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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 84 500 1773
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Absolutely wonderful 2 day safari!

We shared two days awesome days with our guide - TJ. We saw four of the big 5 on a single day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KHH-MN
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Wonderful company & wonderful safari!

Elmarie from the office was fantastic in helping us set up the safari that was right for us and our... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
SEandRB
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Davis, California
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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)
“white rhino” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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

Thank SEandRB
PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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

Thank DSTgar
PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

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
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

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

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

Thank strawberry0603
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

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

Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great day safari from Johannesburg tagged onto the end of a business trip. Niel was a great guide and we saw some amazing wildlife in 1 -day. Highlights : Cheetah mother & 3 cubs, close encounter with elephants, brown hyena, herds of zebra, springbok, white...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Dear YarmRed1962 Thanks so much for the TripAdvisor review! We are so pleased too that you had such an excellent day out and a break from business. To see Rain the cheetah and her three cubs who are now mature enough to be on their...More

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We booked this tour and had a really great experience with many animals seen. Our tour guide Niel was very knowledgeable and passionate about the park. We definitely would recommend this tour to everyone visiting Johannesburg as the park is also close to the city...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

Thank you for the review Santacruz84. We definitely do love the Pilanesberg and this is the reason for us focussing as a company on this amazing reserve for over ten years now. We likewise agree that the Pilanesbeg should be on everyones wish list when...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017

We had an awesome day on Safari in the park. We saw 4 out of 5 of the Big Five, and far more! Our guide, Neil, was extremely experienced and passionate about the animals he showed us. Loads of things to learn and see!More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Dear Kevin Thanks for taking the ime to review us. So glad that you had such a great dy out in the Pilanesberg with Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours™. Our guides are passionate and go out of their way to make sure our guests experience the...More

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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
31 May 2017|
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Response from 114zulmaq | Reviewed this property |
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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