Day 1: Johannesburg to Pilanesberg

Accommodation: Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Today you depart Johannesburg and travel by road to Pilanesberg where you arrive at the lodge around mid-day, just in time for lunch. After lunch, you can settle in and relax before enjoying afternoon tea and then joining the afternoon game drive. This drive is conducted in the Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park in an open game drive vehicle, allowing you the best possible views and an up-close experience with nature. Located in the crater of an extinct volcano, Pilanesberg has a unique ecosystem. The complex’s rare rock types were created by ancient volcanic eruptions that eroded to create varied soil types, which in turn leads to the uniquely varied vegetation. After returning from your afternoon game drive, you will sit down for dinner which is a scrumptious affair served under the stars (weather permitting).

Day 2 - 3: Pilanesberg National Park

Accommodation: Ivory Lodge

The mornings begin early with a coffee and a snack before setting off on a game drive. Early mornings are great for game viewing as you may be able to see some nocturnal animals before they call it a night, and also to see lots of diurnal animals starting to get ready for the day.  Pilanesberg is home to a huge variety of animals and some of these include lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, rhino, buffalo, elephant, zebra, wildebeest, springbok and so much more! You return to the lodge for a scrumptious breakfast and then have time to relax at the lodge’s pool, go for optional spa treatments or read a book before lunch is served. The afternoon drive often extends into the early hours of the evening, allowing you the opportunity to spot some of the more nocturnal animals. Dinner is served under the stars (weather permitting) and discussions around the day's events are had beside a roaring campfire.

Day 4: Hartbeespoort Dam / Departure

Rising early this morning, you are treated to a quick cup of coffee and a snack before departing on your final morning game drive. With the sun slowly climbing higher above the savannah, you are sure to experience all that the park has to offer. After our morning drive, we return to the lodge for breakfast. Departing the lodge around 11:00 am, you head back to Johannesburg with a stop for lunch in Hartbeespoort Dam. Hartbeespoort Dam is a quaint resort town with various curio & craft markets. This is the ideal place to do some shopping. The drive back to Johannesburg takes approximately 3 hours and you should arrive mid-afternoon.


4 Day Pilanesberg Safari

  • Unit sleeps: 2

Includes: 3 nights accommodation in a standard room, all meals, teas & snacks and 2 daily safari activities.  Return transfers from OR Tambo International Airport.

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