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Pilanesberg National Park
Idiot Gallery - Pilanesberg National Park
This page won't be updated, even though I have 1000 + idiot pics - May 2019

What really ticks me off about game viewing in Pilanesberg ( and everywhere else!!) are these Darwin Award nominees that have no understanding of the possible consequences of their actions. If attacked by an animal the animal would be shot and unfortunately not the idiot. Cheeky contemptuous attitude rub off on others and sooner than later there will be an incident. The purpose of this page is to exonerate Pilanesberg before it happens. The Park officials can't possibly police the public. Please consider the animals. When in Pilanesberg you are in their space - respect them.When you are sitting on the elephant path and they want to cross, just move away. Believe it or not, the day is actually more enjoyable when I don't experience idiots.. a rare occurance, but it does happen once in a while !
American Girl sitting on 
the Pilanesberg Centre post.
Just 1 km further we saw
2 leopard hunting.
16 Sep 2004
Italian that have just jumped
out of a rental van behind us. 
There are some more elephant about 20 m from him behind the dark bush that he doesn't know about. He wouldn't be able to outrun them ........ 9 Aug 2004
Group of local students in a Kombi and Corolla. Not only did one of them get out 12 metres from Lebombo, an agitated 32 yo bull elephant, they actually herded him between them and he nearly took the Uno behind him right out.
Corolla FCB 764 NW - 28 March 2004
These guys get the Dodo award. 
There is only 1 thing I hate more than the mentally challenged in Pilanesberg, and it is what I call green rhinos full of idiots. We were the 1st to see lions at about 9am; we luckily had at least 5 minutes before the monster turned up. Within 2 minutes his mates raced up(radio) and that was the last we saw of the lions. All or most noisy Frenchies. 5 May 2004
The problem with a small car is that you can't see if the grass is a bit long. Now though the 2 lionesses were about 60 m away, there could have been some danger closer.
NXS 957 GP - 26 Sept 2003
No idea why I took this one but I think it was 'cause of the guy getting out 10 metres from rhino. 17 Nov 2003
CA 552 891
Rental van with tourists  I think they were German
7 March 2004
No matter from where, 
visitors to the Park are asking for it
When coming around a corner, about 4 persons from both VW's were outside their vehicle with the elephants about 15 metres away and fast approaching. I checked, this was a group of Argentineans.
ND22034 - 30 Sept 2004
Elephant now just out of pic about 3 m to the right. This blasé group of South Americans think it is the the funniest experience they have ever had. On this particular day we encountered 3 males in or partly in musth that was with breeding groups and that would have taken these guys out. Unfortunately they weren't in this one!
CA 522560 - 30 Sept 2004 - Rental car

Nov 2004 - NUF1 - Winner - The most ignorant, spiteful twat I 've ever seen in this park

. On the top is a group of about 10 elephants where 1 female gave birth 3,5 hours before - only 12 metres from the road. So No Brains pulls up from the opposite side and leave his diesel engine running. I explained to him nicely that a baby has just been born, this noise is upsetting the ele's; that he is endangering our lives & that he must either switch off or move on. He must have thought I 'm a "doos" 'cause he ignored me flat. So a little stronger I stated yet again that he is endangering our lives - to move on or switch off. So maliciously he moves 5 metres, still running his diesel and now placing us directly between him and the ele's. And true as hell, the matriach calls in distress and 10 of the 30 other ele's in the area come running within a minute and lines up in a united front; ready to charge - I don't think I have to add that it was all the big ones!
Now this guy takes the cake - RXX 044 GP. I thought the previous guy was the biggest loser I 've ever seen but this guy stops right behind me; the driver gets out and walks to next to my drivers window with a beer in his hand. 12 m in front of us 40 odd elephant are passing including a youngish bull just starting musth. See the beers...? English speaking South African from Jo'burg - i asked!. 
An ele charges 10 metres in 0.9 seconds !!
It is impossible to run down these guineafowl at 40km/h, even at 60km/h - 14 May 2005. I estimate the culprit did about 100km/h; it was on an open & clear stretch. Whoever you are, if me or any other tour operator find you or guys like you, we will run you off the road if you are lucky.

26 Dec 2006

I don't know what this site owner is smoking but there has never been thatched cottages at Mankwe......and these 3 camps have been closed and demolished at least 6 years ago. clients; please don't waste my time in insisting these camps exist & wanting more info cause you saw it on some other site. If a site looks good & professional it doesn't mean they actually have a clue what they are doing! A giveaway clue is the ability to spell i.e. Bagatla....

"Stay in thatched, splendid cottages - Dec 06"

Mankwe Camp is situated in the middle of the park overlooking Mankwe Lake accommodation. The Makwe camp comprises of thatched self-catering splendid cottages and safari tents.

and...The restcamp has chalets and 3 restcamps with safari tent accommodation (Mankwe, Kololo and Metswedi) "

I found the missing link/s - in Pilanesberg!
I have about 1000 more, I just don't don't have time to look & post. I 'm sure you get the idea.

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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