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Pilanesberg Private Lodge

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The Pilanesberg Private Lodge is an excellent safari retreat located at the foot of the scenic Pilanesberg mountains in South Africa's North West province.

The Pilanesberg Lodge is only a two hours drive from Pretoria and Johannesburg and 22 minutes from the famous Sun City Resort; this Private Lodge makes for a suitable safari lodge accommodation option. This safari lodge enjoys a prime wildlife position in the 'Big Five', malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park wilderness region which was previously not accessible to visitors. This wilderness retreat is in the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

Featuring five chalets all of which are connected by bridges and paved pathways to the main lodge are available at the Lodge. The safari style cottages are named Tambotie, Leopard, Shepherds Tree, Elephant and Rhino.

Chalet features:

  • Air-conditioning
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Rock Bath
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bar fridge
  • Hairdryers
  • Kettle
  • Extra length King size bed with white linen
  • Double rock basins
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Mini safe
  • Private patio.


  • Pool deck and Jacuzzi
  • Covered patio
  • Boma
  • Viewing deck
  • Dining room
  • Library and TV lounge
  • Bar and kitchen
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning.

Nearby Attractions and Activities

  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Elephant Interaction & Encounters
  • Golf: Lost City Golf Course & Gary Player Golf Course
  • Sun City Resort: Casino, Entertainment Center, Valley of Waves Water Park.

Black Rhino Reserve

This exclusive Lodge nestles within the Black Rhino Private Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province. The size of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park exceeds 57 000 hectares.& The Black Rhino Reserve is in the North Western region of the Pilanesberg National Park measuring just under 2000 acres in size.

The Lodge enjoys traversing rights across the Greater Pilanesberg National Park in its open game vehicle. The vegetation found here is predominantly sweet veld and compliments the sourced and mixed veld of the park itself. The mighty buffalo is regularly encountered as these have made their home in the most remote regions of the park which are not accessible to the public.

Due to a large number of Tambotie trees found in reserve, the bad-tempered Black rhino is home here. The reserve is entered exclusively through the lodge's private entrance gate on the western side of the sanctuary.

The Black Rhino Reserve is home to the 'Big Five' including the lion, white and black rhino, leopard, buffalo and the elephant. Cheetahs and wild dogs, as well as antelope species such as sable, tsessebe, eland, gemsbok and springbok, can also be encountered on the safari drives or walking safaris. Birdwatching in the Black Rhino Reserve is also a bird watcher paradise as over 354 bird species have been recorded here.


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It was beautiful here - we loved the lodge and the bush. One activity which I really recommend is the Walking Safari. It gives one such a different feeling and insight into the wilderness. Truly amazing experience.

Darcey Stoltz