• Lush Private Game Lodge

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  • Lush Private Game Lodge

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  • Lush Private Game Lodge

    Book With SecureBooking and Get the Best Deals.
  • Lush Private Game Lodge

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Lush Private Lodge

Lush is set on Black Rhino Game Reserve – a private concession within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. Traversing rights over the 55 00ha (135 000ac) assures guests an intimate – and unique – safari experience, with the chance to see all of the Big Five and the endangered African wild dog..

The Lodge.
Lush is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. Minimalistic décor and natural finishes put the focus on the view, at once drawing guests to outdoor living spaces.
3 Bush-facing Suites and 2 Mountain-facing Suites, designed with privacy and every comfort in mind, each include: an emperor-sized bed (convertible to a 3⁄4-bed set); pause area (incl. Smeg minibar and Nespresso coffee machine); in-room free- standing bath; en-suite shower room; open-air shower; range of deluxe body products; furnished deck; and private splash pool
• Main guest area, run on traditional Italian hospitality, with: a bar; open-plan dining/ lounge area; outdoor lounge; and wrap-around viewing/dining deck
• African boma, for social outdoor dinners, with: a barbeque; central firepit; and dining tables

Lush Boutique, with a range of select items – including the lodge’s blend of fair- trade coffee – for guests to take home something of their time here

Please note: children 12 years and older are welcome; age restriction is revisable if the lodge is booked exclusively. Since the lodge’s opening in May 2018, the owners have continuously added new features and upgrades, supported by a happy team that takes great care of the lodge. Apart from smaller details, there have been impressive additions, and some are still in the making:
  • The team has proudly welcomed guests for dinners under the stars in an exquisite Boma since 2019.
  • 2021 saw the opening of the Wine Cellar, which features an intimate indoor dining venue (great on winter evenings). Outdoor seating on different levels provides privacy and showcases the impressive Pilanesberg scenery.  
  •  Later this year, the Spa with 2 treatment rooms will open together with a fully equipped Gym.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Details 1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024
Standard Suites - Per Person Per Night (sharing) R6 600
Standard Suites - Per Person Per Night (single) R9 240
Deluxe Suites - Per Person Per Night (sharing) R8 500
Deluxe Suites - Per Person Per Night (single) R11 900
Superior Deluxe Suites - Per Person Per Night (sharing) R8 750
Superior Deluxe Suites - Per Person Per Night (single) R12 250
Exclusive use (up to 16 pax) R105 000

Child rate:

  • Lush accommodates children from the age of 10 years old.
  • Children aged 10 & 11 years old are charged 70% of the applicable rate.
  • From 12 years, standard rates apply.

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

Winter Special
Stay 4 Pay 3
01 May – 31 July 2024
Stay 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights, all-inclusive
Standard rates, and terms & conditions apply
Cannot be combined with any other promotion
Applicable to all suite types

RATE INCLUSIONS

  • Luxury accommodation;
  • all meals;
  • all teas/coffees and soft drinks;
  • selected local beers, wines, and spirits;
  • in-room minibar;
  • 2 game drives per day, with drinks and snacks;
  • Guided bush walks (subject to ranger availability)
  • Wi-Fi access;
  • Gym
  • 15% VAT<
RATE EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities;
  • Imported beers, wines, and spirits;
  • Lush Boutique purchases;
  • Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance fees of R150.00 p.p.p.d;
  • Additional activities;
  • Wellness treatments
  • Transfers

South African Residents Special
All Inclusive
Suite Deluxe Suites Superior Deluxe Suite
R 4 900 per person per night sharing R 6 500 per person per night sharing R6 990 per person per night sharing
R 5 880 per person per night single R 7 800 per person per night single R8 388 per person per night single
Exclusive use
Per night for up to 16 Guests
R78 400

RATE INCLUSIONS
  • Luxury accommodation;
  • All meals;
  • All teas/coffees and soft drinks;
  • Selected local beers, wines, and spirits;
  • In-room minibar;
  • 2 game drives per day, with drinks and snacks;
  • Guided bush walks with refreshments (subject to availability of a ranger);
  • Wi-Fi access;
  • Gym
  • 15% VAT
RATE EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities;
  • Imported beers, wines, and spirits;
  • Lush Boutique purchases;
  • Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance fees of R150.00 p.p.p.d;
  • Additional activities;
  • Wellness treatments
  • Transfers
TERMS & CONDITIONS.
  • Valid from 01 April – 15 December 2024.
  • Bookable from/within 45 days to arrival.
  • Valid for SADC Residents only.
  • A minimum 2-night stay applies over weekends, public holidays, and long weekends on the special rate.
  • Kindly note that availability is not guaranteed, should guests wish to wait to book the special rate.
  • Should guests wish to book more than 45 days in advance
  • Full payment required upon confirmation.

SADC Winter Special

BOOK 3 NIGHTS &
1 PERSON STAYS FREE ON THE 3RD NIGHT
01 MAY – 31 JULY 2024
  • Applicable to our SADC Resident Special (bookable within/from 45 days to arrival)
  • Not applicable to single occupancy bookings, sharing only
  • Standard terms & conditions apply
  • Cannot be combined with any other promotion
  • Applicable to all suite types
RATE INCLUSIONS
  • Luxury accommodation;
  • all meals; all teas/coffees and soft drinks; selected local beers, wines, and spirits;
  • in-room minibar;
  • 2 game drives per day, with drinks and snacks;
  • Guided bush walks (subject to ranger availability);
  • Wi-Fi access;
  • Gym;
  • 15% VAT
RATE EXCLUSIONS
  • Gratuities;
  • Imported beers, wines, and spirits;
  • Lush Boutique purchases;
  • Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance fees of R150.00 p.p.p.d;
  • Additional activities
  • Wellness treatments
  • Transfers

INTO THE WILD
I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy. – Ernest Hemingway

Lush guarantees you authentic safari adventures to write home about. Exclusive traversing in Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg’s Wilderness Area offers the opportunity to explore an untouched environment. Access also to the public section of the park increases your chances of encountering a large variety of wildlife.

Game drives, with scenic stops for refreshments – offered by the lodge, on the traditional twice-daily basis
Guided morning bush walks bring you closer to nature – offered by the lodge, on request
Hot-air balloon flights* give you a different perspective on the herds – booked with a trusted tour operator, on request
Golf* at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses, set in parkland and bushveld, respectively – transfers by arrangement

*At an additional cost; please enquire upon making your Lush reservation 

WITH A SPRINKLE OF ITALIAN FLAIR
Dining is an essential part of the Lush experience. Days here are punctuated by culinary delights – as anticipated as the activities. All menus celebrate fresh, seasonal ingredients in freshly prepared dishes. The Lupini family ethos of cooking now for now ensures consistent quality and satisfaction. Dining options range from light and healthy to downright indulgent, but special dietary requirements – including vegetarian and gluten-free – are catered for on request. Private dining can also be arranged.

  • Breakfast – continental buffet and cooked meals to order
  • Lunch – lighter meals that do not skimp on flavour
  • Afternoon tea – spreads of sweet and savoury treats
  • Dinner – chef’s signature tables and fireside barbecues 

DISTANCES FROM THE LODGE
Nearest major cities:

  • Pretoria – 185km/115mi.
  • Johannesburg – 200km/125mi.

Nearest airports:

  • Pilanesberg International Airport – 40km/25mi.
  • Lanseria International Airport – 165km/103mi.
  • O.R. Tambo International Airport – 230km/143mi.

 

ESCAPISM AWAITS

BY ROAD

Self-drive directions:

  • From Johannesburg, take the R512 past Hartbeespoort Dam and exit onto the N4 towards Rustenburg
  • From Pretoria, take the N1 north and exit onto the N4 towards Rustenburg
  • Travel along the N4, then take the R556 (Sun City/Pilanesberg National Park) exit
  • Turn right at the stop onto the R556, and continue on towards Sun City
  • Pass the Sun City gate and then Sun Village Shopping Centre (both on the right)
  • At the four-way stop, turn right onto the R565 Derdepoort road
  • Continue on for approx. 27km – the entrance to Black Rhino Game Reserve is on the right
  • Friendly gate staff will direct guests on to Lush

BY AIR

SA Express airline locally services Pilanesberg International Airport. The airline offers twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) connecting Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport with Pilanesberg. An airport car rental service is available, and lodge transfers can also be arranged.

Lush is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. In fact, it is a shepherd’s tree – sheltered from the wind and warmed by the morning sun, between hill and plain – that marked the position of the main lodge. Its minimalistic décor and natural finishes put the focus on the view, which at once draws you outside. With this in mind, multi-level interior-flowing-to-exterior spaces are designed for outdoor living. Spend time between safari activities reading or playing board games on the couches, sipping coffee in the bar lounge – a favourite spot to rendezvous at any time of day – or stargazing from the deck.

Facilities:

  • Bar lounge serving the lodge’s own brand of specialty coffee, and a selection of local and international wines, beers, and spirits
  • Open-plan dining and lounge area warmed by two fireplaces in the cooler months
  • Breakfast bar for guests to help themselves to beverages and buffet choices
  • Viewing/dining deck with tables set out for meal times, coffee breaks, and sundowners
  • Boma for social outdoor dinners, with a barbeque, central firepit, and dining tables
  • Lush Boutique offering a range of select items for guests to take home something of their time here
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi with access throughout the lodge

Our wellness facility will open as soon as we can resume operations. The professional spa will offer single and couple treatments and is complemented by a fully equipped gym and a quiet studio for yoga, pilates and meditation.

The dining experience at Lush has become a signature feature. Building a wine cellar at Lush was the natural progression and it is ready to receive its first visitors to enjoy a glass of excellent South African wine. The informal atmosphere provides a relaxed setting for a candle lit dinner for two or a family meal. The roof’s stargazing deck doubles up as a romantic dinner venue.

ENSURING YOUR COMFORT
WEATHER
Average temperatures in mid summer (January) range from a low of 19°C/66°F to a high of 31°C/88°F, and in midwinter (July) from a low of 4°C/39°F to a high of 21°C/70°F.
Average annual rainfall is 622mm/24in, and usually occurs in the form of afternoon thundershowers during the period from December to March.

WHAT TO WEAR AND PACK

Comfort is the order of the day, though you may wish to dress more elegantly for dinner i.e. sport shirts and slacks for men, dresses or blouses and pants for women. For game drives and bush walks, wearing neutral-coloured, natural fibre clothing is recommended, and we suggest packing the following items to ensure you are all set for your safari experience:

  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Warm pullover and windproof jacket (evenings and the winter months can be chilly)
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent (provided by the lodge, though you may wish to bring along your preferred brand)
  • Camera, video camera, spare memory cards, and charging equipment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof bag for personal items

A DAY AT LUSH

happens in your own time. But the outline below gives guests an idea of what to expect

Spring & Summer  Autumn & Winter
05h00 – Wake-up call  05h45 – Wake-up call
05h30 – Tea/coffee  06h15 – Tea/coffee
05h45 – Morning game drive (±3 hours)   06h30 – Morning game drive (±3 hours)
09h00 – Continental buffet and cooked breakfast is served back at the lodge 09h30 – Continental buffet and cooked breakfast is served back at the lodge 
At leisure At leisure
13h00 – Light lunch is served   13h00 – Light lunch is served  
16h00 – Afternoon tea is served 15h30 – Afternoon tea is served
16h30 – Afternoon game drive (±3 hours)   16h00 – Afternoon game drive (±3 hours)
20h00 – Dinner is served back at the lodge, in the dining room/on the deck/out in the boma    19h30 – Dinner is served back at the lodge, in the dining room/on the deck/out in the boma

Lush is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. Minimalistic décor andnatural finishes put the focus on the view, at once drawing guests to outdoor living spaces.

3 Bush-facing Suites and 2 Mountain-facing Suites, designed with privacy and every comfort in mind, each include: an emperor-sized bed (convertible to a 3/4-bed set); pause area (incl. Smeg minibar and Nespresso coffee machine); in-room freestanding bath; en- suite shower room with spacious walk-in shower; private dressing and vanity area; separate toilet; open-air shower; range of deluxe body products; expansive outdoor furnished deck; private splash pool; air-conditioning, and personal safe

1 Deluxe Suite, larger in size affording more privacy, and direct views into the wildlife area from the upstairs viewing deck. This suite offers the following: an emperor- sized bed (convertible to 3/4-bed set); pause area (incl. Smeg minibar and Nespresso coffee machine); private lounge; dedicated work/desk area; separate in-room freestanding bath; en-suite shower room with spacious walk-in shower; private dressing and vanity area; separate toilet; outside bath and double open-air shower; range of deluxe body products; large heated splash pool; large upstairs viewing deck; air- conditioning, and personal safe

Our 3rd Deluxe Suite, which will be called a Superior Deluxe Suite, will be opening on 01 August 2023 
Our spa is now open - you will have the opportunity to destress and balance your body and mind, by experiencing deep relaxation with our new Lush wellness treatments using organic Terres D’Afrique Products.
We now also have a gym with fitness equipment available for guests to use during their stay

Main guest area
, run on traditional Italian hospitality, with: a bar; open-plan dining/ lounge area; outdoor lounge; and wrap-around viewing/dining deck

African boma, for social outdoor dinners, with: a barbeque; central firepit; and dining tables

Lush Boutique, with a range of select items – including the lodge’s blend of fair- trade coffee – for guests to take home something of their time here

Lush Wellness Treatments, destress and balance your body and mind, by experiencing deep relaxation with our organic Terres D’Afrique Products.

Please note: children 12 years and older are welcome; age restriction is revisable if the lodge is booked exclusively

Arrival&DepartureTimes

Check-in:
14h00 | Check-out: 11h00
*Deviation to these times by special arrangement only

Child rate:

  • Lush accommodates children from the age of 10 years old.
  • Children aged 10 & 11 years old are charged 70% of the applicable rate.
  • From 12 years, standard rates apply.

Inclusions

  • Luxury accommodation;
  • all meals; all teas/coffees and soft drinks; selected beers, selected wines and spirits;
  • in-room minibar;
  • limited laundry;
  • gym
  • two safari activities per day, with refreshments and snacks;
  • Wi-Fi access;
  • 15% VAT

Exclusions

  • Gratuities;
  • premium beers, wines and spirits;
  • Lush Boutique purchases;
  • additional activities;
  • guided bush walks,
  • at an additional cost and subject to availability of a guide;
  • Black Rhino Reserve fees of  R150 per person per day (subject to change without prior notice); 
  • transfers; 
  • spa treatments

Payments & Cancellations

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.

Cancellation Terms

  • Lush Private Lodge reserves the right to cancel any reservation based on the non-payment of either the deposit or the balance of payment, without notice. Such cancellation may attract cancellation fees as set out hereunder.
  • In the event of a reservation being cancelled by or on behalf of the traveller in writing after Lush Private Lodge has issued confirmation, the following cancellations fees will apply:
  • Cancellations made with more than 60 days to travel forfeit the 20% deposit
  • Cancellations made with 60 days or less to travel forfeit the full payment
  • No refunds are made for missed services, except in verifiable extenuating circumstances. Verifiable claims will only be considered if received in writing within thirty (30) days of the service being missed, and any refunds made will be at the discretion of Lush Private Lodge. Compassionate circumstances will be taken into account for cancellations due to uninsurable events.
Travel Insurance:

It is the responsibility of each visitor to Lush Private Lodge to ensure that adequate and comprehensive travel insurance is in place from the time of confirmation of a booking at Lush Private Lodge and that details of such insurance are available during the time of travel. Such travel insurance must cover the visitor against all risks including but not limited to costs of cancellation and curtailment, damage, delay, evacuation, medical treatment, hospitalization, illness, inconvenience, injury, loss, repatriation and theft. Lush Private Lodge cannot accept any liability for any of these events under any circumstances.
LUSH WELLNESS.

Luxury in the Bush is offering you the greatest opportunity to destress and balance your body and mind, by experiencing deep relaxation with our Lush wellness treatments using organic Terres D’Afrique Products.

Please inform your Therapist of any medical conditions, muscular pain, joint injuries or allergies prior to your treatment.

Afrique Gold Massage.
R700 – 60min | R1100 – 90min
This gentle yet tension releasing massage using TDA’s specially formulated blends of your choice. Promotes an amazing balance on tired muscles.
Tri-touch Massage.
R700 – 60min | R1100 – 90min
This will increase your lymphatic drainage and stimulates the immune system with Aromatherapy and Acupressure combined, to massage the body.
Boleta (aromatherapy) Massage.
R800 – 60min | R1200 – 90min (Full body)
This massage technique aids in de-stressing the body and mind and balances energy to create deep relaxation. We use holistic organic plant oils to envelop the senses.
Deep Tissue Massage.
R900 – 60min | R1300 – 90min (Full body)
This highly specialized massage is ideal for the relief of stiff aching muscles.
African Head Massage.
R500 – 30min
African version of the ancient art of head massage, the ultimate in relaxation.
Reflexology.
R500 – 30min | R700 – 60min
Balance the body’s systems and release tension through pressure points on the feet this incorporates our special Reflexology Wooden stick.
Foot Massage.
R500 – 30min | R700 – 60min
Revitalize tired feet with a relaxing foot massage. Includes a leg massage which soothes aching legs and stimulates circulation.

Your Health & Wellness Is All That Matters.
We are committed in restoring and balancing your body through our wellness treatments, which are created to nurture and relax you.
Lush wellness offers you the perfect combination of nature, ancient wisdom and modern expertise plus a dash of luxury in the bush.

Spa Etiquette.

We request that you please be ready 10 minutes before your treatment time. Kindly wear your robe prior to your treatment.
Spa treatment prices are subject to change without any prior notice

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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