A camping safari and bush walk at Pilanesberg is a simple but highly enjoyable way to experience South Africa. Pilanesberg National Park is the result of a long extinct volcano. The crater, which holds the park, is millions of years old and is a very unique feature. As a result, this attracted a wide variety of birds and animal species to which it now calls home. This includes the BIG 5 as well as cheetah, giraffe, hippo, hyena, jackal and a number of antelope and bird species.
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Greater Johannesburg area)
- Air conditioned transport
- 3 days, 2 nights camping/safari tent/chalet/luxury lodge
- Variety of guided game drives
- 1x Open vehicle game drive (3x when booking luxury lodge)
- Guided bush walk with armed rangers! (No children under 16 yrs)
- Meals as per itinerary (Breakfasts up to R125, Dinners up to R175), all meals in luxury lodge
- Professional Tour Guide
- Lunches & drinks
- Personal items
- Night Drive in an Open Top Vehicle
- Rhino Tracking
- Trip to Sun City Casino & Resort
- Quad Biking
We depart Johannesburg (Pretoria) at 07:30 for the park. The drive is a mere 2.5 hours and on arrival we take some time to settle into our accommodation before we go hunting for the big 5! Lunch will be at a picnic spot within the park. We can relax but still enjoy the peacefulness of nature around us. We'll return to camp for a brief rest if the heat of the day is too much before departing for an afternoon drive once again. Dinner this evening will be at the restaurant.
We hit the ground running on day 2 at 05:30 with coffee and biscuits before departing for a sunrise game drive. We return to camp for a hearty breakfast and some leisure time. Today we will have the opportunity of visiting the Sun City resort if desired (entry at additional cost). If you prefer we can just head out again and take in as much game viewing as possible. Late afternoon will provide us the best time to see the variety of plant and animal life out and about. When we return to camp you will be treated to a fine dinner at the restaurant.
The highlight of the tour starts this morning as we book you onto a guided morning bush walk with 2 armed rangers. There is no greater safari thrill than getting up close and personal with nature! We'll grab a well deserved mid morning breakfast upon return to camp. We pack up camp and say goodbye as we head back to Johannesburg. Before arriving back we will pop in at one of the various craft markets en route, in case you want a few souvenirs. Tour ends.