Buffalo Thorn Lodge
Buffalo Thorn Lodge is an exclusive private, luxury lodge; a peaceful sanctuary nestled in the African bush yet one which holds all the excitement of big five game-viewing. By road, the Lodge is about 2 hours from Johannesburg, in the heart of Black Rhino Game Reserve, within the Pilanesberg National Park. Only 30 kilometers from Sun City, it is in South Africa’s North West Province, a malaria free area.
The rate per
night is for the rent of the whole lodge (max sleeping 10 guests
including children) *Please note a minimum of 2 nights is required at anytime.*
inclusive of 14% V.A.T. • South African Rand •
Subject to availability
2018 to 31 Dec 2018
Lodge Midweek - out of school holidays (Sleeps 10)
Lodge Weekends, school holidays public holiday (Sleeps 10)
Units are made up as follows;
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.
BLACK RHINO GAME RESERVE IS LOCATED AT (GOOGLE EARTH):
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.
BUFFALO THORN LODGE IS LOCATED AT (GOOGLE EARTH):
If you plan to arrive after 18:00 please inform us beforehand.
PLEASE NOTE: Check out is strictly at 10h30. Any check out later than this will result in a charge of R1000 per hour late.
The lodge consists of a main area (kitchen, boma, swimming pool etc.) and 5 alone standing rooms each with a king size bed and en-suite bathroom.- Thus some of the men will have to share.
All patrons make use of Buffalo Thorn Lodge; do so at their own risk. Buffalo Thorn Lodge nor the company, Black Rhino Properties (Pty) Ltd, that owns Buffalo Thorn Lodge, or the owners of Black Rhino Properties are liable for injury, death, damage or theft to you or your belongings.
Please make sure you are aware of the cancellation policy.
DEPOSITS & SETTLEMENT
A deposit of 50% of the value of the accommodation is required as confirmation for an individual reservation. A second payment of 50% of the value of the accommodation is due 21 days prior to arrival. Full prepayment will be due within 48 hours for reservations made less than 14 days prior to
No booking will be seen as confirmed unless a 50% deposit has been received.
Buffalo Thorn Lodge reserves the right to sell accommodation held as a provisional reservation without a deposit, to a cash purchaser.
Buffalo Thorn Lodge requires a minimum of 2 nights stay. If a 1 night stay occurs a 25% surplus will be Charged on booking.
Black Rhino Game Reserve is a natural eco system that has developed over thousands of years. In this unique reserve, the different vegetation exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter lowveld commonly known as bushveld.
As result of the range of habitats and vegetation found in the Black Rhino Game Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park, there is a wide diversity of animal species, from the “Big five” to 50 other mammal species, 354 bird species, 65 reptile species, 18 amphibian species and thousands of other interesting smaller species!
Rainy Season: It rains during the summer months between November and March, with thunder and lightning showers predominant in February and March. Temperatures hover around 79-86°F (26-30°C).
Dry Season: April to September is the cool dry winter season with bright clear warm days and cold nights, particularly in the mid-winter months of June to August. Game viewing/safaris is best in winter as the foliage has died back and animals frequent around waterholes.
Daily Exclusive Game Drives(Safari)are included in your package and can be arranged with your Ranger.
(Only 10 guests allowed on game drive/safari (including children of all ages). Two game drives per night stay(Morning and Afternoon)
Ask reservations for more information on activities.
Things to do in the area:-
The rate per night is for the rent of the whole lodge (max sleeping 10 guests including children)
*Please note a minimum of 2 nights is required at anytime.*