Pilanesberg National Park activities

Game Drives

game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives

Game Drives

Game Drives are very popular in Pilanesberg National Park. The park is home to all the Big 5 mammals. The advantage of a game drive with professional rangers is their knowledge and passion for the wildlife of Pilanesberg.

This is the perfect chance to relax and enjoy the African bush experience. Pilanesberg offers a unique ecosystem, as it is where the Kalahari meets the Bushveld.

There fore, the area allows for a variety of trees and grasses that offers an excellent habitat for the local wildlife. The bird life and raptors are especially attractive in Pilanesberg.  There is a large variety of mammals and reptiles that in the park.

The customised open vehicles allow for excellent photography opportunities. Photographers can arrange for private game drives on request. Visitors need to organise these individual game drives in advance to secure the exclusive use of the vehicle and rangers.


Scheduled Game Drive

Scheduled daily game drives depart in the early morning and afternoon into the Pilanesberg National Park. Please see the schedule below.

Duration: 3 hours

Price*: R 660 per adult

R 330 per child under 16

3 Hour Game Drive Departure Schedule for Pilanesberg National Park


Group Game Drive

Group game drives are available daily in our 25-seater open game drive vehicles to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. The group can decide on a departure time to suit their needs.

Duration: 3 hours

Price*: R 590 per person

Min 20 people


Exclusive Game Drive

These safaris depart daily, either in the early morning or afternoon. This activity includes beverages and snacks. The emphasis of this tour is to locate as many of the natural inhabitants of the park as possible.

Duration: 5 hours

Price*: R 9 600 per vehicle

1 – 7 people per vehicle


6hr Game Drive + Lunch

This is truly the epitome of Pilanesberg game drives as guests can enjoy lunch at one of the prestigious lodges.

Duration: 6 hours

Price*: R1 350 per person

Min 4 people

Private Game Drive

Groups or individuals can request a private vehicle with a private departure. Day visitors can depart on game drives from the Bakubung Gate.

Duration: 3 hours

Price*: R 6 500 for 1 – 10 people, per vehicle

R 11 800 for 11 – 25 people, per vehicle


*Prices are valid from December 2019 to November 2020 and exclude the park fees of R 90 per person.



Guided Walking Safaris

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Pilanesberg National Park Activity Information


DEPARTURE POINT: Game Drives Depart from all the Private Lodges
DURATION: From 3-6 hours
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Information


FROM: R2420

Bakgatla Resort is situated at the foot of Garamoga Hill. The resort offers a perfect weekend and mid-week getaway to Pilanesberg National Park.

FROM: R3612

Black Rhino Game Lodge is our recommended lodge in the Black Rhino Game Reserve located near Pilanesberg. Book now to enjoy value for money.

FROM: R13600

Buffalo Thorn Lodge is one of the private luxury lodges inside the Pilanesberg National Park. Visit this exclusive lodge this season. Book Now. 

FROM: R3855

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is one of the most popular lodges near the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The suites are luxurious with beautiful finishes.

FROM: R1260

Pilanesberg Tented Safari Camp is situated in the Manyane Resort within close proximity of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park that host the Big 5.

FROM: R3990

Tambuti Game Lodge is one of the best private and exclusive lodges in the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Situated near Pilanesberg National Park.
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