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3 Days Pilanesberg Game Reserve Safari South Africa

  • Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg, North West Province, South Africa

Wonderful Big Five Safari in South Africa

Join this 3-day fascinating safari at Pilanesberg Game Reserve, South Africa, a relatively new park only about a two-hour drive away from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Located in the North West Province, the park is home to the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo), 50 other species of large mammals, and 354 bird species. Enjoy the exotic African wildlife and nature as you go on game drives with your professional amiable guide.


  • Daily game drives
  • Professional guide service
  • Exclusive private game lodge
  • Transfer to and from accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • 2 activity days
  • English
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You will stay for 2 nights at Bakubung Lodge or Kwamaritane Lodge, located in Pilanesberg National Park.

Day 1

On your first day, you will have an early departure from Johannesburg / Pretoria and be transferred to the malaria-free PilanesbergGame Reserve. At 55,000 hectares, the park is home to the "Big Five" (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, and buffalo), 50 other species of large mammals, and 354 bird species.

The entire park is situated in the remains of a 1,200 million-year-old volcanic crater. You will have a game drive in a specially adapted open safari vehicle. Afterward, you will spend the night at Bakubung Lodge or Kwamaritane Lodge, a new luxurious game lodge inside the park.

The luxurious suites are located on the edges of a natural amphitheater. Each features a full en-suite bathroom, minibar fridges, air-conditioning as well as tea and coffee making facilities.

Day 2

On this day, you will depart for an early morning safari in open 4x4 vehicles (accommodating 2-6 persons per car). Afterward, you will return to the lodge for a late breakfast. During the heat of the day, you can relax by the sparkling pool or at your luxurious chalet. In the evening, you will have another game drive followed by a scrumptious South African dinner and your overnight stay at the lodge.

Day 3

On your last day, after a late breakfast, you will be collected at the lodge and transferred back to Johannesburg / Pretoria. You will be dropped off at a hotel or guest house of your choice, or at the O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB).

Your safari holiday will take place in Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa. It is a relatively new park only about a two-hour drive away from Johannesburg or Pretoria.

You will be served daily breakfast and dinner during the safari.

You can have a final game drive in an open vehicle on the last day of your safari.

  • 1 game drive per day in an open top vehicle
  • 2 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinner
  • Return transfer to and from accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Additional open vehicle safaris
  • Conservation or gate levies
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Meals not specified
  • Personal items
  • Telephone calls
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.


  • Review by a traveler
    9 out of 10

    "We booked a safari holiday within a week of going. Pieter picked us up from the train station and we had no trouble with the train running 2 hours late. Our stay at Black Rhino Lodge is fantastic. I highly recommend this company."

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  • Review by Jane M from West Ferring, UK
    9 out of 10

    "Pieter organized a great half-day tour to Soweto at short notice for the four of us who were attending a conference in Pretoria. He collected us from the hotel, was punctual and extremely knowledgeable. He seemed to know lots of people in Soweto so that we knew that we were in safe hands. Especially, as we were a group of youth workers, he arranged a visit to a youth project in Kliptown where we met the youth workers and saw local conditions as well as the project itself. The visit to the Hector Pieterson museum was thought-provoking and poignant, a must-see if visiting Soweto as it puts the riots into perspective. He was interesting, chatty and answered every question we threw at him. He was a great guide."

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  • Review by a traveler from Reading, UK
    9 out of 10

    "We would highly recommend this company if you intend to do a tour from Johannesburg. We had a two-day stay at the Bakubung Lodge last week and Pieter collected us from Johannesburg and drove us up to Pilansberg and duly collected us after our stay. He was very knowledgeable, spoke good English and had a great sense of humor. The car was clean, new and comfortable. He helped make the whole experience very enjoyable. Thanks again, Pieter."

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