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Pilanesberg National Park

#1 of 16 things to do in Sun City Features Animals
Sun City 0314, South Africa
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“the reserve” (53 reviews)
“game viewing” (41 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Sun City 0314, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stayed at Bakunbung Bush lodge and had two game drives in the Park where we saw a greater variety of animals than in other reserves such as Kruger and Addo. Within easy reach oh J'burg I would recommend both Bakunbung and Pilanesberg for a...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pilanesberg with its close proximity to both Pretoria and Johannesburg is a good, affordable day's outing. Pensioners score here as they only pay R40 entrance fee. On a recent weekend visit we were fortunate to see a couple of large breeding herds of elephant both...More

Thank Cindy R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to this game reserve twice during my stay at SunCity and enjoyed every single moment! Went there by my own car and had astonishing encounters with zebras, elephants, lions and a leopard. There are several hideouts where you can sit down and do animal...More

Thank Dirk R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What's good about this place is how much variety you have very close by due to the game farms around. I enjoyed the activities within a short driving distance too. The animal viewing was great as we manged to see a fair bit of animals....More

Thank tadiwa t
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Johannesburg or Pretoria, you don't need to go all the way out to Kruger to have a great Safari experience. Get to Pilanesburg early to see the animals. You can get in with your own vehicle for a low fee and...More

Thank 4darkcanuck2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In one day we did a paid safari starting at 7am and then a self drive safari and in that one day we saw: hippo, lions, lion Cubs, a leopard, giraffe, black rhino, white rhino, warthogs, Wilderbeest, kudu, impala, jackals, a cerval, elephants plus many...More

Thank MrsSophia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for a game reserve that is close to Johannesburg this is a good option. Does tend to get busy during school holidays and with it being next to Sun city. Looks like they have had a bit of rain over the...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove here from Vaalwater for more than three hours. So we were there for maybe the worst time of the day. Our safari was for 2,5 hours and we were quite disappointed. No Lions or cheetahs or leopards were found. The best was the...More

Thank Haraldis
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful. Amazing three hour sunset game drive with Mankwe Gametrackers. Nature can be fickle and wild animals don't come out to pose on command, but the opportunity is definitely there at Pilansberg. Saw a variety including lion (+cubs), zebra, elephant, owl, jackal, giraffe, rhino, wildebeest,...More

Thank Moneba C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We camped at Manyane for 2 weeks and had a very pleasant stay. We saw a lot of game and had the priveledge to have 2 close encounters with leopard and saw the big 5.That said however, the roads inside the park needs some serious...More

Thank meisies
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2 October 2016|
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Response from nesr123 | Reviewed this property |
im a tourist but i highly recommend to get in touch with moafrika, a very trustable agent,and they will handle the rest in an awesome way
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
Sun City is within Pilanesberg. The best option for you is to take a guided game drive with a game ranger. They all have radio contact with each other, so when one has a good viewing he helps the other to find the animals... More
5 July 2016|
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Response from irishmike60 | Reviewed this property |
Greetings, As a single individual you can book a game drive through "Game Trackers" at the Welcome Center at Sun City or else your hotel receptionist will direct you to where and how you can book. Alternatively you could... More