Situated just outside Sun City, the Pilanesberg Game Reserve encompasses 55 000 hectares of pristine South African wilderness.
The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is third largest reserve in South Africa and has the added bonus of being malaria-free which makes it an ideal family safari destination.
Visitors can choose to explore the reserve on a self-drive adventure – there are over 200km of excellent roads – or to experience a guided game drive at one of the many luxury lodges within the reserve.
The Pilanesberg Reserve boasts prolific wildlife, including the Big 5, varied habitats and wide open landscapes. Other species likely to be seen here include hippo,zebra, giraffe, crocodile, cheetah, hyena and a variety of antelope.
One of the most memorable to ways to see the wildlife in the Pilanesberg is on a balloon safari over this spectacular landscape.
While many guests at SunCity visit the reserve on a day safari, a few days spent exploring this wilderness is a great add on to a Sun City family holiday.