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Pilanesberg Nature Reserve provided by Wildside Tours and Safaris - Day Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Due to the present condition we will be regulating the number of people on the vehicle to 5 pax in line with social distancing.
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Updated 06/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Feel the excitement of knowing you are about to take a journey into uncharted areas where it is you and Africa’s most feared creatures by exploring their territory, by their rules. You will be collected from the Hotel by a qualified guide and proceed to the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve that spans an area of 550 square kilometres, the home of the BIG FIVE. Here we will drive around in the safety of our vehicle and feel the tension mounting that at any moment just around a corner you could spot a herd of elephant or the king himself the lion or if lucky spot the ever elusive leopard as he lies on a rock or in a tree.  Duration of the tour is around 12 hours.
Important Information
Duration
500–1800 hours
Inclusions
  • National Park fees
  • Transport from Hotel to Pilanesberg plus return.
  • Lunch within the Reserve.
  • Water.
  • Pictures taken during tour for you and placed onto Dropbox.
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Additional purchases.
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Dress code is casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 7 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Aaron W wrote a review May 2020
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We booked a last minute trip to Johannesburg and set up this tour just a few days in advance. Within moments of booking, Tim was in contact to set up timing and provide advice. As soon as he picked us up from our Airbnb at 4am, he had us laughing immediately. The trip from
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from 247wildside, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 7 May 2020
Thank you for taking the time to do the review. I truly appreciate it. It was magic being with you all and trust me I tad loads of fun. Hope all your videos came out like you wanted them. It would be my pleasure to take you all out again if you come back to South Africa. Remember once Africa gets into your blood you will always come home. Its getting back to our grass roots and Nature. Thanks again. Cheers Tim
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Joseph R wrote a review Nov 2019
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Had a great time. Tim kept me very informed and kept me busy all day. When I finished the Nature Reserve he gave me the option of adding in the Lion Park which was very nice of him to suggest.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from Wildside1, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 26 Nov 2019
Hi Joe, Thank you for taking the time to do a review and giving me the opportunity to take you on tour. It was an awesome day with amazing sightings and its always such a pleasure to share my passion with others. We all need to strive to preserve our wildlife and cherish them so that we will give the future generations the opportunity to witness it as well. Thanks again and have a blessed day. Cheers Tim
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Safari10367935992 wrote a review Jul 2019
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We booked a Tour with Tim because we got a reccommendation from a friend. The pilanesberg Tour with him was just amazing. At the beginning, he asked us what animals we want to see and he did everything to find the animals for us- and he found them:) Thanks to his good spotting,
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Response from 247wildside, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Thanks so much for taking the time to do the review and the kind words. I always feel that I am more excited to go out on the tours than my clients as this is a passion that keeps growing and to be able to share this with you make me feel so blessed. It was magic meeting you both and look forward to the next time you visit this stunning Country of ours. Thanks again and have a magic day. Cheers Tim
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Jamie O wrote a review Jun 2019
Colchester, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
My friend and I recently visited Johannesburg on a short business trip and wanted to squeeze in a Safari on our spare day. We found Tim and in hindsight we couldn't of been happier choosing him to take us on our first Safari experience. Tim, was very responsive when booking
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from 247wildside, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 27 Jun 2019
Hi Jamie, Thank you so much for taking the time to do a review and the incredibly kind words. It was such a pleasure to be with you both and thanks for making it feel as if we were a bunch of friends on an outing together. It has always been my pleasure to share my passion with people and the excitement and joy you both showed, just made it for me. I love to see people enjoy and respect our Nature and Wildlife the way I do. Thank you both for being such MAGIC friends and allowing me to take you on tour. I would love to assist setting up your next tour for you and getting together, hopefully in the near future. Hope the gratitude rock is in your right hand pocket now. All my very best. Cheers Tim
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Dietmar G wrote a review Feb 2019
Capital Federal District, Argentina3 contributions7 helpful votes
Thank you Tim for sharing your truckload of experience and knowledge on this 2-day tour to the Elephant Encounter and Pilanesberg Nature Reserve with my wife and me! These days were packed with wonderful sightings and experiences. At every time you adapted to our speed and our
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from Wildside1, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 2 Mar 2019
Hi Dietmar. Thank you for taking the time to do a review. It was my pleasure to be with you both and was awesome sharing my passion with you. Nature is just such an amazing thing and so many people take it for granted. Hope you loved all the pictures that I took for you, Memories for a life time and that you still have your gratitude rock in the right pocket. :) Hope to see you again soon in this stunning country of ours. Love to all and have a magic day. Cheers Tim
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By: Wildside Tours and Safaris - Day Tours
Worldlyroxi
Worldlyroxi
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Lion Walk and Lion Cubs
Tim is incredible. I had the pleasure of doing the lion walk at the lion park right outside of Joburg. He picked me
stevemix
stevemix
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Tremendous day out with a great guy who is both knowledgeable and very entertaining
Tim is the ultimate guide – he loves and knows everything about the local wildlife and delivers his knowledge in pl
Rachel218mom
Rachel218mom
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Best week ever!
We spent 6 days traveling all over jburg with tim, had the best time evet, laughed non stop and got some great know
CarstenS359
CarstenS359
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Great Tour! Thank you Tim
It was a great tour with Tim and he has a lot of humor. His knowledge of the Zulu language is helpful as he is in g
Sophii_Cm
Sophii_Cm
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Look nowhere else! Tim is your guy
I had the pleasure of booking with Tim for an early morning game drive to Philanesberg and a tour of the lion and s
myesha j
myesha j
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Amazing!
We recently went to the Pilansberg National Reserve with Tim and then onto the Elephant Encounter. Both experiences
Brandy P
Brandy P
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Amazing!
Tim was an incredible tour guide. Getting up close with the elephants and petting baby lions was amazing. Highly re
golfishrun
golfishrun
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I understand why they say it's magic
Myself African adventure was truly magic and Tim was an exceptional tour guide! he spoke the languages, Was very kn
wednesdaykayak
wednesdaykayak
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Awe inspiring experience
We were met by our guide Tim promptly when he said he would arrive. He was a funny and informative guy too. Had lot
geormac
geormac
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Amazing encounter
Being on a business trip for a week and a half, I was looking for something special to do during the weekend. I hav
ZacDonna36
ZacDonna36
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Tim at wildsidetoursandsafaris
Tim was a terrific guide for our vacation. Very knowledgeable about the area, the people and the culture. He went o
tnmarky
tnmarky
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Personable, Knowledgable Guide offering customized tours
We had used Tim's services two years before and contacted him again because we'd been pleased. Tim's strengths ar
LornaW321
LornaW321
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Awe-Inspiring Time with Elephants and Lions
Petting the cute (but fierce) lion cubs was thrilling, and I liked seeing all the giraffes, big cats, and other wil
MontserratFuRo
MontserratFuRo
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Great experience.
Was a great time and experience. Tim is very friendly and kind. He paid a lot of attention in my tour day and gave
elise314
elise314
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Tim was hilarious! Incredible experience!
A friend of mine booked Tim for the elephant encounter and lion and safari park. I didn't know what to expect, but
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  • Duration: 500–1800 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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