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Black Rhino Game Lodge

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, all meals, teas and snacks, VAT and two daily safari activities.

Rate exclusions:

  • Conservation levy, beverages and items of a personal nature.

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
  • 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.
  • The lodge reserves the right to restrict one-night weekend or peak period bookings.

South African Resident Rates
Extended Special

Valid to travel  1 April 2022 - 30 June  2022
Minimum 2 Nights Stay

 

   
Luxury Suite Per Person per night sharing R2 750
Deluxe Suite Per Person per night sharing R2 950


Rate inclusions: Accommodation, all meals, VAT and two daily safari activities per day

Rate exclusions: Conservation levy per day, beverages, transfers and items of a personal nature.


South African Resident Rates
 3 Nights Midweek Special
Valid to travel  1 May 2022 - 30 June  2022
Minimum 3 Nights Stay Midweek only
(Mon - Thurs)
   
Luxury Suite Per Person per night sharing R2 540
Deluxe Suite Per Person per night sharing R2 750


Rate inclusions: Accommodation, all meals, VAT and two daily safari activities per day

Rate exclusions: Conservation levy per night, beverages, transfers and items of a personal nature.

The main lodge boasts 20 Luxury Suites and 3 Deluxe Suites. The suites very spacious and luxuriously appointed bedroom suites. Each comfortable air-conditioned suite offers tea/coffee making facilities and 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, with the exception of room 19.

The 3 Deluxe Suites features the same as the Luxury Suites but they are bigger in size, includes a flatscreen TV and DSTV, as well as their own private plunge pool/Jacuzzi.

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.
Children 0 – 5 years stay complimentary when sharing with parents, not permitted on game drives.
6 – 11 years enjoy a 50% discount on the adult sharing rate and are permitted on game drives at management discretion.
Children 12 years and older pay the full adult rate and are permitted on game drives. Babysitting is available at the lodge.

Room Type: Specifications
Suite Double Double bed. No outdoor shower
Suite Twin Twin beds. Outdoor shower
Suite Family – Satellite camp Twin beds. Outdoor shower

The Black Rhino Game Lodge is on the western side of the malaria free, ‘Big Five’ Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa’s North West Province, the Lodge provides a beautiful bushveld getaway.

Unlike any other national game park, the Pilanesberg hosts a combination of animal, bird, insect, reptilian and vegetation species, such as the Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red Eyed Bulbul and Camel Thorn tree. The Pilanesberg National Park is the perfect combination of the Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld. A major advantage of the Pilanesberg is that it is ‘Malaria Free’, which is not the case with other game parks further north. Sun City, best known for hosting the Million Dollar Golf Challenge and other spectacular events, lies on the border of the Pilanesberg, and is only a 33 km drive from the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

 

AREA ATTRACTIONS 

Cultural Village

South Africa is home to many different tribes, each with distinct songs, dances, traditional dress and cuisine. The Cultural Village offers visitors a taste of the rural life in an African village and provides local artisans an opportunity to showcase their art and crafts. Experience an authentic ‘shebeen’ or township tavern atmosphere, where you can taste traditionally brewed beer and typical South African dishes. Fees include curios, shebeen, village and boma.

 
Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary

The Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary is located near the entrance to the resort. Home to 300 Nile crocodiles and the two largest captive crocodiles in the world, the sanctuary offers a fascinating activity for the whole family.

R 40 per person
R 20 per child
No bookings required.
Zip Line

This extreme slide runs for 2 km (1.2 miles) at a height of 280 m (almost 920 ft). Riders reach speeds of up to a daredevil 120 km/h (75m/h) – guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenalin pumping! Go it alone if you feel brave or book a tandem ride and share the thrill.

9:00 am – 11:00 am
R 600 per person
Height restriction: 1,3 m
Children 12 years and older allowed.
Segway Tours

Hop on a customized, guided tour of the resort on the all-fun Segway. No experience is required – after doing a comprehensive lesson with your instructor and guide, you will be zipping along the golf courses and gardens of Sun City, feeling like a kid driving your very first go-cart!

R 240 – 1 Hour tour
R 350 – 2 Hour tour

Tours are from 8:00 am till 16:00 pm, every 2 hours.

 

  • Included 2 x Open Vehicle Safaris per day 
  • Guided Big 5 Game Walks R 475 per person, no children under 12
  • Bird Watching, with a viewing Hide
Safari Time

Summer Times
1st Nov – 28th Feb
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 Mar – 30th Apr
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 Aug
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 Sep – 31st Oct
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

BY ROAD

  • 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.
  • 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.

Located in the west side of the ‘Malaria Free’ Pilanesberg National Park, and only 33 km from Sun City, The Black Rhino Game Lodge is built between a Tamboti forest, overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity, and a playground for the elephants. On many occasions, the roaring of lions breaks the stillness of the night, and the franklins singing the morning wake up call. Early in the morning, guests may enjoy a cup of coffee followed by an adventurous game drive with professional guides.

  • Boma
  • Restaurant
  • Private luxury suites
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge Areas
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Laundry services
  • 2 Plunge pools on the property

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

Additional Information:

  • Black Rhino Game Lodge is in a Malaria free area.
  • Gate entry fees are applicable and are not included in the rate

Pilanesberg National Park

BY ROAD 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. 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. Unlike any other national game park, the Pilanesberg hosts a combination of animal, bird, insect, reptilian and vegetation species, such as the Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red Eyed Bulbul and Camel Thorn tree. These species are normally found in dry areas, co-habitat with Impala, Black Eyed Bulbul and the Cape Chestnut trees are normally found in wetter areas. The Pilanesberg National Park is a perfect combination of the Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld. A major advantage of the Pilanesberg is that it is ‘Malaria Free’, which is not the case with other game parks further north. Sun City, best known for hosting the Million Dollar Golf Challenge and other spectacular events, lies on the border of the Pilanesberg, and is only a 33km drive from Black Rhino Game Reserve.

Location and Directions

  • Distance From:
  • Approximately 150 km from Johannesburg  |  Approximately 30 km from Sun City.

By Road

  • 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.
  • 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.

Morning game drives are into the Pilanesberg National Park. Afternoon game drives are on the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

  • Seasonal times are in place for game drives departures. Please enquire!
  • Guest should arrive at least half an hour before the afternoon game drive. Vehicles cannot be held back after the allotted departure time.
  • The morning drive includes a coffee stop. Coffee is taken along by the ranger.
  • Afternoon drives include a sundowner stop. Drinks orders are taken during high tea by the rangers. This drink is optional and not included and payable.
  • Ponchos are available on drives and blankets are provided during winter and other cold times.
  • Game drives are totally weather dependant and cannot be refunded.
  • Children under the age of six (6) are not permitted on a game drive, children between six (6) and twelve (12) are at the rangers discretion. Should a child be noisy or disturbing other guests, the ranger has got the right to reprimand the child/parent. If the situation continues, the game drive can be cut short. The child will also not be allowed on the next drive. Baby-sitting services is available at an extra charge and must be pre-arranged for meals and game drives. Please enquire.
  • Bush bumbles are offered for the children who cannot join on a game drive.
  • Although the reserve and the national park boost the Big 5, sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the animals roaming free and the size of the reserve and the national park. The rangers take great care to look for them and offer all guests an enjoyable and informative game drive.
  • No off-road driving is allowed to get close ups of animals, all vehicles must stay on the demarcated roads.
  • The open safari vehicles can accommodate 10 pax plus the driver. Every occupant must occupy a seat. No lap sitting is allowed.
  • The lodge has got 3 splash pools. Pool towels are provided.
  • The lodge has got a generator if there is a power failure, due to regulations; it can only run till 22:00 pm.

The above rates are quoted per person per night

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


Rate inclusions:

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas and snacks, VAT and two daily safari activities.

Rate exclusions:

  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees, (currently R 121.00 per person per night and R 71.00 per child (4-11 years) per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure. Subject to increase in  2022 without prior notification.

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adult and 2 children under the age 12 years

Standard Cancellation Policy

  • Days prior to arrival - Should the reservation be cancelled 30 days or less prior to arrival a 75 % cancellation fee will apply.
  • If cancelled between 30 & 60 days a 50 % cancellation fee will apply.
  • If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, a 20% cancellation fee will apply regardless.

Covid Booing Terms

  • SHOULD TRAVEL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR CLIENTS FOR ANY COVID-19 RELATED CAUSE OR GOVERNMENT RESTRICTION, WE WILL WAIVE ALL CANCELLATIONS AND REFUND IN FULL OR OFFER DEFERMENT OF TRAVEL FOR 12 MONTHS BUT WITHIN THE CORRESPONDING SEASON.

Children Policy

Children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room. The lodge has a limited number of extra beds so it is subject to availability.

0 – 5 years:

  • Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults. Not permitted on safari.

6 – 11 years:

  • Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults.
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult.
  • Permitted on safari at management discretion.

12 years and older:

  • Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Triple Sharing:

  • Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years. 

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 into the rooms is from 14:00, checkout is strictly at 10:30 to allow time for preparing the rooms for new arrivals at 14:00.
All rooms have a no smoking policy.
The entire lodge is fenced in with an electric fence and it is safe to walk outside.

Guests are not permitted to leave the entry gate at the lodge on foot.
The lodge consists of 18 thatched, free standing chalets with en-suite facilities and each got the following:

  • Air-conditioning.
  • TV’s with satellite
  • Tea and coffee making facilities including a kettle and mini fridge.
  • Full bathroom with bath and shower.
  • Outdoor showers, except for 1 room
  • Lounge area in the room.
  • Patio.
  • Double or twin options in certain rooms.
  • Extra beds for children under 12, up to two (2) per room.
  • The pathways to the rooms are not lit, but a flashlight is provided with every key.
  • The main centre houses the kitchen, restaurant, bar and lounge areas.
  • Dinning is outdoors on the deck, but it is weather dependent.
  • The indoor restaurant area has a fire place.
  • The main centre faces a waterhole.
  • There is a hide next to the lodge that overlooks the waterhole
  • Wi-Fi is free of charge and only available in the main centre.
  • Meals are either a la carte or buffet, depending on occupancy.
  • Breakfast consists of a continental and a hot breakfast from the kitchen.
  • Lunch is a light lunch.
  • Before afternoon game drive, high tea is served.
  • Dinner is more formal with more variety.
  • On Wednesday and Saturdays, a traditional South African dinner braai menu is served, in the Boma around a big fire. This is weather dependent.
  • A kiddies menu is available.
  • The kitchen is not Halaal or Kosher registered, vegetarian meals can be served. Vegetarian meals are typical South African style

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.

Mealtimes:

Brunch: 09:00 – 12:00
Afternoon Tea: 14:00 – 16:00
Dinner: 19:30 – 21:00
There will be a Terrace Menu available, should you require any Lunch

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

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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 !

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