Pilanesberg National Park is located in the Bojanala Region of South Africa’s lower North West province, about 90 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg, and a short trip from the “bright lights” of Sun City. A visit to this world-renowned game reserve which stretches over an area of 55,000 hectares, affords wildlife enthusiasts plenty of opportunities to enjoy “up close and personal” encounters with an incredible diversity of flora and fauna, including the Big 5. And thanks to Pilanesberg National Park’s dedicated conservation efforts, you’ll also get a chance to observe the notoriously shy and highly endangered Black Rhino, a once-in-a-lifetime experience for some. Pilanesberg Game Reserve has a variety of affordable self-catering getaway options, like those offered by Manyane and Bakgatla Resorts.
Bakgatla Resort lies at the foot of the Garamoga Hills within the Pilanesberg National Park and is geared for those seeking the thrill of adventure in the African wilderness. The Resort offers visitors tastefully-appointed canvas tented suites – complete with a kitchenette, refrigerator, lounge, main bedroom, bathroom, and a loft bedroom for the kids. Plus plenty of fun activities for lovers of the great outdoors, making it an ideal base from which to explore the wonders of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
Manyane Resort is set adjacent to the Manyane entrance of the Pilanesberg National Park and is suited for anyone looking to enjoy an authentic safari experience. The Resort offers visitors two affordable self-catering accommodation options – classic pioneer-style canvas tents and rustic thatched chalets. The wide range of fun outdoor activities on offer, plus its capacity to host special occasions like weddings and workshops, make Manyane Resort a prime getaway destination from which to discover the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve.