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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 84 500 1773
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The Lush Lodge

This was an amazing experience, a once in the life time one. Nikki, Jacque and Andrew head an... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
1MichiganMark1369
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Highland, Michigan
Safari

Easily as good as any other of the better known reserves such as Kruger etc. The reserve has the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
AandJCosaNostra
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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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, passionate, 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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  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
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“day safari” (17 reviews)
“white rhino” (7 reviews)
“national park” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Johannesburg, South Africa
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+27 84 500 1773
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an amazing experience, a once in the life time one. Nikki, Jacque and Andrew head an brilliant team. The rooms are so beautiful and the team made you feel so welcomed and worked to insure your stay was exceptional. Nikki is a super...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easily as good as any other of the better known reserves such as Kruger etc. The reserve has the "big five" and we saw 4 of them including a Leopard. The Buffalo was the only one we missed but another group did come across them....More

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

Hi AandJCosaNostra Thanks for the review and sorry you missed the buff's. Glad it was such a brilliant experience. Hope to see you again soon. Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Imagine roaming (in a 4WD) of a national park situated inside an old volcano crater, watching and looking for the Big5 of South Africa. The idea and possibility are endless and makes you want to stay longer to experience more. I thoroughly enjoyed my time...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

We had a self drive safari trip for 3 hours. First of all it is not enough to see big five although there is no guarantee that you will see them even you have 2 day safari. Anyway it is a nicely settled safari park...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2018

We had a superb day out, our guide Darryl was great, so informative and helpful throughout. The Park is simply amazing, we saw so much on the day 4 out the "Big 5" plus so much more. At times so close to some amazing creatures....More

Thank MikeFo
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Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Nice place, the vehicle is good, the guide (Mr Zac) is knowledgable and respectful. I have seen variety of animals but I couldn’t see the big cats, i think an other tour in afternoon i.e. after 4:00 m would be good idea to see them...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Had a one day trip to the national park and it was enjoyable to see many of the animals in their natural environment. Chalets and lodges are available and I would recommend 2 nights to see more of the park and the animals. White Rhino,elephants,...More

Thank Rob G
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

This was the second time I booked a 4-day accommodated safari at the Pilanesberg National Park with Ryan and his team, and I wouldn't hesitate to book with them again. The first time in 2015 I visited alone and had Ryan himself as guide, and...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We recently used this company for a one day visit to Pilanesberg. The visit itself was amazing - really beautiful place and wonderful to see animals in their natural habitat. The company was easy to work with, quick to respond and helpful when we decided...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear Sarah Thanks for taking the time to review Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. I did write to you directly through TripAdvisor to try and confirm who was your guide but unfortunately havent heard back as yet. Likewise, unfortunately, we can not find you on our...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Well in Africa of course you need to do a safari. I was pleased with this one, we were able to see all the big 5, including lions, which I understand are hard to come by.

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Dear kwalkerward Thanks for the review and glad you got to experience some of Africa's most iconic animals, free, in their natural environment. Congratulations! Best regards Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

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pilotopa38
22 June 2018|
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Response from Ryan M | Property representative |
Hi there. Sadly we didn't receive this message till later. Emails or phone calls would be the best method to make a last minute booking.
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gurhan33
30 May 2018|
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Response from PilanesbergSafaris | Property representative |
Hi there, thanks for the question. We offer a number of three day itineraries that can be found on our website. Hope that that assists and look forward to hearing from you.
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