tucked away on the foot of the Pilanesberg Mountain

Pilanesberg Private Game Lodge

Pilanesberg Private Lodge

  • Grading: Luxury

Address: Black Rhino Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa.

Number of units: 5 luxury suites • Bed capacity: 10

Children of all ages are welcome


The Pilanesberg Private Lodge is a retreat nestled on the foot of the majestic Pilanesberg Mountains in a malaria free area. It is conveniently situated within a 2 hour drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, and within a 20 minute drive from Sun City. The lodge is positioned in the Black Rhino Reserve, a part of the Pilanesberg National Park wilderness area that has previously not been accessible to any visitors.

Black Rhino Private Reserve

The Black Rhino Private Reserve forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park, and is situated in the North Western corner of Pilanesberg National Park.

We enjoy traversing across the entire park (57 000 hectares) in our open game vehicle. The reserve is entered exclusively through our private entrance gate on the western side of the reserve. The vegetation is predominantly sweet-veld and it compliments the sour-veld and mixed veld of the park. We have the privilege to see buffalo on regular occasions as they have taken shelter in the more remote areas that is not accessible to any other visitor to the park.

The reserve is characterized by huge number of Tambotie trees and therefore we have regular sightings of the bad tempered Black rhino. The reserve is also home to the Big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, White and Black Rhino) as well as Cheetah and Wild dog. Antelope species include sable, tsessebe, eland, gemsbok and springbok.

With a species list of over 354, the black rhino reserve is a true "birders paradise".

Game drives

View Africa's exhilarating wildlife on morning and afternoon-evening game drives in an open 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with our professional guide.

Guided game walks

Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering bird watchers and nature enthusiasts the ultimate bush experience.

No persons under the age of 12 years are permitted to participate in the guided walks.

Kindly ensure to request this a game walk at the time of booking your accommodation as game walks are charged extra and are subject to availability of a qualified guide.

We also offer the following activities in the area:

  • Hot Air Balloon Safari over the park
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Elephant interaction
  • Sun City and the Valley of Waves
  • Golf at the Gary Player and The Lost City Golf Courses
  • Tailor made photographic safaris
  • Walking safaris
  • Bird safaris


We can accommodate a maximum of 10 overnight guests in five luxurious suites all fitted with modern elegance and quality furnishings. All the suites offer magnificent views.

Guests enjoy a majestic view of the Pilanesberg Mountains as well as a waterhole in front of the lodge.

The sleeping units that are connected via paved pathways and bridges to the communal area. The units are named Leopard, Tambotie, Shepherds Tree, Rhino and Elephant.

Please note that requests for a specific room are subject to availability.

Room amenities include:

  • King size or twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Tub bath
  • Double vanity basin
  • Private patio
  • Overhead fan
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Tea and coffee station
  • Hair dryer
  • Mini safe

The communal area consists of:

  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Library
  • TV Lounge
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Pool deck
  • Covered patio
  • Boma
  • Viewing deck
  • Fireplace
  • Air conditioning & ceiling fans


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.

Rate Inclusions & Exclusions

  • Accommodation
  • 3 meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Tea, coffee and 1 mineral water per day
  • Dawn and dusk game drives in our open safari vehicle
  • All beverages (excepting tea, coffee and 1 mineral water per day)
  • Conservation fee per person per day, charged by Pilanesberg National Park

Child Policy

  • Children under 3 years pay a rate of R950 per day for accommodation and meals and may not go on any of the Game Drives
  • Children between 4 and 12 pay 100% of the sharing rate
  • Conservation fees apply to all children 4 years and older.

Be sure to pack

  • Comfortable clothes
  • Warm jackets for the game drives
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Hat/cap
  • Sun block
  • Camera for photographs
  • Binoculars
  • Medication for allergies
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