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Need a plan to visit Pilansberg Game Reserve from Sun City

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Need a plan to visit Pilansberg Game Reserve from Sun City


I have a reservation in the Cascades Hotel, Sun City for 2 nights in December. We are a group of 3 adults and would like to visit Pilansberg Game Reserve on 27th Dec. We want to see the Big 5 and all other exquisite native animals. Hence, I want to know which is the best travel agency to fulfill my requirements or how can i book a Safari Online? Is there anyway I can book the safari after I reach Sun City? It would be great if you could tell me the timings, duration of Safari and the cost per person. The tour should include transfers from and back to the hotel.

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1. Re: Need a plan to visit Pilansberg Game Reserve from Sun City


It is very easy to book once u get there. There was a brochure in hotel's room and had info about all activities. I called them up and booked. They picked us from the hotel gate, went for 3 hr safari. Saw elephants and rhino, they were quite far. Seeing big 5 is very rare, in 3 hrs. So expect to see 2 out 5 in one safari..Are you going to Kruger? If not, and if your hotels are not booked yet, I would suggest to skip Sun city and visit Kruger.



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2. Re: Need a plan to visit Pilansberg Game Reserve from Sun City

Hi there!

Game Trackers is an excellent company that operates right out of Sun City who can take you on a safari - there are many different options r.e timing. You can book once you are there, no need to go through an agent or anything.

Warm regards



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3. Re: Need a plan to visit Pilansberg Game Reserve from Sun City

Hi there,

you can book various safaris and game drives via www.pilanesbergnationalpark.org/safaris/. They use a reliable agent that can make all the arrangements for you.

Hope that helps.

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4. Re: Need a plan to visit Pilansberg Game Reserve from Sun City

First make a distinction about whether you want a safari or a game drive.

The open vehicle game drives last 2,5 hours from Sun City to Sun City. take off 20 min (4x5) for transit x2, the Talk, and toilet stop. You will have an active 2h 10 min in the Park. They are run by Gametrackers, www.gametrac.co.za and times are on travelinafrica.co.za/pilanesberg/otheroperat… - 4 timeslots for the day. The rate is the 2014 rate, R460pp as from 1 dec 2013 and you can book it when you get there. The .org site mentioned are based in Cape Town and will just book Gametrackers, so you can book this when at Sun City. You will use 25 seater trucks. Note your game drive is a show and go. As they have a short time, and they will want to show everyone as much as possible, it is a given that they can't stay on a sighting. Imagine hearing something like" it looks like the lions are going to catch that Zebra, but sorry, we have to go now"

You will be better off with a private game drive in a open 10 seater, 2,5 hours as above for R4900 with Gametrackers. Here you will be able to sit on a sighting.

2,5 hours are incredibly short, and that's why I would look into an actual full day safari, or a longer game drive like 5 hours with an operator based in the Pilanesberg area. Just google "Pilanesberg Tour operators from sun city" and you will have more options. You will be surprised to see you can get a full day, so 13,5 hours for an equivalent of a 3 hour private drive.

Regards, Jaco Rautenbach

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