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Pilanesberg National Park Safari in Open Vehicle from Johannesburg
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Pilanesberg National Park Safari in Open Vehicle from Johannesburg

By Deeprift Ventours
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Ages 6-99, max of 13 per group
Duration: 12h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • 3 Hour Open Vehicle Safari
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch at Kwa Maritane or Bakubung for own account.


Start:
    Pickup details
    • Your hotel or guest house either Johannesburg, Rosebank and surrounding areas, Sandton. (Please specify your pick up details) We also pick from Air b&b and private locations.
    Additional pickup options
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included pickup points.
    • Johannesburg, South Africa
    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: 13066P16

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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.

      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: 13066P16

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      Itinerary
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        Johannesburg to Pilanesberg National Park 05:30 - Meet at your hotel in Johannesburg and board a comfortable minibus type vehicle for the journey to Pilanesberg National Park. 08:30 - Arrive at Pilanesberg National Park and embark on a 3-hour open vehicle safari starting at 09:00. Explore the park and its diverse ecosystem, and keep your eyes peeled for elephants, lions, leopards, and other wildlife. 12:30 - Enjoy a break and take in the stunning views of the park. 13:00 - Enjoy a delicious lunch at the lodge (For own account), surrounded by the beauty of the African wilderness. 14:00 - After lunch, enjoy some leisure time at the lodge. Conclude your tour and board the vehicle for your return journey to Johannesburg. 17:30 - Arrive back at your hotel in Johannesburg, bringing an end to an unforgettable safari experience.
      About the operator
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      • Deeprift Ventours
        114
        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
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        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
      • H W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience at Pilanesburg Safari
        Our experience was just fantastic with Jason! My husband and I both felt that he had our best interest at heart and went out of his way to make everything run smoothly and be very enjoyable. Jason was very knowledgeable about his country, the safari as well as many other details along the way. Would highly recommend this company !
        Written 19 February 2024
      • Resort756470
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience
        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
      • 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
      • 628edithu
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing and terrific tour.
        The tour was over my initial expectations, it was amazing, the person in charge was always in touch with us, solving our doubts.
        Written 26 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
      • Bridzer
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great first safari- travelling solo
        Just back from a fabulous one day safari. Thanks Jason for being such a gentleman. Your kindness and patience made it so much easier for me doing the trip solo. It was great to see all the beautiful animals in their natural habitat, the baby elephants were definitely my favourite.
        Written 4 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
      • sawuj
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice experience
        We had an amazing time. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see as many animals as we would have liked but we did get to see elephants and giraffes and some other animals. Jason was super gracious with us the entire time and very king and informative
        Written 30 October 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
      • T4555BRsusanl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A marvelous day for a safari
        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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      Matt W
      Seattle
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      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
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      Hi Matt, thank you for your review of the Pilanesberg Safari from Johannesburg. It was a pleasure meeting you. Kind Regards Jason
      Written 28 November 2023
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      SamD9411
      Horley, UK
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had an absolutely fantastic day on our one day pilanesburg safari from joburg. We were picked up by Jason from our hotel bang on time. We had to change hotels last minute due to an unforeseen issue, but this was no problem. Jason is friendly, professional, and incredibly knowledgable. He discussed points of interest on the 2.5 hour drive to Pilanesburg national park. He chatted as much or as little as we wanted and was interesting and engaging without being ‘in your face’. His knowledge of the areas surrounding joburg is great, and he answered all the questions we had, and made the journey interesting for us. We arrived at the park early, so Jason took us on a short drive into the park, enabling us to see an elephant close up, before our tour had even officially started! He then dropped us at the park reception and introduced us to our park ranger for the day. (See other review for actual safari). Afterwards, Jason met us and took us for our included lunch. Thinking this would be the usual fairly average excursion lunch, we were very pleasantly surprised when Jason took us to one of the nicest lodges in the whole national park, and told us to choose what we wanted from the a la carte menu! We didn’t have the heart to choose fillet steak, but we had a lovely lunch, beer, and soft drinks and left very full - all included in the very reasonable price of around £190 per person for the whole day. He then offered to take us back into the park in his own vehicle, but as we had already had an incredibly good sighting of all the animals wanted to see, we headed for home. On the way back he continued to add interest with a little bit of commentary (Jason uses a microphone even though his vehicle is small, which stops you having to strain forwards to hear him on the noisy roads - a great little touch). We arrived back at our hotel almost exactly 12 hours after we left, having had a brilliant day. Would recommend Jason (who is a one man band, running his own company, and deserves your support) to anyone. Brilliant brilliant brilliant.
      Written 2 December 2018
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      I am so happy you had an incredible safari with me. You were great company to have on tour! Take care! Jason
      Written 27 November 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      himachalm2018
      Roseville, CA
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      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
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      Dear Himachal, thank you for your review. What a wonderful day it was for good sightings. I am very happy that you enjoyed the safari to Pilanesberg. Kind Regards Jason
      Written 14 February 2024
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2019 • Couples
      We were able to see all animals except for the cheetah. The guide knew where to look, he did a great job, I recommend the full day safari.
      Written 29 October 2019
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      Dear Paty, Thank you very much for your kind review. I am sincerely glad you had a wonderful safari. Kind Regards Jason Pollard
      Written 30 October 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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