Add dates

Pretoria National parks

Our most recommended Pretoria National parks

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 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.

From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

2. From Johannesburg: Kruger National Park 3-Day Safari

Get back to nature in Kruger National Park and look for wild animals by open safari vehicle by day and at night. Day 1: Depart Johannesburg and drive by air-conditioned microbus through the Elands Valley to Nelspruit. Marvel at the citrus farms along the way. Then, enter Kruger National Park in time for lunch. Spend the afternoon on a game drive looking for elephants, giraffes, and antelopes in their natural environment. Rest at camp and relax in your en-suite chalet. Enjoy drinks before dinner in the private restaurant. Day 2: Wake at dawn to listen to the birds before going in search of the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo). Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then continue to a waterhole to see hippos, crocodiles, and birds before returning to your camp for a nap or afternoon swim. Later, leave the lodge to look for wildlife until late in the afternoon. Stop at one of the restaurants inside the park to have some lunch, then continue tracking wildlife. In the evening, head back to the lodge to relax and start looking at the photos you've taken so far on the trip. Day 3: Depart on an early morning game drive looking for elusive species lurking in the bush. Get some time to shop before your homeward journey. Enjoy amazing views of the farmlands of Schoemans Kloof and stop for lunch in Highveld. Arrive back at the airport for your onward flight or continue to your hotel.

Pilanesberg Wildlife Safari from Johannesburg

3. Pilanesberg Wildlife Safari from Johannesburg

Discover the “Big Five” of South Africa on a full-day safari tour of Pilanesberg National Park. Embark on an open jeep vehicle safari and see the beauty of Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. Your ranger will show you what Pilanesberg has to offer. From Elephants walking in the road past your vehicle, to various antelopes and not to mention the Magnificent king of the beasts, the Lion. You can also choose an option to view the reserve and animals in a closed minibus vehicle. You will be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria and transported safely to Pilanesberg. Drive past the scenic Hartebeestpoortdam and the Magaliesberg Mountains. Upon arrival at Pilanesberg you will switch vehicles to an open safari vehicle. Your guide of the open vehicle will drive you through the Nature Reserve and guide you on the animals that crosses your path. You will have lunch and then continue with your open safari adventure. Enjoy excellent game viewing opportunities in a malaria-free climate. When your safari is finished you will switch back to your closed vehicle and you will be transported back to your hotel safely.

From Pretoria: Groenkloof Nature Reserve E-Bike Tour

4. From Pretoria: Groenkloof Nature Reserve E-Bike Tour

The ride begins at Groenkloof Nature Reserve (30 to 40 minutes drive from Sandton) with setting up the bike for the height of the person and explaining how the gears work and how they can increase the power to the pedal assist if needed. E-bikers then practice before moving out. e-Bikes effectively make the world flat and are exhilarating to drive uphill. -e-Bikes can accelerate quickly so it is important for safety that participants keep behind the tour guide who will set the pace of 10 to 20kph. E-Biking is dangerous, so this rule must be obeyed. The e-bikes will not go on the tricky mountain bike trails. They will stay on the road used by cars. These vary in quality, but with their wide tyres, the e-bikes are geared to handle broken and sand roads. Participants can expect to see some of the dozen varieties of animal species including giraffe, ostriches, zebra and several varieties of buck. Groenkloof Nature Reserve is a time capsule that was proclaimed some 125 years ago. The guide will also tell you interesting things about the birds, the history (including the iron age caves) and the warring tribes and settlers who made this paradise, with its abundant water from underground springs, their home. After the ride while you freshen up a light tea will be served where locally home-made traditional South African treats like melktert, koeksusters and vetkoek are served with a beverage.

Frequently asked questions about Pretoria

What top attractions are a must-see in Pretoria?

The must-see attractions in Pretoria are:

What are the best tours to do in Pretoria with kids?

Other Sightseeing Options in Pretoria

Want to discover all there is to do in Pretoria? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Pretoria

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Jason picked me up and chatted with me for the 2 hour drive. He answered my questions and made the trip seem much shorter. I did the open truck ride with nyiko, he was amazing, very knowledgeable about the animals and landscape. The whole group really enjoyed his stories. These guides do this job because they love it. Our guide was very excited to see an elusive leopard. The guides all talk to each other so everyone knows where the animals are. We saw elephants, giraffes, white Rhino, hippo and so much more! Do this tour!!!

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.

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).

Safari fantastico. Non siamo riusciti a vedere tutti i big five, ma l'esperienza è stata comunque bella. La nostra guida è stata molto esaustiva nelle spiegazioni delle caratteristiche dei vari animali che abbiamo avvistato nel tour

Fantastic experience, great value for money, enjoyable, and great tour guides to show you around whom are very knowledgeable.