Morokolo Safari Lodge

4* Luxury Self Catering Safari Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park

Morokolo Self Catering Safari Lodge is set against the northern slopes of the Pilanesberg mountains within the Black Rhino Game Reserve, an area world-renowned for its rich diversity of fauna and flora, including the Big 5.

This deluxe boutique Lodge has 2 family chalets and 3 double chalets. Each thatch and glass chalet comes complete with full amenities, lounge, and private patio, while the earthy tones and elegant furnishings have clearly been carefully selected to blend with the natural surrounds and evoke a sense of tranquility. Accommodating a maximum of up to 10 guests.

Accommodating a maximum of up to 20 guests.

Morokolo Safari Lodge makes the ideal Pilanesberg getaway destination to heed the call of nature without compromising on style and comfort. Explore the wonders of the Black Rhino Game Reserve under the guidance of the Lodge’s experienced rangers. Laze away the afternoon post-safari with a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. Destress in the soothing Jacuzzi waters. Bolster your energy levels with the delectable cuisine on offer in the five-star Reserve Restaurant – a mere one-minute shuttle ride from your lodging. Alternatively, tune into the spirit of the bushveld with a traditional African braai (barbeque) as the sun goes down on another incredible day. You don’t need to go far to lose yourself in this unspoiled wilderness or enjoy watching the resident bird- and wildlife that freely roam the grounds around Morokolo Safari Lodge. 

Morokolo Safari Lodge takes its name from the local (Setswana) name for the Num-Num tree which grows abundantly in and around the Lodge.

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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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to availability•
01 May - 30 Aug 2024
  Midweek rate Weekend rate (Fri & Sat) &
Public Holidays
Executive Suite
(Max 2 adults and 1 child under 10)
R 3 550 R 4 200
4 Suite Lodge
(Max 8 adults and 2 kids under 10)
R 11 450 R13 000
01 Sep 2024 - 30 Aug 2025
  Midweek rate Weekend rate (Fri & Sat) &
Public Holidays
Executive Suite
(Max 2 adults and 1 child under 10)
R 5 100 R 5 850
4 Suite Lodge
(Max 8 adults and 2 kids under 10)
R 14 550 R 16 750

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Self Catering Lodges

Morokolo is the (Setswana) name for the indigenous Num-num tree which can be found growing in and around the lodges.

Each exclusive-use lodge accommodates a maximum of 10 guests each including children. Linen, towels and amenities are provided, and all areas are cleaned once daily, with high touch surfaces in the main lounge area cleaned twice daily.

Morokolo Game Lodge
The beautiful Morokolo Game Lodge is made up of 3 double suites, one family suite and 1 brand new executive suite (can be booked separately or as part of the full lodge). Double suites sleep 2 people each (double or two singles). The family suite sleeps two people (double or two singles) downstairs, and two children (singles) in the open loft. The executive suite sleeps two people and has its own lounge, patio and boma, neatly situated away from all the other suites for that extra bit of privacy. All the suites are fully air-conditioned.

The lodge sleeps a maximum of 10 guests including children. Each spacious thatched suite has its own modern en-suite bathroom which includes a double basin, enclosed shower, bath, toilet and private outdoor shower under the African skies.

You will also find a complimentary tea/ coffee station, mini bar fridge and a safe in each suite.

This lodge has its own splash pool with sun loungers and umbrellas, a games room with pool table and board games, a 10-seater dining room and TV lounge, plus a fully-equipped kitchen with a full-sized fridge and freezer. Free WIFI is also available in this area. There is a patio with outside table and chairs for hosting meals of up to 10 guests.

This lodge also has a hot tub seating up to 6 guests.

Your ranger and hostess live on site and are available to assist with any queries you may have.
Double Suites ...

All our lodges include well-appointed stone and thatch double suites consisting of a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed, lounge area with tea and coffee station and mini bar fridge. The luxurious en-suite bathroom has a shower and large stone bath. Most of the suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky.

Baby cots are available on request. Some of these suites can be set up as two single beds if preferred.

Family Suites

Some lodges also offer one or two spacious and comfortable stone and thatch family suites consisting of an open-plan bedroom and seating area with loft. With a king-sized bed downstairs and 2 single beds in the loft this is ideal for a family with two children under 12 years old. The modern en-suite bathroom has a shower, bath and double basin. In the seating area is a mini bar fridge with tea and coffee station. Most of the family suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky. Baby cots are available on request.

Executive Suite

We have one executive chalet, tucked away from the rest of the four double suites at one of our lodges, with its own full kitchen facility, seperate boma area, private lounge and patio and guest toilet. The large bedroom has a queen-sized bed with extra cupboard space, vanity and private entrance plus en-suite bathroom with double shower, double basins and enclosed outdoor shower.

Activities in and around Morokolo Safari Lodge

The Black Rhino Reserve forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park measuring 57 000 hectares. Situated in the north western corner of the Pilanesberg National Park, The Black Rhino Reserve is just under 2 500 hectares in size and represents the first portion of private land incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park. It is a private concession with its own entrance on the north-western side of the park.

Elephant, buffalo and a variety of antelope often roam in this area as they take shelter in remote areas not accessible to other visitors to Pilanesberg National Park. Characterised by a beautiful forest of Tamboti trees and occasional sightings of the bad tempered Black Rhino, the Black Rhino Reserve is home to the BIG 5 (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, White & Black Rhino) as well as a wide variety of antelope species (including Sable, Tsetsebe, Eland, Kudu and Springbok) and the rare sightings of wild dog.

With a species list of over 354, the Black Rhino Reserve is also a true "birders paradise".

On-site Activities

One professionally-guided Big 5 vehicle safaris (included in the room rates) each day will keep you in awe of the splendid natural beauty of the Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park. Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo, wild dogs, kudus, wildebeest, warthogs and spring hares are but a few of the more commonly seen animals.

Walking safaris are available. The walk focuses on locating and observing the inhabitants of the Black Rhino Game Reserve from a different angle - on foot. Guests are accompanied by a qualified guide who will share his/her extensive knowledge and experience on both fauna and flora. Excursions depart in the early morning, or early afternoon..
Area Activities

Located on the slopes of the Pilanesberg Mountains, Morokolo Safari Lodge is 35 km from Sun City and 51 km from Pilanesberg International Airport.
Hot air ballooning: Fly in hot air balloons within this unique location with all its scenic beauty and wildlife, only 35 minutes' drive from the lodge.

Valley of Waves at Sun City: Fun, fun, fun for the whole family! The Valley of Waves at Sun City is the most advanced Water Park in South Africa and provides hours of entertainment beneath the warm South African sun. The Roaring Lagoon is the centre of the park - and a regular 1.2 metre wave is generated and crashes on the white sandy beach. Surrounding the lagoon a meandering river allows for a wonderful scenic tube-ride and, for adrenaline seekers there are five exhilarating water-rides to choose from including the Temple of Courage.

Golf: Sun City can lay claim to having two of the best golf courses in Africa. Both courses were designed by well-known Gary Player and offer challenging courses in extremely scenic surroundings. The Lost City Golf Course is a unique experience and offers spectacular views across the bushveld. Also to be noted is the use of bunkers and extensive water features - and at the 13th hole 38 crocodiles await. The par 72 course at the Gary Player Country Club is home to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge and the tree lined course is a challenge to both novices and professionals. The pro-shop, putting green and health spa are open 7-days a week.

Quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and archery: only 35km from the lodge in the Sun City complex, go and search for adventure and wildlife on a four-wheeler, encountering natural obstacles on the trail. Or blast away at clays with a 12-gauge shotgun! Or try your hand at the ancient sport of archery with modern day equipment.


  • Head towards Sun City on the R556 and pass by the entrance to Sun City on the right.
  • Continue for 5.11 km to the T-junction and turn right onto the R565 (Swartruggens).
  • Continue on this road for approximately 27 km through a small village (beware of potholes) until you arrive at the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right.
  • Sign in at the gate and either drive on directly to the lodge or request that we collect you from the gate if you do not want to drive your car on the dirt roads.
  • A standard clearance sedan should be able to reach Morokolo Game Lodge (No 19 Black Rhino Reserve) without difficulty.
  • From the Black Rhino Game Reserve gate, drive for 2,9 km along the road until you meet an intersection, continue straight for 500m till you see our lodge on the right; No 19 Black Rhino Reserve.

Morokolo Safari Lodge provides everything you need to relax after action packed safari's. A swimming pool with recliner chairs is ideal for lazy afternoons. The communal area has barbecue (braai) facilities for social meals around the fire.

The main lodge building with its lounge area comes fully fitted with HD TV, DSTV, DVD player, a bar and pool table for your entertainment.

Morokolo Lodge facilities include:

  • Swimming pool
  • HD TV and DSTV
  • Braai/barbecue facilities
  • Pool table
  • Board games
  • Jacuzzi

Safari Lodge Facilities

  • Lodges - 4-Suite Lodge ( 3 x Double Suites, 1 x Family Suite)
  • Suites - Double-Suite sleeps 2 / Family-Suite sleeps 4
  • Bathroom - Ensuite bathroom with a bath, and an indoor and outdoor shower
  • Seating - Small lounge area
  • Airconditioning- Fully Fitted
  • In-Room Facilities - Hairdryers and Safe in Room
  • Personal Fridge - In-Room
  • WiFi - Free Wifi
  • Pool - Serviced Guest Pool with Loungers and Towels
  • Dining - Luxury Self-Catering: Brunch & Dinner (Pre-Selected Meals)
  • Hot Beverage - Tea and coffee

Executive Suite Facilities

  • Lodges -Executive Suite (also an exclusive add-on)
  • Suites - Executive Suite - sleeps 2
  • Private Kitchen - Fully equipped kitchen (includes fridge, microwave, stove & oven)
  • Bathroom - Large ensuite bathroom with a bath, a double inside shower, & an outside shower
  • Seating - Separate lounge area with flat screen TV and sleeper couch
  • Workspace - Desk area
  • Airconditioning - Fully Fitted
  • In-Room Facilities - Hairdryers and Safe in Room
  • Personal Fridge - In-Room
  • WiFi - Free Wifi
  • Pool - Serviced Guest Pool with Loungers and Towels
  • Dining - Private outside covered dining area / Luxury Self-Catering
  • Braai - Private braai and boma area
  • Hot Beverage - Tea and coffee

Conference Facilities at Morokolo Game Lodge

The main lodge is laid out as an open-plan area with boardroom conference table that seats up to 12 delegates.
A data projector is available as part of the conference package, as well as tea and coffee, snacks, writing equipment and flipchart. Book for 8 adults sharing in order to secure exclusive use of the conference area.

The lodge is able to accommodate a max 10 adults and 2 kids under 10 


  • One professionally guided game drive per night booked.
  • Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, DSTV, pool table & bar.
  • Complimentary WI-FI.
  • Housekeeping service once daily.
  • Linen, towels and bedding.
  • First two bags firewood plus one packet firelighters supplied free per booking. Any additional firewood and firelighters are charged for (rates below).


  • Daily conservation levy
    o R 140 per adult per night
    o R 85 per child under 11 per night
    o R 95 per pensioner per night
  • Refunds for cancellation of game drive due to inclement weather.
  • Any meals, refreshments, beverages or additional activities.
  • Any other personal charges, such as breakage deposit.
  • Breakage deposit of R1000 – refundable after check-out (net of any charges to your account).

Optional Add-ons:

  • Additional professionally guided drive safaris, maximum 10 guests:
    o For up to four guests sharing = R 2,000 per drive
    o Additional guests sharing = R 500 per person
    Charges are split between guest groups
  • All professionally guided walking safaris, maximum 4 guests per walk:
    o For up to two guests = min R 1,500.00 per walk
    o For three or four guests = R 750.00 per person
  • Baby sitting service charged for separately.
  • Additional firewood charged at R 35 per bag
  • Additional firelighters during stay charged at R25 per packet.
  • Airport transfers (arranged on request at an additional cost)
  • Pre-ordered beverages, pre-prepared / frozen meals

Cancellation policy

  • If cancelling 30 days before arrival, forfeit 100% of the booking total.
  • If cancelling 60 days before arrival, forfeit 50% of the booking total.
  • If cancelling 90 days before arrival, forfeit 15% of the booking total


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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

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What sets us Apart !

  • Ideal for family or group getaways
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Home to the “Big 5”
  • Over 350 bird species
  • Effortless road and air access