North West is an inland South African Province that borders Botswana. Its landscape is defined by mountains in northeast and bushveld scattered with trees and shrubs. The Province is home to Sun City, Sun City, is located between Eland River and Pilanesbuerg, and is an upscale resort with hotels, a casino and a water park with a massive wave pool. On the edge of the Gary Player Country Club, this high –end resort is 4 Km from the southern entrance to the Pilanesberg National Pak.
The Unique accommodations are set in different locations, and include views of the resort. All come with tea and coffee making equipment and minibars. They also feature work desks as well as free Wi-Fi and flat screens. Free breakfast is served in the poolside restaurant, and other restaurants in the resort feature Asian, Indian and South African Cuisine. There’s a café, cocktail bar and poolside bar. Activities include 2 water parks, tennis, squash and golf, plus outdoor pools, a casino and shops and a spa.
Nearby is Pilanesbuerg National Park, with an extinct Volcano and more than 7,000 animals, including Lions and Elephants.
Pilanesberg National Park
Among Southern Africa’s fascinating game reserves, Pilanesberg National Park is possibly the most accessible. Situated in the ecologically rich transition zone between Kalahari and Lowveld, this vast area promises thrilling big game viewing in a malaria free environment. A wide variety of accommodation is available to suit the needs of any visitor.
Some of the most beautiful scenery within the entire park can be viewed in the Mankwe Dam region. The Dam is the largest body of water in the game reserve. This makes it the perfect place to spot a wide variety of animals such as Water-bucks, Wildebeests, Zebras and Impalas among other animals that make a stopover the grassland bordering the dam.
For bird lovers, there is a bird hide very close to the Water’s edge. Make sure you take note of the fish eagles, Kingfishers and Cormorants circling the dam. All of these places provide many fantastic opportunities to photograph the plentiful array of fauna and flora.
Pilanesberg National Park or Pilanesberg Game Reserve as it is often called, is located in the Bojanala region, within the North West Province and relatively near Johannesburg. With an Area of 550 Km2, it is the fourth largest park in South Africa. The Volcano crater in which the park is situated erupted 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg was originally owned by 3 of the local tribes. Many of the Stone Age and Iron Age sites round the reserve show proof of the presence of man.
In 1979, Operation Genesis was launched. Operation Genesis was designed to reinforce the homegrown game population in the area. As part of the initiative, 110 Kilometers of game fence was put up, as well as the 188 Kilometers of roads that were established. Another plan of action put into place involved 6,000 animals being introduced to the area. In the years that followed, Operation Genesis has been expanded on. Today, there are over 7, 000 animals, 360 bird species and more than 200 kilometers of roads.
The Lion and Safari Park is a 600 hectares wilderness reserve situated in the Hartebeespoort, Magaliesburg and Craddle of Humankind. The offers guest an incredible opportunity to get up close to many of South Africa’s most iconic animals. The Pilanesberg is a Mountain in the North West Province, South Africa. The Mountain is an ancient Volcano, structure, circular in shape that rises from the flat surrounding plains. It is formed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills, of which the outer most has a diameter of about 24 Km