Pilanesberg National Park
When in Johannesburg or Pretoria on business, we recommend a trip to the Pilanesberg Park …
The Pilanesberg is about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and is located in a extinct volcano, dating back over 1000 million years. The park offers a wide diversity of free-roaming animal species, including elephant, hippo, rhino, lion, leopard, cheetah and buffalo, 350 bird species and 54 reptile species as well as thousands of other interesting smaller animals.
The Pilanesberg National Park is the fourth largest national park in South Africa and is set high in the Pilanesberg mountain range, neighbouring the Sun City complex (famous for golf, watersports and casino). The volcanic basin provides a number of interesting habitats for the varied fauna and flora of the park.
Pilanesberg park is also a “malaria-free” area.
A very early departure (5h30) from the hotel allows you to arrive at the gates of the Park as they open, giving you the maximum amount of time to view free-roaming game herds in this pristine protected area, and to catch some of the illusive nocturnal animals.
The game drive is done in our luxury vehicle with a registered tourist guide who will describe what you are seeing and explain the differences between the different animals and their behaviours. Our guides also have a reasonable knowledge of South African bird-life.
Lunch is included at Bakubung lodge, where we take a break from the mid-day heat. And then you have another 90 minutes in the park before we start heading back to Johannesburg or Pretoria at around 4pm.
Included: Entrance fees, lunch guide fees and transport cost.
Excluded: Drinks, lunch, tips and items of a personal items.
Departure time: Every day as, arranged.
If you would like to stay overnight in one of the hotels in the Park, such as Ivory Tree Lodge, please contact us for more details.
One way transfers to and/or from Sun City resort, can also be booked with us.