Next door to the famous leisure and entertainment resort of Sun City, is the Pilanesberg National Park. It has a real wilderness feel to it and most of the big animals visitors wish to see. It lies amongst the only significant hills in the area which rise skywards out of the flat highveld plain. This massif is a 1,200 million-year-old volcanic relic of four concentric mountain rings. The Pilanesberg is the highest peak towering 1,950 feet above Mankwe Lake, which sits in the heart of the ancient volcano. The volcano's circular bowl was recognised as being the perfect situation for a national park with its tall sides creating natural boundaries. There are currently around 10,000 head of and it is a very popular game park for locals and overseas visitors alike - many of whom make the short trip from the nearby resort of Sun City.