Our game drive stories from Pilanesberg National Park can be found here.

A Wild Week in the Pilanesberg

A wildebeest grazing with Mankwe Dam in the background. Courtesy of Christopher Clark So I’m back in the office after a wild week away in Pilanesberg on what I am lucky enough to call “work”. […]

By |October 14th, 2015|Game Drive Stories, Trip Reports|0 Comments

Elephant Gets Friendly With VW in Pilanesberg

There seems to be something about Pilanesberg. And there seems to be something about silver Volkswagens. […]

By |August 8th, 2014|Game Drive Stories, News, Stars of the Park|65 Comments

Dinner with Pilanesberg’s African Wild Dogs

It’s not the biggest nor the wildest park in the land, but there is something about Pilanesberg National Park.  Come rain or shine, winter or summer, something memorable – something surprising – always seems to happen. Without fail. Without exception. […]

By |May 12th, 2014|Game Drive Stories, Trip Reports|0 Comments

Spotting the Elusive Leopard in Pilanesberg

As a travel writer working across Southern and East Africa, I have been lucky enough to do a pretty exhaustive amount of safari over the years. My list includes African heavyweights such as the unique moon-like expanse of Etosha National Park in Namibia, the vast Kruger National Park in South Africa and the incredible Masai Mara in Kenya. […]

Amarula: South Africa’s Most Famous Elephant

Amarula is the biggest bull elephant in Pilanesberg National Park. He was transferred with a few others from Kruger National Park back in 1998. Amarula became famous across South Africa back in 2011 for being captured on camera flipping a tourist’s car in the park. John Somers described how his “life flashed before his eyes” as a highly aroused Amarula massaged himself against his car before flipping it over into the bushes. […]

By |October 3rd, 2013|Game Drive Stories, Stars of the Park|2 Comments