Pilanesberg National Park vs Kruger National Park
Look, don't get me wrong, I like Kruger. It's just that I like Pilanesberg much much more!! To me Pilanesberg is far more scenic than Kruger but admittedly far less than Marakele. Game viewing is superior though and to me Pilanesberg is the best Park in Africa!
Pilanesberg National Park Kruger National Park The pros: Malaria Free Malaria 2.5 h from Jo'burg, 2 h from Pretoria 5 hours from Gauteng High concentration of game Game % lower/km sq. except more elephant and buffalo 57 250 ha 1 962 362 ha = + 34x Less tolls to pay! Pay boet Pay Relative safe route to get there Famous hijacking hot spot zone near Witbank Just about free entrance Tourist and local rates - short sighted Once off entrance valid 7 days
(subject to staying in park)
Daily charge Smaller - can sometimes track animals Animals can just disappear into the bush Quieter with less traffic More popular, atrocious traffic in the south no TB Bovine TB Relatively little poaching - some snares Poaching problem Beautiful landscape, parts mountainous Also stunning, but flattish, but stunning nightsounds Easy to get to know the park and habits 34 times harder work! Daytrip from Gauteng possible Daytrip from Gauteng impossible The cons: The Pro's Smaller packs, prides, herds Huge packs, prides, herds 354 bird species 507 bird species Limited to mix of bushv. & kalahari sandv. About 17 Biosphere's No spotted hyena Spotted Hyena Won't see buffalo Plenty buffalo
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
Bakubung Bush Lodge
Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park - R4 750pp - 1 hour, minimum 4 pax!
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
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
806 Unit 2, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Office - Please mail only
PO Box 250 Sun City, 0316 - Updated Feb 2012
All Pilanesberg queries - firstname.lastname@example.org