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2 Day Pilanesberg Budget Tented Safari Popular

2 Days
Style of Tour
ZAR 3250.00AUD 335.05CAD 328.28EURO 218.71GBP 194.49USD 262.10

Pilanesberg National Park is a mere 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and offers fantastic wildlife sightings all year round. If you are working to a budget - this package offers you the opportunity to experience a Big 5 Safari on an open vehicle game drive. Stay overnight in a semi luxury permanent tent and partake in an exciting early morning game drive when animals are at their most active and perhaps see lions on the hunt! We can incorporate a visit to Sun city on the last day for those that want to. 

Countries visitingSouth Africa
This tour is:Family Friendly
Accommodation on tour:Permanent Tents
Malaria free:Yes


  • Pilanesberg National Park - Big 5 Safari
  • Open Vehicle Game Drive
  • Sunset - Night drive
  • Sun city excursion (optional)

Tour Itinerary

Day One: Johannesburg / Pretoria to Pilanesberg

Pick up from your hotel in Johannesburg / Pretoria between 6.30am to 7.30am. We then travel west on a 2 hour transfer to Pilanesberg National Park. The Park is nested in an eroded volcanic crater and stretches over 44 000 hectares, the 4th largest National Park in South Africa .  As we enter the park the search begins for a variety of bird life, the "Big 5" and other wildlife roaming the plains of this Crater.  We "game drive" the whole day, stopping at waterholes and bird hides. Note that the morning game drive is conducted in a closed vehicle.

Lunch is enjoyed at restaurant inside the park. (own cost).

After lunch we board open vehicle game viewing vehicles and continue our search for any elusive animals. The vehicles allow for excellent sightings and photographic opportunities. After an exciting drive we check into our accommodation and settle in, relax and freshen up for dinner. 

Meals: dinner

Accommodation: Overnight in tented camp

Day Two : Pilanesberg National Park

After early morning coffee and rusks the day starts with an early morning game drive until breakfast. This can be upgraded to an open vehicle game drive on request with your guide and pending local availability. Or  for those more adventurous there is also an opportunity to upgrade (pending local conditions) into doing an early morning bushwalk safari. 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 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 should they wish or they can continue with the safari in Pilanesberg

At Approx. 17:00 we depart the park. Expect to be back to arrive in Johannesburg or Pretoria at your hotel around 7pm.

Meals: Breakfast


Manyane Resort offers safari tents for those who want to mix a rustic, authentic experience with a good nights sleep. Tents are permanent and are termed "semi luxury". They are equipped with usual amenities - electricity, refrigerator, coffee and tea-making facilities, and importantly have proper beds to sleep in. Quick access to shared ablutions. 


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.    

Approx. tour cost in
ZAR 3250.00AUD 335.05CAD 328.28EURO 218.71GBP 194.49USD 262.10

Full tour pricing

Trip Price -         R3 250 per person sharing

Single supp. -    ZAR 1000 

Child Rate -        50% Discount (under 12) if child travelling with 2 parents

Looking for more comfort - Pilanesberg Luxury Lodge

Tour includes

  • Daily Departures from Johannesburg / Pretoria
  • Transfers to and from Pilanesberg in luxury air-conditioned vehicles
  • Open 4x4 vehicle Game Drive
  • Amazing photographic opportunities
  • Experienced registered guides
  • All Meals As per itinerary

Not included

  • All items of a personal nature
  • alcohol, beverages & snacks
  • souvenirs, tips
  • Optional upgrade activities

Tours start on the following dates

This tour has a duration of: 2 Days

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