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Pilanesberg National Park
Sun City Vacation Club Accommodation 2017

Availability updated 27 Oct 2017 - To enquire mail travelinafrica@gmail.com
Rates for a 3 night weekend or 4 night midweek, you have to pay for the full module even if just staying 1 night.
Full payment required for these rates - book, pay, get confirmed & it's done and dusted! Add 1,5 % for cash deposits, or R150 for overseas transfers in ZAR.
All phase 1, all refurbished in 2014 luxury as below. I CAN NOT HELP WITH PHASE 2.
Peak modules are normally for a full week (7 nights)

3B8 sleepers are booked out on most weekends already, but are still available for most flexi midweeks at R12 500 - R16 000.
You can procrastinate all you want, but please note that when the units are booked out I can't do miracles. I would love to chase shadows for you, but I really only have the time to help you with what is possible and available. I can get a hold on a unit for maximum 8 hours. I need R1000 non refundable deposit during that time. And non refundable means just that. When I get the POP (proof of payment), I will send you the invoice with a verifiable Sun International reservation number booked under my name in the next 8 hours, and I need full payment 72 hours after sent. If you don't pay me on time, I will give you a 24 hour final notice. Then I will simply sell the unit to someone else - and you will lose your deposit. Your confirmation normally also takes 72 hours, but can take up to a week.

2B6 = Two Bedroom Units Sleeps 6 People
Each two bedroom unit consists of:
1st bedroom – 1 x king bed
2nd bedroom – 2 x twin beds
2 x sleeper couches in the lounge
(sleeper couches recommended for children only)
2 bathrooms
3B8 = Three Bedroom Units Sleeps 8 People
Each three bedroom unit consists of:
1st bedroom – 1 x king bed
2nd bedroom – 2 x twin beds
3rd bedroom – 2 x twin beds
2 x sleeper couches in the lounge
(sleeper couches recommended for children only)
2 bathrooms

Below is my availability, all phase 1
27 Oct 2017 - This is all I have right now.

All provinces have the same school holidays, all peak: 7 Dec on
In addition the Nedbank Golf Challenge week 7 - 14 Nov is also peak

Specials Units Unit number Normal rate Self catering deals
Dec - in Fr 29 - out Fr 5 Jan Sun City - 2B4/6 sleeper Ground, 1 unit R 35 000 R 32 000 for 7 nights/unit

 





Your options are to either pay up, or to just stay at Manyane Resort 20 km from Sun City & pay a daily entrance. You are welcome to contact me for your needs, preferably by mail.



What is included

  • Free access to the Valley of the Waves - closed 19 May – 27 June 2014
  • 24 hour shuttle bus to and from the Welcome Centre
  • Free entrance to the Sun City Resort
  • DSTV
  • 24 hour check in
  • Three swimming poools
  • Three jungle gym areas
  • Daily housekeeping, but take your own dishwashing liquid
    Parking



27 Oct 2017 - As this is all I have right now, I am adding Pilanesberg area lodge and Resort units as well;

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
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
For balance of 2017 and 2018 I have the following


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 27 Oct 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 - all self catering with specs as above. 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 )
Resort units have only 1 bathroom, Bakgatla & Manyane self catering timeshare units have 2 + an additional double sleeped couch
These are set modules Fr - Su night & Mo - Th night - you have to pay for the module even if staying 1 night less.
For peak rates add roughly 10% to the nightly weekend rate. All to be paid in full for confirmation.
With Manyane and Bakgatla the Resort rate includes a buffet breakfast (R140pp)
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 will need to sell it yourself.
With Manyane and Bakgatla the Resort rate includes a buffet breakfast (R140pp), all other units strictly self catering
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
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 Fr 5 Jan Manyane - 1B4/6 sleeper Unit 27 R 3 100/n** R 14 000 for week or split 9 k 1st 4 n, 6 k last 3 n
** - R 3 100/n is the peak Resort Rate for 4 pax with Breakfast incl (R140pp) -
Above Chalets are self catering & have 2 bathrooms iso the standard 1 bathroom of the Resort Chalets


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


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