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Game Drives in Pilanesberg

The 57 000 hectares of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve are brimming with almost all of Southern Africa’s game species. On the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld Pilanesberg offers a unique mix of fauna and flora. A game drive in Pilanesberg in an open safari vehicle allows close encounters with lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. The Big 5 are joined by abundance of game including rare species such as wild dog or cheetah. More than 300 bird species make things interesting for avid birders.

Game drives are usually conducted in the early mornings of late afternoons. The cooler hours of the day see activity in the wildlife. Especially predators tend to hunt at dusk or dawn. The game drives are conducted by experienced rangers and game trackers. The rangers are always eager to share their knowledge of the environment and also happily assist you with your wildlife photography. Open safari vehicles allow for great views while still guaranteeing your safety at all times.

Note: Rates are valid until 30 November 2020.

Daily Game Drives

Scheduled game drives leave every morning and afternoon. Experienced rangers and trackers take you on a discovery tour of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Duration: 2hrs 30mins
Rate 2019/2020: R660 adult, R330 per child under 16

Group Game Drives

Specialized 25-seater game vehicle will cater to the needs of the group. Departure times are flexible and the abundance of game in Pilanesberg never disappoints.

Duration: 2hrs 30mins
Number of Guests: 20 – 45 persons
Rate 2019/2020: R590 per person

Private Game Drives

A private vehicle with a guide and tracker gives you the liberty to depart at your leisure. You can make this an early morning drive to witness all the action of the new day or  depart late and experience nocturnal animals and predators in action during a night drive.

Duration: 2hrs 30mins
Rate 2019/2020: R6 500 for 1-10 persons per vehicle or R11 800 for 11 – 25 persons per vehicle

Exclusive Safaris

These safaris depart daily, either in the early morning or afternoon. The emphasis of this tour is to locate as many of the natural inhabitants of the park as possible. The activity includes beverages.

Duration: 3-5hrs
Number of Guests: 4 – 7 persons
Rate 2019/2020: R9 600 per vehicle ( max 7 people per vehicle )