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Pilanesberg National Park One Day Safari from Johannesburg

Transkei District, South Africa

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Set out from Johannesburg to seek out Africa's 'Big Five' in Pilanesberg National Park. This tour includes both a morning and afternoon safari in either on open-top or closed vehicle, depending on your preference. Keep an eye out for various other wildlife, including cheetahs, giraffe, zebra and crocs as you go. Enjoy lunch next to one of the park's watering holes, where elephants, warthog, and blue wildebeest tend to gather. Then its back out across the park's rugged landscape on another unforgettable game drive.
  • Tour of Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg
  • Embark on both morning and afternoon safari game drives
  • Keep an eye out for Africa's 'Big Five' as well as giraffes and zebras
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch beside a watering hole frequented by native wildlife
  • An easy day trip from Johannesburg
  • Ideal for families
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Full time FGASA & DEAT registered guide
Game drive in Pilanesberg National Park
1 Bottle water per guest
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Items of a personal nature
Travel insurance
Extra drinks

Departure Point

1: Transkei District, South Africa
2: Johannesburg, South Africa
3: Pretoria, South Africa

Traveler pickup is offered
OR Tambo International Airport or any address in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

Departure Time

6:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Please note: pickup reconfirmation is required upon booking, please refer to voucher for further details
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • Dress according to the weather of the day
  • Bring a warm jacket
  • Wear a hat
  • Cameras recommended
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ama-Zing African Safaris

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Our drive was excellent and...
, Jul 2018
Our drive was excellent and knowledgeable. You see all of big five and even ugly five. It was well worth the trip for both time an money. Bring binocular and long-lens camera.
Fantastic trip and our guide. was...
Brian S
, Oct 2017
Fantastic trip and our guide. was excellent. Knowledgeable and friendly. Saw 4 of the big five plus warthog, zebra, giraffe, leopard and more. Missed out on the Lion. Thoroughly recommend.
I was picked up at my hotel in...
, Oct 2017
I was picked up at my hotel in Sandton and given a private drive to the park. Willie was more than happy to answer all of my questions, and I had a LOT! I had booked a tour where I joined a group in an open topped vehicle. The open vehicle was perfect, but I had so many questions that I wish I had splashed out and booked a private tour. I don't know if they would even do a tour with one person, but it would have been Ama-Zing to do a private one. Had a meal on the way back and got back to my hotel safe and sound after having seen more animals than I can name here! Thanks Willie and Ama-Zing Safaris!
This unique tour on a crater inside...
, Sep 2017
This unique tour on a crater inside an extinct volcano needs to start much earlier than the 6:30 am Johannesburg hotel pick-up. Our arrival time for the Safari was 9:30 am 9/12/2017 when we passed through the entrance gate which opens at 5:30 am. The high temp that day was 37C / 99F and only a few animals were active. The watering hole landscapes were quite scenic and multiple species of animals were grazing together or just cooling off. Schedule this tour on a weekday since the Restaurant at the watering hole gets quite busy. We were very close to the animals and birds that wondered in and out during our lunch time. A visitor showed us his photos of lion, cheetah and leopard that he took early morning on a different trail than what our tour allowed. We did see white rhinos in the far distance, giraffes, water buffalo, elephants, zebras, hippos, wildebeests, warthogs, a crocodile, and impala. Very few animals seen during the hot, early afternoon safari when we were away from the watering holes.
This tour was amazing. It was just...
James F G
, Jun 2017
This tour was amazing. It was just me and the guide. He took the time to go thorugh some of the more remote parts of the park. I saw a herd of elephants who came up next to the truck and crossed in front of us as well as many other animals. The guide also was able to predict which way a white rhinoceros would go and got our truck into his path. He came right up to the truck and passed in front of us. It was amazing. I also saw wildebeests, baboons, impalas, giraffes, antelope, and many other animals up close. I highly recommend this tour.
The safari was amazing. We had a...
Jan S
, Jun 2017
The safari was amazing. We had a very close encounter with an elephant and her two small ones.
Great intimate experience, dedicated...
chacheng x
, Oct 2016
Great intimate experience, dedicated tour guide took care of everything
This tour was outstanding from...
Terry W
, Sep 2016
This tour was outstanding from beginning to end! My guide, Paddy, knew the park inside out, and even knew many of the animal's names. A great tour! And even greater guide! Worth every penny. And will come back again to see more of this park. I hope Paddy is available!
Was a bit sceptical before ordering...
Mathias D
, Apr 2016
Was a bit sceptical before ordering this, but i am so happy i did! The experience was amazing and the company top professional. This is really valuable trip, if you are considering it, do it! We had 6 hours to see the animals, and we saw most of the big 5 as well as lots of other fantastic things while we were there. And the guide was so passionate about the animals and everything.
Excellent tour guide I wish I wasn't...
Riquelmy M
, Jan 2016
Excellent tour guide I wish I wasn't so terrible at remembering names who made the long drive to Pilanesburg from Sandton very easy. Supremely knowledgeable about the area leading up to the park and of the animals on the safari. Highly recommended. You're in Africa for crying out loud, you can't leave without doing this!

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