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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 84 500 1773
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good safari

We were originally planning on going to Kruger however we found out it was a 6 hour drive and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
strawberry0603
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London, United Kingdom
Great Experience and Professional Guides

This is a great tour and our guide Neil was very passionate about making sure we had a great time... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
William A
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Granger, Indiana
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Our group had an amazing day trip to the park. You leave quite early but there are plenty of coffee stops! We saw a huge variety of animals and even followed a large bull elephant for 20 minutes. Our guide Neil was extremely knowledgeable and...More

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

Dear Jlapoint Thank you kindly for your review of our Tours and Safaris in Pilanesberg. We are so glad that you got to experience the Pilanesberg with us and our professional guides who made your day unforgettable. Please get in touch next time you visit...More

Reviewed 13 May 2017

Did a 4 day camping safari in Pilanesburg in April. We had a great time and saw lots of animals. We hadn't been in the park for more than 6 minutes when we came upon a big group of elephants that walked right by our...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Clara_in_the_world Thanks for your review and recommendation. So glad that the tour ran smoothly and you had so many exciting sightings. We hope the rest of your visit in SA was just as good and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I only had one day to see as much as we could. Neil from Pilanesberg safaris was an excellent guide. He picked us up from our hotel and whisked us off to our destination. A stop at a nice place to get...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Tourpooch Thanks for your time in reviewing Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are so glad that you had an excellent day out with Niel and from the sounds of it, some really excellent sightings! I can agree that being in the presence of a...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Customized private day tour from Neil Jacobs - Everything went perfectly and the tour was excellent! Pickup right on time at my hotel at 6am. In the park less than 2 hours later, and spent about 6 hours seeing about 20 different mammals, from elephants...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Jeff Thanks for your review of Pilanesberg Safaris. So glad that your private safari was a success and thank you for the recommendation. Please get in touch should you find yourself in Johannesburg once again. Best regards Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Started the day with Ryan and high hopes of seeing everything we could and we did. A great experience with lots of laughter and beautiful sights. The night tour was wonderful, but most impressive moments were eating outside under the magnificent African Sky...You could almost...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Zulma It's great to hear from you and thanks for your feedback! I really enjoyed your company too and hope the "secret" spice has added soemthing special to your cuisine! I will be coming over to try. Many thanks again and hope to see...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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daldanie
26 March 2017|
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Hi Daldania. Unfortunately due to posting guidelines we can't put our web address here but search for the "Official" Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours website online or alternatively it should be in our TA listing details. We... More
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Shmueljohnson
2 February 2017|
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Response from PilanesbergSafaris | Property representative |
Dear Shmueljohnson. The roads to the Pilanesberg from Johannesburg are pretty good but we would not advise driving them at night due to livestock and pedestrians. Just be careful of potholes and the occassional velocity... More
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