ZA017
Pilanesberg National Park


Country/territory: South Africa

IBA criteria met: A1 (1998)
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Area: 49,580 ha

BirdLife South Africa
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2014 favourable high 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 (2024) Important Bird Area factsheet: Pilanesberg National Park. Downloaded from https://datazone.birdlife.org/site/factsheet/pilanesberg-national-park-iba-south-africa on 28/02/2024.