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Half day safari from johannesburg
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Half day safari from johannesburg

By South Africa Adventures
Recommended by 92% of travellers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 6-70, max of 15 per group
Duration: 6h
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Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • 3 hour safari
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Guide for the duration of your tour
  • Entry/Admission - Dinokeng Game Reserve
What's not included
  • Available to purchase
  • Soda/Pop


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up from any location including Airbnb’s, guest houses and airports
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • O.R. Tambo International Airport, 1 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg, 1632, South Africa
      • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria 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: 68301P14

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

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

        How much is Half day safari from johannesburg?
        Half day safari from johannesburg price starts from R 2 863,58. Discover and book Half day safari from johannesburg on Tripadvisor
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        • zchkai
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Safe, educational and value-added experience of my trip
          As a solo female traveler, I appreciated clear communications via email for the registration, payment and confirmation. Once in the city, the office communicated via WhatsApp (once I figured out to look there) to ensure I connected with the correct guide, time and place. Ismael was a safe driver, friendly and professional, with great knowledge and historical info. We covered a lot of ground during the tour: Mandela's home, Soweto, Vilakazi Street, a shack village, Hector Peterson memorial; the Apartheid Museum is a must-see to expand your cultural awareness; great info and displays - could easily take 1-2 hours.
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        • demia765
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Walk with lions & Elephants
          Ben was a great guide. He was patient, understanding & very informative. His recommendations were great & was knowledgeable of the area. He’s well liked & received by the conservation reserves
          Written 17 January 2024
        • 50dougr
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          It wasn't bad, but not great
          Caves were closed due to flooding, which is the whole reason we booked it, museum was interesting but not totally worth it
          Written 2 December 2023
        • 160frankies
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Top tier experience
          My partner and I were picked up by Darren from our hotel, and we headed over to the campsite ran by Craig in close proximity to Pilanesberg. The setup was basic with a very rustic feel - it was good for the soul to get immersed in nature and just switch off from our everyday lives. There was also less basic accommodation available, but we wanted the authentic African camping experience. Darren also took us to Sterkfontein caves, which was incredible to learn about and explore. The entire experience was absolutely one in a million; I can’t thank them enough for a tour that I will never forget. We were made to feel so welcome - I’m definitely planning on returning some day. Darren is friendly and professional, with a real fountain of knowledge. Thank you for a brilliant holiday
          Written 9 November 2023
        • brentrC3651QE
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Cultural Experience (Caterpillars optional!)
          Our first trip and first stop in Africa. We made a last minute reservation for the following day and they were able to accommodate us. We had Ben for our guide and he was prompt, courteous and answered all our questions. The staff at the village were top notch and all seemed to really enjoy being there. From the food to the dancing we enjoyed every moment… Even the optional dried caterpillar. We would highly recommend this tour and Ben in particular.
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        • 10val_ried
          0 contributions
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          Terrible experience - Drakensberg
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          Written 4 September 2023
        • 023Peternepal
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Best Company in South Africa
          We did Pilansberg safari with this amazing company .Darren and his team are excellent . We had a lifetime safari experience at Pilansberg. Campfire were amazing. Our driver Harry was well experienced and friendly. We highly recommend South Africa Adventures Company for all tours and hiking in SA. We will back to SA again for our Drakensberg hike .😍 Suu you soon all. "Bahula" 🤗
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        • 479adamed
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          Amazing and Fantastic Expérience with Elephants. A must to do in Johannesburg !! Our Guide Ben was super and very Friendly 😉
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        • 446laurentm
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great safari from Pretoria
          Very good service from the pickup at my hotel until the drop off. So they picked me at my hotel ar 6am, then drove my to a minibus and from then to Pilanesberg. The tour inside the park started at 9am and lasted until 3pm. We saw elephants, rhinos (one very nice sighting from very close), hippos from a bit far, giraffes, zebras, plenty of impala, etc. To see lions, buffalos and leopards apparently you need to be very lucky. But overall, it's a must do from Pretoria, very easy. I was back at my hotel at 5pm30.
          Written 4 June 2023
        • H5559ETstephenf
          0 contributions
          2.0 of 5 bubbles
          Disappointing
          Very disappointed. The guide showed up late ina van not in a proper safari vehicle. We spent the first day from 10 am - 3 pm trying to peek out little wndows and sharing a small portal for photos. At 3pm we finally transferred to a safari vehicle operated by a different company. These guides were excellent and we had a very good safari until 7 pm. At 7 pm we met the guy in the van again and he proceeded to leave the park and a half-hour later re-entered the park at an empty park-managed campsite. We had dinner in an empty restaurant with about 1/2 the menu available. No campfire. Then he said he had booked a chalet. We saw it and returned to the hotel.I had expected a "real" safari, camping in the bush, dinner around a camp fire and was aexcirted for months. This trip is not as advertised. The company is just a travel agency booking stuff. You're better off just booking a safari with the park itself.
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        • nasColorado
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful museum!
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        • 974indiap
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        • Tony K
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          Driver picked me up on time and transported me directly to the elephant sanctuary about an hour from my hotel. Driver waited the entire time I was at the sanctuary and promptly transported me back to the hotel. Harry was friendly and we talked about different travels and shared some pictures. Elephant sanctuary was great. First they bring you in to observe and feed some elephants. Then you go for a walk with them and have an opportunity to get up close with them. Elephant keepers will take your pictures. Afterwards the guide gives you some educational background regarding elephants and answers any questions.
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        • M5817EFjeffs
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        • scottaY4955MD
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A wild day out
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        dogdre2003
        Washington DC, DC5 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a great safari. It was my first time, and the whole process was smooth and safe. I was picked up promptly at the appointed time and arrived at the gaming lodge early. The driver, Bongi, was extremely pleasant and informative. I had planned to sleep on the way there, but we spoke the entire one-hour drive.

        At the reserve, I checked in and wandered the property until we departed. Our guide was informative and attentive to the interests of the guests. The whole experience lasted two and a half hours, with a break built in, where we were provided snacks and drinks. Managed to see lots of things: birds, Mikey’s, impalas, zebras, wildebeest, elephants, etc. No lion made himself visible at this hour in the morning.

        Overall, a great experience, and I highly recommend it!
        Written 7 August 2023
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        Thank you so much for your positive feedback! Bongo is great and a valuable member of the team. Hope you are enjoying the rest of your time in the amazing country of ours
        Written 15 August 2023
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        Jasper W
        London, UK18 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        It was excellent. We were able to see a lot of animals (rhinos, elephants, lions, etc). Because of poaching, it has meant that a few things have been altered, but all has been done for the good of the animals. Thabo was an excellent guide. Really knowledgeable and friendly. Made the tour even better. I only had one afternoon free in Johannesburg, so being able to fit this in was great. Would definitely recommend, especially given the price.
        Written 30 May 2022
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        Hello and thankyou for the positive review, we really appreciate it. I will make sure to pass on your good tidings to Thabo. He is a gem of a guy!!! Hope to see you soon
        Written 14 June 2022
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        Sennait G
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2023 • Solo
        I travel for work and had a free day so I thought I would see some animals while in South Africa, in Johannesburg . The tour was amazing with Erin, from Mongena game lodge. I saw so many animals up close and got to see twice zebras giraffes! Erin was a helpful and insightful tour guide. We had the sunset safari and the view was spectacular! I included some photos to share the amazing scenario that I saw. The reservation includes pick up from your hotel and Ben was an amazing driver. I would recommend this trip to anyone!
        Written 23 October 2023
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        Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We are so glad to hear that you had a wonderful time on your safari with Erin and Ben!
        Written 30 October 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Rodney D
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Solo
        Wow what an experience! Everything was well curated and planned.
        Ben, my driver and guide had everything under control. He was extremely knowledgeable and got me to the game. Stefan our game guide was knowlegeable and passionate. The day was so smooth and so zen
        Written 17 January 2024
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        Ericka S
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Aug 2023 • Family
        We absolutely loved everything about the Safari tour guide Ben was amazing. He was patient and worked with us. I will recommend this to everyone. We were able to see the big 5 and more we loved the snacks and drinks he provided and his strong passion for the animals.
        Written 28 August 2023
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        Nick Ross
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2020 • Solo
        Best 5-6 hours I've had in the wild with the Safari. Saw the brave lions and elephants and had a good learning experience with the guys from SAA. A huge thanks to them.
        Written 8 December 2020
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        Vacationer817773
        Zurich, Switzerland10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful experience, safe pick up and drop off at my Hotel. In the Dinekong Game Reservewe saw a lot of different animals, Amazing!
        Written 29 July 2023
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        soveryems
        Johannesburg, South Africa4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mar 2022 • Friends
        Value for money that is highlighted by an open air safari to see a host of animals including elephant and lion. The guide was on time and super friendly
        Written 29 March 2022
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        Hello Emms, Thankyou for the positive feedback. We had a great time with you as well. Always nice having cool people on the trip with us
        Written 25 April 2022
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Brett
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Couples
        We had a layover in Johannesburg and only had a few hours spare. We found the half day safari tour option through South Africa adventures and decided it was a perfect fit for our schedule. We contacted the team and they got back to us straight away. They picked us up at the agreed time of 7am and had us back at the Aiport again by 3pm. The safari was more than we expected. The ranger spent 3 hours with us and managed to show us a lot of animals from lion, rhino, elephant, zebra, wildebeest and many more. The landscape was stunning. The safari was set in the magaliesberg mountains on a private game reserve. The drive from the aiport was about 75 minutes. We highly recommend this tour.
        Written 11 June 2019
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        Hi Brett, Thankyou for the reveiw. Yeah we agree. The half day safari is great for layovers. Glad you had a great time
        Written 12 June 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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