Pilanesberg National Park activities

Game Drives

game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives
game drives

Game Drives

Game Drives are very popular in Pilanesberg National Park. The park is home to Big 5 mammals. The advantage of a game drive with professional rangers is their knowledge and passion for the wildlife in Pilanesberg. The perfect chance to relax and be guided by your wildlife experience. Pilanesberg offers a unique ecosystem with the Kalahari that meets the bushveld.

This ecosystem allows for a variety of trees and grasses that offers an excellent habitat in return. The Birdlife and raptors are especially attractive in Pilanesberg.  There is a large variety of mammals and reptiles that are in the park. The customised open vehicles allow for excellent photography opportunities. Photographers can arrange for private game drives on request. Visitors need to organise these individual game drives in advance to secure the exclusive use of the vehicle and rangers.

Scheduled Game Drives

Scheduled daily game drives depart in the early morning and afternoon into the Pilanesberg National Park.
(Please contact our booking office for departure times).

Group Game Drive

Group game drives are available daily in our 25 seater open game drive vehicles to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. The group can decide on a departure time to suit their needs. Duration: 3 hours (min 20 people – max 450 people).

Exclusive Game Drive

These safaris depart daily, either in the early morning or afternoon. This activity includes beverages. The emphasis of this tour is to locate as many of the natural inhabitants of the park as possible. Duration: 3 – 5 hours (min 4 people – max seven people). R 7450 per vehicle (maximum of seven people per car).

Private Game Drive

Groups or individuals can request a private vehicle with a private departure. You can arrange a departure from any of the hotels at Sun City resort. Day visitors can depart on game drives from the Bakubung Gate. Rates for private game drives start from R4950 per vehicle (1 – 10 people per car).


Guided Walking Safaris

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

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Pilanesberg National Park Activity Information


DEPARTURE POINT: Game Drives Depart from all the Private Lodges
DURATION: From 1 - 5 hours
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Information


From: R313

Bakgatla Resort is situated at the foot of Garamoga Hill. The resort offers a perfect weekend and mid-week getaway to Pilanesberg National Park.

From: R3612

Black Rhino Game Lodge is our recommended lodge in the private reserve located near the Pilanesberg. Book now for a value for money treat.

From: R10500

Buffalo Thorn Lodge is one of the private luxury lodges inside the Pilanesberg National Park. Visit this exclusive lodge this season. Book Now. 

From: R3280

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is one of our favourite lodge destinations near the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Book now and visit the Pilanesberg.

From: R1260

Pilanesberg Tented Safari Camp is situated in the Manyane Resort within close proximity of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park that host the Big 5.

From: R3800

Tambuti Game Lodge.One of the best private and exclusive lodges in the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Situated near Pilanesberg Reserve.