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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*: R850 per adult

R425 per child under 16

3 Hour Game Drive Departure Schedule for Pilanesberg National Park. *Departure times are subject to change


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*: R780 per person

Minimum: 20 pax


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*: R12 000 + R90 pp conservation levies

1 – 7 people per vehicle


6hr Game Drive and 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 880 per person

Minimum 4 persons for tour to proceed

Departure time : 9:30am


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: 10 Seater : R8300 + R90 pp conservation levies; 25 Seater : R15 300 + R90 pp conservation levies



Guided Walking Safaris

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Moruleng Village Visit: Experience the Local Culture

Outdoor Adventures: Quads, Mountain Biking and Archery

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


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: R4680

Black Rhino Game Lodge

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

FROM: R4935

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is a highly recommended luxurious boutique lodge. Enjoy comfort and style on your bush safari in Pilanesberg.

FROM: R4920

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

Lush Private Lodge is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. It's a shepherd’s tree, sheltered from the wind.

FROM: R6600

Lush Private Lodge

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge has a hide at the waterhole connected to the lodge with a tunnel. Enjoy the two swimming pools.

FROM: R3230

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

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

FROM: R5495

Tambuti Game Lodge

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