Complete your visit in South Africa by visiting The Best of Both Cultural and Wildlife Experience in Pilanesberg National Park and Lesedi Cultural Village. These tour will depart at 05:00 for the best morning safari experience in Pilanesberg then later in the afternoon visit the Lesedi Cultural Village. Enjoy up to 06 hours of safari in the Pilanesberg National Park. Enjoy the Big 5 from the comfort of the fully air-conditioned combi. You will be escorted by the former park ranger. Your lunch will be served inside the park. Lesedi African Cultural Village is a flagship cultural tourism destination for visitors interested in learning more about South Africa's traditional people and cultures.
The guide will pick you up at 5am in summer or 6am in winter from your place of residence then proceed to the park. The day safaris includes lunch, transport and all entrance fees. Pilanesberg National Park is situated in the North West Province about 150km north-west of Gauteng and 60 km north of Rustenburg. Located at the extinct volcanic crater, Pilanesberg National Park makes it very unique amongst other parks in Africa. It covers an area about 58 000ha. In 1979 Pilanesberg National Park saw it biggest relocation of game ever – Operation Genesis. In this year more than 6,000 of game were introduced in the park. Pilanesberg boast the healthy population of lions, buffaloes, leopard, elephant, black and white rhino – Africa’s Big Five. Wide range of rare and common species of wildlife including the brown hyena, sable, wild dogs, cheetah, giraffe, hippos and tsessebe just to name but a few. Bird watching is excellent with over 360 species of birds. After lunch we will then leave the park for Lesedi Cultural Village with the option for stopping at the African Market for you to buy the Souvenirs.
Upon arrival at Lesedi around 15:30 , you will be welcomed to the Ndebele village before settling down to a multimedia presentation on the history of South Africa's rainbow nation. You will be then taken on a guided tour of each of the cultural villages, where you will learn the various rituals and folklore of South Africa's people, plus a few key phrases in local languages.
Traditional song and dance rounds off the day's activities, followed by a dinner buffet of African fare fit for a king, hosted in the 200-seater Nyama Choma restaurant, where you can taste impala, ostrich or crocodile meat. The newer restaurant, the Nile Room, serves delectable cuisine from North Africa. At the end of the evening, you are invited to gather around the open fire to listen to tales of African mythology, or be escorted back to their cozy hut by members of their host family. Then Dinner will be served. Your drop off the your designated are will be around 20:00