Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
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Welcome To Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge,Pilanesberg
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, kwamaritane, getaway lodge, Legacy Hotels, bush, african, wilderness, big game, adventure, wildlife, big 5 Construction on Kwa Maritane already commenced centuries ago. An ancient alkaline volcano fashioned the very hills that Kwa Maritane stands on today. Hence it's name, which literally means "Place of the Rock". From here, you can look out over the infinite plains adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park - an area rich in wildlife and hosting around 365 species of birds.

Perhaps it's these ideal natural surroundings that won us the "Best Game Lodge" Award at the 1998 and 2001 Conference & Exhibition Venue Awards. Or maybe it's just that we offer distinctive service in every way.

Accommodation
Let your every wish be pandered to - indulge yourself with a stay in any one of our 90 luxury rooms. Or cater for yourself - we have 25 equipped chalets and 28 cabanas.

 

All rooms have individual aircon, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DStv, direct dialling phone, electric shaving plugs, coffee/tea making machines and a hair dryer.

Room service from 07h00 to 22h00.

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Accommodation:Services & Amenities
accommodation, ecotourism, pilanesberg accommodation,accommodation pilanesberg,pilanesberg safaris,kwa maritane At Kwa Maritane you can get the sense of being far away from it all and yet be minutes away from civilisation.

 

Our shuttle service will transport you from the airport or to Sun City for a small charge in no time.

Other services are:
- Business centre - Table tennis
- Hide camera available on TV in bedroom - Volley ball
- Covered parking - Outdoor chess
- Babysitting & cots - Trampoline
- Children's playground - Bush putt
- Two bomas - Pool Table
- Two tennis courts - The Wildlife Centre
- Two swimming pools - Game drives
130m underground tunnel leading to The Hide provides for an intimate glimpse of the wild
Activities at Sun City:
Valley of the Waves Crocodile farm
Golf Aviary
Tennis Casino
Squash Golf
Horse riding Theatre and movies
Water Sports (skiing, abseiling, wetbikes) Clay pidgeon, quad bikes, archery, paintball
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pilanesberg species listWildlife: Since late 1979, thanks to Operation Genesis - the largest game translocation ever undertaken at the time, tourists have been able to take note of nature's alphabet - from aardvark to zebra. The park boasts healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo - Africa's "Big Five". A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile...

pilanesberg species list birdsBird-life: Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Some are migrants, others permanent inhabitants; some eat carrion or live prey, others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.There is a self-guided trail in the Walking Area at Manyane Complex in the east, which offers environmental education whilst enjoying game viewing and bird watching on foot. Also at Manyane is a walk-in aviary with over 80 species of indigenous birds.Read More


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Big 5 - The Lion

lion(Panthera leo) Most people will hope to see a lion or three while on safari in Africa. Luckily they are not quite as difficult to spot as the rhino or leopard. You have a good chance of seeing lion at most of the major game parks in southern and eastern Africa. Unlike most felines, lions are actually quite social and live in prides of up to 15 members. So, you can get the chance to watch the little ones play and interact with their bored looking mothers. There is nothing quite so chilling as hearing a lion roar in the night while you are camping but they are actually not prone to attacking humans unless you're unlucky and come across a man-eating lion.

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Big 5 - The Leopard

leopard(Panthera pardus) While leopards are more numerous than rhino in the Big 5 pantheon, they are sometimes just as difficult to spot while on safari in Africa. Leopards use trees as observation platforms and for protection, so you have to remember to look up to see this solitary, beautiful cat. Leopards are shy and nocturnal, quite modest for a cat that can climb, swim and live in a wider range of habitats than most other wild cats.

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Big 5 - The African Elephant

elephantThere are two distinct species of African elephant: African Forest Elephant (Loxodonta cyclotis) and the African Bush Elephant (Loxodonta africana).
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Big 5 - The Cape Buffalo

image(Syncerus caffer) When you spot the Cape Buffalo while on safari in Africa, you usually don't spot them alone. They tend to appear in very large (and intimidating) herds. Even when looking at them through binoculars from a distance, the males always seem to be staring right at you with intense dislike. Weighing in at over 700 kg's (1540 lb's) even lions don't dare take a chunk out of this beast. Cape Buffalo are said to have killed more big game hunters than any other animal in Africa. Hence they have earned their place in the Big 5.

Rhino

Big 5 - The African Rhino

imageIn Africa, there are two distinct species of rhinoceros; the Black Rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis) and the White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum). Both of these species have two upright horns on the snout.
Rhinos are large mammals (only second in size to the elephant), shortsighted, bad tempered but magnificent to look at. Unfortunately there aren't too many to look at these days due to poaching. Rhino horn, used for medicinal purposes, is much prized in the Middle East and the Far East where it is more valuable than gold.
There are two species of rhino in Africa, the Black rhino and the White rhino, both of which you can see while on safari. Black rhinos have suffered the most drastic reduction in population in the last 20 years.

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Business Hours

Mon – Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone UTC/GMT +2 hours

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How to get here

From Johannesburg/Pretoria take the N1 north towards Polokwane. Take the N4 Rustenburg split. A signboard indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91.

Where to stay

Pilanesberg offers a variety of affordable accommodation, like the self-catering Manyane, Bakgatla and Metswedi camps. The Tshukudu, KwaMaritane and Bakubung game lodges are also situated in the reserve.

Best time to visit

Summers can get hot, but visitors to Pilanesberg will enjoy the park all year round.

Around the area

Sun City, with its entertainment centre, golf course, water world and casino, is right next door.

Tours to do

Activities include game drives, either self-driven or guided, game walks and birding. Pilanesberg also operates balloon safaris.

Did You Know?

There is an initiative underway to join Pilanesberg with Madikwe, creating a new superpark.

Location

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is in the Bojanala Region of the North West Province, adjacent to Sun City.

Tariffs from 1 february 2012

Adults: R65,00
Children: R20,00
Pensioners: R20.00
Vehicles: R20.00
Bus (17-25 seater): R60.00
Bus (25-50 seater): R80.00
Bus (50+): R170.00

Gate Times

March & April
06h00 - 18h30
May - September
06h30 - 18h00
September & October
06h00 - 18h30
November - February
05h30 - 19h00

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