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Pilanesberg National Park
Other Parks near Pilanesberg

Game reserves:

Marakele National Park - includes Marakele Ltd (private, no fence between)- About 90 000 ha, no lion. Stunning views, 600 breeding pairs of Lapped faced Vultures. Most game especially the elephants are found in the sweetveld of Marakele Ltd. The proposed dropping of fences between Marakele and Welgevonden has been put on hold due to the correct belief that Welgevondens' game will also move away to the sweetveld.

Madikwe National Park, close to the Botswana border, 90 km north of Zeerust - 60 000 ha

Welgevonden Reserve - borders Marakele - 26 000ha

Molopo Game Reserve near Vorstershoop, close to Botswana - 24 000 ha

Borakalalo National Park, also in NW Province 16 km's north of Brits - 13 500 ha. Excellent bird viewing with over 300 bird species recorded.

Mabula Game Reserve, near Warmbaths, nice scenery but lions and sable in seperate enclosures. Have to go on a guided drive,  not allowed to drive yourself - 10 000 ha

Botsalano Game Reserve, 38 km north east of Mafikeng - 5 800 ha

Nature reserves:

Barberspan Nature reserve near Delareyville, 15 km north-east, 2 000ha, known for abundant birdlife, 320 species.

Bloemhof Dam Nature Reserve, near Bloemhof, 7 800 ha, no idea what goes on there but 256 bird species recorded.

Boskop Dam and Nature Reserve, 17 km north of Potchefstroom, 3 000 ha

Mafikeng Game Reserve, borders Mafikeng on east, mix of Kalahari and Acacia bushveld, 4 800 ha

Kgaswane Mountain Reserve, just south-west of Rustenburg, 2 walking trails, 4 257 ha

SA Lombaard Nature Reserve, west of Bloemhof dam, a breeding reserve, 3 660 ha

Vaalkop Dam Nature Reserve, north east of Rustenburg near Beestekraal, good bird watching - 340 sp+, 2 500ha

Wolwespruit Dam Nature Reserve, close to Leeudoringstad,  a birding, angling and hiking destination,2 800 ha

Locations of the Game and Nature Reserves in the North West Province of South Africa
For more info go to the North West Parks Board page -

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
- Not Updated Feb 2018
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