Black Rhino Lodge

Black Rhino Game Lodge is a popular choice for visitors to Pilanesberg, whether they are exploring or simply passing through. The hotel provides a variety of amenities and perks to ensure that you have a great time. 

The Black Rhino Game Reserve is another ‘corner’ of the malaria-free big five Pilanesberg National Park. It is located on the Pilanesberg’s north western flank, with its own secure, private entrance on the western border, and no boundary fences – wildlife is free to roam across both areas.

As a result, you will be able to see the majority of the animals found in the Pilanesberg, including the Big 5, the endangered African wild dog, various rare antelope, and over 354 bird species.

The sweet veld vegetation of this lower-lying reserve complements the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld and provides excellent viewing of elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard.

The Black Rhino Game Reserve also has full traversing rights, which allow game vehicles from privately owned lodges to cross from the Black Rhino Game Reserve into the Pilanesberg National Park. This allows you to enjoy the privacy of the reserve as well as the wealth of the national park, as well as the abundance of sights and sounds of the bush.

Africa has an ancient rhythm that can be felt through its people’s hospitality. Guests will be welcomed on their journey of discovery by experienced game rangers and a team of energetic hosts. Guests will be delighted by open vehicle safaris through this picturesque game reserve, as well as moments of magic at the fireside while enjoying a starlit dinner. A trip to this unique part of Africa will be remembered fondly by many.

An ideal family retreat, Black Rhino Game Lodge boasts spacious luxury suites, which will ensure our guests of comfort and style. It is the ideal location for peace and quiet, as well as excellent birding opportunities. Overlooking a busy waterhole that is teeming with bird and animal activity, the central gathering area is a favourite place from which to watch elephants and buffalo.


While Pilanesberg National Park accommodation is as diverse as the park itself, with a wide range of accommodation options, including resorts, safari tents, and bush lodges, as well as chalets and self-catering, the exclusive lodges in the private Black Rhino Reserve, which was recently added to Pilanesberg National Park, will especially appeal to discerning travellers. 

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a good option for visitors who want to visit the internationally acclaimed Sun City, with some lodges only ten minutes’ drive away.

Black Rhino Game Lodge is an ideal family retreat, with Luxury and Deluxe Suites. The central gathering area is an expansive space that invites outdoor living, overlooking a busy waterhole that is a hive of bird and animal activity and a favourite playground for elephant and buffalo.

The well-appointed open plan lounge and dining areas spill out onto shady timber decks, providing guests with excellent areas for relaxation and game viewing.

There are 20 Luxury Suites and 3 Deluxe Suites in the main lodge. The suites are luxuriously appointed. Each spacious air-conditioned suite has a private patio with views of the surrounding forest and tea/coffee making facilities. 

Each suite includes an open-concept bathroom with a closed toilet. With the exception of room 19, all rooms have a separate bath and shower as well as an outdoor shower.

The suites are very spacious and luxuriously appointed. The Deluxe Suites have the same amenities as the Luxury Suites, but they are larger in size, have a flat screen TV and DSTV, and their own private plunge pool/Jacuzzi.

The lodge welcomes children of all ages and also offers babysitting services.

Apart from the mentioned, air-conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, en-suite open plan bathroom with a separate bath, indoor & outdoor showers and a closed toilet, each luxury suite features either a King size bed or Twin beds, a private patio that opens out into the bush, double vanities and a mini fridge.

Each deluxe suite features everything found in the luxury suites, as well as a flat screen television with DSTV and a private plunge pool / jacuzzi.


The Black Rhino Game Lodge is located in the west side of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, only 33 kilometres from Sun City. It is built between a Tamboti forest and overlooks a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a playground for elephants. 

On numerous occasions, the roaring of lions and the singing of franklins break the silence of the night. Early in the morning, guests can enjoy a cup of coffee before embarking on an exciting game drive with professional guides.

A car park, room service, babysitting, a restaurant, and tours are among the amenities available. The guestrooms are equipped with everything you need for a good night’s sleep. Some rooms include non-smoking accommodations, air conditioning, a desk, a balcony/terrace, and a television. 

Guests can take advantage of the hotel’s recreational facilities, which include an outdoor pool, a pool for children, and a garden, before retiring to your well-deserved rest. 

Black Rhino Game Lodge is the ideal place to serve as your base for exploring everything Pilanesberg has to offer.

The lodge itself features a comfortable lounge, dining room, bird hide, water hole, boma, three plunge pools and a range of other facilities to ensure your stay is perfect, including Internet, Wi-Fi, and laundry services.


The Black Rhino Game Lodge is a lovely bushveld retreat. It provides two thrilling game drives per day for guests to explore the magnificent landscape and get up close and personal with the wildlife that calls it home.

The Pilanesberg National Park, unlike any other, is home to a diverse range of animal, bird, insect, reptilian, and vegetation species, including the Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red Eyed Bulbul, and Camel Thorn tree. The Pilanesberg National Park is a hybrid of the Kalahari and the wetter Lowveld. The fact that the Pilanesberg is malaria-free is a significant advantage over other game parks further north.

Sun City is best known for hosting the Million Dollar Golf Challenge and other spectacular events, and it is only a 33-kilometer drive from the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

A wide range of thrilling activities are also on offer, including game drives, bird watching from a viewing hide, bush walks (subject to seasonality and at additional cost), and in-room spa treatment (on request and in advance)
Children aged 0 to 5 years are not permitted on game drives. 6 – 11 year olds are permitted on game drives at the discretion of management. Children aged 12 and up are allowed on game drives at the full adult rate.

Quad Biking is very popular, with guests taken for adventure and wildlife on four- wheelers, while negotiating natural obstacles en-route. These quad biking adventure trails go through the Letsatsing Game Park and are accompanied by experienced guides.

Guests can also try their hand at the ancient sport of archery under guidance of competent instructors.


The rates for staying at Black Rhino Lodge include accommodation, meals, teas and snacks, VAT and two daily safari activities. A single supplement is paid when only one person occupies a suite.

Excluded from the package are transfers, beverages and conservation fees. The latter payable directly at the lodge.

Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge. A maximum of 2 children 0 – 5 years stay complimentary when sharing a suite with their parents, a maximum of 2 children 6 – 11 years enjoy a 50% discount on the adult sharing rate and children 12 years and older pay the full adult rate. 

Although children under 12 years of age can be accommodated with parents in the same room, the lodge has a limited number of extra beds, so it is subject to availability.

The full adult rate is applicable if children of any age occupies their own room or when sharing with only one full paying adult.

You might also like our 2 Day Luxury Black Rhino Lodge Safari Tour or 3 Day Luxury Black Rhino Lodge Safari Tour.


  • Are the Game Drives included in the price for Black Rhino Lodge?

Yes, two game drives per day are included in the daily rate.

  • Can you see the Big 5 during a visit to Black Rhino Lodge

Yes, you can see the Big 5 during a visit to the lodge, since there are no boundary fences between the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park. Game drive vehicles also has full traversing rights, which allow them to cross from the Black Rhino Game Reserve into Pilanesberg.

  • Is Black Rhino Lodge easily accessible?

Yes, Black Rhino Lodge is close enough to South Africa’s busiest airport – less than 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg. It is located on the Pilanesberg’s north western flank, and has its own secure, private entrance on the western border.

  • Is there other activities than game drives to keep guests entertained?

Yes, several other activities including walking safaris, and Sun City is only a 33-kilometer drive from the Black Rhino Game Reserve.

  • Is Black Rhino Lodge child-friendly

Yes, Black Rhino Lodge is child-friendly, with children 0 – 5 years stay complimentary when sharing a suite with their parents, and children 6 – 11 years enjoy a 50% discount on the adult sharing rate.