Pilanesberg, a big five reserve is ideal for a short safari from Johannesburg

Don't have much time while in Johannesburg on business? The Pilanesberg day safari is the answer, you cannot come to South Africa and not go on a big five safari and in one day we can take you on a big five safari

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$160 - $230
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
1 day
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Romantic safaris Romantic Night drive safaris Night drive
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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At 10h00 meet & greet you at your hotel. Depart Johannesburg for the Pilanesberg National Park. This is a scenic 2 hour drive, with a stop at a traditional African roadside curio market. 13h30 arrive at Pilanesberg National Park and a luxury Lodge enjoy luncheon on the terrace, overlooking the game reserve. 16h30 is safari time the open-top safari game drive departs for a 3 hour safari drive in Big Five territory. After a short break leave the lodge and about 22h00 arrive back at your hotel.

The best 1 day Big Five safari from Johannesburg.
At 10h30 meet & greet you at your hotel. Depart Johannesburg for the Pilanesberg National Park. This is a scenic 2 and a half hour drive, with an en-route stop at a traditional African roadside curio & craft market giving you time to browse around and have a refreshment. 
13h30 
Arrive at the Pilanesberg National Park and the luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge situated in the Pilanesberg National Park for luncheon on the terrace, overlooking the game reserve. You will have a little free time after lunch to relax and explore the lodge before the afternoon game drive. 
16h30 
It is safari time! An afternoon/sunset open-top safari game drive departs the lodge reception area for an outdoor adventure into Africa’s Big Five territory. The ranger will point out and explain the many animals that make this reserve home.
19h30 
Game drive returns to the lodge. After a short break leave the lodge. At about 22h00 arrive back at your hotel.

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Bakubung Bush Lodge
  • Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

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- We offer private/custom safaris
- We offer group tours/safaris
- Our main focus is: Mid-level safaris
- We book pre/post-safari attractions
T: +2711 792 6624
Since: Oct 1995

Parks you will visit

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
Cheetah
Cheetah
Dik dik
Dik dik
Elephant
Elephant
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Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Bush walks
Bush walks
Game drives
Game drives
Hot air balloons
Hot air balloons
Photography
Photography
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