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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

#7 of 79 Outdoor Activities in Johannesburg Features Animals
Johannesburg, South Africa
+27 84 500 1773
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Awesome day at the park!

We had an awesome day on Safari in the park. We saw 4 out of 5 of the Big Five, and far more! Our... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
kevinparsley
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Los Angeles, California
Amazing Day Trip in Pilanesburg

Our group had an amazing day trip to the park. You leave quite early but there are plenty of... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Jlapoint
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Columbia Falls, Montana
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As a responsible tour operator, Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours actively boycotts ALL "commercial" predator breeding and wildlife petting facilities, believing wildlife should be wild and this is what we will show you! We are a dynamic, up-and-coming company specialising in tours and safaris in Pilanesberg National Park since 2007. The proximity of this park to the hub of the Gauteng metropolis makes for an ideal safari and wilderness experience in easy reach for a day or few.
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Reviewed 15 June 2017

We had an awesome day on Safari in the park. We saw 4 out of 5 of the Big Five, and far more! Our guide, Neil, was extremely experienced and passionate about the animals he showed us. Loads of things to learn and see!

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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Our group had an amazing day trip to the park. You leave quite early but there are plenty of coffee stops! We saw a huge variety of animals and even followed a large bull elephant for 20 minutes. Our guide Neil was extremely knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2017

Did a 4 day camping safari in Pilanesburg in April. We had a great time and saw lots of animals. We hadn't been in the park for more than 6 minutes when we came upon a big group of elephants that walked right by our...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Clara_in_the_world Thanks for your review and recommendation. So glad that the tour ran smoothly and you had so many exciting sightings. We hope the rest of your visit in SA was just as good and we look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

My colleagues and I only had one day to see as much as we could. Neil from Pilanesberg safaris was an excellent guide. He picked us up from our hotel and whisked us off to our destination. A stop at a nice place to get...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Tourpooch Thanks for your time in reviewing Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are so glad that you had an excellent day out with Niel and from the sounds of it, some really excellent sightings! I can agree that being in the presence of a...More

Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Customized private day tour from Neil Jacobs - Everything went perfectly and the tour was excellent! Pickup right on time at my hotel at 6am. In the park less than 2 hours later, and spent about 6 hours seeing about 20 different mammals, from elephants...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Jeff Thanks for your review of Pilanesberg Safaris. So glad that your private safari was a success and thank you for the recommendation. Please get in touch should you find yourself in Johannesburg once again. Best regards Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours

Reviewed 24 April 2017

Started the day with Ryan and high hopes of seeing everything we could and we did. A great experience with lots of laughter and beautiful sights. The night tour was wonderful, but most impressive moments were eating outside under the magnificent African Sky...You could almost...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Zulma It's great to hear from you and thanks for your feedback! I really enjoyed your company too and hope the "secret" spice has added soemthing special to your cuisine! I will be coming over to try. Many thanks again and hope to see...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

Driver cum Guide were very much polite and would stop whenever we felt that we could see some animal in the bushes . They had proper information regarding where they could spot animals . Overall Great ExperienceMore

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Thank you bhaumiksheth12 for your review and we are proud to have provided an overall great experience. We hope that you saw all that you wanted and that the scenery was as impressive to you as it is to us. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 18 April 2017

We opted for a one-day safari at the start of our holiday and it set the right momentum of our holiday. Thanks to our professional and fun guide, Neil Jacobs. It was our first safari ever and this would not be our last for sure....More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Sugar Alert Thanks for your review and we are so glad your holiday got going with the right momentum thanks to Niel and your experience in the Pilanesberg. By the sonds of it you had a successful day out and we hope the rest...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017

Our one day safari to Pilanesberg NP was fantastic. Nice trip with a confortable vehicle and a professional guide who know the birds and the big animals and explain to us some very interesting things. The one day safari to Pilanesberg NP is a great...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Oscar L Thanks for your review and we are so glad that you had a good experience in this special place. I'm glad that your guide managed to spot some of the bigger animals but more so that time was taken to appreciate the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

My first safari. We only had time for a day safari during a recent trip to Johannesburg. After researching 5-6 companies, we decided to book with Pilanesburg Safaris and Tours. I can't say enough great things about them. Our guide Andrew picked us up at...More

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Hi goodnamestaken Thanks for your review and kind comments. Andrew is an excellent guide and yes- we think he can spot wildlife a mile off (and probably behind a mountain too). We appreciate that you chose us for your visit to the Pilanesberg as well...More

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Toussaint L
1 June 2017|
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Response from 114zulmaq | Reviewed this property |
Since the group is quite large the best thing to do is call them and deal with them directly. I think you can work something out with them. Worth the while!!!!
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daldanie
27 March 2017|
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Hi Daldania. Unfortunately due to posting guidelines we can't put our web address here but search for the "Official" Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours website online or alternatively it should be in our TA listing details. We... More
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Shmueljohnson
2 February 2017|
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Response from PilanesbergSafaris | Property representative |
Dear Shmueljohnson. The roads to the Pilanesberg from Johannesburg are pretty good but we would not advise driving them at night due to livestock and pedestrians. Just be careful of potholes and the occassional velocity... More
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