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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  • Because Pilanesberg is far smaller than Kruger national park I think chances of spotting the big five especially the wild cats are better here in northwest, Pilanesberg.  more »
  • What a amazing place to visit to experience the Big 5 . We saw so many animal's and was a treat of a lifetime with Bryanston Safaris 🐾  more »
  • Pilansberg is a lovely national park. We stayed in sun city and entered at Bakubang gate. The are is dense and therefore better opportunity to view game. Got to see elephant, giraffe, hippos...  more »
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  • A beautiful park with diverse landscapes, fauna and flora. The park has all the animals of the Big 5. Lots of animals in this park, especially around the water holes. There are many opportunities to take great photos and to observe nature and the animals. If you love nature and road trips this is definitely for you. The roads are partly in bad condition better you must use an SUV. Definitely recommended!
  • I enjoy trying to find the big 5 but sadly didn't get to see them all. If I knew about the app which tells you where to find them it would have been great. Still great to be out in nature.
  • I'm going to go with 3 stars here. This is not the next best thing to the Kruger Park, far from it actually...... I would rather drive an extra 3 hours thank you. The roads are In a shocking state and there hasn't even been any rain. The "park Officials" love the use of their power here, always ready to tell you your fortune while parking under a tree.
  • Lots of animals in this park, especially around the water holes. Staff friendly and helpful. Restaurant serves great food off menu. Maintenance issue resolved very quickly.
  • Stayed in timeshare units, basic but comfortable with all one needs for a relaxing break. Units are showing their age and due for refurbishment. Resort much the same. Dinner was good, buffet with wide variety. Quite expensive. Game drive and Bush dinner good but also pricey. Limited food and drink options outside of restaurant thus necessary to bring all one needs.

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