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Visit Pilanesberg National Park & Game Reserve

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Pilanesberg National Park and Game Reserve is situated in the North West province, just about a three-hour drive from Johannesburg. Visit the park to see the Big Five in their natural environment and enjoy the lush bushveld. It’s the perfect weekend getaway for the whole family.

South Africa is home to a number of breathtaking national parks and reserves. Pilanesberg National Park is one of the very best, offering guests a vast expanse of natural fauna and flora to appreciate and explore. The park is also easily accessible for Joburg residents, making it the ideal day trip or long weekend getaway destination. Here are some of the top attractions and activities available at the park:

Game Drives & The Big Five

Pilanesberg National Park is home to over 7000 animal species, including the Big Five. The reserve offers a variety of safari and game drive experiences to help you make the most of your visit. Get up close to some of Southern Africa’s most unique bird and animal species on one of the reserve’s safari experiences. The Pilanesberg National Park traverses the Kalahari region and the Lowveld, making it one of the most biodiverse game reserves in South Africa.

Pilanesberg National Park

Check out their safari package offerings and book yourself a tour as soon as you can. Whether you’re in the area for only a day or are taking a leisurely break from the hustle and bustle of the city, they’ve got a safari package perfect for you. If you’re pressed for time, but are still looking to explore the great African outdoors, book a one-day tour of the reserve. This package includes transportation to and from the park to the Da Vinci Hotel in Sandton, as well as a light lunch and two guided game drives. If you’ve got some time to spare, book a two to five day safari tour to enjoy the very best that nature has to offer. You’ll be treated to exclusive game drive experiences, full catering and accommodation and the rest and relaxation that only the open landscapes of the Kalahari can offer. 

Thinking of popping the big question? Book an exclusive hot air balloon safari and surprise that special someone with an experience of a lifetime. This package includes a one-hour hot air balloon ride over the reserve, sparkling wine and a full English breakfast after landing, and transfer back to your hotel or accommodation. What more could you need to convince them to spend the rest of their life with you?

All Kinds Of Accommodation

You don’t have to blow your budget to spend a week away at the Pilanesberg National Park and Game Reserve. They offer a variety of accommodation options, including resorts, safari tents and bush lodges, chalets and self-catering. Whether you are in the market for a DIY camping experience or a luxury bush lodge escape, there’s sure to be ideal accommodation for you at the park. You can also book lodging at the adjacent Black Rhino Reserve or the Sun City Resort which is situated just ten-minutes away from the reserve. Pilanesberg National Park is open to one and all, including children. Their child-friendly accommodation includes all the facilities you might need, as well as activities to keep young and old entertained during your stay. There’s really no excuse not to visit the Pilanesberg National Park, so make your booking ASAP.

Pilanesberg National Park

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