See the Big Five just a few hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria in one of the country’s most popular wildlife areas – Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Set in an ancient volcanic crater, this well-stocked reserve has a dramatic landscape that supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds.
Pilanesberg is situated in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province, adjacent to Sun City – just 2 hours away from Johannesburg or Pretoria. An abundance of wild life proliferate in some 580km² of diverse and arresting bushveld terrain.
Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo – Africa’s Big Five.
The landscape was formed over a billion years ago, when overflowing magma shaped the area. The explosive turbulence spat up all sorts of interesting rock formations and rare minerals. Geology buffs will be interested to find red, white, green and Ledig foyaite, nepheline syenite, kimberlite, fluorite and uranium tuff.
Stay at Tambuti Lodge, a superb lodge situated right in the Black Rhino Reserve in Pilanesberg. There are just 5 suites here so never more than 10 guests, and that makes itself felt in the warm friendly hospitality and personal service that gets so many rave reviews from guests at this intimate lodge.
At Tambuti you can view all the Pilanesberg has to offer on morning and late afternoon game drives in an open 4 x4 game vehicle with an expert ranger. The outdoor showers are a winner and everyone loves the way that the rooms open up onto private decks that look out onto the surrounding bush.
What better way to relax and unwind on holiday, than with a sundowner in the middle of the African bush surrounded by the sounds of the wild? That’s the Tambuti way.
To view the wonders of the amazing wildlife that can only be found in South Africa, all you have to do is book your affordable airline ticket online with Kenya Airways.
If you happen to be someone who travels quite often and enjoys being comfortable, you’ll be happy to know that Kenya Airways have great new footrests in Business Class!
Travel Tips for those flying to South Africa for the first time :
Credit cards and debit cards are widely accepted in shops, hotels and restaurants, so there’s no need to carry large amounts of cash with you, unless travelling in rural areas.
OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the main air gateway into Southern Africa. From Johannesburg there are direct links to dozens of cities both worldwide and across the continent. A range of coach companies offer nationwide bus services. Tar roads in urban and rural areas are generally well maintained and you’ll find international car hire companies at all airports.
Book your affordable flight to South Africa today on the Kenya Airway website.