3 Day Safari To Pilanesberg With Legacy Lodges

GETTING THERE:
Self-drive or return transfers can be arranged to Pilanesberg

LODGES:
Bakubung Bush Lodge or Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Double, twin or family rooms

HEALTH:
Pilanesberg is malaria free but you may still see insects if you are outside at night time, so carry some repellent.

FAMILIES:
Both lodges are very child friendly and offer excellent rates for families

TRANSFERS:
Available from O R Tambo Airport or hotels on request Professional drivers in aircon microbus

GAME DRIVES:
Includes 1 drive per night stay in the early morning or late afternoon. Additional drives on request. Conducted in 20 seater open safari vehicles with an experienced lodge ranger. Children of all ages may join safaris. Duration 2.5 - 3 hours

MEALS / DIET:
2 Dinners and 2 breakfasts included. Restaurants get good reviews and offer substantial meals. A la carte lunch and snacks available for own account. Cater for vegetarian and special diets.

INCLUDES:
2 nights luxury accommodation, meals as above, Pilanesberg entrance fees, 2 game drives with more on request, swimming pool, birding.

EXCLUDED:
Shuttle to Sun City and any activities there, extra game drives or bush walks, kiddies programs, drinks and gratuities.


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Package with return transfers  (  minimum to start is 2 pax )
ZAR  9875   per person sharing high season
ZAR  9000     per person sharing low season     ( 01 May – 31 Aug ) 
ZAR  13 670  per single room high season
ZAR  11 910         per single room low season     ( 01 May – 31 Aug ) 

Self - drive package
ZAR 6025 per person sharing high season
ZAR 5150 per person sharing low season     ( 01 May – 31 Aug ) 
ZAR 9820 per single room high season
ZAR 8060        per single room low season     ( 01 May – 31 Aug ) 

 

Pilanesberg Itinerary:

1st Day
Collection at your hotel or OR Tambo Airport and drive north towards the Magaliesberg mountains and Hartbeespoort Dam. Arrive at your bush lodge ( Bakubung or Kwa Maritane ) by lunch time . Book into a luxury room then explore the lodge which offers restaurants, swimming pool and various wildlife activities. Parents can register their children for the Junior Rangers. At Kwa Martane the hide at the waterhole is a big attraction. Approximately 16.00 board the open safari vehicle for a late afternoon game drive conducted by a ranger from the lodge. On certain nights there is a bush braai after the game drive or otherwise guests return to the lodge for a delicious buffet dinner in the restaurant. The catering staff often arrange a theme evening with special dishes.

2nd Day
Awaken at dawn and after a quick cup of tea or coffee, board the open safari vehicle for the sunrise game drive when you have the best chance to see Big 5 species ( lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo ). You will drive around Mankwe Dam in the centre of the Park where you are likely to see hippo, crocodile and a variety of water birds. Return to your lodge, freshen up and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the main restaurant. The buffet includes fruit, cereal, Continental and full English breakfast with juices, tea and coffee. The rest of the day is at leisure round the pool or arrange an optional extra. Dinner & overnight at Bakubung or Kwa Maritane

3rd Day
Early departure on a guided bush walk or game drive ( optional ) as arranged with the lodge at additional cost. A common early morning attraction are hot air balloons appearing in the sky as you travel around Pilanesberg - very colourful for photos. Birdwatching can be enjoyed throughout the year and guides will identify and discuss interesting species. Return to your lodge and enjoy a buffet breakfast before checking out by approx 10.00. Meet your driver for the return journey to Johannesburg. Drop off at your hotel or OR Tambo Airport by mid afternoon.

Optional Extras ( at additional cost )

  • Morning walking safaris which would replace the sunrise game drive.
  • Junior Rangers programme .
  • Shuttle to Sun City Resort to experience the Valley of the Waves or play golf.


ABOUT PILANESBERG
Pilansberg National Park is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa. It covers an area of 55,000 hectares and is situated in the North West Province in an eroded volcano which is millions of years old. The reserve was proclaimed in 1979 from land that was previously cattle farmering. It was stocked up with about 6,000 head of game translocated from Kruger Park and other reserves in South Africa.

The Park is now home to 30 mammal species including the Big 5 and more than 300 bird species. . It is malaria free and easily accessible from Johannesburg so a most successful Tourism infrastructure has been developed. Visitors can choose from mid-range chalets at resorts to a variety of luxury safari lodges. Private cars are permitted on the roads but open safari vehicles with professional guides are available for day drives. Entrance fees into Pilanesberg are reasonably priced.

Wildlife Safaris supports Legacy Lodges Babubung ( People of the Hippo ) and Kwa Maritane ( Place of the Rock ). These luxury lodges offer game drives, bush walks, birding and a relaxed amoshere around the pool. Children are most welcome and have their own activities. The central point of the reserve is Mankwe Dam surrounded by grassy hills which provides great photo opportunities especially at dusk and dawn.

Nearby is Sun City entertainment complex with a selection of upmarket hotels. Visitors to Pilanesberg can arrange to play golf at one of the Gary Player designed courses or buy a ticket online to the Valley of the Waves.

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