20 years ago, thousands of animals including the Big Five (Lion, Buffalo, Elephant, Rhino and Leopard) were relocated to this area to create Pilanesberg National Park. Because many of these species are not endemic to the area, the purists call it "just a big zoo". In fact, the 5 baby male elephants caused havoc when they were first brought in because they had no adult elephant to keep them in line. Since then, the park learned its lesson and has relocated entire families.
Although you can drive your own car through the park we opted for the guided tour in an open safari jeep which I highly recommend. Our ranger could spot animals from far away and very hidden. We never would have found them on our...Read More