offers colonial styled chalets & rolling lawns in the natural malaria free surroundings of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve
- with viewing of the Big Five.
Situated on the rich grounds of the national park, Bakgatla Resort
in Pilanesberg promises a once-in-a-lifetime experience the thrill-seeker in you must not miss. Our property presents a unique hideaway where you can get lost in nature’s spectacular beauty. We will take you as close to the wild as you can get, where you can enjoy leisurely pursuits, like trekking, swimming, and bird-watching.
Moreover, travellers who long for more than just a breathing space will certainly find an exclusive haven in this resort. Here, you can set up camp and relish a grand expedition filled with exploration, fun, and enlightenment. Or stay in any of the accommodation bedecked with simple yet tasteful interiors, allowing guests to do nothing else but wallow in the soothing ambience of each one.
Offering a blend of exciting endeavours and relaxing features, Bakgatla Resort
truly gives greater meaning to holidays in this marvellous destination.
At the foot of the Garamoga hill lies the Bakgatla Resort
which consists of unique colonial-styled chalets and safari tents, complemented by rolling lawns and a well positioned olympic-size swimming pool. Bakgatla Resort
offers relaxation and much more for the outdoor enthusiast, such as self or conducted game drives, bird watching and exciting excursions in and around the Pilanesberg National Park.
Superb conference facilities are available with personal service and attention to detail.
This "jewel" is found in the rural Saulspoort area, a mere stones throw away from the Bakgatla gate.
Bakgatla Resort and Manyane Resort
are sister lodges belonging to the same Group.Accommodation at Bakgatla Resort:
Our accommodation in Pilanesberg presents a truly unique retreat amid a verdant landscape. Here, guests are welcomed into charming safari tents and camp sites that match the tropical atmosphere. We also have Colonial-style chalets that are furnished with a private patio from which to see revitalising views.
Common amenities are:
- Bathroom – for each lodging type
- Centrally-situated ablution areas – for camps and caravansCHALET 5 SLEEPER
• Maximum of 5 people in the room
• 3 single beds up in the Loft
• 1 Double Bed in the Main BedroomEXECUTIVE SAFARI TENT
• Maximum of 3 people in the tent
• 2 beds
• Sleeping couchCAMP SITES (ELECTRIFIED)
• Tents are not provided. Guests have to bring their own.CAMP SITES (NON-ELECTRIFIED)
• Tents are not provided. Guests have to bring their own.CARAVANS (ELECTRIFIED)
• Tents or caravans are not provided. Guests have to bring their own.
Our accommodation in Pilanesberg does not crowd you with unnecessary frills, especially since you’ll be out and about enjoying the outdoor experiences we offer.Please Note
A minimum stay of 2 nights is required over weekends.
Bakgatla Resort does not offer self catering anymore, although accommodation is in self catering units. You can book on bed and breakfast and self cater for lunch and dinner.
As one of the best game reserves in Pilanesberg, Bakgatla Resort is regarded as a notable conquest by many holidaymakers. With its extraordinary location in a national park coupled with facilities that invite you to play, indulge, and explore, all you need to do here is to enjoy a holiday filled with pleasure.Facilities at Bakgatla Resort:
- Swimming pool
- Adventure tours and outdoor activities
- Children’s playground
- Conference facilities
- Ablution facilities
- On-site superette
- Self-braai (barbecue area)
Aside from providing guests with the best facilities in Pilanesberg, Bakgatla Resort also gives excellent service courtesy of our efficient and amiable staff.
Bakgatla Gate – Pilanesberg National Park
North West Province, Pilanesberg
Set at the foot of Garamoga Hill, Bakgatla Resort lets you discover your way back to nature’s embrace. This property lies in a natural reserve that is home to diverse species of birds, mammals, and vegetation. Visitors will surely be delighted with the colourful surroundings defined by rolling grasslands, sub-tropical woodland, and forested ravines.
Bakgatla Resort’s location also provides convenient access to some sites that will certainly leave you spellbound. Among these are:
Thabayadiotso – also known as the Proud Mountain
Mankwe Dam – the large central lake in the park
Bakgatla Resort is approximately 175 km from Johannesburg, 135 km from Pretoria, and 20 km from Sun City.
Facilities & Services:
- Children under 12 years
- Conference facilities
- Team Building
- Self-Braai / Barbecue
- Dining room
- Cots available
- Curio Shop
- Parking (open and off-street)
- Swimming Pool
Bakgatla Resort Activities:
Activities at Bakgatla Resort which can be booked on arrival or in advance, include:
Hiking Trails - Departing early morning driving deep into the park with an experienced guide. Minimum 6 people. No Children under 12 years of age.
- Departing sunrise and afternoon drives.
Game Drive + Bush Braai - Takes you on an African adventure through 55000 hectares of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve with an experienced game ranger. You are then transported to a boma where you will dine under the African sky, surrounded by the sound of the bush.
Guests staying in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve are invited to join any of these unique and extraordinary Day Tours in Pilanesberg
Bakgatla Resort Map:
Health & Climate:
Bakgatla Resort, making out as part of the Pilanesberg National Park, is a non malaria area.
Bakgatla Resort Guest Reviews
Average Guest Rating:
out of 5
based on 148
reviews. - View all Guest Reviews
Our stay at Bakgatla was just great---chalet was perfect and staff were so friendly and very efficient. Breakfast and dinner were much more than expected, food very well presented and plenty . We cannot complain about anything, even the weather was perfect. Thank you Bakgatla for a wonderful stay!!
Rating: Reviewed by A S Benjamin over a year ago
Although a short stay it was remarkable. Everything went good with the great service engagement and we really enjoyed our stay there. The accommodation was great and we can recommend it, but it has space for improvements
Rating: Reviewed by Roland Schmidli over a year ago
After many years we visited Pilanesberg and Bakgatla Resort. I was so happy to be there and we enjoyed every minute. The accomodation was very good and really recommendable. Pilanesberg was not like this in my mind and if I think of Krueger, I must say that it has a nicer Landscape and more beautiful Dams and hides.The gameviewing was superb. For sure, we will return soon again. Many regards Fritz and Gisela Spaeth, Mabalingwe and our impressed guest Jonas from Switzerland.
Rating: Reviewed by Spaeth Fritz over a year ago
I always enjoy the stay in Bakgatla. We go there at least once a year.
Rating: Reviewed by Katrin Fitza over a year ago
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