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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria

By Soul Adventures
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Ages 8-70, max of 15 per group
Duration: 12h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • 6 hours of animal viewing with our ranger in an open air game vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Pilanesberg National Park
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick up all traveler's from Air BnB's, private houses, guest houses within any area of Johannesburg or Pretoria
    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
        • Near public transportation
        • 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: 40413P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements 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 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 15 travellers

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

        How much is Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria?
        Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria price starts from R 4 121,39. Discover and book Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria on Tripadvisor
        What is the Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria cancellation policy?
        Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria on Tripadvisor
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        Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria is hosted by Soul Adventures. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Soul Adventures on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Pilanesberg Game Reserve Guided Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria on Tripadvisor

        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: 40413P1

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        Daniel A
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2018 • Family
        My wife and me we made a one day trip to Pilanesberg from Joburg with Soul adventures last november and we were so satisfied that we asked Darren to take our daughter and her two children (10 and 12 y) who visited St Africa in february for a 2 days safari.
        They were so happy of everything, thanks to Darren and his wife. They saw a lot of animals very close like lions and elephants and many others. They loved the chalet where they spent great time.
        After 10 days in Sth Africa, it seems their best memories are from their short safari in Pilanesberg.
        Next time we come to Sth Africa we want definitely ask Darren to arrange us some tour.
        Daniel from Finland
        Written 9 March 2018
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Nick Ross
        3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nov 2020 • Friends
        An amazing experience it was to be with nature with the Soul Adventures at Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
        Written 8 December 2020
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

        Glenn K
        Ocala, FL45 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Oct 2018
        Had an overnight tour, staying at the Ivory Tree Lodge. Went on afternoon/evening and early morning safaris. Saw over 15 species, including elephants, rhinos, zebra, giraffes, leopard, lions, hyenas, wildebeest, and kudu. What a fantastic time. The food at the lodge was good and the guide was knowledgeable and interesting. He answered all my questions.
        Written 21 November 2018
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        Hi Glenn, Thankyou so much for your positive feedback. Nice to hear you got to see an abundance of wildlife on the safari. Hope to see you soon
        Written 12 February 2019
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        xplorer751
        High Point, NC87 contributions
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        Aug 2017 • Solo
        They never came to pick me up at my hotel. They never contacted me about it. I had posted a review about this before that was removed. Please use caution if you are considering using them. I am sure that some visitors had an excellent experience. I did not.
        Written 21 November 2017
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        Hi. I am not sure what happened on the day. Could you please give us more information in order to investigate. It could have been something as simple as a communication error on the hotel details. Sometimes we miss people as we cannot find them at the meeting point. Or it could have been a miscommunication on the pick up time. Quite a few factors tht we need to consider in us investigating this further. But as mentioned, please send us the information as we have no recollection of the events
        Written 27 November 2017
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

        Brady
        Chicago, IL3 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2023
        After a miscommunication about start time the booking company (Viator), our guide Ben did a wonderful job taking us to Pilanesberg and giving us a wonderful experience. He went out of his way to find great spots for viewing and was very knowledgeable. Despite the late start Ben made up for it with flexibility. The wildlife was magnificent as was the terrain. Pilanesberg surpassed our expectations for wildlife viewing. We appreciated how the tour guides shared information with each other regarding great viewing spots for the day we were there. We dreamed for years of a picture safari experience, and this was a great choice. Elephants, zebras, giraffes, rhino's, hippo's, leopards...the list goes on.
        Written 23 May 2023
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        Lizelle N
        Gauteng, South Africa4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Darren and kie, our staff had the most memorable day at the Pilansberg yesterday. The excitement was tangible and the day did not disappoint- in fact, it far exceeded their expectations. They are complimenting your organisation, your personal interaction with them and your knowledge of the area and animals. Thank you for making their year. We will have to think of what to line up for them next year!
        Written 30 November 2017
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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