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Pilanesberg National Park

Sun City and Pilanesberg based Tour and Transfer Operators

Tour 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

Transfer Operators:

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

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 April 2016
All Pilanesberg queries -  travelinafrica@gmail.com