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Pilanesberg National Park
Pilanesberg Accommodation Specials 2017/8 - accommodation next to Sun City.
If you have accommodation you want us to let out, mail us. We take roughly 10% comm, and we confirm ownership..
Specials payable as soon as booked, unless otherwise arranged - the owners want peace of mind!
Note dates can't be changed, and if you change your mind, then you'll have to sell it on. Cancellation
refunds do not apply to the below specials. To book mail travelinafrica@gmail.com  - 20 Nov 2017
Please note that I can only book the units working weekdays before 16h00...
Full payment required for these rates - book, pay, get confirmed & it's done and dusted! Add 2% for cash deposits, or R150 for overseas transfers in ZAR.

Lastly: These chalets can get snapped up anytime.... as we are dealing with an incredibly popular destination. The self catering rates are better than the Lodge and Resort rates. I'll give you strictly till x-time & x-day to pay & if you default, consider your option null & void without notification. I will give an option to a new query & you will have to get in the queue if still interested.

Legacy Hotels - Bakubung Bush Lodge
The normal rate at the lodge is R4920/n/room for 2 persons, we can give it to you for R4000/n DB&B.
Only 2B6 - Chalet have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 divans for kids, so can sleep 6, self catering - 2017 normally @ R3800/n if available.
22-29 dec 4slp R15 000
22-29 dec 6slp R23 000
Th 28 Dec open at Bakubung, 2B4/6 1 night @ R3 000
29-5 jan 4slp R14 000
29-5 jan 6slp R22 000

Legacy Hotels - Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge -
any dates, not Fr - Fr like normal, but 3 night weekends
The normal rate at the lodge is R4920/n/room for 2 persons, we can give it to you for R4000/n DB&B.
1B2/5 - Chalet have 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, and 2 sleeper couches for kids, so can sleep 5, self catering - 2017 @ R3000/n if available.
2B6/8 - Chalet have 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, loft with 2 singles and 2 sleeper couches for kids, so can sleep 8, self catering - 2017 @ R4500/n if available.
Kwa Maritane 8 sleeper 21 to 28 dec R25 000


Golden Leopard Resorts = Manyane and Bakgatla
Far more affordable, so normally sold per 3 night weekend, in the region of R4500 - R6000. Same rate if you stay 2 nights.
Bakgatla chalet: 1B7 - 5/7 sleeper with 2 bathrooms iso 1 - double, 3 beds in loft, sleeper couch
Manyane chalet: 2B8 - 6/8 sleeper with 2 bathrooms iso 1 - double, twin, 2 beds in loft, sleeper couch
Other Manyane chalets: 1B6 - 4/6 sleeper with 1 sometimes 2 bathrooms - double, 2 beds in loft, sleeper couch
Kwa Maritane cabanas: 1B2/5 - 2/5 sleeper with 1 bathroom - double, 2 sleeper couches, double & single
Bakubung chalets: all 2B6 - 4/6 sleeper with 2 bathrooms - double, twin, 2x sleeper couches
All specials fully self catering - you just need to bring yourself and swimming towels.

Updated 20 Nov 2017, as below - For dates not listed below I can only give you the 4 sleepers only at Manyane or 5 sleepers at Bakgatla at brochure (rack) rates. Please note normal Resorts chalets have no sleeper couch, the 6 & 8 sleepers are all self catering timeshare units, as listed below. All 8 sleepers have an extra bathroom as well as the extra sleeper couch, but some 4/6 sleepers only have the extra couch.

2017 Timeshare specials - various rates as privately owned- all self catering with specs as above. No meals are included. We list available nights!
Just to compare, the Lodge Timeshares sell for: Kwa Maritane 5's @ R3 000/n, 6's at R4 500/n, and Bakubung @ R3 800/n (6's )

There are 2 kind of units - 1st the Resort units that are let out by the Resorts at ahigher rate - Manyane and Bakgatla. This Resort rate includes a buffet breakfast (2017 @ R140pp, 2018 @ R160pp)
Manyane only offers 2 sleeper studios with only a kettle and a small fridge, and 1Bed 4 sleepers (double bed & 2 singles in the loft) that is fully equipped.
Bakgatla only offers 1B 5 sleepers, fully equipped. There are no larger Resort units at either Resort. Resort units have only 1 bathroom, and the couch in the lounge is not a sleeper couch.
Their rates are on the Manyane & Bakgatla links below with all the other links, and you can also book it through me. I am including the rate here for the sake of disclosure, so you can compare apples with apples, and to save you the time, but the units offered on this page are fully self catering - No meals are included.

Then there are the privately owned Bakgatla & Manyane self catering timeshare units - rates can differ depending on the owners, who all either use it or sell it privately. All are attached to another unit except Manyane # 60. The Manyane units normally have an additional bathroom as well, except for 1/2 the 1B4/6 units, but not always en suite, and all have a double couch is a sleeper that is not meant for adults.
So the 1 bedroom units can sleep 6 is now a 1B4/6, as there are beds for 4 persons - 14 units. 7 Units have 1 bathroom - 52,53,55,56,57,58 & 59, and 7 Units have 2 bathrooms - 22,23,27,28,29,50, & 51.
In addition there are 12 x 2B6/8 units - they have an additional 2nd room with immovable twin beds, 6 on beds + the sleeper couch & all have a 2nd bathroom - #'s 21,24,25,26,30,36,42,43,48,49,54 & 60.
This is the only page on the web where you will find this information, so if you use it commecially have the decency to add a link to this page - legally the above is called my intellectual property.
All the Bakgatla units have an additional en suite bathroom, and is thus a 1B5/7 that can sleep 7 persons, 5 on beds. There are more space than in the Manyane units.

Modules (3n w/ends or 4n midweeks) are set; Fr - Su night & Mo - Th night - you have to pay for the module even if staying 1 night less. The owners sell you the full module, and all needs to be paid in full for confirmation. There are no refunds on cancellations, you have to sell it on if your plans change. In peak weeks it works the same as absolutely everywhere in the World - most owners will only sell you the full week. If you take part of a peak week, expect to pay a higher daily rate, as most definately the Resorts will already be booked out.
If your dates are for i.e. a Th & Fr night, these units will not work for you and you just need to book a Resort unit, same if you just want 1 night.
You also have to pay for the Park entrance, but staying at the Resorts or Lodges, you do get a concession - you only pay once for an up to a 7 day stay.

Modules Different Resort units   Resort rate 4 pax Self catering deals
Off peak weekends Manyane - 2B6/8 sleeper No 6/8 Resort units R 5 500 for 3 nights
Off peak midweeks Manyane - 2B6/8 sleeper No 6/8 Resort units R 6 000 for 4 nights
Off peak weekends Manyane - 1B4/6 sleeper R 2 950/n R 5 000 for 3 nights
Off peak midweeks Manyane - 1B4/6 sleeper R 2 810/n R 5 500 for 4 nights
Off peak weekends Bakgatla - 1B5/7 sleeper R 2 730/n R 5 000 for 3 nights
Off peak midweeks Bakgatla - 1B5/7 sleeper R 2 480/n R 5 000 for 4 nights
       
Set weeks that can not be changed. If booked & paid & you can't use, you can not move the dates.
Dates Different Resort units Unit number Resort rate 4 pax Self catering deals
 
Dec - in Fr 1- out Mo 4 Bakgatla - 1B5/7 sleeper Unit 23 on the fence R 2 480/n R 4 500 for 3 nights
Dec - in Mo 4- out Fr 8 Bakgatla - 1B5/7 sleeper Unit 23 on the fence R 2 480/n R 4 500 for 4 nights
Dec - in Fr 15- out Fr 22 # Manyane - 2B6/8 sleeper Unit 21 No 6/8 Resort unit
work on R3100+/n
R 14 000 for week, R2 500/n if split
(1 day option on 20/11)
Dec - in Fr 22- out Tu 26 Manyane - 1B4/6 sleeper Unit 27 R 3 100/n** R 8 000 for 4 nights
Dec - in Fr 29- out Tu 2 Jan Manyane - 1B4/6 sleeper Unit 27 R 3 100/n** R 9 000 for 4 nights
** - R 3290 /n is the peak Resort Rate for 4 pax with Breakfast incl (R140pp) - till 31 Dec 2017
Above Chalets are self catering & 2/3's have 2 bathrooms iso the standard 1 bathroom of the Resort Chalets - No meals are included.

Sun City Vacation Club Accommodation Specials 2017/8 -
Note that for Sun City Vacation Club, there are only full week modules on peak times, normally school holidays

Sun City Vacation Club: Please click on the link
2 bed, sleeps 6 (4 Adults, 2 children) You will need to book full module, a 3 n weekend or 4 night midweek


Pilanesberg Dawn to Dusk Safaris from Johannesburg, Pretoria, Pilanesberg and Sun City

Picture Gallery 2011 & after
Picture Gallery 2010
Picture Gallery 2009
Picture Gallery 2008
Picture Gallery 2007
Picture Gallery 2006
Picture Gallery 2005
Picture Gallery 2004


It's alphabetical - so save us both time.... and if not on here I will put it up!

Accommodation in the Park only: Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation in and around Sun City. Staying Friday or Saturday you have to pay for 2 nights min.

Accommodation Specials at Pilanesberg

Accommodation at Sun City Vacation Club

Airport at Pilanesberg

Animal studies in Pilanesberg

Bakgatla Resort

Bakubung Bush Lodge

Balloon Safaris: In Pilanesberg National Park -  R4 750pp - 1 hour, minimum 4 pax!

Binoculars needed

Bird list

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Buffalo in the Park

Camping - book direct at 014 555 1000, don't be surprised if you hold 15 minutes and then get cut off.

Cancellation Terms and Conditions

Commission offered to booking agents

Condition of the Veld

Dangers in Pilanesberg

Disclosures: About vehicles used for Pilanesberg and other

Directions - see map

Elephant Back safaris in Pilanesberg.

Entrance fee - see gate times

Etiquette in Game Parks like Pilanesberg for self drives

Friends of Pilanesberg Society - Volunteers helping to maintain the Park.

Gate Times for Pilanesberg National Park

Geology of Pilanesberg National Park

Highlights seen in Pilanesberg the last 2 years:
Don't expect something like this or the animals to stand next to the road waiting.  It's not a Zoo!

History of Pilanesberg National Park

Idiot Gallery - Stunts pulled in Pilanesberg National Park by the mentally challenged.  Other tour operators are welcome to contribute - I will give you recognition except if you don't want it!

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Kids on Safari. In Pilanesberg or other parks

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Manyane Resort

Map and directions to Pilanesberg

Other Parks near Pilanesberg

Other Tour Operators doing Pilanesberg

Packages to Lodges

Picture Gallery -  taken by us over the last 8 years in Pilanesberg.

Pilanesberg National Park vs Kruger National Park.

Reading - other re Pilanesberg.

Safety in Pilanesberg

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Testimonials from clients we have taken to Pilanesberg

Things to do in and around Pilanesberg

Transfers only to Pilanesberg and Sun City - one way: charged per vehicle:

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Veld Condition in the Park

Weather and Climate for Pilanesberg area

What can you hope to see in Pilanesberg?

When to go to Pilanesberg: best time etc


adventure travel africa
806 Unit 2, Mogwase, Pilanesberg, Office - Please mail only
PO Box 250 Sun City, 0316
- Updated Nov 2017
All Pilanesberg queries -  travelinafrica@gmail.com