Thutlwa Safari Lodge, Black Rhino Game Resereve

Thutlwa Safari Lodge

Imagine your very own piece of safari solitude. A place for you to enjoy with a group of friends, family and loved ones, on your own time and at your own pace – welcome to Thutlwa Safari Lodge.

Our authentically-inspired lodge is a luxury, self-catering escape for guests looking to experience the solitude of the Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park. With accessibility to the greater Pilanesberg area, you can expect the privacy and bespoke offerings synonymous with an exclusive-use lodge, while enjoying the traversing rights to 57 000 hectares of wild safari space offered to the visitors of the national park.

SELF-CATERING LODGE

Thutlwa Safari Lodge gets its name from the Tswana word for giraffe. These elegant animals are always a pleasure to observe whether they are chewing away at their leafy greens or bending down to drink water. Inspired by the grace and carriage of these beautiful animals, Thutlwa Safari Lodge lends itself to relaxation in the heart of the bush, with attention paid to even the smallest detail.

At Thutlwa, we strive to offer you as much fluidity during your stay as possible – with no restrictive itineraries and no time limits. You are also welcome to bring young children and toddlers along on game drives – unlike most lodges that cater to the wider public.

The lodge has been designed with large families and groups in mind. The open-plan design lends itself to that ‘home-away-from-home’ feeling, with all the necessary creature comforts one could expect from a luxurious, exclusive-use lodge.

Price from

R12400.00
pp per night sharing

Contact reservation

087 820 0020





Rooms

Unique Selling Points

  • The use of your own exclusive, 5 star Self-Catering Game lodge
  • Malaria-free big five area within the Pilanesberg National Park
  • The lodge is only a 2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg
  • Fully equipped Self Catering Lodge
  • Private 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle for the duration of your stay
  • 2 x 2.5 hour Game Drives offered daily on open land vehicles
    with a qualified ranger
  • Fully Serviced by staff daily
  • Daily gate fees included in the rate
  • No minimum age for children allowed on Game Drives
  • Complimentary Wifi available
  • Thatched viewing-hide a few meters away from the main
    lodge
  • Big 5 animals are regularly spotted in the area
  • The use of your own exclusive, 5 star Self-Catering Game lodge
  • Malaria-free big five area within the Pilanesberg National Park
  • The lodge is only a 2.5 hour drive from Johannesburg
  • Fully equipped Self Catering Lodge
  • Private 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle for the duration of your stay
  • 2 x 2.5 hour Game Drives offered daily on open land vehicles
    with a qualified ranger
  • Fully Serviced by staff daily
  • Daily gate fees included in the rate
  • No minimum age for children allowed on Game Drives
  • Complimentary Wifi available
  • Thatched viewing-hide a few meters away from the main
    lodge
  • Big 5 animals are regularly spotted in the area

Fast Facts

CONFERENCE VENUE No
ACCOMMODATION 4 Luxury stand-alone Chalets
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY No
WIFI Yes
MALARIA AREA No
CHILD POLICY Children of all ages are welcome
CELL-PHONE SIGNAL Limited
CONFERENCE VENUE No
ACCOMMODATION 4 Luxury stand-alone Chalets
WHEELCHAIR FRIENDLY No
WIFI Yes
MALARIA AREA No
CHILD POLICY Children of all ages are welcome
CELL-PHONE SIGNAL Limited
CAMP FENCED Yes
AIR CONDITIONING Yes
OFF ROAD No
SPA No
BIG 5 GAME RESERVE Yes
POOL Yes
LOCATION Black Rhino Game Reserve (the Greater Pilanesberg National Park)

Terms and conditions

  • Rates for entire lodge per night
  • Maximum of 8 adults sharing and 2 children
  • Rates are quoted inclusive of VAT in South African Rands, subject to availability.
  • All rates quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.

Rates Include

  •  Luxury exclusive use at a fully equipped self-catering safari lodge
  •  Flexible morning and evening game drives with a qualified guide
  •  Daily housekeeping
  •  Tea and coffee stations in the thatched chalets
  •  Firewood 
  •  Park Entry Fees
  •  Emergency medical evacuation

Rates Exclude

  •  All meals & beverages
  •  Any extra activities
  • Transfers
  •  A fully refundable breakage deposit of R2 000.00, to be prepaid

Child Policy

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Thutlwa Safari Lodge.
  • The lodge off...
  • Rates for entire lodge per night
  • Maximum of 8 adults sharing and 2 children
  • Rates are quoted inclusive of VAT in South African Rands, subject to availability.
  • All rates quoted are subject to change, without prior notice, however rates quoted for confirmed bookings will be honoured.

Rates Include

  •  Luxury exclusive use at a fully equipped self-catering safari lodge
  •  Flexible morning and evening game drives with a qualified guide
  •  Daily housekeeping
  •  Tea and coffee stations in the thatched chalets
  •  Firewood 
  •  Park Entry Fees
  •  Emergency medical evacuation

Rates Exclude

  •  All meals & beverages
  •  Any extra activities
  • Transfers
  •  A fully refundable breakage deposit of R2 000.00, to be prepaid

Child Policy

  • Children of all ages are welcome at Thutlwa Safari Lodge.
  • The lodge offers high chair, baby monitor, plastic dishes and cutlery as well as baby cot on request.
  • Snooza’s (fold up mattresses) available for children
  • Children of any age permitted on game drives
  • Additional children on request only

General Information

  • Minimum stay of 2 nights
  • Maximum of 10 guests 
  • Maximum 10 guests permitted on game drive vehicle (including children)
  • Transfers from Johannesburg and surrounds offered, rates on request.

Arrival & Departure

Check-in is from 14h00 on the day of arrival and check-out is before 10h00 on the day of departure. If the arrival will be after 18h00 please inform the lodge in advance.
As per reserve rules (no more than 10 guests allowed on the lodge property at any given time), we unfortunately cannot allow any early arrivals or late departures.
Please note that you will have to sign an indemnity form covering your stay at the lodge, this can be finalised in advance.

 

Cancellation Policy

  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, a 25% cancellation fee will apply.
  • Cancellation 59 to 30 days prior to travel – 50% of total cost is forfeited.
  • Cancellation 29 to 14 days prior to travel – 75% of total cost is forfeited.
  • Cancellation within 13 days prior to travel – 100% of total cost is forfeited.
  • Refunds where agreed are subject to a 10% administration fee.

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 45 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 45 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

 

 

  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, a 25% cancellation fee will apply.
  • Cancellation 59 to 30 days prior to travel – 50% of total cost is forfeited.
  • Cancellation 29 to 14 days prior to travel – 75% of total cost is forfeited.
  • Cancellation within 13 days prior to travel – 100% of total cost is forfeited.
  • Refunds where agreed are subject to a 10% administration fee.

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 45 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 45 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

 

 

Directions By Car

  • From Johannesburg or Pretoria take the N4 west
  • Turn off onto the R556 north towards Sun City
  • Follow the R556 past Sun City and 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
  • You see the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right.
  • From Johannesburg or Pretoria take the N4 west
  • Turn off onto the R556 north towards Sun City
  • Follow the R556 past Sun City and 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
  • You see the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right.

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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