Pilanesberg National Park, which covers approximately 55 hectares, is the fourth largest park in southern Africa. This malaria-free park is perched on the eroded remnants of an alkaline volcanic crater, one of only three such craters in the world. Leave Johannesburg in the early morning for the Pilanesberg National Park. Apart from the "Big Five", you can find cheetahs, hippos, crocodiles and even sables during your ride. A short stop will be made for you to have brunch before continuing the rest of your journey.
Located next to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National Park, one of the largest in South Africa. The park covers an area of 55 hectares and its plains are rich and fertile, as they were once part of a now extinct volcanic crater.
Majestic hills encircle the park and a large water hole in the center is ideal for game viewing. The park is in the transition zone of the Kalahari and the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are observable there. Pilanesberg National Park is home to all the Big Five and other big game including giraffes, hippos, zebras and crocodiles, as well as a huge diversity of birds (over 300 species have been recorded ). A visit to the park is always rewarding! There are a number of hideouts and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.
Leave Johannesburg in the early morning for the Pilanesberg National Park. Enjoy brunch before setting off on a 2-hour open vehicle tour with a trained ranger. Then, return to your tour vehicle to continue through the park for the rest of the day.