Pilanesberg National Park

2 hour drive from O R Tambo International Airport.

Pilanesberg National Park is set on 50 000 hectares of pristine unspoiled natural beauty, situated in the North West Province. The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Pilanesberg National Park- a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg National Park is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature.

” The Volcano that gave birth to a game reserve”

Pilanesberg National Park 1

Operation Genesis: The creation of the Pilanesberg National Park is considered one of the most ambitious programs of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world, the re-introduction of many long-vanished species, the park now has in excess of 7 000 animals including 24 of the larger species. Truly fulfilling wildlife excursions could have you spotting any of the Big Five.

The Pilanesberg National Park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. The park was originally owned by three local tribes, and is now administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board.

Pilanesberg National Park is the park in South Africa with the greatest variety of animals /square km. It is the closest game reserve to Gauteng with the Big 5 and it is malaria free.

Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province, South Africa, supports healthy populations of Lion, Leopard, Black and White Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo and a wide variety of rare and common species like the nocturnal Brown Hyena, the fleet-footed Cheetah, the majestic Sable, Giraffe, Zebra, Hippo and Crocodile and other animals. Over 300 bird species have been recorded.

Standing high above the surrounding bushveld, Pilanesberg National Park unfolds in a series of colourful hues and panoramas which is a delight for photographers and guests.


Tours & Prices 2017

(NB – No scheduled times & days for all tours. Tours done on requests & bookings)

Full day

Pilanesberg National Park Safari Tour (5 hours) – PILAN04

Short itinerary:

06am – pick up from Johannesburg. 07am – pick up from Pretoria.
08am – arrive at Pilanesberg and start game drive.
12pm – light lunch at Pilanesberg restaurant with view over animal drinking hole.
after lunch – continue game drive till +- 15h00 time to travel back to Johannesburg.
Duration of tour inside park +- 6 hours. If time allows a visit to souvenir market on way.
+- 05pm back in Johannesburg. +- 04 pm back in Pretoria.
R 1,500-00 per person sharing.
R 2,650-00 single
Cost includes: pick up / drop off, entrance fees to park, light lunch and guiding. Game drives in Africa Explore tours own vehicle.

Optional: Open safari game drive for 2½ hours. Price on request.

Sun City / Pilanesberg National Park Safari Tour (6 hours) – PILANSC05

Short itinerary:
08am – pick up from Johannesburg. 09am – pick up from Pretoria
Visit souvenir market on way.
11am – arrive at Sun City and do a sightseeing walk in premises.
12h30pm – light lunch at Sun City restaurant.
02pm – arrive at Pilanesberg, start game viewing.
Continue game drive till time to travel back to Johannesburg.
Duration of tour inside park +- 3 hours.
+- 07h30pm back in Johannesburg. +- 06h30 pm back in Pretoria.

R 2,600-00 per person sharing.
R 3,700-00 single
Cost includes: pick up / drop off, entrance fees to park, light lunch and guiding. Game drives in Africa Explore tours own vehicle.

Pilanesberg National Park Open Safari Vehicle Game Drives Tour (1 day) – PILSAF06

Short itinerary:
Departure time from Johannesburg / Pretoria:
06h30 am Open Safari game drive starts 09h30am (2½ hours drive inside park).
After open safari game drive have light lunch in Pilanesberg and return home.
Visit a souvenir market on the way to Johannesburg.

R 2,650-00 per person sharing.
R 3,750-00 single person on tour.

Cost payable in cash ZAR on day of tour before departure to Pilanesberg National Park.

Cost includes: pick up / drop off, entrance fees to park, open vehicle safari game drives, light lunch and guiding.

Visit to Predator camp optional on request where white lions, leopard and other predators are to be seen in closed up environments.

Pilanesberg National Park Open Safari Vehicle Game Drives (Private Tour) (1 day)- PILSAF07

Note: This is a private tour and the vehicle is booked only for you or your group!!!

Short itinerary:
Departure time from Johannesburg 07H30am Departure time from Pretoria 08H30am

Open Safari game drive starts 10H00am +- (3 hours) or requested time.

Have light lunch in Pilanesberg restaurant.
Visit a souvenir market on the way back to Johannesburg / Pretoria.

Minimum of 2 people on tour.                                                                                                                                                                                           .
2 people @ R 4,700-00 per person sharing.

3 people @ R 3,800-00 per person sharing.

4 people @ R 3,100-00 per person sharing.

5 People @ R 3,000-00 per person sharing.

6 people @ R 2,200-00 per person sharing.

Further info on request
Cost includes: pick up / drop off, entrance fees to park, safari game drive, light lunch and guiding.

Visit to Predator camp optional on request.

Note that there are longer tours available that includes Pilanesberg National Park as part of its itinerary. See the Long Tours section.

(Prices are subject to change without prior notice


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