Safari Lodges in Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg

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R4,090
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Black Rhino Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Black Rhino Lodge & Game Reserve is a private reserve which is incorporated into the 46 010 hectares Pilanesberg National Park. The rich veld vegetation in this area of the...
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ADDRESS: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park
R2,090
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Bakgatla Resort
★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Located at the base of Garamoga Hill, the rustic Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province offers a great getaway destination. This fam...
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ADDRESS: Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park
SPECIALS
R2,960
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Bakubung Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
The Bakubung Bush Lodge lodge commands a magnificent location in the Pilanesberg National Park. Located on the edge of a hill surveying the park and elephants are often seen from t...
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg National Park
Finfoot Lake Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Finfoot Lake has many exciting activities are available to visitors which include fishing, canoeing, barge cruises, as well as safari drives and guided bush walks. Delicious homem...
ADDRESS: Vaalkop Dam, Pilanesberg
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R4,680
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Ivory Tree Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Ivory Tree Game lodge enjoys an excellent reputation for the comfortable accommodation, tasty food and friendly staff while the wildlife viewing, which may include sightings of...
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province
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R2,960
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Kwa Maritane
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The 4 star, family friendly Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge nestles on an ancient alkaline volcano in malaria-free, "Big Five" Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Provinc...
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve
R1,240
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Kwalata Game Lodge
★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Kwalata Safari Lodge is located in Gauteng's Big Five Dinokeng Game Reserve, just an hours drive north from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg and only a half ho...
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ADDRESS: Dinokeng Game Reserve
R5,430
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Lush Private Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Lush Private Lodge is positioned on the stunning Black Rhino Game Reserve, a private concession located in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province of...
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ADDRESS: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park
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Morokolo Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Morokolo Safari Lodge is in just eight luxuriously appointed double suites – each with a spacious en-suite bathroom that opens onto a small courtyard with outdoor shower i...
ADDRESS: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg
R17,440
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Nkala Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Nkala Safari Lodge, a South African Big-5 malaria-free destination, is a Luxury exclusive-use self-catering lodge in the Black Rhino Reserve. With only ten friends allowed to stay ...
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
Pilanesberg Private Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Pilanesberg Private Lodge is an excellent safari retreat located at the foot of the scenic Pilanesberg mountains in South Africa's North West province. The Pilanesberg Lodg...
ADDRESS: Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park
Rhino Tracking in the Letsatsing Game Reserve, Pilanesberg
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Participants have the unique opportunity to get close with the magnificent and threatened white rhino and get educated on the issues surrounding the conservation of rhinos. This ex...
ADDRESS: Pilanesberg, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
SPECIALS
R5,650
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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Shepherd's Tree game lodge is in a secluded area of the park has the most stunning accommodation and safari adventures for all guests to see the big five. The lodge lies within the...
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province
SPECIALS
R3,850
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Tambuti Private Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
The Tambuti Private Safari Lodge is in the tremendous Black Rhino Reserve in the Pilanesberg region of South Africa's North West province. This beautiful safari lodge is only 31 km...
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ADDRESS: Black Rhino Reserve, Greater Pilanesberg region
SPECIALS
R6,170
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Tshukudu Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Tshukudu Bush Lodge is located in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park in the North West Province of South Africa. This luxury lodge features six Luxury Chalets and four Luxu...
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West

The Pilanesberg National Park features a large variety of lodges to meet everyone's requirements including families, honeymoon couples as well as conference delegates. The reserve is an excellent destination for travellers with children as it is only a one and a half hours drive away from Johannesburg in a malaria-free region of South Africa.  The Pilanesberg is an extinct volcano, is home to a high concentration of game, making game viewing an unforgettable experience.

  • How big is the Pilanesberg? 577 km.
  • How old is the Pilanesberg? The park is over 40 years old.
  • Who owns the Pilanesberg? This reserve is a National asset which means that the South African Government manages it.
  • Is it the Pilanesberg malaria free? Yes, all year round.
  • Why does the reserve look circular on the map? The reserve follows the lines of an old volcano crater which erupted 1255 million years ago.
  • Is the Pilanesberg recommendable for children? Yes, kids of every age group can go into the reserve in an enclosed vehicle.
  • What is the reserve famous for? Operation Genesis in the eighties where over six thousand animals were freed into the park.
  • What Animals can I see in the Pilanesberg? Lion, Cheetah, Elephants, Black Rhino, White Rhino, Sable, African Buffaloes, Caracal, Leopard as well as Giraffe, Zebra, Hippos, Impala.

The Pilanesberg reserve is ideal for the following reasons:

  • The travellers with a limited amount of visiting time.
  • Excellent for families that are travelling with small children.
  • Game viewing is of a high standard
  • Proximity to Johannesburg Airport
  • The park offers an excellent display of all African animals especially Elephant, Rhino and Lion.

The park comprises a large disk-like Geo pattern that is the old crater of a massive extinct volcano which today results in rare rock types, minerals and rock formations in the area. The reserve is administered by the North West Parks Board and is with its 56 252 hectares the fourth biggest national park in the country. The old crater of a long extinct volcano dominates the Pilanesberg National Park. The crater is an impressive alkaline complex was constituted by volcanic explosions thirteen hundred years ago. The reserve is one of the most significant volcanic systems of its type in the world. It's unusual rock varieties, and composition makes it a unique geological highlight.

Visitors can self-drive in reserve on both tarred & gravel roads. Many of the lodges do include guided game drives in their rates. The reserve is home to all the Big Five as well as a variety of other big game species such as zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles as well as over 365 bird species. Besides the Big Five visitors also have the opportunity to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo and crocodile. The reserves offer guests a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 363 species of birds, the Big Five and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa. The reserve lies in a transformation zone from Arid and Thornybush vegetation which means that it can support different species like Springbok and Impala which are not usually seen together. The bird life variety in the park is exceptional. While some birds are migrants, many are year-round inhabitants.