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BLACK RHINO GAME LODGE
Incorporated in the magnificent malaria-free, big 5 Pilanesberg Nature Reserve
An idea retreat, Black Rhino Game Lodge boasts 19 Suites and 4 Luxury Suites. Each air-conditioned suite offers tea and coffee making facilities, T.V’s, DSTV, WIFI and expansive bathrooms including an outdoor shower. The 4 Luxury Suites features the same as the Luxury Suites but are bigger in size and has their own Hot Tub or Plunge pool
Overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a favourite playground for elephant and buffalo, the central gathering area is an expansive space which invites the opportunity of outdoor living.
The well appointed open plan lounge and dining areas spill over onto shady timber decks which offer guests wonderful areas for relaxation and game viewing.
Africa has an age-old rhythm that is experienced through the hospitality of its people. Experienced game rangers and a team of energetic hosts will welcome guests in their journey of discovery. Open vehicle safaris through this picturesque game reserve combined with moments of magic at the fireside whilst enjoying a starlit dinner will delight guests. A visit to this special corner of Africa will remain in many fond memories.
The main lodge boasts 19 Suites and 4 Luxury Suites. Each air-conditioned suite offers tea and coffee making facilities, T.V’s, DSTV, WIFI and expansive bathrooms including an outdoor shower. The 4 Luxury Suites features the same as the Suites but are bigger in size and has their own Hot Tub or Plunge pool.
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. We offer two thrilling game drives each day to explore the magnificent landscape and get up close to the wildlife that call it home.
ABOUT THE PILANESBERG NATURE RESERVE
named after a Tswana chief who went by the name ‘Pilane’.
The park was named after a Tswana chief who went by the name ‘Pilane’. The northern part of Pilanesberg National Park was originally owned by the Bakgatla – ba – Kgafela tribe (also known as the Bakgatla tribe). The southern area of the park was formerly a set of farms owned by local farmers in the 1860s and they were responsible for the development of the Mankwe Dam in the reserve. The Government during the 1960s under the apartheid regime then bought these farms in the south of the park. The Bakubung tribe decided to settle on this land, arriving from the nearby town of Ventersdorp. This land was then passed onto Bophuthatswana (an area set aside for members of a specific ethnicity – ‘Bophuthatswana’ means gathering of the Tswana people).
Now was the time for the re-introduction of wildlife into the area and the conversion of Pilanesberg into a game reserve. Chief Tsidmane Pilane from the Bakgatla tribe agreed to the inclusion of a mountainous region owned by them, to be included in the new reserve. Families were moved to a new town to the east of the reserve in an agreement with tribal authority. These are the stages leading up to what we observe today as the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS
the safety of our guest’s and staff are our top priority.
A new 20-step protocol that is currently being introduced to our lodge. New cleaning and disinfection procedures, increased attention to safety in communal spaces, protective equipment, and updated training for team members are included in the new protocols. These protocols describe specific processes and measures that are designed to make you feel confident when you visit us. To learn more read the outlined steps below: