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.

Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling distance.
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

Lush Private Game Lodge
15.5 km

From R5190 PPS

Lush Private Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set within a Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater within the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. This area has become renowned as one ... More Info

Morokolo Safari Lodge
15.7 km

From R9000* Unit

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

Black Rhino Game Lodge
16.2 km

From R2250 PPS

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The main lodge boasts 22 very spacious and luxuriously appointed free-standing bedroom suites to ensure that you will go wild in style. Each comfortable air-conditioned suite offers tea/coffee making ... More Info

Tambuti Lodge
18.2 km


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From R4360 PPS

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

Black Swan Guesthouse
25.7 km

From R505 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

Kingdom's Place
26.6 km

From R850 PPS

This charming self-catering establishment is located between Rustenburg and Sun City. It is 20min to Rustenburg CBD and 15 min to Sun City. Kingdom's Place can be found in a rural village of Ga-Luka ... More Info

Makinky Manzi
34.1 km

From R360 PPS

Makinky Manzi is a most beautiful venue located in the Waterval Area near Sun City and Rustenburg. We pride ourselves in offering our guests a unique and affordable experience. Aside from our sty... More Info

Milton's Guesthouse
36.8 km

From R1300 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

N4 Guest Lodge
41.6 km


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From R315 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 its beauty and its natural environment... More Info

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Pilanesberg Reviews

I certainly enjoyed Pilanesburg, the Game reserve and all activities around there.
- Johanna Maphosa

- Pumza Mokgehle

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