We give more actual time on safari in this package than any other we know of.
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 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 4×4. So, you get to connect better with the sounds, sights and smells of this pristine bush. An incalculable experience you will long remember!
Use the opportunity to explore the region’s best attractions!
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), or Sun City (entrance fees and an extra time charge may apply). Then it is also free of charge to visit the Chameleon Village African Market on the way there or way back.
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, appetizing cuisine to suit all dietary requirements, game sightings from your verandah, and our award-winning service, make for an unparalleled safari experience.
Specific to this Safari
Go deeper into the reserve on our 5-hour extended private 4×4 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.
Doing this safari from Cape Town.
The Pilanesberg is the easiest and most cost-effective Big 5 Game Reserve to reach from Cape Town, that is, one that is truly wild with all of the iconic animals of Africa roaming free at large, in their thousands. There is no such thing around Cape Town, climatically and territorially it’s just not possible. So you can fly up early on Day 1. and go back late on Day 2. to do this safari. Lanseria ( HLA) is best as it is to the northwest of Johannesburg on the actual road from there to Pilanesberg. But Johannesburg Airport (JNB) will work too. We can book the most optimal flights for you or advise you and you can book them yourself online. There are plenty of flights as it is the busiest air route in Africa. We will meet you off your flight and drop you off to go back or for your onward flight to any other destination.
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 you are staying two nights. It depends on availability and there is a minimum of 4 participants required.
For groups of 5 Adults or more please request a special quote.
High Season: 1 January 2023 – 30 April 2023, & 1 September 2023 – 31 December 2023.
ZAR12 441.00 per person sharing, ZAR19 877.00 for a solo traveler, and ZAR7 337.00 for an additional adult.
High Season: 1 January 2024 – 30 April 2024, & 1 September 2024 – 31 December 2024.2023
ZAR13 436.00 per person sharing, ZAR21 467.00 for a solo traveler, and ZAR7 924.00 for an additional adult.
Low Season: 1 May 2024 – 31 August 2024
ZAR12334.00 per person sharing, ZAR20518.00 for a solo traveler, and ZAR7092.00 for an additional adult.
Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated if sharing a room with one or two adults – ZAR495.00 for 2023
Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated if sharing a room with one or two adults – ZAR2420.00 for 2023
Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated if sharing a room with one or two adults – ZAR535.00 for 2024
Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated if sharing a room with one or two adults – ZAR2614.00 for 2024
If a child occupies their own room the child will be charged at the additional adult rate.