About Pilanesberg

A Wildlife park like no other



Pilanesberg Wildlife Park (or National Park or Game Reserve) consists of 570 sq. km (220 square miles) of unique landscape located in the north-west of South Africa, not far from the Botswana border and about 2 hours’ drive west of Johannesburg.

The setting is the now completely eroded remains of a very ancient extinct volcano and its geography offers panoramic hilltop views, rocky outcrops, wooded valleys and rolling grassland. Situated in the ecologically rich ‘transition zone’ between the dry Kalahari and the moist Lowveld, the area provides a concentration of a wide variety of nearly all of southern Africa’s animals, large and small, in a malaria free environment.

Compared to Kruger, Pilanesberg Wildlife Park is small but it is the country’s fourth largest reserve. It is deservedly popular, with a world-wide reputation for successfully meeting the challenges of reinstating, protecting, developing and managing wildlife and habitat conservation whilst sensitively providing public access, recreation and economic benefits.


Guests are treated to exclusive use of a lodge for their vacation – luxurious accommodation in gated seclusion.

Savannah Safaris’ private lodge lies in the north-west corner of the park, within the private Black Rhino reserve. The entrance gate to this private area is located 30km north of Sun City on the un-numbered north-west highway signposted towards Derdepoort.

Come and see this beautiful lodge!

Find out MORE about Pilanesberg

From the Dawn of Time

Pilanesberg can most easily be imagined as what’s left of a volcano after 1,200 million years have passed.

Creating a Wildlife Sanctuary

Known as Operation Genesis, work began some 50 years ago and is still counted as one the world’s most ambitious animal reintroduction schemes ever undertaken.

Black Rhino Private Reserve

Savannah Safaris’ private lodge lies within the distinct 20 square kilometre Black Rhino reserve, located in the north-west corner of Pilanesberg Wildlife (Game) Park.