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Safari Description

See the Big Five just 2 hours from Johannesburg and in one of the country’s most popular wildlife areas – Pilanesberg National Park. This well-stocked park has a dramatic landscape that supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. The Reserve accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa.

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We leave Johannesburg late morning and take the 2.5 hour drive west towards the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, within the Bojanala Region of the North West Province and adjacent to the world famous Sun City & Palace of the Lost City complex. Check in, freshen up, enjoy some lunch and prepare for your afternoon game drive starting around 3:30 pm (winter) OR 4:30pm (summer). Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the park ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa and covers an area of some 55,000 hectare. Home to the ‘Big Five’ as well as most species of mammals, reptiles and birds, prepare for an amazing experience. Using all their senses & experience, your Ranger will seek out the animals and stop for anything of interest, possibly the spoor of hunting lions or a herd of dazzling zebras. Upon returning to the Lodge, a yummy dinner awaits, along with your first night sleep in the wild and untamed African bushveld.
Enjoy a full day relaxing in the African Bush and choose from either a morning or evening game drive, with the rest of the day to relax around the pool.

    • All game drives are undertaken in open safari vehicles.
    • All vehicles are fitted with 2-way radios enabling communication of the best game viewing sights.
    • Open safari vehicles allow for superb photographic opportunities.
    • Learn from qualified THETA and FGASA registered and highly of the best game viewing sights.

Additional Game Drive can be booked direct at the lodge (+-R 550 pp)

Your Ranger will awake you with coffee, tea and rusks before heading out into the sunrise to see what has been happening in the dead of night and follow spoor of animals on the move. You will also be lead on foot to discover sights which you would miss from a vehicle. Vervet monkeys, birds in song, this truly is a beautiful way to bring on a new day in South Africa. After your game activity you will return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious, hearty breakfast and some leisure time. Leave the park and travel back to Johannesburg, arriving in the late afternoon.
4 star bush lodge, either Bakubung or Kwa Maritane lodge (Bronze package)
5 star bush lodge, either Shepherds Tree or Ivory Tree lodge (Silver package)
The single person rate applies when you are traveling with other persons in your group. Should you be alone, there will be a single supplement charge for the private transfers to & from Pilanesberg National Park which works our rather expensive.
In this case we suggest a Kruger Lodge Safari which offers scheduled group transfers and thus a better value package for a single traveller.
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Safari Details

  • Days: 3 Days | 2 Nights
  • Start Location: Johannesburg
  • End Location: Johannesburg
  • Departure: Daily on request
  • Departure Time: 11h00 to 11h30 from various Sandton, Rosebank and OR Tambo Airport Hotels
  • Accommodation: 4 or 5 star Bush Lodge
  • Private Road Transfer: Luxury Sedan / Minibus
  • Recommended Pre/Post-Tours: Johannesburg Private Day Tours
  • Pax.: 2 – 10 guests per open safari vehicle
  • Languages: English
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  • BRONZE Rates for 4* lodge :
    ⇒ sharing: R 9 400 pp (valid until 31/12/2019)
    ⇒ single: R 11 900 pp (valid until 31/12/2019)
    ⇒ children: R 1 980 per child sharing (valid until 31/12/2018)

    Winter Special (subject to rate availability from lodge):
    ⇒ sharing: R 8 600 pp (01/05/2019 – 30/09/2019)
    ⇒ single: R 10 600 pp (01/05/2019 – 30/09/2019)
    ⇒ children: R 1 980 per child sharing

Included: Accommodation in a standard room, Breakfast & Dinner, 3 Game Drives and return Johannesburg private road transfers.
Excluded: Bar bill, lunch, drinks, beauty treatments, gratuities, Sun City shuttle & entrance fees, items of a personal nature.

  • SILVER Rates for 5* lodge :
    ⇒ sharing: R 14 300 pp (valid until 31/12/2019)
    ⇒ single: R 19 900 pp (valid until 31/12/2019)

    Winter Special (subject to rate availability from lodge):
    ⇒ sharing: R 12 800 pp (01/05/2019 – 30/09/2019)
    ⇒ single: R 17 600 pp (01/05/2019 – 30/09/2019)

Included: Accommodation in a standard room, ALL meals, two daily game activities and return Johannesburg private road transfers.
Excluded: Bar bill, drinks, beauty treatments, gratuities, Sun City shuttle & entrance fees, items of a personal nature, conservation levy


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