What is the best time to do a Game drive?

December 07, 2016
Tarryn Rae

A good question that we often get asked by our guests.

A good time to go on a game drive in Pilanesberg depends on the time of year that you are visiting. That is why we change our scheduled gamedrive times seasonally i.e: sunrise and sunset. Doing a gamedrive over these times gives one a better chance of seeing a range of both nocturnal and daytime animals.

In summer it gets so hot during the day that going on a drive in the middle of the day is not ideal as the animals are usually lying in the shade. Going out early means the animals will still be active including your night time predators which will start settling down for the day.

In the afternoons it would be the other way round as the day time animals will be settling down for the night.

In winter it is dark and cold in the early morning and late afternoon so going out on drives at these times is not great as not only do you get cold but the animals tend to disappear.

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