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Pilanesberg National Park
2017 Tour Dates to Pilanesberg National Park
Available Dates 2017 & 2018: updated once a week, last update 26 June 2017
I am based at Pilanesberg half the time - 2 Kombis, so 1 on standby 4 km's outside the Park. I will only list dates not available. Please book in advance if possible, but we do take bookings preferably 1 day before from the Pilanesberg area. From Gauteng area please also try book with 2 days notice. Options are kept for 7 days when requested more than 30 days before, 2 days for 14 - 29 days before, 1 day for 13 days or less notice. Once taken, I will honor any commitment I make, I always have, but won't mail you when your option expires. Please note that I 'm willing to run anytime except dates blocked below!!
I will block out a few months in 2017, so please book in advance if you want to do a trip with me. I do have a top back up guide available if I am not available as below, but haven't got sole use on him, so you need to book pretty much in advance.
July 12 We - not available, transfer Lara, but can make a plan with advance notice
July 19 We - 5 hour morning drive, 2 spaces left
July - 20 - 30 - Booked for a private Kruger trip
May 19 Saturday - not available, transfer Gary, but can make a plan with advance notice
May 22 Tuesday - not available, transfer Gary, but can make a plan with advance notice
Don't expect this - exactly as she looked (light etc), especially now (Feb 09, same 2010& 2011), as the grass is long after 1 month just about non stop rain.... 6 Jan 09 - Trip above Also see the series of pics - Black breasted Snake Eagle eating snake - 6 Feb 09
The Department of Basic Education has published the school calendar for 2017.
All nine provinces have the same school calendar for 2017.
1 - (9) 11 Jan - 31 March
2 - 18 April - 30 June
3 - 24 July - 29 September
4 - 9 Oct - 6 (8) Dec
- Dates and days in brackets ( ) are applicable to educators
Avoid the dates below if you can: Public and School Holidays 2017
1 January: New Years Day
20 March: School holiday
21 March: Human Rights Day
14 April: Good Friday
17 April: Family Day
27 April: Freedom Day
28 April: School holiday
1 May: Workers Day
16 June: Youth Day
9 August: National Womens Day
24 September: Heritage Day
16 December: Day of Reconciliation
25 December: Christmas Day
26 December: Day of Goodwill
Source: National Education Policy Act: 2017 school calendar for public schools [PDF]
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
Bakubung Bush Lodge
Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park - R4 500pp - 1 hour, minimum 4 pax!
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
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
806 Unit 2, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Office - Please mail only
PO Box 250 Sun City, 0316 - Updated June 2017
All Pilanesberg queries - email@example.com