Address: Black Rhino Game Reserve, Greater Pilanesberg, North West Province, South Africa.
Number luxury thatched chalets: 5 • Capacity: 10 guests in total (children included).
Black Rhino Game Reserve forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park, which is in the extent of 57 000 hectares in size.
Black Rhino Game Reserve is situated on the North Western boundary of the Pilanesberg National Park (PNP). It is just less than 2 000 hectares in size and is the first extension that was incorporated into the PNP. This is a malaria free area.
You can enjoy traversing the entire park of 57 000 hectares, in our open game drive vehicles, for close-up viewing of the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) and numerous endangered species such as Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Sable and Tsessebe Antelope.
Buffalo Thorn Lodge is nestled in the heart of the Black Rhino Game Reserve and is only 30 km away from Sun City.
Buffalo Thorn Lodge 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.
Outside in the boma, you can relax around an African fire, listen to the sounds of the night and stories told by your experienced game ranger, star-gaze or sit under cover at the dining table and bar.
The 5 star Buffalo Thorn Lodge may be rented only as an exclusive-use, self-catering lodge. This game lodge is rented out as a whole and not on a per person or a per chalet basis.
Buffalo Thorn offers five luxury thatched chalets accommodating just ten guests (children included).
All chalets are stand-alone. The 70 square-metre, en-suite chalets each have their own lounge and private deck with sun chairs. The units have king size beds (or single beds should these be required), a Jacuzzi bathtub as well as indoor and outdoor showers.
The 5 units are made up of:
Camping cots are available on request
Please note that only 10 people in total will be accommodated - children included.
We regret - but no pets are allowed.
Buffalo Thorn Lodge has a wide variety of facilities and services available making you feel comfortable and at home:
Rates vary depending on your lodge selection, the time of year and specials available. Please contact us for the most up to date rates for this specific lodge.
A lodge may offer special or discounted rates from time to time. Please enquire.
Special rates exclude peak periods, public holidays and long-weekends - and are subject to availability.
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives as your ranger shows you the big and small species of the African bushveld.
Game viewing can also be done from the comfort of loungers around the pool and Jacuzzi, as many species of birds, small animals and even some of the big five have been spotted from the deck.
These activities will be at your own cost and subject to availability. Please enquire prior to your arrival.
Plus all other personal items you may require.
For additional information please download the following document: What to Bring
Head towards Sun City. Stay on the R556 and pass the entrance to Sun City on the right. Continue for 5.11 km to the STOP sign, turn right at the intersection (onto the R565).
Continue on this road for approximately 27 km through a village (beware of potholes) until you see the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right.
Sign in at the gate and either request a pick-up from the gate if you do not want to drive your car on the dirt roads and we will come and collect you, or drive directly to the lodge.
A normal sedan car should be able to reach Buffalo Thorn Lodge without a problem.
GPS Coordinates for the gate: 25°10'54.84''S 26°57'17.55''E
From the Black Rhino Game Reserve gate:
Enter the gate (sign in - Buffalo Thorn Lodge is number 20) then drive for 2,9 km along the road until you meet an intersection, turn left. It is the first road at which you can turn left, after entering the Reserve.
Then continue for 1,47 km until you reach another intersection - turn extreme right then continue for another 470 m, keeping right until you see our lodge. Turn left into our gate, Stand 20 - Buffalo Thorn Lodge.
GPS Coordinates for the lodge: 25°9'48.73''S 26°58'19.97''E
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