Wildlife & Bird-life
Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal occurring in Southern Africa.
It is also home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo – Africa’s Big 5.
A wide variety of rare and common species exist like the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention but a few.
Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Some are migrants, others permanent inhabitants; some eat carrion or live prey, others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.