Pilanesberg National Park

Country/territory: South Africa

IBA Criteria met: A1 (1998)
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Area: 50,000 ha

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Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2014 high favourable high
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Site summary
Pilanesberg National Park lies about 160 km northwest of Johannesburg, and is the fourth largest protected area in South Africa. The Park covers a wide range of habitats, including vleis, lakes, streams, thick bush, broadleaved and Acacia woodland, koppies, open grasslands and former farmlands. The Park holds over 300 species of bird.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Pilanesberg National Park. Downloaded from on 28/03/2023.