If you are looking for the best vacation spots to unwind in and rejuvenate then this article is for you.

Among the many Southern Africa’s fascinating game reserves, Pilanesberg National Park is possibly the most accessible. The reserve is situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld and is a vast area that offers thrilling big game viewing in a malaria free environment. A wide variety of accommodation is available where people can enjoy budget Pilanesberg safaris.

Some of the best reasons to visit Pilanesberg are:

Accessibility - Pilanesberg National Park, about three hours' drive from Johannesburg, provides the ideal chance to leave the city lights behind and experience another world to celebrate public holidays or go on a romantic trip in the outdoors.


Accommodation - The variety of lodging choices in Pilanesberg ensures that there is something to suit every taste. Pilanesberg has something for everyone, whether you love "roughing it" in a Safari tent in the bush or in a luxury lodge.

Ecological Richness - Pilanesberg National Park is located in a transition zone between the dryness of the Kalahari and the wet vegetation of the Lowveld. This diverse transitional zone draws a wide range of game animals, vegetation, and species that are rarely encountered together.

Ancient History - Pilanesberg National Park is located within the crater of an old volcano that was produced by pouring lava 1.2 billion years ago. The landscape and rock formations that exist now are permanent relics of this remarkable phenomenon.

Photographic Hides - Immerse yourself in nature by visiting one of Pilanesberg's hidden photography hides. These well-built hides, hidden around the park, give a pleasant area to wait for that ideal shot. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see wildlife and birds in their native environment, safely out of sight.

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For those planning budget Pilanesberg safaris, there are a variety of accommodation available.

  1. Camping
The perfect option for the more adventurous and budget-conscious traveller. Camping allows you to enjoy being close to nature in the Pilanesberg National Park, at your own pace.

Campers can choose between the two options that are available within the Park, set in the Manyane and Bakgatla resorts. The campsites are well equipped and have access to the convenient facilities within the resorts like onsite superette, pools, children’s playgrounds, restaurant, bar, curio shop, game trackers office (offering, guided game drives and other bush activities) and walking trails.

  1. Bakubung Bush Lodge
Enjoy the best of both worlds: the thrill of a resort in the midst of the Pilanesberg environment. Guided wildlife drives, elegant dining options, flood-lit bush tennis courts, a luxury swimming pool, and panoramic views from every accommodation are all available.
  1. Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Kwa Maritane, located on the slopes of an old volcano, provides the ideal balance of rest and excitement. By day, see the big five in the lodge's game viewing hide and private waterhole, and by night, stargaze beneath African stars.
  1. Black Rhino Game Lodge
Start your days with game drives into the unknown and lonely valley and conclude them with a delicious lunch prepared by the private chef of the lodge, nestled amid the Tamboti trees of the exclusive Black Rhino Reserve.
  1. Ivory Tree Game Lodge
The magnificent location of the Ivory Tree Lodge is a natural amphitheatre crisscrossed with elephant tracks. The award-winning Amani African spa elevates the nature experience at Ivory Tree.

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