Thirteen hundred million years ago, a cataclysmic volcano exploded in what is now known as Pilanesberg National Park, a malaria-free region situated just two and a half hour’s drive from Johannesburg. The result of the explosion? A crater and alkaline rings of mountains that bring a picturesque setting to unforgettable safaris that you can experience along with the “Big 5” and hundreds of bird species.

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