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Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg

Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg

By Mount Zion Tours and Travels
R 3 490,00
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 5-85, max of 7 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French

  • National Park fees
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or Sedan
  • Safari is done or conducted with our own vehicle but if you are looking for 4x4 safari, we can arrange for you.
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

  • Johannesburg, South Africa
    The travelers must provide their pick hotel
Pickup details
  • If your hotel is not located into 30 km from OR Tambo International Airport or is not mentioned on the list above,kindly contact us before making any booking.
Airport pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10378P2

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not recommended for child aged 4 and under
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • 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 or full refund
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers

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

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10378P2

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    • Mount Zion Tours and Travels
      South Africa
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    • ElnaL_12
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Surprise Party
      I loved the experience. My nephew got engaged there. We arrived early and bought our tickets online. I would suggest that you do that. The pensioners aged 65 up need to buy their tickets at the booth and also show their ID. We enjoyed a cup of cappuccino at the restaurant while we waited for them to open the cable car. The staff were friendly and had a positive outlook. We kill time taking photos on the cable cars at the restaurant. Weather wise, we could not ask for a better day. At the top, we ordered pizzas and cold drinks. It is a bit pricy bit the experience was nice. They are also busy building an activity. Thinks it would be fun to try it out when it is done.
      Written 19 February 2024
    • Ellen W
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      2.0 of 5 bubbles
      Elephants & Lions
      I thought all of the animals could roam freely, but basically they're all trained to do something, or behind fences. Tanzania's motto is "there are no fences" so the animals can go anywhere. Not so at this "sanctuary".
      Written 6 July 2023
    • I8071XEkathyl
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      Memories for a lifetime.
      What a great opportunity to get up close and personal with the elephants. Beautiful, amazingly clean facility. The staff was wonderful and great picture takers!! A true highlight and memories for a lifetime. Our driver, Willie, was also a delight to talk to.
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      Five star experience
      We saw water buffalo, hippos, zebras, impalas, giraffes, and got SO close to elephants, and more……..
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    • Ibiteye
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      The Only Way to Tour South Africa
      The best part of my trip was the information and education about So. Africa we learned from our Mt. Zion Tours escorts... Willy Kalala and David Kalala. They were both very knowledgeable and made our visits to the various sights seamless. I would never consider recommending any other tour guides for the areas they serve. Our primary cities were Joburg, Pretoria and Capetown but we also hit so many other places...Soweto, Lesedi Cultural Village, Cape of Good Hope, Robbins Island, a safari park. Restaurants selected were ALL and service. Incredible experience.
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    • brendonj165
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      Dependable, knowledgeable and professional.
      Mount Zion Tours, I can highly recommend them for any bucket list tour or safari that your heart desires. Mount Zion Tours assisted us recently with a large group from France and they exceeded all expectations. The guides provided were knowledgeable and well spoken. We will most definitely make use of their services in future. Mauritz and Brendon - BEAL Corporate Travel
      Written 1 February 2023
    • tstark9119
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The need for speed!
      This was such an awesome experience! From start to finish, we were totally enthralled and mentally wiped out by the end of the day. Our driver (Neo) showed up early and took us for about an hour’s drive. Neo filled us up with interesting information and great conversation. Upon our arrival we were handed over to our tour guide who continued to fill our heads with fascinating information and then we were off to the races. Watching a cheetah do their thing up close and personal was amazing, but watching two of them was twice as good! The animals are well cared for and appeared to be stress free. Pinnacle experiences were seeing the painted dogs and King Cheetah’s! After the tour Neo took us back to the hotel and our day ended. Cannot recommend this tour enough; all things you wanted to know about Cheetahs in South Africa will be acquired here!
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    • TravelChapters
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      An experience I'll NEVER forget!
      Willy has been the most amazing guide for our group. Although we spent a week with Willy, it wasn't enough! The raw experiences are absolutely eye-opening and I couldn't thank him enough for that. I now have a high-bar of expectations for future endeavors and guides, but I truly want to thank Willy for his hard work, dedication, and knowledge he showed us on our one in a lifetime trip.
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      Sun City Tour
      Sun City was beautiful and I am so glad I did the tour. However, the company I used was awful. 1. The departure time was said to be 30-60 minutes before 6:30 am. I never got a confirmation of the time. I left 4 voice mails and three emails on the Sunday I got into Johannesburg. Even if they don’t work on Sunday’s, they had weeks before to let me know a time. I got up at 4:30 to be ready for a 5:30 departure. At 6;19 am I got a message that they would pick me up at 6:30. They arrived at 7:00. 2. I had been waiting an hour and a half, I was thirsty. Bottled water was to be furnished in an air conditioned vehicle. There was no water, I asked if I could stop and get some. I paid for a bottle and thought I would be nice and got the driver one too. 3. We head out and I find out there is no air conditioning! 4. On the way back I am dying in the back seat and I have about a half bottle of water that is hot. The driver asked if he could stop and I said sure as I needed to stretch my legs. He goes in and buys water for himself, not even asking me if I wanted any. 5. He got lost on the way to my hotel and we drove for 30 minutes. I told him that was my hill behind us. He finally turned around and we started towards it. 6. He said he didn’t want to take his car up the steep hill, so I had to get out and WALK up the hill to my hotel. I was baked and thirsty, and I literally drug myself to my hotel. Mount Zion tours is terrible. They advertise one thing and did not deliver!
      Written 3 December 2019
    • Themba M
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      Learn while entertained
      Get to learn about the origin of our planet earth. Need to first organize a tour guide since they make the tour to be informative and entertaining. The setting is fit for the purpose of hosting the origins of our ancestors dating back to about two million years ago. While at it don’t forget to take the underground boat ride , which depicts the origin of earth.
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    • Ian E
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      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      I booked through Mount Zion Tours and didn't realize until our professional guide showed up at the house were staying in that it was a personal tour, just me and my wife! Fortunately our guide was very informative and helpful and after getting us there and getting the tickets he said we could do the visit on our own and at our own pace and he'd just wait for us! So we met up with him again in the cafe after a few hours of self-guiding around the exhibits, which suited us just fine. So although it was rather expensive it worked out well for us. But if you want to save some money, just get there by Uber, buy your own admission tickets, and take yourself around--it is all well labelled and explained. It is defintiely a valuable thing to fo when visiting Johannesburg.
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    • JAGAdvice
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      Awesome tour with Gabriel!
      My sister and I did the Pretoria City Day Tour with Mount Zion Tours and Travel. We booked this tour via email. Pretty was very prompt in replying to our questions and Mount Zion Tours were very accommodating, picking us up from our hotel in Pretoria and dropping us at our next hotel in Johannesburg after the tour. We were so glad to have Gabriel as our guide. He was very friendly, organised, and knowledgeable. He taught us a lot about the history of South Africa. Particularly, we enjoyed the Voortrekker Monument and learning about the Voortrekkers, the Kruger House, and the Union Buildings where Gabriel helped us take some great photos. We felt very safe with Gabriel. We would recommend using Mount Zion Tours! Thank you Gabriel for an awesome day! Jess and Jacqui (Australia).
      Written 17 August 2019
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      City tour with aparthide emphasis
      Gabriel our tour guide was very knowlagible, friendly and accommodating. The tour is extreamly interesting and highly recommended.
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    • larsr473
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The Apartheid Museum is very interesting, it shows the dark sides of apartheid in a neutral but still shocking way. The history from the beginning to the end. We took the tour with native South Africans who had immigrated to the states at a young age, and they were devastated to see the mayhem that had left. The museum is factual and worth a visit, its a must.-
      Written 20 March 2019
    • Suzy G
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Firstly the guide was an hour late. He had some story about his Google map not working, but at the end of the day we found out that he had forgotten to recharge his cell phone. No water was provided, no lunch, we went all day until 15:30 without anything to drink or eat. I will not recommend to anyone. I have done this tour before, but this time I was not impressed.
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    4.0 of 5 bubbles2 reviews
    Very good

    Johannesburg, South Africa28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2019
    The Pilanesburg offers everything you will see in the more 'well known' national parks and is only two hours from Johies and Pretoria. Wonderful game, including the big five, and great amenities within the park.
    Written 20 April 2019
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    Dear Mikebee, From our Team at Mount Zion Tours and Travels, we would like to thank for sharing with us your experience during your tour of Pilanesberg National Park and we believe by now you are back home in good health. We will continue to starve to deliver great services to all our clients and we treasure comments like yours. Hope to see you again in South Africa and make your stay memorable. Regards Willy Kalala
    Written 14 June 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Darren W
    London, UK19 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2018
    I love animals so anything safari-based is a winner for me. Pilanesberg was part of Project Genesis - all of the animals were brought into the area in the hope of repopulating it under protection. We saw white rhino, elephant, hippo, zebra, impala and giraffe up close. A day trip pick-up/return from Jo'burg with a morning open-top shared vehicle and afternoon private closed-car cost around £135 each.
    Written 2 September 2018
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    Dear Valued Client, Many thanks for sharing with us your review and hope you back in your country and in good health. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your holiday Regards Willy Kalala
    Written 14 June 2019
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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