Get to Know Pilanesberg National Park

Only two hours' drive from Johannesburg, this lovely 550 sq km reserve supports a wealth of wildlife within a collapsed volcanic crater abutting the famous Sun City complex

Free of malaria and home to all the Big Five, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is the closest game reserve of comparable quality to the heavily populated province of Gauteng, which incorporates Johannesburg, Soweto and Pretoria, as well as the continent’s busiest international airport. It offers excellent general game viewing, with elephant and white rhino both very common, alongside a good selection of antelope and other ungulates.

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How it Works

1 View our recommended safaris for inspiration and get ready to plan your dream safari
2 Contact us or fill out an enquiry form and one of our travel experts will help you tailor make your perfect safari
3 Enjoy an authentic African experience, with peace of mind

Why Pilanesberg?

  • Top rhino and elephant viewing
  • Closest place to Gauteng to pick up bird species associated with the dry west
  • Well suited as a weekend or overnight break for business travellers to Johannesburg
  • Organised night drives offer an opportunity to glimpse rare predators such as brown hyena and aard wolf
  • Good for self-drive safaris
  • Malaria free

Travel with Peace of Mind

Plan your safari with confidence. Refundable deposits and flexible rebooking terms standard on your Pilanesberg safari.
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Pilanesberg Safaris

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