See More Wildlife in Just Two Days Door to Door
More time on safari with Mmilo Tours means you see more of the Big 5 and other wildlife! Not only will our professional, elite tour guides provide you with a door to door service, but they will also give you an extended game drive (5 hours+) in our own game viewing vehicle.
Extended Services of Our Elite Tour Guides
Our seasoned guides venture a little further into the reserve, and stop at more of the protected viewing spots, than the lodge’s vehicle, using our own 4x4. So, you get to connect better with the sounds, sights and smells of this pristine bush. An incalculable experience you will long remember!
The route to Pilanesberg, is studded with many fascinating historical and scenic places of interest. Our elite tour guides will regale you with their own stories about them. This, along with the lodge’s well-appointed 4-star accommodation, which affords amazing views of wildlife sauntering to the waterholes for a drink, from their inside and outside dining areas, appetising cuisine to suit all dietary requirements, game sightings from your verandah, and our award-wining service, make for an unparalled safari experience.
Specific to this Safari
Go deeper in to the reserve on our 5-hour extended private 4x4 drive, Family Friendly lodge, Kids Stay Free, Junior Ranger activities for children. Kiddies programs. Garden games and swimming pool. Underground tunnel into reserve at Kwa Maritane Lodge only. Bush barbeque (Braai) with ethnic African entertainment on selected nights.
Both lodges also offer a walking safari experience which gives a quite different set of perspectives to a driving safari, and we can book this for you, as an extra charge, as part of your visit, but only recommend if staying two nights. There is a minimum of 4 participants required.
Itinerary for This Tour
Pickup from your hotel (or airport if arriving from Cape Town or elsewhere). Journey through the historic, scenic landscapes between Johannesburg/Pretoria and the Pilanesberg, Hartbeespoort dam, Magaliesberg Mountains, and the world’s richest Platinum mines.
Lunch on arrival on the Bakubung dining terrace with stunning views of the reserve and animal followed by check in to your room at the lodge. Short relax or swim and then go for evening game drive followed by dinner on the Bakubung Terrace. (On Wednesdays and Saturdays there is a "Bush Braai " option instead of Dinner) a "Bush Braai" is a South African barbeque held at a location deep in the bush of the reserve. This is reached on a short night drive with a game ranger there and back.
Accommodation at Lodge inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Lunch, Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
After Breakfast get picked up by your guide. If you did not elect for the extended game drive the previous day this is when he/she will take you on the extended Mmilo Tours game drive. After the game drive/breakfast return to hotel/airport in Johannesburg/Pretoria.
Included in the price:
- Accommodation Dinner Bed and Breakfast at the Bakubung/Kwa Maritane.
- 1x three-hour game drive in open Safari vehicle with game ranger supplied by lodge per day.
- 1x extended game drive (5 hours+) in our 4x4 with our highly experienced tour guides
- Door to door transfer from your address to reserve with qualified experienced tour guide via scenic route.
- Early pick up on departure day (8.00am) to give you maximum time to enjoy the trip to the reserve and the lodge surroundings.
- Three course lunch on arrival.
Bakubung or Kwa Maritane excellent lodges for Children. As children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis if sharing with one or two adults.
Not Included in the price:
If coming from Cape Town, return flight to Lanseria. We can add this for you. Lanseria is a very convenient airport to Pilanesberg with 2 of our airlines providing a service from Cape Town daily. If flying on Friday or Monday there is a direct flight to, or from Pilanesberg Airport which is even more convenient but usually only possible one way and then to/from Lanseria the other way. It is certainly worth the effort! Game reserves near Cape Town do not
compare favourably with ones here up north, and cost just about the same even with the flight cost added from there.
Other costs not specifically referenced as at no additional cost.
High Season 1st Jan-30th April and 1st September-31st December 2019
Low Season 1st May-31st August
The website price is set for standard room high season. Please state when filling out the enquiry form if you require one of the above other options ( i.e. larger room or low season booking) and we will change our quotation accordingly)
Other Mmilo Tours trips.
Stops can be made at some of the many attractions such as the Cable car to the top of the Magaliesberg mountains, the Cheetah Centre, the Elephant Sanctuary, (Hartebeespoort) , and the latest sensation Ukutula Walk With Lions (entrance fees and an extra time charge may apply). Stopovers at extra attractions mentioned can be made if time allows.