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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

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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- Updated Feb 2012
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