Pilanesberg National Park Tourism

Among Southern Africa’s fascinating game reserves, the Pilanesberg National Park is possibly the most accessible. It is situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between the Kalahari and the Lowveld. Home to over 7000 animals, 300 bird species and rich flora and fauna, this National Park is spread across an area of 550 square kilometres and has over 200 kilometres of internal roads.

The creation of the Pilanesberg National Park is considered one of the most ambitious programmes of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world. Thanks to Operation Genesis in the year 1979, the park was fenced and many near to extinction animals were introduced to the park. Each one of you should visit Pilanesberg National Park at least once and experience all that it has to offer considering the best time to visit Pilanesberg National Park.

Important Information:

The Pilanesberg National has five public gates with an additional gate for the private Black Rhino Reserve.

Entrance Fees

  • Adults: ZAR 65
  • Children: ZAR 20
  • Pensioners: ZAR 20
  • Vehicles: ZAR 20

Gate Timings

  • March and April: 6 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • May to September: 6.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • September and October: 6 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • November to February: 5.30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Essential travel information and Pilanesberg National Park tips for your visit

  • Do go for a hot air balloon ride.
  • Don't forget to carry a bug repellent.
  • Adhere to park guidelines while roaming around in the wilderness.
  • Do not provoke wild animals. Keep safe distance.
  • Littering is a punishable offense.
  • Stick to the marked roads and hiking trails. Do not go off the beaten path.

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