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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

More Warnings and Dangers in Botswana

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ATMs

There are three banks in Maun: Barclays, FNB and Stanbic. When tourists flock to the town centre before going further into the Okavango Delta, these banks quickly reach the limit of their capacity to...
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PROHIBITED ITEMS !

In order to prevent the spread of Foot & Mouth Disease in livestock, the following items are banned from being brought into Botswana:* Meat and meat products from cloven hoofed animals* Livestock...
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DAO
Dec 26, 2014

THE UNMARKED ROAD BARRIER AT NATA

Can you see the gate across the road you will be approaching at 120 kilometres per hour (75 mph)? Neither could I. That’s why I hit it and damaged my car. Approaching this barrier from the North of...
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DAO
Sep 23, 2012

DO NOT STEAL HOTEL TOWELS IN BOTSWANA

I am not accusing anyone, but I have no doubt more than one VT Member has stolen hotel towels at some time in their travels. Well, don’t do it here! I first noticed this in the capital Gaborone....
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DAO
Aug 26, 2012

Apart from the obvious

Having traversed Africa one would expect you are aware. We left South Africa nine people, three families in three vehicles equipped with everything.My Trailer (I built myself) loaded with water and...
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ecoquester
Mar 13, 2011

Anti-malaria precautions

Malaria is a big problem in Africa. As northern Botswana lies in the high risk zone we decided to take anti-malaria tablets. We choose malarone recommended to us by our doctor. We had to start taking...
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magor65
Feb 18, 2011
 
 
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DRIVING IN SAND

Botswana has a lot of ‘roads’ that are actually just sand. You can drive a 2 wheel drive car through almost all of Botswana, but avoid sand roads. You have to maintain at least a 40km per hour speed...
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DAO
Jan 14, 2010

Don't stop your journey at Ngoma border

Make sure to go all the way to Kasane and DON'T stop your journey at the border. Ngoma border is close to a game reserve and it's nothing there. No people lives in this area. It's not allowed to walk...
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georeiser
Oct 20, 2009

Don't become dinner!

If you are camping in a game reserve such as Moremi or Chobe, do NOT sleep in the open curled up only in a sleeping bag. If lion or hyenas are around, you may find yourself being dragged off into the...
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JohanIsWeg
Jul 08, 2009

Safari fuel for Moremi

There are no fuel supplies available in Moremi. The nearest fuel and garage facilities are in Maun, about 100km from Moremi. If you are travelling 4WD it is always a good idea to carry spare fuel (but...
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JohanIsWeg
Jul 08, 2009

Beware malarial mosquitoes

There is a risk of malaria in Northern Botswana, this includes the Okavango Delta, Moremi and Chobe. The predominant species is Plasmodium falciparum, which is the most dangerous of the four species...
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JohanIsWeg
Jul 08, 2009

Police Fines For the Self Drive People

I would like to Bring to the attention of the Self Driving people that the Police fines being handed out in Botswana has gone up Insanely!. I would recommend that you take extreme care to avoid...
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JackRyanBW
Apr 17, 2009

Bush Tucker

This photo says it all really, so do take care, make sure when camping or staying in lodges that you don't wander out alone after dark. Depending on your accommodation, you will often be walked to...
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Acirfa
Sep 26, 2008

THORNS

Going out in the bush to get some firewood for a braai? Watch out! Botswana has a special, extra-large, nearly fatal size thorn bushes. These are ask big as knitting needles and they hurt! Just look...
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DAO
Dec 28, 2007

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Gaborone

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Top Things to Do in Botswana

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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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"FLAT, FRIENDLY & FUN"
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"BOTSWANA"
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"Far from the madding crowd"
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"Okavango - Jewel of Africa"
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"Botswana"
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