The Pilanesberg National Park has plenty of wildlife for tourist attraction. The visitors who are travelling from Johannesburg or from the area of Pretoria would be able to witness the scenic beauty of the natural habitat.

The Pilanesberg National Park is set near to the crater of an ancient volcano and the key attraction of the fully fenced national park is the Big Fives.

The tourist will be able to cherish their experience of visiting the fully stocked national park which is just 2 hours’ drive away from Johannesburg.

Why Go:

  • The key attraction is the Big Five along with plenty of other great wildlife
  • Located at the crater of a beautiful ancient volcano
  • The visitors can locate multiple accommodation options, which are even cheaper
  • The location is a Malaria-free location
  • Just at a distance of 2 hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • The location is very close to the amazing Sun City casino and amusement parks


The Pilanesberg national park is hosted by the amazing Big Five and plenty of other wild animals. The animals such as Elephants, buffalos, and rhinos can be easily found in abundance.All the Pilanesberg National Park is full of big cats but spotting them is totally based on the chance you need to be smart and lucky for viewing any big cat. However, animals such as giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, and antelope can be easily found.

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The Pilanesberg National Park is located at the crater of an ancient volcano, which enhances its historical value. The park is uniquely structured with 3 concentric hill’s ridges that were formed by the eruptions of the ancient volcano almost 1300 million years earlier. The park is located in between Kalahari and bushveld, which uniquely overlaps the birds and mammals of both zones.

Weather & Climate

The temperature is pretty harsh in Pilanesberg during the summer season, which ranges from the month of October to the month of April. However, the park has two regions out of which, one is wetter and the rain softens the heat.While during the dry winter season, which starts from the month of May and stays will September, the Pilanesberg National Park does not witness any downpours. The temperature falls down after the sunset during the winter season, with minimum humidity in the atmosphere.

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Best Time to Visit

The ideal time to visit the Pilanesberg National Park is during the wet season when the visitor might witness the beautiful scenery along with the greenest grasslands.

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