Pilanesberg Wildlife Safari from Johannesburg

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Deeprift Ventours

Pilanesberg Wildlife Safari from Johannesburg

Activity provider: Deeprift Ventours

From US$ 189.71 per person

View wildlife in their natural environment on a safari of Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg. Choose between open jeep and closed minibus vehicle options and enjoy an included lunch.

About this activity

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • View wild animals from the back of an open safari vehicle
  • Spot animals walking around freely
  • Drive around in an extinct volcano
  • Excellent opportunity to take great pictures of the animals
  • Travel from Johannesburg in air-conditioned comfort
Full description
Discover the “Big Five” of South Africa on a full-day safari tour of Pilanesberg National Park. Embark on an open jeep vehicle safari and see the beauty of Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. Your ranger will show you what Pilanesberg has to offer. From Elephants walking in the road past your vehicle, to various antelopes and not to mention the Magnificent king of the beasts, the Lion. You can also choose an option to view the reserve and animals in a closed minibus vehicle. You will be picked up from your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria and transported safely to Pilanesberg. Drive past the scenic Hartebeestpoortdam and the Magaliesberg Mountains. Upon arrival at Pilanesberg you will switch vehicles to an open safari vehicle. Your guide of the open vehicle will drive you through the Nature Reserve and guide you on the animals that crosses your path. You will have lunch and then continue with your open safari adventure. Enjoy excellent game viewing opportunities in a malaria-free climate. When your safari is finished you will switch back to your closed vehicle and you will be transported back to your hotel safely.
  • Transportation from Johannesburg and return to Johannesburg
  • Open or closed vehicle safari (depending on option selected)
  • Driver/guide
  • Entry fees
  • Lunch
  • Water on board the vehicle
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • All open vehicle safari options will be shared with other guests
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
  • Service
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Jason picked me up and chatted with me for the 2 hour drive. He answered my questions and made the trip seem much shorter. I did the open truck ride with nyiko, he was amazing, very knowledgeable about the animals and landscape. The whole group really enjoyed his stories. These guides do this job because they love it. Our guide was very excited to see an elusive leopard. The guides all talk to each other so everyone knows where the animals are. We saw elephants, giraffes, white Rhino, hippo and so much more! Do this tour!!!

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March 31, 2023

The tour was AMAZING ! The guides were really professional and gave great explanations all day long. I was able to see lions, elephants, rhinos, girafes, zebras, crocodiles etc. All in their natural habitat. It is the perfect tour if you have 1 day available to do a safari.

March 31, 2023

Our personal driver, Jason, picked us up at the hotel right on time. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and a good driver. When we arrived at Pilanesberg, we had a great lunch with an amazing view. The 10:00 AM pick-up was nice because we did not feel too tired. The reason why I did not give this a full 5 stars is because we felt like our tour guide could have done a better job. At first, he stopped when we came upon the animals and would give a brief background. He stopped doing that after the second animal we saw. We were able to see a group of rhinos and a baby rhino but our driver barely allowed us to spend any time taking pictures. He was very adamant about seeing the lions. Overall, we did see lions, a leopard, rhinos, zebras, antelope, a kudu, and buffalo. I was hoping to see giraffes, monkeys, cheetahs, etc. but we spent a lot of time looking at the lions and searching for a leopard. We did come upon an elephant but only because we drove right past it as we were leaving.

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March 31, 2023

Product ID: 36184