Golden Leopards: Bakgatla Resort

The Bakgatla Resort is situated on the edge of the Pilanesberg National Park. This game reserve is in the crater of an extinct volcano which was formed by eruptions approximately 1200 million years ago. Home now to a wide diversity of wild animals which includes the Big 5. There are a number of Stone and Iron Age sites scattered throughout the Pilanesberg park. These offer proof of man’s early existence in the Pilanesberg.

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve is in a region between the dry Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld (as found in the Kruger Park) biomes with an consequent overlap of mammals, birds and vegetation species from both, in this transition zone. Animals such as springbok, hartebeest and brown hyena, which prefer arid areas, are here, living side-by-side with those that prefer the more moist-area, animals such as impala, thus giving a great diversity of species for visitors to Bakgatla and the Pilanesberg Game Reserve to see.

The topography is really scenic, what with the high edge of the caldera’s concentric circular perimeter with forested ravines, bushveld and rolling grasslands. Bakgatla, in the Pilanesberg National Park is approximately a two and a half hours drive from Johannesburg on good roads, Bakgatla is about 40 minutes drive to the Sun City entrance. Bakgatla Camp offers a variety of accommodation, 5 bed chalets with one bedroom with double bed and an upstairs loft room with three single beds, alternatively 2 bed safari tents. There is also a caravan and camp site. There is a restaurant, swimming pool, playground for children. Guided game drives in the Pilanesberg National Park may be booked in advance or alternatively guests may drive themselves.


The thatched African styled chalets at Manyane Resort are luxurious, with one or two bedrooms including a lounge, fully equipped kitchen and in certain Chalets an upstairs loft bedroom.

Superb conference facilities are available at Manyane Resort, with personal service and attention to detail. Be it a small gathering or large affair our team of experts will assist you from the planning stages to executing a successful event.

Consisting of 33x 5 Bed Thatched African Style Chalets with the option of BB or D/BB. 5x Executive Safari Tents, 100x Caravan Sites (Electrified). 40x Campsites (Electrified) and 60x Campsites (Non Electrified). Bakgatla Resort has a swimming pool, children's playground, shop with curios and basic suppliers, walking trails and an onsite aviary are available for guests to enjoy, besides the never popular Game drives within the Pilanesberg National Park, where guests can view the “Big five’’. Bakgatla Resort offers tranquility and relaxation. Bakgatla Resort has 24hr generator support.



  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge
  • Fireplace
  • Covered patio
  • Mini bar fridge
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Mini Kitchenette
  • Central Ablutions Facilities
  • 5x Executive Tents
  • 40x Electrical
  • 60x Non Electrical