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Full-Day Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg and Pretoria
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Full-Day Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg and Pretoria

By Virgio Tours
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See the majesty of South African wildlife with a full-day tour of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve from Johannesburg. Travel through the reserve in an open-top 4x4 safari vehicle. Keep an eye out for the famous 'Big Five' – elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and water buffaloes – as well as many other species. Eat lunch (included) and then choose to either do another safari drive or visit the nearby resort at Sun City.
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R 2 860,58
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Ages 0-99
Duration: 10h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Entrance fee
  • Transportation Round-trip
  • Driver /guide
  • water
  • Entry/Admission - Pilanesberg National Park
What's not included
  • gratitude
  • Soviniar


Start:Traveller pickup offered.
    Pickup details
    • crown plaza, Intercontinental any hotel or private home
    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
        • Pushchair accessible
        • Service animals allowed
        • Near public transportation
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        • 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: 117191P65

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • 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: 117191P65

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          Pilanesberg game reserve is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province of South Africa, adjacent to Sun City. Pilanesberg National Park is the home of virtually every mammal of Southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five. Come and enjoy a day of Wildlife game viewing in specially adapted open 4x4 safari vehicles. Your guide will drive you through this nature reserve in search of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and leopard). Not only will you search for these animals but also others that make the Pilanesburg their home, including Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo and various Antelope. After lunch, you will enjoy a closed vehilce safari drive in search of any animals that have absence on your safari thus far. We depart the National park between 15:00 - 15:30, depening on the game veiwing and return to your hotel in Johannesburg before sunset.
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          South Africa
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          The guide Daniel Clement is the best - very nice, helping and friendly. He showed me Kruger park and drove me there and back. He did a great job!
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Tour by Virgo
          Virgio Tours made our trip memorable and exciting. Tour guides Colin and Mike were very knowledgeable, friendly and made sure our group of 24 family and friends had a great time. All arrangements were excellent from pick up at airport, hotel, tours and Kruger Park. We saw the big 5. Thank you Mr Clement for making sure we got all that was on the itinerary.
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        • ROSLYN54
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The Wonder of the Wonder Caves.
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          History at high level
          I went with my friends and family to this tour, Mike was fantastic and he was on time during the pick up. The vootreker monument was fabulous can see the whole of Pretoria.
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        • natashaaG8231BQ
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          An amazing experience
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          awesome! Loved it
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        • LauraLowell
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Exceeded expectations
          MK was wonderful. Great tour. Vivid descriptions. Lots of behind the scenes stories and history we wouldn’t have otherwise known about. Definitely recommend!!
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        • MichaelinWaldorf
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Tour
          Five Star Tour! The tour was very thorough and the tour guide, MK, was fun, high energy, accommodating, patient, and highly informative. We got the "real" tour of Johannesburg and Soweto.
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          The best safari drive
          The guide was very knowledgeable the entire safari drive was awesome. The animals were all out on display
          Written 5 March 2024
        • joyc150
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Please don’t miss this one
          It was a fascinating experience to understand the work of the research centre and that the animals are released into the wild to start their own families. It was amazing to see the cheetahs at so close proximity - their beauty is sublime. The staff are very brave in the way they get so close to wild animals and it was a huge privilege to be in their midst. An amazing experience.
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        • Eric T
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing
          The tour is wonderful and the tour guide is amazing. We had saw what we want as Big 5 and the hotel is very good. We are highly recommended
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          A great experience to Kruger
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          Great experience with MK
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          Do not use TripAdvisor!
          TripAdvisor did not inform us that the caves were closed but still charged us a lot of money which is a disgrace! TripAdvisor said the tour will be an average of 6 hours long which includes visiting Maropeng and Sterkfontein caves but it was only 2 hours long since the caves are closed for a long time now. The tour guide and Virgio tours was excellent, they were the ones that informed us about all the changes when they picked us up and they tried to make the short trip worthwhile. We learn from our mistakes and I will inform everyone I know to never use TripAdvisor again and just go straight to Virgio tours. TripAdvisor is deceiving you with the wrong information. In TripAdvisor’s review fraud it states: “Any attempts to mislead, influence or impersonate a traveler is considered fraudulent, and is subject to penalties. This may include but is not limited to: Attempts by an owner or agent of a property to boost the reputation of a business” Yet TripAdvisor misleads the customers with information to ensure a booking through them. very disappointed, incorrect and clearly outdated information on TripAdvisor’s site.
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        Ahli M
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        The full-day trip (half-day safari) was great! We saw the majority of the Big 5. Having been on a 2-day safari in the past, the shorter safari was exactly what I needed. Our guide to and from the safari, "MK", was terrific. He was knowledgeable, personable, and knew everyone along the way between Johannesburg and Pilanesberg!
        Written 23 June 2022
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        Thank you for the review,
        Written 23 June 2022
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