Pilanesberg National Park Day Tour

Pilanesberg National Park Day Tour

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2 & more persons R2 150.00 per person; Single person R3 750.00

Full Day: Departure: 6:00/7:00 Return: ± 17:00 (± 11 hours, Departure times may be changed on customer request)

In the Pilanesberg National Park today live virtually all the animal species of southern Africa, including the „Big Five“ (lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffalos, leopards) zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. Over 300 bird species were counted.

 

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Pilanesberg National Park is the fourth largest park in South Africa. Set on 55 000 hectares of pristine unspoiled natural beauty, situated in the North West Province. The area is world famous geologically and its structure, termed the Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex’ was formed by volcanic eruptions some 1 200 million years ago.

The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City and exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as “Bushveld”. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

The creation of the Pilanesberg National Park is considered one of the most ambitious programmes of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world. The Operation Genesis, which involved the game-fencing of the reserve and the reintroduction of long-vanished species, began during the late 70’s. Including the re-introduction of many long-vanished species, the park now has in excess of 7 000 animals including 24 of the larger species. Also accommodatiog the Big Five (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard & Rhino), Pilanesberg National Park offers the visitor virtually every mammal of southern Africa.

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Full Day: Departure: 6:00/7:00 –  Return: ± 17:00 (± 11 hours, Departure times may be changed on customer request)

Clients will be picked up at the OR Tambo Airport (Johannesburg) or their accommodation in Johannesburg or Pretoria.

NB.: an additional R350 per vehicle for each pick-up/drop-off in Johannesburg/ORTambo Airport/Sandton.

Lunch is not included.

You guide will pick you up from your hotel in Pretoria, or Johannesburg, or from the Oliver Tambo international airport in Johannesburg (you might wish to overnight in the 4 star Touraco Guesthouse in Pretoria).

The scenic drive to Pilanesberg takes about 2 hours. You’ll enter the park between 8:00 & 9:00, to start the exiting search for Africa’s Big Five (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino & Buffalo).

At lunch time you’ll stop for approximately an hour at the Pilanesberg visitor center, one of the picnic sites or at one of the park’s rest camps, for a light lunch (not included).

After lunch we’ll continue our drive, leaving the park at approximately 15:00, in time to be back in Johannesburg/ Pretoria, or the airport at approximately 17:00

Included:  

  • Pick-up at OR Tambo airport (Johannesburg), or your Hotel in Johannesburg/Pretoria. Please note, a surcharge of R350.00 applies for each pick-up or drop-off in Johannesburg/OR Tambo International Airport/Sandton
  • Guided tour in Air-conditioned vehicle, conducted by a SA Tourism registered guide.
  • Entrance fees, fuel

Not included:   All Gratuities  &  Medical Aid or Travel Insurance

Tour Info:

  • Tours are generally conducted in English. Surcharge applies for foreign language guides.

In your booking requests kindly provide us with the following info:

  1. Number of persons in your group (no minimum number)
  2. Desired date of tour.
  3. Place of departure (early morning, from Pretoria/Johannesburg)

 

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