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What to Expect
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 at 06h00 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 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 watching you and enticing you to make a mistake. Without a doubt you will feel the sensation of total tranquillity of the African bush and know that that feeling will linger with you for eternity. During your trip we will stop off within the reserve at the Zebra Crossing Restaurant for lunch on the deck overlooking the water hole. ch surrounded by Mother Nature .After an eventful day we then head out for Chameleon African Curio market. Here you will have the pleasure of walking around an area with 186 different stalls all enticing you to purchase a gift for a loved one back home. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels in Sandton area Johannesburg

Airports

  • Tambor Airport, Tambor Costa Rica
  • Lanseria Airport, Lanseria South Africa
Departure Time
5:00 AM
Duration
20 days
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
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers 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 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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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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Response from Wildside1, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 25 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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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 14 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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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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Response from 247wildside, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 26 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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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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Response from Wildside1, Owner at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
Responded 1 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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About the operator
By: Wildside Tours and Safaris - Day Tours
240 reviews
Sophii_Cm
Washington DC, District of Columbia
20
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
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Joseph R
10
Great experience. Tim's knowledge is vast.
Had a great time. Tim kept me very informed and kept me busy all day. When I finished the Nature Reserve he gave
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myesha j
111
Amazing!
We recently went to the Pilansberg National Reserve with Tim and then onto the Elephant Encounter. Both
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Brandy P
10
Amazing!
Tim was an incredible tour guide. Getting up close with the elephants and petting baby lions was amazing. Highly
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golfishrun
Louisiana,
30
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
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wednesdaykayak
10
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
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geormac
10
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
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ZacDonna36
20
Tim at wildsidetoursandsafaris
Tim was a terrific guide for our vacation. Very knowledgeable about the area, the people and the culture. He went
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tnmarky
Nashville, Tennessee
6217
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
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LornaW321
21
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
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MontserratFuRo
10
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
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Resort16674970377
Corvallis, United States
30
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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MelissaZ1993
10
Fantasic Tour with Tim
We were close to the elephants and young lions and that was a fantastic experience. I would always book a tour
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Teo P
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
10
A great time with Elephants and Tim!
A group of 5 of us had the opportunity to do the elephant encounter and lion and safari park with Tim and it was
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Safari10367935992
22
It is really the best guide you can get!!
We booked a Tour with Tim because we got a reccommendation from a friend. The pilanesberg Tour with him was just
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