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2 free days in Jonnesburg in late Sep

Hong Kong, China
8 posts
2 free days in Jonnesburg in late Sep

Thinking of doing a Pilanesburg safari visit - either full day or 2 day/1 night. I had a look at the itinerary at the 2 day/1 night package but seems most of the time on the second day is free time (with a game drive at sunrise) and the trip won't finish in the late pm - that means I won't have much time to explore the city. Or should I do a 1 day safari and reserve the next day for a city tour?

Struggling to decide now since I guess it will be a great experience to spend one night in the lodge, but then I won't have enough time for other spots in the city. Any advice?

Pretoria, South...
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1. Re: 2 free days in Jonnesburg in late Sep

I get the impression from your post that you are under the impression Pilanesberg is in the Johannesburg area. It is in fact a 2, 2.5 hour drive to the north-west. Whether you should stay there for the full 2 days or come back to Jhb really depends on where your interests lie - I don't believe anyone can say anything meaningful without knowing that.

Randburg, Gauteng...
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2. Re: 2 free days in Jonnesburg in late Sep

Hello, i think you may Sun City? which is adjacent to the Lodge (assuming the lodge where you will overnight is in that area) As previous post, from Joburg it is a 2 hour trip to get to the lodge, normally arriving midday, then first game drive is late afternoon for around 3hours. Then next day, early morning, another game drive return and check out. It would be possible to get a transfer from the lodge to Sun City, but then your transport would collect you late afternoon, or you could take a shuttle back to Joburg.

Lyn - Owner - Thorntree Tours and Safaris

Johannesburg, South...
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3. Re: 2 free days in Jonnesburg in late Sep

You can do one full day in Pilanesberg. Like mentioned above it is 2 hour drive from Johannesburg. Then you still have a day to explore some attractions in Johannesburg. There is the city sightseeing bus that take you to all the main attractions in the city.

All the best


Hong Kong, China
8 posts
4. Re: 2 free days in Jonnesburg in late Sep

Thanks all for the advice! I think I will just make a day trip to Pilanesberg and spend the second day in the city centre!

5. Re: 2 free days in Jonnesburg in late Sep

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