Bakubung Bush Lodge or Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge Double, twin or family rooms
Pilanesberg is malaria free but you may still see insects if you are outside at night time, so carry some repellent.
Both lodges are very child friendly and offer excellent rates for families
Available from O R Tambo Airport or hotels on request Professional drivers in aircon microbus
Includes 1 drive per night stay in the early morning or late afternoon. Additional drives on request. Conducted in 20 seater open safari vehicles with an experienced lodge ranger. Children of all ages may join safaris. Duration 2.5 - 3 hours
MEALS / DIET:
2 Dinners and 2 breakfasts included. Restaurants get good reviews and offer substantial meals. A la carte lunch and snacks available for own account. Cater for vegetarian and special diets.
2 nights luxury accommodation, meals as above, Pilanesberg entrance fees, 2 game drives with more on request, swimming pool, birding.
Shuttle to Sun City and any activities there, extra game drives or bush walks, kiddies programs, drinks and gratuities.
|Package with return transfers ( minimum to start is 2 pax )|
|ZAR 9875||per person sharing||high season|
|ZAR 9000||per person sharing||low season ( 01 May – 31 Aug )|
|ZAR 13 670||per single room||high season|
|ZAR 11 910||per single room||low season ( 01 May – 31 Aug )|
|Self - drive package|
|ZAR 6025||per person sharing||high season|
|ZAR 5150||per person sharing||low season ( 01 May – 31 Aug )|
|ZAR 9820||per single room||high season|
|ZAR 8060||per single room||low season ( 01 May – 31 Aug )|
Collection at your hotel or OR Tambo Airport and drive north towards the Magaliesberg mountains and Hartbeespoort Dam. Arrive at your bush lodge ( Bakubung or Kwa Maritane ) by lunch time . Book into a luxury room then explore the lodge which offers restaurants, swimming pool and various wildlife activities. Parents can register their children for the Junior Rangers. At Kwa Martane the hide at the waterhole is a big attraction. Approximately 16.00 board the open safari vehicle for a late afternoon game drive conducted by a ranger from the lodge. On certain nights there is a bush braai after the game drive or otherwise guests return to the lodge for a delicious buffet dinner in the restaurant. The catering staff often arrange a theme evening with special dishes.
Awaken at dawn and after a quick cup of tea or coffee, board the open safari vehicle for the sunrise game drive when you have the best chance to see Big 5 species ( lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo ). You will drive around Mankwe Dam in the centre of the Park where you are likely to see hippo, crocodile and a variety of water birds. Return to your lodge, freshen up and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the main restaurant. The buffet includes fruit, cereal, Continental and full English breakfast with juices, tea and coffee. The rest of the day is at leisure round the pool or arrange an optional extra. Dinner & overnight at Bakubung or Kwa Maritane
Optional Extras ( at additional cost )
Pilansberg National Park is the fourth largest game reserve in South Africa. It covers an area of 55,000 hectares and is situated in the North West Province in an eroded volcano which is millions of years old. The reserve was proclaimed in 1979 from land that was previously cattle farmering. It was stocked up with about 6,000 head of game translocated from Kruger Park and other reserves in South Africa.
The Park is now home to 30 mammal species including the Big 5 and more than 300 bird species. . It is malaria free and easily accessible from Johannesburg so a most successful Tourism infrastructure has been developed. Visitors can choose from mid-range chalets at resorts to a variety of luxury safari lodges. Private cars are permitted on the roads but open safari vehicles with professional guides are available for day drives. Entrance fees into Pilanesberg are reasonably priced.
Wildlife Safaris supports Legacy Lodges Babubung ( People of the Hippo ) and Kwa Maritane ( Place of the Rock ). These luxury lodges offer game drives, bush walks, birding and a relaxed amoshere around the pool. Children are most welcome and have their own activities. The central point of the reserve is Mankwe Dam surrounded by grassy hills which provides great photo opportunities especially at dusk and dawn.
Nearby is Sun City entertainment complex with a selection of upmarket hotels. Visitors to Pilanesberg can arrange to play golf at one of the Gary Player designed courses or buy a ticket online to the Valley of the Waves.