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WELCOME TO PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK – HOME TO AFRICA’S BIG 5

The Pilanesberg National Park is located in North West Province in South Africa, west of Pretoria. The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 and offers a variety of affordable accommodation, from self-catering to luxury 5 Star Lodges.

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The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located north of Rustenburg in North West Province in South Africa. The park borders on the Sun City entertainment complex. It is currently administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board.

The area is defined by alternating ridges and valleys forming concentric rings, a geological formation that rises abruptly from the surrounding plains. The Pilanesberg is named for chief Pilane of the Kgafêla people, who ruled from Bogopane, Mmamodimokwana and eventually Mmasebudule during the 1800s. The ‘Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex’ is the park’s primary geological feature. This vast circular feature is geologically ancient, being the crater of a long-extinct volcano – the result of eruptions some 1,200 million years ago. It is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its type in the world, the rare rock types and formations make it a unique geological feature, and a number of rare minerals occur in the park. Scattered throughout the park are various sites that are assigned to the Iron and Stone Ages and illustrate the presence of man during those early periods.

Pilanesberg tariffs are per person and per vehicle.

  • Adults: R80
  • Adults Foreign Nationals – R110
  • Children (6-12 yrs) –
  • R30Pensioners (SA only) – R40.00
  • Vehicles (sedan/LDV/SUV) : R40.00

Gate Times 

  • March & April 06h00 – 18h30
  • May – September 06h30 – 18h00
  • September & October 06h00 – 18h30
  • November – February 05h30 – 19h00

The park has a rich array of southern African wildlife including the Big Five, the five most dangerous game animals in Africa. Most of the animal species of southern Africa live in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve today, including lions, elephants, black rhinos, white rhinos, Cape buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles.

The diversity of birdlife is excellent with over 360 species having been recorded. Though some are migrants, most others are permanent inhabitants. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey, others eat seeds, fruit, or tiny water organisms.