lions, guepard with babies, elephants, zebras, rhinos, hippos, giraffes and gazelles. A really great experience!

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August 22, 2022

Making this Safari was an amazing experience. They were punctual when picking up from the hotel. It was very cold. We got a little blanket to help warm up. If there's one thing I can't complain about, it's the amount of animals invested. I've seen all the Big FIVE several times. Lions, rhinos, hippos, wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, elephants and so on! The giraffes and zebras came to the side of the car. I loved it and recommend it!!!

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June 17, 2022

Product ID: 181982