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Overview • the Luxury Lodges in Pilanesberg

Book quality accommodation in Pilanesberg for holiday or business travel. We offer a choice of 9 luxury lodges.
Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Buffalo Thorn Lodge

This 5 star lodge lies in the heart of the Black Rhino Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park. You can enjoy traversing the entire park in our game drive vehicles for close-up viewing of the Big 5.

Buffalo Thorn provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules. The main entertainment area comprises a dining room, TV lounge, reading lounge, games area and a fully equipped kitchen. The lodge may be rented only as an exclusive-use, self-catering lodge - it is rented out as a whole and not on a per person or a per chalet basis.

The five luxury stand-alone en-suite thatched chalets can accommodate ten guests—children included. The chalets each have their own lounge, private deck with sun chairs, a Jacuzzi bathtub as well as indoor and outdoor showers.


Bakubung Bush Lodge

Bakubung Bush Lodge

In the heart of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The closest point of entry is Bakubung Gate. The lodge has 76 rooms each with doors leading onto either a patio or balcony offering panoramic views of the Park & Hippo Pool.

Bakubung is an excellent conference venue with state of the art equipment and facilities. It is perfectly located to host weddings, birthdays, business breakfasts and lunches, seminars, cocktail receptions, dinner dances, banquets, private dinners, product launches or team-building.

It is a five star lodge - the central area includes, stunning pool, bars, conference room, dinning room, reception and curio shop. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner and bush braais around a huge fire in the boma.


Black Rhino

Black Rhino Lodge

The Black Rhino Game Lodge is set snugly in an old Tamboti forest, at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater in the "Malaria Free" Pilanesberg National Park.

Black Rhino Lodge offers 18 spacious suites. Our well-appointed accommodation is suitable for families or a quiet romantic getaway.

The waterhole in front of the lodge teems with activity and is a popular drinking stop for the elephants while the birdlife is prolific.


Ivory Tree Private Lodge

Ivory Tree Lodge

Located in the northeastern region of Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The closest point of entry is Bakgatla Gate.

Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and ancient elephant trails lies this exclusive private game lodge.

The accommodation consists of 59 standard suites and 4 executive suites and there are 2 equipped conference venues.

Ivory Tree Game lodge is a five star lodge, the central area features a stunning pool, bar, conference room, dining room, boma, reception and curio shop.


Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

The closest point of entry is the Kwa Maritane Gate. The lodge has 90 luxury rooms, consisting of 54 rooms with twin beds and 36 rooms with double beds. Whichever option you choose you will have access to our full range of amenities.

The Kwa Maritane Restaurant overlooks a waterhole where you can have a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner. Meals may also be enjoyed on the terrace. We specialise in conventions, weddings, business breakfasts and lunches or any other event you may wish us to host. Events are arranged to suit your own requirements.

Kwa Maritane is also an excellent conference venue with state of the art equipment and facilities. Up to 264 delegates could be hosted.


Game Drive by Morokolo

Morokolo Game Lodge

Morokolo Game Lodge is situated in the Black Rhino Game Reserve on the northern slopes of the Pilanesberg Mountains. The Black Rhino Game Reserve is now part of the greater Pilanesberg National Park.

We have 8 luxury suites, each with an ample en-suite bathroom with modern finishes (with bath and shower), a comfy seating area and private patio. All suites are fully air-conditioned. There is a stocked mini bar in each room. as well as in the main lodge area.

Whether you are a couple looking for an exclusive, romantic, private safari or you need to arrange a full family getaway, Morokolo Game Lodge is the place for you. We also cater for small conferences and company getaways.


Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Located in the southwestern region of Pilanesberg. The lodge has its own access gate. Accommodation consists of 13 family suites and 4 executive suites. The magnificent main lodge provides all facilities and amenities in a stylish atmosphere and picturesque setting which offers commanding views of the distant bushveld amphitheatre.

Shepherd's Tree has a dedicated state-of-the-art conference and functions centre which makes provision for 70 delegates.

It is superbly positioned adjacent to the Wilderness Area, offering the opportunity of walking trails in this untouched environment. Enjoy exceptional wildlife experiences in a vast wilderness, whilst still within easy access to the famous Sun City.


Tambuti Lodge in the Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg

Tambuti Lodge

Tambuti Game Lodge, in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, offers guests an intimate and luxurious safari experience. The contemporary elegance at Tambuti Lodge is complemented by the excellent service and hospitality offered by our Tambuti Team.

The accommodation facilities consist of 5 luxury suites, accommodating a maximum of 10 guests, are fitted with contemporary furnishings. Surrounded by striking Tambuti Trees, all the suites offer spectacular bush views. The suites come air-conditioned with en-suite bathrooms equipped with twin hand basins, bath, indoor and outdoor showers, separate toilet, complete with a private deck.

The Rhino Honeymoon Suite offers amongst others, a luxury bedroom with king size bed, pivate deck and jacuzzi.


Tshukudu Bush

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

Located in the heart of Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The closest point of entry is Bakubung Gate.

The lodge is situated high on the side of a hilltop offering sweeping views of the plains below and the mountains of Pilanesberg. Tshukudu Bush Lodge has 6 luxury cottages and offers an intimate bush experience with personal service.

Small conferences and meetings can be arranged on request. We can accommodate 12 delegates.

Please note that guests are required to climb 132 steps to the lodge.


Bakubung Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

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