Pilanesberg National Park, Sun City

Venture on a safari ride to Pilanesberg National Park, a large game reserve that is home to the "Big Five" of South Africa's large mammals--the African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros. Opt for either a self-driving or a guided tour of the park, which sits in the crater of an ancient extinct volcano and hosts hundreds of animal and plant species. You can explore trails on foot, visit a bird park, or have a picnic. Facilities in the park include private lodges and campsites. The park houses most of the mammals indigenous to the country, so watch for black and white rhinos, leopards, lions, hippos, antelope, and numerous other animals. Arrange your visit to Pilanesberg National Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Sun City using our Sun City travel app .
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  • We came all the way from India to South Africa, primarily to experience a safari. Pilanesberg is a relatively small national park. The park rangers are very good, make a lot of effort to sight the Big...  more »
  • Undoubtedly the best attraction for those who are staying in the Sun City region. The safari is full of emotions and animates anyone! Animals of all kinds, landscapes, sounds and wild nature face to face with you. We went during the month of September and we chose to do it in the morning, during the sunrise. The weather was good and the day was wonderful. Choose a good company to guide them and accompany them during the tour, so more information will have on the site and the animals. As far as we have knowledge the tour can be done at dawn or dusk, but at both times you see various animals and look forward to looking for the Big Five!! We were lucky and we can see GIRAFAS, rhinos, monkeys, hippos, zebras, deer among others and the apex of the tour: Lions passing well on the side of the bus (I confess that the heart stopped for a few seconds since it was possible to hear his breathing). We recommend and we feel like going again, in a next time during nightfall to see new animals!!
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  • A wonderful place to see all kinds of wildlife. Would recommend staying in the private lodges as opposed to the ‘public’ sections where you can self drive. They have access to private parts which have...  more »
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