Half day Johannesburg safaris

Pilanesberg Safari Full Day

Experience the Pilanesberg National Park with this Pilanesberg Safari Day Tour !

This Pilanesberg Safari day tour takes you to the Pilanesberg National Park which is a cradle of life. Nestled in an extinct volcano crater covering nearly 500 square kilometers of rolling African savannah and bush that is home to an astounding number of wildlife from antelope, zebra and giraffe to lions to the noble African elephant.

Enjoy this abundance of animals from an open game vehicle or one of the many secluded hides. If you are looking at experiencing some of the best game viewing in South Africa but have limited time, then the Pilanesberg day tour will be a trip to remember!!

Pilanesberg Safari

Our Pilanesberg Safari Day Tour – About the Pilanesberg

The Pilanesberg is situated about 2 hours from Johannesburg and is home to over 10,000 mammal species and an array of plant species. As with most reserves within Africa due to the expansion of urban humans, the entire 500 square km park is fenced to keep the animals in. An unfortunate scenario that was bound to happen given the massive population growth of humans.

Estimated animal population in the Pilanesberg:

Lion: 60

Leopard: 30

Elephant: 220

Rhino: Classified due to the ongoing poaching problem

African Buffalo: 200

Zebra: 1700

Impala: 3000

Giraffe: 180

What makes our Pilanesberg Safari day tours different?

We get it!! It’s not every day you get to have an elephant stroll within 10m of your car. But for us it has been our passion and job for over 10 years. We have learnt through our experiences from travelers what they REALLY want on a day tour.

A balance of free time to just take in the freedom of the African bush, a mix of classic highlights and local secrets that only your guide will be able to tell you. And most of all, the obvious …. A mind blowing experience!!!

Our tour guides are born and bred in South Africa and have spent most of their lives around the Pilanesberg and they know their animals and where to find them more than anyone else. On your day trip you will not only see the Pilanesberg, you will live it.

The motto for our day tours to the Pilanesberg? Small intimate groups, responsible travel and fun. An incredible way to not only to forge new friendships and see wildlife, it’s about finding new perspectives. It’s the stories you share and experiences that stick around long after the smell of elephant dung leaves your shoes.

Take a look at some of our awesome footage from our Pilanesberg Safari day tour !

Our Pilanesberg Safari begins with a hotel pick up anywhere in Johannesburg or Pretoria between 6am to 7am depending on where you are located. We then talkie the 2 hour drive to Pilanesberg stopping at a station on the way for snacks if needed. Once at Pilanesberg we load you onto our open game vehicle where we will embark on a 3 hour safari before having lunch at the Pilanesberg Centre. After lunch we will then embark on another 2 hour or so game drive before returning to our standard air conditioned vehicle to head back to Johannesburg. We generally arrive back in Johannesburg between 6 to 7pm.


  • Qualified ranger and driver for the duration of the Pilanesberg Safari
  • Return transfers from JHB in an air conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • 5 hour open game vehicle safari
  • Lunch inside Pilanesberg
  • All national park fees and entry permits
  • 24/7 support leading up to your tour


  • Items of personal nature
  • Tips for guides
  • Meals and drinks no specified
  • Optional but highly recommended travel insurance
  • Experience the Big Five in their natural habitats
  • Pick up anywhere in JHB and Pretoria
  • Open vehicle safari