Pilanesberg National Park is situated on the eroded remains of an extinct alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three in the world. The Park consists of numerous hills, wooded ravines and grassed open plains, making the area very picturesque. A wide diversity of eco-types makes a beautiful home for more than 35 species of large mammals, the sought-after "Big Five" and more than 300 bird species.
The Pilanesberg National Park is home to Golden Leopard Resorts; a convenient 2 hours drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria and the ever-popular Sun City only 20 minutes away. Both Manyane and Bakgatla Resorts offer the keen outdoor enthusiast superb accommodation in Chalets and Tents or well equipped Caravanning and Camping facilities.
Nestled in the North West Province, this area was proclaimed as a National Park in 1979, covering an area of 55 000ha. It has been restocked with most of the species that inhabited the area in the late eighteenth century including the majestic "Big Five". One of the most advantageous aspects of Pilanesberg is that it is situated within a malaria- free belt.
At the foot of the Garamoga Hills lies the Bakgatla Resort, which consists of unique colonial style chalets, a Presidential suite, Executive camping sites, caravan and camping sites.
NO SELF CATERING in chalets / presidential suites
Manyane Resort is nestled at the gateway to the PilanesbergNational Park, set in un spoilt natural surroundings. Superb conference facilities with personal service and attention to detail.
The thatched african styled chalets are luxurious, with one or two bedrooms including a lounge, and in certain chalets an upstairs loft bedroom.
Also available: Studios and Safari Tents, Caravan and camping sites
Bosele, located within the Manyane Resort, offers a group facility in log-cabin dormitory-type accommodation.
The camp consists of 6 dormitories, each accommodating up to 32 children and 2 teachers. (min 16, max 200 people) The facilities consist of well-equipped ablution blocks, a dining room, outside bonfire area and a swimming pool. 3 meals provided per day.
Educational Programmes include topics such as climate change, Waste management, Ecology and Careers in the Environment.
Activities include: Game viewing, Nature trails, Wild Life Video shows, Visits to Sundown Ranch Lion Park, Visits to Mphebatho Cultural Museum at Saulspoort.
Day and Night Drives
Scheduled daily drives are available into the Pilanesberg National Park, which depart in the early mornings, afternoons and evenings. The objective of a night drive is to view the park`s nocturnal wildlife.
Duration: 2hrs 30min
A general hiking trail where guests are exposed close-up, to the fauna and flora of the National Park by an experienced and accomplished guide.
Game Drives & Bush Braai or Breakfast
Join us for a sunrise or sunset adventure for a bush braai or breakfast at a choice venue inside the park.
Minimum 15 people and Maximum 150 people
Offered daily in the morning, depending on the weather and number of passengers. Guests are collected by their guide and taken through the park to rendezvous with the balloon crew. Flights are approximately an hour`s duration and on landing sparkling wine is provided. A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to a game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guests are returned.
Duration: 1 hr flight, + /- 4hrs in total
Please note that we require a minimum number of passengers to conduct a flight.
Join us for a quad biking adventure trail through the Letsatsing Game Park accompanied by experienced guides, with the possibility of seeing Rhino, Giraffe and other animal species en route.
Duration: 1hr Ride, total 2 hours
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Try your hand at clay pigeon shooting, no experience necessary as our instructors will help you become acquainted with the 12 gauge shotguns used in this activity.
Experience the ancient art of archery with the help of modern day equipment. Competent instructors will help you master the technique of shooting a recurve bow, a powerful crossbow and if you are up to the challenge, the modern compound bow.
Elephant Back Safari
Pick up from the Game trackers Outdoor Adventures desk located at the resort. Transfer to " The Elephant Wallow " will be approximately 40 minutes through the Letsatsing Game Reserve giving guests an opportunity to view game along the way.
On arrival, welcome drinks are served and guests are given an introductory talk and introduced to the elephants and their handlers. The elephants are then saddled and the safari commences. After approximately an hour on elephant back guests return to " The Elephant Wallow " for light snacks. Guests are returned to the resort.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours
Maximum: 10 people - no children under 5yrs