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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 84 500 1773
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As a responsible tour operator, Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours actively...

As a responsible tour operator, Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours actively boycotts ALL "commercial" predator breeding and wildlife petting facilities, believing wildlife should be wild and this is what we will show you! We are a dynamic, up-and-coming company specialising in tours and safaris in Pilanesberg National Park since 2007. The proximity of this park to the hub of the Gauteng metropolis makes for an ideal safari and wilderness experience in easy reach for a day or few.

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Amazing Day Trip in Pilanesburg

Our group had an amazing day trip to the park. You leave quite early but there are plenty of coffee stops! We saw a huge variety of animals and even followed a large bull... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Columbia Falls, Montana
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Columbia Falls, Montana
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our group had an amazing day trip to the park. You leave quite early but there are plenty of coffee stops! We saw a huge variety of animals and even followed a large bull elephant for 20 minutes. Our guide Neil was extremely knowledgeable and genuinely excited about finding and observing different animals and made the day unforgettable.

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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did a 4 day camping safari in Pilanesburg in April. We had a great time and saw lots of animals. We hadn't been in the park for more than 6 minutes when we came upon a big group of elephants that walked right by our car almost within reach! The tour started with Neil picking us up in Sun City... More 

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

Dear Clara_in_the_world Thanks for your review and recommendation. So glad that the tour ran smoothly and you had so many exciting sightings. We hope the rest of your visit in SA was just as good and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours More 

Red Oak, Texas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I only had one day to see as much as we could. Neil from Pilanesberg safaris was an excellent guide. He picked us up from our hotel and whisked us off to our destination. A stop at a nice place to get coffee, (it was, after all.... 6am) and off we went. Along the way he gave... More 

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

Dear Tourpooch Thanks for your time in reviewing Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are so glad that you had an excellent day out with Niel and from the sounds of it, some really excellent sightings! I can agree that being in the presence of a bull elephant for an hour is a memory for a lifetime and we look forward... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Customized private day tour from Neil Jacobs - Everything went perfectly and the tour was excellent! Pickup right on time at my hotel at 6am. In the park less than 2 hours later, and spent about 6 hours seeing about 20 different mammals, from elephants (we were 10 feet away!) to zebra to multiple giraffe. Dropped off at the airport... More 

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

Dear Jeff Thanks for your review of Pilanesberg Safaris. So glad that your private safari was a success and thank you for the recommendation. Please get in touch should you find yourself in Johannesburg once again. Best regards Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started the day with Ryan and high hopes of seeing everything we could and we did. A great experience with lots of laughter and beautiful sights. The night tour was wonderful, but most impressive moments were eating outside under the magnificent African Sky...You could almost reach out and touch the stars. And boy can Ryan cook, a superb meal!!! All... More 

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

Dear Zulma It's great to hear from you and thanks for your feedback! I really enjoyed your company too and hope the "secret" spice has added soemthing special to your cuisine! I will be coming over to try. Many thanks again and hope to see you soon. Warm regards Ryan More 

Surat, India
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Reviewed April 21, 2017

Driver cum Guide were very much polite and would stop whenever we felt that we could see some animal in the bushes . They had proper information regarding where they could spot animals . Overall Great Experience

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

Thank you bhaumiksheth12 for your review and we are proud to have provided an overall great experience. We hope that you saw all that you wanted and that the scenery was as impressive to you as it is to us. We hope to see you again. Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours More 

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

We opted for a one-day safari at the start of our holiday and it set the right momentum of our holiday. Thanks to our professional and fun guide, Neil Jacobs. It was our first safari ever and this would not be our last for sure. It is just magical to observe the animals in their natural habitat and Neils helped... More 

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

Dear Sugar Alert Thanks for your review and we are so glad your holiday got going with the right momentum thanks to Niel and your experience in the Pilanesberg. By the sonds of it you had a successful day out and we hope the rest of your visit was just as great. We hope to be of further assistance in... More 

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Reviewed April 17, 2017

Our one day safari to Pilanesberg NP was fantastic. Nice trip with a confortable vehicle and a professional guide who know the birds and the big animals and explain to us some very interesting things. The one day safari to Pilanesberg NP is a great experience!

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

Dear Oscar L Thanks for your review and we are so glad that you had a good experience in this special place. I'm glad that your guide managed to spot some of the bigger animals but more so that time was taken to appreciate the smaller ones and the birds that make up this eco system. All the very best... More 

Eastern Shore, Maryland
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

My first safari. We only had time for a day safari during a recent trip to Johannesburg. After researching 5-6 companies, we decided to book with Pilanesburg Safaris and Tours. I can't say enough great things about them. Our guide Andrew picked us up at our hotel at 6am promptly. It was a long day, but I loved every minute... More 

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

Hi goodnamestaken Thanks for your review and kind comments. Andrew is an excellent guide and yes- we think he can spot wildlife a mile off (and probably behind a mountain too). We appreciate that you chose us for your visit to the Pilanesberg as well as your ethical approach to touring. This is a growing sentiment among many of our... More 

Rochester, New York
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Reviewed April 14, 2017

My friend and I only had time in our trip to SA for a one day safari, and this was perfect! I researched an ethical safari company, and was not disappointed! Ryan M, our guide, was wonderful--incredibly knowledgeable about the region, as well as the national park. We saw 3 of the big five, and he did such a great... More 

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

Dear jmw_hhhs Thank you for your review and it was great to have you ladies out on safari with us. I am glad that Elmarie was so helpful and gracious and we are in the process of getting credit card facilities to ease our booking process. We love Bumpy and likewise that was one of the most incredible experiences we... More 

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