3 Day Pilansberg Camping Safari
Who wouldn’t want to go in search of the big five in a national park that is actually an extinct volcano? This 3 day camping trip is the perfect way to explore the Pilanesberg National Park.
Departing from Joburg you head straigh to the Manyane camp in Pilansberg which is about a 3 hour drive. Camp is setup and you will depart on your first game drive. This evening you will enjoy a traditional South Africa Braai (BBQ). Day 2 is all about the safari with an early morning game drive in an open safari vehicle, some time for leisure around lunch and then an afternoon game drive in a closed vehicle. Our final day sees us making our way back to Johannesburg via the Harties Cable way and Chameleon Craft Market. There is an optional game drive in the morning for those looking to see a bit more.
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Day 01: Johannesburg – Manyane Camp
We depart Johannesburg early morning from your place of accommodation and make our way through the Hartebeestpoort Dam to the Pilansberg National Park. The route passes through the provinces tourist attractions in and around the Hartbeestpoort Dam and past South Africa’s largest platinum mines. On arriving at Manyane, we set up camp before participating in a closed vehicle 3 hour game drive in the Park.
Dinner is prepared the South African way as a traditional “braai” while we sit under the African night sky telling stories of our Safari encounters.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 02: Manyane Camp
An early 3 hour open vehicle Game Drive is on the menu with the local game trackers. A quick light breakfast snack is served before departing at 5:30am in pursuit of the Big 5 before the wildlife settle in for the mid-day heat.
The rest of the day is at leisure or you will be able to take another afternoon open vehicle game drive on own account or join your guide in closed vehicle game drive. Relax at the pool or under the cool shade of the trees at camp after an afternoon’s game viewing activities before your guide treats you to another South African favourite meal.
• Game Trackers – (17:30)
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 03: Manyane Camp – Johannesburg
Try out the 5:30 open vehicle game drive on own account or enjoy the morning in at camp before we set off back to Johannesburg. We depart to Johannesburg and travel to the Harties Cable Way (Own Account) via the Chameleon craft market for a light lunch and a trip by cable car to the top of the mountain (Own Account) before continuing to Johannesburg where your guide will deliver you to your place of accommodation or at the airport.
Meals included: Breakfast
On every safari to Southern Africa, it is essential to know what to pack and that you pack the correct gear so as to avoid any mishaps while on tour. Below is a guideline to some of the basic requirements.
Please remember to NOT pack your gear into hard cover suitcases as this is difficult to carry around and could get damaged. It’s also very important to limit your luggage to the below weight limits.
Your Luggage should consist of
• One large kit bag
• No hard suitcases (max. weight =20 kg (44 lbs))
• One item of hand luggage (e.g. a small backpack)
Personal Equipment for Luxury Safaris to Southern Africa
• Passport (must be valid at least another 6 months from date of entry)
• Warm Sleeping Bag. (Camping Safaris)
• Torch with spare batteries and globes
• Warm Jacket
• Swimming Costume
• Natural Clothing (i.e. No bright colours)
• A pair of light weight long pants and a lightweight long sleeve shirt (to use against the sun)
• Comfortable walking shoes and strops/sandals
• Camera Equipment, Binoculars, and lots of spare memory cards & batteries
• Water bottle
Toiletries for Luxury Safaris to Southern Africa
• Personal Toiletries in small bag, not a vanity case
• Suntan Lotion and block out for the face
• Malaria Prophylaxis. (Northern Namibia, Botswana and Kruger National Park)
• Mosquito repellent lotion/spray
The below important information is for each traveller to read through and to understand before arriving on your African safari. Please contact Ashanti Travel consultants should there be any queries.
African Safari Insurance (Compulsory)
All travellers booking a safari to Southern Africa must have adequate medical insurance. This is compulsory as activity providers on safari may refuse participation of activities without proper insurance in place. Should you not have medical insurance you may be required to pay cash before being airlifted should this become necessary.
Please note that we need to be informed of any pre-existing health conditions such as diabetes or asthma or any other condition that requires prescription medicine. Please note that Ashanti Travel or any of its travel partners will not be held liable or responsible for damage or loss to such medication and the safe-keeping of such medication must be looked after by its respective user.
In order for Ashanti Travel and its travel partners to properly cater whilst on tour, it is important to inform us at the point of booking should there be any special dietary requirement.
As visa requirements vary considerably from country to country and nationality to nationality, please contact the various embassies or a visa service agent in your home country to re-check your visa requirements at least 4 weeks prior to travelling.
Please note that visas are the responsibility of the traveller and that Ashanti Travel or its partners will not be held responsible for guests being denied entry should they not be in the possession of the relevant visas.
PLEASE NOTE: Should the adventure tour you are joining be re-entering a country, be sure to have a multiple entry visa that enables you to re-enter the country.
All travellers must be in possession of a valid onward/return air ticket or proof of other means of transport enabling the traveller to leave the country in which your adventure tour passes or