Pilansberg national park

Located In the North West province - Approximately 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg – adjacent to Sun City.


Very easy to get to with a good national road infrastructure. A 4 x 4 vehicle is not required however due to the deteriorating road infrastructure within the park a vehicle with high clearance is recommended. There is an airport which would typically be used by those staying at the exclusive lodges.


A variety of accommodation is available – camping and chalets

We typically stay on a self-catering basis at either Bakubung or Kwa Maritane bush lodges utilizing our timeshare points. The accommodation is very comfortable. Kwa Maritane has an underground hide for the exclusive use of residents. There are many private lodges within the park – some of which are fairly expensive. These lodges do have restaurants should you wish

We also frequently visit the park as day visitors and a substantial pensioners discount is available making the entrance fee to this park really affordable


Through the resorts websites directly or through North West Parks website

Photo opportunities

This is a big 5 reserve so photo opportunities are plentiful. Buffalo – although present are rarely seen. They are known as the “ghosts of PIlanesberg”. The Park is not known for lots of raptors and mostly Black shouldered kites, Fish Eagles and occasionally Osprey are the birds of prey we see. Many water birds and also small birds. Lots of landscape opportunities and close up elephant opportunities at the dams.


Landscapes - Elephants – water birds, birds in flight at the various hides and dams