When you speak about Pilanesberg the first image is wildlife and then Sun City Entertainment complex.

Towns surrounding the nature reserve and Sun City are well established and expanding as this is also a mining and farming region.

Platinum mines in the region sprang up with the discovery of gold and further prospecting led to the discovery of platinum which has been the main source of development to the region.

The Pilanesberg region is the world’s largest volcano complex with rare and unique rock formations and minerals.

The Pilanesberg Game Reserve was proclaimed in 1979 as an effort to preserve the region and wild life in the region. The reserve is in a unique position as it is in a transition zone between dense bushveld and the Kalahari Desert making for a diverse vegetation and wildlife.

Sun City has its existence to the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve which paints an idyllic natural picture of ruggedness and nature.

Towns close to the reserve are;






Rustenburg being the closest is an established town with all the amenities in place like schools, malls, industrial and commercial hubs.

Malls in the town which cater for tourists too are;

Waterfall Mall

Smaller malls which are suburb specific

Schools in the town are;

Fields Primary School

Grenville High School

Hoer Tegniese Skool Rustenburg

Hoerskool Grenswag

Laerskool Dawid Brink

The Pilansberg Nature Reserve is home to some of South Africa’s endangered wildlife like the White and Black rhino’s and certain cat species. For nature lovers the game reserve is the place to be and is conveniently located close to the major cities and airports in Gauteng.

Take a tour of the properties on offer in towns like Rustenburg via the Myroof website.

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