Black Rhino Game Lodge

Pilanesberg, South Africa

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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

  • Safari
  • Bar
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

On the western side of the malaria-free, 'Big Five' Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa's North West Province.

Hotel information

23 suites. All with a private patio, air-conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini fridge, and an open plan bathroom with a closed toilet, separate bath and shower, as well as an outdoor shower in the majority of suites. Luxury Suites feature either 1 king-size bed, or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 2 children (under the age of 12 years).

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

Please note: Transfers, beverages and conservation fees are payable directly at the lodge on departure.

Restaurant with open plan lounge and dining areas. Bar. Boma area.

3 plunge pools. Viewing deck. Daily game-drives. Guided bush walks*. Bird watching. In-room spa treatments*.

Laundry service*. Babysitting service*.

Conservation fees (currently R 121.00 per person per night, and R 71.00 per child 4-11 years per night) are payable directly at the lodge on departure. Subject to increase in 2021/2022 without prior notification.

* Denotes local charge. 

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May 24, 2024 grompi977416

Amazing staff and facilities, we really enjoyed our stay at Black Rhino. Daily activities are well planned and has been overall a great experience.
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May 20, 2024 sbanha939451

Black Rhino is a fabulous lodge. The only downside is the long drive into the Pilansberg - this wouldn’t put me off staying, but definitely worth noting.
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Apr 30, 2024 petesS459WB Lavington, Kenya

Excellent location, staff are friendly and helpful, food is very good and Braai and entertainment at the Boma was fantastic. Safari well worth doing, Lions, Rhino and Elephants all seen close up. Have been many times and will visit again this year for sure
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Apr 29, 2024 msteur808065

We really enjoyed our stay at Black Rhino Game Lodge. The service, food and accommodation was of a high standard. We celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary and were spoilt by the staff with a gift. Thank you so much for this. It made our day! i would recommend Black Rhino Game Lodge to friends and family. Well done!
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Apr 14, 2024 Wendy N

We have spent a fantastic 4 days at Black Rhino Game Lodge. What an amazing experience and place to stay, fabulous staff, delicious food and the most amazing rangers. Dolfie our ranger was so knowledgeable, great fun with our children and really went out of his way to give us the best experience in the game reserve. We learned so much about all… Read more
We have spent a fantastic 4 days at Black Rhino Game Lodge. What an amazing experience and place to stay, fabulous staff, delicious food and the most amazing rangers. Dolfie our ranger was so knowledgeable, great fun with our children and really went out of his way to give us the best experience in the game reserve. We learned so much about all types of wildlife, saw 4 of the big 5, watched dung beatles roll their dung ball, saw Rhino, leopard, elephants, lion's, hippopotamus, crocodile, giraffe, water hogg, monkeys, baboons and so many amazing birds. Read less