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Pilanesberg National Park

The Pilanesberg National Park is located in North West Province in South Africa, west of Pretoria. The park borders with the entertainment complex Sun City. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is home to the Big 5 and offers a variety of affordable accommodation, from self-catering to luxury 5 Star Lodges.

Game Drive Times

 Pilanesberg Game Drive Times
January: PM: 15h30 to 18h30 AM: 05h30 to 08h30
February: PM: 15h30 to 18h30 AM: 05h30 to 08h30
March: PM: 15h00 to 18h00 AM: 06h00 to 09h00
April: PM: 15h00 to 18h00 AM: 06h00 to 09h00
May: PM: 15h00 to 18h00 AM: 06h30 to 09h30
June: PM: 15h00 to 18h00 AM: 06h30 to 09h30
July: PM: 15h00 to 18h00 AM: 06h30 to 09h30
August: PM: 15h00 to 18h00 AM: 06h30 to 09h30
September: PM: 15h30 to 18h30 AM: 06h00 to 09h00
October: PM: 15h30 to 18h30 AM: 06h00 to 09h00
November: PM: 15h30 to 18h30 AM: 05h30 to 08h30
December: PM: 15h30 to 18h30 AM: 05h30 to 08h30

  • With regards to drinks – we only provide tea/coffee/water at our camp, with wine at dinner. Please do bring your own refreshments (alcoholic too) (although there is a small shop in the camping site and also the bar at the main resort if necessary). We have a fridge to keep all the items cold.
  • Our ablution facilities are within the Manyane Resort camping site, close to us, and they are shared with the camping grounds. We do provide bath towels. The closest facility to us (about 60m), we suggest is used for the WC and teeth brushing; there is a refurbished ablution block some 150m from the camp which we recommend for showering/bathing.
  • Guests can enjoy the swimming pool facilities at Manyane Resort – however, guests are requested to bring their own swimming towels.

If guests are looking to take their private vehicle into the park to do their own game drives, the fees at the gate of entry, are as follows:

Per person and per vehicle per day (prices subject to be changed by the North West Parks Board without prior notice):

  •  Adults: R80 (SA citizens should produce ID to substantiate citizenship)
  •  Adults International Guests: R110
  •  Children (6-12 years): R30
  •  Pensioners (SA only): R40
  •  Vehicles (Sedan/LDV/SUV): R40
Gate Times
  •  March and April: 06h00 to 18h30
  •  May to September: 06h30 to 18h00
  •  September and October: 06h00 to 18h30
  •  November to February: 05h30 to 19h00 

Need Assistance?

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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

Why Book With Us ?

• Individual service
• Excellent standard of Lodges
• Maintain control of your booking
• Most special deals by far
• Secure payment process (SSL)
• South African based
• Expert knowledge
• Specialist advice
• No booking fees

Top 10 Things To Do


Here are our top-ten things to do when visiting the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The big-five African Guided Safari is the most popular.

Adventure Tours


Our Activities and Adventure Tours are Departing from the Sun City Complex and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Information About Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Getting There

Getting There

From Johannesburg take the N1 towards Polokwane. Take the N4 Rustenburg split. Signage indicating Pilanesberg left. Read More
Where to Stay

Where to Stay

Pilanesberg offers a variety of affordable accommodation. Tshukudu and Bakubung lodges are situated in the reserve. Read More


Activities include game drives, either self-driven or guided and walks. Pilanesberg also operates balloon safari's. Read More
Best Time to Visit

Best Time to Visit

Dry Winter season in Pilanesberg is May to September, the rainy season is October to April which is Summer. Read More
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