• Tambuti Private Lodge

    Black Rhino Game Reserve Resort
  • Tambuti Private Lodge

    Black Rhino Game Reserve Resort
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Tambuti Private Lodge

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Set in the North Western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest within the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Set in pristine African wilderness at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater, Tambuti Game Lodge offers guests an intimate and luxurious safari experience.

The contemporary elegance at Tambuti Lodge is complemented by the excellent service and hospitality offered by the Tambuti team.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Jan 2019
to 30 Apr 2019
1 May 2019
to 30 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
to 22 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
to 31 Dec 2019
Standard Suite PPPN Sharing R4 320 R3 650 R4 320 R4 750
Standard Suite Single R5 400 R4 560 R5 400 R5 940
Honeymoon Suite PPPN Sharing R4 560 R3 890 R4 560 R5 015
Honeymoon Suite Single R5 700 R4 860 R5 700 R6 270
Main Activities

Game Viewing
View Africa’s most impressive wildlife, including the renowned Big 5, on our morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with our expert guide.

Black Rhino Reserve

Black Rhino is a private game reserve, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North Western side. This lower lying reserve’s sweet veld vegetation complements the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld.

Pilanesberg National Park
Pilanesberg National Park has five public gates with an additional gate for the private Black Rhino Reserve.

Sun City Activities

 

Valley of Waves
This water park is Sun City’s legendary hub for all kinds of water fun. Offering water activities that appeal to adventurers of all ages, there is something for everyone at this iconic Sun City water park.

Roaring Lagoon
A 6 500 square metre wave pool with hydraulic mechanisms that generate waves of nearly 2 metres high.

Drift Trikes
The most fun you can have on 3 wheels! Smooth linings on the back wheels ensure an adrenaline filled drifting experience.

The Royal Baths
This is a private adult only pool.

Grizzly 4x4 Quads
Exciting quad crawling through a 4×4 challenge circuit. Challenges are like those offered at 4×4 events.

Golf
Sun City offers two exceptional golf courses for the golf lovers. Choose from two world-class golf courses that offer different experiences and were both designed by Gary Player.

The Accelerator
In short, this is a giant human catapult for adrenaline rush junkies!

Temple of Courage
An exhilarating adrenaline rush with a 17-metre drop down a 70-metre slide. There are also two body slides – the Tarantula and the Scorpion, and two tube rides – the Viper and the Mamba.

Airsoft
A tactical shooting activity, where you clear areas and shoot targets using a BB gun. Great fun for everyone.

Segaetsho Cultural Village
Offering a glimpse into the colourful and vibrant tapestry of Tswana culture. Guests can also shop for bespoke African artifacts at Segaetsho Kiosk.

Lazy River
Offers a gentle, non-stop tube ride around an island.

Hovercrafts
Float around a track designed to test out a hovercraft’s unique driving experiences.

Zip 2000
This is the world’s fastest zip line. Located in the Sun City Resort the Zip slide offers tandem & solo riders a 2 km-long flight reaching speeds of 160 km/h.

The Crocodile Village
Experience the thrill of watching a feeding frenzy at the crocodile park which offers unique and educational kids’ activities.

Area Activities

Archery
Archery is a sport of precision and concentration. The guides will show you how best to use the power generated by the bow. Hitting bull’s eye is a rewarding feeling.

Birding Safaris
Take your binoculars and camera to spot some of the more than 300 bird species in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The large raptors are fascinating, but the detail and colour of the smaller species are no less intriguing.

Photographic Safaris
Capture images of the beauty of the park and the wildlife, including the Big 5 during a game drive with the help of your rangers and guides.

Quad Bike
This is a great way to traverse rough surfaces. Quad bike tours are accompanied by expert guides and are suitable even for the complete novice.

Hot Air Balloon
Experiencing the Pilanesberg National Park in a hot air balloon is an incredibly tranquil experience. Experience no turbulence and the only noise you will hear is the occasional firing of the burner.

All About Tambuti Lodge
Set in the north western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest within the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

Our range of facilities
Swimming Pool

TV Lounge with fireplace

Fully stocked bar with great wine list

Boma and bonfire area

Free WiFi

Library with a wide range of books and DVD’s
Recommended Items to include in your luggage
Sun block

Hat/cap

Walking boots/shoes

Comfortable and casual clothing. Avoid bright colours, pack khaki, green & yellow clothing

Warm jackets, gloves, beanies & scarves for game drives

Camera (300 – 600mm lenses for good photographs)

Medication for allergies

CHILD POLICY

Children under the age of 16 years are not permitted.
Children 16 years and older will need to be accommodated in their own room at the applicable adult rates (single supplement applies).

 Game Viewing in the Pilanesberg Region
View Africa’s most impressive wildlife, including the renowned Big 5, on our morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with our expert guide.

The Black Rhino Reserve

Black Rhino is a private game reserve, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North Western side. This lower lying reserve’s sweet veld vegetation complements the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld. This type of habitat is known to carry a wide variety of game species and sightings of elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. There are over 350 bird species present. The reserve has its own private entrance on the Western side of the reserve.

The reserve is characterized by huge numbers of Tambuti trees and therefore we have regular sightings of the shy and scarce black rhino. These trees also play host to an incredibly wide variety of bird species thus making the area a birding paradise.

4x4 Game Drives

We pride ourselves on presenting wildlife interaction that is sure to be the highlight of your stay. The game drives are daily and our experienced ranger will take you on a memorable trip introducing you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a peak into the secrets of the African bush – guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on our game drives. Children are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.

The Pilanesberg is situated in the transition zone between the Kalahari and Lowveld, making it exceptional for spotting all kinds of wildlife. The ecology of the national park is unlike any other in the country, and almost every animal native to South Africa is found here.

We pride ourselves on presenting wildlife interaction that is sure to be the highlight of your stay. The game drives are daily and our experienced ranger will take you on a memorable trip introducing you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a peak into the secrets of the African bush – guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on our game drives. Children are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.

The Pilanesberg is situated in the transition zone between the Kalahari and Lowveld, making it exceptional for spotting all kinds of wildlife. The ecology of the national park is unlike any other in the country, and almost every animal native to South Africa is found here.


Pilanesberg National Park

The Pilanesberg National Park is 55 000 Hectares in extent and borders on the Sun City entertainment complex. The most remarkable feature of this destination is the 1200 million-year old volcano crater with Mankwe Lake in the centre. Because of its positioning between the Kalahari and Lowveld, the vegetation from both areas are located on this terrain. The Pilanesberg National Park is native to all species of animals that naturally occur in this region of South Africa including the big five, wild dog, and rarer species such as Brown Hyena, Tsessebe and Aardwolf. The Park also offers a number of picnic spots, numerous hides for game watching, a walk in aviary, safari game drives and hot air balloon flights over the park.


Directions from Gauteng

Travel along the N4 and take the R556 exit to Sun City. From the gate of Sun City continue travelling in the direction of Rustenburg for approximately 4 km on the R556. At the 4 way stop street, turn right and travel approximately 30km on the R565 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. On arrival at the Black Rhino Reserve gate, please state that you are staying at Lodge Number 15 – Tambuti Lodge.

When you reach Sun City – please give us a call on 063 687 6807

GPS coordinates:

S25 deg. 10.910’

E26 deg. 57.320’


Dine - Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea and Dinner

Gastronomic delights prepared by our Chef will satisfy your hunger for superb bush cuisine. A variety of beautifully presented meals are offered, served in a variety of settings – in the elegant dining room, beside the pool, around the roaring boma fire or on the private deck of your suite.

Private Dinner
Celebrate a special occasion with a private dinner under the stars at the lodge or on your private deck. An intimate and romantic setting awaits you.

Boma Dinner
Enjoy the quintessential African boma experience, dine by the light of the open fire, surrounded by the night sounds of the bush.

Lodge Dinner
Discuss the sightings of the day with fellow guests whilst enjoying our delectable cuisine in the presence of new friends.

Tambuti Lodge consists of five luxury chalets all fitted with contemporary elegance and quality furnishings

Elephant Suite


Luxury bedroom with king size bed, a sleeper couch, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower. Private deck furnished with mini bar fridge and a table and two chairs.

Room Amenities

  • Kingsize bed and sleeper couch
  • En-suite bathroom with double vanity basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Deck with great bush views


Hippo Suite


Luxury bedroom with twin beds, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower and fridge inside the suite. Surrounded by the striking Tambuti trees, the Hippo suite offers spectacular bush views from the private deck which is furnished with a table, chairs and two loungers.

Room Amenities

  • Twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom with double vanity basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Viewing Deck with discreet view of the pool


Lion Suite


Luxury bedroom with twin beds, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower and a mini bar fridge. Surrounded by the striking Tambuti trees, the Lion suite offers spectacular bush views from the private deck furnished with a table and two chairs. Two loungers are also provided on the deck.

Room Amenities

  • Twin Beds
  • En-suite bathroom with Double Vanity Basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Viewing Deck with discreet view of the Pool


Rhino Suite


Luxury bedroom with king size bed, a sleeper couch, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower. The private patio features a jacuzzi and is furnished with a wooden bench, a table and two chairs.

Room Amenities

  • King size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with Double Vanity Basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Patio with Jacuzzi

Zebra Suite


Luxury bedroom with king size bed, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower and fridge inside the suite. Private patio furnished with a table and two chairs.

Room Amenities

  • King size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with Double Vanity Basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead Fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Patio with discreet view of the Pool

Prices include:

  • Accommodation with tax included
  • 3 meals per day
  • High tea before the daily evening game drive
  • All drinks including wines, spirits, teas, coffees, soft drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi Internet Access in our business centre
  • Dawn & dusk safaris in open Land Cruiser
  • Conservation Fee

Prices exclude:

  • International telephone calls
  • All beverages not mentioned above
  • A fee is charged by the Pilanesberg and is included in the price

Child Policy

  • Children under the age of 16 yrs are not permitted
  • Children 16 yrs and older will need to be accommodated in their own room at the applicable adult rates (single supplement applies).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Currency

  • All rates in this agreement are quoted in South African Rand and include taxes

Taxes

  • All rates in this agreement include taxes

CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT

  • Check in is at 13.00 – check out is at 11.00 a.m.
  • The lodge cannot accommodate early check ins. Please ensure that your transport to and from the lodge is arranged timeously to coincide with our check-in and check-out times.

Payments

All bookings must be paid for 30 days prior to the guests’ arrival date. Reservation shall be subject to cancellation in the event prepayment is not received as contracted.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% cancellation fee if cancelled 45 days and less prior to arrival.
  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled 30 days and less prior to arrival.
  • 100% cancellation fee if cancelled 14 days and less prior to arrival, or no show.
  • All reservations, amendments or cancellations are valid only if advised and accepted in writing.

No Show

  • Non-arrivals will be subject to 100% of the rate for the entire period of the reservation

Directions

FROM GAUTENG:

  • Travel along the N4 and take the R510 right to Sun City.
  • From the gate of Sun City continue travelling in the direction of Rustenburg for approximately 4 km on the R565.
  • At the stop street, turn right
  • Travel approximately 30km on the Madikwe road
  • 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.


When you reach Sun City - please give us a call on 076 056 5064
On arrival at the Black Rhino Reserve gate, please state that you are staying at Lodge Number 15 – Tambuti Lodge.

Need Assistance ?

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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 small groups
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Large elephant population
  • Over 350 bird species)
  • Effortless road and air access

Why Book With Us?

  • Personal inter-action
  • Lodges with high standards
  • Stay in control of your booking
  • Most special deals by far
  • Secure payment process (SSL)
  • South African based
  • Superior knowledge
  • Expert advice
  • No booking fees

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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: R80,00
  • Adults Foreign Nationals - R110
  • Children (6-12yrs) : R30,00
  • Pensioners (SA only) - R40.00
  • Vehicles (Sedan/LDV/SUV) : R40.00