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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Traveller rating

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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
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Jun 18, 2021 AnmarieL61 Pretoria, South Africa

Close to Jhb and Pretoria, cannot get better staff, accomodation, game drives. A wonderful boma exoerience under the stars. Great value for money. Spotless spacious rooms. Lovely deck to relax or do some work with wifi
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Jun 18, 2021 deneell Pretoria, South Africa

I thoroughly enjoy Black Rhino, I flew up from Cape Town specially to unwind and come here, as I've been here a few times before. Feels like a home away from home. My mother and I had lovely food, nice drinks, Marcus our game ranger took alot of trouble to find the animals for us and could tell us alot about the animals and birds. Staff are very… Read more
I thoroughly enjoy Black Rhino, I flew up from Cape Town specially to unwind and come here, as I've been here a few times before. Feels like a home away from home. My mother and I had lovely food, nice drinks, Marcus our game ranger took alot of trouble to find the animals for us and could tell us alot about the animals and birds. Staff are very friendly and hands on. Any request is no problem, rooms are very clean and linen smelled fresh out of the laundry. They were good with Covid safety with respect to sanitizing, social distancing and wearing of your mask at all times. I'll always come back. Thank you Santi and your wonderful team ❤ Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Don't be fooled, Black Rhino is not part of Pilansberg Reserve.

Jun 14, 2021 qkvanrensburg South Africa

False marketing. Black Rhino and other little surrounding lodges are NOT part of Pilansberg. The game drives are not great as the wildlife is limited on their property and they follow the same road to access pilansberg thus no element of surprise.
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May 31, 2021 PhilZA1984

As vegetarians we were made to feel like an inconvenience and not worth the time of the duty manager and chef. Even though we notified the lodge before arrival of our dietary requirements and told that this was no problem, when we asked the chef at dinner we were told that our veg options were corn on the cob. In other words the side dishes… Read more
As vegetarians we were made to feel like an inconvenience and not worth the time of the duty manager and chef. Even though we notified the lodge before arrival of our dietary requirements and told that this was no problem, when we asked the chef at dinner we were told that our veg options were corn on the cob. In other words the side dishes accompanying the meat options were our options. The accommodation was neat and the game drives fun but we paid for a 4 start experience which we didn’t received and left us disappointed. Our disappointment was raised with the duty manager and other administrative staff but no attempt has been made thereafter to rectify our disappointment. Read less