Pilanesberg exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as 'Bushveld'. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.
Springbok, Brown Hyena, the Red-eyed Bulbul, and Camelthorn trees usually found in arid areas are found cohabitating with moist-area-limited Impala, Black-eyed Bulbul and Cape Chestnut trees.The colourful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and all but the most unobservant visitor. Pre-sunrise and post-sunset drives are possible owing to gate opening/closure times.Geologically, the Pilanesberg area is world famous. Its structure, termed the 'Pilanesberg National Park Alkaline Ring Complex' was formed by volcanic eruptions some 1 200 million years ago. Apart from its unique size, shape and rock types, the volcanic origin and resultant weathering of the extinct crater has resulted in a variety of landscapes.
This provides some of the most spectacular scenery in Southern Africa. It also provides a wide range of habitats for game animals. Because of this, Pilanesberg National Park has the potential to carry a wider variety of game species than any other similar sized game reserve in Southern Africa.
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