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Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour provided by MoAfrika Tours

Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Come and experience the wonders of the Pilanesberg Nature reserve in an open 4x4 Safari vehicle on this 10-hour tour. Have the opportunity to view the big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard), up close and personal. After lunch (included), you can choose to either do another safari drive in a closed vehicle (Minivan).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 30052P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Morning open vehicle safari drive (+- 3 Hours Long)
  • Afternoon closed vehicle safari drive (+- 2 Hours Long)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Onboard Uncapped WIFI
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 5:30am – 5:45am – Tambo Airport and Hotels in the area 6am – 6:15am – Hotels in the greater Sandton area 6:15am – 6:30am – Hotels in the greater Fourways area
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Morning open vehicle safari drive (+- 3 Hours Long)
  • Afternoon closed vehicle safari drive (+- 2 Hours Long)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Onboard Uncapped WIFI
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • 5:30am – 5:45am – Tambo Airport and Hotels in the area 6am – 6:15am – Hotels in the greater Sandton area 6:15am – 6:30am – Hotels in the greater Fourways area
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Pilanesberg National Park
    Stop: 7 hours
    After collecting you form your hotel or residence in Johannesburg between 06:00 – 06:30, we travel to the Pilanesberg Nature reserve. On arrival your guide will take you on an exciting morning open 4×4 safari vehicle safari drive in search of the Animals that inhabit the National Park. Our guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the animal you are viewing and try their out-most to find the members of the Big 5. During the heat of the day you will enjoy lunch at one of the many rest camps in the National Park before departing on an afternoon closed vehicle safari drive. Our vehicles depart the National Park between 15:30 – 16:00 in order to arrive
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
56 reviews
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Alejandro
South Africa3 contributions
Buffalo Solider was our tour guide, a very knowledgeable and friendly individual. He knew exactly where to find the animals and gave background information on each one we saw. It is a matter of luck to see each animal but overall an amazing experience, would definitely recommend this experience to anyone.

Quite cold in the morning but quickly warmed up so be advised if planning on taking a trip in June.
Written June 9, 2022
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MoAfrikaTours
Hi there Thank you for your review, it is greatly appreciated and thank you joining us in the Pilanesberg reserve. You are 100% correct in stating that on safari you need to be in the right place at the right time to find the animals that roam around freely. Thank you for recommending our safari and hope to see you soon.
Written June 15, 2022
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Alby15
Province of Oristano, Italy55 contributions
We woke up very early in the morning because, from Johannesburg, Pilanesburg is a 2-hour trip. As soon as we arrived we saw a herd of giraffes, then we saw all the other big five except the elephants who, on a cool even if sunny day like the one we were in the park, did not feel the need to approach the pools of water...
The park is very well cared for. The landscape is beautiful. The guardians and guides of the park are very kind and professional. They are always in contact with each other via radio to exchange information on animal sightings. This way you always know where to go to see them. It was a wonderful experience that I would do again.
Written February 2, 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for posting your positive review about your tour to Pilanesberg National Park. Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that we made a good impression on you and to hear that you saw so many wonderful animals. We hope you’ll be on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written February 3, 2020
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Kelly
1 contribution
The tour guides (both female- forgot their names!) were incredibly knowledgeable and very friendly. They catered the tour to our wishes, never rushing our group and allowing us all the time we wanted to stop and take pictures. It was an incredible experience and I would highly recommend this tour. Saw 4/5 of the big five (no buffalo) and was very satisfied with the safari.
Written January 28, 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Pilanesberg Tour to your liking. It is a pity about the Buffalo, however, they are mostly found in the North Western parts of the park, where the 4 star lodges are. We do offer overnight packages, which increases your chances of seeing all the Big 5. We look forward to having you back on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written January 30, 2020
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Andy W
10 contributions
Solo
Fantastic day out. Didn’t see any big cats but the elephants and rhinos more than made up for that.
Only down side is the travelling.
Left my hotel at 5.30 and got back at 18.40. 6 hour round trip
Written February 11, 2020
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Dear Andy, Thank you for posting your positive review . Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that you had a great time on your Pilanesberg Tour. Better luck next time with the big cats and we hope you’ll join us again for another tour soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written February 12, 2020
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Simcp
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Firstly, the actual Game Reserve experience with the parks rangers was fantastic. Our ranger Ross was really enthusiastic and knowledgeable about all the Game that we saw and we managed to have some great spottings of 4/5 big five. The tour company Mo Africa and its guides on other hand where shocking. Extremely disorganised and terrible customer service. Our guide Anthony became very stressed and agitated as we where the only two passengers booked to go to sun city after the safari. He tried to convince us that we hadn’t booked this part of the trip and that we would have to pay more to upgrade to this option( he later gave us 200 rand in cash for some unknown reason). When we got to the game reserve the rangers noticed that Mo Africa had oversold the tour so this delayed the start of the trip as another ranger and van needed to be organised. After the safari we got taken to Sun City and left at the gate and the driver told us to wait by the side of the road on the highway for pick up at 3pm. The bus did not come until closer to 4 and when we asked Anthony why he was late he replied “it’s not my fault... it’s this gentleman’s” pointing at a guest who could not speak English. When we arrived back at our hotel Anthony did not say goodbye or thank you just stoped the car for us to get out. Overall a very disappointing experience.
Written October 25, 2018
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Greg W
Plano, TX602 contributions
I stayed in the Melrose Arch area and this tour picked me up from my hotel. The drive to Pilanesburg is about 3 hours and the tour guide stops half way at a gas station to grab a snack and use the restroom. The van is large and the other guests you ride with will all be as excited as you to take the adventure. The tour is done in an open air jeep with 3 rows of seats. The Pilanesburg guide knows everything about every animal and they keep the tour very lively and fun. There is a restaurant with restrooms in the park. They offer souvenirs as well as plenty of drink options. There is a large sign to take photos in front of right in front of the restaurant/restroom area.
This is a great trip.
Written November 22, 2018
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Thank you for posting your positive review. Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that we made a good impression on you. We hope you’ll visit us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written January 18, 2019
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DeusVermis
Aachen, Germany1 contribution
Business
I can fully reccommend this tour. Only you should know that I had to pay 200ZAR extra (which was about 10% of the price) to get an open vehicle not only in the mornig but also in the afternoon. But it was worth.

You are sitting very high and have a good overview over the bush. If you would go with a nornmal car, even SUV, you might not see much more than grass.

Furthermore we had a very good guide who found all the good places for us had a good knowledge about the animals and the environemnt. Moreover he was very friendly and reacting to our wishes, which was possible in a group of 10 people, what also the maximum capacity of those cars was.

We have seen lions, elephants, zebras, rhinos, crocodiles, griaffes and some nice birds.

Last but not least we had also a very friendly and punctual driver who picked us up and dropped us off from the hotel using a usual mini bus.

I would like better if it is more clearly written that you get only one open and one closed tour for the price written but the extra payment was worth it and it was not more expensive than other tours I found. All in all I can recommend that tour very much.
Written February 26, 2018
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Good Day Thank you for highly recommending our Ultimate Pilanesberg day tour. It is true in what you state that the higher open 4x4 vehicle is a great way to travel around the park. We are glad that you found a large variety of animals and had a great day. Our guides and staff do strive to collect all of our guests on time directly from their accommodation in Johannesburg and Pretoria. Thank you for your advice on the vehicles and how it is stated on our itineraries and websites and we will certainly look into making it clearer for all our guests. Wish you wonderful travels.
Written February 27, 2018
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Keira M
Cape Town 6 contributions
Friends
Went on this tour with a friend and was not disappointed. The tour company was very efficient on pick up and even dropped us of at Sun City where we were staying for the weekend. The tour discription however was very confusing. When we were first picked up we were told that we only paid for the first half of the day in an open top truck and the second in closed and asked if we wanted to upgrade. We agreed a little confused but did not pay upfront. The rest of the day was fantastic with our great game driver, two great trips out seeing lots of animals although we didn't quite manage all the Big Five we still had lots of fun. The food included was really really nice with a great selection. The only downfall was that the company driver demanded at the end we pay for the so called "upgrade" to two open top trucks. It was lucky I checked before paying as we had already paid the full amount. Please be wary of this, not sure if was a genuine mistake or the company driver trying to make a cheeky tip on the side. Most of the other travellers looked confused by this also.
Written December 22, 2017
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Hi there Keira, Thank you for your review, we do read through all of them and pay attention to any suggestions. We do have a a number of different options for the Pilanesberg tours. When you reserved your tour, the site only had the following option: Morning open vehicle safari drive, lunch and afternoon closed vehicle safari drive. However we have noticed that a number of guests would prefer to have the Morning and afternoon safari drive conducted in one day. Thus if a guests booked the Option for the afternoon safari drive in a closed vehicle, we have informed our guides to offer the extra open drive to the extra at a small minimal upgrade fee. However since your safari with us, we have loaded all of the options on our sites to avoid confusion. The tours that are mentioned above are the ones that are bookable trough the viator system, so now we have both the options on the site for future bookings. Looking forward to having you on tour with us again in the near future.
Written January 21, 2018
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Kayl_D
639 contributions
Good tour for the price. The downside is the ride as it's about 5 hours roundtrip, but that's due to the distance of the park from the Johannesburg. Didn't see any cats but saw plenty of other wildlife in their own habitat. Had some close encounters with the elephants, but just have to remember to remain calm and it was fine. Many lunch options to choose from as well.
Written February 20, 2020
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Thank you for posting your positive review. Our team here at MoAfrika Tours is committed to providing high-quality customer service, and we’re thrilled to hear that we made a good impression on you. Pilanesberg National Park is the closest National Park to Johannesburg. Kruger Park will take you 5 hours 1 way. We are sorry to hear that you didn't spot any of the cats, but we definitely wish you better luck finding them on your next safari! We hope you’ll be back on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written February 21, 2020
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elle1986
Brasschaat, Belgium38 contributions
I was in South Africa for work and took a day off for this safari, and it was worth it! The pick up was timely and the drive smooth. Our ranger had great knowledge of the park and wildlife, which is why we saw a leopard. Seeing the animals in the wild is so much better than a zoo. Thank you MoAfrika for this amazing experience!
Written June 16, 2018
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Dear Elle Thanks for your feedback. We happy you enjoyed Safari so much. Our guides in the Park well trained and great sense of humar Best Regards Anthony
Written June 27, 2018
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