• Kubu Metsi Lodge

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  • Kubu Metsi Lodge

    Book With SecureBooking and Get the Best Deals.
  • Kubu Metsi Lodge

    Book With SecureBooking and Get the Best Deals.
  • Kubu Metsi Lodge

    Book With SecureBooking and Get the Best Deals.
  • Kubu Metsi Lodge

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Kubu Metsi Lodge

Formally known as Tambotie Forest Lodge, Kubu Metsi Lodge is nestled in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, forming part of the Pilanesberg National Park, guests will find three individual, elegant and spacious lodges offering 57 000 hectares of fauna and flora to explore. This self catering lodge is ideal for a family or a group of people looking to experience the Big 5 in a private and exclusive setting.  Our safari lodge is serviced daily, includes a qualified ranger and a 10-seater safari vehicle.

  • Big 5 Game Reserve
  • 4 Elegant Suites
  • 2.5 hours from Johannesburg
  • Exclusive use Entire Lodge
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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rands • Subject to availability•
Kubu Metsi Lodge (sleeps 10 + 4 children under 10) - 5 Units 1 Jan '24 to 31 Dec '24
Midweek rate per night Sundays-Thursdays ( LOW) R20 500
Fridays,Saturday’s, public holidays,School holidays &
long weekends (PEAK) for the entire lodge per night
R22 500
Kubu Metsi Lodge (sleeps 8 + 4 children under 10) - 4 Units 1 Jan '24 to 31 Dec '24
Midweek rate per night Sundays-Thursdays ( LOW) R16 500
Fridays,Saturday’s, public holidays,School holidays &
long weekends (PEAK) for the entire lodge per night
R18 500

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

There are 5 units at Kubu Metsi. The 5th one: the Honeymoon Suite, is fully equipped with its own kitchen, own lounge and a king size bed in the spacious bedroom. It also has its own boma and fireplace. Guests can rent all 5 units at Kubu with maximum occupancy 10 adults and 4 kids; (14 maximum  and exclusive use) Kids 10yrs and older count as adults) No kids can sleep in the Honeymoon suite.

Units sizes:   60 sqm


BEDROOM & LOUNGE

  • King Size Bed (or Twin Beds)
  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Sleeper Couch (3/4 size)
  • Electric Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • International plugs & USB points
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Bar Fridge
  • Safe
  • Outside deck
EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Freestanding bath
  • Shower
  • Double basins
  • Outside shower
  • Separate Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities

GAME DRIVES

  • Indulge in the luxury of having the lodge to yourself and your guests as our professional game ranger guides you through one of the richest diversities of fauna and flora in Africa. Game drive starting times are flexible as you have use of a private safari vehicle.
  • ​Game drives are conducted in a 4 x 4 Safari vehicle on the 2000 hectare Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is open to the 55 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park allowing the Big 5 and other endangered species such as African Wild Dog, Cheetah and Black Rhino to roam free.
  • Note: Maximum capacity on the vehicle is 10 guests.

ACTIVITIES IN THE AREA

  • Guided morning bush walks
  • Golf at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses
  • Hot-air balloon flights over Pilanesberg
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sun City Day Trips
  • Outing to Predator world

From Johannesburg, take the R512 past Hartbeespoort Dam and exit onto the N4 toward Rustenburg

From Pretoria, take the N1 north and exit onto the N4 toward Rustenburg

  • Continue along the N4, take R556 (Sun City / Pilanesberg National Park) exit
  • Turn right at the stop, proceed onto the R556 and continue on towards Sun City
  • Pass the Sun  City gate and Sun Village Shopping Centre (both on the right)
  • At the four-way stop turn right onto R565 Derdepoort Road
  • Continue on for approx. 27mk - the entrance to Black Rhino Game Reserve is in the right
  • Sign in at the main gate and they will direct you to Kubu Metsi Lodge

MAIN LODGE
The main communal area features:
  • A fully equipped Open Plan Kitchen & Scullery
  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining Area
  • Separate TV lounge
  • Bar Area
  • Outdoor Boma with braai (bbq)
  • Outside undercover lounge and dining area with gas braai
  • Heated Swimming pool (with safety pool cover)
  • Boule Court
  • Fully equipped Gym and Business centre available (a short 150m walk away) Please note these facilities are shared with our other 2 lodges (Nkala and Ntamba)  
VIEWING DECK
  • Spend a lazy afternoon or self-indulgent morning relaxing on our Viewing Deck, whilst keeping an eye out for one of the elusive Big 5 coming to quench their thirst.   The Viewing Deck is also a treat for avid birders, as we are often visited by a myriad of the 300 bird species found in the area.
  • The viewing deck is an easily accessible 170 meters from the Main Lodge.

Included

  • Self Catering Accommodation for 8 Adults in 4 suites (Entire Lodge)
  • 2 x 2.5 hr Guided game drives per day on a Private Safari Vehicle
  • All daily park conservation fees
  • Tea & Coffee in rooms
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 x Bags of firewood per day (incl. firelighters)
  • Applicable VAT

Excluded

  • All food and drink items
  • Staff Tips

Please note: 

  • Self-Catering Lodge
  • Excluded from the rate:  All food and drink items and staff tips
  • Please note as we are a Self Catering Lodge, no food/meals are provided
  • Entire Lodge to be booked as one unit. (Exclusive use)
  • Maximum of 8 Adults
  • Children 10yrs and older count as adults
  • Max Occupancy including children under 10 is 12 pax
  • Minimum 2 nights stay
  • Maximum of 10 guests allowed on Game Vehicle at any time.  Each person including children to be on their own seat
  • Game drives conducted by a qualified Game Ranger
  • No self driving allowed
  • Game Ranger stays on the premises and has first aid & emergency training
  • Child Friendly Lodge: please enquire re cot & amenities
  • Children allowed on Game Drives at the Game Ranger's discretion
  • Limited cell coverage at the lodge
  • Wifi signal cannot be guaranteed
Transfers: Guests can organize their own or contacts us for recommendations 

Check-in: 14:00 to 19:00
Check-out: 10:00

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

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. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancelling 7 days OR less before arrival, you forfeit 100% of the booking total
  • If cancelling 14 days OR less before arrival , forfeit 50% of the booking total
  • If cancelling 21 days or less before arrival , forfeit 25% of total booking
  • If cancelling 30 days or less before arrival, forfeit 20% of total booking
  • Self-Catering Lodge
  • Entire Lodge to be booked as one unit. (Exclusive use)
  • 4 x Luxury Suites with ensuite bathrooms
  • Located in the private Black Rhino Game Reserve
  • Free roaming Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Malaria Free Area
  • Maximum of 8 Adults
  • Children 10yrs and older count as an adult
  • Maximum occupancy including children 12 pax
  • Child Friendly Lodge: please enquire re cot & amenities
  • Children allowed on Game Drives at the Game Ranger's discretion (no minimum age)
  • No household pets are allowed to enter the Black Rhino Game Reserve
  • Minimum 2 nights stay
  • Supermarkets en route to the lodge are located at Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg or Village Mall, Hartebeespoort
  • Please note we are a Self Catering Lodge and no food/meals are provided.  The nearest small Supermarket is 35 min away
  • Nespresso & Dolce Gusto machines as well as plungers are available.  Please bring your own pods and ground coffee.
  • Instant coffee, tea & milk are complimentary in the suites
  • Maximum of 10 guests allowed on Game Vehicle at any time.  Each person including children to be on their own seat
  • Game drives conducted by a qualified Game Ranger
  • Maximum of 2 x game drives per day (2.5 hours each)
  • No self driving allowed
  • Game Ranger lives on the premises and has first aid and emergency training
  • Situated in a node with non‐intrusive electrified fencing to keep guests safe,  however some animals cannot be kept out
  • Exercise or walking to be done on main roads and in daylight hours within the node
  • Limited cell coverage at the Lodge
  • Complimentary Wifi (Please note that due to our location, Wifi cannot be guaranteed as signal can be intermittent)
  • TV Lounge with Flat screen and DSTV (Full Bouquet)
  • Check in 14:00 onwards, Check out 10:30
  • Included in your rate:  Accommodation, 2 game drives per day, daily housekeeping, firewood, daily park and conservation fee
  • Excluded from your rate:  All food and drink items and staff tips

MAIN LODGE

The main communal area features:

  • A fully equipped Open Plan Kitchen & Scullery
  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining Area
  • Separate TV lounge
  • Bar Area
  • Outdoor Boma with braai (bbq)
  • Outside undercover lounge and dining area with gas braai
  • Heated Swimming pool (with safety pool cover)
  • Boule Court
  • Fully equipped Gym and Business centre available (a short 150m walk away) Please note these facilities are shared with our other 2 lodges (Nkala and Ntamba)  

LODGE LAYOUT

VIEWING DECK

Spend a lazy afternoon or self-indulgent morning relaxing on our Viewing Deck, whilst keeping an eye out for one of the elusive Big 5 coming to quench their thirst.   The Viewing Deck is also a treat for avid birders, as we are often visited by a myriad of the 300 bird species found in the area.

The viewing deck is an easily accessible 170 meters from the Main Lodge.

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Business Hours

Mon – Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
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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

Reserve Gate Times

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