- Easy to open on any device
- Practical, user-friendly scale
- Users can make digital notes on the PDF
- All public roads in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve
- Road distances and route names in the reserve
- Hides, Waterholes, Dams, Toilets, Restaurants, Picnic sites and more
- Extensive travel information including safari tips and emergency contact information
- Distances to the reserve including a description of how to get to the Pilanesberg from JHB
- Fuel points outside the reserve
- Access roads and gates into the reserve from the surrounding areas.
- Accommodation details within the reserve including in the Black Rhino Game Reserve
- A species list of mammals, birds and reptiles.
Please Note: This PDF versions are not printable.
The creation of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve was essentially a socio-economic development project – an innovative idea to introduce and promote eco-tourism within the old Apartheid Bophuthatswana homeland during the late 1970’s. Through a combination of landscape design, environmental / ecological design, engineering and conservation efforts the land was transformed from farmland back to a more ‘pristine’ wilderness state. During this process local Tswana-speaking people were relocated to neighbouring areas and most buildings or traces of human activity were removed. The introduction of over 7000 animals to this newly established reserve was named Operation Genesis and was, at the time, the largest translocation of game ever undertaken in the world. The park now has around 10 000 animals roaming freely within the 570sqkm that constitute the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
Located in a collapsed volcano, the reserve is close to Johannesberg and Pretoria making it a well positioned malaria-free Big 5 safari destination. With over 200km of road and an abundance of permanent waterholes and dams, the reserve offers ample opportunity for quiet game viewing away from visiting crowds. Falling within a transition zone, the vegetation within the reserve ranges from savannah to bushveld woodlands and is particularly rich, allowing for a high density and wide range of game. In this sense, despite the Pilanesberg’s relatively small size in comparison with the Kruger National Park (the other popular safari destination from JHB), the reserve is highly regarded in terms of game-viewing.
Visitors to the reserve have a wide range of accommodation options, from camping at the Manyane and Bakgatla resorts to the lodges of Ivory Tree, Bakubung, Kwa-Maritane and Tshukudu. Other options in the area include Sun City and the Black Rhino Reserve, located along the North West corner of the park.
Our Pilanesberg PDF map is packed with useful information and is a great planning tool to have before your visit, as much as it is useful in the reserve itself. The PDF format offers a simple, affordable, digital and downloadable option to paper maps, and has been created so as to be of maximum help to any visitor to this very special South African game reserve.