1-Day Sunrise Pilanesberg National Park Safari near Johannesburg with very experienced guides (15 years).
Few major cities in the world can boast a "Big 5" malaria free game reserve on their doorsteps, as Johannesburg can. Explore Big 5 wildlife in Pilanesberg National Park at sunrise, the best time of the day for a safari. Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel or to the airport or vice versa with our expert professional tour guides, make for a super convenient tour with a riveting wildlife experience.
Besides it’s magnificent Big 5 and all the other iconic African mega fauna , the Pilanesberg National Park's position inside the eroded caldera of a 1,200-million-year-old volcano makes for interesting and impressive landscapes and vistas. Mmilo Tours will take you there on safari every day of the week. We will personalise your private safari. Over the past 10 years, we have conducted innumerable private and small group safari tours for overseas business visitors, families, small groups and single individuals.
Timing is crucial - Sunrise, which ranges from 5.00am in summer to 6.30am in winter, is the best time to see the “Big Cats" and other predators as dawn and dusk are their major hunting times. Arrival back at your hotel or the airport is 11 hours after pick up. It’s a longish day but being there at dawn makes it worth it!
Mmilo Tours Game Drive - We will maximise your experience. In all you will spend between 6-7 hours in the reserve giving you the maximum time possible to spot the wildlife that freely roam this reserve.
Extended Whole Day Game Drive - For wildlife enthusiasts who want to make maximum use of their Pilanesberg safari we can include both sunset and sunrise options. This will give you a total of 12 to 14 hours in the reserve, of course there will be stops for lunch and coffee. Part of this day will be on the open safari vehicle (OSV) for 3 hours to give the guide a rest before the drive back to Johannesburg or Pretoria. This will be ZAR10,250.00 for 2 people and ZAR9,310.00 for a single person. For additional persons above 2 it will cost ZAR2,700.00 per person extra
Light lunch is included and is provided at one of the lodges, usually Bakubung Bush Lodge depending on where the safari takes us. Bakubung Lodge’s dining terrace is unique as besides excellent food it is next to a waterhole where you can view the animals and wild birds gathering there.
Shared Safari. The prices quoted on this page are for private safaris ( just you only). However, should separate individuals be prepared to share a safari, we cankeep it private but will offer you the oprtion of reducing the price by sharing ( if booking requests on the same day occur and time frames coincide)
Fly in Cape Town Safari Packages- Johannesburg Airport to Airport Landing & Drop Off
Cape Town and the area around it does not support adequate wildlife to afford a reasonable safari experience . Very convenient flights to Lanseria airport from Cape Town are the best option. We will meet you there.
See our One night and Two Night (Click to view) Pilanesberg Stay over packages. Game reserves here in the north of South Africa simply have more diversity and quantity of animals roaming free naturally because of the availability one basic resource.....grass!
We can meet and greet you off your flight at any of the airports in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria and take you straight away on safari and even return you there the same day! But it is best to stay over if you can using one of our packages.
Pilanesberg Safaris are a Mmilo Tours speciality. Please see the our reviews on TripAdvisor. to confirm this.
The price above is for a maximum of 4 people in our SUV. (Groups of 4 or larger please contact us for a quotation).
Free Mineral water included at all times.
Advisory note: Unscrupulous operators are claiming to be "official" or representing the Pilanesberg Game Reserve . Pilanesberg National Parks administer and run the game reserve and do not supply game drives or safaris. But they do excellent work managing the Pilanesberg Park and its animals and conserving the resource. Their good work and name are being exploited here so please do not support these tour operators .