MolloThaba Game Lodge
4* Private Family Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park
We are a private, intimate and down-to-earth, self-catering game lodge in the Black Rhino Game Reserve with direct access to the majestic Pilanesberg National Park. We cater specifically to small parties of families or friends of up to either 10, six, or four guests per party. Our team is focused on ensuring that your stay with us is welcoming, comfortable and relaxing.
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|Self Catering accommodation||30
to 05 Dec 2021
04 Dec 2022
|10 Bed Lodge Exclusive Use||R14 800||R16 370|
|4 Bed Lodge with Shared Drives||R 7 400||R 8 180|
|6 Bed Lodge with Shared Drives||R10 400||R11 440|
Self Catering Lodges
Tambuti Ridge Retreat
Tambuti Ridge Retreat is comprised of one deluxe chalet plus the honeymoon chalet. The kitchenette in the honeymoon chalet is equipped with a fridge/ freezer, microwave, toaster, snackwich-maker, ice-maker and dishwasher. Pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware are all available.
Chalet 1 is referred to as our honeymoon suite. Separated from the other chalets with a winding pathway through the bush, it has a large bedroom and bathroom featuring a bath, large indoor and outdoor showers, its own lounge, second WC and kitchenette inside, with a private terrace and its own private boma-braai space outside. Chalet 1 also has a separate lounge, second WC and kitchenette inside with a private terrace and its own private boma-braai space outside. This option is ideal for 2 couples or a couple and 2 additional guests who require their own chalet. Both feature outdoor showers.
Our intimate self-catering 10 bed lodge is made up of 5
One of the bedroom chalets is our honeymoon chalet and has its own kitchenette, lounge, patio and boma braai area.
Free WIFI is available across the entire lodge.
Book all 5 chalets for exclusive use of the lodge, or for smaller groups book 2 of the chalets (Tambuti Retreat including the honeymoon chalet) for 4 guests, or 3 chalets (Mountain View including the central entertainment area) for 6 guests.
Private Family Lodge
Located in the beautiful Black Rhino Game Reserve, with access to the world-class Pilanesberg National Park, we offer serviced, well appointed, self catering accommodation.
Includes 2 exclusive game drives a day.
Mollo Thaba Private Family Lodge is comprised of 5 deluxe double chalets accommodating 10 guests.
Chalets 2 to 5 present comfortable en-suite rooms, each with outdoor showers. Additionally, Chalet 3 is a family chalet with a king-sized bed downstairs plus a mezzanine level providing 2 extra single beds for children.
Chalet 1 is referred to as our honeymoon suite. Separated from the other chalets with a winding pathway through the bush, it has a large bedroom and bathroom featuring a large indoor and outdoor showers, its own lounge, second WC and fully equipped kitchenette inside, with a private terrace and its own private boma-braai space outside.
Mountain View Chalets
Our Mountain View Chalets presents 3 comfortable deluxe double chalets all en-suite with outdoor showers and accommodating 6 guests.
In the centre of the lodge you have exclusive use of the main entertainment area designed in an open-concept which houses the central living areas, including the main kitchen, lounge and dining, guests WC and bar space inside, with a large terrace, boma-braai area. The plunge pool is a shared amenity.
In the centre of the lodge you have exclusive use of the main entertainment area designed in an open-concept with houses the central living areas, including the main kitchen, lounge and dining, guests WC and bar space inside, with a large terrace, boma-braai area and plunge pool outside.
The kitchen is equipped with a fridge and separate freezer, microwave, toaster, snackwich maker, ice-maker and dishwasher. Pots, pans, utensils, crockery, cutlery and glassware are all available.
In the lounge, guests are free to log into their Netflix or DSTV Now account on our 65" TV, borrow a book from our bookshelf, or challenge their family and friends to a game of pool/snooker at the bar.
Our dining room table seats up to 12 guests and has an indoor braai, whilst the outside terrace seats up to 10 guests.
The style and layout of our lodge is ideal for exclusive family and friend groups, even corporate getaways and small conferences.
Your stay includes 2 exclusive game drives per night booked. Nightly conservation levies are extra and payable to the lodge.
Included in each night’s accommodation are two standard 3 hour vehicle safaris. Extended drives may be added to a booking at advanced request, as well as a selection of addons including boma braai, potjie meals, welcome hampers, night sky discovery, walking safaris, and more.
Guided Game Drives
Standard vehicle safari, included with each night's accommodation are 2 standard 3-hour vehicle safaris on the Black Rhino Game Reserve, with a morning tea or coffee stop, and sundowners in the afternoon. Don't forget to pack refreshments for these stops. Cooler boxes, mugs, flasks and snack tins are available to use.
Our extras offer a touch of something special. Whether its a bit of luxury, convenience or experiences, we have it all.
Extended Guided Game Drive - R2 950 / Per Instance / Per Accommodation
Extended vehicle safari - explore further into the Pilanesberg National Park by adding on a 3 hour extension to your morning drive and see what other animals you can find, and what other scenery the reserve has to offer. You may also wish to add the Bush Braai in the park. (charged separately) to this.
Bush Brunch for 4 - R1 980 /Per Instance / Per Accommodation
Bush Brunch - Braai in the Park - enjoy a 3 course braai at one of Pilanesberg's picnic spots. This experience is only available as an add-on to extended guided game drive in the Pilanesberg National Park. Additional persons will be charged at R495 per person.
Bush Boma Potije for 4
Boma Potije, enjoy a 3 course potije meal in the bush boma under the stars for all the members of your party. Minimum charge is 4 persons. Additional persons will be charged at R565 per person per instance.
Save 30 % by taking the Entire Lodge from the 3rd of May to the 29th of August 2021
applies Sunday to Wednesday
Only R 8 886 per night for EXCLUSIVE use of 10 bed lodge
(You save up to R 3 800 per night)
Includes 2 game drives per day on Black Rhino Game Reserve
applies Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Only R 10 430 per night for EXCLUSIVE use of 10 bed lodge
(You save up to R 4 470 per night)
Includes 2 game drives per day on Black Rhino Game Reserve
We are a private, intimate, and down-to-earth, self-catering game lodge. We cater specifically to small groups of families and friends of up to either 10, 6 or 4 guests per group. Our team is focused on ensuring that your stay with us is welcoming, comfortable and relaxing.
Where we are
We are nestled in the foothills of an extinct volcano, in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, a private reserve within the big 5 Pilanesberg National Park, North West Province, South Africa. We are a mere 2 1⁄2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Black Rhino Game Reserve
The Black Rhino Game Reserve is the first extension towards the completion of the corridor with Madikwe Game Reserve. With full access to the big 5 and many other fauna and flora, including over 350 different bird species, this malaria-free private reserve has exclusive use of over 19 000 hectares of the Pilanesberg National Park that is not accessible to the public.
Mollo Thaba is made up of 5 chalets surrounding a main lounge and entertainment building.
Each of the 5 chalets is an individual bedroom with an en-suite bathroom including outdoor shower. Free WIFI is available across the entire lodge.
Average temperatures in midsummer (January) range from a low of 19°C /66°F to a high of 31°C /88°F, and in mid winter (July) from a low of 4°C /39°F to a high of 21°C/70°F.
Average annual rainfall is 622mm /24in, and mostly occurs in the form of afternoon thundershowers during the period December to March.
MolloThaba is within easy driving distance from Johannesburg: 213km/03h00 from OR Tambo International Airport. The route takes travelers via Hartebeespoort Dam. An
alternative route via Magaliesburg offers the option to visit the Cradle of Humankind. A normal sedan suffices to access Mollo Thaba.
Lanseria International Airport to MolloThaba is an additional 50km so a hired car or transfer would be required to complete the journey
- The accommodations and entertainment areas are serviced daily and this is included in the rates.
- 2 vehicle safaris per night booked are also included. Management resides on site and are available 24/7.
- Additional costs are nightly conservation levies, firewood, gratuities, transfers and addons.
- Minimum 3 night stay.
Included in the rate:
- Accommodation in well-appointed individual chalets, each with en-suite bathroom including shower, bath, double hand basins and outdoor shower
- 2 professional vehicle safaris for each night booked
- All amenities are serviced daily with the kitchens being serviced twice daily including setting tables for meals
- Maximum occupancy for the exclusive use of the lodge is 10 guests (both accommodation and safaris)
Excluded from the rate and available at the lodge:
- Firewood and firelighters with matches
- Add-ons including extended safaris, walking safaris, boma dinner, bush braai, park breakfast, etc
- Staff gratuities
- Laundry service
- Conservation levies per person per night
- All children are welcome and can join on the safaris if the lodge is booked for exclusive use.
- All children 6 years and older permitted on safaris.
- Maximum of 10 guests permitted in the lodge per night as well as onsafaris.
Check-in and check-out
Check in any time between 3pm and 7pm, check out from 7am to 10am.
Conservation Levies are payable to the Pilanesberg National Park on a per person per night basis
Adult - R120 per person per night
Pensioners (60+ years of age) R80 per person per night
Children (under 12 years of age) - R70 per person per night
Thi levy must be settled at the lodge prior to or on check out.
All rates quoted are on either a ten, six or four beds per night basis unless otherwise indicated.
All rates are for accommodation only inclusive of a maximum of two game drives per day on Black Rhino Game Reserve and unless otherwise specifie
All bookings are subject to availability.
Rooms will be kept until 20h00 on day of arrival unless otherwise assured orguaranteed.
Full pre-payment of total reservation value is required in order to secure your booking.
A reservation is updated to a confirmed booking on payment of a 50% deposit of the total reservation value. This amount is payable within 48 hours of making the reservation, failing which, the reservation will lapse.
The balance of payment of the total reservation value is due 30 days prior to the date of arrival.
Upon payment of 100% of the reservation value, the confirmed booking is updated to a guaranteed booking.
In the event of a confirmed or guaranteed booking being cancelled, the following cancellation fees will be charged:
- 5% of the total reservation value, provided that the cancellation is made more than 90 days in advance of the date of arrival.
- 50% of the total reservation value, if the cancellation is made 90 to 31 days in advance of the date of arrival,
- 100% of the total reservation value, if the cancellation is made 30 days or less in advance of the date of arrival.
Rates quoted in South African Rands are inclusive of VAT @ 15%.
Rates exclude any tourism and/or conservation levies
- You are advised to take out comprehensive travel insurance , covering medical care, pre-existing medical conditions, emergency assistance, accidental disability and death, all force majeure events, theft and loss, cancellations and curtailments, personal liability, etc. for the duration of your stay.
- Most credit cards offer very limited travel insurance. It is advisable to arrange for additional travel insurance to cover any and all eventualities through your insurance broker.