A One day Pilanesberg safari from Johannesburg is ideal to explore the big five African wildlife on a limited time schedule. Only a 2 hour scenic drive northwest of Johannesburg and Pretoria is the Pilanesberg National Park, making this the ideal Big 5 overnight safari from Johannesburg.

One Day Pilanesberg Big5 SAfari - the best one day tour from Joburg

One Day Pilanesberg Big5 SAfari - the best one day tour from Joburg

Pilanesberg Day SAfari with a 5 hour open safari vehicle game drive!

The Best One Day SAfari from Johannesburg

Time is tight and you want to experience a Big 5 SAfari day tour before returning to catch a flight out, or you just want a day experience of the Big 5. Then this One Day Big 5 SAfari to Pilanesberg Game Reserve is just for you. It is the best day safari option that 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.

Includes :
  • 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 Pilanesberg looking out over a waterhole
  • Pilanesberg entry fee, VAT & Tourism Levy
  • Great memories and hopefully just as great pictures

Excludes :
  • All drinks
  • Curio purchases and items of a personal nature
  • Surcharge of R250.00 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 9 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 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.

In a single decade the Pilanesberg has become a leading wildlife destination.
What more could you want from a Big5 SAfari? Only to extend it to a few days and overnight it! 😉

This is a Malaria free area.

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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!