Dinokeng Half Day Safari & Overnight Safari
Dinokeng Game Reserve located in malaria free Gauteng province of South Africa, Dinokeng is home to the famous Big 5 that are all free-roaming. The Game Reserve is one of the youngest upcoming game reserves that covers an area of 18 500 hectares, in the Gauteng area. Within 90 minutes of Jo’burg and just 30 minutes’ drive from Pretoria. Making it ideal for half day and short overnight safaris. Apart from the Big 5 visitors can also spot cheetahs, brown hyenas and a wide variety of Antelopes, Zebras and Giraffes.
Pilanesberg National park
Pilanesberg National Park, or Pilanesberg Game Reserve as it is often called, covers some 55 000 hectares. Pilanesberg has become a sought-after wildlife destination not only for us locals but on the international market as well. Being in a malaria-free area and perched on the eroded remains of an alkaline volcanic crater.
– one of only three such craters in the world.
The volcano crater in which the National Park is situated formed some 1200 million years ago. Apart from its unique size, shape and rock types, the volcanic origin and resultant weathering of the extinct crater has resulted in a wide variety of landscapes. This provides some of the most spectacular scenery in Southern Africa.
Being a fairly new park if compared to the Kruger National Park and other parks around South Africa. Opened in 1979 after one of the largest game trans-locations at that time to reintroduce the long vanished wildlife species back into the area. Pilanesberg was named after former chief of the area Chief Pilane.
Where is Pilanesberg
Pilanesberg is located adjacent to Sun City, in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province of South Africa within a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg.
Situated in a transition zone between the drier Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld making this area ecologically rich in Fauna and Flora from both areas thus providing a wide range of habitats for Big game animals in a malaria free area.
What You Can Expect to See
Because of this, Pilanesberg has the potential to carry a wider variety of game species than any other similar sized game reserve in Southern Africa. Including the BIG 5: Elephant, White and Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and the Leopard.
Pilanesbergs potential for supporting rare and endangered species such as Black Rhino, Tsessebe, foot-and-mouth free Buffalo and Wild Dogs are particularly high. As well as all the general plains game, you will find the Brown Hyena, Cheetah, Hippo and the Crocodile in the Pilanesberg National Park.
What We Offer
We offer a variety of trips to Pilanesberg National Park ranging from Day Safaris Trips, 2 Day Safaris Tours, 3 Day Safaris Tours with various accommodation options on offer. Open and Closed Vehicles.
Kruger National Park
The Kruger National Park situated in the north-eastern part of South Africa, with Mozambique making up the eastern border and Zimbabwe bordering to the north. The park spans across 2 provinces in South Africa the Limpopo province and Mpumalanga province. The park is larger than some smaller countries in Europe and larger than the Serengeti National Park covering an area of nearly 20 000 square kilometres making it one of the largest game reserves in Africa and the largest in South Africa.
The park also being one of the oldest parks in Africa and South Africa, with long history going back thousands of years even before what we know it as today as the Kruger National Park. Established in 1898 as Sabie game reserve by President of the Transvaal Republic Paul Kruger to protect the wild animals in the lowveld from excessive hunting. 31 May 1926 the National Parks act was proclaimed and the Sabi and Shingwedzi game reserves were combined to form the Kruger National Park.
The park is now South Africa’s most popular Safari and tourist destinations attracting more than 1.5 million tourists annually and is one of the worlds most diverse game reserves. Kruger Park is home to the world famous BIG 5: Elephant, Rhino, Buffalo, Lion and Leopard as well to a massive array of fauna and flora including 147 species of mammals, 114 reptile species, 51 snake species, 49 fish species and a massive 508 species of birds. Kruger is also home to an amazing abundance of flora with over 1982 plant species. Will take a real botanist to be able to identify them all.
Footprints in Africa offers you a Kruger experience not to be forgotten ranging from your budget camping options to your more luxurious accommodation options. Combine a Kruger Safari with one of our Overland Tours to experience an adventure of a life time.