From Johannesburg: Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Game Safari

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

From Johannesburg: Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Game Safari

Activity provider: MoAfrika Tours

From US$ 145.64 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 2.5-hour 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 birds. A total of 4.5 to 5 hours are spent on Game Drives. During the heat of the day, sit down for an hour-long 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 your hotel in Johannesburg before sunset.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Two open safari drives (4,5 to 5 hours in total)
  • National park entrance fee
  • Lunch (1 hour)
  • Additional food and drinks

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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 307 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
  • Organization

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Our safari was exactly as advertised: They picked us up right on time from our hotel, drove us the to park, and returned us right to the hotel. Our driver was Anold and was very friendly and helpful. He arranged for a restroom/snack break on the 2.5-hour drive to the park. Our safari guide was extremely knowledgable and helped us to see nearly every type of animal in the park. Lunch was good as well, provided at a restaurant right inside the park, so we didn't lose any of our safari time going out to get it. I would definitely recommend!

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February 11, 2023

Had a nice trip and saw many animals. We did a daytrip from Johannesburg. The pickup and delivery at our hotel was excellent. It was a quite long drive with one needed stop for some leg stretching. The A/C in the bus was not so good so it was very hot even when the A/C was at max. Would recommend this if you want to have a daytrip to Pilanesberg. But best of all would be to have a hotel closer to the park and do an early morning game drive and a late evening game drive. And maybe add an midday sightseeing drive

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January 13, 2023

Reliable logistics (pick-up and drop-off times). Friendly, sociable and knowledgeable guides. And we spotted all of the different species you would like to see on safari, except for the lions (which is a matter of luck and expectations had been managed accordingly on beforehand).

November 21, 2022

Product ID: 181982