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Black Rhino Game Lodge

4* Luxury Game Lodge in the Black Rhino Game Reserve

Black Rhino Game Lodge is tucked away under a canopy of Tamboti trees at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater. The Lodge is an ideal base from which to explore the world-renowned Black Rhino Game Reserve and adjacent Pilanesberg Game Reserve. During the open vehicle game drives, you can expect to spot the diversity of fauna and flora that makes this bushveld area such an in-demand destination. Guided Big 5 game walks are also on offer for the more adventurous. Alternatively, take in the daily parade of wildlife, including plentiful elephant, at the Lodge’s watering hole from the comfort of your suite. Thrill to the roar of lions in the deep of the night. And soak up the blissful silence of an African sunrise. The understated luxury, attention to fine detail, and tranquil setting are sure to make the Black Rhino Game Lodge a sought-after destination for anyone who enjoys being close to nature.

Black Rhino Game Reserve lies along the west border of the Pilanesberg National Park; it is just two hour’s drive from Johannesburg and a certified malaria-free game area.

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Single supplement – 50% of the per person sharing rate.

Rate inclusions:

  • Accommodation, brunch, high tea & dinner, one complimentary bottle off still water in the room on arrival, selected teas & coffees as well as two safari game drives per day

Rates Excludes

  • All soft & alcoholic drinks,
  • All reservations will be charged a conservation levy of R 145.00 per adult per night (R 95 per child per night). The conservation levy is to be added at the time of booking for prepayment.

Single Supplement

  • Our standard 50% single supplement will be applied on your first 4 single rooms booked.
  • Thereafter a 25% single supplement to be applied to any additional single rooms booked.

Summer Single Supplement Promo (May to August):

  • Our standard 50% single supplement will be applied on your first 4 single rooms booked.
  • Thereafter a 25% single supplement to be applied to any additional single rooms booked.

Children

  • A maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 years can be accommodated with parents in the Luxury Suites. This is subject to availability.
  • Children 0 – 5 years of age sharing with two adults would be complimentary,
  • 6 – 12 years would be 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two adult

Children on game drive

  • Children under the age of 12 years are welcome at Black Rhino Game Reserve.
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives.
  • Children 6-12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari

South African Residents
The rate will now be available for all MIDWEEK enquiries and not just for SA Residents.
Suite Per person sharing per night R3 200  
Suite Per person single per night R4 800  
Suite per child (6 - 11) sharing per night R1 600  

Rates inclusive:
of accommodation, all meals (brunch , afternoon tea , dinner) as well as 2 safaris per day.

Rates exclude:
the daily conservation levies, all beverages, transfers, and items of personal use.

(Pilanesberg Conservation Levies for Black Rhino Game Lodge will be R121 per person per night and R71 per child (4 - 11 years) per night)


BOOKING TERMS & CONDITIONS:

  • Rates only applicable for the SUITES
  • Valid for travel in the month of September – MIDWEEK ONLY (Sunday , Monday , Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday)
  • Commissionable @ 15%
  • Please quote PREF when enquiring/booking
  • Not to be combined with any specials advertised on the website.
- A maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 years can be accommodated with parents in the Suites. This is subject to availability.
- Children 0 – 5 years of age sharing with two adults are complimentary,
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6 – 12 years would be 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two adults.

Children on Game Drives
  • Children under the age of 12 years are welcome at Black Rhino Game Reserve. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives.
  • Children under 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari, and where possible, a kiddie’s safari will be arranged between normal safari times.
  • Babysitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge. 

An ideal bush retreat, Black Rhino Game Lodge boasts 19 Suites and 4 Luxury Suites, ensuring our guests are accommodated in comfort and style.
Each comfortable air-conditioned suite offers a television, tea- and coffee-making facilities, a mini bar, and a private patio that opens out into the bush. Each suite has an open-plan bathroom with a closed toilet. There is a separate bath and shower as well as an outdoor shower. The honeymoon suite, in addition to the standard amenities, comes with a private deck area and plunge pool.

ACCOMMODATION

Suite beds can be converted into twin beds on request.
Suites 18,19,21 & 22 are next to each other and ideal for families traveling together. These can be configured to a twin or a double with the addition of two extra beds.
Suite 17 is close to the lodge and more suited for older guests, or guests with disabilities or difficulties with walking.
Suites 11 & 12 are inter-leading rooms, connected by a lockable hallway. Each room offers its own entrance doors and does not share any facilities

We are delighted to have you with us and look forward to making your stay most comfortable.
The Management and staff are pleased to be your hosts. Our well-trained staff eagerly await to serve and provide you with a truly memorable stay at our Lodge.

We are eco-friendly as possible and please help us conserve water and electricity wherever possible. We are in a Malaria Free area there are still mosquitoes and other insects. We do supply insecticide in your suite. Kindly keep your suite windows/doors closed at night, especially for the monkeys and squirrels.

Please do not feed any animals within Black Rhino Game Reserve.

A personalized pin operated safe is provided in your suite for safe keeping of valuables.

We offer complementary Wi-Fi within the entire Lodge.

In the Mini fridge in your suite are complementary bottles of water, should you require more water for your room, please order from Bar or at Reception..

Should you wish to leave gratuities for our friendly Rangers/Personnel, you are welcome to ask for envelopes or you can request the assistance from the Manager on duty.

Pool Towels are available at Reception, please return towels to reception on departure.

 

Up-close encounter with some of the world's most fascinating wildlife
Black Rhino Game Lodge offers a variety of safari activities that allow guests to experience the beauty and wildlife of Africa. Game viewing is one of the most popular activities on an African safari, providing visitors with an opportunity to see and photograph a wide variety of wildlife in their natural habitat.

Game Drives
During a game drive, visitors will typically ride in open-sided 4x4 vehicles, led by experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the area and its wildlife. Early morning and late afternoon game drives are the most popular, as these times offer the best chances of spotting wildlife when they are most active.

Walking Safaris

Our guided walking safaris are bookable at R 2 160 per person with no children under 16 years of age allowed on the walks. The guided walks are done in lieu of the morning game drives, with a minimum of 4 guests required per walk, and are bookable directly with the lodge reception upon arrival.

Night Drives

Night drives provide visitors with the unique and exciting opportunity to see South African nocturnal wildlife in their natural habitat. After dinner drives are bookable directly with the lodge reception at the cost of R 500.00 per person per drive, subject to availability, with no children under 12 years of age allowed on the night drives.

African Cultural Dancing

Unique Heritage
African cultural dancing is an important aspect of African culture, with a rich history that spans many different traditions and regions.
African cultural dancing is often characterized by its rhythmic and energetic movements, with dancers using their entire bodies to express themselves. African dancing has significant social and cultural significance, often to mark important events and celebrations such as weddings, harvest festivals, and religious ceremonies. Many African cultural dances have spiritual significance, with dancers invoking ancestral spirits and other supernatural forces through their movements.


Travelling from Pretoria

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 R556, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side).
At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30kms 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.

Travelling from Johannesburg

From Johannesburg & 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”

BY AIR

There are two, weekly scheduled flights with SA Express from Johannesburg to Sun City on a Monday and a Friday, as well as from Cape Town to Sun City.

A transfer can be arranged from Sun City to Black Rhino Game lodge.

Overlooks a waterhole frequented by a variety of wildlife.
Our safari lodge facilities are designed to provide guests with a comfortable and enjoyable safari experience, offering a variety of amenities and activities to suit their needs and preferences. Located in the North West Province of South Africa, in the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, the lodge is situated in a prime location for game viewing, with access to over 55,000 hectares of wilderness.

Bushveld beauty
Black Rhino Game Lodge offers various facilities to ensure guests have a comfortable and enjoyable stay while experiencing the beauty of the surrounding natural environment. Here are some of the facilities available at the lodge. Please see  below.

Check out time 11h00 hrs/ Check in time 14h00 hrs.

Swimming Pool
The lodge has a swimming pool where guests can cool off and relax while enjoying the stunning views of the wilderness.

Dining
The lodge has various dining options, including a restaurant, bar, and boma (outdoor dining area) where guests can enjoy traditional African cuisine around a campfire.

Hide
Within walking distance of the lodge is a hide designed for observing and photographing wildlife in their natural habitat without being detected by the animals.

Conference facilities
The lodge offers conference facilities for corporate groups, including audio-visual equipment and catering services.

Gift Shop
The lodge's gift shop offers a range of African-inspired gifts, souvenirs, and clothing.

WiFi
The lodge offers complimentary WiFi in the main areas and all of the accommodation.

Rate inclusions:

  • Accommodation, brunch, high tea & dinner, one complimentary bottle off still water in the room on arrival, selected teas & coffees as well as two safari game drives per day

Rates Excludes

  • All soft & alcoholic drinks,
  • All reservations will be charged a conservation levy of R 145.00 per adult per night (R 95 per child per night). The conservation levy is to be added at the time of booking for prepayment.

Single Supplement

  • Our standard 50% single supplement will be applied on your first 4 single rooms booked.
  • Thereafter a 25% single supplement to be applied to any additional single rooms booked.

Summer Single Supplement Promo (May to August):

  • Our standard 50% single supplement will be applied on your first 4 single rooms booked.
  • Thereafter a 25% single supplement to be applied to any additional single rooms booked.

Children

  • A maximum of 2 children under the age of 12 years can be accommodated with parents in the Luxury Suites. This is subject to availability.
  • Children 0 – 5 years of age sharing with two adults would be complimentary,
  • 6 – 12 years would be 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two adult

Children on game drive

  • Children under the age of 12 years are welcome at Black Rhino Game Reserve.
  • All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult during game drives.
  • Children 6-12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
  • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari

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 time is strictly from 14:00 and check out on the day of departure is strictly at 10:30.

Should you be departing before 07:00 am, please inform the Duty Manager or Receptionist and your account can be settled after dinner the evening prior to your departure.

  • Brunch is served from 09:00 to 11:30.
  • Afternoon High Tea is served from 14:00 to 16:00.
  • Dinner is served from 19:00 for 19:30 to 21:00.
  • Should you wish not joining the morning Game Drive. If you depart earlier than 09:00, you are welcome to request a breakfast pack.
  • Kindly advise in advance for any special dietary requirements, as we do cater for all our guests needs.
  • Game Drives depart as per the Schedule below, please meet with your Ranger half an hour before in the Restaurant to ensure you are on time for your Game Drive.

Summer Times: 01 October – 31 March

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:00 am for a 05:30 am Departure – Return +/- 08:30
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 16:00 for 16:30 Departure – Return +/- 19:00

Winter Times: 01 April – 31st September

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:30 am for a 06:00 am Departure – Return +/- 09:00
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 15:30 for 16:00 Departure – Return +/- 18:30
  • Children under the age of six (6) are not permitted on Game Drives. Please arrange all Bush Bumbles with your allocated Ranger. Bumbles are between 09h30 to 10h30.
  • Babysitting services can be arranged in advance at Reception.

Guests are not permitted to leave the entry gate at the lodge on foot.

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.

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: 60 - 31 Days - 50%
  • 30 Days or Less - 100%

Summer Times : 1st November – 28th February

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:00 am for a 05:30 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 16:00 pm for a 16:30 pm Departure

Autumn Times : 1st March – 30th April

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:30 am for a 06:00 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 16:00 pm for a 16:30 pm Departure

Winter Times : 1st May – 31st August

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 06:00 am for a 06:30 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 15:30 pm for a 16:00 pm Departure

Springs Times : 1st September - 31st October

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:30 am for a 06:00 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 16:00 pm for a 16:30 pm Departure

The best time to visit the Pilanesberg is from the middle of July to the middle of October (during late winter, spring or early summer). The reason for this is that animals take time to feed longer in the winter months, as there is less nutrition. The mating season which occurs from late February onwards is something worth seeing, as well. From January, however, viewing the dense bush proves to be an arduous task. In winter, the days are clear and warm.
The evenings tend to be very cold in comparison. In the winter time, some areas of the park have to be burned. This is known as a controlled fire, and it is necessary as part of veld management.

The winter months are, however, a great time to see some lions. They don’t take as much notice of tourists and cars as they would in another season.
Even though they don’t take as much notice, stay in your car at all times. The animals are used to vehicles, but if you leave the car you pose as a threat to them. Don’t hoot at the animals either, as they will get startled and run off. This will ruin your chances of getting a photo. This will scare them and give them cause to attack.

October to March (summer)


Rainfall is mostly common in the summer months, between October and March. During this time, the Pilanesberg sees about 622mm of rain. You can expect the summer temperatures to be between 26°C and 30°

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