Journey to the crater of an extinct volcano for a unique look at the flora and fauna that are endemic to this region, staying in luxury accommodations! You will have ample opportunity to spot Africa's "big five" animals and plenty of other amazing species. This excursion starts and ends in Johannesburg. This is a great little "starter" package for those who wish to experience a safari without committing a large amount of time, or this excursion can be coupled with any of our other excursions to add an extension to any vacation!
Johannesburg to Pilanesberg
Meals: Lunch, Dinner
Leave Johannesburg around 11AM. Pilanesberg is only 2-3 hours away so we will reach the park during midday, in time for lunch. This unique area has a great variety of vegetation, caused by historic volcanic eruptions that spewed different minerals in different areas of the park.
Enjoy lunch at the park, and have some time to settle in. Tea will be served in the afternoon. On the afternoon game drive, you can expect to see a large variety of species, including Africa's "big five" from the open air vehicle.
Dinner is served al fresco, provided the weather is good. The lodge has a wine list and full bar (this expense is not included in the price).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Note: This is only for the 3 and 4 day safaris; the two day safari continues with Pilanesberg to Johannesburg.
Enjoy coffee and a snack this morning before starting out for the game drive. Be prepared to see a large variety of animals!
Upon completion of the first game drive, breakfast will be served at the lodge. After breakfast, there will be leisure time for elaxing at the pool, enjoying some time at the spa, and more. Lunch is served around 2PM.
In the afternoon, enjoy a second game drive that takes advantage of the setting sun; hopefully we will spot some of the nocturnal animals before returning to the lodge.
Dinner is served outdoors, provided the weather cooperates.
Pilanesberg to Johannesburg
Start the morning bright and early for this morning's game drive. Enjoy a quick coffee and shack, then depart before the sun rises in hopes of seeing a few more of the nocturnal and diurnal animals. Enjoy a magnificent sunrise as well. Once the game drive finishes, breakfast will be served in camp, and then we will begin the drive back to Johannesburg.
Along the way, we will stop in the resort town of Hartbeespoort Dam for lunch (at your expense), and to allow for ample shopping since this place is renowned for arts and crafts. The dam creates a large body of water that attracts water sport enthusiasts.
The drive back to Johannesburg takes about 3 hours and guests are advised to spend the night in the Johannesburg area before departing for other destinations, to ensure that flights are not missed.
Tour price includes:
Pick up from hotel in Johannesburg / Pretoria
Accommodations as listed above
Meals as listed above
Vehicle transportation (includes gas and mileage)
Transfer to the Johannesburg Airport or your hotel in Johannesburg or Pretoria at the end of the tour
All park entrance fees
Guides/Drivers who will accompany you throughout the tour
Not included in the tour price:
International airfare to/from South Africa
Transportation from Johannesburg Airport at the start of the tour (though this can be arranged)
Tips for service
Be sure to bring:
Good walking shoes, mosquito repellent, sunblock, and a sense of adventure!
Call (678) 243-0080 or fill out the form below to customize your tour!