11 Hours
Tour Type
By Vehicle
Travel Method
Minimum Tickets (PAX)4 (Four).

If your group is less than 4 people, please book a custom tour – click here.

Tour areaPilanesberg
SnacksGuests provide their own
LunchAn own expense lunch at the restaurant
Entrance fees to reservesIncluded
OtherGuests must bring binoculars, cameras, sunglasses, jackets, water bottles, closed walking shoes, insect repellent, sunblock and a hat.

We visit the world renowned Pilanesberg Game Reserve for the day, where you will enjoy a 5-hour game drive and a lunch at the main restaurant.

At Pilanesberg Game Reserve you might see the BIG 5, as Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a BIG 5 reserve.


Pick Up

The day start with an early morning pick up at your lodge


Drive to Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Drive to Pilanesberg Game Reserve in the North-West province of South Africa.


Game Drive & Lunch

Once at the reserve, you will go on a 4-hour game drive with an additional 01:30 relaxing lunch at the main restaurant in Pilanesberg Game Reserve.



We will then return to your lodge or O.R. Thambo airport and we should arrive by 18:00.

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a sanctuary for a variety of Wildlife including the Big Five – rhino, lion, elephant, leopard and buffalo. Situated inside the eroded crater of an extinct volcano in the North West province (adjacent to Sun City,) it has a history that covers many centuries.

Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic and Alkaline Ring Complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature.

The early presence of man can be seen in the numerous Stone and Iron Age sites that are scattered throughout the park.

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as “Bushveld”. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

The colourful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and visitors. Off the centre of the park is Thabayadiotso, “the Proud Mountain” and the beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam.

An abundance of wild life proliferates in 580 km of diverse and arresting bushveld terrain. The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo – Africa’s “Big Five”.

A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention but a few.

Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Some are migrants, others permanent inhabitants; some eat carrion or live prey, others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.