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Lions of Pilanesberg

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is in the North West Province, adjacent to Sun City. Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the Park ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa and covers an area of 55 000 hectare.

The beauty of Pilanesberg is reflected in a large central lake, the Mankwe Dam. Here you can see hippo and crocodiles.

Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets.

Pilanesberg National Park accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five.

The park has hides where you can get out of your car, also has picnic areas where you can get out of your car, here you can also make a braai.
Just inside the Manyane gate you will find a small basic shop.
There is a casual restaurant in the park, and also a restaurant at Manyane.
There is a swimming pool and a curio shop at Manyane.
Just as you enter the park at Manyane gate you will find locals selling various hand made articles.

GATE TIMES
March & April
06h00 - 18h30
May - September
06h30 - 18h00
September & October
06h00 - 18h30
November - February
05h30 - 19h00
Please just check at gates in case times change.

  • Intro Updated May 16, 2009
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  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    Mar 28, 2009 at 3:28 PM

    Nora, Enjoyed a virtual road ride through Pilanesberg National Park with your photos of the animals and environs. I'll remember the golden rule, stay in the car and drive slowly and don't feed the monkeys. Thanks for sharing.

  • canuck68's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2008 at 11:02 AM

    I enjoyed your Pilanesberg Page. It brought back great memories. Your pictures are nice.

  • MikeAtSea's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2008 at 9:56 AM

    Great intro to Pilansberg. Haven't been there for a while... get tempted to re-visit!

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