Discover the Greater Pilanesberg

The Greater Pilanesberg is located in the transition zone between the Kalahari Desert and the lush Lowveld, attracting an incredible array of bird species and wild game, including the iconic Big Five.

It’s a holiday hotspot that ticks all the right boxes for thrill-seekers and nature-lovers, yet it’s also easy to reach, being close enough to Gauteng to be a convenient, comfortable drive, but far enough away to make you feel like you’re truly in the wilderness.

There are many ways to take on the Greater Pilanesberg, but we suggest starting off with a few nights in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, exploring its grassy plains, dense bushveld and waterholes from which the resident wildlife quench its thirst. Bird lovers will delight in the bountiful birding opportunities. Perch yourself in one of the seven bird hides for the day to spot some of the hundreds of species that find sanctuary within the park, from African skimmers to Kingfishers and African fish eagles.

For hiking fanatics, the area flaunts a multitude of enticing trails, along with plenty of secret picnicking spots overlooking the vast wilderness. There’s also the opportunity to appreciate it from a bird’s eye view by hopping aboard a hot air balloon flight.

Up for some fun after a good dose of bushwhacking? Pair your Pilanesberg safari with a little glitz and glamour in the playground that is Sun City. From tubing down a lazy river to walking in the footsteps of golfing greats on two championship golf courses, there’s plenty on the go here to keep you (and those travelling with you) enthralled.

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