Pilanesberg Day Tours

The Magestic Elephants of Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg Day Safari in closed and open vehicle

The Best Big 5 Day Safari from Johannesburg

Day Safari from Johannesburg to the big five Pilanesberg National Park. The day tour includes a three hour open vehicle safari and a shorter closed vehicle game drive therefore spending at least 5 hours driving in this great big five game reserve is something everyone must do while in South Africa.
This tour is ideal if you are on a business trip and have limited free time. Pilanesberg is only a two hour drive from Johannesburg.
Pilanesberg is home to the big five and many other animals and generally offers good animal sightings during a short visit.

We will meet you between 06h00 and 06h15 you at your hotel, private or guest house in Johannesburg. Depart Johannesburg for the Pilanesberg National Park. This is a scenic 2 and a half hour drive we will arrive in Pilanesberg National Park by 08h45, after a short break at 09h30 it is safari time! in a 9-seater open safari vehicle. The game drive is at least three hours of an outdoor adventure into Africa’s Big Five territory. The ranger will point out and explain the many animals that make this reserve home, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to see the elusive cats. Around 12h30 the game drive will stop in the middle of the reserve at the Pilanesberg Centre for a light lunch. There is a busy waterhole in front of the restaurant so you may be lucky to have giraffes join you for lunch. Our guide will meet you there and after lunch continue the drive through Pilanesberg in the closed vehicle toward a gate and hopefully see animals not yet spotted. At 15h30/16h00 leave Pilanesberg and our guide will drive you back to Joburg. At about 18h00 arrive back at your hotel, private or guest house.

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  • Collect/drop-off service and return transfers in a luxury air-conditioned seven-seater
    microbus or sedan from the central, northern and western areas of Johannesburg
  • 3 hour game drive in an open safari vehicle with a park field ranger
  • Registered tour guide / field guide
  • Light lunch in the middle of Planesberg looking out over a watherhole
  • 2 hour game drive in the closed vehicle with the Go Safari guide
  • Pilanesberg entry fee, VAT & Tourism Levy
  • Great Memories and hopefully just as great pictures


  • All drinks
  • Curio purchases and items of a personal nature
  • Surcharge of R220.00 per way in total for Collect/drop-off service from Johannesburg Airport, Eastern suburbs and Pretoria

More About the Pilanesberg Day Safari

The safari is approximately 11 hours, departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning around 17h30

Enjoy driving around Pilanesberg for 5 hours.

The 55 000 hectares (132 000 acres) of Pilanesberg National Park are home to some 10 000 animals and the park is now one of the privileged reserves hosting the Big Five and 364 species of bird.

This is a Malaria free area.

This is one of the most popular day visits as it offers so much in one day. While it is a lot to take in, it is balanced and spaced out, giving you time to absorb the experience.

What Our Clients Have to Say:

Dear Susan and Glen,

Thank you for organising an overnight stay trip to Pilanesberg National Park Bakubung Bush Lodge. I was in good hands. Everything was really fine.

If I come back to SA I will contact you again to get things organised.

Remain as you are.

Kind regards,

How to Book Your PILANESBERG Day Safari

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