Pilanesberg Safaris: A break in nature from the urban hub
When most people think about a safari in South Africa, their first thoughts will go to the famous Kruger National Park. But because this nation is an African safari haven, there is more than one safari destination that you can enjoy. If you are looking for a safari a little closer to the city of Johannesburg or perhaps you are interested in the more unconventional game reserve experience, the Pilanesberg is a great option. The Pilanesberg nature reserve is a smaller park with some big game spotting possibilities.
The Pilanesberg has an interesting history, from the times before it was a park right up until it’s declaration as a nature reserve. Based just 2 or so hours away from the rushed urban landscape of Gauteng, this nature reserve is an escape from the world. It is also an ideal destination for those who are travelling from overseas and landing in Johannesburg. It is the first taste of what is to come from their time spent in Africa. Pilanesberg is found within an extinct volcano, which is what has given the area its unique landscape and land formations. The ground is as diverse as the animals, which makes any safari experience fantastic.
For many years, the Pilanesberg reserve has been a conservation project. But that is not the sole purpose of the region, it is also providing an income to the various communities. The park stretches over 527 kilometres and is home to many animals including the famous Big 5.
The habitat makes a wonderful environment for animals of all kinds. For this reason the park is home to most of the animals that are popular throughout Southern Africa. When going on a safari to the Pilanesberg, your guide will not only teach you all about the nature reserve that you are in but they will also share their interesting knowledge of the animals.
Touring the Pilanesberg with a safari package
You need to really spend time in the game reserve to have a full appreciation for the animals that live here. Animals thrive in the park, with the landscape being the ideal home for diversity. This is why the tour of the Pilanesberg, when you are with MoAfrika Tours, is designed to give you a maximum amount of time in the park.
The tours leave from Johannesburg, making them the ideal options for those who are in the area and are looking to start their safari adventures as soon as possible. Your guided Pilanesberg safari starts with your guide collecting you from your hotel or from the airport. Guests travelling on safari with MoAfrika can expect to enjoy an exciting journey and plenty of wildlife spotting. The tours are designed to give guests as much time in the park as possible before retreating to their accommodation. We also offer camping in the Pilanesberg, the experience of falling asleep beneath the stars is like no other.
Currently the safari options we have available include the Ultimate Pilanesberg Tour, the Pilanesberg Day Tour and Game Drive, the 2 Day Pilanesberg Camping Safari, Pilanesberg Day Tour ( which is a closed vehicle game drive), the 2 Day 3 Star Pilanesberg Safari, and finally the 2 Day 4 Star Pilanesberg Safari.
Each of these options are fantastic for those who are looking for an affordable African safari in one of South Africa’s most interesting nature reserves.
Along with being a top day safari destination, many guests choose to stay over in the park. Camping in the Pilanesberg is still as popular as ever, even though there are some wonderful lodging accommodation facilities.
Does time in the Pilanesberg, sitting back enjoying a safari sound like something you’d like to experience? Contact MoAfrika today to find out more about our safari packages and experience the various Pilanesberg sightings on a special African safari.
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