Buffalo Thorn Lodge - Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Buffalo Thorn Lodge is an exclusive private, luxury safari lodge; a peaceful sanctuary nestled in the African bush yet one which holds all the excitement of big five game-viewing.

By road, the Lodge is about 2 hours from Johannesburg, in the heart of Black Rhino Game Reserve, within the Pilanesberg National Park. Only 30 kilometres from Sun City, it is in South Africa’s North West Province, a malaria free area.

Perfect for Families, groups and Friend Breakaways.

Price from

R14960.00
pp per night sharing

Contact reservation

087 820 0020





Rooms

Unique Selling points

  • The rent of your own exclusive, 5 star- Self-Catering Game lodge
  • Malaria-free big five area within the Pilanesberg National Park
  • Buffalo Thorn Lodge is only a 2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg
  • Self Catering Lodge
  • 2.5 hour Game Drives offered daily on open land vehicles with a qualified ranger
  • Daily Fully Serviced by staff
  • Daily gate fees included in the rate
  • The rent of your own exclusive, 5 star- Self-Catering Game lodge
  • Malaria-free big five area within the Pilanesberg National Park
  • Buffalo Thorn Lodge is only a 2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg
  • Self Catering Lodge
  • 2.5 hour Game Drives offered daily on open land vehicles with a qualified ranger
  • Daily Fully Serviced by staff
  • Daily gate fees included in the rate

Fast Facts

CONFERENCE VENUE No
ACCOMMODATION 5 Stand-Alone Suites
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY No
WIFI Yes
MALARIA AREA Malaria-Free
CHILD POLICY Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge and on game drives. Children under 3 will not account as part of the number of 10
CELL-PHONE SIGNAL Yes
CONFERENCE VENUE No
ACCOMMODATION 5 Stand-Alone Suites
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY No
WIFI Yes
MALARIA AREA Malaria-Free
CHILD POLICY Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge and on game drives. Children under 3 will not account as part of the number of 10
CELL-PHONE SIGNAL Yes
CAMP FENCED Yes
AIR CONDITIONING Yes
OFF ROAD No
SPA No
BIG 5 GAME RESERVE Yes
POOL Yes - at the main area only
LOCATION Black Rhino Game Reserve (the Greater Pilanesberg National Park)

Terms and conditions

The rate is for the rent of the whole lodge exclusively per night sleeping 10 guests.
**Rate is not per person**
**A minimum of 2 nights stay is required at anytime**

The lodge consists of a main area (kitchen, boma, swimming pool etc.) and 5 alone standing rooms each with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom.

Rates Include:

  • The rent of your own exclusive 5 star, Self-Catering Game lodge, on Black Rhino Game Reserve in Pilanesberg National Park.
  • 2 x 2 and a half hour game drives per night stay
  • Daily Fully Serviced by staff
  • Tea and coffee in the rooms
  • 2 x bags of wood per day
  • Daily gate fees included

Rates Excludes:

  • Food, drinks, snacks, condiments – The lodge is fully self-catering
  • Any additional activities such as hot air ballooning, BUSH WALKS and quad biking.
  • Staff Gratuities

Child Policy:

  • Children of all ages are w...

The rate is for the rent of the whole lodge exclusively per night sleeping 10 guests.
**Rate is not per person**
**A minimum of 2 nights stay is required at anytime**

The lodge consists of a main area (kitchen, boma, swimming pool etc.) and 5 alone standing rooms each with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom.

Rates Include:

  • The rent of your own exclusive 5 star, Self-Catering Game lodge, on Black Rhino Game Reserve in Pilanesberg National Park.
  • 2 x 2 and a half hour game drives per night stay
  • Daily Fully Serviced by staff
  • Tea and coffee in the rooms
  • 2 x bags of wood per day
  • Daily gate fees included

Rates Excludes:

  • Food, drinks, snacks, condiments – The lodge is fully self-catering
  • Any additional activities such as hot air ballooning, BUSH WALKS and quad biking.
  • Staff Gratuities

Child Policy:

  • Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge and on game drive
  • Children under 3 will not account as part of the number of 10 but no more than 2 children over and above the group of 10 will be allowed and if this occurs only 10 guests will be allowed on game drive
  • Any child under the age of 3 as per above will be required to provide birth certificates as proof that child is under 3

Please note the following:

  • Buffalo Thorn Lodge will no longer accept 1 night stays - minimum of 2 nights stays will be required
  • No over occupancy will be allowed. 10 heads = 10 guests - Meaning over and above 10 guest (including children)
  • Over occupancy fines are R4 000.00 per person per day - This is not governed by the lodge but by the reserve rules and gulations.
  • Any child under the age of 3 as per above will be required to provide birth certificates as proof that child is under 3

Check in and Check out policy:

  • Check in time is 14h30 and check out time is 10h30
  • The lodge consists of a main area (kitchen, boma, swimming pool etc.) and 5 alone standing rooms each with a king size bed and en-suitebathroom. 

Cancellation Policy

All reservations, amendments or cancellations are valid only if advised and accepted in writing.

  •  Cancellation of booking than 90 days or more prior to arrival - 20% of total booking amount retained
  •  Cancellation of booking between 60 to 89 days prior to arrival - 30% of total booking amount retained
  •  Cancellation of booking between 41 to 59 days prior to arrival - 50% of total booking amount retained
  •  Cancellation of booking less than 40 days prior to arrival - 100% of total booking amount retained.
  •  A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

 Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 30 days of travel Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 30 days of tr...

All reservations, amendments or cancellations are valid only if advised and accepted in writing.

  •  Cancellation of booking than 90 days or more prior to arrival - 20% of total booking amount retained
  •  Cancellation of booking between 60 to 89 days prior to arrival - 30% of total booking amount retained
  •  Cancellation of booking between 41 to 59 days prior to arrival - 50% of total booking amount retained
  •  Cancellation of booking less than 40 days prior to arrival - 100% of total booking amount retained.
  •  A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

 Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 30 days of travel Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • 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. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa). 

Directions By Car

FROM PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG:

  • Head towards Sun City.
  • Stay on the R556 and pass the entrance to Sun City on the right.
  • Continue for 5.11 km to the STOP sign, turn right at the intersection (onto the R565).
  • Continue on this road for approximately 27 km through a village (beware of potholes) until you see the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right.
  • Sign in at the gate and either request a pick up from the gate if you do not want to drive your car on the dirt roads and we will come and collect you or drive directly to the lodge.
  • A normal sedan car should be able to reach Buffalo Thorn Lodge without a problem.

BLACK RHINO GAME RESERVE IS LOCATED AT (GOOGLE EARTH):
25°10’54.84″S
26°57’17.55″E

FROM THE BLACK RHINO GAME RESERVE GATE:

  • Enter the gate (sign in – Buffalo Thorn Lodge is number 20) then drive for 2,9 km alo...

FROM PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG:

  • Head towards Sun City.
  • Stay on the R556 and pass the entrance to Sun City on the right.
  • Continue for 5.11 km to the STOP sign, turn right at the intersection (onto the R565).
  • Continue on this road for approximately 27 km through a village (beware of potholes) until you see the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right.
  • Sign in at the gate and either request a pick up from the gate if you do not want to drive your car on the dirt roads and we will come and collect you or drive directly to the lodge.
  • A normal sedan car should be able to reach Buffalo Thorn Lodge without a problem.

BLACK RHINO GAME RESERVE IS LOCATED AT (GOOGLE EARTH):
25°10’54.84″S
26°57’17.55″E

FROM THE BLACK RHINO GAME RESERVE GATE:

  • Enter the gate (sign in – Buffalo Thorn Lodge is number 20) then drive for 2,9 km along the road until you meet an intersection, turn left.
  • It is the first road at which you can turn left, after entering the Reserve.
  • Then continue for 1.47 km until you reach another intersection – turn extreme right then continue for another 470 m, keeping right until you see our lodge.
  • Turn left into our gate, Stand 20 – Buffalo Thorn Lodge.

BUFFALO THORN LODGE IS LOCATED AT (GOOGLE EARTH):
25° 9’48.73″S
26°58’19.97″E


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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