Highlights from August 2018

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight. 

The August winds have arrived, for the first time in awhile they are on time. It is very dry at the moment so we are hoping the rains will come soon. Here are some highlights we would like to share with you.

Orion- A leopard that seems to like to have his photo taken

Meet “Orion”, this young Leopard male has been “spotted” often on our safaris lately. He is very relaxed around the vehicles seeming to not even notice us as he goes about his day. This is always very exciting as Leopards are not one of the most seen mammals in the Pilanesberg National Park.

We don’t know if one can take a bad photograph of this cat as it is always so hard to choose from the large amount taken. Here are some that we would like to share of this magnificent cat.

The view from above – Hot air balloon flight over The Pilanesberg National Park

One of the perks of our job is that every now and then we get to actually go on one of the activities as a guest instead of a guide. On this occasion, I went on the Hot air balloon flight to get some photos from the air.

No doubt about it July is cold, but once you are on the balloon excitement overtakes the chill around you. There was some mist coming off of Mankwe Dam that morning which made for some great photo opportunities.

There were three balloons taking to the sky that morning making for an even better photo opportunity and a better perspective of what it is like up there.

You don’t even realize you are moving almost like floating on a cloud.

Why not come and experience it for yourself? Take advantage of our winter warmer special,

ending 31 August 2018.

Some highlights from June 2018

Every Game drive/Safari in the Pilanesberg is different, as field guides we drive through the gate and never know exactly what is going to happen. This all adds to the excitement as we head out on a game drive or Hot air balloon flight. 

Winter is definitely here with some mornings starting out in single digits. We had some great sightings during the month and here are some we would like to share with you.

Activities to suit the whole family

It may be too cold to swim at the moment but with our wide range of activities, we have you covered. We have activities to suit the whole family from a Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight/Safari over The Pilanesberg National Park to Quadbiking in Letsatsing Private Nature reserve. You can swing from tree to tree on The Chimp & Zee rope adventure course over the Valley of waves or go on a Game drive/SafariAll sorts of adventures to enjoy with the whole family … Whats your next adventure?

Quad Biking and Archery 

Search for adventure and wildlife on one of our four- wheelers, while negotiating natural obstacles en-route. Join us for a quad biking adventure trail through the Letsatsing Game Park, accompanied by experienced guides, with the possibility of seeing Giraffe, Zebra, Impala and other wildlife en route.

Try your hand at the ancient sport of Archery and master this skill with a unique bow Experience the ancient art of archery with the help of modern-day equipment. Competent instructors will help you master the technique of shooting a re-curve bow.

Hot Air Balloon flights/Safaris

Experience our unique Hot Air Balloon Safari!  As the only Hot Air Balloon operation in South Africa to launch from within a National Park, we offer a truly unique flying experience.

Guests are collected at their hotel and taken through the park to rendezvous with the balloon crew. The flight is approximately an hour’s duration and on landing, sparkling wine is served. A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to the game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guests are returned to their hotel. Flights are early in the morning and you will need to allow for approximately 5 hours for the full experience.

Chimp & Zee

Our rope adventure course is a fun outdoor recreational activity that’s certainly not just for kids, it’s great fun for the whole family! The course is made up of various ‘elements’ – from high balancing beams, speedy zip lines, hanging spider nets to jungle rope bridges and much more. It’s designed with specific elements that require a different approach and set of skills to complete. Join us for an exciting and fun packed adventure.

Game drive/Safaris

Go on a game drive in one of our open game drive vehicles to explore the Pilanesberg National Park spanning over 55 000 hectares of rolling plains. In addition to cheetah, giraffe, antelope, and hyaena – to name but a few – you will be enthralled by Africa’s famous Big Five in their natural habitat.

Bush Walks 

Our bush walk experience focuses on locating and observing the inhabitants of the Pilanesberg National Park from a different angle – on foot. Guests are accompanied by a registered guide who will share his/her extensive knowledge and experience on both fauna and flora along the various hiking trails. Excursions depart daily in the early morning.

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