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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

#7 of 76 Outdoor Activities in Johannesburg Features Animals
Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 84 500 1773
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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... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jlapoint
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Columbia Falls, Montana
Lots of fun, great nature and plenty of animals.

Did a 4 day camping safari in Pilanesburg in April. We had a great time and saw lots of animals. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Clara_in_the_world
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Kampala, Uganda
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Reviewed yesterday

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...More

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Reviewed 1 week 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...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...More

Reviewed 1 week 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...More

Thank Tourpooch
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...More

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...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

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...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...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 ExperienceMore

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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...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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....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...More

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...More

Thank Oscar L
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...More

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...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...More

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...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...More

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daldanie
What is your website to book tours??
March 26, 2017|
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Response from Ryan M | Property representative |
Hi Daldania. Unfortunately due to posting guidelines we can't put our web address here but search for the "Official" Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours website online or alternatively it should be in our TA listing details. We... More
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Shmueljohnson
Is it safe to rent a car at the airport and drive in to Pilanesberg? Or are the roads bad/dangerous? Thanks so much!
February 2, 2017|
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Response from PilanesbergSafaris | Property representative |
Dear Shmueljohnson. The roads to the Pilanesberg from Johannesburg are pretty good but we would not advise driving them at night due to livestock and pedestrians. Just be careful of potholes and the occassional velocity... More
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Bruno P
Hello! I will be on Pilanesberg at February 13th with a rented car. What do you recommend? To go with my car (Not4x4), or do the ''truck''trip? Where Can I found the prices? What time are the departures? If it's raining the trips are also made? Thanks!
December 11, 2016|
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Response from Tine G | Reviewed this property |
A guide helps. They are in constant contact with each other and know where the interesting animals are. The truck has a guide. But trucks have no patience. I preferred to spend a longer time to observe behaviour of others... More
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