A traditional game drive is a classic way to experience a safari in Africa. The Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa spans over 55 000 hectares; its open grassland plains and rolling wooded valleys are home to a wide variety of wildlife species. This includes all 5 iconic members of the African Big 5: lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. You can also hope to spot zebra, giraffe, cheetah, hyena, jackal, and hippo, among others. The park is also a birding hotspot, with over 300 recorded species. The park is also malaria-free. These guided game drives depart daily, and take place in 25-seater open game drive vehicles. Guests can also request private vehicles for their game drive, which will depart whenever they require. Another game drive option is a game drive with breakfast, lunch or dinner served at a lodge in the park. After the dinner, spotlights are used on the return game drive, allowing guests the opportunity to spot the nocturnal wildlife of the Pilanesberg. Enquire for more information on the various game drive options.

Why we like it

Classic and tradtional safari experience; Various package options available; Malaria-free park; Excellent Big 5 game-viewing

Quick Facts

Accommodation Type: Tour
Rates from: 150
Group Size: Small
Max No of Guests:
Children Friendly: Yes
Minimum Age: 0

Tour info

Tour duration: 3 hours
Start: Guest's Hotel
End: Guest's Hotel
Highlights Big 5 game-viewing; Excellent birdlife; Variety of other species
Nearest Major City Johannesburg and Pretoria

Park / Reserve

Pilanesberg National Park Please click to view



Game Drive

The Experience

Safari type

Big 5 Safari

Specialist Species

Big 5

Malaria area


Suitable for

Private group
Small groups
Gallery Where

What to Pack

What's Provided

Open game-drive vehicle

What to Bring