Golden Leopard Resorts in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is owner-manager of Manyane Resort and Bakgatla Resort. Both offers lodge accommodation, conference centres, restaurants and swimming pools.
By offering more than just plain accommodation in a malaria-free zone, Golden Leopard Resorts in Pilanesberg gives guests the opportunity for a one-of-a-kind vacation set in one of the biggest game reserves of South Africa. Established in 1992, the resort chain’s two main properties the 3-star Manyane and Bakgatla Resorts not only make different kinds of lodging available to suit the needs and budgets of different travellers. Each property also features a selection of facilities and services to ensure that outdoor enthusiasts enjoy their holiday, whether they’re venturing out in the wild or relaxing afterwards.
Pilanesberg Game Reserve is situated on the eroded remains of an extinct alkaline volcanic crater - one of only three in the world.
A variety of Wildlife is found and the wide diversity of eco-types makes a beautiful home for more than 35 species of large mammals, the sought-after “Big Five” and more than 300 bird species.
Accommodation within Pilanesberg National Park
Manyane Resort is nestled at the Gateway to the Pilanesberg. Set in unspoilt natural surroundings are thatched African-style chalets studded in a tapestry of indigenous flora - a mere one and a half hours to two hours drive from the hustle and bustle of Gauteng.
Self-catering chalets have en-suite bathrooms, air-conditioning, centrally situated pool and playground. All chalets have a private patio and braai area. Chalets consist of four bed permutations. Meals are offered at the restaurant.
The 2 bed studio chalets are all without a kitchen. Chalets consist of two single beds with bathroom. Small fridge with kettle, cups and glasses all available for 2 adults. Crockery and cutlery required if you want to self-cater. Maximum 2 persons per chalet.
Safari Tents consists of 2 single beds only. Communal ablution is available when staying in the safari tents. Maximum 2 persons per tent.
At the foot of the Garamoga hill lies the Bakgatla Resort which consists of unique colonial-styled chalets complemented by rolling lawns and a well positioned olympic-size swimming pool.
Self-contained chalets have one bathroom, air conditioning, a private patio and braai area and a central playground. Chalets sleep a maximum of 5 people.
Executive Safari Tents are equipped with twin/double beds and can accommodate only 2 persons.
All prices are quoted depending on the amount of persons per chalet/tent.
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Pilanesberg Travel Information
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
March and April: 06h00 to 18h30
May to September: 06h30 to 18h00
September and October: 06h00 to 18h30
November to February: 05h30 to 19h00
Golden Leopard 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.
Activities which can be booked at the resorts include:
- Hiking Trails - Departing early morning driving deep into the park with an experienced guide. Minimum 4 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
By road Pilanesberg Game Reserve is situated 60 kms from Rustenburg on the Thabazimbi road R510.
From Johannesburg or Pretoria follow the signs to Sun City.
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.