Nestled between the majestic Magaliesberg Mountains, home to leopards and Cape vultures, and traversed by the flowing Hekpoort River, Plumari Game Reserve is a captivating sanctuary situated amidst two of Gauteng’s most scenic regions: Hartebeespoort and Magaliesberg. This remarkable destination showcases a tapestry of natural wonders within its sprawling 6,200 hectares. From acacia-dotted bushveld and expansive grass plains to serene wetlands, rocky peaks, and enchanting poplar forests, the reserve encapsulates the rich biodiversity and distinct plant life that makes South Africa truly unique.
At Plumari Game Reserve, breathtaking landscapes unfold at every turn, offering panoramic vistas from numerous vantage points. The reserve’s diverse habitats serve as havens for a wide array of animal and bird species, with abundant game freely roaming in magnificent herds. Adding to its allure is the region’s magical climate, where endless sunshine bathes the land in a perpetual summer. It is truly a rare gem—an extraordinary haven where life unfolds at its unhurried rhythm, unveiling unforgettable moments at every step.
The captivating African bushveld unfolds in all its glory, teeming with an extraordinary array of flora and fauna. Within this remarkable expanse, more than 80 distinct mammal species and over 350 captivating bird species have made their home. Nature enthusiasts and wildlife lovers can anticipate thrilling encounters with a diverse range of creatures, including the elusive leopard, majestic white rhino, formidable buffalo, graceful hippopotamus, elegant giraffe, iconic zebra, waterbuck, wildebeest, hartebeest, warthog, bushpig, kudu, among others.
Bird enthusiasts will be enthralled by the considerable avian diversity that graces the reserve. Countless species of birds grace the skies, delighting observers with their vibrant colours, melodious calls, and graceful flight.
For optimal exploration of the Pilanesberg, it is recommended to plan your visit between mid-July and mid-October This particular time frame offers several advantages for wildlife enthusiasts. During the winter months, when vegetation is scarce and nutrition is limited, animals tend to extend their feeding periods, allowing for more opportunities to observe their natural behaviour. By visiting during this period, visitors can witness the fascinating dynamics of the animal kingdom as they dedicate more time to foraging and sustenance.
Engaging in thrilling outdoor activities extends far beyond game viewing from the comfort of a game drive vehicle at Plumari Game Reserve. The reserve offers a diverse range of exhilarating experiences for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Delve into the excitement of 4x4 trails, putting your skills to the test as you navigate the rugged terrain. For those seeking a different kind of thrill, indulge in target and clay pigeon shooting, honing your aim and precision.
Adding to the allure of the reserve, plans are underway to establish a world-class equestrian centre complete with paddocks and stabling, offering a captivating equestrian experience.
For a more intimate encounter with the wilderness, embark on a guided bush walk led by experienced rangers. Traverse the diverse terrains of the reserve on foot, connecting with nature on a deeper level. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to identify animal tracks, examine intriguing insect life, spot a variety of birds, and discover the medicinal and indigenous plants that thrive in the area. This immersive experience offers a genuine perspective on the rich fauna and flora that call this beautiful region their home.
Blending contemporary comforts with a touch of historic allure, the exquisite African Hills Safari Lodge & Spa is a distinguished four-star establishment. With a capacity to accommodate up to 48 individual guests or 96 guests sharing, the lodge offers a range of enchanting accommodation choices. Discerning visitors can select from an array of inviting options, including standard rooms, deluxe rooms, garden cottages, and garden suites. Each lodging option promises a delightful stay, combining modern amenities with a sense of timeless charm.