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Pilanesberg National Park

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Bakgatla Accommodation Rates 2015/6
35 Km's from Sun City, on Northern edge of Pilanesberg
For Specials click here

Bakgatla Accommodation - main bedroom Bakgatla Accommodation - kitchen Bakgatla lounge Bakgatla Accommodation - loft
All Chalets have 1 double downstairs, equipped kitchen, lounge with TV with stairs to loft, 3 singles upstairs.
All are self catering. Loft not advisable for kids under 6yo - stairs are very steep.
Outside is a table with 5 chairs as well as a braai (BBQ) area with a grid.
pilanesberg campsite - safari tents at Bakgatla Safari Tents (5 only) are en suite, have 2 single beds, 1 double sleeper couch, small fridge, no TV, Table with 4 chairs for outside, BBQ with grid outside. The fence of the Park is a couple of metres from the veranda. No kitchen or cooking inside. The restaurant is about 200m away. 

There are only 5 available - book well ahead

Chalet rates are with breakfast, or with b/f and supper - no self catering rates
. Though we give the supper rates as well, we recommend booking breakfast (125pp)only.
Restaurant opens at 7h00 for breakfast till 10h00 in the week, and 11h00 on weekends and public holidays.
Note that the last kitchen order is at 21h00 (9pm). If you come from Jo'burg at 19h00/7pm, then eat before you leave.
    To book payment to us in full within 48 hours after we confirm availability please, if after, we can not guarrantee space..
Please note that staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

There is 1 shop at Bakgatla selling all the basics; open the same hours as the Park gates. The closest hospital is now in Ledig, - they don't carry anti snake venom. George Stegman has closed! The Garage abjust go straight once out the gate, and 1 km past the circle. The new Moruleng Shpping Centre is huge, and right opposite the garage, much better than Sun Village. Pick & Pay and Shoprite Supermarkets. Then 4 fast food shops, 4 banks, and about 10 clothing stores - even open 9h00 - 16h00 on Sundays & Public Holidays.
For breakdowns expect to pay at least R350pp to Gametrackers to take you out the Park. The Park itself will normally tow you out for free, but then you are on your own - 014 555 1600 if you have reception. More than half the breakdowns are from oil sumps hitting rocks. You can avoid this if you drive slow on bad roads.

Peak season: 2015: All weekends and school holidays

As from 25 May 2012, new chalet bookings only till March 2016 - Rack rates as below minus 5%, n/a on camping.
Full payment required for these rates - book, pay, get confirmed & it's done and dusted! Add 2% for cash deposits.
Note when fully booked and I have to work at getting a cancellation, no discount applies. Confirmations 7 days or less after payment.

Deem the rates below a quote, save us both some time and add 2+2
Please note that staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min, same at all Hotels, Lodges and Resorts in the area.

CANCELLATION POLICY: In writing only, e-mails accepted, must be acknowledged.
25% mimimum non refundable if cancelled by you at any time. 100% refundable if by us.
31-60 days before arrival 50 %; 15-30 days 75%, 14 days or less 100%

BAKGATLA RESORT - RACK RATES Current till 31 MARCH 2016 - To book just Mail!

Prices quoted are per unit sharing per night. 
SELF CATERING
MID WEEK
W/End
PEAK
Rates per night per site
 
Caravan site electrified
R 220
R300
R 380
6 persons 2 vehicles max
 
Camping site electrified
R 200
R270
R 330
6 persons 2 vehicles max
 
Camping site non electrified
R 180
R250
R 310
6 persons 2 vehicles max
 
             
BED & BREAKFAST
SINGLE
DOUBLE
3 SHARING
4 SHARING
5 SHARING
CHALET  5 SLEEPER
Mid Week
R 2160
R 2265
R 2370
R 2480
R 2590
 
Weekend
R2370
R2490
R2610
R2730
R2850
Peak
R 2610
R 2750
R 2870
R 2996
R 3140
EXEC SAFARI TENT
Mid Week
R 1840
R 1950
R 2050
 
Weekend
R1930
R2040
R2150
Peak
R 2120
R 2240
R 2360
Children under 12 yr sharing - free accommodation, pay only R60 per child for b/f, or R100 for b/f + dinner.  Below 4 - no charge.
DINNER, B&B
SINGLE
DOUBLE
3 SHARING
4 SHARING
5 SHARING
CHALET  5 SLEEPER
Mid Week
R 2325
R 2625
R 2925
R 3225
R 3480
 
Weekend
R 2555
R2890
R3210
R3545
R3830
Peak
R 2800
R 3180
R 3535
R 3900
R 4200
EXEC SAFARI TENT
Mid Week
R 2015
R 2130
R 2230
 
Weekend
R 2120
R2225
R2340
Weekend/Peak
R 2325
R 2445
R 2570
Children under 12 yrs free accommodation sharing with 2 adults. Only R100 per child for breakfast & Dinner. Children below four (4) - no charge
FULLY INCLUSIVE CONFERENCE PACKAGE
SINGLE
DOUBLE
3 SHARING
4 SHARING
5 SHARING
CHALET  5 SLEEPER
Mid Week
R 2755
R 3365
R 3975
R 4590
R 5200
 
Weekend
R 3040
R3700
R4376
R5050
R5713
Peak
R 3340
R 4070
R 4815
R 5550
R 6255
EXEC SAFARI TENT
Mid Week
R 2354
R 2964
R 3575
 
Weekend
R 2590
R 3265
R3930
Peak
R 2850
R 3590
R 4328
PER CHALET SHARING PER NIGHT. INCLUSIVE OF ACCOMMODATION, WELCOME DRINK, BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER, 2 x TEA BREAKS, CONFERENCE VENUE & STANDARD EQUIPMENT
INCLUSIVE DAY CONFERENCE PACKAGE
R410 Per person per day - Inclusive of Lunch, 2 x Tea/Coffee Breaks., Conference Venue, Standard Equipment. Additional services available on request. (Excluding accommodation)

3 h Gamedrives @ R375pp till 30 Nov 2015, min 3 pax per vehicle for guarranteed departure
Nov - Feb @ 5h00 & 17h00
March - Oct @ 6h00 & 16h00


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

Picture Gallery 2011 & after
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 -  R4 250pp - 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 Nov 2015
All Pilanesberg queries -  travelinafrica@gmail.com