Pilanesberg National Park
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Pilanesberg National Park is a malaria free Big 5 game reserve, located in North West Province and is about two hours’ drive from Johannesburg.
The Park is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa. It is set in the crater of an extinct volcano and is amongst the world’s most outstanding geological phenomena.
Due to its wide range of wildlife species, as well as its proximity to Gauteng, it is one of South Africa’s most popular safari destinations.
A variety of family friendly and luxury safari game lodge accommodation is available to choose from, with a range of activities at these lodges, as well as nearby in the area. Traditional cultural dances are often performed by the local Tswana people at some lodges. A further attraction is that the world-renowned Sun City is very close by.
There are more than 60 mammal species including the Big 5 mammals. The birdlife is prolific with more than 360 species recorded in the area. Guests at most of these lodges are taken on early morning and late afternoon safari game drives to view animals and birds.