Black Rhino Game Lodge
Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set within a Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater within the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. This area has become renowned as one of South Africa’s most exciting big five eco-tourism destinations. A mere 33 km from Sun City this ‘Malaria Free’ safari destination is within easy reach of Gauteng and the Johannesburg International Airport.
WINTER SA SPECIAL
VALID: 01 May – 31 August 2019
Single Suite: R 3400.00
Per Person Per Night Sharing: R 2270.00
Children 6 – 11yrs: R 1136.00
Rate include accommodation, three meals, two game drives and VAT at 15%
An ideal family retreat, Black Rhino Game Lodge boasts 18 spacious luxury suites, which will ensure our guests of comfort and style. Each air-conditioned suite offers television, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and expansive bathrooms including an outdoor shower. Our private game viewing decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity and excellent birding opportunities.
Overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a favourite playground for elephant and buffalo, the central gathering area is an expansive space which invites the opportunity of outdoor living.
The well appointed open plan lounge and dining areas spill over onto shady timber decks which offer guests wonderful areas for relaxation and game viewing.
Africa has an age-old rhythm that is experienced through the hospitality of its people. Experienced game rangers and a team of energetic hosts will welcome guests in their journey of discovery. Open vehicle safaris through this picturesque game reserve combined with moments of magic at the fireside whilst enjoying a starlit dinner will delight guests. A visit to this special corner of Africa will remain in many fond memories.
Located in the west side of the ‘Malaria Free’ Pilanesberg National Park, and only 33 km from Sun City, The Black Rhino Game Lodge is built between a Tamboti forest, overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity, and a playground for the elephants. On many occasions, the roaring of lions breaks the stillness of the night, and the franklins singing the morning wake up call. Early in the morning, guests may enjoy a cup of coffee followed by an adventurous game drive with professional guides.
Private luxury suites
Internet / Wi-Fi
Cell phones for emergencies
3 Plunge pools on the property
The Black Rhino Game Lodge is on the western side of the malaria free, ‘Big Five’ Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa’s North West Province, the Lodge provides a beautiful bushveld getaway.Unlike any other national game park, the Pilanesberg hosts a combination of animal, bird, insect, reptilian and vegetation species, such as the Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red Eyed Bulbul and Camel Thorn tree. The Pilanesberg National Park is the perfect combination of the Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld. A major advantage of the Pilanesberg is that it is ‘Malaria Free’, which is not the case with other game parks further north. Sun City, best known for hosting the Million Dollar Golf Challenge and other spectacular events, lies on the border of the Pilanesberg, and is only a 33 km drive from the Black Rhino Game Reserve.
The Black Rhino Game Lodge offers Open vehicle 4×4 Game Drives, Night Game Drives, Guided Big 5 Game Walks, (no kids under 12yrs), Bird Watching, with a viewing Hide.
Nearby activities include:
Cultural Village Tour
Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary
Please contact our consultants should you require booking assistance for above tours and activities/experiences.
Rates are quoted per person per night and are inclusive of accommodation, three meals, two game drives and VAT at 14%
Transfers, beverages and gate entry fees which are currently R120.00 per person per night and R70.00 per child (4-11 years) per night. Subject to increase in 2017/2018 without prior notification.
Children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room.
The lodge has a limited number of extra beds so it is subject to availability.
0 – 5 years: Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults. Not permitted on game drive
6 – 11 years: Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults. Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult. Permitted on game drive at management discretion
12 years and older: Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.
Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years
The above rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only
A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
Valid for new reservations only from date of issue
There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates and standard rates will be charged if the allocation is full
The above rates are valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms
The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification
LONG WEEKENDS & MIN NIGHT STAY PERIODS:
17 – 21 March 2017; 14 – 18 April 2017; 27 April – 02 May 2017; 15 – 18 June 2017; 22 – 25 September 2017
15 December 2017 – 03 January 2018
HISTORY OF THE PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
The park was named after a Tswana chief who went by the name ‘Pilane’. The northern part of Pilanesberg National Park was originally owned by the Bakgatla – ba – Kgafela tribe (also known as the Bakgatla tribe). The southern area of the park was formerly a set of farms owned by local farmers in the 1860s and they were responsible for the development of the Mankwe Dam in the reserve. The Government during the 1960s under the apartheid regime then bought these farms in the south of the park. The Bakubung tribe decided to settle on this land, arriving from the nearby town of Ventersdorp. This land was then passed onto Bophuthatswana (an area set aside for members of a specific ethnicity – ‘Bophuthatswana’ means gathering of the Tswana people).
Now was the time for the re-introduction of wildlife into the area and the conversion of Pilanesberg into a game reserve. Chief Tsidmane Pilane from the Bakgatla tribe agreed to the inclusion of a mountainous region owned by them, to be included in the new reserve. Families were moved to a new town to the east of the reserve in an agreement with tribal authority.
These are the stages leading up to what we observe today as the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
SUN CITY RESORT
Sun City, best known for hosting the Million Dollar Golf Challenge and other spectacular events, lies on the border of the Pilanesberg, and is only a 33 km drive from the Black Rhino Game Reserve.
Activities available a Sun City include:
- Gary Player Golf Course
- Lost City Golf Course
- The Valley of the Waves (Sun City’s premier water theme park)
- Sun City’s Waterworld
Other activities available for booking (please enquire when booking your accommodation):
- Train Rides
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Quad Biking
- Game Trackers
- Rhino Tracking