Manyane Gate, Pilanesberg National Park, Mogwase, North West.
The Manyane Resort is situated on the edge of the Pilanesberg National Park. This game reserve is in the crater of a long extinct volcano formed by eruptions approximately 1300 million years ago, which is now home to a wide diversity of wild animals including the Big 5. Numerous Stone and Iron Age sites, scattered throughout the park offer proof of mans early habitation in the Pilanesberg.
The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld (as found in the Kruger Park) with an overlap of mammals, birds and vegetation from the various biomes in this transition zone. Animals such as springbok, hartebeest and brown hyena, normally found in arid areas, are here living side-by-side with the more moist-area residents, such as impala, giving a wide diversity of species for guests staying at Manyane to see. The topography too is stunningly beautiful, with hills, the high edge of the caldera, forested ravines, the bushveld and rolling grasslands.
Manyane Camp, in the Pilanesberg National Park is an approximate two hours drive from Johannesburg, with the resort about 10 minutes drive from the Sun City entrance. Manyane offers a variety of accommodation, 2 sleeper chalets with one bedroom, 4 sleeper Chalets with one bedroom and an upstairs loft room, alternatively in safari tents. There is also a caravan and camp site. There is a restaurant, swimming pool, playground for children and an interesting indigenous bird aviary. Guided game drives in the Pilanesberg National Park may be booked in advance or alternatively guests may drive themselves.