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Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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icon9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

See the majesty of South African wildlife with a full-day tour of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve from Johannesburg. Travel through the reserve in an open-top 4x4 safari vehicle. Keep an eye out for the famous 'Big Five'—elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and water buffaloes—as well as many other species. Eat lunch (included) and then choose to either do another safari drive or visit the nearby resort at Sun City.
  • Full-day tour of Pilanesberg Nature Reserve from Johannesburg
  • Go on a morning safari drive in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with a professional guide
  • Watch for a wide variety of wildlife, including Africa's famous 'Big Five' animals
  • Choose to do an afternoon safari drive to look for more wildlife or to head for the Sun City Resort and Casino to relax
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National Park fees
Lunch
Driver/guide
Morning open vehicle safari drive (+- 3 Hours Long)
Afternoon closed vehicle safari drive (+- 2 Hours Long) or a visit to Sun City
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Onboard Uncapped WIFI
Drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
5:30am – 5:45am – Tambo Airport and Hotels in the area
6am – 6:15am – Hotels in the greater Sandton area
6:15am – 6:30am – Hotels in the greater Fourways area

Airports

  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa


Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MoAfrika Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour.

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  • "I recommend this package to anyone interest in the Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour." See review

Reviews

4.5
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82 Reviews
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star-5
Awesome
Jacob_Z
, Jan 2021
Amazing, the park was beautiful. Keep in mind that you are not guaranteed to see all of the animals you want to, this is not a zoo. Driving around in the open vehicle with the nice breeze itself was great. The tour guides, Alex and Buffalo Soldier, were very knowledgeable and knew where to go in the park at what times to maximize the chances of seeing the most amount of animals.
icon Response from Host , Jan 2021
Good Day Jacob, Thank you for your amazing review, it is greatly appreciated. We are glad that you enjoyed your safari with us and that our guides lived up to your expectations. The reserve is certainly not a zoo and is exhilarating when you find the animals. Looking forward to hearing from you in the future. Travel safe and keep safe.
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star-2
Poor response time
miclcp
, Feb 2020
We had booked for a one day safari tour with this tour operator through Viator. Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, we are unable to go for the tour. We wrote in and called the tour operator to inform them on the above and we understand verbally that we will be able to utilized the paid fee for the safari tour on another date. Thereafter we wrote in twice to follow up on the status of the open ticket for the paid amount but till-to-date, after 4 days, we have yet to hear from the tour operator. It is quite a let down given that we had duly informed them about the tour cancellation prior to the tour date. Hope the tour operator would get back to us in no time.
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star-3
Too long for too little
Glennthompsonjr21
, Feb 2020
The guide was nice, the pick up/drop off times was within their window. I personally can’t blame the tour company for the lack of wildlife. There’s a full disclaimer that you may not see all of the Big 5. It was briefed to us upon arrival that the lions don’t come out in the heat and only show up early morning and/or late evening. Keep in mind the tour is from 0900-1500. Driving around for 6 hours becomes boring after awhile and seeing the SAME animals. This tour should really end at noon directly after lunch. All the animals we seen from 9-12 we seen from 1-3 as well. This tour isn’t a must see in my honest opinion. Aware each experience is different and this was mine.
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star-2
Actually the content was different
shin14u
, Jan 2020
In the morning the vehicle safari drive was good. In the afternoon it was not a vehicle safari drive. I was wondering why the morning guide would be over and a different guide, but no one was there. We were guided by a pick-up car from the hotel and its driver. I was expecting a vehicle safari drive. Another group on the same day was a vehicle safari drive with the same guide in the morning and afternoon. Why is this difference? I don't understand. I want half my money back if possible. When you apply for this tour, make sure you have a one-day vehicle safari drive.
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star-5
11-18-19 Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour
dabrowns2019
, Dec 2019
A wonderful time was had by my wife and I during the safari. It was worth the time and money. We saw 4 of 5 of the Big Five, including a leopard. The highlight of the tour was our vehicle being chased by an elephant. Yes it really did happen!!!!
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via2ra
, Oct 2019
It was most amazing tour we have ever done. Seen animals in their own habitat rather than zoo. Our toue guides were very knowledgeable. We learn a lot about different types of animals. Highly recommended.
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star-5
A fantastic day with only one downside
Rohit J
, Oct 2019
This day was truly spectacular from start to finish. We were spoilt with animal sightings which were breathtaking and were led by a knowledgeable tour guide; however, in the afternoon we broke down with a tyre puncture in the middle of the bush. Unfortunately and inexplicably, the driver did not have a radio/intercom system in the vehicle and was unable to change the vehicle tyre. The driver had to temporarily abandon us in the bush to seek help. Thankfully he returned with another vehicle and was able to get us safely back to base. However, we did have sympathy for him. The vehicle provided was unfit for purpose and this issue needs to be addressed. I understand that companies have a profit to make but this should not come at the expense of the safety of tourists. This incident aside, the day was incredible with the added experience of being stranded in the bush temporarily...more than we bargained for!
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star-5
Great idea for a day trip!
Discover269670
, Oct 2019
Highly recommend this day trip. The park guides were lovely and funny! Pick up was a bit late but overall things ran on time. Note this has the CLOSED (minibus) option in the afternoon. To receive the OPEN (game viewer) option in the evening, you will need to pay 300 rand which is fine but kinda strange the way the driver calls you out in the middle of the group. This could have been handled more professionally.
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star-5
Good time
schmatty1963
, Sep 2019
Very knowledgeable guide... got to see hippo (some distance), lion and rhinos hiding in the shade, elephants, antelope, zebra, giraffe, and impalas (up close). prob best you will do with coming in the late AM. Great jeeps... good food... good time.
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star-4
Fun time!
durganav
, Jun 2019
Loved this safari! The tour company was on time and very professional. The reserve is about 2 hours away from Joburg. Once we got there we got into the open air cars with rangers. The rangers were very knowledgable and tried to track the animals so we saw them. We ended up on a longer driver because our ranger wanted to track down the Lions. However the lions were sleeping. We saw giraffes, rhinos, hippos, zebras, and other animals. The lunch by the watering hole was nice. The animals came up close to the patio. The food was alright but you’re there for the animals. The second drive in the afternoon was in a closed vehicle. Would def visit again.
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