Experience Africa – The Pilanesberg National Park
Found in the North West Province, Pilanesberg National Park is an oasis of plants and wildlife, situated in the heart of a 1.2 billion year old extinct Volcano. Primarily a nature reserve, Pilanesberg National Park offers a wide variety of game, including the big 5, wild dog, sable and over 360 species of bird.
A perfect escape from the city at a mere 2 hour drive out of Jo’burg, Pilanesberg is a great destination for a family get away. Whether you want to rough it out in the bush and have an authentic African camping experience or a luxury stay at a 5 star safari lodge with guided tours through the park, Pilanesberg National Park offers a variety of accommodation options as well as an option to visit the famous holiday resort Sun City, which lies on the outskirts of the park.
Located between the dry Kalahari and the wet vegetation of the Lowveld, this 550 km2 National Park is filled with all the vegetation and wildlife South Africa has to Offer. The dry season between April and September offers the best sightings of big game as the animals are seen at the many waterholes across the park, giving game watchers great opportunities to see elephant, lion and many other animals coming for a drink. In the dry season the temperatures are also cooler as it falls over Southern Africa’s winter, allowing the game life to be more active during the day. Wet seasons see migratory birds heading south for the summers and the dry brown flora and fauna coming to life as the bush turns lush green.
Two of our listed accommodations in the Pilanesberg National park that stand out for their outstanding luxury bush retreat experiences are: aha Ivory Tree Lodge and aha Shepherd’s Tree Lodge. Have a look at these to prime accommodations in the Pilanesberg National Park and book your stay direct through Hotel Stays!
Author: Sebastian Bergman – Account Executive Hotel Stays Africa