Pilanesberg National Park: Place to be for wildlife enthusiasts

23 May 2015, 08:11 am

Pilanesberg National Park: Place to be for wildlife enthusiasts
Experience the magic of the Pilanesberg properties of Legacy on its exclusive game drives with skilled game rangers, exquisite food and luxurious accommodation at any of the Legacy Bush Lodges. With changed game drive rules making it more kid friendly; young children will be permitted on game drives, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane Lodges will accommodate children of all ages making it a perfect choice for families.

The lodges will allocate a truck for families, so other guests will not be disturbed on their drives. If there is enough demand the lodges will do a game drive at their normal time, and send a second truck a little later to accommodate families with small children.

Located in the North West province of South Africa, Pilanesberg National Park is the fourth largest national park in the country and a couple of hours drive from Johannesburg. Pilanesberg National Park is all natural and offers a true safari experience. Its laid-back vibe and natural surroundings makes it the perfect foil to Sun City which is a mere 20-minute drive from Legacy’s two prime properties that are located at the entrance of Pilanesburg – Bakabung Bush Lodge and Kwa Maritine Bush Lodge.

All the lodges can arrange for a shuttle to take you to visit Sun City -- so you can stay with Legacy in the wild and beautiful surroundings of Pilanesberg – and experience South Africa at its best.

Tourists are given a peek into the choicest of Legacy’s properties in Pilanesberg.

Bakubung Bush Lodge - Where the Big Five Roam

Just a two-hour drive from the commercial capital of South Africa, Johannesburg and a 15-minute ride from Sun City, lies Bakabung a place of breath-taking beauty and serenity. Built on the entrance of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung offers guests everything they need to get in touch with the bush. Experience the Big Five as you go for guided bush walks, game drives and trails, relish African flavours at the Boma and kids here can participate in the Junior Rangers Programme for 6-12 years olds with educational activities.

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge - Where it all Began

Capture the spirit of Africa at Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, that is located on the slopes of an ancient volcano, Kwa Maritane offers guests all the amenities and convenience of a prime resort within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Have a rejuvenating massage and treatments at the open-to-the-air Kwa Maritane Spa that looks over the park area. Enjoy world class amenities amidst the wilderness of Pilanesberg that is excellent for game viewing, the Big Five can easily be spotted in the park area. A plus at Kwa Maritane is the interesting game viewing hide that connects with the main lodge via a tunnel. You can relax in the lodge's beautiful garden and restaurant, while the children participate in the Junior Rangers Programme.

Stay at the beautiful Bakubung or Kwa Maritane Game Lodges and enjoy COMPLIMENTARY RETURN shuttle to Sun City plus COMPLIMENTARY entrance into Sun City. Legacy Hotels and Resorts now offers an option of swapping the second game drive for the complimentary transfers and entrance. Travellers can now combine Big 5 safari experience with the buzzing bright lights of Sun City without travelling 5 hours back and forth from Johannesburg.

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