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Pilanesberg National Park
Cancellations for Pilanesberg National Park Tours

In general I 'm easy about it but not when you inconvenience me, my staff or other clients. For 1 day safaris you can pay me cash on departure. In case of an overnight I would expect a deposit to cover the accommodation, that's only fair. For 2 day safaris I take a % non refundable deposit as I have to book and pay the accommodation provider, normally even if you cancel. The balance cash on departure. In case of me having to change flights already booked or having to turn someone else away, I will charge you in full before departure. This will apply mostly to last minute bookings and there will be a 100% cancellation fee. I got stuck with the accommodation bill 1 time too many, especially with very short notice bookings that tend to cancel with very little notice as well.

In case I die unplanned, you will still get taken by one of my back up guides! :)

Cancellations for accommodation only: As per our booking conditions:

Cancellation of a booking must be made in writing, by the person signing the Booking Form and is not effective until such cancellation is received and acknowledged by ATA. If the cancellation is received 31 days or more prior to departure, the 50% deposit will be forfeited. In the event of cancellation 30 days or less prior to departure, the following charges will apply:

     30 - 15 days - 50% of total fare - if I 'm held fully accountable - 100%
     14 - 0 days -  100% of total fare

If the Client fails to join a tour, or join it after departure, or leaves it prior to its completion, no tour refund will be made, unless prior agreements between ATA and the Client that only a portion of the tour is to be undertaken .The Client must state this in writing to ATA, at the time of booking, and this written request must accompany the Booking Form.

We STRONGLY advise taking out travel insurance that cover cancellation. Over the last 8 years we have only had 4 cancellations. One was a Botswana upmarket cancelled 4 days before with valid reasons and the client claimed and received over R30 000. With the last a lady booking a 2 day lost R2000. We have paid for the accommodation already and also turned away a booking that overlapped.

Please note that we have never cancelled a Pilanesberg tour. Once booked I will adjust my schedule and my leave to suit you. If it does happen that I write off my vehicle and are lying in a coma, my staff will make sure that you get taken by a competent guide and suitable vehicle even if we have to pay in.


Pilanesberg Dawn to Dusk Safaris from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilanesberg and Sun City

Picture Gallery 2011 & after
Picture Gallery 2010
Picture Gallery 2009
Picture Gallery 2008
Picture Gallery 2007
Picture Gallery 2006
Picture Gallery 2005
Picture Gallery 2004


It's alphabetical - so save us both time.... and if not on here I will put it up!

Accommodation in the Park only: Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation in and around Sun City. Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation Specials at Pilanesberg

Accommodation at Sun City Vacation Club

Airport at Pilanesberg

Animal studies in Pilanesberg

Bakgatla Resort

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park -  R4 250pp - 1 hour, minimum 4 pax!

Binoculars needed

Bird list

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Buffalo in the Park

Camping - book direct at 014 555 1000, don't be surprised if you hold 15 minutes and then get cut off.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Commission offered to booking agents

Condition of the Veld

Dangers in Pilanesberg

Disclosures: About vehicles used for Pilanesberg and other

Directions - see map

Elephant Back safaris in Pilanesberg.

Entrance fee - see gate times

Etiquette in Game Parks like Pilanesberg for self drives

Friends of Pilanesberg Society - Volunteers helping to maintain the Park.

Gate Times for Pilanesberg National Park

Geology of Pilanesberg National Park

Highlights seen in Pilanesberg the last 2 years:
Don't expect something like this or the animals to stand next to the road waiting.  It's not a Zoo!

History of Pilanesberg National Park

Idiot Gallery - Stunts pulled in Pilanesberg National Park by the mentally challenged.  Other tour operators are welcome to contribute - I will give you recognition except if you don't want it!

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Kids on Safari. In Pilanesberg or other parks

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Manyane Resort

Map and directions to Pilanesberg

Other Parks near Pilanesberg

Other Tour Operators doing Pilanesberg

Packages to Lodges

Picture Gallery -  taken by us over the last 8 years in Pilanesberg.

Pilanesberg National Park vs Kruger National Park.

Reading - other re Pilanesberg.

Safety in Pilanesberg

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Testimonials from clients we have taken to Pilanesberg

Things to do in and around Pilanesberg

Transfers only to Pilanesberg and Sun City - one way: charged per vehicle:

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Veld Condition in the Park

Weather and Climate for Pilanesberg area

What can you hope to see in Pilanesberg?

When to go to Pilanesberg: best time etc


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806 Unit 2, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Office - Please mail only
PO Box 250 Sun City, 0316
- Updated Feb 2012
All Pilanesberg queries -  travelinafrica@gmail.com