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Pilanesberg National Park

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“self drive”(68 reviews)
“game viewing”(56 reviews)
“the reserve”(57 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Sun City 0314, South Africa
+27 14 555 1600
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All reviews self drive game viewing the reserve tar roads their natural habitat white rhino watering hole wild animals kwa maritane safari experience day trip own vehicle early morning hour drive south africa great game amazing experience
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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was really beautiful to see the animals in their natural environment. It is actually awesome to see them so close up that you could almost touch them. We saw Lions, Elephants, Hippos, Deer, Giraffes and Wild Pigs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BramwellGeduldt
Reviewed 3 days ago

Pilanesberg offers the opportunity of finding the Big Five, in easy reach of Johannesburg. Enter at one of the four gates and spend the day at leisure driving around Pilanesberg. There are numerous hides around the park where you can stretch your legs and use...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ryamarim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend if some basic improvements were made. I returned to visit on 24/11/18 after two years. It was still a good visit to see the animals. The staff were friendly and helpful. The bar tender was a star for getting the rugby on tv...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Shep65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having never been on Safari I didn’t quite know what to expect but this place was amazing, from the many areas to stop, the hides where you can observe the wildlife in quiet awe to the cracking little restaurant ‘The Zebra Crossing’ With the exception...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pipgeezer1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our self drive through the park. We saw many animals and roads are pretty good. Not too expensive. There is a café in the middle where you can buy food and drinks. Several restrooms along the way.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Seat_13c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pilanesberg National Park is less than 200km from Johannesburg. It’s easy to drive there and nice to visit the Park driving your own car (easier with SUV or similar but the ’normal’ car is ok, too). Then you have a chance to choose to roads...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Liisa T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took moafrika one day package with open vehicle. Worth every penny. Saw the big five and our ranger guide john was awesome

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dan_travels_alot
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I used MoAfrika tours and they did a great job. Make sure you bring some water and snacks. There is a place to have lunch in the park. They serve chicken wraps to hamburgers. They also have a full bar. The open tours are the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank uhsigmanu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Imagine driving 115km through a poor unmaintained park rout and not coming across a single monkey not to mention seeing any cats. imagine the turn off of driving 7th hoping for a great picnic at the main camp only to be told no picnicking and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So convenient being so close to JHB and is malaria free which is greta for families with young kids. The game viewing is very hit and miss but that is the case with all reserves. The scenery is beautiful and with the Big 5 plus...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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parth s
31 October 2018|
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Response from CARLOS L | Reviewed this property |
For me it is better a SUV, since it would help you go thru off road areas that have been mud shaped due to rain, also because you can sightseeing better. In terms of time, I would recommend to spend around 4 - 5 hours... More
15 August 2018|
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Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
Winter (July/August) is often better as the grass is not as high and the animals tend to come to the water holes. The Park is not big enough for migration to be an issue. Winter months are not as hot.
25 July 2018|
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Response from AlanMendy | Reviewed this property |
I would say early morning