Black Rhino Game Lodge

Sun City, 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 Amazingly beautiful and very serene accommodation in Pilanesburg

Mar 5, 2020 RRStone Rustenburg, South Africa

We arrived to be courteously welcomed by the lodge manager and assisted to settle in at the lodge. Arrangements were made for our game drives, and then we were left to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the African bush. Game drives are done is an open vehicle and the experienced game ranger ensured we see a lot of animals, including some… Read more
We arrived to be courteously welcomed by the lodge manager and assisted to settle in at the lodge. Arrangements were made for our game drives, and then we were left to enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the African bush. Game drives are done is an open vehicle and the experienced game ranger ensured we see a lot of animals, including some cheetahs, which was a bit of a treat, especially for the children. The lodge is well kept and the committed house personnel are very friendly and prepare the lodge in such a way that we could only relax and worry about nothing. The rooms are spacious, beautifully decorated and air-conditioned. The bathroom is huge and has an inside and an outside shower. Imagine having a shower with the sounds of the bush in your ears - marvelous! The entertainment area has a swimming pool, built-in “braai” and a Webber, with a pool table inside at the bar - enough to keep you busy and serene enough to let you relax.... Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous trip to Black Rhino

Feb 23, 2020 Steve P Manchester, United Kingdom

What an amazing place to visit, the whole experience was just fabulous, great game drives, fabulous friendly staff, stunning lodges, and excellent food each time we ate. Our fantastic guide Kobus was knowledgable and very friendly, always ready to answer questions and if he was unsure he made sure he would find out the answer for the next… Read more
What an amazing place to visit, the whole experience was just fabulous, great game drives, fabulous friendly staff, stunning lodges, and excellent food each time we ate. Our fantastic guide Kobus was knowledgable and very friendly, always ready to answer questions and if he was unsure he made sure he would find out the answer for the next ride. We saw plenty of animals (lion, giraffe, white rhino, elephant, cheetah, impala and other types of antelope) back at the lodge for wind down, the waiting staff are so polite and easy going, we had a waiter called Daniel who was just the best. I would really recommend to anyone Black Rhino 𝘧𝘰𝘳 there safari adventure, pure value for money and fantastic everything 😃 Read less
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Feb 20, 2020 clintr923 Centurion, South Africa

A great reserve only an hour and a half from Johannesburg with the Big Five. Very well managed with great safari guides. Accommodation is very stylishly appointed and very well kept. Definitely worth a visit and yes I would go back in a heartbeat.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An Welcoming Stay in the African Bush

Jan 30, 2020 biancarochellep Fourways, South Africa

As locals, we visited the lodge to celebrate my husbands birthday. What a wonderful choice, the staff are so kind and welcoming and the accommodations recently renovated. We saw plenty of animals on the safari drives, 3 of the big 5 and learnt so much about our flora and fauna from our knowledgeable guide. The food was delicious and they… Read more
As locals, we visited the lodge to celebrate my husbands birthday. What a wonderful choice, the staff are so kind and welcoming and the accommodations recently renovated. We saw plenty of animals on the safari drives, 3 of the big 5 and learnt so much about our flora and fauna from our knowledgeable guide. The food was delicious and they accommodated our dietary requirements. The staff celebrated my husband's birthday with a song and cake, making the night all the more special. We will definitely visit again! Read less
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Jan 28, 2020 Allunnicks Blackfield, United Kingdom

Great experience, lovely food, friendly staff and a great location. Early morning game ride is cold so make sure you take trousers and jacket. We had a great time and we were luck enough to see the big 5. Would recommend to anyone and look forward to hopefully coming back one day.