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North West Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend
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North West Tented Camps Perfect for a Glamping Weekend

North West tented camps are perfect escape plans for stress-strapped city dwellers of Pretoria and Johannesburg. The North West province, like Gauteng, is completely landlocked. It is defined by the Magaliesberg Mountains north east of the province, and its...
12 Secrets of the Pilanesberg National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow
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12 Secrets of the Pilanesberg National Park that will Have You Visiting, Tomorrow

The Pilanesberg National Park is not Kruger. It doesn’t pretend to be. It’s a lot smaller, for one. But therein lies its attraction. Because instead of driving for hours along vast stretches of sand road without a sighting, the Pilanesberg’s generous grassl...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in the North West Province
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in the North West Province

Whether it is renamed Bokone Bophirima or not will do little to change the muddied perception amongst travellers that North West has little more to offer than Sun City and the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve. Also known as the platinum province, for its producti...
Top Ten Natural Attractions in Gauteng
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Top Ten Natural Attractions in Gauteng

Completely landlocked Gauteng may be the smallest of all the provinces, but it delivers a hefty punch of vibrant city life in the form of its dominant city, Johannesburg - the country's economic powerhouse - and its quieter country cousin, the jacaranda-lined ...
10 Best Places to See Elephants in South Africa
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10 Best Places to See Elephants in South Africa

The African elephant, the world's largest terrestrial animal, is under threat... Scientists revealed in 2013 that we have overestimated the number of elephants that remain in the wild; that we lost 62 percent of African forest elephants between 2002 and 201...
5 Rocking Mountain Ranges
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5 Rocking Mountain Ranges

The South African landscape is magnificent, there is no doubt. This beauty is made up of coastal stretches, dense forests, lush valleys and arid desert. Another major natural feature that really adds to the complexity and splendour are the many imposing mounta...
Pilanesberg Reserve – A holiday in the crater of a once active volcano …
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Pilanesberg Reserve – A holiday in the crater of a once active volcano …

When a friend of mine suggested that our next holiday in South Africa should be in the crater of a once active volcano, I wasn't sure it was a good idea. I've seen way too many disaster movies to not know that people say “it’s been inactive for millennia” abou...
Tshukudu Bush Lodge – a perfectly indulgent bush getaway
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Tshukudu Bush Lodge – a perfectly indulgent bush getaway

Imagine lying back in a soothing bubble bath with a sweeping view of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, where over 80 species of animal roam the savannah. Imagine no more. Built high on a rocky outcrop, Tshukudu Bush Lodge has been designed to offer y...
Winner 2 Night Getaway to the Big 5 Pilanesberg Park
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Winner 2 Night Getaway to the Big 5 Pilanesberg Park

CONGRATULATIONS to Brett Lee of South Africa who has won a 2-night getaway to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the malaria-free, Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park, in the North West Province of South Africa, sponsored by South African Golfing & Safari Tours. The p...
Win a 2 Night Getaway to the Big 5 Pilanesberg Park (closed)
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Win a 2 Night Getaway to the Big 5 Pilanesberg Park (closed)

WIN a 2-night getaway to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge in the malaria-free, Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park, in the North West Province of South Africa. The 4 star, family-friendly Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is situated approximately 2 hours drive from OR Tambo Interna...
Zebra in Pilanesberg National Park Photo
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Zebra in Pilanesberg National Park Photo

These Zebra were photographed in the Pilanesberg National Park on a recent trip to Tshukudu Lodge. Did you know - Zebras are constantly wary of lions and hyenas. If a Zebra is attacked, its family will come to its defense, circling the wounded zebra and attemp...
The Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park
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The Big 5 Pilanesberg National Park

The almost perfectly circular Pilanesberg national park, due to its lying literally in the void of a 1200 million year old volcano crater, lies 150 kilometres north west of Gauteng, virtually on the border of Sun City - one of the biggest draw cards to the are...
Lesser Striped Swallow Photo
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Lesser Striped Swallow Photo

This photograph of a Lesser Striped Swallow was taken in the Pilanesberg Park. According to the Wikipedia entry for this bird, the Lesser Swallow is 15-10 cm long, has dark blue upperparts with a red rump and a rufous-chestnut crown, nape and sides of the head...