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Address: Johannesburg, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 84 500 1773
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Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours is a young, up-and-coming company, that...

Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours is a young, up-and-coming company, that specializes in day tours and safaris to the Pilanesberg National Park. The proximity of this park to the hub of the Gauteng metropolis is rivaled in Africa only by the Nairobi Game Reserve in Kenya. The chance of seeing a truly wild habitat where animals such as elephants or even a shrew could be at every corner is one not to be missed!

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Once in a lifetime experience

I booked a tour from my hotel and needles to say it was the best money I ever spent. You can witness the animals in the wild and if you are lucky you can witness a pride of lions... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Jorge F
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Lake Forest
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Malaysia
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We joined a private tour with Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours in Mid of September 2016. It was really stunning tour ever! We joined the Morning and Evening Safari Tour. Was told by our friendly guide that if lucky we can see all "The Big Five" in the safari! Unfortunately, we only get to see four of them...and can't meet "Elephant"~... More 

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Lake Forest
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a tour from my hotel and needles to say it was the best money I ever spent. You can witness the animals in the wild and if you are lucky you can witness a pride of lions hunt. However, just to keep stupid people on check, these are NOT DOMESTICATED ANIMALS. If you need close ups or selfies... More 

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Thank Jorge F
Geneva, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a wonderful day exploring the Pilanesberg National Park. Ryan, our tour guide, was very nice and I was really amazed by his knowledge about birds and wildlife in general. I can only recommend Pilansberg Safaris and Tours.

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Thank UrbanCH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Today we had the pleasure of being guided on a safari in Pilanesberg by Morris. He went above and beyond and exceeded all our expectations. Besides teaching us about the animals, he helped me capture some amazing animal photos! I had inquired ages ago but booked very last minute and they were very accommodating! Don't hesitate to book this company... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I definitely recommend Pilanesberg Safaris & Tours! My friends and I were spending limited time in Johannesburg, so we organized a one-day safari and it was great. Ryan picked us up from the hotel right on time and provided so much information even before we got to the park. He is so knowledgable about the wildlife in the park and... More 

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Thank Imani E
Assen, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Great, picked me up at the hotel in Joburg at the right time and drove me around the park for three days. Sometimes more than 11 hours a day. We saw 95% of the mammal species over 5 kg, and many small animals, birds and some reptiles. Leopard showed itself 5 times during this trip and hung an adult zebra... More 

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Tine Thanks for taiking the time to review our business based on your experience. We appreciate all of our reviews and I am glad that we managed to find so many of the animals for which I could see you had great love and interest. All the very best and hope to meet again. Ryan More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I can highly recommend Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours! My sister and I had limited time in Johannesburg, so we organized a one-day safari to Pilanesberg with Ryan Mengel. He picked us up from our hotel at 6am and drove us to the park. Now I'm not normally a wildlife/outdoors-y type of person... but this was one of the most fun... More 

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Kate Thanks for your review and kind words. I had a great time in the Pilanesberg with you both. We had some excellent sightings given that it was fairly hot in the Park and I am glad that you found my guiding informative. I hope to meet you both again and all the best. Kind regards Ryan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Had a brilliant day safari with a brilliant guide, Ryan. The tour was completely tailored to my personal requirements including a pickup direct from Jo'burg airport and drop off at my hotel. I saw an amazing array of animals thanks to Ryan's keen eye and intimate knowledge of the park. Many highlights including being only a few yards away from... More 

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Hi Rob, thanks for the review and kind words! I had agreat day out with you and hopefully we'll get to meet again. All the best with your work in Johannesburg and safe travels further! More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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289 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

it is one of the best safari I have gone to . one can go in own car and explore the animal world in their own place moving freely and almost interacting with you. Zebra are the common elephant are many and intimidating some time. Moves in herd. nice to see them taking care of the young ones. The place... More 

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New York, NY
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54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Traveling with a friend of mine we spent three days in Pilanesberg with our wonderful guide Andrea. The communication prior to the tour was excellent and the trip itself was smooth. We chose the "Accommodated Safari" option and our accommodations were more than adequate. Andrew was an incredible guide. He was patient with our million and one (perhaps million and... More 

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PilanesbergSafaris, Owner at Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours, responded to this review

Dear Ntjvy. Thanks for taking the time to review Pilanesberg Safaris and Tours. We are glad your tour was a success and that your million and one questions were answered with a million and two responses. Wishing you safe travels and hopefully a return visit to the Pilanesberg. Bush wishes, Ryan More 

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