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  • Guest Rating: (153)
  • TGCSA Grading: TGCSA 3 Star
  • Accommodation Type: Holiday Resort and Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Sleeps: 1375
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM Check-out: 10:00 AM
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Bakgatla Resort offers colonial styled chalets and 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 natures 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.

Nestled at the foot of Garamoga Hill, Bakgatla Resort is for travellers seeking a great getaway in the wild minus the need to rough it out. This Golden Leopard Resorts property offers a wide variety of accommodation options, from chalets to campsites, plus a swimming pool and conference facilities.

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.

Entry Fee into Pilanesberg Game Reserve:
If you are looking to take your private vehicle into the park to do your own game drives, the fees at the gate of entry, are as follows:

Per person and per vehicle per day:
Adults: R80 (SA citizens should produce ID to substantiate citizenship)
Adults International Guests: R110
Children (6-12 years): R30
Pensioners (SA only): R40
Vehicles (Sedan/LDV/SUV): R40

Gate Times
March and April: 06h00 to 18h30
May to September: 06h30 to 18h00
September and October: 06h00 to 18h30
November to February: 05h30 to 19h00

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 caravans

Our accommodation in Pilanesberg does not crowd you with unnecessary frills, especially since youll 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
- Restaurant
- Adventure tours and outdoor activities
- Childrens 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.

Haven for the adventurous:
The property’s location offers a lot of exciting activities for the outdoor enthusiast. It’s perfect for great adventures like bird-watching, excursions, and game drives. Those who are looking to commune with nature will not be disappointed since the reserve is enveloped in sub-tropical woodlands and vast grasslands. Guests who are interested in the region’s flora and fauna will surely delight in the diverse species of vegetation and wildlife that can be found here. If you would like to explore more, the resort has access to Thabayadiotso and Mankwe Dam.

Area Info:

Set at the foot of Garamoga Hill, Bakgatla Resort lets you discover your way back to natures 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 Resorts 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.

Health and Climate:
Bakgatla Resort, making out as part of the Pilanesberg National Park, is a non malaria area.

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.
Game Drives - 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.
Balloon Safaris
Bush Braai
Bush Breakfast

Guests staying in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve are invited to join any of these unique and extraordinary Day Tours in Pilanesberg.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation 6 weeks or more prior to arrival date will be liable to administration handling fee of 25%.
Cancellation 4 weeks prior to arrival will be subjected to a 50% cancellation fee.
Cancellation 2 weeks prior to arrival will be subjected to 100% cancellation fee.
Facilities & Services available:
Children under 12 years
Conference facilities
Team Building
Self-Braai / Barbecue
Cots available
Curio Shop
Hiking / Walking Trails
Swimming Pool

Bakgatla Resort is a Holiday Resort and Game Lodge in Pilanesberg North West South Africa

Directions from Fourways, Sandton via Lanseria Airport
From Sandton travel north along William Nicol Drive to the four-way intersection with Witkoppen Road
Turn left into Witkoppen Road towards Lanseria/Roodepoort.
Turn right at the intersection with Hans Strijdom Extension on the road towards Broederstroom and Lanseria R512
Cross the bridge over the R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway, pass the Lanseria turnoff and continue straight.
At the T-junction take the turn left on the R512 to Magaliesberg/Brits
Continue on this road until you see the Sun City sign board on your left.
Turn right onto the R512 to Brits and cross the bridge over Hartebeespoort Dam.
At the next T-junction turn right on the R512 to Brits. Follow the directional signs.
At the 4-way stop turn left to Rustenburg/Sun City.
At the signpost R27 Rustenburg/Brits turn right.
On the bridge turn left towards Rustenburg.
Continue to the slipway on the left, take slipway and continue on the N4 highway.
Now look out for the next turnoff to Sun City, Bapong and Majakaneng R556.
At the top of the off ramp turn right to Sun City/Bapong.
At the fourth 4-way stop turn right on the R510 (25km) to Mogwase.
Turn left at the sign posted Pilanesberg National Park.
Pass the Manyane Gate and go straight through till you reach the T-junction.
Turn left and follow the road until you reach the Bakgatla gate.
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Children Policy

Children of all ages welcome.
Children from 12 years sharing with adults will be charged full rate.
Children 3 - 6 years stay at no charge and pay R85 for breakfast only and R195 for breakfast and dinner.

Rooms and Units Available at Bakgatla Resort

Consisting of 33 x 5 Bed Thatched African Style Chalets with the option of BB or D/BB. 5 x Executive Safari Tents, 100 x Caravan Sites (Electrified). 40 x Campsites (Electrified) and 60 x Campsites (Non Electrified). Bakgatla Resort has a swimming pool, children’s playground, shop with curios and basic suppliers, walking trails and an onsite aviary are available for guests to enjoy, besides the never popular Game drives within the Pilanesberg National Park, where guests can view the “Big five’’. Bakgatla Resort offers tranquility and relaxation. Bakgatla Resort has 24hr generator support.

Maximum of 5 people in the room
3 single beds up in the Loft
1 Double Bed in the Main Bedroom

- Maximum of 2 people in the tent
- 2 beds
- Sleeping couch

- Tents are not provided. Guests have to bring their own.

- Tents are not provided. Guests have to bring their own.

- Tents or caravans are not provided. Guests have to bring their own.

5 Sleeper Chalet - incl. breakfast (Excl. Peak Season Rates)
One double bed in main bedroom and three single beds in the loft, kitchen and bathroom.
Amount of similar units: 33
Sleeps 5 Adults

5 Sleeper Chalet - incl. dinner and breakfast (Excl. Peak Season Rates)
One double bed in main bedroom and three single beds in the loft, kitchen and bathroom.
Amount of similar units: 33
Sleeps 5 Adults

Electrified Camping Site
Please supply own tent.
Amount of similar units: 40
Sleeps 6 Adults

Electrified Caravan Site
Please supply own caravan. Caravans not allowed on camping sites, only on caravan sites.
Amount of similar units: 100
Sleeps 6 Adults

Executive Safari Tent - incl. breakfast (Excl. Peak Season Rates)
Set on a wooden deck, with patio area looking onto the bush. Small bar fridge. Big enough for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Executive Safari Tent - incl. dinner breakfast (Excl. Peak Season Rates)
Set on a wooden deck, with patio area looking onto the bush. Small bar fridge. Big enough for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years.
Amount of similar units: 10
Sleeps 2 Adults

Non Electrified Camping Site
Please supply own tent. No electricity available for the non electrified campsites.
Amount of similar units: 60
Sleeps 6 Adults

Latest Reviews
The staff are terrific - very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
The ablution blocks were kept clean and well maitained
The camping site was OK but needed to have the rubbish bins emptied and the bits and pieces of rubbish lying around, picked up (to do this might take 2 people a maximum of a day)
The shop is poor - poorly stocked and selling wet firewood?
But nevertheless we will most definitely be back!

Brian Crail May 2018
All super, as always. Staff tremendous and so helpful when my sister got locked in the game reserve. They couldn't get her out but did everything possible to try. We'll definitely be back. Thx
Melanie Carlson Feb 2018
Chalets are nice, camp is clean andorderly. facilities are good.
Greig Baines Jan 2017
Very convenient to the game park, staff were attentive. Needs a bit of updating and staff need training in the restaurant. But very good value for the price point.
Steven murphy Jan 2017
The chalets are comfortable, the staff are extremely helpful and the facilities are more than adequate
Steven Friedman Oct 2016
*Indicative pricing, pricing will be confirmed on booking