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2 Day Pilanesberg Chalet Safari

Duration: 2 Days
Style of Tour :
ZAR 7990.00AUD 626.67CAD 566.67EURO 386.18GBP 363.68USD 423.87

This package is for clients looking for the thrill of a Big 5 safari with mid-market accommodation. A mere 2 hours from Johannesburg, Pilanesberg provides the perfect setting to indulge in an African Safari for those with limited time. Join us on an open vehicle game drive as we track down the Big 5 -  who knows you might catch a glimpse of a leopard or lions on the hunt. A side excursion to Sun City can be included on the last day. 

Countries visitingSouth Africa
This tour is:Family Friendly
Accommodation on tour:Chalet/Lodge
Malaria free:Yes


  • Pilanesberg National Park - Big 5 Safari
  • Game drives 
  • Open vehicle game drive
  • Optional walking Safari
  • Amazing photographic opportunities
  • Sun City excursion (optional)

 Below is the basic day to day brief,

The Full downloadable Itinerary is at the bottom of this window.

Please download the dossier should you want more detailed information on the route and tour.

Day One: Johannesburg / Pretoria to Pilanesberg
We depart between 6am and 7am  travelling to Pilanesberg National Park, a 2 hour drive from Pretoria / Johannesburg. The Pilanesberg Park is nested in an eroded volcanic crater and stretch over 44 000 hectares, the 4th largest National Park in South Africa.  As we enter the park around 9am the search begins for a variety of bird life and "the Big 5" roaming the plains of this Crater in a closed vehicle game drive stopping at waterholes and bird hides.

Lunch is enjoyed at 12:30 at a restaurant inside the park (own cost).

After lunch we continue our game drive before checking into the accommodation at 2pm and having some time to unwind. In the afternoon we enjoy a game drive in an open vehicle. Leaving between 15:00 and 16h30 where we will embark on an sunset / evening drive. We return to our chalet to settle in, relax and freshen up for dinner.  

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight in en-suite chalet

Day Two : Pilanesberg National Park
After early morning coffee and rusks the day starts with a morning closed vehicle game drive. The closed drive can be upgraded to an open vehicle game drive on request pending local availability. Or for those more adventurous there is also an opportunity to upgrade into doing an early morning bush walk safari (pending local conditions). This walk entails an armed ranger guiding you on foot through Pilanesberg National Park to view animals and learn the secrets of the bush on a walking safari.  After your chosen activity we have a scrumptious well deserved breakfast. We then at 12:30 continue our day by driving the best routes in the park in search of the animals we have not yet found. Lunch is enjoyed at a restaurant in the park (own cost).

Clients can visit Sun City (entrance fee for own account) should they wish or they can continue with the safari in Pilanesberg

At Approx 16:00 we depart the park to arrive in Johannesburg or Pretoria, expect to be dropped at your hotel  +- 7pm.

Meals: Breakfast

We make use of the chalets in either Kingdom Resort or Sundown Country Estate bordering Pilanesberg. The resort offers a swimming pool and restaurant as well as entertainment area. 

We pick up from most accommodation establishments in the Johannesburg / Pretoria area as well as Johannesburg Airport, please check the relevant times with your reservations agent. The journey to and from the park is in the comfort of an air-conditioned micro bus.

You can be dropped off at your accommodation in Johannesburg / Pretoria or the Airport by appointment, if you are flying out from Johannesburg on the last day please check with your consultant if the timing works.

Traffic and road conditions can be unpredictable, Johannesburg does suffer from traffic congestion - we do ask clients to remain flexible with exact timings.   

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Note: Itineraries do change, please speak to your consultant for the latest up-to-date itinerary for your travel period.

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 7990.00AUD 626.67CAD 566.67EURO 386.18GBP 363.68USD 423.87

2024 Tour Prices

ZAR 7,990 per person sharing

ZAR 11,270 per person single

Child rate - 50% Discount (under 12) if child travelling with 2 adults 

  • Daily departures from Johannesburg / Pretoria
  • Transfers to and from Pilanesberg in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Open 4x4 vehicle Game Drive
  • Experienced registered guides
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Beverages & snacks
  • Souvenirs, tips
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visas

This tour has daily departures

This tour has a duration of: 2 Days

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