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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

Address: Randburg 2125, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 84 500 1773
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Owner description: Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours is a young, up-and-coming company, that specialises in day tours/safaris to the Pilanesberg National Park. The proximity of this park to the hub of the Gauteng metropolis is rivalled in Africa only by the Nairobi Game Reserve in Kenya. The chance of seeing a truly wild habitat where animals such as elephants or even a shrew could be at every corner is one not to be missed!!
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Billings, Montana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

After reading all of the great reviews on tripadvisor my coworker and I decided to book a tour with Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. From beginning to end Andrew impressed us with his professionalism and knowledge. We both learned so much from Andrew's vast knowledge of the wildlife, park history, and plant life. Not only did we see an incredible variety... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I had the most amazing safari with Ryan from Pilanesberg Safaris & Tours. From the 24th of september I did a three day camping safari with Ryan at Pilanesberg. As there where no other guests he offered me a private safari for the same price. This was a very good offer, as he took care of everything and was the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We stood up at five and used the 5'30 hour tour, we had coffees and ten then start the tour, it was really cold but beautiful! We saw almost the big 5, I could recommend this to everyone. Worth the money!

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Manchaca, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Andrew was incredibly knowledgable and so nice. We saw the big five--elephants, rhinos, buffalos, lions, and leopards and couldn't have asked for more. It was a outstanding trip, one that we would like to redo. I can't see how this could have been any better. We're coming back and thanks, Andrew, for a fabulous trip.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We drove ourselves around this amazing park and it was amazing! I would highly recommend going here as it is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see these creatures in their natural habitat. You cannot beat the feeling of seeing them so close. The staff we saw on the entrance to the park and when we were in the... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I booked a two night, three day safari with Pilanesburg Safari, Craig was our guide. I found this company basically in the same way you're reading this - scanned SO many tour operators to ultimately find this safari option not far from Joburg and then with a company with great reviews. It was such a good fit for my group.... More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kate- thanks for the review and positive response. Craig is an asset and with so many years experience guiding not only South Africa, we are lucky to have him and proud that he is always coming back with such rave reviews. More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I booked a overnight camping safari with this company and boy did they deliver, Craig was our guide and we hated to leave him once our safari ended. This safari was our hightlight of our trip to JoBurg. Picked up from out accomodations in maboneng and dropped us off once it ended meals where included and 3 van rides where... More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Hi Clorissa Thanks for your review. I am glad Craig went the extra mile for you and more so that you had such a good time. Keep well and safe travels. More

Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

I was lucky enough to do the overnight camping Safari with Pilanesburg Safari and Day Tours and had a great experience! My tour guide Andrew was very knowledgeable and provided a lot of neat facts about all the animals that we saw which made the experience even more special. I was able to see a lot of the animals within... More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Hi Scotty, thanks for your review, the Pilanesberg never ceases to amaze especially with being able to often get so close to the wildlife. I'm glad that you had a good time with Andrew and hopefully we will be able to take you back to Pilanesberg should you be back in Johannesburg sometime in the future. All the best. Pilanesbergsafaris.com More

Trieste
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Me and my husband went for a private day safari with Pilanesberg Safaris and Day Tours. The owner, Ryan, was our guide. He told us a lot of interesting facts not only about the park and the animals living in it, but also about South Africa. He's a great animal-spotter and knows his way around very well. In fact, we... More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Maeng Thanks for your review and posting those pictures of the hippo fight. What an amazing experience to see these huge beasts in battle just meters from the bridge we were driving on. I will remember that for years to come- just shows how every visit to the Pilanesberg can be so different, no matter the time of year.... More

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48 reviews 48 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Went on a photo safari at the Pilanesberg Preserve. We saw 4 of the big 5 animals. Very exciting trip. I cannot overemphasize how much fun this was as a pinnacle of our time in South Africa.

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. A safari to Pilanesberg truelly is a once in a lifetime experience. The fascinating geology, conservation success and proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria make Pilanesberg a firm favourite amongst international and local visitors alike. More

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