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Safari Tours from Johannesburg

By Viator, March 2018

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The South African city of Johannesburg is the gateway to South Africa’s northern region and within easy reach of the country’s most impressive national parks, making it an ideal starting point for an African safari experience. Here are your options for safari tours from Johannesburg. 

Pilanesberg National Park
Located 114 miles (184 kilometers) northwest of Johannesburg, the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve is close enough to visit on a day tour. Pilanesberg offers a chance to spot all of Africa’s Big Five—elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and Cape buffaloes in their natural environment—as well as giraffes, zebras, warthog, blue wildebeest, and other wildlife. Some day tours combine a half-day safari drive with a stop at the nearby Sun City Resort and Casino. 

Kruger National Park
South Africa’s first national park is one of the biggest in Africa and highlights include the Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, and Bourke’s Luck Potholes. The drive from Johannesburg is less than five hours (about 250 miles or 400 kilometers), making it possible to visit on a long day trip, while a multi-day tour of Kruger National Park allows you to explore further and maximize your chances of checking off the Big Five. 

Rhino and Lion Nature Reserve
The closest game reserve to Johannesburg, the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in neighboring Gauteng province is about an hour’s drive (about 55 miles or 34 kilometers). Open-top safari vehicles shuttle passengers around the reserve, allowing you to spot rare white lions, Cape wild dogs, South African cheetah, spotted hyena, and white and black rhinos.

Chobe National Park, Botswana
Visitors who have more time can cross the border and spend a night at a safari lodge in Botswana’s Chobe National Park, home to large numbers of Cape buffalo, elephants, and lions, as well as an incredible variety of birds. Alternatively, opt for an action-packed, 5-day tour from Johannesburg and combine it with a visit to Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

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Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour, Johannesburg, null
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Full-Day Pilanesburg Nature Reserve Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

Come and experience the wonders of the Pilanesberg Nature reserve in an open 4x4 Safari vehicle on this 10-hour tour. Have the opportunity to view the big 5 ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $149.67
4 Day Kruger Lodge Safari, Johannesburg, Safaris
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4 Day Kruger Lodge Safari

The 3-night/4-day Kruger safari tour offers guests a budget-friendly trip to South Africa’s most popular safari destinations where a real African experience ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $817.35
Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Safaris
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Pilanesberg National Park from Johannesburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Spend a full day game viewing in Pilanesberg National Park. You have the option of choosing between an Open Game Viewing vehicle and a closed vehicle. Enjoy ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.52
Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari, Johannesburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full Day Ultimate Pilanesberg National Park Safari

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After collecting you form your hotel or residence in Johannesburg between 06:00 – 06:30, we travel to the Pilanesberg Nature Park We should arrive at ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $172.17
Sunrise Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg, Johannesburg, Safaris
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Sunrise Balloon Safari with Breakfast from Magaliesburg

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If you’re going to do it, then do it in unassailable style. Quaff champagne as you enjoy what some describe as the closest thing to heaven known to man - the ...  Read more

Location: Magaliesburg, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $194.68
Kruger National Park Safari from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Balloon Rides
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Kruger National Park Safari from Johannesburg

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This one day tour to Kruger National Park departs from Johannesburg in the early morning. After check-in at Kruger National Park, immediately start your day's ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $111.78
3-Day Victoria Falls Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Safaris
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3-Day Victoria Falls Tour with Round-Trip Flight from Johannesburg

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

Visit Africa’s breathtaking Victoria Falls on this 3-day trip from Johannesburg with flights and two nights of 3-, 4- or 5-star hotel accommodation included. ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $1,181.25
Pilanesberg Game Reserve Private Day Tour from Johannesburg, Johannesburg, Multi-day Tours
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Pilanesberg Game Reserve Private Day Tour from Johannesburg

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The Pilanesberg National Park, which covers some 55 000 hectares, is the fourth largest in southern Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $286.35
Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip, Johannesburg, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Pilanesberg Nature Reserve Safari and Sun City Day Trip

4 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Spot the "Big Five" at Pilanesberg Nature Reserve then relax at the unique Sun City resort on a packed day trip from Johannesburg. Combining two very ...  Read more

Location: Rustenburg, South Africa
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $187.55
Private Tour: Lion Park Half Day Tour, Johannesburg, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Lion Park Half Day Tour

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Lion and Safari Park is a wildlife park situated in the North-west province. The Park is about an hour's drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The park has a ...  Read more

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $84.02

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