North West Province Safari Experience | Pilansberg and Madikwe

Mother and calf in the Madikwe Game Reserve.
Discover the Pilanesberg and Madikwe game reserves in the North West Province where large tracts of previously farmed land has been returned to the natural wildlife abundance of the past.

Pilanesberg Safari lodges in the North West are malaria free and within easy reach of Johannesburg and Pretoria, making them the ideal destination for a weekend safari holiday.

The North West region has beautiful landscapes which are home to a diverse array of wildlife, including the Big Five. Guests can enjoy game viewing in reserves that are host to just about every mammal in Southern Africa.

Pilanesberg National Park

Guests exploring the Pilansberg National Park on foot.This is an internationally recognised National Park famous for its landscape formed by ancient volcanic eruptions. The area has diverse landscapes made up of open grasslands and wooded valleys. This means that there are a large variety of bird and animal species.

Why not combine the delights of Africa's gaming capital, Sun City, with a Big Five safari in Pilanesberg National Park. Accommodation in the North West Province is in a selection of luxurious and comfortable lodges suitable for families and couples.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Enjoy games drives in the Madikwe Game Reserve.Madikwe Game Reserve is located approximately 4hours north of Johannesburg on the border with Botswana in the North West Province. This malaria-free game reserve is within close proximity to the world famous Sun City and Pilanesberg National Park.

Safari activities range from game drives, guided walking safaris and night drives to hot air ballooning and elephant back safaris all within a short drive of Sun City next to the Pilanesberg National Park. The reserve supports healthy populations of wildlife including Lion, Leopard, Black and White Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Brown Hyena, Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile, Hippo, the majestic Sable and the fleet-footed Cheetah among other species.

Discovering North-West Province

Landscape of the Pilansberg National Park.The North West Province game reserves and national parks feature beautiful panoramas and colourful hues making it an absolute delight for guests and photographers. The region supports healthy populations of wildlife including Lion, Leopard, Black and White Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Brown Hyena, Giraffe, Zebra, Crocodile, Hippo, the majestic Sable and the fleet-footed Cheetah among other species.

Top 5 things to do and places to see

  • Exciting day and night game drives
  • Interpretive wilderness walks
  • Elephant-back safaris
  • Sun City activities
  • Relaxation at your lodge



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