Accommodation near Pilanesberg Game Reserve

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is named after the Pilanesberg Mountains which the reserve boundary encircles. The mountains in turn, are said to get their name from a Tswana chief, Pilane, who reigned in this area. 'This area' refers to a section of South Africa's North West province, traditional stomping ground of the Tswana people, which lies close to the provincial capital, Rustenburg as well as Gauteng's mega city, Johannesburg.

The reserve's geography is extraordinary and is one of the things which make it such a desirable place to visit. Unlike how you normally imagine the structure of a mountain to be, the Pilanesberg consists of 3 concentric rings or ridges, bearing a distinct resemblance to a bowl. This bizarre formation is the result of a volcanic explosion which occurred over 1200 million years ago. It blew out the centre of the 'bowl', leaving the strangely shaped rock formations behind. The rocks here are rich in minerals, something which is of great interest to geologists. Just outside the reserve platinum, one of the more lucrative minerals is mined.

The centre of this bowl is now the heart of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, and is a haven for many plant and animal species. Owing to its location in a transitional zone, the area has both karoo and lowveld vegetation types, providing a huge amount of biodiversity in the 572 square kilometre reserve.

It is this diversity which attracts the average tourist, who wants to experience the African bush and all the critters, big and small, which it has to offer. And some of its critters are very big indeed, like the elephants, rhinos and buffalos which roam there. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a big 5 reserve and is conveniently located close to big cities and other attractions like Sun City.

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Bakubung Bush Lodge
10.2 km

From R1365 pps

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Tucked away in the expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung Bush Lodge, meaning "People of the Hippo", provides luxury, service and the peace and tranquility of a true bush exp... More Info

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Sharon's Bed & Breakfast
14.9 km

From R350 pps

Sharon's Bed and Breakfast began in June 2008 with the main business objective to provide affordable and alternative accommodation to holidaymakers travelling in the area of the Pilanesberg National P... More Info

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Morokolo Game Lodge
15.7 km

From R2600 pps

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Situated on the northern slopes of the Pilanesberg mountains in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, Morokolo Game Lodge is recently incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park and boasts one the riches... More Info

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Buffalo Thorn Lodge
16.8 km

From R13650* unit

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RENT YOUR OWN LODGE RENT YOUR OWN LODGE- Sleeping 10 guests.(including children of all ages) Buffalo Thorn Lodge is nestled in the heart of Black Rhino Game Reserve, within the Pilanesberg N... More Info

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Tambuti Lodge
18.2 km


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From R2895 pps

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Set in the north western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest wi... More Info

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Black Swan Guesthouse
25.7 km

From R462 pps

The rooms have decorative furnishings with wardrobe and en-suite bathroom with a shower. Every room has its own private entrance opening up onto the gardens. Dine in our communal dining area, which... More Info

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Kingdom's Place
26.6 km


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From R350 pps

This charming self-catering establishment is located between Rustenburg and Sun City is only 30min away. Kingdom's Place can be found in Ga-Luka Village which is more commonly known as Mogono. Its aim... More Info

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Milton's Guesthouse
36.8 km

From R500 pps

Milton's Guesthouse is situated in the Limpopo Province, 7km from Northam town towards Thabazimbi. Milton's Guesthouse have 9 Luxuriance Guestrooms (8 En-Suite Bedrooms and 1 Room that makes use of a ... More Info

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Safari lodge
41.5 km

From R714 pps

Nestled at the foothills of the Rustenburg Kloof and Magaliesberg Mountains, the Safari Lodge is easily accessible from all the major metropolitan areas of Gauteng. The tranquil and relaxed country se... More Info

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N4 Guest Lodge
41.6 km

From R305 pps

N4 Guest Lodge is a charming Guest Lodge located in the Donkerhoek/N4 area in the Rustenburg region. Close to all surrounding mines. Rustenburg is well known for it's beauty and its natural environmen... More Info

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Pilanesberg Reviews

The Pilanesberg is always good value. It is close to home for us so perfect for a mid week break or even a weekend away.
- Beverly Morrison

Stunningly beautiful, especially in winter, with the contrasts between the yellow grass and green trees.
- Debbie Stott

Pilanesberg is a beautiful game reserve with plenty of animals to see. We saw Rhino, Elephant, Giraffe, Lions and plenty of Zebra and Wildebees in the 3 hours we had in the park. The facilities are very good and it is very easy to drive around and see game.
- Robert Greenish