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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 84 500 1773
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An absolute must do

Pilansberg was the right level of adventure for me as a first safari. We went in our own private... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Garima S
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National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
Once in a lifetime

Fantastic safari Our guide knew all the best places to drive to see all the animals . He had a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michelle M
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As a responsible tour operator, Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours actively boycotts ALL "commercial" predator breeding and wildlife petting facilities, believing wildlife should be wild and this is what we will show you! We are a dynamic, up-and-coming company specialising in tours and safaris in Pilanesberg National Park since 2007. The proximity of this park to the hub of the Gauteng metropolis makes for an ideal safari and wilderness experience in easy reach for a day or few.
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“day safari” (16 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Pilansberg was the right level of adventure for me as a first safari. We went in our own private car and drove through the way. We saw 4 of the big 5 but not lions. We did get lost on our way but was worth...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic safari Our guide knew all the best places to drive to see all the animals . He had a whats app group with other workers so if someone spotted anything he sped off to find them. He was brilliant and because of this We...More

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Thanks for the great safari at Pilanesberg. We really enjoyed the trip. Daryl did a fantastic job and went really out of his way to show us all the good places of the park. That week we were one off the few people that found...More

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Reviewed 27 December 2017

We shared two days awesome days with our guide - TJ. We saw four of the big 5 on a single day - missed out on the African buffalo. It was such a great time, the meals and lodging were perfect. But the scenery! and...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Elmarie from the office was fantastic in helping us set up the safari that was right for us and our guide, TJ Prinsloo, was terrific. Of course the animals and birds at Pilanesberg NP itself are also amazing but we felt safe, well looked after...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear SEandRB Thanks so much for your review and we are so glad that you had such a great experience with Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We hope to see some of your pictures of birds and wildlife sometime and wish you all the best for...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

My third visit to Pilanesberg, and I enjoy it more each time. First visit with Craig (the Scot) as our guide in 2011, then Ryan (the boss) in November 2013 and December 2017, each time with co-workers on the aptly named "accommodated" safari. The park...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Dear David Once again thank you for choosing Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours for your visit to the Pilanesberg Was excellent to spend time with you and your colleagues again and our sightings will remain with me for a long time to come. All the very...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

A surprise visit for my wife to South Africa, all arranged from the UK over the Internet with Elmarie, who runs the office. She was so helpful, I had so many questions, like what clothes to wear on the drives, shoes to bring etc.etc, Elmarie...More

Thank Chris C
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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hi Chris Thanks for your comprehensive review of your experience with Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are so glad it went so well and that your surprise holiday for your wife was such an awesome experience. All the best and we hope to see you...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This three day camping tour was the highlight of our South African holiday. Craig picked us up from Joberg and we were set up in our camp by lunch. Two safari drives each day so we saw all of Africa,s wildlife the way it is...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Dear Jenny Thank you for your review. A safari with Craig is always a wonderful experience and his many many years of experience and knowledge as well as his approach to viewing wildlife provide guests with an atypical guided experience and a greater understanding of...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We were originally planning on going to Kruger however we found out it was a 6 hour drive and decided to come here and very glad we did. The previous year we went to Tanzania and went to three national parks – each national park...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Dear Strawberry0603 Thanks for taking the time to review Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are glad that you chose the Pilanesberg over the Kruger and with limited time, it was certainly the right decision in our minds. As a professional and ethical operator, our guides...More

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Reviewed 1 August 2017

This is a great tour and our guide Neil was very passionate about making sure we had a great time. Neil picked up my daughter and I from our hotel at 6am and we were in the park by 8am. During our drive he shared...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear William Thank you for your review and recommendation of our tours and safaris in Pilanesberg. We are pleased that your adventures got off to a great start with us and hope youwill return again. Best wishes Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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markapope
3 January 2018|
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Response from PilanesbergSafaris | Property representative |
Hi there and thanks for the question. Typically we find wildlife sightings are great throughout the year however as we move deeper into winter, the temperatures certainly drop whilst rainfall is unlikely. Many smaller... More
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Анна И
8 November 2017|
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Response from PilanesbergSafaris | Property representative |
Hi there and thanks for the question. No specific vaccinations are required to visit the Pilanesberg. The area is malaria free however in order to visit South Africa, certain vaccinations like yellow fever are required if... More
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Toussaint L
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Since the group is quite large the best thing to do is call them and deal with them directly. I think you can work something out with them. Worth the while!!!!
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