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Bakgatla Accommodation Rates 2019/20
35 Km's from Sun City, in the middle of Northern edge of Pilanesberg

Deem the rates below a quote, as the rates are clearly stated with a validity date

Bakgatla Accommodation - main bedroom Bakgatla Accommodation - kitchen Bakgatla lounge Bakgatla Accommodation - loft
All Chalets have 1 double downstairs, equipped kitchen, lounge with TV with stairs to loft, 3 singles upstairs, 1 bathroom.
All are equipped for self catering. Loft not advisable for kids under 6yo - stairs are very steep.
Outside is a table with 5 chairs as well as a braai (BBQ) area with a grid.

Chalet rates are with a buffet breakfast (160pp), add R180pp for supper - no self catering rates
Restaurant opens at 7h00 for breakfast till 10h00 in the week, and 11h00 on weekends and public holidays.
Note that the last kitchen order is at 21h00 (9pm). If you come from Jo'burg at 19h00/7pm, then eat before you leave.
    To book payment to us in full within 48 hours after we confirm availability please, if after, we can not guarrantee space that.
Please note that staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

There is 1 shop at Bakgatla selling all the basics; open the same hours as the Park gates. The closest hospital is now in Ledig, - they don't carry anti snake venom. George Stegman has closed! The Garage - just go straight once out the gate, and 1 km past the circle. The new Moruleng Shpping Centre is huge, and right opposite the garage, much better than Sun Village. Pick & Pay and Shoprite Supermarkets. Then 4 fast food shops, 4 banks, and about 10 clothing stores - even open 9h00 - 16h00 on Sundays & Public Holidays.
For breakdowns expect to pay at least R610 - 660 pp to Gametrackers to take you out the Park. The Park itself will normally tow you out for free to the closest gate, but then you are on your own - 014 555 1600 if you have reception. More than half the breakdowns are from oil sumps hitting rocks. You can avoid this if you drive slower on bad roads.

Peak season: 2019/20: All weekends, school holidays are at weekend rate

As from November 2017, new bookings over R1000 @ Rack rates as below minus 12%.
Full payment required for these rates - book, pay within 48 h, get confirmed & it's done and dusted! Add 2% for cash deposits, R150 for Overseas Transfers.
Note when fully booked and I have to work at getting a cancellation, no discount applies. Confirmations 7 days or less after payment.

Deem the rates below a quote, save us both some time and add 2+2
Please note that staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min, same at all Hotels, Lodges and Resorts in the area.

CANCELLATION POLICY: In writing only, e-mails accepted, must be acknowledged.
25% mimimum non refundable if cancelled by you at any time. 100% refundable if by us, it has never happened.
31-60 days before arrival 50 %; 15-30 days 75%, 14 days or less 100%

Jan 2018 - It might seem like quite a jump especially re camp sites, but the last 3 years the yearly increases were minimal.

BAKGATLA RESORT - RACK RATES - 1 April 2018 till 31 MARCH 2019 - add 1% additional VAT rate from 1 April 2018

Prices quoted are per unit sharing per night. 
W/End + PEAK
Rates per night per site
Caravan site electrified
R 380
R 477
6 persons 2 vehicles max
Camping site electrified
R 345
R 422
6 persons 2 vehicles max
Camping site non electrified
R 322
R 390
Exec Safari Tent
Mid Week
Exec Safari Tent
Weekend + Peak
Mid Week
R 2981
R 3138
R 3289
R 3432
R 3588
Weekend + Peak
R 3608
R 3777
R 3955
Children under 12 yr sharing - free accommodation, pay only R85 per child for b/f, or R195 for b/f + dinner.  Below 4 - no charge.
Note 1 : Children 12yo are considered adults
Note 2 : All Resort chalet rates only come with breakfast, for chalet self catering follow the link below the table.
Note 3 : There are D, B&B rates available. I don't display it as you can just take the buffet, works out roughly the same, but this leaves you free to bbq at night, or eat a la carte for probably less.

add 1% additional VAT rate (14 - 15%) from 1 April 2018
For self catering Specials click here - The Timeshare units have 2 bathrooms, and a double sleeper couch, and can sleep 7

3 h Gamedrives @ R520 pp till 30 Nov 2019, min 3 pax per vehicle for guarranteed departure
Under 16yo pay R260 pp, meaning 15 yo or younger - 16 yo are considered adult
Add R90 pp that was added without notice as a Park Levy
Nov - Feb @ 5h00 & 17h00
March - Oct @ 6h00 & 16h00

Pilanesberg Dawn to Dusk Safaris from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilanesberg and Sun City

Working with new pics are just too time consuming, so I only do it when I have free time! May 2019
Picture Gallery up to 2019
Picture Gallery 2010
Picture Gallery 2009
Picture Gallery 2008
Picture Gallery 2007
Picture Gallery 2006
Picture Gallery 2005
Picture Gallery 2004

It's alphabetical - so save us both time.... and if not on here I will put it up!

Accommodation in the Park only: Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation in and around Sun City. Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation Specials at Pilanesberg

Accommodation at Sun City Vacation Club

Airport at Pilanesberg

Animal studies in Pilanesberg

Bakgatla Resort

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park -  R5 000pp - 1 hour, minimum 4 pax!

Binoculars needed

Bird list

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Buffalo in the Park

Camping - book direct at 014 555 1000, don't be surprised if you hold 15 minutes and then get cut off.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Commission offered to booking agents

Condition of the Veld

Dangers in Pilanesberg

Disclosures: About vehicles used for Pilanesberg and other

Directions - see map

Elephant Back safaris in Pilanesberg.

Entrance fee - see gate times

Etiquette in Game Parks like Pilanesberg for self drives

Friends of Pilanesberg Society - Volunteers helping to maintain the Park.

Gate Times for Pilanesberg National Park

Geology of Pilanesberg National Park

Highlights seen in Pilanesberg the last 2 years:
Don't expect something like this or the animals to stand next to the road waiting.  It's not a Zoo!

History of Pilanesberg National Park

Idiot Gallery - Stunts pulled in Pilanesberg National Park by the mentally challenged.  Other tour operators are welcome to contribute - I will give you recognition except if you don't want it!

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Kids on Safari. In Pilanesberg or other parks

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Manyane Resort

Map and directions to Pilanesberg

Other Parks near Pilanesberg

Other Tour Operators doing Pilanesberg

Packages to Lodges

Picture Gallery -  taken by us over the last 8 years in Pilanesberg.

Pilanesberg National Park vs Kruger National Park.

Reading - other re Pilanesberg.

Safety in Pilanesberg

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Testimonials from clients we have taken to Pilanesberg

Things to do in and around Pilanesberg

Transfers only to Pilanesberg and Sun City - one way: charged per vehicle:

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Veld Condition in the Park

Weather and Climate for Pilanesberg area

What can you hope to see in Pilanesberg?

When to go to Pilanesberg: best time etc

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806 Unit 2, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Office - Please mail only
PO Box 250 Sun City, 0316
- Updated Sep 2019
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