Project Description

Introduction

Our One Day Safari allows you to maximise your precious time with two scenic game drives in the Pilanesberg National Park, a Big 5 game reserve conveniently located near to the city of Johannesburg. Home to more than 7,000 animals and 360 species of birds, the Pilanesberg promises thrilling game viewing in a malaria-free environment. You will begin your first game drive in the cool of the morning when the animals are most active. During the heat of midday, you will break for a light lunch before heading out on your second game drive.  Our experienced game rangers will share their extensive knowledge of the fauna and flora with you throughout the day aiming to provide you with the richest possible experience.

What sets our One Day Safari apart from the rest is that your trip starts with us and ends with us. We operate the entire tour, starting with your transfer from Johannesburg to the Park, through to the game drive and experience in the reserve, complete with your transfer back to the city. With fixed morning departures from the DaVinci Hotel in Sandton, we cater to both the single traveller and groups alike.

  • Transfers to and from the reserve in comfortable, air-conditioned Transfer Vehicles (with onboard WIFI)
  • Game drives conducted by a passionate and knowledgeable game ranger
  • A chance to experience the abundant wildlife that Pilanesberg has to offer
  • A delicious light lunch
  • Specialised Safari Vehicles
    • with comfortable, full window-seat game viewing
    • Air-conditioning throughout
    • USB charging points for each guest
    • Our game drive vehicles are enclosed, so you can enjoy your safari no matter the weather
    • A fridge stocked with cold drinks and water onboard the game drive vehicle
  • Our Safari Vehicles can accommodate a maximum of 7 guests in each vehicle, giving you a more personalised and comfortable experience

Full Day: JHB – Pilanesberg – JHB

05h30 – 08h00: Collection at DaVinci Hotel – transfer to Pilanesberg
08h00 – 13h00: Morning Game Drive including tea & coffee (+/- 5 hours)
13h00 – 14h00: Comfort break including light lunch
14h00 – 17h00: Afternoon Game Drive and return to Pilanesberg gate (+/- 3 hours)
17h00 – 20h00: Exit the Pilanesberg and transfer back to DaVinci Hotel (ETA 20h00)

Please Note:

  • Minimum 1 Guest
  • All game drives are conducted in enclosed vehicles and will depart regardless of the weather conditions.
  • The above itinerary times are an approximate timeline only and may vary.
Includes 

  • Collection and return from/to Johannesburg pickup point
  • Game Drives in specially designed safari vehicle
  • Soft drinks & water included on Game Drives
  • Coffee and tea break
  • Registered Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and 1 complimentary soft drink

Excludes

  • Snacks
  • Extra drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Personal purchases
Summer – October to March is when the area sees a significant amount of rainfall. Temperatures are expected to be between 26 °C and 30 °C.

Winter – This is known to be the best time to visit the park. During the period around July to October, animals in the park are easier to spot and spend longer feeding. It is also mating season which is definitely worth seeing. Days are generally warm and clear.

Our Specialised Safari Vehicles

We understand that having the ultimate safari experience very much depends on having the correct vehicles, drivers and guides. Our specialised safari vehicles have been specifically designed and built with this as the primary focus, offering you maximum comfort while your experienced and knowledgeable guides introduce you to the reserve’s abundant wildlife and magnificent scenery. We can accommodate up to seven guests per vehicle and operate regardless of weather conditions.

Why Book Pilanesberg With Us

  • Your trip starts with us and ends with us – from the transfers to and from JHB through to your safari
  • Customer-service orientated team – our reservations team, drivers & passionate game rangers will go the extra mile
  • Transfers to and from the reserve in comfortable, air-conditioned Transfer Vehicles (with onboard WIFI)
  • We use specially designed Safari Vehicles with comfortable, full window-seat game viewing, air-conditioning throughout and USB charging points for each guest.
  • Our game drive vehicles are enclosed, so you can enjoy your safari no matter the weather
  • With a maximum of 7 guests in each vehicle you will have a more personalised and comfortable experience

Rates 2020

*Limited Offer – book now and get 10% off your 1-Day Safari.

Terms & Conditions apply.

Safari Type Description Rate 2020
Full Day Safari* Including transfers from Da Vinci Hotel R 1950 per person
Private Full Day Safari* Including transfers from JHB, children allowed R 11700 per vehicle
Full Day Safari Pickup Manyane Resort or Sun City R 1250 per person

* Max 7 guest per vehicle – For larger groups please enquire with us.

Includes 

  • Collection and return from/to Johannesburg pickup point
  • Game Drives in specially designed safari vehicle
  • Soft drinks/mineral water per person on Game Drives
  • Coffee and tea break
  • Registered Guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and 1 complimentary soft drink

Excludes

  • Snacks
  • Extra drinks
  • Gratituities
  • Personal purchases

Notes

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 transfer vehicles as well as during mealtimes.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari.

We recommend that you stay over in Johannesburg after the day tour. Since we cannot guarantee our arrival time in Johannesburg we cannot be held responsible for re-imbursements of flight tickets, should we arrive later than expected.

** Terms & Conditions apply **

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