Pilanesberg National Park is one of the most easily accessible of the great wildlife reserves in Southern Africa. Because of its location in the biologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, this enormous area offers exciting big game watching in a malaria-free setting.
The area around Mankwe Dam contains some of the park’s most breathtaking vistas. It is the largest body of water in the wildlife preserve.
As a result, it’s a fantastic area to see many sorts of wildlife. The grassland along the dam attracts a variety of visitors, including water-buck, wildebeest, zebra, and impala.
There are a variety of unforgettable safaris that will take you and your family through the most breath-taking reaches of this fascinating reserve. Here, we explore the 5 best Pilanesberg safaris to do this festive season.
1. A 3-day Luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge Safari
This reserve is situated in a malaria-free zone, making it safe for the whole family. One of the largest lodges in the Pilanesberg, Bakubung Bush Lodge is located just 15 minutes from the world-famous Sun City Resort.
Take part in exciting gaming drives on a daily basis. Between the dry, harsh Kalahari Desert and the lush Lowveld region is where you’ll find Pilanesberg, which sits on the floor of an ancient volcanic crater. It’s a Big Five game reserve, and it has a lot of different kinds of animals and birds.
2. A Pilanesberg open vehicle day tour
From Johannesburg, take a day trip to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. During your tour, you will go on two 2.5-hour game drives in an open vehicle with an expert ranger. Try to find the “big 5” and additional creatures.
The first thing you’ll do when you get to the national park is enjoy an exhilarating morning safari drive in an open 4×4 vehicle in search of the animals that live there.
In the middle of the day, you’ll stop for lunch at one of the park’s many rest camps before setting off on an open-air safari drive in the late afternoon.
3. A 3-hour Pilanesberg morning and afternoon drive
On this independent excursion, you will travel to the Pilanesberg National Park’s Manyane Resort, where you’ll meet your guide. Your 3 hour safari journey through the Big 5 Game reserve will begin once you’ve settled into the open 4×4 vehicle.
4. A 2-day luxury tented Pilanesberg safari
On this luxury 2-day trip, you are transported in an air-conditioned vehicle to your luxury en-suite tented camp accommodation, a truly beautiful and intimate natural experience. Enjoy morning game drives in a closed transfer vehicle for maximal comfort, as well as open vehicle safari drives for close encounter experiences of the diverse wildlife.
5. A 3-day luxury Sheperd’s Tree Game Lodge safari
Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge may be found in a secluded area of Pilanesberg Game Reserve, on a private concession.
Modern rooms in scenic bushveld settings, exhilarating Big 5 game drives in open safari vehicles, and the guidance of an expert ranger all contribute to the unique safari experience they provide.
You have the option of going on a game drive in an enclosed tour vehicle before making the trip back to Johannesburg.