Pilanesberg Geology

 
Geologically, the 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. Ancient, even by geological time scales this extinct volcano is the most perfect example of an alkaline ring complex. There are only two other alkaline volcanoes in the world, in Russia and in Greenland. Neither are as clearly defined as Pilanesberg National Park. A number of rare (but not necessarily economically important) minerals occur in the Park. This National Park clearly rates high amongst the world's outstanding geological phenomena.
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What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

 

Information

  • Did You Know >

    There is an initiative underway to join Pilanesberg with Madikwe, creating a new superpark.
  • Owl Box Project >

    Sponsor your Owl today. All proceeds from the sale of these boxes go directly to the Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust. Read More
  • Wildlife Trust >

    The Pilanesberg Wildlife Trust has been established to provide a medium through which contributions can be made to further conservation. Read More
  • Transfers | Shuttles | pilanesberg.travel 2017 >

    Pilanesberg Airport Pilanesberg International Airport is located close to Sun City and the Pilanesberg National Park. Since the start of
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