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Black Rhino Game Lodge

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Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set amongst the trees of an old Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater that today comprises one of South Africa’s most exciting Big 5 eco-tourism destinations, the greater Pilanesberg National Park. It is from here, accompanied by your personal game ranger, that you will be able explore a 58 000ha malaria free wildlife wonderland and discover the magic of the African bush.

Located in the west side of the ‘Malaria Free’ Pilanesberg National Park, and only 33km from Sun City - Black Rhino Game Lodge is the ideal location for a luxurious bushveld breakaway.

The 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 elephant. On many occasions, the stillness of the night is broken by the roaring of lions, and the franklins sing the morning wake up call.

Once, you are awakened with a hot cup of coffee, your host ranger will take you out on an exceptional game drive, taking you through Black Rhino Reserve, into the unexplored valley of the Pilanesberg, until we reach the 200km network Pilanesberg Park roads.

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Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL

Minimum 2 night stays applicable on the weekend - Friday and Saturday night

Valid: 01 Dec 2019 - 10 Feb 2020 Single Sharing Children: 6 - 11 yrs
Suite R3 520 R2 345 R1 170

The above rates are quoted per person per night.
Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

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 2019/2020 without prior notification.

Child 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

Book between Friday the 29th of November to midnight on the 02nd of December 2019 and SAVE with these Black Friday Special Offers;

Standard Terms and Conditions to apply.

(kids pay 50% off of the per person sharing rate, when sharing with two full paying adults)

Travel Validity to Focus on:  01 + 02 + 03 + 04 + 07 + 08 December 2019
PLUS 06 + 10 + 18 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 + 27 + 28 + 29 + 31 January 2020
PLUS 01 + 02 + 07 + 08 + 09 February 2020

Terms and Conditions:
  • The above rates are  valid for SA & SADC residents only
  • A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
  • Valid for new reservations only from date of issue
  • There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates and standard rates will be charged if the allocation is full
  • The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification

SA RESIDENT SPECIAL OFFERS
Minimum 2 night stays applicable on the weekend - Friday and Saturday night
Minimum 3 night stays applicable over long weekends & Peak Period (Dates stipulated under T&C)

01 Sep 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R4 255 R2 840 R1 420

SPECIALS OFFERS : APPLICABLE TO 3 OR MORE NIGHTS STAYS OR IF BOOKED 7 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL
BLOCK OUT DATES: 01/05/19 - 31/08/19; Long Weekends & Peak Period (Dates stipulated under T&C)

01 Jan 2019 - 14 Dec 2019 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R3 705 R2 470 R1 235


The above rates are quoted per person per night.
Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

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 2019 without prior notification.

Child 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

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • The below rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only
  • A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property
  • Valid for new reservations only from date of issue
  • There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates and standard rates will be charged if the allocation is full
  • The above rates are valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms
  • The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification


Please note that the properties require a minimum 2-night (FRIDAY + SATURDAY) stay over all weekends, applicable throughout the year as well as during Peak Periods. When booking on a minimum 3-night stay Special Offer, please note that Friday & Saturday still need to be booked together as per the above.

Minimum 3-night stay applicable for ALL properties throughout the year over Long Weekends and during Peak Periods - see dates below;
(please note that Friday & Saturday still need to be booked together as per the above)

2019 - PEAK PERIOD:
13 December 2019 - 03 January 2020

The main lodge boasts 18 very spacious and luxuriously appointed bedroom suites. Each comfortable air-conditioned suite offers a television, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar 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 10.

The 4 Family Suites are situated at the Satelite Camp approximately 700 metres from the Main Lodge. The Camp has its own pool and although there are no TV’s in the rooms there is a central lounge with TV.

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. Baby sitting is available at the lodge.

 

Room Type: No: Specifications
Suite Double 5 Double bed. No outdoor shower
Suite Twin 9 Twin beds. Outdoor shower
Suite Family – Satellite camp 4 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 450 per person, no children under 12
  • Bird Watching, with a viewing Hide

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
  • Cell phones for emergencies
  • Laundry services
  • 3 Plunge pools on the property

Check out time 10h00 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.

The above rates are quoted per person per night

Rate Inclusions

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%
Rate Exclusions
  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees, (currently R121 per person per night and R 71 per child (4-11years) per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure. Subject to increase in 2019/2020 without prior notification.

Baby-sitting services are available at R50.00 per hour and must be booked in advance. 

Gate entry fees for Black Rhino will be R120 per person per night and R70 per child (4 - 11 years) per night. 

Children Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.
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 game drive
  • 6 - 11 years Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults. Permitted on game drive at management discretion
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult
  • Permitted on game drive 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 adult and 2 children under the age 12 years

Black Rhino Game Lodge is located on the private 2 000 ha. Black Rhino Game Reserve which forms parts of the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. It is a Big 5 reserve and in a malaria free area.
Black Rhino Game Lodge has got traversing rights into the Pilanesberg National Park.
Guest access is only via the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance gate, located on the R565 Derdepoort road. There is no public access between the national park and the reserve.

  •    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 in to 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.

The package on offer is board and lodge, including 3 meals and 2 game drives.

  •    Excluded are the conservation levies and all beverages, including sundowners on the game drive.
  •    Included are coffee and tea from the coffee station in the restaurant and bottled water in the rooms.
  •    Water during meals or game drive is considered a beverage, thus it will be charged.
  •    Check in into the rooms is from 14:00, checkout is strictly at 11:00 to allow time for preparing the rooms for new arrivals at 14:00.
  •    All rooms have a no smoking policy.
  •    The lodge is not star rated.
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.
  • Safety plans are in place for emergencies.

The lodge consists of 18 thatched, free standing chalets with en-suite facilities and each got the following:

  • Air-conditioning.
  • TV’s with satellite package – package is commercial and limited channels are available.
  • Tea & coffee making facilities including a kettle and mini fridge. o Full bathroom with bath and shower.
  • Outdoor showers, except for 1 room. (see room information)
  • Lounge area in the room.
  • Patio.
  • Pin operated safe.
  • There is no room number 13.
  • Double or twin options in certain rooms.
  • Extra beds for children under 12, up to two (2) per room. Limited number available. o 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 dependant. The indoor restaurant area has got a fire place.

  • The main centre faces a waterhole. Animals are sighted from time to time.
  • 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.
  • Service may disturbed due to bad weather (connection is via satellite) or o Power failures and 
  • Technical issues

Meals are either a la carte or buffet, depending on occupancy. Please enquire!

  • Breakfast consist of a continental and a hot breakfast from the kitchen.
  • Lunch is a light lunch.
  • Before afternoon game drive, high tea is served. No charge applicable.
  • Dinner is more formal with more variety.
  • On Wednesday & Saturdays, a traditional South African dinner braai menu is served, in the Boma around a big fire. This is weather dependant.
  • A kiddies menu is available. Guest should allow at least 30 min preparation time.
  • The kitchen is NOT Halaal or Kosher registered, vegetarian meals can be served. Vegetarian meals are typical South African style

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.

GPS can be inaccurate please follow below 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 R566, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side).
  • At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30 kms 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 and 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"
All rooms are twin bedded room

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations to be sent in writing to the Reservations Office.
  • 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 - 75% will be charged
  • 31 Days or less - 100% will be charged
  • Refunds, if agreed, are subject to a 10% administration fee

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Reserve Gate Times

  • March & April
    06h00 - 18h30
  • May - September
    06h30 - 18h00
  • September & October
    06h00 - 18h30
  • November - February
    05h30 - 19h00

Reserve Gate Fees

Entrance Rates Pilanesberg tariffs are per person and per vehicle.
  • Adults: R80,00
  • Adults Foreign Nationals - R110
  • Children (6-12yrs) : R30,00
  • Pensioners (SA only) - R40.00
  • Vehicles (Sedan/LDV/SUV) : R40.00

SA Citizens should produce identity document to substatiate citizenship

Pilanesberg Gate Times

  • March & April
    06h00 - 18h30
  • May - September
    06h30 - 18h00
  • September & October
    06h00 - 18h30
  • November - February
    05h30 - 19h00

Pilanesberg Gate Fees

Entrance Rates Pilanesberg tariffs are per person and per vehicle.
  • Adults:(2019) R80 (2020) R90
  • Adults Foreign Nationals - R110
  • Children (6-12yrs) : R30,00
  • Pensioners (SA only) - R40.00
  • Vehicles (Sedan/LDV/SUV) : R40.00