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Pilanesberg Game Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Updated 11/12/2014

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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.

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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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