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Pilanesberg offers the Big Five and more wildlife and is a relatively small park compared to for instance Kruger National Park. This allows you to cover most of the park in a few days and see plenty of animals. We even saw wild dogs! The park is owned by the North West province and entrance for the day will cost you R65 per adult, which is about 5 Euros. ...


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I can show you my experience in guided and self-drive safaris. That's my experience and it could be different depending on the parks, the weather and other conditions. My experience is limited to Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania, which are on the East side of Africa, and Senegal, which is at the north; and there are not too many game parks. I have in mind a travel ...


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It depends on what you do. The park has a variety of "safaris" that you can take, some of which are included in admission and some of which are extra. The caravan safari gets up close and personal, but the tram safari is pretty well separated from the wildlife. There are also walking paths, which are more like a traditional zoo; you'll be between 3 and 20 ...


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There is a "älgsafari" just outside Markaryd in Småland, went there with my kids this summer and they loved it. It's a drive-through safari, I don't think you're allowed on foot.


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The Pilanesberg is most definately a primary safari destination! It has the big-five animals and also cheetah and wild dogs. There are six game hides located at dams where you can sit and watch birds and mammals. Kwa Maritane lodge has a hide at the lodge so you can watch by day and night. In addition to self-drive and guided safaris, visitors can take a ...


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I have been through the park in the daytime and the night time, and spent a day at Kwa Maritane which borders on the park and certainly qualifies as "very luxury". I enjoyed it tremendously. You can see some of the pictures I took on the daytime trip (with a crappy 2005-era camera) on my blog post about it. I did not see a lion in Pilanesberg, though one of ...


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Our family of three had a three-week trip to Botswana, flying in and out of Johannesburg. Our trip was a hybrid of self-drive and budget safari package. We rented a normal road car in Johannesburg, drove to Gaborone and visited a friend, then drove with the friend up to Kasane in the north-east. We stopped in various places and took group safari expeditions ...


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Our driver and Masai spotter in Kenya certainly noticed animals before any of the tourists had spotted them. I think we would have completely missed some if we were on our own. Driving between the parks is generally not too difficult, even if some of the roads are terrible. My suggestion is therefore to do the majority of the travelling yourselves between ...


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Here's a BBC story about an elk sighting near Gothenburg, a major city in southern Sweden. It's a bit dramatic, but illustrates a point about availability.


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For Moose Safaris with guaranteed wild sightings just 2 hours from Stockholm, check out Wild Sweden. ** disclosure - affiliated with company.


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We have timeshare at Pilanesberg and I'm not sure I'd agree that it is worth being a primary travel goal. If you are in SA already and looking for something to do for a weekend / long weekend, then sure. I'd go to the Kruger Park way before Pilanesberg. If you have foreign currency to spend, then you can look at some of the upmarket private reserves ...


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Here is an aerial view from Google The green areas with a tram around them are the open areas where animals wonder outside of cages. Its about 1000 feet across and fairly long. Often the animals will go fairly close to the tram and the tram will stop at locations for photos to be taken where the animals have gotten fairly close. There may be some animals in ...



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