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Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari provided by MoAfrika Tours

Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari

Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari
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Tour snapshot
Spot game such as zebras, giraffes, and lions in Pilanesberg National Park
Duration:
10h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
You don’t have to travel all the way to Kruger for the chance of seeing the Big Five (buffalo, elephant, lion, rhino, and leopard). Near Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park offers the classic day safari experience, complete with open 4x4s and safari guides—and air-conditioned transfers from Johannesburg. Maximize your wildlife spotting chances with two separate game drives, one morning, one afternoon, and enjoy an included lunch along the way.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Capture classic wildlife shots from an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a ranger
  • Enjoy two separate game drives, with a break for a hearty lunch
  • Relax with 2-way hotel transfers, with air-conditioning and onboard Wi-Fi
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Capture classic wildlife shots from an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a ranger
  • Enjoy two separate game drives, with a break for a hearty lunch
  • Relax with 2-way hotel transfers, with air-conditioning and onboard Wi-Fi
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 30052P18
Important information
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Morning open vehicle safari drive (+- 3 hours long)
  • Afternoon open vehicle Safari Drive ( +- 2 hours long)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Pilanesberg National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup will be at 6:30am. Pick up times will vary based on your location. Please contact us to confirm exact time.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Lunch
  • Morning open vehicle safari drive (+- 3 hours long)
  • Afternoon open vehicle Safari Drive ( +- 2 hours long)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Entry/Admission - Pilanesberg National Park
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Soda/Pop
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pickup will be at 6:30am. Pick up times will vary based on your location. Please contact us to confirm exact time.
  • Airports:
  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Pilanesberg National Park
    Stop: 8 hours - Admission included
    Visit Pilanesberg Game Reserve from Johannesburg for a full-day safari. The tour includes return transportation to the park and two 2.5-hour game drives with a highly qualified ranger in an open vehicle. On arrival your guide will take you on an exciting morning open 4x4 safari vehicle safari drive in search of the Animals that inhabit the National Park. Our guides are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the animal you are viewing and try their out-most to find the members of the Big 5.During the heat of the day you will enjoy lunch at one of the many rest camps in the National Park before departing on an afternoon open vehicle safari drive. Our vehicles depart the National Park between 15:30 – 16:00 in order to arrive back in Johannesburg before sunset.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Jack
9 contributions
This trip was so great.
We saw all big 5 animals within a few hours, which admittedly is largely luck, but our guide did have a decent feel for where animals might be as well as who to ask for where sightings have happened that day.
Because we had extra time, he took us to the top of this mountain that had a beautiful view.
The guide was great. I don't know what his credentials are, but he really seemed to know his stuff. As we went along, he'd offer tidbits about the animals, like their Latin name, what they eat, why zebras have their stripes, etc.

Go on this! You'll have a lot of fun, and you'll hopefully make a lot of sightings. Afterwards, someone commented that the small size of Pilanesburg also lends itself to sightings because there is less space to search for animals.

Also, the price is a huuuge bargain, in my opinion.
Written 8 January 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Pilanesberg Tour to your liking. You are definitely lucky with seeing so many animals. It does come down to luck, and being at the right place at the right time, but that is the fun of it all. You never know what could be around the next corner in a game reserve. We look forward to having you back on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written 30 January 2020
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Scott H
Melbourne, Australia390 contributions
I had an awesome day on this trip. I was picked up at 545 in the morning and taken to Pilanesberg National Park. The group I went with was small and we were well looked after by our driver Arnold. On the way to the National Park we took a rest to stretch our legs, go to the toilet and buy some food and drink if we desired. When we arrived at Pilanesberg we were handed over to our ranger for the day! We were loaded into a three tiered open vehicle and we started our first drive which was about 3 hours. We saw elephants and hippos straight away. The scenery was absolutely beautiful and we could all relax and enjoy our surroundings. The National Park was great as we not only got to see: zebras, giraffes, springboks. Elephants, hippos, rhinos and kudus- but we could see them in their natural habitat. I think this tour is great for anyone who can’t make it to Kruger National Park or would like to see a gorgeous mountainous landscape not far from Johannesburg. My advice is not to plan on seeing all of the Big 5- just go along, free your mind, enjoy the surroundings and the animals that you do see! Again the tour guide and our driver were great,
Written 16 January 2020
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Dear Scott, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with Arnold at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Pilanesberg Tour to your liking. Seeing the big 5 is difficult, especially in one drive, as you have to be in the right place at the right time. However, you are right. There is so much more that this National Park has to offer. We look forward to having you back on tour with us again soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written 30 January 2020
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afua
1 contribution
Solo
I had a magical experience on this full day safari through Pilanesberg National Park. We saw all sorts of wildlife animals including giraffes, zebra, hippos, wildebeests, impalas, a colorful array of birds, even baboons and… ELEPHANTS GALORE! ✨🐘✨

We were in for a special treat this day indeed, led by the knowledgeable and funny tour guides Joe (our driver & guide), and Alex who was guiding in both Portuguese for a Brazilian couple, as well as English.

Thank you MoAfrika Tours for providing excellent service even at a day’s notice.

Notes for tourists: bring plenty of water, snacks (even if lunch is provided), layers of clothing, comfortable shoes & perhaps a hat for sunny to windy weather.
Written 5 October 2021
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MoAfrikaTours
Magical is what Moafrika tours are all about... From the Eles, baboons, and the birds, we offer it all and are glad you got the best we have to offer. Joe, Alex, Wayne, and the rest of our staff make sure we show the splendors of the Pilanesberg and the rest of South Africa. As we move into summer, do agree that water and a hat is essential, we are looking into providing our guests with more drinking water and it is on the cards for the future. When are you booking your next safari with MoAfirka tours?
Written 5 October 2021
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Karim
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
Friends
You don’t get what u paid for or what has been advertised on the website. The tour guide can be rude and not pleasant.
He dosent make effort to look for the animals, they only consider in how to get done with the hours.
It suppose to be a full day tour but we only got 4hours.
I used this company twice one was average then the second was terrible.
The tour guide was driving so fast at some point, we had elderly people with us felt sick, they had to ask him to slow down.
Written 22 April 2022
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MoAfrikaTours
Good Day Thank you for your review. Our team does read all of our reviews and does full investigations on all reviews that receive less than 4 stars, and certainly get back to our guests in a timely manor. We have done a full review and also been in contact with you directly, the guide who took you on safari, other guests on the tour with you on the day, and our office staff members. As per our messages directly via email, and our investigation, we found that you actually did have over 5 1/2 hours on the open vehicle safari drive (as stated on all of our tour itineraries) and that our guide in the national park went out of his way to find animals for you. We also noted that this was your second time on safari with us and that you personally requested the same guide to take you again on your safari, as you loved it so much (but yet you state above that it was average). But yet on your second time, the animals that ROAM AROUND FREELY were harder to locate on your second safari with us, due to rather bad weather that affected all of South Africa. Our guides certainly go out of their way to show all of our guests as many animals as possible. We were also in contact with all the other guests on safari with you on the day and all of the guests informed us that the guide was OUTSTANDING. We also approached the elderly lady and she informed us that there were no problems at all. We wish you wonderful travels.
Written 15 June 2022
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DLS
1 contribution
For those who do not have time to do a longer safari this is an incredible tour. We enjoyed the amazing landscapes and seeing the animals in their own habitats as opposed to caged safari parks that seem to keep popping up. MoAfrika took care of all of our details and were very easy to work with. We had a group of 10 and our numbers kept changing even right until the morning of our tour but Wayne from MoAfrika took care of everything.Dennis our Driver even arranged for us to have a private vehicle with just our group.
Written 26 August 2021
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MoAfrikaTours
Hi there, Wow, what an amazing review, thank you for traveling with Moafrika tours on our Ultimate Pilaneebrg tour, we are glad that you enjoyed it. Wayne and our team are on standby to assist with any change in the number of guests or changes in itineraries that need to be made at the last minute and glad that they all lived up to our high standards. Cant wait to have you back on safari with us.
Written 13 September 2021
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Mark G
Huddersfield, UK264 contributions
Tour generally was very good but not perfect. Its long and hot and water at least should and could be included at this price. I also object to solo being charged much extra for no
More no less! Driver was good although lots of heavy breaking on return. Park is huge lots to see. Be prepared with water, money, camera and to be thrown about
Written 13 March 2022
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MoAfrikaTours
Hi there Mark, Thank you for reviewing our safari day tour, we do read through all our reviews. Our management team are looking into reintroducing free bottled water to all of our guests, as we had to stop offering it due to COVID 19 regulations, but as the regulations ease up, we will introcude it :) We are glad that you enjoyed the safari and cant wait to have you back on board with us in the future. Travel safely.
Written 26 March 2022
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vivrainford01
Leeds, UK51 contributions
Friends
Pillanesburg was good. The guide who accompanied us on the game drive was knowledgeable and friendly. We saw animals close up but didn't encounter any lions. It was probably too late in the day. The only interaction with MoAfrica was that they picked us up from the hotel and took us to Pillanesburg National park. I wasn't prepared for the length of time it took us to get there. My expectation was around 2.5 hours maximum as I had been there previously. We were collected at 5 50am and reached Pillanesburg at 9.45am, due to the amount of pickups. Too late in the day really. The driver drove far too fast and used his mobile phone continually. The vehicle was like a typical white taxi van and it had a large crack running across the windscreen which as off putting
Written 15 February 2020
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Nenad P
Gothenburg, Sweden1 contribution
Everything from the pick up at the hotel back to return functioned seamlessly. Great guide, awesome nature like I imagined. Lunch was so, so but that was not a reason to go for such a safari. So 5 stars from me and wish I will bring my whole family next time
Written 2 May 2022
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MoAfrikaTours
Hi there Perisic, Thank you for your review, it is greatly appreciated. We do our best to make sure that we collect guests all one time and offer the best safari tours from Johannesburg. Cant wait to hear from you again and have your family on safari with us... Maybe look into our Kruger park safaris for your next trip?
Written 21 May 2022
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Stephen L
5 contributions
It was a really hot day and it took us 3 hours to get to the park. As soon as we arrived I asked the guide if we could get some water. He said wait until we get inside the park. We didn't get to a waterstop until 4 hours later. That was not cool. Other than that the actual safari was fantastic.
Written 14 November 2021
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MoAfrikaTours
Hi there Stephen, Thank you for your review, I have personally spoken to your guide who took you on the safari drive and have informed all of our guides to make sure that our guests have enough time to get some refreshments before departing on safari drives. We do offer group tours, with the collection and drop off from any hotel or address in Johannesburg, making it more convenient and safe for all of our travellers. The drive from Johannesburg to the national park as stated on itineraries is around 2 - 2 1/2 hours excluding all collection times. So taking that into account, 3 hours drive including a restroom/coffee stop along the route y is acceptable. We also limit our drivers and guides to a maximum of 100km/h for the safety of all of our guests. We are glad that you got to see 4 out of the big 5... Which one did you miss? How about coming back and we can make sure that we get the water stop for you and try to find the number 5 you are missing?
Written 19 November 2021
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Macer94
3 contributions
This was a definite highlight of our time in South Africa. The park is absolutely beautiful and the animals were amazing. Our driver was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. He did everything possible for us to get the best view of the animals. The vehicles were excellently kept, clean, and safe. We stopped for lunch at this nice restaurant, Coffee shop, market. The service was great and the food hit the spot. I highly recommend this outing!
Written 2 April 2020
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Hi there, Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience with us at MoAfrika Tours. We are so pleased to hear that you found your Ultimate Pilanesberg Tour to your liking, and that you loved the stop at the restaurant. We look forward to having you back on tour with us soon! Best regards, Michelle
Written 14 April 2020
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