Adjacent to Sun City is the beautiful Pilanesberg National
Park - one of the largest in South Africa and also a malaria
free zone. The park covers an area of 55 000-hectares and
its plains are rich and fertile as they were once part of
a now extinct volcanic crater. Majestic hills encircle the
park and a large central watering hole is ideal for game viewing.
The park is found in the transition zone of the Kalahari and
the Lowveld, and therefore both types of vegetation are found.
Pilanesberg National Park is home to all of the Big Five
and other large game including giraffe, hippo, zebra and crocodile-
as well as an extreme diversity of birdlife - over 300 species
have been recorded. A visit to the park is always rewarding
- guided excursions from Sun City can be taken, and due to
the parks' extended gate hours - both dusk and dawn game drives
can be enjoyed. In addition, guests can take their own vehicles
into the park and explore at their leisure using the excellent
network of maintained roads within the park. There are a number
of hides and picnic spots to stop and stretch your legs.