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The Pilanesberg National Park is the 4th biggest national game reserve in southern Africa situated in west of Pretoria. It is a malaria-free national park standing on the eroded remnants of an on old and extinctive volcano in the North west region of nation (close to Sun City)- one of the three unique alkaline volcano craters available in this world. Pilanesberg National Park is a wildlife sanctuary often visited by tourists for games beyond the Big Five – leopard, lion, rhino, elephant and buffalo and showcasing centuries old history.
With affordable safari accommodation in Pilanesberg National Park you can enjoy its exceptional geological structure. Its rocky alkaline ring structure will remind you of volcanic eruptions that occurred before one thousand two hundred million years . In addition to its unique shape, size and rock structure, you can also experience the process of volcanic crater formation and gradual weathering ending in a wide range of landscapes. Pilanesberg National Park accommodation will make you come across various birds, mammals and plantations due to its ultimate position in transition zone between the semi-humid Lowveld vegetation and dry Kalahari. Unlike other national game reserves, you can sightsee here lots of wildlife species including brown hyena, Springbok, the red eyed bulbul, black eyed bulbul, black rhino, tsessebe, roan, buffalo, wild dogs and impala.
The diverse habitats, colourful surroundings, and panoramic views around the Pilanesberg Park will add to your excitement no matter you are a visitor or photographer. Its geographical appearance keeps drawing attention of visitors continuously. Here you will find bushveld, syenite koppies, rolling grasslands, wild ravines, and wooded valleys. There are some artificially built structures like the Thabayadiotso and the Mankwe Dam in the centre of this park.