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Pilanesberg National Park Safari

The ultimate guide to your next Pilanesberg National Park Safari

Get to Know Pilanesberg National Park

Only two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, this lovely 550 sq km reserve supports a wealth of wildlife within a collapsed volcanic crater abutting the famous Sun City complex

Free of malaria and home to all the Big Five, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is the closest game reserve of comparable quality to the heavily populated province of Gauteng, which incorporates Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria, as well as the continent’s busiest international airport. It offers excellent general game viewing, with elephant and white rhino both very common, alongside a good selection of antelope and other ungulates.

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Why Pilanesberg?

  • Top rhino and elephant viewing
  • Closest place to Gauteng to pick up bird species associated with the dry west
  • Well suited as a weekend or overnight break for business travellers to Johannesburg
  • Organised night drives offer an opportunity to glimpse rare predators such as brown hyena and aard wolf
  • Good for self-drive safaris
  • Malaria free

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FAQs about Pilanesberg

  • All game reserves in Madikwe, the Pilanesberg and the Eastern Cape are malaria-free.
  • Most lodges and hotels will have safes for your valuables either in your room or at the reception.
  • The local currency is the South African Rand (ZAR). There are numerous currency exchange outlets and the main credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diners) are normally accepted everywhere.
  • Most petrol stations and toll roads take credit cards, but always have a small amount of cash on you for tips etc. Numerous ATMs can be found in all the big towns.
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  • Family safaris in Africa are a worthwhile and meaningful experience. Aside from spending quality time with your nearest and dearest under a wide blue African sky, a safari in Africa offers invaluable experiences including unique cultural experiences, memorable wildlife sightings, and the opportunity to learn more about nature.
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