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For a brief – yet complete safari experience we invite you to join us on this 2-day safari adventure!

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About Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa’s fourth largest game park, is situated in a crater in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province. This crater is the product of a volcano that erupted many millions of years ago. This extinct volcano has evolved to become one of the most fascinating landscapes for you to visit. By the Genesis project the majority of South Africa’s wildlife is now found in the Pilanesberg game reserve.

The park covers an area of 55 000 hectares. More than 7000 animals live here in a free and unhindered environment. Pilanesberg is home to all of the BIG 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion) and we guarantee that you will be able to tick off most on your list of game sightings! Other animals that you may encounter are zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, hippo, crocodile, jackal, wild cat, various antelope as well as over 300 bird species…the list is endless.

Pilanesberg offers over 200 km of roads for guided or self-drive game viewing. On our tour you enjoy an extensive game drive conducted by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide who will answer all your questions about the fascinating wildlife and environment. Bring your camera to have a permanent record of all the wild animals and the spectacular landscape this National Park has to offer.

About Sun City

In the afternoon of day 2 we disembark at the Palace of the Lost City. It is part of the Sun City complex. The Palace of the Lost City is known as one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world. The building has a unique interior boasting impressive sculptures and handmade furniture. We won’t tell you right now, you just have to see for yourself!

2-Day Tour itinerary

Day 1:

Departure to Pilanesberg, pickup in Johannesburg

Enter the park for morning game drive in closed, air-conditioned vehicle

Noon Lunch (own account) followed by check in at resort

Departure afternoon game drive in open game viewer with Pilanesberg ranger

Return to your 4-star accommodation

Day 2:

Early morning game drive in closed, air-conditioned vehicle

Return to resort for scrumptious breakfast

Noon Departure to Sun City (free leisure time)

Departure to Johannesburg

Drop off

Minimum of 2 nights stay is required by all the lodges over a weekend (Friday to Sunday)

You will enjoy an authentic bush accommodation. Stated below are the 4 superior lodges our travelers are excited about – and we love to work with:

Bakubung Bush Lodge

A place of extraordinary beauty and tranquility. Tucked away in the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Bakubung, which stands for “People of the Hippo”, offers guests everything they need to get in touch with the bush. Some of the facilities that the Lodge offers: restaurant & bar, DSTV bouquet, internet connectivity in all rooms, swimming pool, floodlit tennis court, curio shop and African Spa.

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Grasp the essence of Africa at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, where nature and human hand mix in perfect harmony. Situated at the foot of an ancient volcano, Kwa Maritane offers guests all the luxuries a traveler may expect from a prime resort in a Malaria-free environment. A selection of facilities available at Kwa Maritane: restaurant & bar, DSTV bouquet, two boma areas, wireless internet connectivity (unlimited), rock climbing wall and two swimming pools.

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Located on the west side of the Park, Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set in an Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater that today comprises one of South Africa’s most exciting Big 5 eco-tourism destinations. The Lodge overlooks a waterhole, which is an ideal spot for bird and animal activity, and a playground for the elephant. Not uncommon is the roaring of lions at night.

Pilanesberg Private Lodge

This lodge is uniquely positioned in a part of the Pilanesberg National Park wilderness area that has previously not been accessible to any visitors. The lodge was designed to incorporate game views to ensure that even when you are not on game drives, you stand the chance to see any of the animals from the lodge. The cozy boma is the perfect spot to enjoy magnificent stargazing. Some of the extra features of the lodge include a library, TV Lounge, bar, pool deck, Jacuzzi, viewing deck and a romantic fireplace. Besides breakfast and dinner, lunch is also included!

Please note

All times stated in itinerary are approximately
Tips in our ‘Help’-section on www.moafrikatours.com about precautions for a comfortable safari
All accommodation is subject to availability
Tariffs stated are based on the best rate available at the cheapest accommodation. Always advise us with your preferred accommodation for an accurate quotation
We offer special rates for groups of 3 travelers and more
We are more than happy to extend your stay with 1- or more days. Please advise us with your wishes for an accurate quotation

DEPARTURE TIME Johannesburg weekly on Mondays
INCLUDED
Transfer in comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle 3 Guided game drives in Pilanesberg National Park (2 closed – 1 open vehicle)
4* chalet accommodation at Bakgatla or Manyane resort 1 x Breakfast, 1 x dinner
Entrance to Sun City
NOT INCLUDED
Lunch
Personal expenses

Additional information

LocationPilanesberg, NP
Physicality5/10
AgeAll Ages
DatesYear-round
Traveller TypePer Person Sharing, Single Traveller
  • Extensive guided game drives Pilanesberg National Park
  • Luxurious 4-star accommodation
  • Good chance to spot the BIG 5
  • Excellent leisure time at Sun City

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Tour Reviews

5 based on 1 review
September 8, 2016

Review from TripAdvisor

Got picked up near the Joburg Airport in the morning by Kobus and then we drove to Pilanesberg followed by a private Tour in his PKW. Excellent tour, we saw so many animals! Very informative and just great. Astonishing tracking skills btw, that was just awesome. Also this private, closed game drive was much much better than the open vehicale drives by the Black Rhino Reserve guys the days after that, just much more personal, easier to take pictures, no need to think about other people and the car is so much less noisy which helps not to drive animals away.
Got picked up after a few days again by Kobus and we had a nice day in Sun City before he dropped me off back in Joburg. Had so much fun, very personal and nice! Definitely would recommend!
For pictures of what we saw see my instagram: yomincarrpixy

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