1 day Pilanesberg Safari

Elephants seen on a 1 day safari to Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg day safari with a 5 hour open vehicle safari vehicle game drive!

The Best 1Day Safari from Johannesburg

If you want to Go on Safari the day Safari from Johannesburg to the big five Pilanesberg National Park, is the best day safari option and will allow you the opportunity to enjoy a 5 hour safari in a open 4×4 vehicle to experience the abundance of wildlife as well as magnificent scenery that never disappoints in the beautiful Pilanesberg. This is something everyone must do while in South Africa.

Pilanesberg National Park is a scenic 2 hour 30 minute drive from Johannesburg and covers an area of 57 000 hectares that is inhabited by more than 7000 animals in a free and unhindered environment. Pilanesberg is the home of the Big 5 as well as over 360 bird species.

After collecting you at your hotel or residence in Johannesburg between 06h00 and 06h30 or at the time indicated by the consultant, we travel to Pilanesberg. On arrival meet your ranger, and at 09h30 depart on an exciting 5 hour open 4×4 vehicle safari drive, the open safari vehicle seats 9 guests so can easily interact with the ranger. Our rangers are knowledgeable and will give you in depth information on the wildlife you are viewing. During your safari the ranger will make a stop for you to enjoy a light lunch at a restaurant in the middle of Pilanesberg looking out over an active water hole. After lunch the game drive continues as you drive towards the gate. Our guide will be waiting at the gate from 15h00 for departure to Johannesburg, arriving before sunset.

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  • Collect/drop-off service and return transfers in a luxury air-conditioned seven-seater
    microbus or sedan from the central, northern and western areas of Johannesburg
  • 5 hour game drive in an open safari vehicle with a park field ranger
  • Registered tour guide / field guide
  • Light lunch in the middle of Planesberg looking out over a watherhole
  • Pilanesberg entry fee, VAT & Tourism Levy
  • Great Memories and hopefully just as great pictures


  • All drinks
  • Curio purchases and items of a personal nature
  • Surcharge of R220.00 per way in total for Collect/drop-off service from Johannesburg Airport, Eastern suburbs and Pretoria

More About the Pilanesberg Day Safari

The safari is approximately 11 hours, departing Johannesburg 06h30 and returning around 17h30

Enjoy driving around Pilanesberg for 5 hours in a nine seater open safari vehicle driven by very knowledgeable game rangers.

The 55 000 hectares (132 000 acres) of Pilanesberg National Park are home to some 7 000 animals and the park is now one of the privileged reserves hosting the Big Five and 360 species of bird.

This is a Malaria free area.

This is one of the most popular day visits as it offers so much in one day. While it is a lot to take in, it is balanced and spaced out, giving you time to absorb the experience.

What Our Clients Have to Say:

Hi Go Safari

They are very reactive. Susan replied to my question on a Sunday. Our guide/driver to Pilanesberg was friendly/knowledgeable. We had an open tour in Pilanesberg in the morning duting which we saw elephants, rhinos, giraffes, hippos, zebras, tortoises, gnou,... it was great, Russel our guide was great too. We were picked up and dropped back at our hotel in Sandton on time and spent a wonderful day thanks to Susan, Wiggie and Russel!

Thank you

Go Safari Team

I’ve never done a safari trip before so this was s real bucket list wish for me. Being in Joburg only for a few days for work meant my free time was limited. A day trip to Pilanesberg was just the perfect fit for me. Really well organised from start to finish and it was a fantastic experience - we saw loads of different species and it’s just a real hoot rattling around in an open top jeep. Can’t recommend highly enough.


Within the first two hours we saw 4 of the big five....we watched lions try and hunt a warthog (unsuccessfully), saw black rhino and white rhino, male and female giraffes and multiple herds of elephants going around their day. An amazing and wonderful experience.

Thank you Tess G

It's been a long time since I've written a review good or bad, but Go Safari deserves recognition for going above and beyond with outstanding personalized service to provide my best ever airport layover experience. I had an 11-hr connection through JNB airport and emailed five tour groups seeking to find one willing and able to make it possible for me to squeeze a trip to Pilanesberg into that time. Only Go Safari came through for me, picking me up at JNB at 5:30 am, driving me up to Pilanesberg, fitting in the maximum park time (4 hrs) that my schedule allowed, then getting me back to JNB to catch my flight.
Kudos to Dave who was very responsive, patient and thorough in responding to my many advance questions and special requests, all with only a short lead time. Thanks also to my driver/ guide Pierre whose knowledge of the park yielded many great memories and photos, and who even skipped lunch to enable maximum touring time.

Dan W

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