DEPART FROM: Johannesburg | Ending at: Johannesburg
Daily (Subject to availability)
Pilanesburg Game Reserve
Rates valid from 01 November 2015 to 31 October 2016
A fun filled 2 days in Pilanesberg National Park including accommodation and guided game drives in open vehicles.
The Pilanesberg Safari is available in the following options.
Classic: Accommodation in en-suite chalets
Budget: Accommodation in safari tents with shared ablutions
Camping: Accommodation in 2 main dome tents. A sponge mattress is provided.
It is important to note that this is not a private safari, and more than likely there will be other guests joining you on the game drive vehicles, air-conditioned mini bus tour vehicles as well as during meals.
Please note that sunset game drive times are subject to change and availability on the day. These drives are conducted by a sub-contractor, guided by one of their rangers and in one of their open game drive vehicles. There will most likely be other guests on this drive. Children under 6 years of age are not allowed on open game drive vehicles.
Guests flying out of OR Tambo Airport on the last day are reminded to not book any flights earlier than 19h30 so that we have enough time to get you to the airport. We recommend that you rather stay over in Johannesburg if possible. Since we cannot guarantee our arrival time in Johannesburg on the last day we will not be held responsible for re-imbursements of flight tickets, should we arrive later than expected.
Health & Clothing
Pilanesberg is a Malaria free area.
Day 1: Gauteng – Pilanesberg
An early departure (07h00 – 07h30) allows us to reach the Park around mid-morning.
We enter the Park and start searching for wildlife. Accompanied by a professional Field guide, he/she will gladly divulge information on the park’s amazing diversity of wild- and plant life. We stop for lunch at the cafeteria in the Park (own expense) and continue with our game drive en-route to camp. After checking into your accommodation you have some time to go for a swim, purchase necessary items at the camp’s shop, or simply take a stroll around the camp to stretch your legs before the sunset/night drive.
The open vehicle sunset/night drive gives you an opportunity to spot some of Africa’s elusive, nocturnal animals such as hyena, leopard, owls, nightjars, civet, genet, etc.
Upon your return, your guide has already prepared your evening meal just outside your chalet, under the stars and served by candlelight. Apart from the cooking, your guide is of course available to identify the nocturnal sounds you hear, and possibly entertain you with some amazing experiences encountered over many years of guiding in Africa. Sitting outside on a balmy African night listening to lions roaring in the distance, or the whoop of a hyena is a fantastic experience and one which often brings our guests back to Africa. Wine is served and included in evening meals. Dinner included
Day 2: Pilanesberg – Hartbeespoort dam – Gauteng
Safaris are all about early mornings, getting out there and seeing animals! This morning is no exception and whilst you are leaving the Park today, there is still time for seeing and photographing animals you have not yet seen. After our morning drive, we return to the camp for breakfast, after which we pack up & start our journey back to Gauteng.
We stop en-route at Hartbeespoort Dam, where you can have lunch (own expense) and do some shopping at the many stalls selling arts, crafts and curios. The drive back to Johannesburg takes approximately 3 hours and guests are advised to sleep over in Johannesburg on this night. Outlook Lodge (4*) offers great hospitality in close proximity to the airport. Breakfast included
Transport for the duration of your safari
Pick up and drop off in Johannesburg/Pretoria
Professional guides (FGASA registered – Field Guides Association of Southern Africa)
Meals as specified per itinerary
All day drives in the Pilanesberg National Park in a closed, air conditioned tour vehicle
Open vehicle sunset drive
All entry fees and daily conservation levies
Accommodation as per chosen option
Bottled mineral water during the day
A glass of wine with evening meals
Sight-seeing around Hartbeespoort Dam on the last day
Meals not specified in itinerary
Drinks (a glass of wine & bottled water is included in Pilanesberg safaris)
Guests are welcome to bring their own drinks which can be purchased at the shop
Sleeping bag hire (From ZAR 100.00 pp per safari), towels & pillows on all camping options
Items of a personal nature
2 Day Pilanesberg National Park Safari Budget
Rate per Adult: From ZAR 3 100.00
Rate per Single Traveller: From ZAR 3 900.00
Rate per child: From ZAR 1 550.00
2 Day Pilanesberg National Park Safari Classic
Rate per Adult: From ZAR 3 800.00
Rate per Single Traveller: From ZAR 4 800.00
Rate per child: From ZAR 1 900.00
2 Day Pilanesberg National Park Safari Camping
Rate per Adult: From ZAR 2150.00
Rate per Single Traveller: From ZAR 2 690.00
Rate per child: From ZAR 1 075.00
Terms & Conditions
If a cancellation is made after the confirmation email and deposits, then the following cancellation fees will apply:
All booking cancellations in excess of 30 days prior to safari departure date will be subject to a 15% cancellation fee of the total safari cost.
50% of the total cost for cancellations between 29-15 days before arrival date.
100% of the total cost for cancellations between 14 -0 days and on arrival date.
100% of the total cost for any non-arrival.