Black Rhino Game Lodge

Pilanesberg, South Africa

The hotel

It may feel a million miles from anywhere, sitting at the foot of an old volcanic crater and hidden among Tamboti trees, but this Pilanesberg National Park pad is actually just a few hours’ drive from Jo’burg and 33km from the fun of Sun City. Its location makes it the ideal lodge for families, first-time safari seekers, and those wanting to mix game drives with Sun City’s attractions. Its handy setting doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the safari experience though, with this malaria-free game reserve home to the famous Big Five and other photo album-favourites, and Black Rhino Game Lodge overlooking a popular wildlife-attracting waterhole.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

The reserve is located in a private concession within Pilanesberg National Park.

Hotel information

20 suites. All with a private patio, air-conditioning, TV, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, and an open plan bathroom with a closed toilet, separate bath and shower as well as an outdoor shower.

Full Board includes: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Twice daily game-drives.

Restaurant with open plan lounge and dining areas. Bar. Boma area. 2 swimming pools. Viewing deck. Daily game-drives. Guided bush walks*. Bird watching.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A most enjoyable stay in the Pilansberg

Oct 5, 2021 302Tony Tzaneen, South Africa

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves; the Ranger was friendly and knowledgeable, the food was tasty and the accommodation was most comfortable. Although the staff were all friendly, in times when the lodge was full, they were placed under quite a bit of pressure to maintain a good level of service.
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Oct 2, 2021 GregS4099

Incredible Hospitality, 5* Service & Attentiveness, always with a smile. Luxurious Suites, Private & Relaxing. Meal quality & portions on another level. Game viewing superlative, professional Guides, Big 5. Highly recommended for a relaxing top class African Bush Experience.
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Sep 20, 2021 Yvette08duPlessis

I was really disappointed with Black Rhino Lodge. We stayed at another lodge just down the road the night before for the same price and the experience was vastly different. The dinner at Black Rhino lodge was a buffet that reminded me of The Dros. The staff made up for the dismal food - all really friendly. The waiters and even the staff tending… Read more
I was really disappointed with Black Rhino Lodge. We stayed at another lodge just down the road the night before for the same price and the experience was vastly different. The dinner at Black Rhino lodge was a buffet that reminded me of The Dros. The staff made up for the dismal food - all really friendly. The waiters and even the staff tending to the garden were very friendly and helpful. Also we were charged for our drinks on the game drive. Sure it was stipulated on the booking but I have never before at any private lodge been charged for drinks on game drives. For the price paid you could stay 100 meters down the road and experience amazing food and attention to detail! Read less
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Sep 2, 2021 Travbug2015 Johannesburg, South Africa

Apart from the awesome game drives with our fabulous guide, this place is disappointing. The food was awful.... poor quality, limited choices, not enough to replace once something is finished. Visited many other game lodges in the Pilansberg and this one is not value for money.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Absolutely stunning bush lodge .....world class game lodge in Pilanesberg National Park.

Jun 23, 2021 LorraeO1 Johannesburg, South Africa

We had a very entertaining and wonderful stay in May 2021. The accommodation was superb.The rooms, the linen on the beds and the beds themselves so comfortable and really world-class. The food was absolutely divine. All inclusive with a great wine list! The game drives were entertaining with our very knowledgeable ranger Rassie...A bush lover… Read more
We had a very entertaining and wonderful stay in May 2021. The accommodation was superb.The rooms, the linen on the beds and the beds themselves so comfortable and really world-class. The food was absolutely divine. All inclusive with a great wine list! The game drives were entertaining with our very knowledgeable ranger Rassie...A bush lover that has spent many years in the South African National parks and bush lodges. Overall the camp was intimate, special and well run with Santie as the Manager, and left lasting memories of a 5 star well run and super comfortable South African luxury bush lodge that boasts the Big 5! Read less