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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 84 500 1773
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My third visit to Pilanesberg, and I enjoy it more each time. First visit with Craig (the Scot) as... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
DSTgar
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pilanesberg Nov 17

A surprise visit for my wife to South Africa, all arranged from the UK over the Internet with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chris C
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Marlow, England, United Kingdom
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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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“day safari” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 84 500 1773
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My third visit to Pilanesberg, and I enjoy it more each time. First visit with Craig (the Scot) as our guide in 2011, then Ryan (the boss) in November 2013 and December 2017, each time with co-workers on the aptly named "accommodated" safari. The park...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprise visit for my wife to South Africa, all arranged from the UK over the Internet with Elmarie, who runs the office. She was so helpful, I had so many questions, like what clothes to wear on the drives, shoes to bring etc.etc, Elmarie...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Chris Thanks for your comprehensive review of your experience with Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are so glad it went so well and that your surprise holiday for your wife was such an awesome experience. All the best and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

This three day camping tour was the highlight of our South African holiday. Craig picked us up from Joberg and we were set up in our camp by lunch. Two safari drives each day so we saw all of Africa,s wildlife the way it is...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jenny Thank you for your review. A safari with Craig is always a wonderful experience and his many many years of experience and knowledge as well as his approach to viewing wildlife provide guests with an atypical guided experience and a greater understanding of...More

Reviewed September 14, 2017

We were originally planning on going to Kruger however we found out it was a 6 hour drive and decided to come here and very glad we did. The previous year we went to Tanzania and went to three national parks – each national park...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2017

Dear Strawberry0603 Thanks for taking the time to review Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are glad that you chose the Pilanesberg over the Kruger and with limited time, it was certainly the right decision in our minds. As a professional and ethical operator, our guides...More

Reviewed August 1, 2017

This is a great tour and our guide Neil was very passionate about making sure we had a great time. Neil picked up my daughter and I from our hotel at 6am and we were in the park by 8am. During our drive he shared...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2017

Dear William Thank you for your review and recommendation of our tours and safaris in Pilanesberg. We are pleased that your adventures got off to a great start with us and hope youwill return again. Best wishes Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

Reviewed July 28, 2017

Great day safari from Johannesburg tagged onto the end of a business trip. Niel was a great guide and we saw some amazing wildlife in 1 -day. Highlights : Cheetah mother & 3 cubs, close encounter with elephants, brown hyena, herds of zebra, springbok, white...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Dear YarmRed1962 Thanks so much for the TripAdvisor review! We are so pleased too that you had such an excellent day out and a break from business. To see Rain the cheetah and her three cubs who are now mature enough to be on their...More

Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour and had a really great experience with many animals seen. Our tour guide Niel was very knowledgeable and passionate about the park. We definitely would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Johannesburg as the park is also close to the city...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

Thank you for the review Santacruz84. We definitely do love the Pilanesberg and this is the reason for us focussing as a company on this amazing reserve for over ten years now. We likewise agree that the Pilanesbeg should be on everyones wish list when...More

Reviewed June 14, 2017

We had an awesome day on Safari in the park. We saw 4 out of 5 of the Big Five, and far more! Our guide, Neil, was extremely experienced and passionate about the animals he showed us. Loads of things to learn and see!More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Dear Kevin Thanks for taking the ime to review us. So glad that you had such a great dy out in the Pilanesberg with Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours™. Our guides are passionate and go out of their way to make sure our guests experience the...More

Reviewed May 22, 2017

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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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2017

Dear Jlapoint Thank you kindly for your review of our Tours and Safaris in Pilanesberg. We are so glad that you got to experience the Pilanesberg with us and our professional guides who made your day unforgettable. Please get in touch next time you visit...More

Reviewed May 13, 2017

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 reviewResponded May 16, 2017

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

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Анна И
November 8, 2017|
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Response from PilanesbergSafaris | Property representative |
Hi there and thanks for the question. No specific vaccinations are required to visit the Pilanesberg. The area is malaria free however in order to visit South Africa, certain vaccinations like yellow fever are required if... More
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Toussaint L
May 31, 2017|
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Response from 114zulmaq | Reviewed this property |
Since the group is quite large the best thing to do is call them and deal with them directly. I think you can work something out with them. Worth the while!!!!
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daldanie
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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