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From Johannesburg: Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Game Safari

1. From Johannesburg: Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Game Safari

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.

From Johannesburg: Lion & Safari Park Half-Day Tour

2. From Johannesburg: Lion & Safari Park Half-Day Tour

On this half-day tour, your tour guide will collect you from your accommodations in Johannesburg and take the Lion Park, a natural habitat located not far outside of Johannesburg.  Upon arrival at the Lion Park, you will enjoy 1-hour open vehicle safari drive where you will have the opportunity to view these wonderful animals up close and personal. You will then be driven back to your accommodations in Johannesburg.

Johannesburg: Customizable Private Day Tour with Guide

3. Johannesburg: Customizable Private Day Tour with Guide

Due to the overwhelming interest, MoAfrika Tours is now providing visitors and residents of Johannesburg with the option to reserve a vehicle, with a driver and a guide, and create their own personalised itinerary for a tour of their own making. You may start the day with a visit to the Apartheid Museum in Soweto, a vital aspect of South Africa's history; then, in the afternoon, you could take a group bike tour around the city and marvel at its public art and amazing architecture. Brunch at one of Joburg's haute cuisine restaurants, or pick up some wonderful pastries and get a taste of France at Patisserie de Paris, and then visit Mr Vinyl, where you can discover records and mix-tapes of all genres and decades from across the globe. You might choose to spend the day in Gold Reef City or at the Pilansberg Game Reserve, either of which are potential options. The choice is yours; we will carry out your every whim. You are the author of your own adventure, and MoAfrika Tours is here to help you relax and enjoy the ride!

Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

4. Pilanesberg Full-Day Shared Safari with Sun City Visit

Depart at 6:00 AM from Johannesburg for a full-day excursion to explore Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City Resort. Sit back and enjoy the two-hour journey to Pilanesberg, passing by the scenic Magaliesberg Mountains and the picturesque Hartbeespoort Dam. The Pilanesberg National Park lies in a caldera of an extinct 1200 million-year-old volcano and is dramatically beautiful with mountains, plains, wooded valleys, and dams. Over 7,000 animals roam freely across the spectacular volcanic landscape, including the Big Five, predators, and a large variety of antelope. Mankwe Dam, at the center of the reserve, is a large watering hole that draws animals and birds to it on a daily basis. See all this beauty and more on a 3-hour 4x4 morning game drive through the Park. Feel the wind in your hair and the thrill of getting closer to nature in an open-air safari vehicle. Keep your eyes peeled for stealthy predators such as wild dogs, Cape foxes, and spotted hyenas. Then, you will be transferred to Sun City Resort, an oasis of leisure and relaxation that shimmers in the sun, only 1 km away from the National Park. The world’s most unique resort is internationally renowned for its glamorous casinos, gourmet restaurants, extensive sports facilities, and star-studded spectaculars. After an orientation tour, enjoy some free time to have lunch or stroll through the beautiful gardens. As the sun starts to set you will embark on an afternoon game drive in your own vehicle through the park. After your game drive concludes, depart for your return trip to Johannesburg, where you will arrive at your hotel between 8:00 and 9:00 PM depending on the time you left the Park. 

Johannesburg: Day Trip to Cradle of Humankind and Game Drive

5. Johannesburg: Day Trip to Cradle of Humankind and Game Drive

Discover the Bothongo Rhino & Lion Safari, an established tourist destination. The park offers a wealth of exciting activities including a 4x4 game drive for 2.5 hours. With over 600 game, this is the perfect setting for admiring nature on your doorstep. More than thirty species of game, including three of the big five, can be viewed from open vehicles in the presence of an experienced registered local guide. These include Kruger Lion, White Rhino and Buffalo. Endangered species, such as wild dog have been reintroduced into the area. Cheetah, hippo, crocodile and more than 20 species of antelope will also be part of this experience. From a vulture hide, the visitor has the opportunity to view and photograph the rare Cape Vulture. After visiting the Bothongo Rhino & Lion Park, continue to the Cradle of Humankind Sterkfontein Caves (Subject to availability), here you can see the oldest hominid fossils from the cradle which are more than 3 million years old. Visit the exhibition center, which showcases geological concepts such as cave formations and fossils of early life form. It is highly interactive and enjoyable, and will engage visitors off all ages.

From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

6. From Johannesburg: 2-Day Safari into Kruger National Park

Look for the legendary wildlife of South Africa on a thrilling 2-day safari in Kruger National Park. Day 1: Benefit from pickup at O. R. Tambo International Airport or your hotel in Johannesburg, and then travel via a panoramic route to Kruger National Park. Head to your accommodation which is based in Hazyview outside the Kruger National Park to freshen up before your 2 hour evening game drive. Look for majestic lions, leopards, and other big cats out for the hunt. Return to camp to enjoy dinner around the camp fire. Day 2: Wake early for a morning game drive when the animals are at their most active. Search for big cats heading home from their nighttime hunts, and hyenas scavenging for remains. Return to camp for breakfast and a last chance to encounter animals in the wild before the drive back to Johannesburg.

Johannesburg: Lion Park Safari and Cultural Village Tour

7. Johannesburg: Lion Park Safari and Cultural Village Tour

Depart from your hotel at 8am and head towards the Lion and Safari Park located in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site and one of the richest and most productive palaeo-anthropological sites in the world. The Lion and Safari Park is a 600-hectare wilderness reserve offering visitors an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals. Upon arrival, climb aboard a 4x4 safari vehicle for a one-and-a-half-hour game drive to see Africa’s predators, including lions, hyenas, wild dogs, cheetahs and leopards. The park’s knowledgeable guides will take you through the lion and wild enclosures, and take you to see three hyena species. During your game drive, you will also spot many other animals such as giraffes, ostriches and a variety of antelope species that roam freely on the reserve. When the safari tour has concluded, you are welcome to use the restaurant facilities at the park (at your own expense). The beautifully designed playground next to the restaurants will keep the young ones entertained. From the Lion and Safari Park, proceed to the Lesedi Cultural Village, located in the heart of the African bushveld amidst the rocky hills within the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site. Discover the fascinating cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, visiting five traditional homesteads inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors. “Our culture is the light of our nation – whoever walks here amongst our cultures at Lesedi Cultural Village can also see the light.” Guests are also invited to enjoy the essence of Ubuntu at Lesedi Cultural Village, where the song, music, and warmth of our cultural hospitality add a truly unique touch to your conference, and depart for your return trip to Johannesburg. You will arrive back at your hotel at approximately 5pm depending on traffic.

Johannesburg: Apartheid Museum & Maboneng Half-Day Tour

8. Johannesburg: Apartheid Museum & Maboneng Half-Day Tour

Explore the rise and fall of the apartheid era at the Apartheid Museum (Opened from Wednesday - Sunday), in Johannesburg. Explore an emotional 3-4 hours journey with a guide, and hear the sad story of a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination and the struggle of the majority to overthrow this enemy. After pickup from your hotel in Johannesburg, make your way with your guide to the Apartheid Museum. On entering the museum, discover a series of individual exhibition areas assembled and organized by a multi-disciplinary team of curators, filmmakers, historians, and designers. Learn about the era of apartheid, implemented in 1948 by the white National Party government, which turned 20 million people into second class citizens, damning them to a life of humiliation, and abuse. See provocative film footage, photographs, and artifacts illustrating the events and human stories of apartheid. The journey ends with the election of Nelson Mandela, the prisoner who became president, in 1994. The liberation of the nation and people of South Africa from apartheid is the climax of a tale of resistance, courage, and fortitude. After your museum visit, the tour concludes with a Johannesburg orientation, passing by the Maboneng Precinct, the multimillion-rand Nelson Mandel bridge and finally being dropped off at your hotel.

Pretoria: 3-Days kruger Park and Graskop Luxury Tour

9. Pretoria: 3-Days kruger Park and Graskop Luxury Tour

8:00 am pickup from the hotel heading to Hazyview. 12:30 pm arriving on the lodge, checking in. 2:30pm a close game afternoon game drive. 7:00 pm dinner Night at logde booked 5:30am a full day safari in 4x4. 3:30 pm back in the lodge. 7:00pm dinner Last night at the lodge 7:30 am breakfast 9:00 am leaving to graskop ( Panorama road). Starting at tree rondavels, potholes Berlin falls, lasbon falls, and God's window. It all called Blyde River Canyon. 2:00 pm heading to gauteng for drop-off.

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4.4 / 5

based on 160 reviews

We really enjoyed the Safari. We were picked up on time. Ben (Safari guide) was very knowledgeable and we enjoyed the tour. We saw rhino, elephants, giraffe, kudu, impala, zebra, hippopotamus, crocodile, puff adder. Ben was sorry we didn’t see lions, leopards but we felt we had seen plenty! It was a hot day so they were probably hiding / sleeping in the long grass. Lunch was very nice. Remember to take sunscreen and water. It was a long day as we were staying at the airport, but well worth it. We would highly recommend.

Picked up bright and early to drive across to the game park. It was a reasonably comfortable drive/vehicle and once we got to the reserve it was great. Got in the safari vehicle and quickly saw 2 out of the big 5 within 30 minutes. We then saw the other two later in the day only missing buffalo. Our tour operator was friendly and very knowledgeable

Luckily we had the same guide as yesterday: Vincent. We are very very satisfied and hope to have the pleasure of sharing our day tomorrow with him again. Congratulations for his attention and his kindness towards my children and myself. Vincent is a great guide.

Cradle of humanity very instructive and fun also for children. We unfortunately could not visit the caves because of the floods but the museum was very good. Very nice afternoon safari too. A multitude of animals in Bothongo Park.

It was a great experience. We saw so many animals and our driver was really happy to show us everything and tell us about all animals. Loved all day.