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Best 5 reasons to visit Pilanesberg National Park

Best 5 Reasons To Visit Pilanesberg National Park In South Africa

The best 5 reasons to visit Pilanesberg National Park are; variety of animal species, game drives, hot air balloon safaris, quad or mountain biking and African entertainment.

The Pilanesberg National Park is situated in South Africa’s North West Province, the park is bordered by the Sun City entertainment complex to the north of Rustenburg. Currently, the North West Parks, the tourism board is in charge of there management. This abundant transitional zone draws awide range of migrating species of usually seen together, game animals, plants, and species, you can see more than 360 different bird species in addition to the Big 5, wild dogs, Roan, Tsessebe, and Sable antelope, which are all native animal species of southern Africa

Wildlife includes elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos with the Mankwe Dam serving as a man-made lake where animals may cool down among the many different bird species as well and sheltering. The Big Five species have been introduced into the 550 square kilometers of African bushland where they currently inhabit.

1. A variety Of Animals In Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park today inhabits the most large animal species of southern Africa including lions, elephants, black rhinos, white rhinos, Cape buffaloes, leopards, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. With the parks rich array of southern African wildlife including the Big Five, the park has the five most dangerous game animals in Africa.

The park not being the natural habitat for the animals, they were introduced into the 550 square kilometers of African bushland, the game park now allows visitors to witness a wide variety of wildlife such as impala, giraffe, zebra, sable, wildebeest, warthogs, kudu, nyala and many more smaller animals and birds all which make the visit eye catching and worth while through photography, filming animals among others.

Pilanesberg National Park - Safari Near Sun City - South Africa


2. Game Drives In Pilanesberg National Park

After arriving into the park there are various activities that a tourist can carry out but one of the most interesting one is a game drive, this can be carried out in different formats Scheduled and specialised according to the different preferences of the tourists, there can be use of different cars with different carrier capacities.

Scheduled game drives can be conducted every morning and afternoon towards the evening times with Specialized seater game vehicles catering to the needs of the tourists, private vehicles with a guide and tracker moving at owns pace and other suitable cars for exploring most of the park can be used around the park to explore the flora and fauna of pilanesberg national park.


3. Hot Air Balloon Safaris In Pilanesberg National Park

In pilanesberg game reserve depending on the weather and a minimum number of passengers, the Pilanesberg Hot Air Balloon Rides depart every day and the flight lasts for roughly an hour. This event takes 4-5 hours to complete it entirety and early in the morning,  visitors are picked from their lodgings and transport them to the launch site.

You can see things from this vantage point that ground excursions might miss, such overhead views of the Big Five game in Africa. As you fly, listen to your guide’s comments are crucial as they contain most details. After landing the tour is ended with a glass of sparkling wine and a full English breakfast in a private lodge.

On this excursion from Sun City, soar in a hot air balloon at sunrise over the untamed wildness of Pilanesberg National Park. Transportation from a few hotels roundtrip and entrance costs to national parks are included while discovering Pilanesberg National Park from above finding all the animals of interest with ease.

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4. Mountain Biking In Pilanesberg National Park

You can cycle 9,7 km through the game park and see plenty of wildlife, such as impala, giraffe, zebra, sable, wildebeest, warthogs, kudu, nyala and many more smaller animals and birds. The route is not too steep. However, you have to be fit enough to finish a 9,7 km ride with experienced guides accompanying the visitors

It is a wonderful experience to have a mountain bike route in the Letsatsing Game Park, which is a private game reserve located in the Sun City Resort bordering the Pilanesberg National Park. The reserve is home to a variety of wildlife, including wildebeest, impala, sable, zebra, giraffe, warthogs, nyala, kudu, and many other species, not to mention all the smaller animals, critters, and bird.


5. African Entertainment In Pilanesberg National Park

The African music dance and drama practices along side the culture involved in by the local practices in the way of living give experiences which ensure memories and are eye catching, participation in the interactive drumming or see local musicians and dancers perform African music experiences which ensure great entertainment for the tourist.

The African practices in the park include; drumming by discovering the Djembe Drum’s playing techniques and take in Africa’s engaging rhythm in a quiet, creative setting. Reduce stress and improve mood, after with a magaliesberg accommodation.

In Pilanesberg national park more so other activities are offered under african entertainment towards the visitors in order to improve on their memories and a great experience while still in the place, these activities include nature walks, walking with the elephants, orango tango ziplining, visiting the distinct vegetation communities among other activities.


When To Visit Pilanesberg National Park

Averagely Pilanesberg is visited through out the year from time to time by the tourists who definitely get different experiences according to the nature of the park in terms of weather, vegetation and animal migrations.

From the middle of July until the middle of October is the best time to visit pilanesberg due to the average temperatures which are nice to accommodate visitors than in the other times of the year, the timing has got an ideal weather suiting most activities that can be carried out in the park.

Excluding some hot weeks in the summer, the park has also got the hottest months being October, December, and then January, the warmest times being generally in early to mid October, these weeks can be ideal for the tourists interested in such periods of visiting the park.

How To Access Pilanesberg National Park

The park is 572 square kilometers (221 square miles) in size, and tourists can navigate it in a typical road car. The 188 kilometers of track are mostly unsurfaced, however they are all kept in good shape. Kgabo, Kubu, and Tshwane are the names of the three main asphalt highways. From the park’s edge, a number of campgrounds, notably Bakgatla and Manyane, provide services.

The interior of the park is where a number of lodges are located. There are various inside stops with bars and gift shops for day tourists. The Mankwe Dam, an artificial lake, is located close to the park’s center. One perennial river runs through the area, and there are numerous freshwater and saltwater springs that create minor dams near animal hides. Thabayadiotso is a nearby landmark., which means “the Proud Mountain”.

Accommodation In Pilanesberg National Park

In the park and outside tourists can find the Perfect Lodge In Pilanesberg Just 2 Hrs From Johannesburg, Featured hotels like Bakubung Bush Lodge, Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge with also Incredible Wildlife, Luxury Lodges & Breathtaking Safaris in the Lodges & Resorts inside the Park providing both day and over night accommodations.

Hotels near Hartbeespoort Dam The thrilling world of the Hollybrooke is perched on the banks of the Magalies River, deep within the lush splendour of the Skeerpoort Valley in Hartbeespoort Dam. More so with the beautiful topography that is in the region between the Kalahari and the Lowveld, with both types of vegetation present. The park is in a transition zone as a result of which there are overlaps in mammals, birds, and plants which call for big numbers of visitors to pilanesberg national park.


In case you would like to know what activities are offered and what there is to do in the region if you are thinking about visiting Pilanesberg or have already reserved your Pilanesberg lodging, Exploring the expanding list of activities in Pilanesberg on Kubwa five safaris is the best choice, pilanesberg has got a wide variety of wildlife inform of flora and fauna, physical, natural and man made features in the park. However for bookings, more information and details, do mot hesitate to contact kubwa five safaris, or find them on there offices or online for more tips for visiting pilanesberg national park in South. Africa