Pilanesberg Accommodation

The Pilanesberg area refers to a geographically unique mountain range called the Pilanesberg Alkaline Ridge Complex. It consists of 3 concentric ridges which owe their existence to the massive eruption of a volcano 1 200 million years ago. This complex contains numerous minerals and the area continues to fascinate geologists. It is enclosed in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, so it attracts many holiday-makers too.

The Pilanesberg is named after a Tswana chief called Pilane, who headed up a traditional tribe in the area. It is located in the North West province of South Africa, which is still the haunt of many Tswana people and can be found outside Rustenburg, the capital city of the North West province. It is also an easy drive from Pretoria.

The 572 kilometre squared game reserve is the major attraction in the area and is home to the big 5 animals, leopard, lion, buffalo, elephant and rhino. Given its status as a transitional zone between the Kalahari and Lowveld biomes, the area has a wide variety of plant species, which in turn supports a broad diversity of animals, insects and birds. There are said to be over 350 bird species in the area, including permanent residents and migratory birds.

The park contains a number of rest camps within it, but is also open to day visitors. Facilities include bars, picnic sites and ablutions.

Another star attraction near the Pilanesberg is Sun City, the casino and entertainment complex famous for its 'Valley of the Waves' water park. The experience at Sun City is completely contrary to what you will get at Pilanesberg, but some people enjoy the contrast.

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Tambuti Lodge
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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... Read More

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... Read More

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Nestled beneath the shady Karees in the heart of Mziki Private Game Reserve, just two hours' drive from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, Mziki Safari Lodge offers a natural, affordable ... Read More

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Morokolo Game Lodge

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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... Read More

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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... Read More

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Kingdom's Place
28.7 km
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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... Read More

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Black Swan Guesthouse
29.1 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... Read More

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Milton's Guesthouse
32.7 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 ... Read More

Makinky Manzi
37.1 km

From R340 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... Read More

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Kameelhoek Game Ranch
39.7 km

From R1000* unit


Kameelhoek is a beautiful game farm situated approximately 40km north of the Pilanesberg (north-west of Johannesburg) and 17km west of the bushveld town, Northam. The Northam district is well known fo... Read More

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Pilanesberg Reviews

Pilanesberg
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

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

Pilanesberg
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