Solo Travel in the Pilanesberg

The Pilanesberg is situated within the confines of an age-old volcano crater that dates back more than a billion years. The area features exceptional rock formations that are spread out across its terrain. The region’s moderate climate, which offers warm and sunny conditions throughout the year, including clear and sunny days during the winter season, makes it an ideal holiday destination.

Whether you’re a solo traveller searching for a quick weekend escape or a longer stay, the location’s convenience is undeniable, being just within a 3-hour drive away from Johannesburg and Pretoria. And, solo travellers looking to explore the region can also have peace of mind as the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is almost crime free. As long as you take normal precautions when visiting urban areas in the region, there is nothing to worry about.

Spectacular Wildlife Encounters

The Pilanesberg National Park is home to the majestic Big Five (elephant, lion, leopard, rhino, and buffalo) along with other African wildlife including the wild dog.

Besides these amazing animals, you can now also see some of the world’s rarest game animals at The Kingdom Resort’s recently launched Rare Game Experience. Here, you can view distinguished creatures up close in an immersive wildlife experience.

Whether you enjoy a Game Drive, Bush walks with experienced rangers, or cycling along the dirt roads, the Pilanesberg offers a wonderful experience.

Stunning Scenery

The Pilanesberg’s diverse habitats, including grasslands, woodlands, and rocky outcrops within an ancient volcanic crater, creates a picturesque backdrop for your solo adventures. As you explore the area, you’ll be treated to panoramic views, captivating sunrises, and sunsets that showcase nature’s beauty. The nature reserve also has several lookout points, providing strategic vantage points to observe wildlife in their natural habitat.

Where to stay

For solo travellers visiting the Pilanesberg, The Kingdom Resort is an excellent accommodation option located just 5 minutes away from Sun City.

The resort offers a range of rooms, but the Studio Villa with Patio is particularly suitable for people travelling solo. This luxury unit is partially self-catering and equipped with an open-plan kitchenette, ideal for preparing quick meals. And, the patio is the ideal spot to enjoy sundowners while soaking up the magnificence of the tranquil surroundings.

Nights out

Solo travelling doesn’t necessarily mean staying in all the time. If you’re looking for a night out in the Pilanesberg, there are several options available.

If you’re not in the mood to cook, The Kingdom Resort’s lovely poolside restaurant, Acacia Terrace Café, serves delicious food in a relaxed outdoor setting. Or, you can also “chill out jungle style” at the Jungle Bar and Lounge to enjoy your favourite drinks and order pizza from the restaurant to savour at the bar.  

Another fun option is to visit Sun City, where you can try your luck at the various games and enjoy the lively atmosphere. You can also explore the many spectacular events that Sun City is known for such as concerts, movies, shows, festivals, and more.

In conclusion, the Pilanesberg is a fantastic destination for solo travellers seeking a memorable vacation. With its remarkable landscapes, moderate climate, convenient location, and amazing wildlife adventures to enjoy – it’s no wonder this region is a firm favourite for people looking for a spontaneous getaway.