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Morokolo Bush Lodge
Morokolo 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 two family chalets and six 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 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.
|Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability|
|Description||1 Apr 2018 to 30 Sept 2019|
|Double & family rooms: Mondays to Sundays - Per person sharing per night|| |
|Double & family rooms: Mondays to Sundays - Single per night||R4 090|
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 restaurant is situated close to from the lodge boasting excellent cuisine.
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 Safari Lodge facilities include:
- Swimming pool
- HD TV and DSTV
- Braai/barbecue facilities
- Pool table
- Board games
Conference Facilities at Morokolo Safari 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.
- 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.
Double & Family rooms: Full Board
Children up to and including 12 years pay 50% of rate; infants under 2 years stay free
- Dinner, bed and breakfast at the reserve restaurant.
- Afternoon tea around the pool before afternoon game drive.
- 2 professionally guided game drives daily and complimentary bottled water.
- Tea/ coffees in the lodge, in the rooms and on morning game drive.
- Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, DSTV, pool table & bar.
- WIFI 200MB per person per night.
- Airport transfers (which can be arranged on request)
- Daily conservation levy.
- All other beverages are charged for separately.
- Baby-sitting service charged for separately.
- Refunds for cancellation of game drives due to inclement weather.
- Lunch (can be arranged on prior request)
The rules governing game drives do not permit children under 6 on the game drives for their own safety. If you would like we can arrange a baby-sitter to look after them at an hourly rate, and then in the morning after breakfast we take them out on their very own game drive for about 30 minutes to see what we can see at a safe distance. Children between 6 and 12 years are permitted to join the adult game drives at the ranger's discretion.
- A deposit of 50% of the value of the accommodation is required as confirmation for an individual reservation.
- A second payment of 50% of the value of the accommodation is due 30 days prior to arrival.
- Full prepayment will be due within 48 hours for reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival.
- 100% of bookings fee for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to stay.
- 50% of booking fee for cancellations made less than 21 days prior to stay.
- Refunds where agreed are subject to a 10% administration fee.
Children under 12 years pay 50% of the adult rate, infants under 2 years stay free.
The well-appointed stone and thatch double suite consists of a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed, lounge area with tea and coffee facilities and fully-stocked minibar. 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.
The spacious and comfortable stone and thatch family suite consists of an open-plan bedroom and seating area with loft. With a king-sized bed in the bedroom and 2 single beds in the loft this is ideal for a family with two children under the age of 12 years old. The modern en-suite bathroom has a shower, bath and double basin. In the seating area is a fully-stocked mini bar with tea and coffee facilities. Most of the suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky. Baby cots are available on request.
Double Suites ...
The well-appointed stone and thatch double suite consists of a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed, lounge area with tea and coffee facilities and fully-stocked minibar. 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 ...
The spacious and comfortable stone and thatch family suite consists of an open-plan bedroom and seating area with loft. With a king-sized bed in the bedroom and 2 single beds in the loft this is ideal for a family with two children. The modern en-suite bathroom has a shower, bath and double basin. In the seating area is a fully-stocked mini bar with tea and coffee facilities.
Most of the suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky. Baby cots are available on request.
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".
Morokolo Safari Lodge is equipped with its own top-of the range 10-seater open private game driving vehicles with private game-rangers.
Two 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..
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.