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  • MatthiasMar
    Reykjavik, Iceland27 contributions
    A Great safari with many sightings, even a snake on the road. Beards of elephants and many other animals, often near the road. We had a knowledgeable and funny guide/driver, always on the lookout for sightings.
    Written 23 February 2024
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  • Jeff K
    1 contribution
    A great day trip for those on a tight schedule. We had one day to to see some of the exciting outdoors that South Africa has to offer and this trip did not disappoint. Our guide Willem was fantastic, even sharing some of his own photos with us after the trip. In 6 hours we saw 4 of the big 5 including dozens of elephants and over 20 white rhinos across the reserve. Fantastic trip! Highly recommend.
    Written 24 February 2024
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  • James L
    Orlando, FL20 contributions
    The safari company picked us up at our hotel in Johannesberg and drove us to Pilansberg National Park, a little over 2 hours away. The car was very nice and the driver was extremely well versed in all aspects of South Africa. The 2 hours flew by because of the interesting conversation.

    At the park, we got into an open-air vehicle to go out and view the animals. Our guide was expert at finding all kinds of game. We saw Rhinos, Hippos, Elephants, Zebras, Giraffes and many more animals. We were lucky enough to observe 2 male elephants fight each other and we were even chased by a huge male elephant for a short distance. The guide was prepared for it and kept us well out of harm's way.

    The safari included an excellent lunch, as well as alcoholic beverages, then we were back into the bush for an afternoon of more incredible animals. Our safari lasted about 7 hours then we were driven back to our hotel, with another 2 hours of lively conversation.

    We spent 9 days in South Africa and this safari was the highlight of the visit.
    Written 31 January 2024
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  • Paradise771432
    2 contributions
    This trip was a very good value for the money. We had a private diver and escort (Banele was absolutely amazing! You should request him if at all possible!) who picked us up from our hotel. It was about a two hour and 15 minute drive out to the Pilanesberg national park. We saw many animals (but no lions) and had an elephant follow our safari jeep for part of the way towards the end of the safari. We then went to Sun City which was a little generic but we had a good time a the water park and casino. A very good day overall and you definitely get your money's worth!
    Written 17 October 2023
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  • Brady
    Chicago, IL3 contributions
    After a miscommunication about start time the booking company (Viator), our guide Ben did a wonderful job taking us to Pilanesberg and giving us a wonderful experience. He went out of his way to find great spots for viewing and was very knowledgeable. Despite the late start Ben made up for it with flexibility. The wildlife was magnificent as was the terrain. Pilanesberg surpassed our expectations for wildlife viewing. We appreciated how the tour guides shared information with each other regarding great viewing spots for the day we were there. We dreamed for years of a picture safari experience, and this was a great choice. Elephants, zebras, giraffes, rhino's, hippo's, leopards...the list goes on.
    Written 23 May 2023
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  • Kgoerano Komape
    3 contributions
    We had a wonderful experience with Stephenson Adventures, The tour guide was very experienced, polite and caring. We had snacks and lunch during the trip, which is a great perk because it is quite a lengthy trip.
    My favourite moment or stop from the trip was the Bird watching , we got to see different types of species, some that I've only seen on national geographic, which was very nice and memorable. We were one of the lucky ones, we got to see the big 5, which is a rare sight.
    Everything that was promised, was delivered. Stephenson was prompt and professional
    It was worth every cent we spent, I'd highly recommend this for everyone that wants to experience the wildlife with style.
    Written 11 April 2023
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  • Danielle S
    1 contribution
    We both had an absolutely incredible time. The lodge was gorgeous and the food was so tasty. We particularly enjoyed the braii on the Saturday night. We really enjoyed all of the drives and were lucky enough to see lions and a leopard! The rangers were so knowledgeable and we thought the little snack break half way through the drives was a nice touch.
    Written 11 October 2023
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  • Sepiso M
    1 contribution
    Great views and scenery and wildlife best experience and the customer service was great and the quad bikes were really responsive
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Sahan Bakmiwewa
    Colombo, Sri Lanka1 contribution
    2-2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg. Was able to see 2 of the Big 5. Tour guide MK was fun and knowledgeable on hunting and other matters.

    Was a good experience all in all. Would recommend to others who are staying in Johannesburg to visit Pilanesburg national park.

    Note: The listing states free lunch and ride on open Cab. These were not provided.
    Written 23 June 2022
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  • Indigoemma
    London, UK273 contributions
    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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  • Alvin T
    1 contribution
    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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  • Kasia F
    1 contribution
    I went to South Africa on a business trip and decided to stay a few days longer to explore Johannesburg and the Pilanesberg National Park. A friend recommended Thiya, a company run by Mr Lucky, and I was pleased with the recommendation, as my overall experience was nothing less than brilliant. I was glad to be introduced to Johannesburg, its history, and its stunning nature by a professional expert. If you are looking for a knowledgeable,  friendly and safe tour guide, Mr Lucky is your man. 
    Written 5 November 2023
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  • svalipa
    Stockholm County, Sweden26 contributions
    On a business trip, I only had one day off. This is what I spent it on, and I couldn’t have been happier. My guide and safe driver Lucky was knowledgeable about everything from animals to history, and we had interesting conversation during the 2-hour drives to the park and back (and there as well!). It was too hot a day for the lions or leopards to be visible, but we saw pretty much everything else. A great day!
    Written 5 March 2019
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  • Kaleigh D
    5 contributions
    What an amazing experience! STEVEN WAS GREAT!!!!!!! He was super knowledgeable and great at spotting animals. Super personable, you leave feeling like you’ve gained a friend. Will definitely be back to experience Kruger with this guy! See you in a few months!!!!!
    Written 18 August 2021
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