School holidays provide a perfect opportunity for a family getaway, and the Pilanesberg region, also known as “Place of the Rock”, is the ideal destination. Located at a convenient distance from bustling cosmopolitan areas like Johannesburg and Pretoria, it offers an excellent choice for quick weekend getaways or a longer visit, such as during the school holidays.
Formed over 1.2 billion years ago, the Pilanesberg is a captivating area that offers a blend of adventure, relaxation, and unforgettable moments. The region is home to awe-inspiring landscapes and prolific wildlife, including a variety of fantastic attractions suited to all ages.
When using The Kingdom Resort as a base to explore all the wonders that this magnificent region has to offer, consider adding these incredible activities to your holiday itinerary.
Family-friendly Game Drives
For optimal game viewing in the region, the dry winter months (May to September) are highly recommended. During this time, the sparse vegetation allows for easier animal spotting, and you could view many species gathering around the water sources while you and your family are exploring the stark ruggedness of the area. Leap Adventures based at The Kingdom Resort offers exciting game drives throughout the year, which are sure to give your family stories to talk about for many years to come.
One-of-a-kind Wildlife Experiences
To make your family holiday even more memorable, our beautiful Bush resort recently introduced the captivating Rare Game Experience, an immersive and interactive game drive showcasing some of the world’s rarest antelope – all in one place. Perfect for everyone in the family to enjoy, this extraordinary outing is available year-round and will most likely end up being the highlight of your family getaway.
Aim For Fun With Archery
Unleash your inner archer and put your skills to the test with the thrilling activity of archery. Suitable for all ages, archery is a fun and family-friendly outdoor activity that offers both exercise and fresh air. If your family is eager to give it a shot, visit the Leap Adventures Desk at The Kingdom Resort.
Relax At Body Bliss Day Spa
Treat yourself to some well-deserved “me-time” at the Body Bliss Day Spa. With a wide range of services, including heavenly massages, luxury facials, and even specialised packages for kiddies, the experienced day spa professionals will help you emerge from your pamper session with a renewed sense of well-being.
Finding activities that cater to everyone’s tastes can be challenging. However, Leap Adventures offers a diverse range of exhilarating options suitable for all. Enjoy the thrill of cycling through scenic paths, experience the adrenaline rush of the bungee catapult, or conquer new heights on the climbing wall.
On the other hand, some of these adrenalin-pumping activities can take you on sightseeing adventures; whether you explore the rugged terrain with guided quad biking or take to the skies on a hot air balloon, all these family-friendly activities promise an action-packed and memorable holiday experience.
A Twitcher’s Paradise
If you and your family are looking for a more relaxed, educational, and fascinating activity, birdwatching may just be the activity that elevates your quality time together. The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is home to over 300 bird species, which include the African spoonbill, Cape vulture, and Osprey (among others). Avid birdwatchers can enjoy birdwatching anytime during the year, but November to April is the prime time when migrant species are present. In conclusion, a holiday in the ancient volcanic crater, known as the Pilanesberg, can be a fascinating experience and an opportunity to create cherished memories with your family. But it’s the shared activities that truly enriches the experience, forging stronger bonds and creating moments that will be treasured for years to come.