Pilanesberg National Park
- Picture Gallery 2007
Galleries of pictures taken in Pilanesberg National Park the last 6 years
It took me the last 10 months to make galleries of pictures taken, so I haven't touched the last 10 months' pictures.
There are 41 000 pictures, most taken by me. You can pick any random day and see what you could see with me.
They are copyrighted and intellectual property, but are for sale at a very reasonable rate - just mail.
With the older pics I used a HP 635, then a Canon A70 powershot, and the last year and a half a Canon 350D,
with standard, 70-300, 170-500, and 100-400 IS lenses.
9 Feb 2009, I'm working backwards from Aug 08 on this. Balance of 2007 should
be up shortly...
This will differ from the old galleries, and have 5 or less bigger pics of the day - pages 1 G or less.
1123 - Lion mating
1122 - Water buck, bushbuck, baboon, elephant, lion
1121 - Secretary bird, baboon, elephant, zebra, cheetah
1119 - Kudu, waterbuck, elephant, lion
1118 - Elephant, waterbuck, red bishop, lion
0919 - Lion, rhino marking, elephant, monkey, warthog, giraffe mating
0915 - Lion, rhino, mongoose, monkey, zebra, hippo with waterbuck
0914 - Eland, Black rhino, hippo, lion, warthog, zebra, hippo running, sable, kudu with ox-pecker on her face, leopard
0912 - Rhino, lion mating, elephant, zebra
0911 - Pair of klipspringer, warthog, waterbuck, elephant, lilac breasted roller, kudu, young baboons at play
0829 - Giraffe, lion, monkey, elephant, baboon, kudu, waterbuck
From here up the Gallery pages are in our new format and have only 8 to 12 of the best photos of the day.
2007: 16 images(150x100) per page, click on image to get larger pic (350x233)
0714 - Sonja - Giraffe with bone, voilet eared waxbill, rock monitor, lion, caracal
0713 - Sonja - Steenbok suckling, lion, sable, klipspringer, kori bustard
0629 - Jacci - Lion, cubs, 20 min old hippo calf, spoonbill, giant eagle owl
0625 - Soren - half day - giraffes fighting
0618 - Kelly - Excellent lion, klipspringer, fantastic elephant, black rhino
0615 - Jackie - Sable, buffalo again in distance, elephant gathering, klipspringer, caracal
0614 - Jackie - Rhino in action at midden, lion, steenbok, buffalo in the distance
0613 - Jackie - Excellent male lion, hippo sunning, elephant, fantastic kudu bull
0609 - Roy - Springbok, sable, lion, brown hyena
0503 - Kathryn - Kori bustard, honey badgers, springbok jostling, great elephant, elephant mating 12 m from us, brown hyena
This trip below was the best ever. Day 1 was excellent, with 3 quality lion sightings and 18 species in total. I told my clients they would be disappointed with day 2, but we were blown away with another different 18 species, as well as the quality of sighting. Normally 13 species is good, and 16 excellent, and you can normally add 1/3 of your first day sightings to day 1 for day 2 - rarely more than 20 for 2 days. This is what you as a guide can hope for, but get once in a lifetime! 3 Lion sightings both days.
0424.4 - Venetia - Marabou, great baboon pic, steenbok trying to mate, lion again with giraffe wanting to drink, buffalo in the distance
0424.2 - Venetia - Hamerkop, 2nd lion sighting day 2, leopard
0424.1 - Venetia - Lioness 3 m away full of blood
0423.3 - Venetia - 2nd lion sighting for day 1, 3rd on day 1 was too dark. Saw zebra & warthog stalk - zebra kicked 1 lioness in the stomach
0423 - Venetia - Sable, eland , kudu
0413 - Jane - Brown hyena, lesser kudu, zebra scratching, great elephant
0412.2 - Jane - Mariach throwing stump, lion
0412.1 - Jane - Lion, kori bustard, banded mongoose
0411 - Jane - Sable, eland
0325 - Self - Lions, abdims stork, waterbuck, malachite kingfisher
0319.2 - Michael - Barbel in shallow water, eland
0319 - Michael - Baby giraffe, klipspringer, chameleon, fire, black eagle
0317.2 - Mike - Birding trip, second time
0317 - Mike - Birds
0316.2 - Mike - Birds
0316 - Mike - Lion
0315.2 - Peter - Elephant drinking, brown hyena
0315 - Peter - Fantastic 1 eared black rhino 5 m from us, lion, kori bustard, rock monitor, leopard tortoise
0311.2 - Sue - more elephant, disk space ran out, see Rudi's pics
0311 - Sue Lion, cubs, lilac breasted roller in flight, kusu and elephant close, giraffe fighting
0311 - Rudi's pics - co guide - Canon 350D as well with 70-300 lens - same as above plus black rhino
0311 - Giraffe fighting
0308 - Brian - Lion, kori bustard, leopard 200m away
0223.2 - Cherida - Brown hyena
0223 - Cherida - Black rhino meeting white rhino, hamerkop and greenbacked heron catching fish, huge stick insect
0214 - Elaine - Rhino schrathing an itch, crocodiles, elephants
0213 - Josh - Leopard mating 70m away, firefinch
0212 - Josh - Lion in the far distance, marabou stoks, secretary birds
0211 - Leopards Mating
0204.1 - Thierry - Lion again, elephants playing, crab
0204 - Thierry - Lion
Pilanesberg Dawn to Dusk Safaris from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilanesberg and Sun City
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.
Airport at Pilanesberg
Animal studies in Pilanesberg
Bakubung Bush Lodge
Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park - R4 250pp - 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.
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