Authentic Pilanesberg Camping Safari & Canopy Tour Not to Be Missed!
Join us on this spectacular 3-day adventure tour that combines a truly authentic wildlife safari experience in the Pilanesberg National Park and finishes off with an exhilarating canopy tour experience in the Magaliesberg mountains.
The first 2 days of the tour dedicated to safari time-South African Style!! We head off to the Pilanesberg National park which is situated about 2 hours from Johannesburg. It is here that you will get to experience the abundance of wildlife in the Pilanesberg. You will be taken into the park with our ranger for 2 days for a jam-packed safari experience.
What makes the Pilanesberg so special?
The Pilanesberg is the ultimate destination to break away and is rated as one of the best wildlife parks in South Africa. There is always an abundance of wildlife to be seen at every turn. Unlike the other game reserves in South Africa, the Pilanesberg is unique as it basically an extinct volcano that formed a ring complex of mountains which is good for us. Why is that? Well the animals get to roam freely within the reserve and are contained within the mountains. So it is pretty easy for our rangers to find the animals even though the park is 55,000 hectares of sheer awesomeness.
About the canopy tour
The last day of the tour will see you swooshing through the air on THE BEST Canopy tour experience in South Africa. The 3-hour tour is situated in the Magaliesberg Biosphere which is home to one of the oldest mountain ranges on earth. Our guides will take you on a magical journey through the ecology and geology of the area as you zip from cliff to cliff.
This is the best form of aerial tracking where 11 platforms have been built into the cliff face of the Gorge and have been joined together with a long steel cable that you slide along. Basically, the tour is all about zipping from platform to platform and spending time on each to admire the view and learn about the geology, fauna and flora.
The accommodation for the tour?
To get a feel for how local South Africans experience a safari in the Pilanebserg, we have opted for the camping style of accommodation. So that means we have traded in the creature comforts of a hotel for a tented experience. Which of course has its benefits…. A roaring fire in the evening, a traditional South African meal as prepared by our very own bush cook and the sounds of nature amplified by the acoustics of your tent. We can assure you it is a really cool way to experience the magic of the Pilanesberg.
Return transfers from Johannesburg
2 Nights’ tented accommodation in the Pilanesberg
All park fees
Breakfasts on day 2 and 3
Lunch on day 1, 2 and 3
Dinner on day 1 and 2
6 hour game drive on day 1
2 x 3 hour game drives on day 2
2.5 hour canopy tour in the Magaliesberg Mountains
Basic first aid kit
Guide for the duration of the tour
Dedicated Trip Planner
Flights and airport taxes
Items of a personal nature
Visas for South Africa
Health requirements (if any)
Optional but highly recommended travel and medical insurance
Snacks, personal medicine
Meals & drinks not specified
Authentic South African Safari
Instant bookings and confirmation
Guide for the duration of your tour from start to end
Open air game drives
Authentic camping experience-South African Style
Transfers to the Pilanebserg from Johannesburg included
2.5 hour Canopy tour over an ancient mountain Gorge
Our tours begin and end in Johannesburg
Travel day. Pick up is scheduled from 06H30 from centrally located hotels within the Johannesburg area. We then a drive North through the province known as the North West. Not the most glamourise of names we know. The drive takes just over 2 hours. Upon arrival we douse you in coffee, throw you in the rest room to take care of any humanly functions and then pile you into the game vehicle for your first wildlife experience of the day. Today we set aside about 6 hours of game viewing. You should be back at camp by about 4pm. Lunch will be served on the drive at about 12:30pm. When you get into camp, our camp assistant will show you your tent and you get to settle down for the rest of the evening. Our cook will prepare a scrumptious South African Style meal around the fire which is served at about 8pm. So that gives you time to explore the campsite, shower or enjoy a beer or 10 around the fire.
Wake up call at 05H00.An early and activity packed day. We have 2 game drives scheduled for today. The first one is from 6am to 8:30am. The morning drives can be the best in terms of animal sightings especially lions. Breakfast is served from 9-10am. We then spend about 5 hours in the park on another game drive. Back in camp by 5pm for dinner
Wake up at leisure. Breakfast will be served until 8:30 am. Ready to leave by 9:30am. We then take the 2-hour drive through to the Magaliesberg mountains arriving at 11:30am. We will then take you on 2.5 hour canopy tour that finishes by 2:30pm. Lunch included.
At 3pm we make our way back to Johannesburg arriving by 5pm