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Edeni Private Game Reserve

Edeni Game Reserve

The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Pilanesberg National Park - a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago.

The park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

One of the largest volcanic complexes

Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature.

The area is fringed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills - the formation rises from the surrounding plains like a bubble. Ancient, even by geological time scales, this extinct volcano is the most perfect example of an alkaline ring complex. A number of rare (but not necessarily economically important) minerals occur in the park. Pilanesberg National Park rates high amongst the world's outstanding geological phenomena.

Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually found in arid areas, are found cohabitation with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.

The colourful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and visitors.

The very topography makes the area a feast for the eye. Here are syenite koppies, thickly forested ravines, typical bushveld and also rolling grasslands and lightly wooded areas. The Park ranks among the largest of the game reserves in South Africaand covers an area of 55000 hectare.

The creation of the Pilanesberg National Park is considered one of the most ambitious programmes of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world. The Operation Genesis, which involved the game-fencing of the reserve and the reintroduction of long-vanished species, began during the late 70's.

Game Lodges in the Pilanesberg Area

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Game Lodges in the Pilanesberg

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Today, Pilanesberg National Park accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa. Also home to the Big Five.

 

Black Rhino Game Lodge - Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Game Lodge    from: ZAR 2900
Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set amongst the trees of an old Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater that today comprises one of South Africa’s most exciting Big 5 eco-tourism destinations, the greater... [More]
Ivory Tree Lodge - Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Game Lodge    from: ZAR 2485
Ivory Tree Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate.

The Pilanesberg National Park is characterised... [More]

Tshukudu - Pilanesberg
Game Lodge    from: ZAR 4113
Tshukudu Tree House

Built on a hilltop, the newly refurbished, luxurious Tshukudu Bush Lodge offers sweeping views of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Offering only six luxury cottages, attention to detail and personalised service is guaranteed.... [More]