Pilanesberg

Location: South Africa

Total Area: 572 sq km

Most Sighted Animals: Lions, Black Rhinos & White Rhinos

Best time to visit: July to October

Popularity rating:

6/10

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa’s fourth largest game park, is roughly 3 hours (215 kilometers) away from Johannesburg by car. It is situated in a crater in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province, and this crater is the product of a volcano that erupted many millions of years ago. This extinct volcano has evolved to become one of the most fascinating landscapes to visit. The park covers an area of 55,000 hectares. More than 7,000 animals live here in a free and unhindered environment. Pilanesberg is home to all of the Big 5 (elephant, rhino, leopard, buffalo and lion) and we guarantee that you will be able to tick off most on your list of game sightings! Pilanesberg offers over 200 km of roads for guided or self-drive game viewing. 

Guided bush walks

Walk through the bush in hunt of the big 5 with a ranger

National Park Highlights

Hot air balloon trip

View the animals from above while enjoying unrestricted views of Kruger. Head up in a hot air balloon and spot the wild animals regardless of the depth of the bush

Game drive with a local ranger

Nobody knows the Kruger better than the local park rangers – they know all the hot spots 

Example tours visiting

Pilanesburg
Pilanesburg, Sun City & Cape Town
Pilanesburg Big 5 Safari
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