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Pilanesberg National Park Safari from Johannesburg
"The Pilanesberg National Park is the the fourth largest National Park in Southern Africa covering an area of 58 000 hectares and is less than 2 hours drive from Pretoria / Johannesburg. Encircling this unique area are four rings of hills a geological fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic action some 1.2 billion years ago. The park boasts a healthy populations of lion leopard black and white rhino elephant and buffalo - Africa's Big Five. There is a wide variety of rare common species.A few of the endemic species that may be seen are the nocturnal brown hyena the fleet-footed cheetah the majestic sable
From ZAR2,628.00
 
Pilanesberg Day Tour from Johannesburg or Pretoria
"The route to Pilanesberg passes through the most scenic areas of the region and passed many of its best known tourist attractions. It takes around 2.5 to 3 hours to get there from Johannesburg and about 2 hours from Pretoria. For most of the you will ride in a 4x4 SUV this is the best possible vehicle to use as they have big opening windows and sunroof. The SUV's have a high viewing position and can go to parts of the reserve where ordinary vehicles cannot go. You will spend 6 - 7 hours in the reserve (5 or more of th leopard and other predators. Pilanesberg is probably one of the best places left in Africa for seeing the black and white rhino in the wild. But the reserve is also home to hippo hyena african buffalo zebra
From ZAR2,845.00
 
Pilanesberg Game Reserve Full-Day Tour from Johannesburg
"Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park - one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55 000-hectares and its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic and therefore both types of vegetation are found. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five and other large game including giraffe hippo zebra and crocodile as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife (over 300 species have been recorded). A visit to the park is always rewarding! There are a number of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.Depart Johannesburg in the early morning and tr meet up with your touring vehicle and continue on a drive through the park for the remainder of the day."""
From ZAR2,510.00

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How to Decide what to Pay a Safari Guide

Because cost of living differ from country to country, it is often difficult to know what would be a fair wage for a safari guide on a trip to Botswana.A modest amount of basic research will quickly...
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JohanIsWeg
Nov 26, 2014

SHUT THE GATE BEHIND YOU!

Many campsites, motels and holiday ranches have big metal gates you must open before you can drive your car though. Please always shut and latch them behind you. They not only keep livestock and wild...
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DAO
Aug 26, 2012

Donkey boiler

This system of heating water is very common in Botswana and other African countries. It consists of a big drum under which the fire is lit. Cold water is poured itnto the drum (donkey's body) through...
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magor65
Feb 18, 2011

Witchcraft

Yes! You may laugh but I wondered why some of the folk were staring at me. Of course, my husband had his ideas - puny, little white girl. I thought it may have been that I was wearing shorts and a...
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smirnofforiginal
Jan 02, 2010

Tipping

Make sure you have enough currency (pula or dollars) to tip local guides and helpers. For example, in the Delta we were told that it is best to tip the head poler, rather than each poler individually....
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manchkeen
Sep 20, 2009

cross border

If you rent a car from South Africa and drive into Botswana for example at Martins drift border post,you have to pay for vehicle crossing.At that moment of year 2007 I paid 60 pula for a simple...
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rosequartzlover1
Apr 24, 2009
 
 
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Greetings

It is good manners to always greet a person, particularly government persons but everyone generally too by saying 'dumela rra' to a man and 'dumela mma' to a lady.When shaking hands it is a sign of...
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Acirfa
Sep 27, 2008

ELECTRICAL PLUGS

Botswana uses a 220/240 volts AC 50 Hertz system for domestic electrical plugs. They utilise the South African style – 2 circular metal pins with a large circular grounding pin (pictured). Adapters...
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DAO
Dec 12, 2007

What is a Safari?

Safari is the Swahili name for "journey", specifically an overland expedition undertaken for exploring or hunting. Today, the word is synonymous with adventure and discovery of the wildlife and...
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kucha
Jun 09, 2006

Local Etiquette

There are certain points of etiquette to remember when traveling anywehre in Africa and Botswana is no exception. Hate speech, racist remarks and outbursts are not tolerated and will probably lead one...
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kucha
Jun 09, 2006

People of God

We met many people when we travelled around Botswana. This time we met some South-African pastors. They were very nice and they helped us. One time they invited us to have a dinner. After the dinner...
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Sajt
Feb 26, 2005

Women carry a Heavy Load

I noticed in Botswana that the women are often burdoned by large loads, usually on their head as well as in their hands and sometimes a baby on their back also. However, the men don't carry much if...
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windsorgirl
Sep 28, 2003

Changing your money.

When you have cash US dollars and want to change them into the local currency ( Pula )go to a bank. No matter how long the queue is, you can go first. Most banks have this rule, just ask. It saved us...
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tompt
Oct 10, 2002

SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING THE...

SHORTLY AFTER CROSSING THE BORDER INTO BOTSWANA FROM ZIMBABWE, WE WERE MADE TO STOP AND PARTAKE IN A FUTILE STATE SPONSERED EXERCISE OSTENSIBLY TO REDUCE THE SPREAD OF DISEASE. EVERYONE WAS REQUIRED...
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marko727
Aug 25, 2002

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The National Museum & Art Galery

The National Museum and Art Gallery of Botswana was opened in 1968, two years after the country gained its independence. The museum is also a research institution. Its collections include:...
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Chobe Tour

The cheapest was a daytour from Viktoria Falls for 140 $, a 3 hour boat tour, lunch then 3 hours with a 4 weel drive, i didn't see that tour in Livingstone but it might available and probably cheaper...
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Okavango Delta

Walking safaris are a great way to spend your time in the Okavango Delta. We did one in the evening and another one early in the morning. Both of them were great, but the morning safari was more...
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Nata Bird Sanctuary

15km south of the small town of Nata, at the rim of the Makgadikgadi Pans, is Sowa Pan, the second-biggest salt flat in Botswana. Its neighbour, Ntwetwe Pan is slightly bigger, but doesn't often get...
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Baobabs

Just outside the town of Kasane you can find one of the country's biggest and oldest baobab trees. These strange trees (although biologists aren't even sure whether they should be classified as trees)...
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Chobe River Cruise

We reached Kasane and the Chobe River on the very last day of our holiday. Everybody was already a bit weary and probably already thinking about home and work again. We were told there would be one...
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