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Black Rhino Game Lodge

4* Luxury Game Lodge in the Black Rhino Game Reserve



Experience the magic of Africa at Black Rhino Game Lodge, a luxury accommodation located in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park. This hidden gem amidst the old Tambuti forest is situated at the foot of an anxiety volcanic crater and it’s the perfect starting point for an unforgettable big game viewing. The excellent position of the lodge, overlooking a busy waterhole offers endless opportunities for bird watching too and the area is frequently visited by elephants and buffalos throughout the year.

Follow your personal game ranger around and explore the 58,000ha of malaria-free reserve for an amazing holiday experience you’re unlikely to forget. The Black Rhino Game Lodge is equipped with all the amenities you need to relax and indulge yourself after a long day, and features a spacious open-plan lounge and dining areas that offer shade from the sun within a tranquil environment.

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Domestic Rates
Per Person Per Night 4 Jan 2021
to 31 Dec 2021
Sharing R2 977
Single R4 465
Child under 6 years Complimentary
Child 6 to 11 years R1 489


Rates are quoted per person per night and include:

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

Rate Exclusions:

  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees.
Child Policy: 0 – 5 Years 6 – 11 Years 12 - 18 Years
Complimentary 50% of adult sharing rate Full adult rate
Children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room, maximum 2 children.
The lodge has a limited number of extra beds, so it is subject to availability.
Children under 6 years are not permitted on safaris.
Children 6 to 11 years are permitted on safaris at management discretion.
One adult sharing with children, will pay the single adult rate.
Maximum Room Occupancies:
Suite 2 Adults + 2 Children under 12 years

The below rates are valid for SA & SADC residents only. A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property.
There is a limited allocation of rooms available on the above rates
Valid for individual reservations and may not be used for group bookings of 5 or more rooms.

Minimum 2-night
(FRIDAY + SATURDAY) stay over all weekends, applicable throughout the year.

Minimum 3-night stay:
Applicable over Long Weekends and during Peak Periods, dates as specified below.

  • 24, 25, 26 September 2020
  • 24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021
  • 19,20,21 March 2021
  • 2,3,4 and 23,24,25 April 2021
  • 6,7,8 August 2021
  • 23,24,25 September 2021
  • 24,25,26 December 2021
  • 31 December 2021, 1 and 2 January 2022

Additional Charges:

All rates are exclusive of service charges.
Conservation Levy R 121.00 per adult per night | R 71.00 per child per night (4 to 11 years)

SA RESIDENT SPECIAL OFFERS

Minimum 2 night stays applicable over Long Weekend (Dates stipulated under
7 Apr 2020 - 23 Dec 2020 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R2 993 R1 995 R998
24 Dec 2020 - 3 Jan 2021 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R4 774 R3 163 R1 582

The above rates are quoted per person per night.

Rate Inclusions:

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

Rate Exclusions:

  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees, (currently R 121.00 per person per night and R 71.00 per child (4-11 years) per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure. Subject to increase in 2020 without prior notification.

Child Policy:

  • Children under 12 years of age are accommodated with parents in the same room. There are a limited number of extra beds so it is subject to availability.
  • 0 - 5 years Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
  • Not permitted on safari
  • 6 - 11 years Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult
  • Permitted on safari at management discretion
  • 12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years

The above rates are  valid for SA and SADC residents only

A South African ID or passport number will be required when confirming the reservation and on check-in at the property

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 Policy
  • All cancellations must be sent in writing to reservations. Penalties are calculated on the total cost of stay. All no shows will be charged at 100% of the total value of the booking.
  •   Days Prior to Arrival:
  • 60 to 31 Days  50%
  •   30 Days or Less  100%
  •   A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.
PEAK PERIOD MIN 3 NIGHT STAY DATES 3 NIGHT STAY DATES:

24, 25, 26 September 2020 - Minimum 3 Night Stay
24 December 2020 up to and including 03 January 2021 - Minimum 3 Night Stay
MINIMUM 2 NIGHT SAYS APPLICABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY NIGHTS
The below rates are quoted per person per night sharing.

The Black Rhino Game Lodge is on the western side of the malaria free, ‘Big Five’ Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa’s North West Province, the Lodge provides a beautiful bushveld getaway.

Unlike any other national game park, the Pilanesberg hosts a combination of animal, bird, insect, reptilian and vegetation species, such as the Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red Eyed Bulbul and Camel Thorn tree. The Pilanesberg National Park is the perfect combination of the Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld. A major advantage of the Pilanesberg is that it is ‘Malaria Free’, which is not the case with other game parks further north. Sun City, best known for hosting the Million Dollar Golf Challenge and other spectacular events, lies on the border of the Pilanesberg, and is only a 33 km drive from the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

AREA ATTRACTIONS

Cultural Village

South Africa is home to many different tribes, each with distinct songs, dances, traditional dress and cuisine. The Cultural Village offers visitors a taste of the rural life in an African village and provides local artisans an opportunity to showcase their art and crafts. Experience an authentic ‘shebeen’ or township tavern atmosphere, where you can taste traditionally brewed beer and typical South African dishes. Fees include curios, shebeen, village and boma.

Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary

The Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary is located near the entrance to the resort. Home to 300 Nile crocodiles and the two largest captive crocodiles in the world, the sanctuary offers a fascinating activity for the whole family.

R 40 per person
R 20 per child
No bookings required.
Zip Line

This extreme slide runs for 2 km (1.2 miles) at a height of 280 m (almost 920 ft). Riders reach speeds of up to a daredevil 120 km/h (75m/h) – guaranteed to get your heart racing and your adrenalin pumping! Go it alone if you feel brave or book a tandem ride and share the thrill.

9:00 am – 11:00 am
R 600 per person
Height restriction: 1,3 m
Children 12 years and older allowed.
Segway Tours

Hop on a customized, guided tour of the resort on the all-fun Segway. No experience is required – after doing a comprehensive lesson with your instructor and guide, you will be zipping along the golf courses and gardens of Sun City, feeling like a kid driving your very first go-cart!

R 240 – 1 Hour tour
R 350 – 2 Hour tour

Tours are from 8:00 am till 16:00 pm, every 2 hours.

  • Included 2 x Open Vehicle Safaris per day
  • Guided Big 5 Game Walks R 475 per person, no children under 12
  • Bird Watching, with a viewing Hide

The main lodge boasts 18 very spacious and luxuriously appointed bedroom suites. Each comfortable air-conditioned suite offers a television, tea/coffee making facilities, mini bar and private patio that opens out into the bush. Each suite has an open plan bathroom with a closed toilet. There is a separate bath and shower as well as an outdoor shower, with the exception of room 10.

The 4 Family Suites are situated at the Satelite Camp approximately 700 metres from the Main Lodge. The Camp has its own pool and although there are no TV’s in the rooms there is a central lounge with TV.

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge. Children 0 – 5 years stay complimentary when sharing with parents, not permitted on game drives. 6 – 11 years enjoy a 50% discount on the adult sharing rate and are permitted on game drives at management discretion. Children 12 years and older pay the full adult rate and are permitted on game drives. Baby sitting is available at the lodge.

Room Type: No: Specifications
Suite Double 5 Double bed. No outdoor shower
Suite Twin 9 Twin beds. Outdoor shower
Suite Family – Satellite camp 4 Twin beds. Outdoor shower

BY ROAD

From Pretoria, Take the N1 north, exit onto the N4 direction Rustenburg.

Travel along the N4 and take the R556 off ramp (Sun City/ Pilanesberg National Park), turn right at the stop, over the highway and head straight to Sun City. 

Continue straight pass the Sun City Gate (right hand side) for approximately 5 km on the R556, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side). 

At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30kms on the R565 Derdepoort road where you will find the entrance of Black Rhino Game Reserve on your right hand side. 

It is a tar road all the way to the entrance of the reserve.

From Johannesburg & Sandton, take the R512 past Hartebeestpoortdam till it connects to the N4, and use the directions from the N4 as mentioned above.

When you reach Sun City – Please give us a call on 083 297 5020

GPS Co-ordinates for Main Gate: S25° 10’ 54” E26° 57’ 21”

BY AIR

There are two, weekly scheduled flights with SA Express from Johannesburg to Sun City on a Monday and a Friday, as well as from Cape Town to Sun City.

A transfer can be arranged from Sun City to Black Rhino Game lodge.

Located in the west side of the ‘Malaria Free’ Pilanesberg National Park, and only 33 km from Sun City, The Black Rhino Game Lodge is built between a Tamboti forest, overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity, and a playground for the elephants. On many occasions, the roaring of lions breaks the stillness of the night, and the franklins singing the morning wake up call. Early in the morning, guests may enjoy a cup of coffee followed by an adventurous game drive with professional guides.

  • Boma
  • Restaurant
  • Private luxury suites
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge Areas
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Cell phones for emergencies
  • Laundry services
  • 3 Plunge pools on the property

Check out time 10h00 hrs/ Check in time 14h00 hrs.

Additional Information:

  • Black Rhino Game Lodge is in a Malaria free area.
  • Gate entry fees are applicable and are not included in the rate

Pilanesberg National Park

BY ROAD From Pretoria, Take the N1 north, exit onto the N4 direction Rustenburg. Travel along the N4 and take the R556 off ramp (Sun City/ Pilanesberg National Park), turn right at the stop, over the highway and head straight to Sun City. Continue straight pass the Sun City Gate (right hand side) for approximately 5 km on the R556, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side). At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30kms on the R565 Derdepoort road where you will find the entrance of Black Rhino Game Reserve on your right hand side. It is a tar road all the way to the entrance of the reserve. From Johannesburg & Sandton, take the R512 past Hartebeestpoortdam till it connects to the N4, and use the directions from the N4 as mentioned above. When you reach Sun City – Please give us a call on 083 297 5020 GPS Co-ordinates for Main Gate: S25° 10’ 54” E26° 57’ 21” BY AIR There are two, weekly scheduled flights with SA Express from Johannesburg to Sun City on a Monday and a Friday, as well as from Cape Town to Sun City. A transfer can be arranged from Sun City to Black Rhino Game lodge. Unlike any other national game park, the Pilanesberg hosts a combination of animal, bird, insect, reptilian and vegetation species, such as the Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red Eyed Bulbul and Camel Thorn tree. These species are normally found in dry areas, co-habitat with Impala, Black Eyed Bulbul and the Cape Chestnut trees are normally found in wetter areas. The Pilanesberg National Park is a perfect combination of the Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld. A major advantage of the Pilanesberg is that it is ‘Malaria Free’, which is not the case with other game parks further north. Sun City, best known for hosting the Million Dollar Golf Challenge and other spectacular events, lies on the border of the Pilanesberg, and is only a 33km drive from Black Rhino Game Reserve.

Location and Directions

  • Distance From:
  • Approximately 150 km from Johannesburg | Approximately 30 km from Sun City.

By Road

  • From Pretoria, Take the N1 north, exit onto the N4 direction Rustenburg.
  • Travel along the N4 and take the R556 off ramp (Sun City/ Pilanesberg National Park), turn right at the stop, over the highway and head straight to Sun City. Continue straight pass the Sun City Gate (right hand side) for approximately 5 km on the R556, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side). At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30kms on the R565 Derdepoort road where you will find the entrance of Black Rhino Game Reserve on your right hand side. It is a tar road all the way to the entrance of the reserve.
  • From Johannesburg & Sandton, take the R512 past Hartebeestpoortdam till it connects to the N4, and use the directions from the N4 as mentioned above.
  • When you reach Sun City – Please give us a call on 083 297 5020
  • GPS Co-ordinates for Main Gate: S25° 10’ 54” E26° 57’ 21”


By Air

  • There are two, weekly scheduled flights with SA Express from Johannesburg to Sun City on a Monday and a Friday, as well as from Cape Town to Sun City.
  • A transfer can be arranged from Sun City to Black Rhino Game lodge.

Morning game drives are into the Pilanesberg National Park. Afternoon game drives are on the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

  • Seasonal times are in place for game drives departures. Please enquire!
  • Guest should arrive at least half an hour before the afternoon game drive. Vehicles cannot be held back after the allotted departure time.
  • The morning drive includes a coffee stop. Coffee is taken along by the ranger.
  • Afternoon drives include a sundowner stop. Drinks orders are taken during high tea by the rangers. This drink is optional and not included and payable.
  • Ponchos are available on drives and blankets are provided during winter and other cold times.
  • Game drives are totally weather dependant and cannot be refunded.
  • Children under the age of six (6) are not permitted on a game drive, children between six (6) and twelve (12) are at the rangers discretion. Should a child be noisy or disturbing other guests, the ranger has got the right to reprimand the child/parent. If the situation continues, the game drive can be cut short. The child will also not be allowed on the next drive. Baby-sitting services is available at an extra charge and must be pre-arranged for meals and game drives. Please enquire.
  • Bush bumbles are offered for the children who cannot join on a game drive.
  • Although the reserve and the national park boost the Big 5, sightings cannot be guaranteed due to the animals roaming free and the size of the reserve and the national park. The rangers take great care to look for them and offer all guests an enjoyable and informative game drive.
  • No off-road driving is allowed to get close ups of animals, all vehicles must stay on the demarcated roads.
  • The open safari vehicles can accommodate 10 pax plus the driver. Every occupant must occupy a seat. No lap sitting is allowed.
  • The lodge has got 3 splash pools. Pool towels are provided.
  • The lodge has got a generator if there is a power failure, due to regulations; it can only run till 22:00 pm.

The above rates are quoted per person per night

Rate Inclusions

  • Accommodation, three meals, two safaris daily and VAT at 15%

Rate Exclusions

  • Transfers, beverages and conservation fees, (currently R121 per person per night and R 71 per child (4-11years) per night), which are payable directly at the lodge on departure.
  • Baby-sitting services are available at R50.00 per hour and must be booked in advance.
  • Gate entry fees for Black Rhino will be R120 per person per night and R70 per child (4 - 11 years) per night.

Children Policy

Black Rhino Game Lodge 0 – 5 Years 6 – 11 Years 12 - 18 Years
Complimentary 50% of adult sharing rate Full adult rate
Children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room, maximum of 2 children.
The lodge has a limited number of extra beds, so it is subject to availability.
Children under 6 years are not permitted on safaris.
Children 6 to 11 years are permitted on safaris at management discretion.
One adult sharing with children, will pay the single adult rate.
Maximum Room Occupancies:
Suite 2 Adults + 2 Children under 12 years

Conservation Levy: R 121.00 per adult per night | R 71.00 per child per night (4 to 11 years)
Driver / Guide Rate:  R 1,630 single per night, accommodation, meals, and safaris

Triple Sharing: Not applicable, rooms accommodate a maximum of 2 adult and 2 children under the age 12 years

Black Rhino Game Lodge is located on the private 2 000 ha. Black Rhino Game Reserve which forms parts of the 58 000 ha Pilanesberg National Park. It is a Big 5 reserve and in a malaria free area.
Black Rhino Game Lodge has got traversing rights into the Pilanesberg National Park.
Guest access is only via the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance gate, located on the R565 Derdepoort road. There is no public access between the national park and the reserve.

Useful Information

The road is tarred till by the main entrance gate and in good state of repair.
A good quality gravel road leads from the gate to the lodge, located about 3 km inside the reserve and accessible with a sedan.
All guests entering into the reserve have to sign an indemnity at the gate. This is standard procedure. The speed limit in the reserve is only 30 km/h (18 mi/h) and is strictly enforce for their own safety.
Guest cannot stop and exit their vehicles in the reserve.
No self-drive game drives are allowed on the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Should guests wish to do a self-drive of the Pilanesberg National Park, they have to exit the reserve and enter at one of the national parks gates (fees are applicable at the gate). Bakubung gate is the closest.

No day visitors are allowed on the Black Rhino Game Reserve, it is for exclusive use of overnight guests.

Check in into the rooms is from 14:00, checkout is strictly at 11:00 to allow time for preparing the rooms for new arrivals at 14:00.
All rooms have a no smoking policy.
The entire lodge is fenced in with an electric fence and it is safe to walk outside.

Guests are not permitted to leave the entry gate at the lodge on foot.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be sent in writing to reservations. Penalties are calculated on the total cost of stay. All no shows will be charged at 100% of the total value of the booking.

Days Prior to Arrival:
60 to 31 Days  50%
30 Days or Less  100%

Peak Period Supplements & Minimum Night Stays:

Extraordinary reserves the right to implement a peak period supplement, minimum night stays, higher deposits, and non-refundable requirements over our peak period, applicable to all bookings.

Peak Period Dates:
23 December 2020 to 02 January 2021; 23 December 2021 - 02 January 2022

  • A 50% deposit is required to secure rooms, payable 180 days prior to arrival.
  • Full pre-payment is due 60 days prior to arrival.
  • For bookings cancelled 179 - 90 days, 50% cancellation penalty will apply and 
  • 89 – 0 days prior to arrival, 100% cancellation penalty will be applicable.

The lodge consists of 18 thatched, free standing chalets with en-suite facilities and each got the following:

  • Air-conditioning.
  • TV’s with satellite
  • Tea and coffee making facilities including a kettle and mini fridge.
  • Full bathroom with bath and shower.
  • Outdoor showers, except for 1 room
  • Lounge area in the room.
  • Patio.
  • Double or twin options in certain rooms.
  • Extra beds for children under 12, up to two (2) per room.
  • The pathways to the rooms are not lit, but a flashlight is provided with every key.
  • The main centre houses the kitchen, restaurant, bar and lounge areas.
  • Dinning is outdoors on the deck, but it is weather dependent.
  • The indoor restaurant area has a fire place.
  • The main centre faces a waterhole.
  • There is a hide next to the lodge that overlooks the waterhole
  • Wi-Fi is free of charge and only available in the main centre.
  • Meals are either a la carte or buffet, depending on occupancy.
  • Breakfast consists of a continental and a hot breakfast from the kitchen.
  • Lunch is a light lunch.
  • Before afternoon game drive, high tea is served.
  • Dinner is more formal with more variety.
  • On Wednesday and Saturdays, a traditional South African dinner braai menu is served, in the Boma around a big fire. This is weather dependent.
  • A kiddies menu is available.
  • The kitchen is not Halaal or Kosher registered, vegetarian meals can be served. Vegetarian meals are typical South African style

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.

Payments can be made via bank transfer, bitcoin or credit card (Master/Visa).

Summer Times : 1st November – 28th February

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:00 am for a 05:30 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 16:00 pm for a 16:30 pm Departure

Autumn Times : 1st March – 30th April

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:30 am for a 06:00 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 16:00 pm for a 16:30 pm Departure

Winter Times : 1st May – 31st August

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 06:00 am for a 06:30 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 15:30 pm for a 16:00 pm Departure

Springs Times : 1st September - 31st October

  • Morning Game Drive meet at 05:30 am for a 06:00 am Departure
  • Afternoon Game Drive meet at 16:00 pm for a 16:30 pm Departure

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• MALARIA FREE
• Ideal for family or group breakaways
• Wealth of fauna and flora
• “Big 5” game viewing
• Over 350 bird species
• Easy road and air access