Fodor's Expert Review Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Pilanesberg Game Reserve Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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.

Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge Park (National/State/Provincial)

Quick Facts

Sun City, North-West  South Africa

014-555–1600

www.pilanesbergnationalpark.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: R20 per vehicle, R65 per person

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