Pilanesberg National Park, is one of the smaller game reserves inside South Africa, but by no means any less impressive. The reserve covers nearly 55000 ha of land and is famous for being located inside an ancient circular volcanic structure estimated to be around 1100 million years old. In addition to this, the popular Sun City and Lost City Resort in South Africa’s North West province is located inside the greater Pilanesberg National Park and therefore makes for a great location for Sun City Game Drives. The region is well known for Pilanesberg national Park Safari, Game Viewing & Wildlife Activities.
Our list of top activities focuses mainly on the national park experiences. First and foremost, on our list is a Hot Air Baloon Safari. This is a once in a lifetime bucket list adventure that departs from the center of the Pilanesberg National Park.
Next up is a bicycle tour through the informal settlement of the Leeto-Kgolo village. This tour will allow you to engage in the deep history of the Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela Tribe, people indigenous to the Pilanesberg national park.
Quad Biking Sun City has most definitely made it onto our list. Not strictly inside the reserve, it is in the Letsatsing Game reserve which is part of the greater Pilanesberg national Park. We highly recommend the Quad Biking 1 hour ride in Sun City.
A favourite among visitors is the Pilanesberg Game Walk. Perhaps not for the feint hearted, this experience will allow you to explore the African bush on foot with a highly qualified ranger
Scheduled game drives depart daily from either Sun City or from the main Bakubung gate
The Pilanesberg national Park is home to the big 5 as well as most other mammals found across South African National Parks. The park is rich in bird life and a favourite activity among youngsters remains finding some of the smaller lizards and amphibians that call this park home. Whatever your reason for visiting, our list of top activities will allow you to explore the region and make the most of your experiences.