The Pilanesberg is a remarkable volcanic formation that represent the remains of a mountain that was once higher than Kilimanjaro. Today, much of the crater is protected as the Pilanesberg National Park, and it is home to a remarkable diversity of wildlife. The famous leisure resort of Sun City is located close by, meaning that the greater Pilanesberg area offers almost every imaginable kind of entertainment.

Luxury game lodges in adjacent private reserves offer game drives into Pilanesberg, offering you the chance to observe and photograph wildlife against the backdrop of this incredible, ancient landscape. Pilanesberg’s relative proximity to Johannesburg and Pretoria makes it one of the more accessible wildlife areas in South Africa.

Neither this nor the closeness of Sun City takes anything away from Pilanesberg’s wildness, and it has long been a favourite with professional and amateur wildlife photographers alike, who come here in search of dramatic, beautiful images.

Tsukudu Bush Lodge

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Black Rhino Game Lodge