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Pilanesberg Game Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 11/12/2014

Fodor's Review

The 150,000-acre Pilanesberg Game Reserve is centered on the caldera of an extinct volcano. Concentric rings of mountains surround a lake filled with crocodiles and hippos. Open grassland, rocky crags, and forested gorges provide ideal habitats for a wide range of plains and woodland game, especially wildebeests and zebras, which are plentiful here. The Pilanesberg (pronounced pee-luns-berg) can boast the Big Five (you have a great chance of seeing elephants and rhinos here on almost any single drive) and is malaria-free. It's a bird-watcher's paradise, with a vast range of grassland species, waterbirds, and birds of prey. The entertainment and resort complex of Sun City is nearby.

Sight Information


Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Sun City, South Africa



Sight Details:

  • R20 per vehicle, R65 per person
  • Mar.–Apr., Sept.–Oct., daily 6 am–6:30 pm; May–Aug., daily 6:30–6; Nov.–Feb., daily 5:30 am–7 pm.

Updated 11/12/2014


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