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Bakgatla Resort

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Bakgatla Resort is next to the Bakgatla entrance gate to the Pilanesberg National Park. Bakgatla is at the foot of Garamoga Hill. This area is home to a diverse range of bird species and mammals. The vegetation is of rolling grasslands, subtropical woodland and forested ravines.

From Bakgatla resort, you can easily access two individual sites. Firstly, there’s Thabayadiotso, also known as the Proud Mountain. And secondly, the Mankwe Dam is the large central lake in the Pilanesberg National Park.

Bakgatla offers a wide range of accommodation: You can choose between the executive safari tents, the 5-sleeper chalets, camping or a caravan site.

The resort provides a relaxed environment. Children can explore the playground while more adventurous guests can enjoy some of the many activities in the area.

5-Sleeper Chalet

  • This is an excellent option for families visiting the Bakgatla Resort
  • You have the main bedroom and a loft with three single beds
  • The chalets come standard with a fully equipped self-catering kitchen and lounge
  • The air conditioning is a welcome relief in the hot summer season
  • Every chalet has a standard bathroom and shower
  • All units are equipped with a braai patio
  • You can book on a bed-and-breakfast basis or choose dinner, bed, and breakfast during your stay.

Executive Safari Tent

  • This is the perfect value-for-money weekender package
  • Safari tents with a bathroom are standard; towels are provided
  • You have tea- and coffee-making facilities and a minibar
  • Tents come with a braai facility
  • Book safari tents on a bed-and-breakfast basis
  • Travel light for the weekend and take the dinner, bed, and breakfast option

Campsites & Caravan Sites

Bakgatla also has campgrounds and caravan stands

  • Each campsite/caravan site takes up to 6 people
  • The caravan sites all have electricity, while there are campsites with and some without power.
  • Bakgatla Resort offers a real value-for-money weekend
  • It is ideally suited for families on a short break from the city
  • Explore the Pilanesberg National Park or visit Sun City during your well-deserved holiday weekend


  • Restaurant
  • Olympic-size swimming pool
  • Adventure tours and outdoor activities
  • Children’s playground
  • Conference facilities
  • On-site convenience store
  • Self-braai (barbecue area)


  • Travel along the N4 towards Rustenburg.
  • 50 km after leaving Pretoria, take the off-ramp from the motorway on the R556 towards Sun City and Pilanesberg.
  • Turn right over the motorway.
  • Travel for 51 km on the R556.
  • At the fourth 4-way stop, turn right onto the R510 towards Northam.
  • Travel for 22 km and turn left on the R510 towards Kgabo – the sign says Pilanesberg / Moruleng / Sun City.
  • At the second 4-way stop, turn right at the Caltex garage towards the Manyane Gate.
  • Travel along that road for 13 km.
  • At the T-junction/traffic circle, turn left.
  • Follow the road for 3 km, past the old George Stegman Hospital, straight to the Bakgatla entrance gate.

GPS coordinates

Black Rhino Game Reserve: -25°10’54.35″S ; 26°57’18.25″E
Bakgatla Resort:-25.1912376 “S 27.1468155″E


Check-in time: 14h00 pm
Check-out time: 10h00 am

Please make prior arrangements if you will not be able to accommodate these times.

Child Policy

  • Children aged 4 – 11 sharing with two adults stay for free and only pay R85 per child per night (B&B) or R195 per child per night (DBB) for meals.
  • Children over 11 years will be charged the adult rate

Pilanesberg National Park Includes


  • Meals as per accommodation booked
  • Children's Playground
  • Swimming pool
Pilanesberg National Park Excludes


  • Additional meals can be ordered at the restaurant
  • Activities
  • Game drives
  • Beverages
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Transfers and gratuities
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights over weekends; 1 night midweek

Special offer: 5 Sleeper Chalet on a self-catering basis

Midweek: R1450 per chalet per night

Weekend and Peak Season: R1950 per chalet per night

Midweek: Sunday to Thursday

Weekend:  Friday and Saturday

Festive Season, Public Holidays, School Holidays and Long Weekends are Charged Weekend / Peak Season Rate

Prices are quoted per chalet per night

B&B: Children from 0-3 years get free accommodation sharing with parents; Children 4-11 years get free accommodation and pay R85 per child for breakfast

DBB: Children from 0-3 years get free accommodation sharing with parents; Children 4-11 years get free accommodation and pay R195 per child for dinner and breakfast

Each campsite allows up to 6 people (children under 4 ‘do not count’)

Each caravan site allows up to 1 caravan and 6 people (children under 4 ‘do not count’)

Pilanesberg National Park Product Pricing


Bakgatla Resort Rates

1 January 2024 – 31 March 2025


Per unit per night
5-Sleeper Chalet Mid-week Weekend / Peak
One adult R 2981 R 3293
Two adults R 3138 R 3454
Three adults R 3289 R 3608
Four adults R 3440 R 3762
Five adults R 3591 R 3916
Executive Safari Tent Mid-week Weekend / Peak
One adult R 2420 R 2670
Two adults R 2567 R 2784

Dinner, B&B

Per unit per night
5-Sleeper Chalet Mid-week Weekend / Peak
One adult R 3222 R 3533
Two adults R 3632 R 3999
Three adults R 4044 R 4455
Four adults R 4456 R 4911
Five adults R 4868 R 5367
Executive Safari Tent Mid-week Weekend / Peak
One adult R 2670 R 2930
Two adults R 2805 R 3066


Mid-week Weekend / Peak
Caravan site with electricity (per site per night) R 380 R 477
Camping site with electricity (per site per night) R 345 R 422
Camping site without electricity (per site per night) R 322 R 390
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Location


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