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Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari

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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


The Pilanesberg National Park is home to Africa’s Big Five—lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo. On this full-day tour, increase your chance of wildlife sightings with two guided game drives in an open safari vehicle, tuck into a delicious lunch looking out over a popular waterhole, and perhaps spot giraffe, hippos, zebras, and antelope in their natural environment.
  • Morning and afternoon safari drives: increased wildlife spotting opportunities
  • Incredible photo opportunities in an open-air safari vehicle
  • Delicious lunch overlooking a waterhole in the Pilanesberg National Park
  • Hassle-free hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Johannesburg
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National Park fees
Morning open vehicle safari drive (+- 3 hours long)
Afternoon open vehicle Safari Drive ( +- 2 hours long)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Alcoholic Beverages

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


  • Johannesburg Intl Airport, Johannesburg South Africa

Departure Time

6:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 1 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MoAfrika Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari?
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 Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari.
What is the policy on sanitization during Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari?
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 Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari.
What is the social distancing policy during Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari?
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 Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari?
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 Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Please keep in mind seeing any animals is not guaranteed." See review
  • "All of the meals are a large size, and most come with chips, so ordering the sandwiches still gets you a full plate." See review


117 Reviews

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, Sep 2021
Had a wonderful time! Our guide was great and we saw lots of animals including the big 5! I would definitely recommend this tour to a friend!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Hi there, Thank you for booking the safari with MoAfrika tours, it was a pleasure having you on tour with us. We are looking forward to having you and your friends back on safari with us in the near future.
Not a second time
, Dec 2020
We didn’t see a lot of animals like promessed. The Lunch included in the expansive package (620$) was impossible to eat, terrible. The driver who picked up at the hotel fell asleep at the wheel every 5 minutes. My husband was ready to intervene at anytime. Very scary when you are with your kids......
Great time
, Mar 2020
It was a little chilly so not great amount of animals but we still saw a lot of rhinos, elephants, giraffes, zebras and a bunch of others. Tour guide was very informative and skilled. Would definitely go again.
Beutiful creatures and unique geology
, Mar 2020
Very beautiful experience! We got good sightings on the beautiful white African rhino, young giraffe males necking and big herds of wilderbeest as well as a bunch of other beautiful animals. Unfortunately, it was cloudy and cool weather and many of the animals did not feel like showing themselfes. No lions, leopards, buffalos and the elephants had gone mountaineering so we o ly saw the herds from afar. This is the only reason why I give the experiemce 4 stars instead of 5. Our guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable. It was truely a beautiful and unique experience. The weather is nobodys fault but be sure to go on a day with nice weather for the best experience.
Two female elephants and babies walking into the road in front of our vehicle, totally unconcerned by our presence.
, Mar 2020
My first ever game safari, and I thoroughly enjoyed every part of it. We did two drives, one in the morning and the second after lunch, (great boerewors!). We were warned that daytime tours couldn't guarantee that all beasts would be seen, especially the big cats as they generally slept in shade during the day. We just missed a cheetah & cubs seen by another vehicle, no lions, but pretty well everything else. I'd do it all again tomorrow!
Excellent for a 1 day safari
, Feb 2020
Pickup bus arrived at 5:15am as scheduled, but disappointed in the state of the bus as there were half used drinks cans and bottles in every seat back as well as discarded food on the floor. The pickup process lasted about 2 hours and didn’t run smoothly as there were passenger issues, but drive to the park was straight forward and stopped at a small service station on the way. At the park mini bus passengers are split between several ranger jeeps for a professional tour from a park ranger (each jeep goes in a different direction and you won’t see them again till the end of the day). The park was created in 1979 and all the animals have been placed there along with dams to ensure a permeant water supply so they don’t try to migrate each year, but other than that they live wild lives and the jeeps have to search for them in their natural environments. Saw herds of many things from giraffes to elephants to hippos to rhinos and so on, and one very lazy lion under a tree. Felt very safari like and is far superior to any zoo or San Diego Safari Zoo like place you might visit. One person on the bus was on their third visit that week, and it was easy to see the appeal. After about 3 hours of driving in the jeep including a rest stop, there’s a lunch stop where people pick a number from the menu. All of the meals are a large size, and most come with chips, so ordering the sandwiches still gets you a full plate. Only complaint here is that the meal is picked whilst driving on the jeep, so you don’t get to see what your might have preferred till it’s too late. The meal is still part of the safari though as the restaurant is positioned next to an area where elephants and wildebeests tend to herd. There’s a further 2 hours of driving after lunch where the jeep going in a different direction to try and find anything that wasn’t located earlier. The safari ends between 3 and 3:30, after which it’s back to the original mini-bus for the drive via the service station back to the various pickup points. Note – it will be a long day for those picked up at airport hotels as mine started at 5:15 and ended at 19:45, but I would do it again for what was an authentic feeling safari trip.
Superb tour
, Feb 2020
Superb tour guide. He explained everything and was very adept at locating the best spots to locate the animals. Highly recommended!!
A great memorable day !!
, Feb 2020
Really a good memorable good day !! Pick up was on time, to different hotels and transition between drivers at the park pretty quick... and then ... we were in the park. In the wild, I did not wanted to have high expectations not to be desapointed but... Was not at all... We sow giraffes, elephants, 6 rhinos (2 times a mother with a baby), cheetas, and lionesses... 6+ 10. I think... It was a realy heavy raining day, so animals were not hidden within the shades, but just laying in a middle of fields... we were driving and said stop !!! lions !!! and we were there watching and smiling :)
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100% to recommend
, Feb 2020
It was a great trip. We were lucky about the weather and about the animals to see. The guide in the park was great and knew a lot about the animals. The transfer from the hotel to the park worked out well! I can absolutely recommend this!
Best day trip to see wildlife!
, Feb 2020
The tour of the park was great. Our guide was a wealth of information on the park and wildlife. The terrain is hilly, much more interesting then say Kruger where it’s flat. The included lunch was fine. The only negative was the van drive to and from the park, driver never offered bottled water...self service. Plus he drove like he had a death wish.

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