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About Pilanesberg

The Pilanesberg area lies in an unusual and ancient geological formation known as a ring dyke complex. This phenomenon occurs when an underground volcano fails to erupt and the magma cools below the surface. The centre... Show more

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Pilanesberg Reviews

3.8 out of 5

Nolene Slimmert

Bakubung, Kwa Maritane. Sun city is just around the corner. The entertainment center is a must go, even if you don't have kids.

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Nolene Slimmert
28 September 2018

Bakubung, Kwa Maritane. Sun city is just around the corner. The entertainment center is a must go, even if you don't have kids.

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More info about Pilanesberg

The Pilanesberg area lies in an unusual and ancient geological formation known as a ring dyke complex. This phenomenon occurs when an underground volcano fails to erupt and the magma cools below the surface. The centre collapses and this is roughly where Pilanesberg’s Mankwe Dam is currently located. Millions of years of erosion then exposed the hard rocky mountains surrounding the ring.

In the 1960s, farms and tribal land in the Pilanesberg (named after the Tswana chief Pilane) was purchased by the government with a view to creating a national game park. Vast quantities of wildlife were introduced and today the Pilanesberg National Park is flourishing.

The area is easily accessed via direct scenic roads from Johannesburg and Pretoria and is a popular weekend getaway for these city’s residents.

The malaria-free game lodges and resorts in the area are sophisticated and comfortable, the roads are excellent, wildlife observable and the accommodation is luxurious, no rough living here!

 

Things to do

Safari in style at the Pilanesberg National Park. The 550km² Park lies in a transition zone between dry Kalahari and humid Lowveld vegetation where you have the opportunity to view the Big 5 and other mammals in their preferred habitat. Self-drive or take a guided 4x4 safari.

Certain resorts offer a hot-air ballooning experience. The best flight times are early morning or towards dusk.

Set aside a few days for your visit to the Sun City Resort. The resort has an infinite number of attractions including a casino, Valley of the Waves water park, Animal World and Kamp Kwena for the children, a thrilling zip line (reaching speeds of 120kph), boutique shopping, etc. The resort is so large that Segway tours are offered!

Gain a firsthand understanding of the Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela traditions at the Moruleng Cultural Precinct. The centre has a thought-provoking display of traditional art and stimulating activities such as traditional... Show more