Johannesburg: Pilanesberg National Park 2-Day Private Safari

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Embark on a 2-day safari to Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg. Enjoy guided game drives, stay overnight at a lodge, and try to spot the Big 5: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino.


  • Experience the thrill of a 2-day wildlife safari at Pilanesberg National Park
  • Enjoy a guided game drive in an open safari vehicle with an experienced ranger
  • Spot the Big 5 and other animals in the park like giraffes, zebras, and hippos
  • Stay overnight at a luxury lodge in the heart of the Pilanesberg Reserve
  • Enjoy a starlit dinner around the firepit on your tour if the evening is warm


Experience the ultimate African safari adventure at Pilanesberg National Park, located in the heart of an extinct volcanic crater, a stunning wildlife sanctuary home to over 7,000 animals. Enjoy game drives through rugged landscapes, marvel at the beautiful flora and fauna, and discover the rich cultural heritage of the surrounding region. Start the first day of your adventure with a 6:30 early morning pickup from your hotel in Johannesburg. Arrive at the bush lodge Pilanesberg at 9:00 am before exploring the game reserve in a closed vehicle for 3 hours. Arrive in Pilanesberg, receive a short briefing about the park and the program of the day. Be collected from the Visitors Centre by a field guide on a 4×4 open Safari vehicle for a 3-hour guided game drive in the park. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife from an open vehicle experience on a spectacular guided game drive of Pilanesberg National Park during which your field guide will keep you well informed about the park, the game, and their primal habits. Be dropped back at the Visitors Centre at the end of the game drive where you will be picked up by your guide for a short drive to KwaMaritane Bush lodge and get helped with checking in. Have lunch and take the time to rest and relax enough at the lodge before it’s time to depart for a late-afternoon open vehicle guided game drive in the reserve. Return to the lodge at sunset and enjoy a starlit dinner around the firepit if the evening is warm. Overnight at a beautiful Lodge that offers Luxury, Standard, Executive suites, from standard/deluxe rooms to family rooms and exclusive private suites. Wake up early on your second day for hot beverages, then depart at 5:00 am for a 3-hour morning guided game drive in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Keep your eyes peeled for lion, leopard, elephant, rhino, and buffalo, among others. Try to spot other animals like zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippo, crocodile, jackal, wild dogs, antelope as well as some from over the 300 bird species that are found in the park. Enjoy the view of the park, which on its own is magnificent. Admire the abundance of the African bushveld on this game drive. Learn from the knowledgeable game Rangers that run the drives, who will share information about wild animals that are found in the park. Return for a hearty breakfast; pack up and be ready for collection around 11:00 am for a return drive to Johannesburg. Finish your wonderful and fascinating experience, and drive back for another 2 hours 30 minutes before being dropped at your hotel in Johannesburg or at the airport around 1:30 pm.


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