Black Rhino Game Lodge, Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set within a Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater within the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. This area has become renowned as one of South Africa’s most exciting big five eco-tourism destinations. A mere 33 km from Sun City this ‘Malaria Free’ safari destination is within easy reach of Gauteng and the Johannesburg International Airport.
An ideal family retreat, Black Rhino Game Lodge boasts 23 spacious luxury suites, which will ensure our guests of comfort and style. Each air-conditioned suite offers television, tea and coffee making facilities and expansive bathrooms including an outdoor shower. Our private game viewing decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity and excellent birding opportunities.

Overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a favourite playground for elephant and buffalo, the central gathering area is an expansive space which invites the opportunity of outdoor living.

The well appointed open plan lounge and dining areas spill over onto shady timber decks which offer guests wonderful areas for relaxation and game viewing.

Africa has an age-old rhythm that is experienced through the hospitality of its people. Experienced game rangers and a team of energetic hosts will welcome guests in their journey of discovery. Open vehicle safaris through this picturesque game reserve combined with moments of magic at the fireside whilst enjoying a starlit dinner will delight guests. A visit to this special corner of Africa will remain in many fond memories.

Price from

R3245.00
pp per night sharing

Contact reservation

087 820 0020




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Unique Selling Points

  • Malaria-free big five area within the Pilanesberg National Park.
  • Black Rhino Game Lodge is only a 2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg.
  • Excellent Buffet style food.
  • 3 hour Game Drives offered daily on open land vehicles with a qualified ranger.
  • Boma Dinners available 1-2 times a week.
  • Transfers are available.
  • Laundry Services are available.
     
  • Malaria-free big five area within the Pilanesberg National Park.
  • Black Rhino Game Lodge is only a 2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg.
  • Excellent Buffet style food.
  • 3 hour Game Drives offered daily on open land vehicles with a qualified ranger.
  • Boma Dinners available 1-2 times a week.
  • Transfers are available.
  • Laundry Services are available.
     

Fast Facts

MALARIA AREA Malaria-free
CONFERENCE VENUE No
ACCOMMODATION 18 Luxury Suites
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY No
WIFI Yes
CHILD POLICY All ages welcome. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives. Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
CELL-PHONE SIGNAL Yes
MALARIA AREA Malaria-free
CONFERENCE VENUE No
ACCOMMODATION 18 Luxury Suites
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY No
WIFI Yes
CHILD POLICY All ages welcome. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives. Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
CELL-PHONE SIGNAL Yes
CAMP FENCED Yes
AIR CONDITIONING Yes
OFF ROAD No
SPA No
BIG 5 GAME RESERVE Yes
POOL Yes - There are 3 Plunge pools on the property
LOCATION Black Rhino Game Reserve (the Greater Pilanesberg National Park)

SA RESIDENT SPECIAL OFFERS

Minimum 2 Night Stay applicable on a Friday and Saturday Night     
4 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R2 993 R1 995 R 998
Minimum 2 Night Stay applicable on a Friday and Saturday Night     
4 Jan 2021 - 31 Jan 2021 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R2 993 R1 995 R 998

The above rates are quoted per person per night.

Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

Rate Exclusions:

  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees, (currently R 121.00 per person per night and R 71.00 per child (4-11 years) per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure. Subject to increase in 2020 without prior notification.

Child Policy:

  • Children under 12 years of age are accommodated with parents in the same room. There are a limited number of extra beds so it is subject to availability.
  • 0 - 5 years Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
  • Not permitted on safari
  • 6 - 11 years Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult
  • Permitted on safari at management discretion
  • 12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years

The above rates are valid for SA and SADC residents only

A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
 Full payment is required within 48 hours of your booking.
For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
 A 50% deposit is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, credit card (Master/Visa) or bitcoin.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Bookings can cancel up to 14 days prior to travel for a full refund or postponement until the 31 January 2021, excluding PEAK PERIOD

Cancellation Policy for PEAK PERIOD:

  • 60 to 31 Days 50%
  • 30 to 0 days / No shows 100%

Cancellation Policy for Exclusive Use Rates:

  • 29 to 0 days / No shows 100%

Cancellations must be sent in writing and the penalty is calculated on the total accommodation value

A guest who has had exposure to a Covid positive person, may postpone their booking for up to 6 months from date of travel.
Outright cancellations will be looked at indvidually.


MINIMUM 2 NIGHT STAYS APPLICABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHT AT SPECIFIED PROPERTIES


Terms and conditions

The above rates are quoted per person per night

Rate Inclusions

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

Rate Exclusions

  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees, (currently R121 per person per night and R 71 per child (4-11years) per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure.  
  • Baby-sitting services are available at R50.00 per hour and must be booked in advance.
  • Gate entry fees for Black Rhino will be R120 per person per night and R70 per child (4 - 11 years) per night.

Children Policy

Children under 12 years of age are accommodated with parents in the same room. There are a limited number of extra beds so it is subject to availability.
0 - 5 years Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
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The above rates are quoted per person per night

Rate Inclusions

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

Rate Exclusions

  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees, (currently R121 per person per night and R 71 per child (4-11years) per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure.  
  • Baby-sitting services are available at R50.00 per hour and must be booked in advance.
  • Gate entry fees for Black Rhino will be R120 per person per night and R70 per child (4 - 11 years) per night.

Children Policy

Children under 12 years of age are accommodated with parents in the same room. There are a limited number of extra beds so it is subject to availability.
0 - 5 years Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
                 Not permitted on safari
6 - 11 years Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
                 Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult
                 Permitted on safari at management discretion
12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates. 
Maximum Room Occupancies:
Suite 2 Adults + 2 Children under 12 years

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adult and 2 children under the age 12 years

Black Rhino Game Lodge is located on the private 2 000 ha. Black Rhino Game Reserve which forms parts of the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. It is a Big 5 reserve and in a malaria free area.
Black Rhino Game Lodge has got traversing rights into the Pilanesberg National Park.
Guest access is only via the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance gate, located on the R565 Derdepoort road. There is no public access between the national park and the reserve.

Useful Information

The road is tarred till by the main entrance gate and in good state of repair.
A good quality gravel road leads from the gate to the lodge, located about 3 km inside the reserve and accessible with a sedan.
All guests entering into the reserve have to sign an indemnity at the gate. This is standard procedure. The speed limit in the reserve is only 30 km/h (18 mi/h) and is strictly enforce for their own safety.
Guest cannot stop and exit their vehicles in the reserve.
No self-drive game drives are allowed on the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Should guests wish to do a self-drive of the Pilanesberg National Park, they have to exit the reserve and enter at one of the national parks gates (fees are applicable at the gate). Bakubung gate is the closest.

No day visitors are allowed on the Black Rhino Game Reserve, it is for exclusive use of overnight guests.

Check in into the rooms is from 14:00, checkout is strictly at 11:00 to allow time for preparing the rooms for new arrivals at 14:00.
All rooms have a no smoking policy.
The entire lodge is fenced in with an electric fence and it is safe to walk outside.

Guests are not permitted to leave the entry gate at the lodge on foot.
The lodge consists of 18 thatched, free standing chalets with en-suite facilities and each got the following:

  • Air-conditioning.
  • TV’s with satellite
  • Tea and coffee making facilities including a kettle and mini fridge.
  • Full bathroom with bath and shower.
  • Outdoor showers, except for 1 room
  • Lounge area in the room.
  • Patio.
  • Double or twin options in certain rooms.
  • Extra beds for children under 12, up to two (2) per room.
  • The pathways to the rooms are not lit, but a flashlight is provided with every key.
  • The main centre houses the kitchen, restaurant, bar and lounge areas.
  • Dinning is outdoors on the deck, but it is weather dependent.
  • The indoor restaurant area has a fire place.
  • The main centre faces a waterhole.
  • There is a hide next to the lodge that overlooks the waterhole
  • Wi-Fi is free of charge and only available in the main centre.
  • Meals are either a la carte or buffet, depending on occupancy.
  • Breakfast consists of a continental and a hot breakfast from the kitchen.
  • Lunch is a light lunch.
  • Before afternoon game drive, high tea is served.
  • Dinner is more formal with more variety.
  • On Wednesday and Saturdays, a traditional South African dinner braai menu is served, in the Boma around a big fire. This is weather dependent.
  • A kiddies menu is available.
  • The kitchen is not Halaal or Kosher registered, vegetarian meals can be served. Vegetarian meals are typical South African style

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing to reservations. Penalties are calculated on the total cost of stay. All no shows will be charged at 100% of the total value of the booking.

Days Prior to Arrival:
365 to 91 days 15 %
90 - 61 -  Days 25 %
60 to 31 Days  50%
30 Days or Less  100%

If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, a 15% cancellation fee will apply regardless.

PEAK PERIOD MIN 3 NIGHT STAY DATES 3 NIGHT STAY DATES:

24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021 - Minimum 3 Night Stay
MINIMUM 2 NIGHT SAYS APPLICABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
The below rates are quoted per person per night sharing.

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking.
For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booki...

All cancellations must be sent in writing to reservations. Penalties are calculated on the total cost of stay. All no shows will be charged at 100% of the total value of the booking.

Days Prior to Arrival:
365 to 91 days 15 %
90 - 61 -  Days 25 %
60 to 31 Days  50%
30 Days or Less  100%

If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, a 15% cancellation fee will apply regardless.

PEAK PERIOD MIN 3 NIGHT STAY DATES 3 NIGHT STAY DATES:

24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021 - Minimum 3 Night Stay
MINIMUM 2 NIGHT SAYS APPLICABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
The below rates are quoted per person per night sharing.

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking.
For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival.
Payment can be made via bank transfer, credit card (Master/Visa) or bitcoin.

 

Directions By Car

By Road

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 north, exit onto the N4 direction Rustenburg.
  • Travel along the N4 and take the R556 off ramp (Sun City / Pilanesberg National Park), turn right at the stop, over the highway and head straight to Sun City.
  • Continue straight pass the Sun City Gate (right hand side) for approximately 5 km on the R566, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side).
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30 kms on the R565 Derdepoort road where you will find the entrance of Black Rhino Game Reserve on your right hand side.
  • It is a tar road all the way to the entrance of the reserve.
  • From Johannesburg and Sandton, take the R512 past Hartebeestpoortdam till it connects to the N4, and use the directions from the N4 as mentioned above.
  • When you reach Sun City - Please give us a call on 083 297 5020 GPS co-ordinates for Main Gate: ...

By Road

  • From Pretoria, take the N1 north, exit onto the N4 direction Rustenburg.
  • Travel along the N4 and take the R556 off ramp (Sun City / Pilanesberg National Park), turn right at the stop, over the highway and head straight to Sun City.
  • Continue straight pass the Sun City Gate (right hand side) for approximately 5 km on the R566, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side).
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30 kms on the R565 Derdepoort road where you will find the entrance of Black Rhino Game Reserve on your right hand side.
  • It is a tar road all the way to the entrance of the reserve.
  • From Johannesburg and Sandton, take the R512 past Hartebeestpoortdam till it connects to the N4, and use the directions from the N4 as mentioned above.
  • When you reach Sun City - Please give us a call on 083 297 5020 GPS co-ordinates for Main Gate: S25 10'54" E26 57'21"

GATE TIMES
March and April: 6h00-18h30
May to August: 6h30-18h00
September and October: 6h00-18h30
November to February: 5h30-19h00
GATE FEES
Adults: R80
Adults Foreign Nationals: R110
Children (6-12 yrs): R30
Pensioners (SA only): R40
Vehicles (Sedan/LDV/SUV): R40
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