Tented Adventures at Pilanesberg Game Reserve & Pretoriuskop, Kruger National Park

Best-kept Secrets

Just three hours from Johannesburg lies the Pilanesberg, a magnificent Big Five game reserve, set in an extinct volcanic crater. It's home to an abundance of African wildlife in an unspoilt setting, and there are picnic spots dotted throughout the reserve with some wonderful hides where game can be viewed close-up and undisturbed.

Tented Adventures offers unforgettable safari experiences. Your camp hosts will greet you with a refreshing welcome drink and then show you to your comfortable safari tent, kitted out with real beds, crisp hotel-grade linen, fans for those hot summer nights and electric blankets if it gets a bit chilly. But before you settle in – your first game drive awaits!

Tick off close encounters with the Big Five on your list, plus a whole host of other interesting creatures with experienced safari guides on an open game viewing vehicle. Their extensive knowledge of the area will fascinate you, plus they will know where the animals like to hang out. 

Just three hours from Johannesburg lies the Pilanesberg, a magnificent Big Five game reserve, set in an extinct volcanic crater.

Once the sun has set and you’ve had your fill of fresh air and sweet nighttime bush scents, it's back to camp where the fires are crackling and your hosts have prepared a mouthwatering feast. Sip on a sundowner in the communal area and relax in the cool evening air, before sitting down under the stars to a delicious bush dinner. When the stories have been told and the fires are low, your comfortable “nest” in your safari tent awaits, and you’ll fall asleep to the tranquil sounds of the African wilderness all around you.

For those who want to travel further afield, Tented Adventures is also in the Kruger National Park. To find out more about packages and to book, go to www.tentedadventures.com. (Kids over 12 are allowed on games drives.)