Safari Lodges in Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg

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Black Rhino Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Black Rhino Lodge & Game Reserve is a private reserve which is incorporated into the 46 010 hectares Pilanesberg National Park. The rich veld vegetation in this area of the Pilanesberg
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ADDRESS: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park
R2,090
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Bakgatla Resort
★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Located at the base of Garamoga Hill, the rustic Bakgatla Resort in the Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa's North West Province offers a great getaway destination. This family welcoming
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ADDRESS: Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park
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R3,490
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Bakubung Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
8 Reviews
The Bakubung Bush Lodge commands a magnificent location in the Pilanesberg National Park. The Bakubung Lodge is located on the edge of a hill surveying the Pilanesberg and elephants are
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg National Park
Finfoot Lake Reserve
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Finfoot Lake Reserve, Pilanesberg has many exciting activities are available to visitors which include fishing, canoeing, barge cruises, as well as safari drives and guided bush walks. Finfoot
ADDRESS: Vaalkop Dam, Pilanesberg
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R5,590
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Ivory Tree Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Ivory Tree Game Lodge, is within the renowned malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park which is about two and bit hours drive away from Johannesburg. The Ivory Tree Game lodge enjoys an
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province
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R3,490
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Kwa Maritane Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Kwa Maritane Lodge is a 4-star, family-friendly is located in the heart of the malaria-free, Pilanesberg reserve. Kwa Maritane is an hour and a half drive from Johannesburg,
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve
R6,280
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Lush Private Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
This Lush Private Lodge has exclusive travelling rights to the 55,000 hectare reserve as well as access to the Pilanesberg National Park. With exclusive travelling rights to Black
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ADDRESS: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park
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Morokolo Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Morokolo Safari Lodge, Pilanesberg is in just eight luxuriously appointed double suites, each with a spacious en-suite bathroom that opens onto a small courtyard with outdoor shower in some
ADDRESS: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg
R13,310
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Nkala Safari Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
Nkala Safari Lodge, a South African Big-5 malaria-free destination, is a Luxury exclusive-use self-catering lodge in the Black Rhino Reserve. With only ten friends allowed to stay at any
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
Pilanesberg Private Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★
5 Reviews
The Pilanesberg Private 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
ADDRESS: Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park
Rhino Tracking in the Letsatsing Game Reserve, Pilanesberg
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Participants have the unique opportunity to get close with the magnificent and threatened white rhino and get educated on the issues surrounding the conservation of rhinos. This exciting
ADDRESS: Pilanesberg, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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R6,530
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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge Pilanesberg is easily accessible within a two and bit hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng. The lodge is in a secluded area of the park has
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province
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R4,560
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Tambuti Private Game Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
6 Reviews
Tambuti Private Safari Lodge is in the tremendous Black Rhino Reserve in the Pilanesberg region of South Africa's North West province. The beautiful Tambuti safari lodge is only
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ADDRESS: Black Rhino Reserve, Greater Pilanesberg region
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R6,860
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Tshukudu Bush Lodge
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
7 Reviews
The Tshukudu Bush Lodge is in a very remote area of the Pilanesberg and to be able to provide for an unforgettable stay. Tshukudu luxury lodge features six Luxury Chalets and
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ADDRESS: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West

The Pilanesberg National Park features a large variety of lodges to meet everyone's requirements including families, honeymoon couples as well as conference delegates. The reserve is an excellent destination for travellers with children as it is only a one and a half hours drive away from Johannesburg in a malaria-free region of South Africa.  The Pilanesberg is an extinct volcano, is home to a high concentration of game, making game viewing an unforgettable experience.

  • How big is the Pilanesberg? 577 km.
  • How old is the Pilanesberg? The park is over 40 years old.
  • Who owns the Pilanesberg? This reserve is a National asset which means that the South African Government manages it.
  • Is it the Pilanesberg malaria free? Yes, all year round.
  • Why does the reserve look circular on the map? The reserve follows the lines of an old volcano crater which erupted 1255 million years ago.
  • Is the Pilanesberg recommendable for children? Yes, kids of every age group can go into the reserve in an enclosed vehicle.
  • What is the reserve famous for? Operation Genesis in the eighties where over six thousand animals were freed into the park.
  • What Animals can I see in the Pilanesberg? Lion, Cheetah, Elephants, Black Rhino, White Rhino, Sable, African Buffaloes, Caracal, Leopard as well as Giraffe, Zebra, Hippos, Impala.

The Pilanesberg reserve is ideal for the following reasons:

  • The travellers with a limited amount of visiting time.
  • Excellent for families that are travelling with small children.
  • Game viewing is of a high standard
  • Proximity to Johannesburg Airport
  • The park offers an excellent display of all African animals especially Elephant, Rhino and Lion.

The park comprises a large disk-like Geo pattern that is the old crater of a massive extinct volcano which today results in rare rock types, minerals and rock formations in the area. The reserve is administered by the North West Parks Board and is with its 56 252 hectares the fourth biggest national park in the country. The old crater of a long extinct volcano dominates the Pilanesberg National Park. The crater is an impressive alkaline complex was constituted by volcanic explosions thirteen hundred years ago. The reserve is one of the most significant volcanic systems of its type in the world. It's unusual rock varieties, and composition makes it a unique geological highlight.

Visitors can self-drive in reserve on both tarred & gravel roads. Many of the lodges do include guided game drives in their rates. The reserve is home to all the Big Five as well as a variety of other big game species such as zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles as well as over 365 bird species. Besides the Big Five visitors also have the opportunity to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo and crocodile. The reserves offer guests a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 363 species of birds, the Big Five and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa. The reserve lies in a transformation zone from Arid and Thornybush vegetation which means that it can support different species like Springbok and Impala which are not usually seen together. The bird life variety in the park is exceptional. While some birds are migrants, many are year-round inhabitants. 

FAQs about Lodges in Pilanesberg National Park
What are the five star lodges in the Pilanesberg?

The Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, Tambuti Private Game Lodge and the Tshukudu Bush Lodge are five-star lodges located in the game-rich and malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park.

Which lodges in the Pilanesberg are ideal for children?

The Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge and the Bakubung Bush Lodge welcome children of all ages.  These lodges accommodate children sharing with their parents sharing in spacious Family Rooms.  An exciting children's program is on offer during holidays for kids to take part in.  Kids may also participate in the game drives.

What lodge is recommended for honeymooners in the Pilansberg?

The five-star Tshukudu Bush Lodge is highly recommended for honeymooners.  This lodge is located within the actual Pilanesberg National Park overlooking waterholes.  With no fences between the individual standing chalets and the wildlife, guests experience thrilling wildlife encounters.  Tshukudu Bush Lodge offers a fully inclusive safari package which includes accommodation, all meals and the game drives.

What lodges are located in the Black Rhino Game Reserve near the Pilanesberg?

The Pilanesberg Private Lodge, the Tambuti Private Game Lodge, Morokolo Safari Lodge, Black Rhino Game Lodge and the Lush Private Lodge are located in the Black Rhino Game Reserve in the Pilanesberg.

Is there a self catering lodge located in the Pilanesberg?

The Nkala Safari Lodge nestles in the Black Rhino Reserve of the Pilanesberg provides an exclusive-use self-catering accommodation.  Complete with an outdoor swimming pool, it features two luxury rooms, a honeymoon suite and a family suite.