Pilanesberg, located in the crater of an extinct volcano, was established as a game reserve in 1979. At that time the region was only a shadow of it's former self, due to extensive farming that had depleted the area of most wildlife. Over the next 15 years a major project, dubbed Operation Genesis, was undertaken to rehabilitate the land and reintroduced over 6,000 head of game.
The region's volcanic origins have resulted in an unusual geological structure, refereed to as the Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex. The varied terrain and mineral composition of this complex has created a rich diversity of habitat. This diversity allows for an incredibly wide variety of plants and animals to flourish here.
Today, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve boasts healthy populations of dozens of large game, including the Big Five (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo, which can be viewed from game drives over 200 km of well-maintained roads.
ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES AT PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK:
- game drives (both self-drives and guided drives)
- Stone and Iron Age sites
- self-guided trail
- walk-in aviary (Manyane Camp)
SUMMARY OF WILDLIFE & FLORA:
Carnivores: lion, leopard
Herbivores: black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo, springbok, brown hyena, impala, giraffe, zebra, hippo
Birdlife: 300 species of birds
Vegetation: transitional Kalahari Lowveld, forested ravines, grasslands
DIRECTIONS TO PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK:
- 60 km north of Rustenburg
Sleeps: 10 in 5 units/rooms
17.3km West of center of Pilanesberg National Park
Tambuti Lodge offers luxury fully-catered bush lodge accommodation in the Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province. Set in the northern western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Fi
35.0km South East of center of Pilanesberg National Park
TshiBerry Boutique Bed and Breakfast is located in Phokeng to the north of Rustenburg in the North West province. Enjoy the flowing medley of traditional village charm and cultural hospitality as your travels lead you, and your hearts desires are fulfille
Sleeps: 61 in 25 units/rooms
From R 350,00
Per unit, per night.
44.2km South East of center of Pilanesberg National Park
In the shadow of the impressive Magaliesberg Mountain Range lies the beautiful and vibrant city of Rustenburg. GRAND CENTRAL GUESTHOUSE, RUSTENBURG is a new guesthouse with a homely, laid-back atmosphere and offers affordable, yet stylish extra-ordinaire
44.7km South East of center of Pilanesberg National Park
Safari Lodge Hotel & Convention Centre offers hotel accommodation in Rustenburg. Nestled at the foothills of the Rustenburg Kloof and Magaliesberg Mountains one can find The Safari Lodge Hotel is easily accessible from all the major metropolitan areas of
46.3km South East of center of Pilanesberg National Park
Rustenburg Guest House offers bed and breakfast accommodation in Rustenburg in the North West province. We have 20 meticulously clean, neat and spacious en suite rooms, which can accommodate 42 persons in total. Located in Safari Gardens, a serene and tr
48.9km East of center of Pilanesberg National Park
Bush 'n Buck Private Game Farm offers a variety of self catering accommodation and campsite stands in Beestekraal near Brits in the Eastern Region, North West. Bush 'n Buck Private Game Farm is your ultimate break away from the noisy city life. We have se
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