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Sunset Safari with Open Top Vehicle in Pilanesberg National Park
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Sunset Safari with Open Top Vehicle in Pilanesberg National Park

By Big Six Tour Safaris
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Ages 5-90, max of 7 per group
Duration: 1–10 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Transport
  • Pickup and drop off at your hotel
  • Conservation fees
  • Entry/Admission - Pilanesberg National Park
What's not included
  • Lunch


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pickup from the listed hotels as well as guesthouses + Airbnb and hotels in Rosebank + Melrose Atch
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 71383P6

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • 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: 71383P6

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        • 1
          The morning safari with Open open Top Vehicle and sunset safari with Open Top Vehicle will give you a good chance to see the Big5 animals in their natural habitat. You will depart from a bush lodge in the park and enjoy the wildlife with a experience game ranger on a open top vehicle . 3 hours wildlife experience in the morning and 3 hours wildlife experience in the evening .
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        • Big Six Tour Safaris
          86
          South Africa
          Joined in October 2011
        • Philip R
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Quick taste of eSwatini in 2 days
          Recommended if you want a whistle stop tour of eSwatini in 2 days. Be warned, there is a lot of driving involved. Pieter is a good guide and can tell you a lot about the history of South Africa and eSwatini. On the first day you don't really stop anywhere until about 3pm where you get to Hlane Park, a game reserve. It's worth it - the safari drive there was great. You stay at the park overnight in a hut without electricity - it was really nice for one night. Food was good. On the second day I got up early for another game drive, which better still. You then drive on to see some traditional dancing and singing, which was fabulous. There is a guided tour of a traditional eSwatini home, complete with sufficient huts for two wives. You then drive on and stop at a candle factory and a glass factory. These are basically places where you can buy gifts to take home. The produce is really nice and is made there so you know it is helping the local economy. My only complaint was that I had to contact the operator a couple of days beforehand to ask whether the trip was going ahead, as I was travelling solo. I was told that to make it viable I would have to pay some more money. I don't mind that, but it would have been good if the operator had established contact first to explain the situation.
          Written 23 June 2024
        • 485leahd
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Easy and Stress free tour!
          Our experience with Pieter was lovely! Because this is such a small business Pieter can cater to your group in a way some of the bigger tour companies can't. We booked with him through a phone call and he was there the next day to pick us up at our hotel! The open top vehicle tour itself is with the National Park tour group, but Pieter arranged our spot and had a seamless pick-up/drop-off. He clearly has a good working relationship with everyone in the park. On the way out (after the safari was over), Pieter's keen eye saw a leopard hunting some antelope which was incredible to watch and something I honestly think our National Park safari guide may have missed had we still been on the official safari! 5 stars for Pieter!
          Written 1 May 2024
        • dennisg35
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Couple from India
          We are a couple from India and had been to South Africa for our honeymoon. Pieter had arranged for his brother to pick us up from the airport and take us to Ukutula and then back to our hotel in Johannesburg. Next day, he picked us from the hotel and dropped us to Sabi Sands in Kruger. It was all very professional and punctual. We had a great time on the way with very scenic routes and amazing stories. Pieter and his brother are both very fun.
          Written 21 October 2023
        • MarjaS255
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Unforgettable experiences and stories
          I was very satisfied with the tour. That's why I also booked another trip with the same company. I gained a lot of unforgettable experiences and learned a lot of new things. The price-quality ratio is good and customer service is easily accessible. Thank you very much for everything!
          Written 9 October 2023
        • deannita
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great trip with Pieter
          Booked a last minute trip to Eswatini and Lesotho and it was fabulous! Great communication from the beginning Pieter was an excellent guide and there would’ve been no way to see/do as much on my own The hotels we stayed at were great and I loved my Safari time in Eswatini Highly recommend Big Six!
          Written 13 July 2023
        • 2018Adventure
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience!! Eswatini with Pieter!
          Hi Pieter and all the best greetings from Canada! It has been a few months and we apologies for not getting in touch sooner. We wanted to thank you again for such a wonderful and memorable experience with you on our superb journey to Eswatini from Pretoria that we had together. You were truly an absolute pleasure to have spent that time with, the journey, your knowledge and your patience as we changed schedules as we went along to our destination. More so, we loved it at our lodge so much that we asked you for another day and you went out of your way to make it happen!! We can’t thank you enough for this as we both needed that beautiful environment so much and we were so increadiby grateful for this request. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Take care and travel safe.
          Written 12 June 2023
        • huoti
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well worth the money
          Great trip. The dance at the cultural center was the highlight. Peter was an excellent guide and showed us a lot.
          Written 4 April 2023
        • lineofsight
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Ghosted 2 weeks prior and then no show for activity
          Coordinated Walk With The Lions Tour from Johannesburg. After initial no response through their website contact form I emailed directly. Pieter from BigSixToursSafari.com emailed to confirm the reservation. Two weeks prior I emailed to add an extra person...no response, I emailed again, no response, I emailed again...no response. Arrived in Africa. Tried calling and went to voicemail. Morning of activity at 6am pickup time, called to confirm if they were showing up. Went to voicemail...no response. Concierge at hotel helped coordinate the excursion within a few minutes with another tour company. Three hours later I got an email from Pieter with BigSixToursSafari.com that he was having vehicle trouble and could pick us up 8 hours later. Horrible that they did not reply to numerous emails. I am sure the "vehicle trouble" was just an excuse that they had forgotten the tour. This is the last thing you want to have happen when trying a once in a lifetime event. I consider this company to be unreliable and extremely bad at communicating.
          Written 7 March 2023
        • Kate K
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful six day Southern Africa trip with Pieter!
          We just finished Pieter's fabulous six day/four country Southern Africa trip with our amazing guide Pieter. He is so kind and knowledgeable and just really nice guy and we loved spending the week with him. He put together an amazing itinerary and knows the region SO well that he was able to show us a lot in a little time. And even though our days were packed and long sometimes, he never seemed out of sorts or stressed - he's just a really wonderful person with lots of great stories to share from his years of working in tourism. We would love to go on another trip with him in the future.
          Written 27 December 2022
        • Richard C
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A great overnight trip to Eswatini from Johannesburg
          Did this trip with Pieter to eSwatini and it was brilliant. Pieter is such good fun and a very knowledgeable guy. I enjoyed the whole trip and I would definitely recommend Big Six Tour safaris. The overnight stay in Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary was brilliant and searching for the kings parties and residences was fun.
          Written 15 September 2022
        • O7753JWelenaa
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          One day in Swaziland from Johannesburg
          We went to Swaziland for a One day tour. We really appreciated the professional and very interesting Pieter! Thank you!
          Written 1 August 2022
        • Rune M
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Round trip: South Africa - Botswana - Namibia - Zimbabwe
          I went on a trip together with a friend with Big Six Tour Safari (guide Pieter) the summer of 2022 from Johannesburg to Sun City, Gaborone, Kasane, Namibia, Victoria Falls and Harare. Pieter didn't offer the trip on his homepage so we sent him a suggestion and he made a plan for the trip, including hotels and everything. Something were changed during the trip, and Pieter was always positive and helping. A trip like this is of course not the cheapest, since we were only two people on a customized trip staying at nice hotels. But it was our choices that pulled the prizes up. Pieter is also a steady driver. He likes to take small coffee stops, which we liked. It's no problem to ask him for changes. The car was comfortable, too. Pieter has also a lot of stories from this part of Africa and is able to talk about a lot more than touristy things.
          Written 22 July 2022
        • Brian W
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent tour with a great guide
          My experience with Pieter was fantastic. Communications were prompt and the tour was very well priced. He was already waiting for me when I arrived and the driving part of the trip flew by as we chatted a out all kinds of topics as well as lots of SA history. I'd certainly use Pieter for future tours.
          Written 27 February 2022
        • Sarah B
          0 contributions
          1.0 of 5 bubbles
          Dishonest and potentially dangerous tour operator
          Let me begin with what I think is one of the worst issues of the trip. I paid for this trip with my credit card. Pieter ran it and the payment was approved when the tour began on Saturday morning. When Pieter checked his account Monday morning the payment had not yet gone through. Because of the 7 hour time difference my home bank had not yet opened for business. Pieter's response was to angrily confront me and tell me that I had not payed him, and that he knew where I was staying in Johannesburg and if that money didn't show up in his account he would be coming for me with the police. I told him he would get it and contacted my bank as soon as I got to the hotel that afternoon. I thought that international transactions would take time to go through, especially on the weekend, but had to be absolutely sure. I had just been threatened with arrest and didn't want to take any chances. I knew I had payed, but also didn't want to have to be detained over a false accuasation and have to navigate the legal system of an unfamiliar country. The charge was listed on my account as pending. The bank assured me that it was perfectly normal for a transaction not to have been completed over the weekend and that everything was in order. What I can't get past is, if I was able to figure out that it was normal for a payment to take that amount of time to go through, why couldn't a tour operator that takes payments from foreign tourists on a regular basis? Even if he did think there was a problem the way he handled it, jumping straight to the conclusion that I was up to something even after his machine had accepted my card and approved the payment, and threaten me the way he did. While visiting South Africa I booked the 3 day Lesotho tour. The first day was spent driving to Lesotho, which included a stop on the way at a waterfall and at a historical site. We spent the night at a guesthouse in South Africa. The next day was what I had paid for, the visit to Lesotho. After entering the country at 11:00 am I was surprised when the driver Pieter had sent me with announced 90 minutes later that the tour was over and drove me back across the border into South Africa. When we got back I showed Pieter the itinerary and pointed out that even with the 7 hour drive from Johannesburg factored in, an hour and a half in a country is not what a person would reasonably expect for a tour that was advertised as being a "3 Day Lesotho Tour." I also pointed out that we had not done all of the activities he had advertised on the itinerary. Pieter's response to that was to get angry and start yelling at me that he could not "schedule everything down to the minute" (even though the difference between three days and an hour and a half hardly require scheduling to the minute to show the difference) and said that I had done plenty in Lesotho. His words were "Why would you need more time in Lesotho? Just more mountains and roads! There's nothing there!" This is from the man that had advertised this tours to this country. When we were in Johannesburg he demanded to have the conversation right then and there to resolve the issue. I did not at all feel safe talking with him while I was alone with him in a car that he was driving. At this point he had already shown that his response to being contradicted was to get angry. We both knew that he was in a position of power at that point, and I was genuinely afraid of what he would do if I did not quietly agree to whatever he wanted me to say. I told him that I did not feel like this was the time of the place to have that conversation, but he tried to continue anyway. When I did not respond after that point, that was when he threatened to put me out of the car right there on the side of the road. I quickly texted the hotel and told them what was going on. They said if that happened they would come and pick me up. At that point he backed down. I'm sure that was just an empty threat to frighten me into cooperating with him. It does reinforce why I did not feel safe in the car with him. Now that we are at a safe distance I have tried to reach out by email. I can only speculate, but it seems as if his refusal to have a conversation with me at this point is his way of punishing me for not having the conversation on his terms. I've come across other negative reviews of this company. For each one Pieter has responded that the other person is lying. I expect that he will do the same for this one, as well as continue with his claim that even though we did not spend the agreed upon time in Lesotho, the fact that he took his time and drove me anywhere at all should be plenty. If you do decided to go on a tour with him, please take some precautions. I do not have anything to gain, and therefore no reason to make any of this up. Pieter however has plenty of reason to deny everything since he wants your money. If there is any issue whatsoever, more than once he has threatened to leave clients stranded away from the city. I have seen this reported by others as well as myself. This might be an empty threat to scare people, but just in case make sure you are able to arrange alternate transportation if needed. Also, this company consists of one person. If there is any problem you will not have anybody in management to go through to solve any issues when and if Pieter refuses to work with you.
          Written 23 January 2022
        • yys575
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Worth to recommend!
          In 6 days, Peiter takes us visiting Johannesburg, Sandton, Pretoria, Eswatini(Swaziland), Maputo, Kruger NP, Blyde River Canyon. We left wonderful memories! He also helped us a lot for Mozambique VISA. Worth to recommend!
          Written 1 August 2019
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        dhpmrou
        Jouy en Josas, France164 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jan 2024 • Business
        Day off from a two-week school. Perfectly organized long morning excursion to Pilanesberg. In particular an elephant to touch, a rhino 10 m away, a lioness devouring a wildebeest, but also a long list of birds (my hobby) with in particular a kori bustard and a marabou.
        Return with Pieter directly to the airport while the rest of the group returned to Jo'bourg. I learned a lot more about South Africa on the road with him than I did in a week.
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        Written 21 January 2024
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        Poliana
        Rio de Janeiro, RJ10 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Friends
        Pieter chegou ao hotel na hora combinada. A viagem foi em veículo confortável e o passeio vale muito a pena. Foi possível ver os cinco grandes!
        Written 21 August 2019
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        Hi Poliana , Thank you for your time to write a positve review of your time in South Africa . I also enjoyed your company . Stay well
        Written 23 August 2019
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        RomuloPP
        Rio de Janeiro, RJ442 contributions
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        Jul 2019 • Friends
        O guia Pieter é extremamente atencioso, paciente, pontual, tem bom senso de humor e é bastante respeitoso. Fizemos quatro passeios com ele e todos foram excelentes! Recomendo seus serviços!
        Written 28 July 2019
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        Dear Romulo, thank you for your tiem to write a poistive experience with me in South Africa and swaziland . it was my pleasure to take you and the 2 girls on a tour . I enjoyed your company . keep well.
        Written 22 August 2019
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        Fábio Cherem
        Belo Horizonte, MG498 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Encontramos a @Bigsixtoursafari no Google e foi incrível.
        O Pieter foi ótimo.
        Nos buscou no hotel na hora combinada, sempre com bom humor nos apresentou a cidade após o safári, fazendo um tour guiado ao melhor estilo Hop on Hop off. Ah sem cobrar nada a mais por isso.

        Excelente pessoa e excelente serviço.
        Written 26 March 2019
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        Thank you for your time to write this positive review . I appreciate it very much . It was my pleasure to have you on tour and I am very glad you enjoyed your tour in Johannesburg with my company. Keep well
        Written 5 May 2019
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        *Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

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