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Full Day Exquisite Pilanesberg Safari from Johannesburg
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Full Day Exquisite Pilanesberg Safari from Johannesburg

By Deeprift Ventours
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Ages 6-99, max of 13 per group
Duration: 12h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Registered Driver/Guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan with all needed permits and passenger liability
  • Morning Open Vehicle Safari (+/- 3 Hours Long )
  • Afternoon Open Vehicle Safari (+/- 2 Hours Long )
  • Door to Door Hotel Pick up and Drop off
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks and drinks during lunch (available to purchase)


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    Pickup details
    • All hotels and accommodation. We pick up anywhere from your hotel or guest house in Sandton, Rosebank, Johannesburg and Pretoria. Please specify your pickup location. We also pick up from air b&b as well as private locations.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13066P1

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      How much is Full Day Exquisite Pilanesberg Safari from Johannesburg?
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      • Deeprift Ventours
        112
        South Africa
        Joined in September 2013
      • T1326BCtheresag
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun with Elephants and Monkeys
        Incredible experience at both the Monkey & Elephant Sanctuaries. Beautiful properties and very personal experience with these animals. Friendly staff, very informative and such a memorable experience!
        Written 25 May 2024
      • Y1091RIsusanp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Lovely way to spend a day
        Fun trip. You get the opportunity to interact with the elephants touching and hugging them. The monkeys are all over you. Both are very sweet and it is fun to have the one on one interaction. The tourguide picks you up on time at your hotel and assures that you are comfortable with all needs met.
        Written 20 May 2024
      • GafFlash
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Enjoyed the day tour with Jason so much we booked another the following day.
        We did 2 day tours with Jason. Cradle of Mankind /Lion Park and then Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary. He was ready at our hotel at the designated time on both occasions. Jason's driving was exceptional and his van was modern, clean and comfortable. He provided interesting commentary about the items of interest along the way, and was more than happy to answer our questions about living in Jo'burg. Taking Jason's tours saved a what would have been a heap of hassle trying to manage these tours on our own. Being able to sit back and enjoying ourselves was well worth the cost.
        Written 26 April 2024
      • S5762FDangieg
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend!
        What a great experience! Jason made our tour super easy and enjoyable. He was a wealth of information. We would highly recommend him and this tour to JoBurg visitors!
        Written 27 March 2024
      • himachalm2018
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Outstanding safari experience
        Outstanding tour and Jason is great . We saw every Animal in a wonderland atmosphere. Lions and Elephants were just in front of us . Jason is also knowledgeable and solid knowing the area, driving
        Written 13 February 2024
      • Robert B
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Safari Trip - full day adventure!!
        Jason did a great job and we had a fantastic day on the trip. He was prompt and very accommodating with our trip from Johannesburg. He picked us up at the guest house where we were staying and returned us safely that afternoon. I was a bit concerned initially about whether we would be picked up from the GH but there were no issues for our group of five. Jason was very patient with our group on the ride over and answered all of our questions about South Africa which only enhanced the day for us. I highly recommend you use this group for you outing - the day was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa.
        Written 6 December 2023
      • mattwP1585DG
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great day trip with Jason
        We enjoyed a great day with Jason and were lucky to see all Big 5 during our day trip to Pilanesburg. It was late in the day when we booked for the next day and Jason was quick to confirm our activity for early the next morning. We started on time and on the drive to the reserve Jason shared his knowledge of local communities and their history. He pointed out various landmarks we saw along the way and was eager to answer any questions we had. Jason is a conscientious driver and we felt lucky to have booked with him. A great day trip from Johannesburg with Jason!
        Written 27 November 2023
      • Emmaculate A
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Horse riding day, the happiest experience in JNB
        I had a lovely moment and enjoyed the trip of horse riding, the tour guide Jason is really kind and patient. The pick up and drop off made it easy for me to go for the tour without transportation worries.
        Written 11 November 2023
      • shalenesd
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A wonderful experience.
        Jason was an excellent guide! He helped manage our time to maximize our experience. He was very knowledgeable about the historical aspects of our tour and route. He went above and beyond to facilitate specific requests- even those off-route. A wonderful experience and would totally recommend.
        Written 1 November 2023
      • Genellhilton
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent tour with equally excellent guide
        A wonderful day trip with a very knowledgable and entertaining guide, Jason Pollard. From the moment i was picked up from my hotel to drop off, the service was excellent. Adequate time was allowed for the two sights including time to get a little souvenir shopping done. I never felt rushed. Would highly recommend Deeprift Ventours and Jason to any Johannesburg visitors.
        Written 19 October 2023
      • T4555BRsusanl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable time!!
        This was a dream come true. We were taken from Johannesburg to the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuaries and the Lion Safari Park to tour each. Jason, our tour guide, went out of his way to ensure we had an amazing and unforgettable experience. He is knowledgeable, friendly and has your best interests in mind when he suggests activities for you. It was an experience interacting with the elephants and monkeys. Jason is the best. Take this tour with Deeprift Ventours and you will be grateful. Fantastic time!!
        Written 2 October 2023
      • Sightseer26582070595
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Elephant sanctuary
        James, the guide, was very informative and enthusiastic which made it a fun experience. Feeding and getting up close with the elephants was special
        Written 19 September 2023
      • amf20212021
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        100/10 Recommended 🌟
        We had an amazing time on Jason’s tour. My mom and I adventured out to the Lion Park and Safari, as well as the Cradle of Humankind. Jason was a wonderful, knowledgeable, warm and courteous guide for our day trip. When we booked, he reached out promptly to let us know that the caves were still closed, and that he’d book us for a 2 hour safari to make up for the time. The minibus was very comfortable and clean, and Jason offered us water while we journeyed. The tours themselves were incredible- not to be missed! We unreservedly recommend you take Jason’s tour!!
        Written 9 August 2023
      • sandymuha
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sout Africa Tours
        Cradle of Humankind was closes due to maintenance so we did the Lion Safari with Ledesi Cultural Center. We loved both. Feeding Zoe the giraffe at the Lion Safari was one of the hightlights of our trip. Jason was an excellent tour guide. The cultural center was knowledgeable and fascinating and the lunch was delicious. Two locations both worth visiting.
        Written 6 August 2023
      • Mohan3g
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun and memorable tour for every family.
        Feeding and interacting with the elephants, as well as touring information about the local areas from the guide.
        Written 5 August 2023
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      Elizabeth A
      Madison, WI3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Solo
      This was an excellent day trip to Pilanesberg! The tour operator was very easy to communicate with in advance of the trip; he was on time to pick me up at my hotel, and we had a very enjoyable drive to and from the park. The safari in the park was incredible! Pilanesberg gets far too overshadowed by Kruger; it’s a beautiful park with incredible animal sitings. This was a tour well worth the time and money!
      Written 3 July 2022
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      Hi Elizabeth, thank you very much for your kind review. It was a fantastic day and I am delighted that you enjoyed the safari. Kind Regards Jason
      Written 4 July 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Gerry Elizondo
      4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      If you don't have to much time and you want to do a Safari, this is the tour for you. Jason picked us up at the agreed time and took us to the park, although the journey is long, he makes a stop halfway and during the trip he tells all these different things about South Africa along the way.

      The tour starts in the morning and it is very interesting because if you are lucky you can see many different types of animals, we were lucky and we saw 3 of the big 5. The safari is given by another guide from the park and it is very interesting, basically you go around everywhere in the park looking for animals, we had never done it before and we found it very interesting and exciting. Then we had time for luch in one of the places inside the park, food and drinks are included in the price, and then we continue for a couple of more hours touring the park.

      I definitely recommend this tour if you only have one day in Johannesburg.
      Written 8 January 2023
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      Dear Gerardo, thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am glad you enjoyed the safari. Take care! Jason
      Written 9 January 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Emiliobueno
      Campinas, SP23 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2023
      A guia foi muito prestativa, buscou os sites onde os animais estavam, mas tivemos que andar muito para encontrar alguns e ainda assim os leoes só com binoculos.
      Mas valeu por ser mais perto de Johannesburg.

      The guide was very helpful, she looked for the sites where the animals were, but we had to walk a lot to find some and even then the lions were only with binoculars.
      But it was worth it to be closer to Johannesburg.
      Written 9 January 2023
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      Hi Emilio, thank you for your review. Yes this is a very big area where the animals roam as free as they can be. So sometimes one needs to work to find them, but that is all part of the fun! Kind Regards Jason
      Written 9 January 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Zoe C
      11 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience from start to finish! Jason was amazing and gave us a running commentary on all the towns, villages and sights on the way to Pilanesberg.

      He waited patiently whilst we went on the safari which was beyond my expectations. Our tour guide was brilliant, very very knowledgeable about all the animals and we saw every animal bar a lion and an alligator. The highlight was seeing a leopard, she was beautiful!

      Lunch was provided which was also great.

      Can’t recommend this tour enough.
      Written 14 August 2023
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      Hi Zoe, it was a pleasure meeting you and to take you on a Pilanesberg Safari. It was a little bit cold in the morning but it got much more pleasant later on. A Leopard sighting is definitely, one of the top sightings. So glad you experienced it. Thank you very much for your kind review. Enjoy your work, and hopefully you will get to experience more that South Africa has to offer. Kind regard Jason
      Written 14 August 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Stratos s
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021 • Friends
      A wonderful day. Jason was on time to start our journey to the Pilanesberg Park. On the way he gave us information about anything interesting we encountered. He is kind and a very good driver. The park is magnificent and worth a visit. With our guide there we saw many different animals such as zebras, elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes and more. He gave us information about their way of life and their peculiarities. After a few hours we met again with Jason and continued the tour by van. We also had the opportunity to take pictures very close to a beautiful giraffe. The lunch at the resort was excellent. Highly recommended day.
      Written 28 October 2021
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      Dear Stratis, thank you very much for your kind review. It gives me great pleasure to know that you had a wonderful time on safari. It was a pleasure to talk to and spend the day with you guys. Hope to see you all again. Kind Regards Jason
      Written 29 October 2021
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Susan L
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2023 • Friends
      This was an amazing day. We were taken from Johannesburg to Pilabesberg park and driven around by a knowledgeable, friendly and good at spotting animal, guide, Jason. It was an unbelievable experience watching the elephant families, the giraffes, zebras, rhinos and numerous other animals Jason pointed out to us. Jason was as excited as we were to glimpse the majestic creatures in their natural habitat. It was a day to be remembered. Fantastic tour!!
      Written 1 October 2023
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      Dear Leslie and Susan, thank you for your kind review. It was an incredible day with very good sightings. The elephant coming up behind us was a good laugh. It was a real pleasure meeting you and to show you the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park. Hope to hear from you again. Kind Regards Jason
      Written 2 October 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Paula C
      14 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      Jason was amazing and fed us lots of info on the ride out to Pilanesberg. His driving was exceptional and we enjoyed spending time with him. The safari itself was unbelievable ! So many elephants, giraffe, zebra, antelope, wildebeest, white rhino, hippo, warthog and many more. We even saw a leopard!
      Written 17 January 2024
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      Dear Paula, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that you had an exceptional experience and that you enjoyed our journey together. It's always heartwarming to see the awe and wonder in the eyes of my guests when they encounter the diverse animals in their natural habitat, especially elusive ones like the leopard! Remember, the beauty of the safari is not just in the sights, but also in the memories made. I hope your time spent with the elephants, giraffes, zebras, and other incredible creatures will be remembered fondly for years to come. Looking forward to being your guide again on your next visit. Until then, keep the spirit of adventure alive! Best Wishes, Jason
      Written 19 January 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      maybelal1
      New York City, NY20 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022 • Couples
      What a wonderful experience! Jason picked us up from our hotel; he was very accommodating, kind, and knowledgeable. He even stopped for coffee in the early morning. The park was beautiful; we got to witness elephants, zebras, giraffes, rhinos.
      Jason drove us back and ensured we had a comfortable and pleasant time. If you’re planning a trip to Pilansberg, I would highly recommend this tour.
      Written 16 May 2022
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      Dear May, thank you very much for your kind review. I am very happy that you enjoyed the safari. It was a pleasure to have met both of you. Enjoy Cape Town! Kind Regards Jason
      Written 16 May 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Bas H
      Dubai, United Arab Emirates244 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2022
      I was looking for a weekend activity while visiting JoBurg for a business trip, when I found this day tour by Deeprift Ventours.

      Jason picked me up early morning in his modern van. I basically had a private drive to Pilanesberg, where I joined others for 2 game drives and a lunch in the reserve, before Jason drove me back to my hotel.

      I highly recommend Jason for this kind of tours, he is knowledgeable, pleasant to have a chat with and above all a safe driver. His van is also modern and a safe vehicle.

      The game drive was in an open vehicle, we spotted many elephants, some rhino, giraffes and a lioness with her cubs.

      A day well spend!
      Written 30 October 2022
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      Hi Bas, thank you for your review and kind words. It was a great day and I am glad you had good sightings. Was a pleasure talking to you. Kind Regards Jason
      Written 30 October 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Callmeelle
      Houston17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      This was a great experience. Jason was waiting for us before 5:30 am at our hotel. We arrived 20 min early to Pilanesburg and had a great day with our guide Desmond. We saw 3 of the 5 big five. Desmond did it an amazing job trying to hunt down the lions and leopards but they refused to come out for us, lol. It had just been raining for nearly a week straight and some of the roads were closed, but Desmond made sure we got to see as many animals as possible. We stopped and had a pretty tasty lunch and then spent a few more hours on the prowl for the lions and leopards. All in all, a great experience and I would highly recommend for someone who may only have a day from Joburg.
      Written 20 April 2022
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      Thank you very much for your kind review. I am very pleased that you had a great experience. It was a pleasure meeting you all. Kind regards Jason
      Written 22 April 2022
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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