Pilanesberg National Park

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Pilanesberg National Park

The Pilanesberg National Park, is located in the North West Province of South Africa and the Park borders the entertainment complex of Sun City/Lost city. The Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex is the park’s main geological feature.This vast circular geological feature is ancient even by geological standards as it is the crater of a long extinct volcano and the result of eruptions some 1,200 million years ago. It is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its type in the world.

The park has a rich array of southern African wildlife including the Big Five, the five most dangerous game animals in Africa(Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Elephant and Buffalo). Over 360 bird species were counted. The Park is Malaria free.

Sun City /Lost City has a luxury casino, resort (Valley of the waves)and entertainment complex . The Lost City, complete with the 'Shrine of the Sacred Monkey', ruins of old temples, ancient carvings, grottos - an illusion of some idyllic ancient civilisation rediscovered.

The main attraction at the Valley of Waves is the Roaring Lagoon – a 6,500 square metre wave pool with hydraulic mechanisms that generate waves of up to 1.8 metres every 90 seconds.