The Pilanesberg is within an ancient volcanic structure, circular in shape, that rises from flat surrounding plains. Lying adjacent to Sun City, in the North West Province a mere 2 – 3 hour drive from Johannesburg, makes for an ideal combination of Big Five Safari with fun resort-style activities!

The Park is scenically beautiful and provides a wide variety of rich habitats. It is possible to self-drive around the park because of its manageable size and yet the concentration of game provides a realistic chance of seeing the ‘Big Five’ as well as brown hyaena, cheetah, giraffe, zebra and hippo.

Guests staying at one of the lodges can choose to view game from an open vehicle, hot air balloon or zip-line, whilst day trips from Sun City can also be arranged.

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Tshukudu Bush lodge 5*

Nestled against the side of a hill, within the remains of an extinct volcano surrounded by the mountains of the Pilanesberg National Park, overlooking a waterhole and savannah plains. Tshukudu Bush Lodge is one of Africa’s most romantic game lodges. Tshukudu is the perfect base from which to enjoy the…
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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge 4*

Located deep in the heart of the 55,000 hectare, malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, on the slopes of an ancient volcano. Kwa Maritane is the perfect base from which to enjoy the rich diversity of indigenous flora, fauna of Africa - including the Big Five. Learn about the diversity of fauna,…
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