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 Fabulous Safari Stay with thbrilliant hospitality

Nov 10, 2019 JudithSLondon London

We came to stay at the BRL as a group of 6 en route to Cape Town. We stayed for four nights in total, and enjoyed every minute of it, from the amazing game drives at sunrise to the superb brai served up on our last night. The individual lodges are spacious, with an indoor and outdoor shower, and nicely designed. The communal areas are lovely… Read more
We came to stay at the BRL as a group of 6 en route to Cape Town. We stayed for four nights in total, and enjoyed every minute of it, from the amazing game drives at sunrise to the superb brai served up on our last night. The individual lodges are spacious, with an indoor and outdoor shower, and nicely designed. The communal areas are lovely and the best place for Wi-Fi. All meals are served buffet style and the expectation of a hearty breakfast following the game drive made the early morning starts a lot easier. Lunch and dinner included plenty of fish, meat and vegetarian options and the offer was different each day while a delicious high tea was served at 4pm and was extremely welcome. i would also like to say a word about the staff who were all universally delightful - so helpful, friendly and kind, and who went out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The game drives were the high spot of course, and our guide Marcus was brilliant with an encyclopedic knowledge of all the flora and fauna that we encountered. From elephants, zebras and impala drinking at a water hole, to a lion and lioness having a midday doze beside the road, each day offered us something magical. Thank you Marcus! If i was to have one quibble, it would be to suggest that it would be lovely to have a full size swimming pool, rather than the plunge pool, but that aside, I would definitely recommend BRL and its staff to anyone coming to Pilanesberg. Read less
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Oct 7, 2019 Sandra D Pretoria, South Africa

We had a wonderful 4 days at Black Rhino, the staff were excellent went out of their way to make us feel welcome and comfortable. The food was good it was all served buffet style with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Good hearty dinners at night.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Intro into Game Reserve

Sep 12, 2019 TripMember090220151 Sydney, Australia

We stayed 2 nights and went on 3 safaris. The vehicles are comfortable with good viewing from all seats. The guides on the safaris were knowledgeable and amusing. The sunset drinks and snacks around the 'waterhole' were pretty special. The staff at BRGL are fantastic and all having an amusing personality. The rooms big with all the amenities.… Read more
We stayed 2 nights and went on 3 safaris. The vehicles are comfortable with good viewing from all seats. The guides on the safaris were knowledgeable and amusing. The sunset drinks and snacks around the 'waterhole' were pretty special. The staff at BRGL are fantastic and all having an amusing personality. The rooms big with all the amenities. Plenty of food and great wine/beer available. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating High quality, personnel is very friendly a bit away from Pilanesberg

Sep 7, 2019 Pedro F Porto, Portugal

The Lodge has high quality in the rooms that are very spacious and luminous, with high ceiling and inside and outside showers. The common areas , restaurant and terrace are well maintained and pleasant. The swimming pool is very small and not so great Personnel is extremely friendly and always ready to help you with a smile Breakfast is… Read more
The Lodge has high quality in the rooms that are very spacious and luminous, with high ceiling and inside and outside showers. The common areas , restaurant and terrace are well maintained and pleasant. The swimming pool is very small and not so great Personnel is extremely friendly and always ready to help you with a smile Breakfast is excellent It's a pity that Pilanesberg is one hour drive away, which means that only when we went there did we see many animals. In the private reserve there are several Rhinos (black and white), giraffes, impalas and gnus Read less
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Aug 30, 2019 lizajanson Johannesburg, South Africa

We just spent 5 nights and 4 days for our honeymoon. It was amazing! We enjoyed every minute of every day. The staff were super friendly and tended to your every need. The food was delicious. Our room was nice. The highlight was our game drives and our game ranger, Jumari. She made the drives fun and enjoyable. We saw a heard of elephants cross… Read more
We just spent 5 nights and 4 days for our honeymoon. It was amazing! We enjoyed every minute of every day. The staff were super friendly and tended to your every need. The food was delicious. Our room was nice. The highlight was our game drives and our game ranger, Jumari. She made the drives fun and enjoyable. We saw a heard of elephants cross the road right in front of us, a leopard in a tree, lions in the road and right next to the road. Loads of rhinos up close and personal. This is mentioning a few. We also enjoyed it when Ivan joined - he is very knowledgeable. Our entire trip was magic and I would love to do it again. Thank you for such a memorable honeymoon xxx Read less