150km from Johannesburg lies Pilanesberg National Park.
Some 1200 million years ago an enormous volcano towering 7000 metres (significantly higher than Africa’s highest point today, Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya) overshadowed the otherwise featureless plains of the surrounding bushveld. This massive volcano eventually collapsed upon itself and weathered into four concentric rings which rise to 700 metres above the plains; a mere tenth of the original volcano height.
The rocks forming the hills are the remains of magma pipes which once fed the volcano from deep below its summit. It is certainly the perfect example of these natural phenomena, making it the perfect safari destination rivalling the majestic Ngorongoro crater in Tanzania.
Explore the Park with one of our Safari Tour options
Full Day Safari
Journey into the complex of ringed mountains looking for both the big and the small wonders of nature. Lunch is usually at Bakubung Bush Lodge, a 5 star lodge in the area and depending on sightings will be around midday.
Alternatively a nice restaurant in the centre of the Park allows more opportunities to explore some further reaches of the Pilanesberg.
Duration: 13 hrs.
Cost: per person
1 person: ZAR 5300
2 people: ZAR 3050
3 people or more: ZAR 2350
Group bookings (10+): ZAR 1850
2 Day Camping Safari
Enjoy an evening camping in the perimeter of the park. The evening will be spent on a night drive guided by a Parks Ranger with spotlights in an Open Game Vehicle.
This increases your chances of seeing active predators. Upon returning from this, dinner is served around the campfire under the African night sky.
Duration: 2 Days 1 Night
Cost: per person1 person: ZAR 9900
2 people: ZAR 6200
3 people or more: ZAR 4700
Group bookings (10+): ZAR 4250
3 Day Luxury Safaris
Stay at a 5 star Luxury Lodge. Enjoy a buffet breakfast and spend some of your time unwinding and relaxing by the pool, in the spa or simply bird and monkey watching.
An Open Game Vehicle Drive in the afternoon will allow you the chance to see any animals not yet seen as well as the chance to focus on some of the smaller things in the Bush.
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Cost: per person1 person: ZAR 21,850
2 people: ZAR 12,350
3 people or more: ZAR 11,850
Group bookings (10+): ZAR 10,900