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Pilanesberg National Park

North - West Province, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: National Parks
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Columbus Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Wonderful area, very unique and not like the bush around Kruger National Park area. We saw all of the Big Five here as we had 6 drives total during our stay at the Ivory Tree Lodge. This is a self drive park so there were quite a number of private vehicles in the park. We did go to areas that... More

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Potchefstroom, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I'm a staunch believer in the Kruger National Park for my annual "safari fix", but must say, that the Pilanesberg National Park very nearly converted me for good! The sightings that we had was absolutely phenomenal (seeing the big 5 in one day, not to mention the many other species that we encountered on a daily basis!), the staff overall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a National Wildlife Park I plan on visitng again! I went with Friends and it was such a spectacular experience! We saw a myriad of wildlife and had a truly memorable time!

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Johannseburg SA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The roads are well kept and the new cafe at the centre is great. Good choice of food and waiters are helpful. Toiletd are clean. Saw Lion for the first time in 4 years (20 days in total), and wild dog so it was very satisfying. Pqrk just lacks diversity. What has happened to the Red hartbeest, Tssesebe and several... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Hi, we went out for the day to visit this park on 28th September 2014, with the intention to do some game viewing in the park, then to go and have a late breakfast at the day visitor side at the Manyane gate. What a disappointment. Firstly the lady at the entrance to the day visitor side wanted to charge... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

They have the big 5. The animals are in very good condition. The park is well maintained and roads in good condition. I truly enjoyed the experience. Map is very clear and directions easy to understand. You get very close to the annimals.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We really enjoyed the Pilanesberg. Not as good as Madikwe or as big as the Kruger, you can get to see the big 5 and so much more. And best of all, 2.5 to 3 hours from Johannesburg makes this park really accessible and cost effective to. Some of the infrastructure requires some love and care, but wow, the animals... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Luxury and relaxation while being taken care by knowledgable staff and experiencing the landscape and animals in their natural environment

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Incredibly beautiful! Saw 4 of the Big 5. Definitely eat at the restaurant in the middle of park- we ate there every day and were never disappointed- great food and view was fantastic with animals at the watering hole. This park was the best surprise of our trip. Spent 5 days there from 6 AM till 6 PM everyday and... More

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Saw 4 of the Big 5 on two game drives. Many close up views of Elephants, Rhinos, Giraffe, Zebra and even Lions. Also took a walk with a ranger. Amazing place for our first safari.

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