only 2,5 - 3 hours from Johannesburg, in the North West Province, lies the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. As a transitional zone between the arid dryness of the Kalahari and the wet Lowveld vegetation, the Pilanesberg encompasses grassy plains, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys and some breath-taking dams. It’s unique placement – in a volcanic crater created over 12 million years ago from overflowing magma, and as a transitional zone – means that it is home to virtually all of the animal species native to Southern Africa, including the Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros and buffalo), wild dog, tsessebe and more than 360 species of bird. Because of its relatively small size and because of its ecological richness, guests have an increased chance of experiencing the Big Five in their natural habitat.
This is the setting for the Tented Adventures Pilanesberg safari camp experience. Our passionate local safari guides and lodge managers will host your unforgettable bush experience where – if you haven’t encountered enough wildlife on game drives – animals such as warthogs and banded mongooses often come to visit the camp.
The Pilanesberg camp is made up of eight safari tents; each equipped with comfortable beds, luxurious linen, camp chairs, electricity, carpeted flooring and large windows with mosquito nets. Tents are made up of two single beds and are equipped with a fan to cool you down in summer and electric blankets to warm you up in winter. The communal bathrooms, a short walk from the campsite, and safari tents are serviced daily. Each tent has a small deck overlooking the communal fire pit – set up in front of the tented lounge and dining area, where many a night has been whiled away in happy conversation and laughter, under the African sky.
Your stay includes a full English and Continental Breakfast Buffet and a Braai Dinner Buffet prepared by your hosts, and wine with dinner. Your experienced guides will also take you on morning and evening game drives, daily.
Guided walks, spa treatments, hot air balloon rides, visits to the local cultural museums and historical sites, as well as the famous Sun City, are on offer.
Just a stone’s throw away from Joburg and Pretoria, Pilanesberg makes for a great weekend getaway, with the Big Five on your doorstep.