South African Lodges

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Address
Black Rhino Game Reserve
Pilanesberg National Park
North West Province
South Africa
Rating
Lodge Type
Family, Leisure, Game Lodge
R2580.00SINGLE RATE
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The Black Rhino Game Lodge is situated on the western side of the malaria free, 'Big Five' Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa's North West Province, the lodge provides a beautiful bushveld getaway. The famous Sun City Resort is only 34 km away from the lodge and Johannesburg; it takes about two hours to reach the lodge in the Pilanesberg.

The Game Reserve is a private reserve which is incorporated into the 47 000 hectares Pilanesberg National Park. The sweet veld vegetation, which can be found in this area of the Pilanesberg, is known to be home to a large variety of game species including elephant, rhino, lion and leopard which are often sighted, and the reserve compliments the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld.

The lodge is a hidden treasure set amongst the trees of an old Tamboti forest overlooking a waterhole where guests can observe an abundance of bird and wildlife in their natural surroundings. Elephants often frequent this waterhole which is a hive of bird and animal activity. On many occasions, the stillness of the night here is broken by the roaring of lions and the Franklins sing the morning wake up call.

Early in the morning, guests may enjoy a cup of coffee followed by an adventurous game drive with professional guides. The game drives take guests through the reserve into the unexplored valley of the Pilanesberg until the 210km network Pilanesberg Park roads are reached.

Accommodation

The lodge boasts 14 very spacious and luxuriously appointed free-standing bedroom suites. They offer guests complete privacy and feature a mini bar, air conditioning, hot beverage unit and television. The patio doors open out into the bush from where herds of impala or a lone elephant walking by can be observed. The designer bathrooms, open out into an own private outside shower which is perfect to cool down on a hot day.

Suite types:

  •  2 x Suite Double - double bed, no outdoor shower
  •  8 x Suite Twin - twin beds, outdoor shower
  •  4 x Suite Family - Twin beds, outdoor shower

Facilities and Services

  •  Viewing deck and patio
  •  Plunge pool
  •  Restaurant and bar
  •  Lounge and entertainment area
  •  Complimentary parking
  •  Laundry service

Activities and Attractions

  •  Game drives
  •  Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Pilanesberg
  •  Elephant Back Safari
  •  Walking Safari
  •  Golf: Gary Player Golf Course and Lost City Golf Course at the Sun City Resort
  •  Visit the Sun City Resort, Casino & Entertainment Center
  •  Valley of Waves: water-park at the Sun City Resort
  •  Quad bikes
  •  Birding Safaris
  •  Photographic Safaris

Dining

The chef at the lodge caters for all exquisite meals in an atmospheric restaurant. Both the bar and the restaurant open out onto the viewing deck making one feel being close to nature.

Pilanesberg National Park

The scenic Pilanesberg National Park lies in the North West Province of South Africa, northwest of Pretoria. This malaria free national park is administered by the North West Parks and Tourism Board and is with its 55 000 hectares the fourth largest national park in South Africa.

The crater of a long extinct volcano dominates the Pilanesberg National Park. The crater is a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. It's rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys, and thickets.

Black Rhino Private Game Reserve

The reserve is incorporated in the western side of the malaria free Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province. The landscape is an alluring combination of rolling hills, tumbled mountains, valleys, grassland plains and tamboti forests.

A traversing agreement between the Pilanesberg National Park and the Black Rhino Game Reserve allows guests the privilege of a scenic drive through an unexplored valley before reaching the 220km road network of the Pilanesberg National Park.

Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and cheetah. Herds of elephant are often seen within proximity making for an unforgettable experience. Antelope such as sable, kudu and eland roam the bush freely. The game and bird viewing opportunities in this region of South Africa are truly incredible.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV
  • Writing desk

Restaurants

Dining at the Black Rhino Lodge

The chef at the Black Rhino Game Lodge caters for all exquisite meals in an atmospheric restaurant.  Both the bar and the restaurant open out onto the viewing deck making one feel being close to nature.

Bird watching

The bird life found in the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park is outstanding. While some birds are migrants, many are permanent inhabitants of this region. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey while others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.

The Pilanesberg National Park is one of the best places for birding in South Africa. Over 350 species have been recorded here, and a birder could record up to 100 species in winter and plenty more in summer including both migrant and permanent species.

The transition zone between the dry Kalahari and the wetter lowveld region in this region of South Africa brings with it a unique mix of birds with Red-eyed Bulbus co-habiting with Black-eyed Bulbuls. Many other such fascinating habitations are visible throughout the game reserve, but it isn't limited to only bird species but also to other animals and plants.

Visit to the Sun City Resort
  • Sun City Casino & Entertainment Centre
  • The Palace of the Lost City Hotel
  • Cascades Hotel
  • Sun City Hotel
  • Cabanas Hotel
  • Valley of Waves: water park
  • Health & Beauty Spa
  • Gary Player Golf Course
  • Lost City Golf Course
  • Bird Aviary
  • Farmyard animals
  • Kamp Kwena.
Hot Air Balloon Safari

The Hot Air Balloon Safaris are offered every morning, depending on the weather and number of passengers. Guest are collected at their game lodge and are taken to the park to meet with the balloon crew.

The flight is approximately an hour in duration and on landing sparkling wine is served.  A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to a game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guest are returned to their hotel/game lodge.

Flights are early in the morning, and you will need to allow some 4 hours for the full activity which includes the following:

  •  Early morning collection from your hotel by safari vehicle
  •  Launch of the balloon from the centre of Pilanesberg National Park
  •  An hour drifting serenely over the Park
  •  A sparkling wine celebration on landing, a time-honoured tradition in ballooning
  •  A Full English breakfast at a Game Lodge
  •  A First Flight certificate signed by your Pilot
  •  Return transfer to your hotel/game lodge

Terms and Conditions: Hot Air Balloon Safaris

  •  1-hour flight: Minimum 8 passengers / Maximum 60 pax (1-hour flight)
  •  30-minute flight: Minimum 20 / Maximum 120 pax (½ hour flight)
  •  No children under the age of 12 can take part
  •  Full prepayment is required before the trip takes place.
Elephant Back Safaris

Pick up from the Gametrackers Outdoor Adventures desk located at the Welcome Centre. Transfer to "The Elephant Wallow" will be approximately 20 minutes through the Letsatsing Game Reserve giving guests an opportunity to view game along the way.

On arrival, welcome drinks are served, and guests are given an introductory talk and introduced to the elephants and their handlers.The elephants are then saddled, and the safari commences.

After approximately an hour on the elephant, back guests return to "The Elephant Wallow" for light snacks. Guests are returned to the Welcome Centre, Sun City.

  •  Duration: approximately 2-3 hours
  •  Maximum 10 people – children under five years can unfortunately not participate
  •  Pick up and drop off is the Welcome Centre at the Sun City Resort.
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Elephant Back Safaris:

  •  Sunrise Elephant Back Safari
  •  Mid Morning Elephant Back Safari
  •  Sunset Elephant Back Safari.
Game drives

On many occasions, the stillness of the night here is broken by the roaring of lions and the Franklins sing the morning wake up call.  Early in the morning, guests may enjoy a cup of coffee followed by an adventurous game drive with professional guides.

The game drives take guests through the Black Rhino Reserve into the unexplored valley of the Pilanesberg until the 200km network Pilanesberg Park roads are reached.

Game sightings include a variety of predators such as lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and cheetah. Herds of elephant are often seen within proximity making for an unforgettable experience. Antelope such as sable, kudu and eland roam the bush freely.  The game and bird viewing opportunities in this region of South Africa are truly incredible.

Swimming

The Black Rhino Game Lodge provides a lovely outdoor swimming pool with a sun deck.

  • Bar
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Nearby Gym
  • Nearby Spa
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool

Check in and Check Out Times
  • Check in: 13:00
  • Check out: 11:00
General Services
  • Airport transfers
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
Children Policy
  • All children are welcome at the Black Rhino Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park.

    Children policy in regards to game drives:

    •  Children under six years are not allowed to take part in the game drives.
    •  Kids between 6 - 11 years of age are permitted on game drives at the discretion of the lodge management.

Available Rooms

Suite

# Rooms:
10

The Luxury Suites at Pilanesberg's Black Rhino Lodge are very private and feature a mini bar, air conditioner, hot beverage unit and television. 

The patio doors open out into the bush from where herds of impala or a lone elephant walking by can be observed.  The designer bathrooms open out into an own private outside shower which is perfect to cool down on a hot day.
 
 

Single Room R2580
Double Room R3440

Black Rhino Game Lodge Specials

The specials listed below will automatically be offered to you when proceeding through the booking process.

Book your stay of three nights or more that the Black Rhino Game Lodge, located in the Pilanesberg National Park, and receive a discounted long stay rate. The Pilanesberg National Park is located only 2,5 hours drive from Johannesburg and offer Big 5 game viewing and is also malaria-free.

Rates starting from R1,705.00 per person sharing per night including three meals and two game drives per day (until 31 March 2016).

This offer is only valid for South African Residents

Included in the rate:

  • 2 game drives
  • 3 meals

Excluded from the rate:

  • drinks
  • transfer
  • beverages
  • entrance fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • must be min of 3 nights
  • Block out dates may apply
  • Only valid for SA Residents
  • Children charges are additional and not included in the quote (children 6 - 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate)
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R3410.00 per night including three meals and two game drives per day

Enjoy fantastic discounted rates at Black Rhino Lodge, located in the malaria-free Big Five Game Reserve, the Pilanesberg National Park when booking within 7 days of travel. Stay from only R1,705.00 per person sharing per night incuding three meals and two game drives per day (until 31 March 2016).

Included in the rate:

  • 2 game drives
  • 3 meals

Excluded from the rate:

  • drinks
  • transfer
  • beverages
  • entrance fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • must be booked within 7 days prior to arrival
  • subject to availability
  • Block out dates apply
  • Only valid for South African Residents
  • Children charges are additional and not included in the quote (children 6 - 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate)
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Receive discounted rates for South African Residents at the Black Rhino Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg.

Included in the rate:

  • 2 game drives
  • 3 meals

Excluded from the rate:

  • drinks
  • transfer
  • beverages
  • entrance fees

Terms and Conditions:

  • Block out dates may apply
  • Only valid for SA Residents
  • Children charges are additional and not included in the quote (children 6 - 11 years pay 50% of the adult sharing rate)
BOOK NOW

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2016-01-23

2015-12-01

2015-08-12

I enjoyed an ideal bush getaway at Black Rhino, The lodge was great and I enjoyed all the wonderful areas for relaxation.

I also enjoyed a very comfortable suite & had a great Game Drive.

2015-07-20

This was a trully beautiful bushveld getaway, Black Rhino was great, I had a scrumptious meal in the restuarant and had a very comfortable room.

2015-07-09

2015-05-23

2015-03-09

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GPS Co-Ordinates

Latitude: -25.181812

Longitude: 26.954971

Directions

Driving directions to the Black Rhino Game Lodge
via the N4 240 km / this route has tolls

From:
OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg South Africa

1. Continue south for 1.0 km
2. Make a left after 700 m
3. Turn right 230 m
4. Make a right at Exit 46 700 m
5. Take exit 46 for R21 N toward Kempton Park/Pretoria for 500 m
6. Merge onto R21 for another 36.3 km
7. Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane 350 m
8. Continue onto the ramp and merge onto N1 Rd Partial toll road which is after 22.2 km
9. Join exit 156 to merge onto N4 toward Rustenburg Partial toll road 107 km
10. Make the exit toward R24 for 450 m
11. Make a right turn at R24 2.4 km
12. Turn left at Nelson Mandela St 3.5 km
13. Head towards the Swartruggens Rd/R104 5.7 km
14. Turn right at R565 50.3 km
15. Slight right 9.0 km

Black Rhino Game Lodge
Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

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