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Travelers seeking the adventures offered by the African safari will get all that desire – if not more – from a stay within Pilanesberg. The national park here is also an excellent destination for those seeking an escape from the city life. A simple flight into O.R. Tambo International Airport and only a couple hours from Johannesburg, travelers can have the best of both worlds with easy accessibility. Most of the roads in the area are dirt, but in good condition, so exploring won’t be much of a hassle.

Pilanesberg is a perfect destination for those wanting to catch the Big Five – lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and buffalos. An abundance of other animals, including giraffes, cheetahs, and antelopes, roam the area. Bird watching is extremely popular thanks to the more than 300 species of birds that either live in or migrate through the area. Visitors can educate themselves on their surroundings via the Walking Area at the Manyane Complex, an area that also hosts a walk-in aviary.

Accommodation in Pilanesberg provides everything from a down-to-earth experience in tented camps to 5-star stays that know how to do luxury in the wild. Be sure to check out the interactive map of Pilanesberg for information on hotel locations, attractions, and must-see destinations.