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Best Johannesburg Safaris

Are you looking for safari tour options from Johannesburg? We have a selection of multi day, as well as day tour options for you to choose from. Welcome to South Africa Adventures ultimate Johannesburg Safaris guide. Our aim is to create unique and interactive travel experiences. Choose your ultimate wildlife tour and let us do the rest for you. We can even throw your mother in law to the lions if you want. A real South African Safari is a tour of contrasts.

But what else do you call a vacation where you will happily slalom between a herd of breeding elephants in the Pilanesberg, lions stalking an impala in the Kruger, traditional meals around a camp fire, stunning savannah scenery and fresh Bushveld air. The challenge is choosing the amount of time you have to experience this magic. Maybe you only have a day spare. Or maybe you have a week. Whatever your situation, we have a recommended safari tours for you to choose from.

There is an abundance of reasons to visit South Africa-safaris, dazzling Cape Town, the incredible garden route to name a few. But what really blows travelers minds is the abundance of natural splendor, exotic wildlife and overall experience of an authentic South African Safaris. But of course, there are millions of tour operator and option available on the net. Where is the best area to go? What is the best time to go? Ade there any safari tour options from Johannesburg? Will I see animals?

We are going to try and answer a whole whack of your questions in this article, specifically focusing on tours leaving from Johannesburg. And why is that? Because that is where our main airport is. And Johannesburg is also the closest major city to the main safari areas of South Africa.  We will also recommend a whole bunch of tours that will include day tours as well as multi day tours to some of the iconic wildlife reserves. These include the Pilanesberg and the Kruger National Park.

Why embark on Johannesburg safaris tour ?

80% of all international flights land at Johannesburg. It makes sense to start your safari from Johannesburg as you do not need to fly to another city. Johannesburg is also the gateway to most of the major safaris tours in South Africa. Two of the most popular destinations are the Kruger National Park and the Pilanesberg. The Kruger is about a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg. The Pilanesberg is about a 2-hour drive from Johannesburg. From a logistical point of view, these are the most accessible game reserves.

What is a safari park and where do we recommend you go?

Traditionally a safari park has been classified as a natural area where wild animals roam freely. There are many parks in South Africa that offer access to the public for the viewing of wild animals. The most popular by far due to their accessibility and distance from Johannesburg is the Pilanesberg and Kruger. Although there are many other safari parks, a lot of them are either private reserves or are too small to allow free roaming animals. Both the Pilanesberg and Kruger are National Parks that allow access to the public. They are also massive. Which means they can sustain free roaming animals that include elephants, rhino, zebra, wildebeest and a host of many other indigenous species.

Recommended Johannesburg safaris tour

We have divided our recommendations into 3 options based on how much time you have and the proximity to Johannesburg. No use going to the Kruger Park for 1 day as it takes 5 hours just to drive there. Whereas the Pilanesberg is only 2 hours from Johannesburg.

Half day safari excursion options

This is the perfect tour for travelers who have limited time. It is a perfect layover tour for those stuck at the airport and are looking at a wildlife experience. The total tour duration is 5 hours from pick up to drop off.

On this tour we pick up clients from any location within the Johannesburg area. We then take the 75-minute drive through the foothills of the Magaliesberg mountains to the Askari private game reserve. Upon arrival, we meet up with the ranger, have a quick cup of coffee, and transfer to our open-air game vehicle. We then spend 3 hours exploring the reserve in search for wild animals from elephant, rhino, lion, zebra, giraffe, wildebeest and many other species indigenous to the area.

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Half day Johannesburg Safari

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1-day safari from Johannesburg

Another perfect safari tour option if your time is limited. It is also the perfect option for travelers who are on vacation in Johannesburg and have decided to maximize their vacation by embarking on multiple day tours in order to cover all aspects of what the city has to offer. Our recommendation for a 1-day safari would be to the Pilanesberg National Park. Situated 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg, this is the perfect way to experience an authentic South African Safaris.

The reserve is home to the Big 5 (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and African Buffalo) as well as an abundance of other free roaming wild animals. These include zebra, giraffe, wildebeest, warthog, hippo and antelope. You will spend about 6 hours with our ranger on a ‘game drive’ in search of your favorite animal. And just for the record…the game we are referring to here are animals, not chess or monopoly. Pick up is at 6am from any location in Johannesburg, returning by 6pm.

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2 day or 3-day Pilanesberg safari from Johannesburg

If you still have limited time and would really like to experience an overnight safari and all its magical wonders, then the 2-day safari to the Pilanesberg is your best option. We do not recommend that you book a 2-day safari to the Kruger Park. It is way too far away to maximize the experience. It takes about 6 hours just to drive there. So, you can imagine how little time is left for a proper safari. So best to stick to the overnight Pilanesberg option. On this tour, guests enjoy over 12 hours of game viewing with our ranger. And of course, you get to spend the night. We have various tour options to choose from depending on your level of comfort. We offer tented camping experiences, to luxury lodge experiences. Take a look at our selection below.

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Multi day safari to the Kruger from Johannesburg Safaris

The multi day safari tours are the most popular experiences for travelers looking for nature, wildlife and tranquility. The best way to truly take in the magic of the Bush is to indulge in a multi-day tour. Sometimes 1 or 2 days is just not enough. Isak Dinesen wrote “when you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find that it’s the same in all her music”. It’s not all about the singing and dancing, but the rhythms of the Bush: the sound of the Kruger as it wakes every morning, the roar of lion or the thunder of zebra hooves on the open plains.

Enjoy the thrill of epic game drives in search of your favorite animal with our experience’s ranger guide. Come and get rhythm. Experience a multi-day safari in the Kruger. There a few options to choose from depending on your time. All our tours are fully guided include everything from food, transfers, accommodation, game drives and our really dry jokes. Check out our tour options below:

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Adventure enthusiast, Safari expert & overall a happy guy. I love Trekking and Hiking , especially summiting Kilimanjaro. I have a passion for people, animals and the beauty of nature

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