Pilanesberg National Park
Sun City and Pilanesberg based Tour and Transfer Operators
There are just 2; plus 2 Lodges that will take non residents subject to availability, as their guests get to book seats first:
1. Mankwe-Gametrackers; Part of Tourvest. Main base at Sun City, 2 desks at Manyane and Bakgatla Resort.
3h scheduled drives timed from departure to return to Sun City (or Resorts), 25 seaters, all open vehicles.
Rates till 30 Nov 2016 : R510pp - adults / R255pp - U16/ U5 free, meaning 4yo and under; book through me
Nov - Feb yearly at 05:30 and 17:00 all for 3 hours.
March & April yearly 06:30 and 16:00 all for 3 hours
May - Aug yearly 07:00 and 15:00 all for 3 hours
Sep & Oct yearly 06:00 and 16:00 all for 3 hours
For all other times you will get the private rate, either R4950 or R6900 depending what option you choose
3h private drives; 10 seater @ R4950, 25 seater @ R9000
2. Myself, based near Manyane. I use VW Kombis that seats 7 only, 1 + 3 + 3. All windows can open in my main vehicle, my backup has the standard closed left back window.
I do full days (open - close= 12h), 5h and occasionally 3,5 h drives. In addition I charge a small pick up fee, depending how far I have to drive.
My rates are normally valid for 4 months only, as per page. Base rate for 5h = R2200 for 1 up to R4900 for 7 pax, full days R4500 for 1 up to R8050 for 7 pax.
Private drives - R3500 for 3,5h, R4500 for 5 h, R8000 full day 7 pax max
3. Bakubung and Kwa Maritane Lodges, both are Legacy Hotel Lodges so same rates. Use 20 seater open vehicles, and have smaller 10 seaters for private bookings.
3h scheduled departures at R420pp; 6 - 17 yo R210pp, no under 6yo; book through me.
Oct - March - 5h30 & 16h30
April, Sept - 6h00 & 16h00
May, August - 8h00 & 15h30
June, July - 8h00 & 15h00
3h private drives; 10 seater @ R5500, 20 seater @ R11000
1. Mankwe-Gametrackers; Part of Tourvest. Main base at Sun City, 2 desks at Manyane and Bakgatla Resort. Book direct.
Sun City to ORTambo airport one way 1-2 pax R3260, 3 pax R3590, 4 pax R3900, for additionals add about R330pp
All destination transfers possible. Add about R300 if to/from Black Rhino or elsewhere
2. Myself, based near Manyane. Mainly use an Opel Zafira that seats 3 adults or 2+ 2 kids. Can do 6 pax with no luggage
Sun City to ORTambo airport one way @ R2400, return at R3600 as per page - small additional charge for airport pickup, and if further i.e. Black Rhino.
3. Lengau Tours - mainly do transfers
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 250pp - 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 April 2016
All Pilanesberg queries - firstname.lastname@example.org