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Pilanesberg National Park
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This is an old page...if found, just click on the banner above for the latest - Jan 2019

LION PARK TOURS - This Park closed at end Jan 2011. The property was bought by a mine, and they sold off the lions. Lions
Horse riding - Not available anymore since end 2013


Pilanesberg National Park | Sun City, South Africa RATES: 01 December 2018 to 30 November 2019 (15% VAT included)


HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARIS Our Hot Air Balloon Safaris are offered every morning. Guests are collected at their hotel and taken through the park to rendezvous with the balloon crew. The flight is approximately an hour’s duration and on landing sparkling wine and orange juice is served. A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to a game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guests are returned to their hotel. Flights are early in the morning and you will need to allow for approximately 5 hours for the full experience.

DURATION: 5 hours COST: R5000 per person (1 hour flight) MINIMUM: 4 people R4100 per person (30 minute flight) MINIMUM: 20 people R16500 Exclusive flight for 2

*Please note: Booking is essential and a minimum number of guests are required to conduct a flight. Due to safety precautions, no adult or child permitted should they be at a height of less than 1, 2 metres. The flight is weather dependent.


BUSH WALK (PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK) Our bush walk experience focuses on locating and observing the inhabitants of the Pilanesberg National Park from a different angle - on foot. Guests are accompanied by a registered guide who will share his/her extensive knowledge and experience on both fauna and flora along various hiking trails. Excursion depart daily in the early morning.

DURATION: 4 hours MINIMUM: 4 people COST: R700 per person *Please note: No children under 16 years


FAMILY BUSH WALKS (LETSATSING GAME PARK) Our guided family walks gives the whole family a chance to explore Letsatsing Game Park on foot. It is a 700Ha reserve with plenty of wildlife such as Wildebeest, Impala, Sable antelope, Nyala and not forgetting all the smaller creatures, critters and bird life.

Conducted daily, year round in the mornings at 07:00 and in the afternoon at 15:30. The tour will start from the Activity Hub where guests will commence on a 15 minute transfer to the middle of Letsatsing Game Park.

DURATION: 2½ hours MINIMUM: 4 MAXIMUM: 20 guests per session COST: R420 per adult R210 per child (under 16 years)

*Please note: This is a child-friendly activity, however, children up to 12 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.



SCHEDULED GAME DRIVES Scheduled game drives depart daily, early morning and late afternoon into the picturesque Pilanesberg National Park. Departure times differ throughout the year according to the season.

DURATION: 3 hours COST: R660 per person - adult / R330 per person – child under 16 years



EXCLUSIVE GAME DRIVES Our exclusive game drives depart daily, either in the early morning or afternoon. The activity includes beverages. The emphasis of this tour is to locate as many of the natural inhabitants of the park as possible.

DURATION: 5 hours COST: R9600 per vehicle (maximum 7 people per vehicle)


PRIVATE GAME DRIVES Groups or individuals can request a private vehicle, which can depart whenever the party requires. Departure from any of the hotels at Sun City Resort or for day visitors’ departure from Bakubung Gate.

DURATION: 3 hours COST: R6500 (1 - 10 people per vehicle) R11800 (11 - 25 people per vehicle)


GROUP GAME DRIVES 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 the departure time to suit their needs.

DURATION: 3 hours MINIMUM: 20 people COST: R590 per person


GAME DRIVE & PILANESBERG BREAKFAST / LUNCH / DINNER Join us for a safari adventure including a meal at a venue within the Pilanesberg National Park. The return journey after the dinner experience is aided with spot lights allowing guests the opportunity to view some nocturnal wildlife.

DURATION: 5 hours MINIMUM: 15 people COST: R1000 per person



MOUNTAIN BIKING The mountain bike route consists of rocky terrain, rivulets and mountainous terrain that is not too steep.

The route covers a distance of 9.7 km through a private game park situated in the Sun City Resort bordering the Pilanesberg National Park. It is a 700Ha reserve with plenty of wildlife such as Wildebeest, Impala, Sable, Zebra, Giraffe, Warthogs, Nyala, Kudu and much more, not to forget about all the smaller creatures, critters and bird life.

Excludes Bicycle & Safety Gear: R80 per person (One entry only) Includes Bicycle & Safety Gear: R240 per person (One entry only)

MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 120kg (if hiring a bicycle)

*Please note: A degree of physical fitness is required. Excludes day visitor entrance fee into Sun City and Valley of the Waves. No lead person, the rider will go on the route without any guidance.


CHIMP & ZEE ROPE ADVENTURE PARK Rope adventure parks are made up of individual elevated obstacles or challenges interconnected to form exciting adventure courses. These courses are typically made up of various ‘elements’ – from high balancing beams, speedy zip lines, hanging spider nets to jungle rope bridges and much more.

This activity will be conducted daily, year round and operating hours are from 09:00 until 18:00. The duration of the activity will be approximately 45 minutes. The activity departure point is from the Valley of the Waves.

DURATION: 45 minute session COST: R210-per person MINIMUM HEIGHT: 1.2 meters MAXIMUM WEIGHT: 120kg

*Please note: Excludes day visit entrance fees into Sun City and Valley of the Waves. A degree of physical fitness is required but if you can run up a flight of stairs, you should be fine.


THE WALLOW The Wallow is a lunch and dinner venue for groups and is situated at the picturesque and serene Letsatsing Game Reserve. It is the old venue for our now discontinued Elephant Back Safaris & Interactions and has been revamped and converted to a catered venue. A mere 20 minutes transfer from Sun City hotels. Visitors are likely to see giraffe, zebra, impala and other animals from the vantage point of the deck overlooking the watering hole. DURATION: ±4 hours
OPTION 1: R450 per person Lite Lunch Menu OPTION 2: R490 per person Hot & Cold Menu OPTION 3: R540 per person Braai Menu OPTION 4: R290 per person Pre-dinner Cocktail Menu INCLUDES: Welcome drink, menu and return transfer from Sun City Resort, Kwa-Maritane & Bakubung Lodge MINIMUM: 15 people MAXIMUM: 72 people seated Please note: A Game Drive (± 3 hours in duration) can be added to the above mentioned meal options, a special rate will apply for the following 2 packages: ? Game Drive & Wallow LUNCH R910-per person (lite lunch menu) ? Game Drive & Wallow DINNER R1000-per person DURATION: ± 6 hours MINIMUM: 15 people MAXIMUM: 72 people seated ENTERTAINMENT Interactive Drumming Our experienced drummers make use of Djembe drums to awaken an atmosphere and true spirit of Africa. Drumming is perfect for any event and for groups of different sizes. It can also be done interactively as a team building activity. RATE FROM: *R230 per person MINIMUM: 30 people *Excluding transfer and venue

Marimba Band Keep your guests entertained at their event with the rhythm of the Marimba. The marimba is a percussion instrument consisting of a set of wooden bars struck with mallets to produce musical tones. The band is complemented by two drum percussionists who provide the lively heartbeat of Africa. RATE FROM: R8500-

African Tribal Dancing Allow Africa to express her dynamic soul through our troupe of 5 or 8 tribal dancers. Entertain your guests as they arrive or during their event at your venue of choice. RATE FROM: R8500-

Percussion Band Welcome your guest in an African way. A variety of different drums and instruments, including the West African Djembe, the Dun-Dun (bass drum) and Tambourines are used to create pulsating rhythms. RATE FROM: R7500-

TEAM BUILDING Various packages can be tailor-made for groups over 20 guests. We offer a host of different team building options such as The Amazing Race and Survivor Adventure Teambuilding

The following activities depart from the Sun City Activity Hub and are scheduled at 9am, 11am, 2pm & 4pm daily.

QUAD BIKING Join us for a quad biking adventure trail through the Letsatsing Game Park accompanied by experienced guides, with the possibility of seeing Rhino, Giraffe and other animal species. DURATION: 1 hour ride, total 2 hours DURATION: 30 minute ride, total 1 hour MAXIMUM: 20 people MAXIMUM: 20 people COST: R730 per person – adult COST: R520 per person – adult R550 per child under 16 years R390 per child under 16 years

ARCHERY Experience the ancient art of archery with the help of modern day equipment. Competent instructors will help you master the technique of shooting a re-curve bow. Departure times: 09am & 4pm DURATION: 1 hour activity, total 2 hours MAXIMUM: 20 people COST: R340 per person

TOURS & TRANSFERS We specialize in local transfers to and from Sun City and surrounding Pilanesberg lodges as well as to and from OR Tambo International Airport, Lanseria Airport, Pilanesberg Airport, Mabula Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve etc. Our fleet consists of Hyundai H1, Toyota Quantum and Mercedes Benz Sprinter vehicles which are fitted with tracking and fleet management devices. With comprehensively licensed & insured vehicles, qualified & trained professional drivers and public liability insurance of R1bn, we are Sun City’s preferred transfer operator.

COST: Rates on request For a quotation kindly e-mail: transfers@mankwegametrackers.co.za

LEETO-KGOLO VILLAGE TOUR Explore the rich and dynamic history of Bakgatla-Ba-Kgafela tribe, the people of Pilanesberg. This exciting tour takes you to four Bakgatla heritage sites combined with a travel through the village on bicycles. The route has some off-road experience and mountainous tar road and includes stops at the cemetery of the first missionaries to arrive in Moruleng in the 1800’s, a stop at Kgosi Kgamanyane’s wall, a local shebeen/tuck shop for some refreshments and interaction with the locals, the first non-missionary school, the rain making rock. Followed with a stop at “Tshilong” where guests will get a traditional beer welcome drink and learn about traditional food preparations and get hands on involved in the process. Afterwards the tour will end at TT’s for traditional pap, veggies, meat and a soft drink before heading back to Sun City.

DURATION: 3 hour tour (4 hours from Sun City) COST: R810 per person MINIMUM: 4 people MAXIMUM: 20 people


Pilanesberg Dawn to Dusk Safaris from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilanesberg and Sun City

Working with new pics are just too time consuming, so I only do it when I have free time! Jan 2019
Picture Gallery up to 2019
Picture Gallery 2010
Picture Gallery 2009
Picture Gallery 2008
Picture Gallery 2007
Picture Gallery 2006
Picture Gallery 2005
Picture Gallery 2004


It's alphabetical - so save us both time.... and if not on here I will put it up!

Accommodation in the Park only: Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation in and around Sun City. Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation Specials at Pilanesberg

Accommodation at Sun City Vacation Club

Airport at Pilanesberg

Animal studies in Pilanesberg

Bakgatla Resort

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park -  R5 000pp - 1 hour, minimum 4 pax!

Binoculars needed

Bird list

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Buffalo in the Park

Camping - book direct at 014 555 1000, don't be surprised if you hold 15 minutes and then get cut off.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Commission offered to booking agents

Condition of the Veld

Dangers in Pilanesberg

Disclosures: About vehicles used for Pilanesberg and other

Directions - see map

Elephant Back safaris in Pilanesberg.

Entrance fee - see gate times

Etiquette in Game Parks like Pilanesberg for self drives

Friends of Pilanesberg Society - Volunteers helping to maintain the Park.

Gate Times for Pilanesberg National Park

Geology of Pilanesberg National Park

Highlights seen in Pilanesberg the last 2 years:
Don't expect something like this or the animals to stand next to the road waiting.  It's not a Zoo!

History of Pilanesberg National Park

Idiot Gallery - Stunts pulled in Pilanesberg National Park by the mentally challenged.  Other tour operators are welcome to contribute - I will give you recognition except if you don't want it!

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Kids on Safari. In Pilanesberg or other parks

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Manyane Resort

Map and directions to Pilanesberg

Other Parks near Pilanesberg

Other Tour Operators doing Pilanesberg

Packages to Lodges

Picture Gallery -  taken by us over the last 8 years in Pilanesberg.

Pilanesberg National Park vs Kruger National Park.

Reading - other re Pilanesberg.

Safety in Pilanesberg

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Testimonials from clients we have taken to Pilanesberg

Things to do in and around Pilanesberg

Transfers only to Pilanesberg and Sun City - one way: charged per vehicle:

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Veld Condition in the Park

Weather and Climate for Pilanesberg area

What can you hope to see in Pilanesberg?

When to go to Pilanesberg: best time etc


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806 Unit 2, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Office - Please mail only
PO Box 250 Sun City, 0316
- Updated Jan 2019
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