PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Pilanesberg camping in this National Park is one of our more popular wildlife and conservation destinations in South Africa. The park has grown in popularity over the years, with visitor numbers for both local South African and foreign travelers showing a steady increase.
One of the key draw-cards is the fact that this park is in a malaria-free zone. Also, it is only two hours’ drive from Johannesburg, making it easily accessible. The Pilanesberg has become one of the more frequented Big 5 destinations. You have the opportunity to experience a variety of Africa’s wildlife in a one-day or multi-day visit.
Pilanesberg camping is one of the best ways to experience the natural wilderness of this conservation area. Pilanesberg National Park offers two resorts that cater for camping and caravaning. These resorts are Manyane and Bakgatla.
The resorts are well situated within the park and both offer campsites with electricity as well as with no electricity, for the more rustic camper. Each campsite has its own braai facility. Ablutions are shared. The resorts offer excellent entertainment as well as access to shops and restaurants.
Over time, Pilanesberg camping has become more comfortable, drawing regular camping groups. Many visitors chooses to combine a Pilanesberg camping trip with a visit to Sun City. We recommend that you plan your Pilanesberg camping trip well in advance, especially over weekends, to avoid disappointment.
The resorts also offer upgraded budget accommodation. You can choose accommodation ranging from a tented camp to a 4-bedroom chalet. The 2-bedroom chalets and tented camps are perfect for the basic-needs traveller. The larger chalets are fully equipped with kitchens and cooking facilities.
You can plan your Pilanesberg camping weekend to leave work early on a Friday afternoon and enjoy all the park has to offer – join the numerous game drives in the park, relax next to the large swimming pools and sample the luxurious entertainment on offer at Sun City!