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Description

The Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex in South Africa is one of only three alkaline volcanoes in the world. Over time, a series of volcanic eruptions occured. There were further outpourings of lava, craters collapsed, ring fracturing took place around the volcano and magma was squeezed into these fractures. The end result is several concentric “onion rings” of rocks of different ages. Erosion took place and what we see today is a cross section through the magma pipes that were located at great depth below the mountain summit. 

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The Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex in South Africa is one of only three alkaline volcanoes in the world. Over time, a series of volcanic eruptions occured. There were further outpourings of lava, craters collapsed, ring fracturing took place around the volcano and magma was squeezed into these fractures. The end result is several concentric “onion rings” of rocks of different ages. Erosion took place and what we see today is a cross section through the magma pipes that were located at great depth below the mountain summit. 

Pilansberg therefore has a great geological history to go along with its more recent human history and diverse natural heritage. This is a malaria-free Big 5 reserve and an easy way to spend a day game-viewing in one of Africa’s premier wildlife destinations. 

We will always ensure that you are safe and comfortable, and that you feel at home and completely immersed in your surroundings.

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Pilanesberg National Park
    Day 1
    Pilanesberg National Park

    06:00 - Pick-up in Johannesburg/Pretoria (please advise address).  You will be provided with cold bottled water and a snack for the road. Please ask your accommodation to prepare a packed breakfast.

    09:00 - Arrival at Pilanesberg National Park for full day game drive with personal guide and vehicle. 

    12:30 - Lunch inside the park (own expense).

    16:00 - Check in to our accommodation at Manyane Resort. Our accommodation for the evening will be in a permanent safari tent. These tents are equipped with all the required amenities including electricity, a refrigerator, coffee and tea making facilities and comfortable beds with clean linen.

    19:00 - We will have dinner at the restaurant at the resort. (included)

     
  • 2
    Pilanesberg Safari
    Day 2
    Pilanesberg Safari

    After a scrumptious breakfast at the resort's restaurant we will head into the park for another day of safari.

    12:00 - We will stop for a picnic lunch (included)

    After lunch we will continue on our way through the park and exit the park around 13:00. From here we will drive back to your accommodation in Pretoria/Johannesburg.

  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes

    • Transfers and activities as mentioned
    • English speaking guide

    Price does not include

    • Flights
    • Insurance
    • Personal expenses
    • Optional activities