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At the foot of the Garamoga hill lies the Bakgatla Resort, a mere stones throw away from the Pilansbergs National Parks Bakgatla gate. The Resort consists of unique colonial-styled chalets and safari tents, complemented by rolling lawns and a well positioned olympic-size swimming pool.

Bakgatla offers relaxation and much more for the outdoor enthusiast, such as self or conducted game drives, bird watching and exciting excursions in and around the PilanesbergNational Park.


Chalets - The chalets have one double bed in main bedroom and three single beds in the loft with a kitchen and one bathroom. It offers air conditioning, a private patio and braai area and a central playground. Chalets sleep a maximum of 5 people.

Executive Safari Tents - The 5 executive safari tents are exclusive to Bakgatla Resort.

The tents are set on a wooden deck, with patio area looking onto the bush, fully electrified and has 2 x 3/4 beds, a sleeper couch, a small bar fridge and an exclusive bathroom area. The Safari Tent sleeps maximum 2 Adults plus 2 children under 12 years.

Please Note: A minimum stay of 2 nights is required over weekends. Bakgatla Resort does not offer self catering anymore, although accommodation is in self catering units.


Centrally located with the resort is a pool and playground.


  • Activities which can be booked at the resort include:
  • Hiking Trails - Departing early morning driving deep into the park with an experienced guide. Minimum 4 people. No Children under 12 years of age.
  • Game Drives - Departing sunrise, afternoon, sundowner and night drives.
  • Game Drive + Bush Braai - Takes you on an African adventure through 55000 hectares of the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve with an experienced game ranger. You are then transported to a boma where you will dine under the African sky.
  • Balloon Safaris

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Season2 Sleeper Chalet4 Sleeper Chalet5 Sleeper Chalet
Low Season(1 January - 20 April)R500per unitR980per unitR1200per unit
Mid Season(21 April - 30 September)R600per unitR1100per unitR1400per unit
High Season(1 October - 31 December)R1000per unitR1600per unitR2400per unit


Breakfast daily

Additional Information:

  • These rates exclude:
    All meals.
    Personal drinks.
    Telephone calls.

  • We would need a 50% deposit of rental to secure the booking. Long term rental rates negotiable. Please email for booking and banking details. There will be a security deposit required upon arrival which will be given back to you when you leave. Deposit will depend upon the amount of time spent at the house.

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