The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a provincial park in South Africa, northwest of Johannesburg. It’s set in an extinct volcanic crater, with grasslands, wooded valleys and multihued rock formations. Wildlife includes elephants, lions, leopards and rhinos. Animals drink at Mankwe Dam, a man-made lake. Abundant birdlife includes eagles and ostriches. Concealed wildlife-viewing shelters are scattered throughout the park.
Things to do
Game drives in 4x4 vehicles are the best way to cover as much territory as possible and have the best chance possible of seeing the great diversity of Pilansberg. The Big Five is often seen on a safari. The experienced guides ensure that game drive activities are filled with interesting facts and information about the area and the wildlife that is seen. The afternoon drives in often stretch into evening when the nocturnal creatures of Africa can be seen going about their business.
Those with a passion for wildlife photography will be able to get various tips from their ranger on taking the perfect safari picture, while on their game drive.