Black Rhino Game Lodge

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Black Rhino Game Reserve
Pilanesberg National Park
North West Province
South Africa
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Overview

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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 popular Sun City Resort is only 34km away from the lodge and from Johannesburg it takes about two hours to reach the Black Rhino Game Reserve in the Pilanesberg.

Black Rhino Game Reserve is a private reserve which is incorporated into the 46 000 hectare 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, black and white rhino, lion and leopard which are often sighted, and the reserve compliments the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld.

The Black Rhino Game Lodge nestles within a magnificent 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 Black Rhino Reserve into the unexplored valley of the Pilanesberg until the 210km network Pilanesberg Park roads are reached.

Accommodation

The luxury suites at Pilanesberg's Black Rhino Game Lodge offer 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 at the Black Rhino Lodge open out into an own private outside shower which is perfect to cool down on a hot day.

Dining at the Game Lodge

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, north west 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. Its 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 Black Rhino Private Game 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 Private Game Reserve allows guests the priviledge of an hours scenic drive through an unexplored valley before reaching the 200km 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 close 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.

Fauna & Flora in the Pilanesberg

Besides the 'Big Five' visitors also have the opportunity to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable. The Pilanesberg mountains offers guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 360 species of birds, the Big Five and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa.

The Pilanesberg National Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually home in arid areas are found cohabiting with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees. Wildlife includes lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles.

The bird life diversity in the Pilanesberg National Park is outstanding. Whilst some birds are migrants, many are permanent inhabitants. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey, while others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.

Activities and attractions

There are many exciting activities for guests to choose from while staying at the Black Rhino Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg of South Africa.

  • Game drives
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari over the Pilanesberg
  • Elephant Back Safari
  • Golf: Gary Player Golf Course and Lost City Golf Course at the Sun City Resort
  • visit to the Sun City Resort, Casino & Entertainment Centre
  • Valley of Waves: water-park at the Sun City Resort.

Services

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

  • Children of all ages are welcome at the Black Rhino Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park.

    Children policy in regards to game drives:

    • Children under the age of 6 years can unfortunately not take part on the game drives.
    • Kids between 6 - 11 years of age are permitted on game drives at the discretion of the lodge management.

Room Types

Suite: 10 rooms

black rhino game lodge suite

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.
 
 

Today's Rate

Single Room: R2720.00

Double Room: R3630.00

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

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

Hotel 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.

Address: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa

Hotel Spa

No Spa available

No Spa information available currently.

Activities / Sports and Leisure

Bird watching

The bird life found in the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park is outstanding. Whilst 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

Attractions at the Sun City Resort, Casino & Entertainment Centre:

  • 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 into 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)
  • Children under the age of 12 can unfortunately not participate
  • Subject to availability of balloons
  • Full prepayment is required before the flight 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 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 5 years can unfortunately not participate
  • Pick up and drop off is the Welcome Centre at the Sun City Resort.

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 close 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.

Conferences and Events

No Conference / Event Information available

No conference facilities or event information available currently at Black Rhino Game Lodge.

Facilities

Facilities Available

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

Black Rhino Game Lodge Specials & Packages

Directions

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. Head south 1.0 km
2. Turn left 700 m
3. Turn right 230 m
4. Turn right toward Exit 46 700 m
5. Take exit 46 for R21 N toward Kempton Park/Pretoria 500 m
6. Merge onto R21 36.3 km
7. Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane 350 m
8. Continue on the ramp and merge onto N1 Rd Partial toll road 22.2 km
9. Take exit 156 to merge onto N4 toward Rustenburg Partial toll road 107 km
10. Take the exit toward R24 450 m
11. Turn right at R24 2.4 km
12. Turn left at Nelson Mandela St 3.5 km
13. Continue onto 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

Parking

Parking

The Black Rhino Game Lodge provides complimentary parking.

Reviews

Submitted By: (09 July 2013)

Rating: Excellent

Submitted By: (23 May 2013)

Rating: Very Good

Submitted By: (09 March 2013)

Rating: Very Good

Submitted By: (23 January 2013)

Rating: Good

Submitted By: (01 December 2012)

Rating: Excellent

Submitted By: (12 August 2012)

Rating: Very Good

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.

Submitted By: (20 July 2012)

Rating: Very Good

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.

Accreditations

Star Rating

4 Star

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