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Pilanesberg National Park

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“self drive”(61 reviews)
“the reserve”(55 reviews)
“game viewing”(53 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Sun City 0314, South Africa
+27 14 555 1600
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wow!! What an amazing bucket list tick ✅! Crisp morning air, Gorgeous sunrise ☀️, Perfect landscapes and Animals care-free! Highly recommended, you will not regret. Take time to take all in 💔

Thank Kayise M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This reserve is a short two-hour drive from Sandton if you use the road via Rustenburg, which I strongly advise. The park has a wonderful range of mammals, birdlife and flora, and is a "Big 5" destination. We were well rewarded with excellent sightings of...More

Thank Alastair J
Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Ivory Tree Lodge in Pilanesberg national park in 2008 2017 and 2018 its a fantastic national park which is also a Malaria free zone, we have seen all the big 5 plus lots more this year we watched a leopard climb down from eating...More

Thank DavidA12049
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you have a day to spare, you can consider going to this park on a safari tour. The drive is about 2.5 hours with a break and the park is huge. Mountains and small ponds make it a huge playground for the wild animals....More

Thank Donald M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked the trip online and it was organized by the Biggestleaf travel. I had to travel from Pretoria to Johannesburg in the morning, where I and several other guests were picked up by the Biggestleaf. The day was great! You have to understand, that...More

Thank OksanaKyiv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We used our own vehicle and drove around. We saw lions, rhino, elephants, giraffe, zebra, springbok, hippos and wildebeast...was good and kids had fun....

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family and two young children visited Pilansberg Nature Reserve, what a disappointment the tarmac roads was full of potholes game drivers is racing up and down at high speed with tourists with no respect to us in private vehicle irrespective of which roads they...More

Thank Why W
Reviewed 1 week ago

You see enough animals, the big five are there, just stay on the tare road, the gravel roads are in a poor condition. Rather make use of a Rental or 4x4.

Thank Lourens-Esterhuyse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pilanesberg National Park is a wonderful place to see wildlife. The place is so accessible and there are plenty of hotels and lodges near by to stay in. I've been there over 14 times in the past five years.

Thank Clarina E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can recommend Pilanesberg National Park to relax in the nature and the photography. Away from anything. Great place

Thank maduv2016
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15 August 2018|
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Response from fortunes957 | Reviewed this property |
My suggestion would be April/September cos of the less vegetation on the park, which makes spotting the animals much easier, less heat as well which it is bearable for animals to roam around. And during this time animals... More
25 July 2018|
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Response from AlanMendy | Reviewed this property |
I would say early morning
8 July 2018|
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Response from Jim R | Reviewed this property |
Only spent 2 full days in Pilanesberg and probably 6 - 7 days n the Kruger aea. Beautiful and crowded place, poor roads, nice people but not nearly the wildlife experience that you will get at Kruger or the reserves around... More