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Pilanesburg Game Reserve

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Address: Sun City, South Africa
Phone Number: 014-555-1000-1
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Incredible Family Experience

We brought our 4.5 year old son with us for a family trip before his baby brother arrives. He thought that the game drives were the best thing ever and loved seeing all of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 29, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We brought our 4.5 year old son with us for a family trip before his baby brother arrives. He thought that the game drives were the best thing ever and loved seeing all of the animals! On our first day, the elephants were hanging out right outside of our room taking mud baths and it was such a surreal experience... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I like the fact that the reserve is made in such a way you can go even with your average sedan yet not to made up that it takes away from being in the bush. a great day can be had spotting different animals here & if luck the big 5. I got to see only 4 (minus the elusive... More 

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Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Pilansberg's proximity to Johannesburg (approx 2.5hrs) makes it an ideal day's outing. Entrance fees are inexpensive; R20 for children, pensioners, and vehicles. Worth buying a map / game viewing book. Once in, you can drive yourself around the reserve. Roads are well signposted, and dirt roads are in reasonable condition for saloon cars, 4 x 4's are not essential. There... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Spent Half a Day in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve while spending some quality time off at the Sun City Vacation Club. Loved the fact that we had Direct Access to the Reserve from the Vacation Club...Packed my Vehicle with some Refreshments and Snacks, Put the Kids in the luggage Compartment, the rest of us in the Back Seat and off... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We stayed at Manyane. The accomodation was clean, not very comfortable. The exit from the lounge area to the braai is very high and not save at all! The shower is very bad, the outlet is so steap you have to stand on the edge of the floor legs apart! Cant close the shower curtain, as there is no light... More 

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We often visit the Pilanesburg but this time was different, we had an amazing time with excellent viewing of the game. We cooked breakfast a one of the picnic sites, just sat in the early morning sun listening to the birds and the hippo in the dam was brilliant. The roads are in much better condition since the last visit,... More 

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Nkwalini, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was 22 years ago that I visited this game reserve, and was so happy to see that it is still running well. The roads are well maintained, buildings in good condition, viewing points/decks also immaculate, and toilets clean too. The game was plentiful... Elephant and Rhino could not have been closer to our car! Infact, I dont think 5... More 

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WillyJozie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We used our week at Manyane timeshare. It has to be emphasized that this is not a 5 star resort, but it provides visitors with comfortable,adequate and clean accomodation. There are minor external maintenance issues, these will hopefully be resolved soon by the new management company running the resort including the other timeshare, Bakgatla. Visitors can choose between chalets,tents or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We visit the Sun City Vacation Club every year in the October school holiday. I make a point to visit Pilansberg at least four to five times, some times twice a day. If your mindset is not to look for the big 5 only, then every visit is rewarding. As a keen bird watcher, you are never disappointed. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

It's like you are in a childish cartoon, I've never knew it could be so much fun, as you get in basket and a big hot fire burns over your head you hearts start beating crazy, balloon slowly start drifting away...you can remember a story called Around the World in 80 Days. definitely worth to try it once

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