Pilanesberg National Park Tours

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Pilanesberg National Park Tours

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  • Kami I
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was last minute booking on TripAdvisor and I’m glad I did it. The trip was really nice, pick up and drop off in the hotel, the ranger was quite experienced and gave lots of information. We’ve got to see 3/5 big, but quite enjoyed it and would recommend if you have limited time and still would like to enjoy some time to disconnect.
    Written 17 June 2024
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  • H W
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our experience was just fantastic with Jason! My husband and I both felt that he had our best interest at heart and went out of his way to make everything run smoothly and be very enjoyable. Jason was very knowledgeable about his country, the safari as well as many other details along the way. Would highly recommend this company !
    Written 19 February 2024
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  • Nicolas C
    Antibes, France87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    J'ai adoré :) c'était vraiment magnifique et grandiose :
    A very beautiful experience to do once in life,
    full of beauty of nature (in savannah ecosystem), and the driver - that i thank him a lot - has a strong knowledge to know where to drive and to find animals ( he already did that more than 1000 times )

    In this same experience, i got the chance to see the "big 5" : lions, elephants, rhinoceros, african buffalo, lion and leopard ; and also antilops, hippopotamus, waterbuck cow, birds (ibis, cormorant, drongo, old world sparrow, large grey babbler, crimson-breasted shrike, cape starling, helmeted guineafowl ... ), cricket ; all that around african trees :)
    Written 11 May 2024
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  • Nathan Soyi
    Durban, South Africa6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My family and I went in May and it was incredible. The shuttle service made transport easy from the airport to the lodge. The food was stunning and delicious. The game drives were relaxing and the guides were very communicative and open to answering questions. Highly recommend this lodge.
    Written 20 June 2024
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  • F8149LUinfo
    Winnweiler, Germany4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We have used Africa Moja Tours many times already. We have done several tours with them already and were always very satisfied. Their cars are clean, the drivers friendly and even when traveling alone I have always felt save! I have recommended them to many of my friends and will certainly use them again during my next trip to South Afruca.
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Indigoemma
    London, UK312 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    As mentioned in my title, we were overall very happy with the experience with just one niggle - the booking mentioned we would have a breakfast at a game reserve after the experience. In the end we were provided with a spread of food for breakfast on a table after the experience in the bush. This was nice, but not entirely what I had expected in comparison to a hot and freshly cooked breakfast and, as a woman, I would have appreciated the breakfast in a lodge with the opportunity to use a bathroom! As it was, we were out from 4.30am and back at our own private lodge around 9.30am so I was unable to use a toilet in this time - something to bear in mind. My partner (male) went behind a bush to relieve himself, as did another male on the hot air balloon trip.

    Now, to go backwards...!

    We were booked on a Wed with a back up date of Thurs. Wed was cancelled due to bad weather - we did not receive a call or email to advise of this directly but when I checked with my lodge after our evening game trip they informed us the hot air balloon people had called them to advise it was cancelled. We were then called by the hot air balloon people in our room the next day and told that Thurs was fully booked and can we do Fri (our last day) instead. This was a little inconvenient as we had to check out that day but we didn't want to miss out so we went ahead.

    We then received whatsapp communication directly to confirm timings etc which was good. Our pick up driver actually arrived 15 mins early but was happy to wait. I wonder if this is intentional to give you time to get ready if you have overslept!?!

    Private drive to the take off place and the staff there were all very good and polite and it felt very safe. Lovely experience but the wind was very gentle so we didn't travel as far as we had expected. Cannot be helped. Experience itself was lovely. Not at all scary like I thought and not bumpy for take off or landing.

    The drive back to our lodge was excellent and was indeed like a mini game drive. Our drive (Sami, I believe his name was) was great and very knowledgable. We got lucky and saw lots of things on the drive including a very close encounter with elephants.

    I would recommend but I think the itinerary needs to be updated to advise re breakfast being something in the bush and toilet facilities not available etc.
    Written 3 October 2022
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  • Seaside18056996380
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a great day out and our guide made it all the more interesting and entertaining. All efforts were made to see as much as possible and get great photo opportunities. Highly recommended.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • L4561XGmarcc
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our 3-hour safari in Pilanesberg, guided by Tiaan, was remarkable. With numerous rhino and elephant sightings, each moment was filled with awe. Although we missed seeing the cats, Tiaan's expertise and enthusiasm greatly enriched our experience. His knowledge and passion for wildlife made our adventure unforgettable. We highly recommend Tiaan for anyone looking for an extraordinary safari experience.
    Written 26 February 2024
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  • Sherry M
    Kitchener, Canada26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bucket list item complete and more memorable than I anticipated! Alex toured us from Johannasberg to Pilanesberg and we had a fun and entertaining ride. The guides including Alex were exceptional and we learned something new about each animal we saw whether it was their behaviour or an interesting fact! The rooms and lodging were beautiful and the service was great! I would highly recommend MpAfrika they had everything arranged for us, I didn’t worry about a thing except what time to be at the front door. It was stress free, the multiple safaris were worth it. We did an early morning one where we saw a lion, we did afternoon one where we saw a lot of elephants close by and an evening one. Each Safari we experienced different animals and saw 4 of the 5 big 5. Thanks MoAfrika for an exceptions experience!
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Alvin T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Booking a 3D2N tour with MoAfrika was a right move! I did my research on a Wednesday, sent some messages to them on WhatsApp and got my queries answered and trip booked subsequently for the Friday-Sunday!

    Fuss free, easy to do online payment and transfer as well (I literally did it on the Table Mountain itself while hiking..).

    The trip started with a knowledgable, dedicated driver called Alex from MoAfrika who picked me from the accommodation in Jo’Berg. We drove 2.5h to Pilanesberg with a short rest stop in between and he took me on a very informative closed van drive. Alex always seemed to be able to spot animals even while he was driving, and would explain about them enthusiastically!

    I then got transferred to Bakubung Lodge and had a great stay with them! Elephants and Warthog (aka Pumbaa!) would even come super close to the lodge for a visit! Imagine having a buffet lunch and watch these animals roam just outside.

    The stay was comfortable with super clean and huge room! They have top tiered services that had staff coming to clean and set up the room for you TWICE (while you are out for game drives in the morning / afternoon).

    Food is crazy excellent and I experienced Bakubung’s special Friday “Lamb on a Spit” dinner and “Boma Bush Braai” aka outdoor dinner in the wild on Saturday with Afrikan style performances, romantic dinner under the stars and unlimited laughter and vibes! Note that the bush dinner was offered only on Wed/Sat when I visited.

    I experienced 6 game drives in total (2 closed van, 2 sunrise and 2 sunset open 4x4) and every experience is different as you see different animals in different amount and distance! Patience is the key to really enjoy the safari, and expect the unexpected!

    I recommend doing 3 days as I only spotted lions close to me on the 5th drive (3rd day sunrise).

    After the entire weekend treat, MoAfrika also organised a van to drive us straight to the Jo’berg Airport. Fuss free, always reachable, Anthony from MoAfrika made sure I always get help or my queries answered ASAP.

    It’s been a great pleasure doing this tour instead of the others in Kruger, as Pilanesburg is only 2.5 - 3h away by car while Kruger is at least 7 hours away! This means you get 6 drives instead of only 4 in Kruger (due to the 14 hours required to travel to and fro Jo’berg by car).

    All in all, I am glad I took that leap of faith to book the tour even though it is out of my budget… But the experience is unforgettable and you’ll definitely have a good time for the whole tour and feel like an esteemed guest!
    Written 29 January 2024
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  • Jonathan R
    Pretoria, South Africa2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a wonderful trip and Anton, our guide, was excellent and welcoming. I recommend Mmilo Tours for its personal touch and flexibility. Anton went out of his way to ensure we had everything needed. He knew the park quite well and offered a personal touch to everything we did.

    Bakubung Lodge was also *wonderful.* Our biggest regret is not staying there longer! The food was really nice and the "proper braai" after our evening safari was a wonderful, authentic experience. We had a basic room, and it was roomy, spacious, and offered plenty of natural light. There was a full tub and shower, with plenty of hot water after a nice day in the park.
    Written 9 July 2023
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  • Kayleigh D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A perfect blend of wildlife and culture. Pilanesberg National Park is stunning, and we managed to see four of the Big Five! Lesedi Cultural Village was a beautiful experience with wonderful performances and informative displays, Wow. And our guide made sure we were well taken care of throughout the day!
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • Molly B
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was very unsure about booking onto this trip as there were no reviews and I was a solo traveller but I am so glad I took the chance! Jakes was so welcoming and made me feel at ease straight away. He made sure I was safe and I had the luxury of a private tour because no else booked onto it! Jakes was very knowledgeable and told me many stories about this amazing place. The highlights for me have got to be the horseback safari where I got up close to giraffes and zebras and the Lesedi Cultural Village which was brilliant.
    Thank you so much Jakes, I will be recommending you to my friends and family here in the UK!
    Written 11 July 2023
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  • Megan Z
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You will not regret booking this trip! Pranesh is an absolutely amazing guide, and so fun to spend the day with. You will love his playlist and his sense of humour. He is extremely knowledgeable about the animals, the park, and South Africa in general. If you are only visiting for a limited time, this trip is a must do.

    Thank you again for everything, Pranesh!
    Written 4 August 2023
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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