Pilanesberg National Park Safari and Tour
Pilanesberg Game Park day safari tours and overnight safaris.
Day tours and overnight Pilanesberg National Park Safari/Tour available – 7 days a week.
Ekala’s safaris include collection from Johannesburg/Pretoria or the airport and return as required.
Private – your group only Pilanesberg safari’s.
Different Pilanesberg National Park Safari options are available – all private – your group only – structured around your requirements/timing.
The African bush comes to life when the nocturnal wildlife species such as lion and hyena can be seen. Best to have at least one night in the game part to experiance the prime viewing hours of the late afternoon – sunset and early evening.
Private Pilanesberg day and overnight Custom Safari and Tours
As our safaris are private only – we structure around your requirements/available timing. Please supply these details for a safari package with a personalized itinerary designed especially for you.
Please contact Ekala Eco Tours for a accurate quotation or a personalized itinerary.
Picnic lunch can be supplied to be enjoyed at any one of the hides or picnic spots within the Pilanesberg National Park.
Or have lunch at any of the parks restaurants or lodges.
Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded.
Experience the Pilanesberg National Park on foot. Close up exposure to the wildlife of the Pilanesberg National Game Park. Locating and observing – accompanied by an experienced and accomplished guide. Sharing their extensive knowledge on the fauna and flora while on the walk.
Not always available. Requires at least one night to be spent in the Pilansberg – allowing an early morning departure from your lodge. No children under 12 years.
Night drives and bush braai’s
Always an exhilarating experience and opportunity not to miss. Not always possible/available – depending on timing. Ekala arranges these either a few days before arrival or on the day of arrival in the Pilanesberg.
Hot Air Ballooning
An adventure with a lot more style. Early morning start, watching the sunrise over the Pilanesberg with some game viewing. The Hot air Balloon flights last approximately 1 hour. Certainly your best hour in the Pilanesberg game park.
Requires at least one night to be spent in the Pilanesberg – allowing an early morning departure from your lodge.
Subscribing to Conservation through Education.
Different Safari options are available – all private – your group only – with different times/inclusions/prices.
Drive through the Magaliesberg mountain range with its spectacular scenery. Over the Hartbeespoort dam with a shoreline of 56 kilometers, with a capacity of 205 million cubic meters. Through the mineral rich area of Rustenburg
En-route – as part of a multi day safari package – we can include:
Cradle of humankind, a world heritage site boasting 15 major paleontologists’ sites. Possible inclusions would be the Sterkfontein Cave and Maropeng.
Also can include historical or cultural tours en-route – as part of a multi day safari package:
- Johannesburg Tour
- Soweto Tour
- Apartheid Museum
- Freedom Struggle route Tour
- Pretoria Tour
- Gandhi’s Johannesburg
Other Game parks close to Johannesburg include:
Rhino and Lion Reserve: Ekala will only supply/recommend if the client has only half day available with no other opportunity to experience South Africa’s wildlife.
Madikwe Gave Park: Madikwe is not offered by Ekala as our experience has shown us the unrealistic prices do not make it a better option than the Pilanesberg. Also the additional travelling – this on roads that have deteriorated. Our experienced option – Pilanesberg the better option.
Krugersdorp Gave reserve: Plenty game with a large indigenous walk through Aviary. Ekala’s opinion – if you have a full day to experience this – best to travel the little extra to the Pilanesberg.
Dinokeng: Also malaria free area (as Pilanesberg). As detailed for Madikwe above – Ekala’s experienced opinion – Pilanesberg the better option – for a day safari or multi day overnight safari.
Lion Park: Ekala no longer supports this private – commercially based facility.
Ekala would certainly discuss the differences between all the sanctuaries – private game parks and the National game parks during the course of any tour/safari booked with us.
Pilanesberg National game Park information
The game park covers an area of 55 000 hectares with approximately 200km of well-maintained roads with the greatest variety of animals per square km in Southern Africa. Situated in an ancient volcanic crater and adjoining the internationally acclaimed Sun City.
The accessibility of the Park is ideal for day trips, as it is the closest national park to Johannesburg International Airport. A visit to the park is always rewarding. Pilanesberg is located within one of the largest ancient volcanic complexes of its kind in the world.
Time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with open grasslands, wooded valleys, bushveld and spectacular rocky outcrops. Its plains are rich and fertile with majestic hills en-circleling the park, reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam.
There are numerous hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs. Pilanesberg is home to all of the Big Five and other game including giraffe, hippo, zebra, crocodile, brown hyena and cheetah, to mention but a few.
Private – Professional – fully guided safari’s – 7 days a week.
Full or Half Day Tours
personalised historic, cultural or custom Tours.
Personised Historic Tours
including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Gold, Diamond, Gauteng Aviation and Military History.
Wildlife Safari's & Tours
Eco wildlife including Pilanesberg, Kruger National and Hluhluwe - Umfolozi Game Park.
Personised Cultural Tours
including Johannesburg, Pretoria, Soweto, Alexandra Township and local Cultural Villages.
including Sandton to O.R. Tambo Airport, Pretoria and Johannesburg Park Station Transfers.