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Pilanesberg Bush Lodge

Pilanesberg Bush Lodge (12)

Next door to the famous leisure and entertainment resort of Sun City, is the Pilanesberg National Park. There are currently around 10,000 head of game and it is a very popular game park for locals and overseas visitors, many of whom make the short trip from the nearby resort of Sun City. Accommodation ranges from upmarket lodges to rustic self-catering, tented camps.

Bakubung Bush Lodge

4* Luxury Bush Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park

Bakubung Bush Lodge

 

  Tucked in the expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Bakubung, or the Place of the Hippo, provides guests with the peace and tranquility of a true bush experience coupled with the luxury and service you’ve come to expect from a Legacy bush lodge. Our 76 air-conditioned, thatched roof, studio rooms and 66 chalets curve into a horse-shoe around the outside entertainment areas, huddling visitors in cosy intimacy.

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Dinner, Bed & Breakfast : Inclusive of Dinner, Breakfast, one game drive per adult per day, limited Internet Access. This rate excludes 1% Tourism Levy.

31+ Advance Purchase Promotion - Dinner, Bed and Breakfast - Prepayment Required Must be booked 31 days in advance

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

Special Domestic Leisure Promotion

valid for the 2019 Season

1. Validity Period:

26 January  - 30th April & 01st December -  20 December 2019 Rates
Standard Single Room - per room per night R3 430
Standard Double Room - per room per night R4 860
Luxury Single Room - per room per night R3 660
Luxury Double Room - per room per night R5 340
Executive Suite - per night R6 350

 

2. Validity Period:

01st June - 30th September 2019 Rates
Standard Single Room - per room per night R2 795
Standard Double Room - per room per night R4 165
Luxury Single Room - per room per night R3 265
Luxury Double Room - per room per night R4 610
Executive Suite - per night R5 570

Terms & Conditions

  • Rate includes dinner, breakfast and one complimentary game drive per person per night’s stay
  • Rate includes 1% Tourism Levy
  • Rate includes VAT @ 15% 
  • Rates are valid as per the stipulated validity period.
  • Standard room type rate applicable at both Bakubung Bush Lodge and Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
  • Luxury Rooms and Executive Suite rates applicable at Bakubung Bush Lodge only
  • Please note that the special rate is applicable to new bookings only
  • Rate is applicable to South African Residents only and is exclusive to Domestic Rate Holder

 

 

Wildlife

Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the Pilanesberg National Park, which is home to Bakubung Lodge, ranks amongst the largest of the parks in South Africa and covers an area of some 55 000 hectares. The Park offers guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life. This includes 360 species of birds, the Big Five and many other South African animals. Operation Genesis, which involved the game fencing of the reserve and the reintroduction of endemic species, began during the late1970s.

The Park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually found in arid areas are found cohabiting with moist-area-limited impala, black-eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees. The Park has a rich array of southern African wildlife including the Big Five and many of the animal species found in southern Africa.

These include lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles. The diversity of bird life is excellent with in excess of 360 species. Though some are migrants, many are permanent inhabitants. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey, while others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.

Junior Rangers Programme

For those families looking for the perfect getaway, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane Bush Lodges become the destinations of choice. With service standards no less than outstanding, parents and kids alike will be amazed at the way in which both lodges welcome visitors into a an even bigger family, the Legacy family, in a way that tops off a well needed family retreat. Located in the heart of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and only an hour and a half’s drive from Johannesburg, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane now also offer something special for children.

Apart from game drives, bush walks, birding and in-house entertainment, Bakubung and Kwa Maritane have developed something even more engaging, the Junior Ranger’s Programme.This allows parents to enroll their young ones in a unique, educational and, most importantly, fun experience.Under the supervision of trained staff, parents can rest assured that their children will be well taken care of whilst participating in a host of activities, thus ensuring a great getaway for the whole family.

Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. Activities have been created for children from the ages of 6 years old to that of 12 years old and aim to encourage an appreciation for nature, conservation and natural resources. From learning about the history of the Pilanesberg National Park, participating in wildlife walks allowing children the opportunity to find out more about wild animals, the sounds various birds make become prominent as guides teach one what to listen for as well as that of the purpose of the various plant life around the lodges.

Once activities have been completed, kids are presented with activity badges and stickers.When all 8 activities have been completed, and all 8 activity stickers and badges have been collected,the young ones will participate in a Junior Ranger pledge ceremony whereby the Kwa Maritane and Bakubung Junior Rangers are given a certificate portraying that they are now a part of the resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation initiative.

The saying goes, when your kids are happy, you are happy and therefore what better way to encourage your children to appreciate nature, than Bakubung and Kwa Maritane’s Junior Ranger Programme.Enrol your future Junior Rangers today for an experience full of fun and excitement.
Game drive

Experience the BIG 5 with our trained field guides who will also show you Africa's other beautiful fauna and flora.

All Activities

  • Guided bush walks & game drives
  • Snake Demonstrations
  • Bush Sundowners
  • Boma Dinners
  • Bird & Tree Walks
  • Board Games
  • Kids Activities
  • Golf
  • Table Tennis & Darts
  • Junior Rangers

Lodge Facilities

  • 100 hotel rooms (1 wheelchair accessible room)
  • Swimming pool
  • Residents Lounge
  • Legacy Balance Spa
  • Conference facilities for up to 120 delegates
  • Kids Playground
  • Tennis Courts
  • Wildlife Centre
  • Transfer Service
  • Computer & Internet Facilities
  • Restaurant & Bars
  • Volleyball Court
  • Gym

Dining

  • The Bakubung restaurant caters for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Enjoy our African themed spit braai on Fridays. On Wednesday and Saturday nights you can book for the bush braai at our Boma in the park, or enjoy our Chef's carvery in the main restaurant.
  • The Bakubung restaurant has various options to choose from. For an unforgettable dining experience try a bush braai around a huge fire in the Boma.
  • If bush dining is not your thing, then dine in comfort in the main restaurant and choose from the Chef's carvery to your heart's content.

The Marula Grill Restaurant

At the Marula Restaurant, Bakubung Bush Lodge's famous traditional restaurant, you will be spoilt for choice with traditional favourites, as well as some tempting authentic local fare. The menu is expansive, the buffet is tantalizing, and the restaurant caters to you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Breakfast 07h00 - 09h30
  • Lunch 12h30 - 14h00
  • Dinner 18h30 - 21h30


Thutlwa Pool Bar

Relax and experience the sights and sounds of the magni cent Pilanesberg National Park from a Giraffe’s point of view, whilst indulging in a refreshing cocktail at Thutlwa Pool Bar. Once the curtain of darkness sweeps over the open plains, enjoy a pre-dinner drink.

Motswedi Bar

Ladies Cocktail Bar open 10h00 - 01h00 daily, offering a range of imported beers, spirits, wines and cigars.

Bush Boma

Every Wednesday and Saturday we offer you the chance to dine under the brilliance of the African stars - an indescribable plethora of universal magic. Dine to the sound of traditional entertainment, and feast on a wide selection of local flame grilled cuisine.

Johannesburg - 175km - Pretoria - 135km - Sun City - 10km

Events

Mmakubu Room - Our largest conference venue /120 people/

Magarekubu Room A & B - This venue is situated adjacent to our swimming pool and is our middle-sized venue, perfect for smaller conferences or boardroom style meetings.... /40 - 80 people/

Gala Dinner - Gala Dinner events to celebrate, reward or engage an audience with a brand or service. The evening event will generally feature a three or four course meal where guests are seated.... /80 People/

Pool Dinner - Exclusive dining experience set amidst our poolside area. Delicacies specially crafted by our chefs, toast to pure happiness under the scintillating Pilanesburg night sky..../100 People/

Kubunyana Room - Situated adjacent to Mmakubu and has a balcony area overlooking the park, perfect setting for tea-time breaks.. /60 People)

Standard King Rooms
  • Our 20 Standard King Rooms have one king size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request


Standard Twin Rooms
  • 55 Standard Twin Rooms have two double beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request

 

 

Standard Queen Room
  • 11 Standard Queen Rooms have two queen size beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Coffee and tea making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request

Luxury King Rooms
  • 9 Luxury King Rooms have one king size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • Lounge area with couch
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request

 

Executive Suite
  • 4 Executive Suites have one king size bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathrooms with separate bath, shower and toilet
  • Lounge area with couch
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • VIP amenities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request
  • Room layout may differ from image shown

 

Wheelchair Accessible Room
  • One wheelchair accessible room has two double beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Wheelchair accessible shower and toilet
  • DStv bouquet
  • Direct dialling telephones
  • Electric shaving plugs
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • International multi plugs
  • Electronic safe
  • Minibar stocked on request
  • Room layout may differ from image shown

Timeshare Chalet

  • Self-catering chalet
    Two en suite bedrooms
    Kitchenette
    Lounge
    Open veranda with BBQ
    Premium bedding
    Blackout drapes/curtains
    Daily housekeeping
    The lounge includes LED TV
    Pull-out couches suitable for two children under the age of 10
    Kitchen is equipped with
    Fridge
    Hot plates
    Oven
    Basic equipment

 

Terms &Conditions exclusive to and Bakubung Bush Lodge

  • Bakubung Bush Lodge - Children can only be accommodated in a Standard room if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to clause 3 in the attached terms and conditions.
  • Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday).
  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate 
  • - 1 complimentary game drive is included per person per night’s stay. Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
  • Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, including one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged (2018) R 650.00 (2019) R 710.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Full Board rate 
  • - 2 complimentary game drives is included per person per night’s stay. Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
  • Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis inclusive of dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and two game drives per day, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged (2018) R1 090.00 (2019) R1 190 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.
 All rooms have:
  • Individual air-con
  • bathrooms with shower and toilet
  • DSTV
  • direct dialing phone
  • electric shaving plugs
  • coffee/tea making machines
  • hair dryer.

Terms & Conditions

  • All bookings are subject to availability
  • Rooms will be kept until 18:00 on day of arrival unless otherwise assured or guaranteed.
  • Check-in is after 14:00 and check-out is before 10:00.
  • Rates may be subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • If the reservation is cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
  • If cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY PROGRAMS

Junior Rangers

Legacy Junior Rangers programme is available for all children aged 6-12 years. Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. The Junior Rangers Program is available at a small additional cost to parents and usually takes 2 days to complete. On completion of the program, children will be including in a graduation ceremony and will be given a certificate and badges for activities completed.

WILDLIFE ACTIVITIES

Game Drives

  Additional game drives are charged at R500.00 per adult / R250.00 per child between the ages of 0-17 years

Game Drive Times

Morning Afternoon
May 08h00 15h30
June - July 08h00 15h30
August 08h00 15h30
September 06h00 16h00
October - March 05h30 16h30
April 06h00 16h00

Game Drives last approximately 3 hours, depending on weather conditions and animal sightings in the Park.

Bush Braai

Bush braais are held (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday night. If you would like to book a bush braai on an alternative night, a minimum of 30 people is required. If numbers drop below 30, the full rate for 30 people will be charged.
Prices may be subject to change. Non-residential rates available on request.

HONEYMOON ADDED VALUE OFFERS

  • Allocation of a room with a King Size bed
  • Bottle of Sparkling wine a platter of chocolate dipped fruits (strawberries when available) with a personalized note from the GM
  • Complimentary Late Departure (Subject to availability)
  • VIP Turndown on day of arrival

PILANESBERG FULL BOARD RATES KINDLY NOTE:

Terms and Conditions

  • FB (Full Board) – includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 game drives per person per day
  • Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to clause 7 in the attached terms and conditions
  • Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)
  • Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information

A selection of Conferencing Venues at: Bakubung Bush Lodge the Place of the Hippo

Bakubung Bush Lodge is concealed within the rich expanses of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park and offers you everything you need to get in touch with the bush.
These Pilanesberg lodges are set in an area where the Big 5 roam, a mere 2 hour drive from the hectic lifestyle of Johannesburg. Bakubung, or “People of the Hippo”, offers you everything you need in regards to comfortable and luxury accommodation. With the bush just outside your window you will be able to relax and take in everything about the bush and the animals living around you.
Bakubung Bush Lodge has some of the best accommodation in the Pilanesberg and offers an amazing family holiday experience. 

Venues

The Kubunyana Conference Room at Bakubung

  • U-shape: 22 delegates
  • Herring-bone style: 30 delegates
  • School room: 30 delegates
  • Cinema style: 60 delegates

The Mmakubu Conference Room at Bakubung

  • U-shape: 40 delegates
  • Herring-bone style: 72 delegates
  • School room: 90 delegates
  • Cinema style: 120 delegates

The Magarekubu Conference Room at Bakubung

  • U-shape: (A) 12 delegates. (B) 12 delegates. (A&B) 28 delegates
  • Herring-bone style: (A) n/a. (B) n/a. (A&B) 45 delegates
  • School room: (A) n/a. (B) n/a. (A&B) 50 delegates
  • Cinema style: (A) 40 delegates. (B) 40 delegates. (A&B) 80 delegates

BANQUETING AND CONFERENCING

Below is a list of Standard Equipment and Technology you can expect to find at Bakubung Bush Lodge:

  • 35mm slide projector 
  • TV monitors
  • P A system
  • Notepad  / Pens
  • Lectern
  • Wall Screen
  • Lapel Microphone
  • Mineral Water
  • VHS Recorder
  • Flip Chart
  • Roving Microphone
  • Cordials
  • White board
  • DVD Player

Further Options

PRIVATE GALA DINNERS FUNCTIONS: 

Please Note: This would be in the venue that you conference in if in conference. Please liase with reservations for further information and suggestions if you are planning a function for your group or conference. This is subject to venue availability, the number of guests the seating capacity & entertainment for the function. A large variety of menus are available for your selection. Prices are determined by the menu selection. We have Standard linen in stock for Décor. Should you require assistance in getting quotes for additional décor and entertainment please advise accordingly?

RESTAURANT TIMES
Breakfast 07h00 - 10h00 | Lunch 12h30 - 14h00 | Dinner 18h30 - 22h00
• Sunday to Thursday is Chef ‘s choice buffet.
• Fridays - Out of African – lamb on a spit.
• Wednesday & Saturday nights an option is to book our bush braai at our boma in the park, or dinner in our main restaurant being our Chef’s carvery.
• Room service: is available between 11h00 & 21h00

WILDLIFE ACTIVITIES
To make your stay memorable for your guests we suggest that you include a game drive and bush braai in your agenda. The bush braai is held in our boma situated 20 minutes from the lodge. The menu consists of traditional South African dishes. A bush braai is held on Wednesday & Saturday evenings for all hotel & timeshare guests

OTHER NIGHTS:
GAME DRIVE BUSH BRAAIS OR BUSH BRAAI’S ONLY can also be arranged on any other evening subject to a minimum of 30 people being booked (Groups less than 30 pay for 30) If no other groups are booked, and your group is alone at the boma. Please note this does not confirm
Sole Use of the boma for a group, as bookings can change at any stage. Should another group book and be at the boma on that night your costing will revert to the per person rate.

FOR A BUSH BRAAI ONLY ON OTHER NIGHTS for a group less than 30 a surcharge of R4000.00 is applicable. If no other groups are booked, and your group is alone at the boma.
Please note this does not confirm Sole Use of the boma for a group, as bookings can change at any stage. Should another group book and be at the boma on that night your costing will revert to the per person rate.

SPORTING FACILITIES ON SITE:
• 2 Tennis courts (floodlit)
• Swimming pool
• Action Cricket (please enquire & floodlit)
• Volleyball – (please enquire & floodlit)
• Outdoor chess| Pool Table | Table Tennis
• Trampoline & Kiddies Playground

OTHER SPORTING FACILITIES IN THE AREA:
Golf, Squash & Aquatic Sports offered at Sun City.

Nearby Attractions

 

Gary Player Golf Course Sun City, Valley of the Waves Hot Air Balloon Safaris Pilanesburg Game Reserve
The Gary Player Golf Course designed by Gary Player, is an 18 hole par 72 walking course, with a 5km running trail along the course. Built in an extinct volcanic crater this fantastic golfing paradise conforms to the stringent US PGA specifications and is ranked as one of the top five golf courses in South Africa. It is also home to the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The Valley of Waves is the central feature of the Lost City at Sun City. It is one of the most advanced water parks in the world, dominated by the Roaring Lagoon. When waves are not generated, a bobbing cycle is generated in a diamond pattern. All Resort residents enter the park free of charge by presenting their resident cards. Day visitors pay an entrance fee to the park. A hot air balloon flight is usually a once in a lifetime experience. Flying over the Pilanesberg, you will see incredible wildlife while taking in the breath-taking scenery. Hot Air Ballooning captures a mystical freedom as the natural elements of wind, flame and hot air, carry the balloon on a unique journey through the skies. The Pilanesberg is located in North West Province and borders Sun City. The 'Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex' is the park's primary geological feature. This vast circular geological feature is ancient even by geological standards as it’s the crater of a long extinct volcano and the result of eruptions some 1,200 million years ago. It is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its type in the world.

 

 

 

Black Rhino Game Lodge

4* Luxury Game Lodge in the Black Rhino Game Reserve

Black Rhino Game Lodge

Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set amongst the trees of an old Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater that today comprises one of South Africa’s most exciting Big 5 eco-tourism destinations, the greater Pilanesberg National Park. It is from here, accompanied by your personal game ranger, that you will be able explore a 58 000ha malaria free wildlife wonderland and discover the magic of the African bush.

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Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

OUR FESTIVE GIFT YOU - 2018

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Valid for new reservations only, made from date of issue, with block-out dates being applicable (please see below)
The gate entry fees stated above are subject to change without prior notification
BLOCK-OUT Dates:
01, 02, 03 January 2019

01 Nov 2018 - 31 Jan 2019 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R4 090 R2 730 R1 365

The above rates are quoted per person per night.
Rate Inclusions:
Accommodation, three meals, two game drives and VAT at 15%
Rate Exclusions:
Transfers, beverages and gate entry fees which are currently R 121.00 per person per night and R 71.00 per child (4-11 years) per night.
Subject to increase in 2018 without prior notification.
Driver / Guide Rate: Applicable for group reservations and limited to one room only. R1 105.00 single per night accommodation and meals.
Child Policy:
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.
0 - 5 years Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
Not permitted on game drive
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 game drive 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


SA RESIDENT SPECIAL OFFERS

Minimum 2 night stays applicable on the weekend - Friday and Saturday night

Minimum 3 night stays applicable over long weekends & Peak Period (Dates stipulated under T&C)

LONG WEEKENDS & MIN NIGHT STAY PERIODS:

19 - 23 April 2019; 14 - 18 June 2019; 09-12 August 2019

PEAK PERIOD:
15 December 2018 - 03 January 2019 & 15 December 2019 - 03 January 2020
Standard Terms and conditions apply, please quote the following booking code at time of reservation- DOMSUM

01 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 Single Sharing Children: 6-11 yrs
Suite R4 255 R2 840 R1 420



EARLY BIRD BOOKING SPECIAL FOR ALL GUESTS

Book before the 28 February 2019, for travel in May, June, July and August and qualify for the Early Bird Special.
Below rates are valid for FIT and AD-HOC Groups only
01 May 2019 to 31 Aug 2019 Single Sharing Children: 6 - 11 yrs
Suite R4 605 R3 070 R1 535

The above rates are quoted per person per night.

Rate Inclusions:
Accommodation, three meals, two game drives and VAT at 15%

Rate Exclusions:
Transfers, beverages and gate entry fees which are currently R 121.00 per person per night and R 71.00 per child (4-11 years) per night.
Subject to increase in 2018/2019 without prior notification.
Driver / Guide Rate: Applicable for group reservations and limited to one room only. R 1'400.00 single per night accommodation and meals.

Child Policy:
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.
0 - 5 years Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults
Not permitted on game drive
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 game drive 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

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.

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.
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 in to 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.
  • The package on offer is board and lodge, including 3 meals and 2 game drives.


Excluded are the conservation levies and all beverages, including sundowners on the game drive.
Included are coffee and tea from the coffee station in the restaurant and bottled water in the rooms.
Water during meals or game drive is considered a beverage, thus it will be charged.
Check in into the rooms is from 14:00, Check out 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 lodge is not star rated.

  • 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.
Safety plans are in place for emergencies.

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

  • Air-conditioning.
  • TV’s with satellite package – package is commercial and limited channels are available.
  • Tea & coffee making facilities including a kettle and mini fridge. o Full bathroom with bath and shower.
  • Outdoor showers, except for 1 room. (see room information)
  • Lounge area in the room.
  • Patio.
  • Pin operated safe.
  • There is no room number 13.
  • Double or twin options in certain rooms.
  • Extra beds for children under 12, up to two (2) per room. Limited number available.
  • o 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 dependant. The indoor restaurant area has got a fire place.

The main centre faces a waterhole. Animals are sighted from time to time.
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.


Service may disturbed due to bad weather (connection is via satellite) or o Power failures and Technical issues

Meals are either a la carte or buffet, depending on occupancy. Please enquire!

  • Breakfast consist of a continental and a hot breakfast from the kitchen.
  • Lunch is a light lunch.
  • Before afternoon game drive, high tea is served. No charge applicable.
  • Dinner is more formal with more variety.
  • On Wednesday & Saturdays, a traditional South African dinner braai menu is served, in the Boma around a big fire. This is weather dependant.
  • A kiddies menu is available. Guest should allow at least 30 min preparation time.
  • The kitchen is NOT Halaal or Kosher registered, vegetarian meals can be served. Vegetarian meals are typical South African style

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.

GPS can be inaccurate please follow below 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 R566, passing the Sun Village Shopping Centre (right hand side).
At the 4-way stop, turn right and travel approximately 30 kms 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 and 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"

Check-in: 14h00 Check-out: 10:00 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.

All rooms are twin bedded room

The lodge accepts Visa and MasterCard

Child Policy:
Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge.
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.

  • 0 - 5 years Complimentary when sharing with full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults . Not permitted on game drive
  • 6 - 11 years Pay published child rate when sharing with two full paying adults, maximum of 2 children sharing with 2 adults. Permitted on game drive at management discretion
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room or if sharing with one full paying adult
  • Permitted on game drive at management discretion
  • 12 years and older Considered as adults and accommodated in their own rooms. Pay full adult rates.


Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations to be sent in writing to the Reservations Office.
  • 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 - 31 Days - 75% will be charged
  • 31 Days or less - 100% will be charged
  • Refunds, if agreed, are subject to a 10% administration fee

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

 

 

 

Buffalo Thorn Lodge

5* Luxury Game Lodge in the Black Rhino Game Reserve

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.

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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.*

All bedrooms or chalets are stand alone units. The 70 square-metre bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms have their own lounge and private deck with sun chairs in which to relax whilst overlooking the African bush. The units boast a king size bed (or two singles should they be required), a Jacuzzi bath as well as an indoor and outdoor shower.

Units are made up as follows;

  • 2 Family units: with a King size bed (or two singles) plus a loft with two single beds (for children).
  • 3 Double units with one King size bed (or two singles).
  • Camping Cots are available on request

Note that only 10 people will be accommodated (children included).

Buffalo Thorn Lodge has a wide variety of facilities and services available to make you feel comfortable and at home.

OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT

  • Child friendly swimming pool
  • Heated Jacuzzi with a view
  • Bar with fridge and Ice machine
  • Dining area
  • Open fire barbeque
  • Modern gas barbeque
  • Director-chair seating around the open fire
INDOOR ENTERTAINMENT
  • Flat Screen LCD TV
  • Home Theatre System
  • DSTV (Digital Satellite Television)
  • Pool/Snooker Table
  • Wine fridge
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
KITCHEN (FULLY EQUIPPED)
  • Fully Serviced
  • Large fridge and freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Modern 5 burner gas stove with electric oven
  • Microwave/Convection Oven
  • All cutlery and glassware
  • Filter Coffee Machine
ROOMS
  • Complimentary coffee and tea
  • Bar fridge
  • All linen (bath and swimming towels)
  • Electronic Safe
  • Air conditioning and fan
  • Lounge area
  • Loungers on private deck
  • Hair dryers 
Directions

FROM PRETORIA/JOHANNESBURG:

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):

25°10’54.84″S
26°57’17.55″E

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):

25° 9’48.73″S
26°58’19.97″E
The rate is for the rent of the whole lodge exclusively per night sleeping 10 guests.
**Rate is not per person**
**a minimum of 2 nights stay is required at anytime.*

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.

Prices include

  • The rent of your own exclusive, ***** 5 star- Self-Catering Game lodge, on Black Rhino Game Reserve in Pilanesberg National Park.
  • 2 x 2 and a half hour game drives per night stay
  • Daily Fully Serviced by staff
  • Tea and coffee in the rooms
  • Daily gate fees included
Prices excludes
  • Food, drinks, snacks, condiments – The lodge is fully self-catering
  • Any additional activities such as hot air ballooning, BUSH WALKS and quad biking.
  • Staff Gratuities
There are a couple of new things:
  • Buffalo Thorn Lodge will no longer accept 1 night stays – minimum of 2 nights stays will be required
  • No over occupancy will be allowed- Meaning over and above 10 guest( including children)
  • Children under 3 will not account as part of the number of 10 but no more than 2 children over and above the group of 10 will be allowed and if this occurs only 10 guests will be allowed on game drive
  • 10 heads = 10 guests
  • Any child under the age of 3 as per above will be required to provide birth certificates as proof that child is under 3
  • Over occupancy fines are R 4000.00 per person per day- This is not governed by the lodge but by the reserve rules and gulations.

Check in and Check out policy:
  • Check in time is 14h30 and check out time is 10h30
  • Early check-in or late check out will not be possible. Please see conditions below.
    If you plan to arrive after 18:00 please inform us beforehand.

PLEASE NOTE: Check in is strictly after 14h30. Any early check in will result in a charge of R1000 per hour early.
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.

Child Policy

  • Children of all ages are welcome at the lodge and on game drive

Walking Safaris at Buffalo Thorn Lodge

  • Only available for Adults. (16 years and older).
  • The cost for walks in 2017 are as follow: R500.00 per person
  • Maximum number of guests 8 And a minimum of 2 guests
  • A guest can book a walk in advance if they pay the full cost of the walk and understand that it is non-refundable should the guest cancel their stay at the lodge or change their mind upon arrival.
  • Otherwise walks are booked upon arrival subject to availability.
  • No walk is confirmed until Buffalo Thorn Lodge has checked availability and received payment directly from the guest.
  • If walks occur with Buffalo Thorn Lodge directly game drive scheduled for that specific time will not take place and thus forfeited by all guests. Alternatively can be done by Nare walking Safari’s and remaining guests can go on game drive with Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Breakage Deposit

  • On arrival a R 2000.00 refundable breakage deposit will be required- by supplying cash

Important Notice

  • ANY over occupancy meaning over and above 10 guests (including children) will be liable for an over occupancy fine of R4000 per person per day
  • NO Day visitors are allowed at the lodge
  • If you miss your scheduled game drives due to unforeseen circumstances/ late arrival or due to weather you unfortunately forfeit you game drive
  • Arrivals after 18:00pm need to be arranged for and no arrivals permitted after 20:00pm
  • ONLY 10 guests (including children of all ages) allowed on game drive
  • Early arrivals and late check-outs will be penalised R 1000.00 per hour
  • Fully self-catering lodge- No drinks/snacks or food is supplied
  • NO LOUD music is permitted as this is a National Park and nature reserve

Cancellation Policy

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.

  • Cancellation of booking than 90 days or more prior to arrival - 20% of total booking amount retained
  • Cancellation of booking between 60 to 89 days prior to arrival - 30% of total booking amount retained
  • Cancellation of booking between 41 to 59 days prior to arrival - 50% of total booking amount retained
  • Cancellation of booking less than 40 days prior to arrival - 100% of total booking amount retained.

All reservations, amendments or cancellations are valid only if advised and accepted in writing.

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 arrival.
  • 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.
Wildlife

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!

SEASONS

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.

Activities

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:-

  • Lion Park Tours
  • Bush Walks
  • Predator Park Tours
  • Quad Biking
  • Quad Bike Motocross Circuit
  • Clay Pigeon Shooting
  • Archery
  • Interactive Gumboot Dancing Session
  • Drumming
  • Balloon safaris in the Pilanesberg National Park
  • Team Building for corporates

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Finfoot Lake Reserve

4* Luxury Accommodation

Finfoot Lake Reserve

At Finfoot Lake Reserve we are passionate about the work we do. We can custom design a unique conference experience for your delegates incorporating a variety of specially supervised team building exercises. As well as canoeing, fishing, barge cruises, game drives, guided bush walks or simply relax in our beautiful rock pool. Let us tempt you with a selection of superb home-made cuisine which you can enjoy under the stars next to a roaring fire, or in one of our cool thatched dining areas.

All this just 90 minutes from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Sun City.

With 8km of pristine water frontage on our 3500 hectare reserve, we are uniquely situated to offer unforgettable experiences. We can accommodate 50 guests in our comfortable chalets plus there are two five star luxury self-catering villa's which can accommodate 8 and 10 guests respectively. Conference facilities are available for up to 60 delegates. Enjoy abundant wildlife and extraordinary bird watching (over 400 species) at Finfoot. We invite you to come and explore the possibilities with us.

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Plan Room Type 30 March 2018 to 31 March 2019
DBB & 2 Activities
Per unit Midweek Out of Season Weekend, Public & School Holiday
SGL PPS SGL PPS
DBB & 2
Activities
Chalet Per unit: 2 pax R1 980 R1 325 R2 270 R1 510
Bush Chalet Per unit 4 pax (2 adults, 2 kids) R1 980 R1 325 R2 270 R1 510
Children 2 to 11 years old sharing -
on sleeper couch
R 565 R 565 R 570 R 570
Super Luxury
Self Catering
Villa Per unit: 10 pax (8 adults & 2 kids) R3 750 R4 140
Plan Room Type 1 Apr 2019 TO 31 March 2020
DBB & 2 Activities (Excluding Segway's)
Per unit Midweek Out of Season Weekend, Public & School Holiday
SGL PPS SGL PPS
DBB & 2
Activities
Chalet Per unit: 2 pax R2 145 R1 435 R2 450 R1 635
Bush Chalet Per unit 4 pax (2 adults, 2 kids) R2 145 R1 435 R2 450 R1 635
Children 2 to 11 years old sharing -
on sleeper couch
R 460 R 460 R 460 R 460
Super Luxury
Self Catering
Villa Per unit: 10 pax (8 adults & 2 kids) R4 045 R4 440
  • Tomsa Levy included in rates
  • Rates are per night
  • Rates are quoted in ZAR unless otherwise indicated
  • Rates are inclusive of VAT at 15%
  • Rates are subject to availability
TOMSA Levy included in rates  
Rates are per night  
Rates are quoted in ZAR unless otherwise indicated DBB  
Rates are inclusive of VAT at 15%  
Rates are subject to availability

CHECK IN AND OUT TIMES, DAY USE ROOMS

  •   Check in time: from 15h00
  •   Check out time: 10h00
  •   Requests for early arrival must be done directly with the establishment booked.
  •   Late check-out times need to be arranged directly with the establishment and is subject to availability and may be charged for.
  •   Day use rooms are on request only and are subject to availability.

CANCELLATIONS

In the event that the accommodation is not taken up, CyberCapeTown will have the right to deem the amounts due in lieu of the cancellation penalties payable and, in addition CyberCapeTown will have the right to release reservations where deposit and / or payment is not made on the due date.

CyberCapeTown reserves the right to alter the deposit during peak periods, which include large conventions, sports events and such like, without prior notice to the TO or company.

Cancellation policy and schedule for F.I.T’s is as follows

  •   100% cancellation fees 28 days prior.
  •   No-shows will be charged full cancellation fees for the duration of the booking.

Health Spa

Guests can now relax and unwind by taking advantage of a variety of treatments at the on-site health spa located at Finfoot Lake Reserve. *Health Spa coming soon in 2017

Conference Centre

Our conference centres cater for all requirements of the modern corporate team. Fully equipped, they offer the best facilities for an effective presentation. There are 2 air-conditioned conference rooms seating from 10 to 60 delegates, as well as breakaway options. Tea and coffee is served on the deck, overlooking prime bushveld.

Swimming Pool

Centrally situated and equipped with a large deck our swimming pool is a must during your stay.

Game Room

Our games room is equipped with a variety of activities ranging from pool to chess. Make time for some friendly competition. 

Boma / Dining

 Enjoy bush braais; the magnificent stars in the night sky; and the company of everyone around you.

Luxury in a bush setting making for great a experience

Accommodation

The accommodation at Finfoot is outstanding. Up to 50 guests can be accommodated in shared units. Our air-conditioned chalets are furnished with en-suite bathrooms with both shower and bath facilities to provide maximum comfort while still retaining the feel of the African bushveld. Private and secluded, they offer the best of both worlds.

Bush Chalet – 4 sleeper
  • 4 sleeper
  • 2 en suite bathrooms (one with shower other with bath)
  • Sleeper couch (max 2 children under 12 years)
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Single or King size beds
  • Linen / Towels
  • Soap, shampoo, lotion, vanity kit
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Block out curtains
  • Dresser table / mirror
  • Coffee station
  • Seating area
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
The eight 4 sleeper Bush chalets (2 beds, 1 x sleeper couch) on site have dressed thatch ceilings, earthy print fabrics and indigenous wood furniture which make for a pleasurable experience. Each unit has an two en-suite bathroom with a shower and bathtub respectively. Air-conditioning provides hot or cold air depending on your requirements; or if you just want to breathe in the fresh bushveld air, just step out onto the private deck.

Chalet – 2 sleeper

  • Sleeps 2
  • En-suite bathroom (shower only)
  • Mini bar fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Single or King size beds
  • Linen / Towels
  • Soap, Shampoo, Lotion, Vanity kit
  • Daily cleaning service
  • Block out curtains
  • Dresser table / mirror
  • Coffe station
  • Seating on private deck
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fans
We have eighteen 2 sleeper chalets with have dressed thatch ceilings, earthy print fabrics and indigenous wood furniture which make for a pleasurable experience. Each unit has an en-suite bathroom with a shower only. Air-conditioning provides hot or cold air depending on your requirements; or if you just want to breathe in the fresh bushveld air, just step out onto the private deck.

Self catering luxury villa
  • Sleeps 8 - 10
  • 4 bedrooms
  • Self-Catering
  • Main bedroom en-suites
  • Pool
  • Braai area
  • wrap around deck
Our luxury self-catering villa is situated 200 meters from the banks of the Vaalkop Dam.
The Villa has four bedrooms, with four bathrooms and a guest toilet.
The main bedrooms have on suite bathrooms, each with a large bath, double basin, toilet and an outside shower.
The two corridor bathrooms across from the second bedrooms each have a shower, basin and toilet.

The Villa has a large open plan kitchen, lounge and dining room area which opens up onto a wooden wrap around deck.
Above the lounge area there is a loft with a top deck overlooking the dam.
The bottom deck has a medium size pool and braai area.

The Villa also has a pantry, oven , fridge / freezer combo and microwave.

The Villa can accommodate 8 to 10 pax comfortably, which of 8 adults max and two kids under 12 years.
Each bedroom is furnished with a wardrobe, dresser table, small lounge area and either a king size bed or two single beds.
One of the second bedrooms has two extra single beds.

Finfoot has a variety of great activities; from the avid birdwatcher to the casual game viewer; from the athletic to the more laid back; from the private to the corporate visitor.

Segways game safari
Ditch the old days with our new outdoor Segway’s that will take you through our majestic wildlife with a touch of 21st century technology

Bird Watching
See if you can spot the elusive Finfoot among over 400 species on our reserve. The Finfoot is a world famous must spot for the avid birder!

Barge Cruises
Cruising each day through some of South Africa’s finest scenery, makes our barge cruise a truly unique experience

Canoe trips
South Africa is blessed with fantastic rivers, beautiful scenery, and a climate made for the outdoors enthusiast, so if you’re looking for action of the paddling variety, you’re in for a treat.

Game Drives
Become part of Africa as you experience our great abundance of wildlife, birds and the great African bush as the sun goes down on our daily game drives

Guided Bush walks
Get closer than ever before to the true beauty of the Africa bush with our guided bush walks that give you qan up close look at the beauty that Africa holds

Mountain biking
Bring along you bike and enjoy our trails which will accommodate any skill level from beginner to the more advanced rides

Stargazing
An unforgettable voyage of the southern hemisphere night sky – pointing out the stars, constellation and other objects in the sky with powerful portable telescopes operated on site.

Clay shooting
Of the true adrenaline junkie out there clay pigeon shooting ia a way for you to wind down a relax while shooting all the stress of the city away.

Fishing
Make sure not to forget all your gear so that you may take advantage of our amazing offering on the lake

“Archery” non hunting (coming soon)
Our introduction to the art of archery. Standard bows, which are fairly easy to master. This is a fun activity for the whole family

Games room
Offering various leisure time activities from snooker to darts

Minute to win it
The Minute to Win it activity is based on the hit TV show. Included on Request

Laser Games
A safe, realistic, structured hi-tech combat team game for any number of players. included on request

“Casino” Games
A fun filled evening of gambling! Real chips are used to create this evening of fun and laughter. No money involved! included on request

Cocktail Challenge
Are you the next great barman put you mixology skills to the test to see which team can create the best cocktails

Scavenger hunt
Is your team the best, have a try at our scavenger hunt where teams will have to work together to find all the hidden objects throughout the reserve

Potjiekos Competition
Is your team the true foodies of the group or are you the fast food take away form down the road put your potjie skills to the test with our potjiekos competition

Creative thinking
This activity consists of a series of problem solving activities that will give your team a new perspective and promote creative thinking.
included on request

Fire Walk
Fire Walking adds impact to team building; is portable and can be run virtually anywhere without risk to participants or the venue.
included on request

Amazing race
An Amazing Race is a fun, fast paced team event, where through a series of tasks and discoveries teams are ultimately aiming to be the first at the finish line.
included on request

Survival of the fittest
You get lost in a jungle. How far will you go to survive? This will be a test for your team’s knowledge, persistence and creativity. included on request

Fear Factor
The Fear Factor activity is based on the TV show and includes 3 sub activities ranging from bush banquets, to fire walking and abseiling. included on request

Bridge building
Team members are faced with the challenge of building a bridge using only cardboard and duct tape that will support the weight of your entire group or a golf cart driven over it. included on request

Karaoke
Teams will be divided into groups where they will compete to be the next idol. included on request

Murder Dinner & Casino
Combine an evening of murder and mayhem with a battle for money, for one of the best functions of your life! Don’t worry, not real money! included on request

Murder Mystery Dinner
Everyone is a suspect when murder is on the menu; serve up murder, mystery and fun for corporate and social groups. included on request

Orienteering
Navigate your way through a set of instructions with only a compass and a map. included on request

Interactive drumming
Learn synergy the African way. Learn to play a variety of beats and then put it all together in an amazing ensemble. included on request

Creative building
Be a child again. By using building blocks you and your team need to build certain objects. included on request

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheater divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive lodge development site. The images below depict several aspects of the lodge. The central facility includes, stunning feature pool, bar, conference room, dinning room, boma, reception and curio shop.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Dec 2018
to 30 Apr 2019
1 May 2019
to 30 Sep 2019
1 Oct 2019
to 30 Apr 2020
Standard Single R5 795 R4 850 R5 795
Standard Double per person R3 875 R3 240 R3 875
Luxury Suite per 2 adult R10 535 R8 795 R10 535
Family Suite per room R11 590 R9 720 R11 590
Executive Suite per room R16 020 R13 355 R16 020
Child under 12yrs sharing | Standard Room on Request on Request on Request
Child under 12yrs sharing | Executive Room on Request on Request on Request
Private Villa R35 075 R37 500 R37 500

SA Resident Valentines Special Promo 2019
Valid from 01st - 28th February 2019

Standard Room Includes
R2 160 per person sharing
per night
All Meals and 2 Game Dives Per Day
Complimentary bottle of sparkling wine in room on arrival
Excludes
Conservation levies @ R 115.00 per person per night
All other extras

MINIMUM 2 Nights stay
South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change
Subject to change without prior notification
Excludes any Community / Conservation levies
All Government taxes and levies as applicable. AHA Hotels & Lodges unilaterally reserves the right to automatically, without prior notice, increase the rates accordingly should such Government taxes or levies be amended or should a further tax or levy be introduced during the duration of this Agreement

Special Domestric Rates
These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

01 Oct 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA resident Rate R2 660 SA resident Rate R10 800
Minimum 3 Nights stay R2 400
Book within 7 Days R2 400
01 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA resident Rate (Friday & Saturday Nights) R2 580 SA resident Rate R9 600
Minimum 3 Nights stay R2 340
Book within 7 Days R2 340
SA Resident Rate (Sunday to Thursday Nights) R2 100
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes Community levy at R 115 per person per stay rates will apply on block out dates
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
  • Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change

Rate codes:

  • SA Resident Rate:         SARESN 
  • Minimum 3 Nights Stay: DLMSS 
  • Book within 30 Days:    ADV01
5-Star Lodge Situated in the Malaria-Free Pilanesberg National Park

67 luxury hotel suites comprising:
 
STANDARD ROOM
Ivory Tree Game Lodge Standard Room Each room is tastefully decorated with African décor and a range of amenities for guests’ comfort and enjoyment. The room, which can accommodate two adults in 2 single beds or a king-size bed configuration, offers en-suite bathroom facilities and for the more adventurous guest, an outdoor shower under the African sun. Each of the standard rooms also features a relaxing outdoor sitting area.
   
LUXURY SUITE  
Ivory Tree Game Lodge Luxury Suite Each Luxury Suite is tastefully decorated with a range of amenities for guests’ comfort and enjoyment. Décor is typically African in flavour and all suites have a king-size 4-poster bed as well as an en suite bathroom. Each of the suites feature a comfortable outdoor sitting area with 3 out of the 4 suites offering a personal, relaxing plunge pool. The suites have a lounge area with a flat screen TV (selected DSTV channels), and a fireplace for those chilly bushveld evenings.
   
FAMILY SUITE
Ivory Tree Game Lodge Family Suite The family unit accommodates a maximum of two adults with two children under the age of 12 on a sharing basis.
   
EXECUTIVE SUITE
Ivory Tree Game Lodge Executive Suite Incorporating every conceivable luxury, the Executive Suite features a comfortable king-size bed with luxurious linens and splashes of colour throughout. Bask in the glorious African sun and relax in the private plunge pool located on your exclusive private patio. The suite also has a Nespresso machine and flat screen television with limited DSTV channels.
   
PRIVATE VILLA
Ivory Tree Game Lodge Villa The Pilane Villa comprises of 4 Standard rooms (max 8 guests) close to a central area. When booked exclusively, guests have the use of recreational areas and a private game drive vehicle.
   

The park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld regions, commonly referred to as “Bushveld”. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur within this transition zone. Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees, usually found in arid areas, cohabit with moist-area-limited impala, black-eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.

The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Pilanesberg Game Reserve – a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago.
Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature. The area is fringed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills – the formation rises from the surrounding plains like a bubble. The structure of the park is termed the “Pilanesberg Game Reserve Alkaline Ring Complex”. Ancient, even by geological time scales, this extinct volcano is the most perfect example of an alkaline ring complex. A number of rare (but not necessarily economically important) minerals occur in the park.

The Pilanesberg National Park rates high among the world’s outstanding geological phenomena. Pilanesberg Game Reserve has survived ages of erosion and stands high above the surrounding bushveld plains.

 Luxury Suite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • DSTV
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area
  • TV
 
Family Suite
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Desk
  • Free Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area
  • TV
Villa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DSTV
  • Fireplace
  • Free Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Safe
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area
  • TV
Executive Suite
  • DSTV
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • TV
 Standard Room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Outside Shower
 
Boma Experience
  • Enjoy a unique outdoor dining experience at the boma with our rangers as your hosts during mealtimes. 
  • Having dinner under the starlit African sky in the magnificent bushveld setting of aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is not to be missed!
All rates quoted include 15% VAT
All rates for South African properties include a 1% South African tourism development levy
Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:

Rate inclusions

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks and two daily safari activities.
  • Incl. TOMSA 1%
  • Excludes Community Levy (2018) R100  (2019) R115 per guest per stay

Please Note

  • Conservation Levy of R 15.00 per guest will be added to the extras account and must be settled before leaving the lodge
  • Ivory Tree gate fee of R 40.00 will apply per guest per stay upon booking
  • Please note that guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival
  • Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger

Transportation

  • Transfers are available between the airport, Sun City and the lodge
  • Closest Airport: Pilanesberg Airport is approximately 25 minutes from the Lodge

Payment | Cancellation

  • 50% deposit will be required to confirm a booking with full payment due 30 days prior to arrival
  • 45 – 30 Days prior to arrival 25%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival 80%
  • 14 – 01 days prior to arrival 100%
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing.

Room Configuration

  • Standard Rooms: Maximum 2 adults
  • Luxury Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12. Children sharing with adults in Luxury suites will be charged 50% of the standard room sharing rate.
  • Family Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
  • Executive Suites: Maximum of 2 adults

Third Person Sharing :Not applicable

Additional Comments

Babysitting facilities are offered at R152/ sitter/ hr.
Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.
Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of (2018) R3 885 (2019) R4 235 per vehicle per game drive

Children Policy

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age
  • Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age
  • Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older
  • Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate

Day Use Rooms
Strictly on request and are dependent on availability of room(s) at a rate of 50% off single public tariff and rooms are only available between 11h00 and 17h00. Any rooms required after 17h00 will be treated as a full additional night and the normal contracted rate attached will apply.

Check in time is from 14h00 and check out time is by 10h00 at all aha properties.

We offer a wide variety of fun-filled leisure activities for couples, families or groups. A list of activities can be found here:

Archery
Archery is one of the ancient activities that we offer using modern equipment including modern re-curve bows. The guide will brief you on how to use the equipment safely and share a story about the San hunters. Enjoy the opportunity to learn the technique of this challenging art form.

Airgun

Experience the satisfaction of shooting at a very small target using pellets. The guide will take you through a proper safety instruction on how to use the equipment.

Interactive drumming

Drumming is a part of African culture that has been used for centuries as a form of expression and was also one of the ways in which communities communicated with each other. Come and feel the vibrations from head to toe. We need a minimum of five people for this experience and have the capacity to accommodate up to 120 people.

Private Dinner Venue Charges:
Bush Dinner includes Eco-Toilets R10 890.00 21-40 pax
R 275.00 Per person 41 pax +
Boma Exlusivity R 7 370.00 10-40 pax
R 190.00 Per Person 41 pax +

Conference Packages:

Main Conference Room

  • Full Day Conference R 4 840.00 per day (all equipment included)
    Half Day Conference R 2 420.00 per day (all equipment included)

Durga Meeting Room (C10)

  • Full Day Conference R 3 630.00 per day (all equipment included)
  • Half Day Conference R 1 815.00 per day (all equipment included)

Additional Services for Conferencing

  • Printing & Copying (Black & White) R 2.00 per page
  • Printing & Copying (Color) R 3.50 per page
  • Breakaway Room (C10) R 660.00 per day
Additional Meals

  • Breakfast R 250.00 per person
  • Lunch R 270.00 per person
  • Dinner R 320.00 per person
  • Breakfast / Lunch Packs R 120.00 per person
  • Snack Platter menu on request
  • Fruit Basket for 2 R 190.00
  • Tea/coffee/snack breaks R 110.00 per person

Extra Activities

  • African Marimba Band (30 min show) R 5 280.00
  • African Marimba Band (1 hour show) R 10 120.00
  • Tribal Show (30 min) R 8 140.00
  • Tribal Show (1 hour) R 15 580.00
  • Interactive stick fighting (45 min) R 5 280.00
  • African Choir (30 min) R 5 280.00
  • Interactive Drumming (30 min) R 210.00 per person
  • Archery (30 min) R 145.00 per person
  • Air Rifle (30 min) R 145.00 per person
  • Quad biking (1hour) R 600.00 per person

Additional Services

  • Baby Sitting (Per hour / Per child) R 120.00
  • Exclusive Vehicle Charge R 4 200.00 per vehicle per drive
  • Room Drops (Not during Turndown time) R 18.00 per drop


PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE ARE PROSPECTED RATES AND ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

Construction on Kwa Maritane already commenced centuries ago. An ancient alkaline volcano fashioned the very hills that Kwa Maritane stands on today. Hence it's name, which literally means "Place of the Rock". From here, you can look out over the infinite plains adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park - an area rich in wildlife and hosting around 365 species of birds. Perhaps it's these ideal natural surroundings that won us the "Best Game Lodge" Award at the 1998 and 2001 Conference & Exhibition Venue Awards. Or maybe it's just that we offer distinctive service in every way.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
FULL BOARD RATES OR DINNER, BED & BREAKFAST RATES
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Standard Room Double
Exectutive Room Single
Exectutive Room Double

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

Special Domestic Leisure Promotion

valid for the 2019 Season

1. Validity Period:

26 January  - 30th April & 01st December -  20 December 2019 Rates
Standard Single Room - per room per night R3 430
Standard Double Room - per room per night R4 860
Executive Single Room - per room per night R3 755
Executive Double Room - per room per night R5 340

 

2. Validity Period:

01st June - 30th September 2019 Rates
Standard Single Room - per room per night R2 795
Standard Double Room - per room per night R4 165
Executive Single Room - per room per night R3 155
Executive Double Room - per room per night R4 525

Terms & Conditions

  • Rate includes dinner, breakfast and one complimentary game drive per person per night’s stay
  • Rate includes 1% Tourism Levy
  • Rate includes VAT @ 15% 
  • Rates are valid as per the stipulated validity period.
  • Standard room type rate applicable at both Bakubung Bush Lodge and Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
  • Luxury Rooms and Executive Suite rates applicable at Bakubung Bush Lodge only
  • Please note that the special rate is applicable to new bookings only
  • Rate is applicable to South African Residents only and is exclusive to Domestic Rate Holders.

 

WILDLIFE
If it's wildlife you're seeking, that's exactly what you'll find here at Kwa Maritane. Located deep in the heart of the 55,000 hectare, malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, Kwa Maritane is the perfect base from which to enjoy the rich diversity of indigenous flora and fauna of Africa - including the Big Five. Our highly experienced field guides will drive you into the Park in the cool air of the early morning or late afternoon to evening when the animals are out and about, to ensure that you won't be disappointed. Learn about the stunning diversity of fauna and flora, including the Big Five and over 360 bird species whilst you experience the majestic beauty of Africa in all its natural abundance. You can also relax in the game viewing hide, connected to the lodge by a 150m tunnel, and enjoy a front row seat as the animals drink at the waterhole.

Spa
Rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in our magnificent Spa. Indulge yourself with treatments such as Thabayadiotso, our signature treatment, or be pampered with a pedicure while watching the game feeding on the plains in front of the Spa. Whether it is a full body massage, in which the masseur uses Mountain Aloe Oil, or a soothing, deep cleansing facial using warm volcanic milk, the professional therapists will simply spoil you. There are four treatment rooms, including one suite suitable for couples looking to share the experience. There is also a manicure and pedicure lounge, a rasul chamber, relaxation area and hydro pool. For any Groups and Events at the Spa please contact Monique Bayliss.

Outdoor
  • Covered Parking
  • 2 bomas
  • Underground Hide & Webcam
  • 2 Swimming pools with baby pool & slide
  • 2 tennis courts
  • Bush Putt
  • Trampoline
  • Children’s Playground

Meeting & Functions
We specialise in conventions, breakfasts, lunches, seminars, cocktail receptions, dinner dances, banquets, private dinners, product launches and team-building exercises

Indoor
  • 90 hotel rooms (1 wheelchair accessible room)
  • 54 timeshare chalets
  • Curio Shop
  • Wildlife Information Centre
  • DStv
  • Restaurant & bar
  • Medical service on call
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Complimentary shaped internet

Dining
Enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner in The Kwa Lefakeng Restaurant, overlooking "The Rock", the waterhole, and the magnificent granite formations, within the park. Our selected buffets and carvery dinners will leave you spoilt for choice as you sample on delicious, traditionally South African fare, such as springbok carpaccio, chicken and coriander salad and seafood hors d'oeuvres. Alternatively you could sample something from the terrace or "in room dining" menus.

Business
  • Library
  • Limited wireless internet connectivity
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Conference facilities

Directions from Fourways, Sandton via Lanseria Airport

  • From Sandton travel north along William Nicol Drive to the four-way intersection with Witkoppen Road.
  • Turn left into Witkoppen Road towards Lanseria/Roodepoort.
  • Turn right at the intersection with Hans Strijdom Extension on the road towards Broederstroom & Lanseria – R512
  • Pass the Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway turnoff.
  • Pass the Lanseria airport turnoff on the right.
  • At the T-junction take the turn left on the R512 to Magaliesberg / Brits.
  • Take the right turn to Brits / Sun City. This road will take you on a bridge over the Hartebeespoort Dam.
  • At the next T-junction turn right on the R512.
  • At the 4-way stop turn left to Rustenberg / Sun City
  • Travel along this road to the Bapong / Sun City turn to the right – R556
  • Take this turn and keep on this route for approx 75km’s - you should see Kwa Maritane distance markers every 10km’s along this stretch.
  • When you have less than 5km’s to go take the right turn towards Kwa Maritane / Mogwase / Pilanesberg Airport. Travel approx 2km’s along this road to the Kwa Maritane Gate on your left.

Directions to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge from JHB International Airport

  • As you leave the Airport take the road to Pretoria – R21
  • As you near Pretoria take the N1 North to Polokwane
  • Now look out for and take the N4 West to Rustenburg
  • On this section of road you will pass 2 x toll gates each +/- R6-00 per car
  • Pass the turnoffs to Hartebeespoort, Brits & Randburg
  • Now look out for the next turnoff to Sun City, Bapong & Majakaneng – R556
  • TAKE THIS TURN – DO NOT PROCEED TO RUSTENBURG
  • At the top of the off ramp turn right to Sun City / Bapong.
  • Keep on this road for +/- 75km. (you should see Kwa Maritane distance markers every 10km’s)
    o When you have less than 5km’s to go take the right turn towards Kwa Maritane , Mogwase, Pilanesberg Airport. Travel approx 2km’s along this road to the Kwa Maritane Gate on your left.
STANDARD ROOMS

Each Studio Twin Room has two double beds and a sleeper couch. To ensure your comfort and convenience, all Studio Family rooms have individual air conditioning, bathrooms with shower and toilet, DStv, direct-dialing telephones, electric shaving plugs, coffee and tea-making facilities, a hairdryer, international multi-plugs and electronic safes. Minibars are available on request.

Please note that disabled rooms are available on request. Lifestyle members receive one game drive per person per day. 

Terms & Conditions exclusive to Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

  • Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to clause 3 in the attached terms and conditions.
  • Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday).
  • Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate
  • - 1 complimentary game drive is included per person per night’s stay. Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
  • Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, including one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged (2018) R 650.00 (2019) R 710.00 per child per day for breakfast, dinner and one game drive, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Full Board rate
  • - 2 complimentary game drives is included per person per night’s stay. Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information.
  • Children aged 12 years and younger (maximum two children per room) will be accommodated free of charge on a full board basis inclusive of dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and two game drives per day, if sharing with one or two adults.
  • Children aged 13-17 years will be accommodated free of charge on a room only basis and will be charged (2018) R1 090.00 (2019) R1 190 per child per day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two game drives, if sharing with one or two adults.

All rooms have:

  • Individual air-con
  • bathrooms with shower and toilet
  • DSTV
  • direct dialing phone
  • electric shaving plugs
  • coffee/tea making machines
  • hair dryer.

At Kwa Maritane you can get the sense of being far away from it all and yet be minutes away from civilisation.
Our shuttle service will transport you from the airport or to Sun City for a small charge in no time.
Room service from 07h00 to 22h00.

Terms & Conditions

  • All bookings are subject to availability
  • Rooms will be kept until 18:00 on day of arrival unless otherwise assured or guaranteed.
  • Check-in is after 14:00 and check-out is before 10:00.
  • Rates may be subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • If the reservation is cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival a 50% cancellation fee will apply.
  • If cancelled 7 days or less prior to arrival a 100% cancellation fee will apply.

A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

CHILDREN'S ACTIVITY PROGRAMS

Junior Rangers

Legacy Junior Rangers programme is available for all children aged 6-12 years. Activities are geared around natural resource protection, environmental education and responsible recreation offering a special opportunity to explore the Pilanesberg National Park. The Junior Rangers Program is available at a small additional cost to parents and usually takes 2 days to complete. On completion of the program, children will be including in a graduation ceremony and will be given a certificate and badges for activities completed.

WILDLIFE ACTIVITIES

Game Drives

Additional game drives are charged at R500.00 per adult / R250.00 per child between the ages of 0-17 year

Game Drive Times

Morning Afternoon
May 08h00 15h30
June - July 08h00 15h30
August 08h00 15h30
September 06h00 16h00
October - March 05h30 16h30
April 06h00 16h00

Game Drives last approximately 3 hours, depending on weather conditions and animal sightings in the Park.

Bush Braai

Bush braais are held (weather permitting) every Wednesday and Saturday night. If you would like to book a bush braai on an alternative night, a minimum of 30 people is required. If numbers drop below 30, the full rate for 30 people will be charged.
Prices may be subject to change. Non-residential rates available on request.

HONEYMOON ADDED VALUE OFFERS

  • Allocation of a room with a King Size bed
  • Bottle of Sparkling wine a platter of chocolate dipped fruits (strawberries when available) with a personalized note from the GM
  • Complimentary Late Departure (Subject to availability)
  • VIP Turndown on day of arrival
PILANESBERG FULL BOARD RATES
KINDLY NOTE:
Terms and Conditions
  • FB (Full Board) – includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and 2 game drives per person per day
  • Exclusion dates apply. Please refer to clause 7 in the attached terms and conditions
  • Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)
  • Please refer to Wildlife Activities page for further information

Place of the Rock
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is where Mother Nature and guests meet in perfect harmony. This Five Star Lodge is located on the slopes of an ancient volcano.

Kwa Maritane offers guests all the amenities of an exclusive resort within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park - an easy drive of 2 hours from Johannesburg, 3 km from the local airport and a mere 10 minutes from Sun City. This Pilansberg lodge is perfect for a relaxing and well-deserved holiday or weekend.

Fact Sheet

WHERE IT ALL Began

Located on the outer rim of an extinct volcano which erupted some 1300 million years ago, lies Kwa Maritane, ‘The Place of the Rock’.

Overlooking a unique granite dome is Kwa Maritane, Legacy’s oldest and most famous bush lodge, host to families, businessmen and delegates from all over the world. The lodge is famous for its hide and waterhole linked by a 180m long tunnel, its outstanding cuisine and the hospitality of its staff. Guests can enjoy a host of recreational activities including dawn and evening Big Five game drives in the tender care of our experienced game rangers, bushveld boma barbeques, golf and other recreational activities at nearby Sun City, or simply relaxing in the lodge’s beautiful gardens and restaurant.

Conferencing
We specialise in conventions, breakfasts, lunches, seminars, cocktail receptions, dinner dances, banquets, private dinners, product launches and team-building exercises. Speak to our banqueting and conference department staff, who will be happy to guide you through the process of putting together the perfect function - to suit your specific requirements.


  CONFERENCE AND BANQUETING FACILITIES
TAU ROOM (has good natural light)
  • Dimensions : 10m x 16m
  • Wall height : 3,3m
  • Ceiling : No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size : 2,75m tall x 3,55m wide
  • Equipment : PA system with roving and lapel mics, DVD player, data projector
 
RHINO ROOM
  • Dimensions : 18m x 6m
  • Wall height : 2,7m
  • Ceiling : No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size : 1,8m tall x 3m wide
RHINO ROOM
  • Dimensions : (18m x 6m)
  • Cinema 100 delegates
  • Schoolroom 54 delegates
  • U-Shape 40 delegates
NARE ROOM
  • Dimensions : 16m x 10m
  • Wall height : 3,3m
  • Ceiling : No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size : 2,75m tall x 3,55m wide
  • Equipment : PA system with roving and lapel mics, DVD player data projector
HIPPO (6m x 6m)
  • Cinema 16 delegates
  • Schoolroom 14 delegates
  • U-Shape 12 delegates
HIPPO ROOM
  • Dimensions : 6m x 6m
  • Wall height : 2,8m
  • Ceiling : No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size : 1,77m tall x 1,8m wide
TAU OR NARE (16m x 10m each)
  • U-Shape 44 delegates
  • Cinema 84 delegates
  • Schoolroom 208 delegates
  • U-Shape 100 delegates
TAU & NARE COMBINED
  • Dimensions : 20m x 16m
  • Wall height : 3,3m
  • Ceiling : No ceiling (high-pitched thatch)
  • Screen size : 2,75m tall x 3,55m wide
  • Equipment : PA system with roving and lapel mics, DVD player
TAU OR NARE combined (16m x 20m)
  • U-Shape 88 delegates
  • Schoolroom 168 delegates
  • Herringbone 220 delegates
  • Banquet 200 delegates
  • Cinema 400 delegates

Lush Private Lodge

5* Lush is located on the Black Rhino Game Reserve – a private concession area within the malaria-free greater Pilanesberg National Park.

Lush Private Lodge

Lush is located on the Black Rhino Game Reserve – a private concession within the malaria-free greater Pilanesberg National Park (55 000ha/135 900ac). The park, encircled by the hills of a volcanic ring-dyke complex and containing both Kalahari and Lowveld biomes, is a wilderness Eden. Nearly all animal species endemic to Southern Africa are to be found here.

The development of the park is considered one of the most ambitious projects of its kind anywhere in the world. It began with Operation Genesis in 1979, which game-fenced the area and reintroduced long-vanished wildlife. Today, Pilanesberg is home to over 7 000 animals – including all of the Big Five, 25 other mammal species, 350-plus kinds of birds, and innumerable reptile and insect species.

As a guest of Lush, you are assured a private – and unique – safari experience, with the rare opportunity to see the black rhino. The lodge has traversing access to the whole of Pilanesberg, including the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the park’s limited-access Wilderness Area – established for the protection and breeding of this critically endangered animal, threatened by poaching.

Other successful park conservation initiatives are the Brown Hyena Project and Cheetah Project. The brown hyena is classified near threatened and is at risk due to the mistaken belief that they are harmful to livestock. The cheetah is currently classified vulnerable ­– though there is call for its reclassification as endangered – and is under threat from poaching, habitat loss, and human-wildlife conflict.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Details 1 Jan – 30 Apr 2019 1 May – 31 Aug 2019 1 Sep - 31 Dec 2019
per person per night (sharing) R4 900 R4 490 R5 190
per person per night (sharing) R6 860 R6 285 R7 266

Rates
Arrival & Departure Times

Check-in: 14h00 | Check-out: 11h00
*Deviation to these times by special arrangement only
   
Inclusions.

  • Luxury accommodation; all meals; all teas/coffees and soft drinks; local beers, wines, and spirits;
  •  in-room minibar;
  • 2 game activities per day, with drinks and snacks;
  • Wi-Fi access;
  • 15% VAT

Exclusions.

  • Gratuities; imported beers, wines, and spirits;
  • Lush Boutique purchases;
  • Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance fees (R80 per person per stay);
  • additional activities;
  • transfers


Additional*:

  • gratuities; imported beers, wines and spirits; Lush Boutique purchases; Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance fees; nearby activities; transfers
  • *Added to guests’ bills and payable on check-out

Payment Terms.

  • A 25% deposit within 14 days of making a reservation secures it, and the balance of payment is due 30 days prior to arrival.
  • For reservations made 45 days or more in advance of the arrival date, full payment is due within 1 week of booking.
  • Cancellation Terms.

In the event of a confirmed reservation being cancelled, the following cancellation fees will be charged:

  • 30 – 45 days prior to arrival: 25% of total reservation value
  • 15 – 29 days prior to arrival: 80% of total reservation value
  • 1 – 14 days prior to arrival: 100% of total reservation value
  • All-inclusive: three meals per day, and afternoon tea; all teas/coffees and soft drinks; local beers, wines, and spirits;
  • in-room minibar;
  • Wi-Fi access (all areas);
  • lodge activities;
  • 15% VAT

Additional*:
gratuities; imported beers, wines and spirits; Lush Boutique purchases; Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance fees; nearby activities; transfers
*Added to guests’ bills and payable on check-out

INTO THE WILD
I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up and was not happy. – Ernest Hemingway

Lush guarantees you authentic safari adventures to write home about. Exclusive traversing in Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg’s Wilderness Area offers the opportunity to explore an untouched environment. Access also to the public section of the park increases your chances of encountering a large variety of wildlife.

Game drives, with scenic stops for refreshments – offered by the lodge, on the traditional twice-daily basis
Guided morning bush walks bring you closer to nature – offered by the lodge, on request
Hot-air balloon flights* give you a different perspective on the herds – booked with a trusted tour operator, on request
Golf* at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses, set in parkland and bushveld, respectively – transfers by arrangement

*At an additional cost; please enquire upon making your Lush reservation 

ESCAPISM AWAITS

BY ROAD

Self-drive directions:

  • From Johannesburg, take the R512 past Hartbeespoort Dam and exit onto the N4 towards Rustenburg
  • From Pretoria, take the N1 north and exit onto the N4 towards Rustenburg
  • Travel along the N4, then take the R556 (Sun City/Pilanesberg National Park) exit
  • Turn right at the stop onto the R556, and continue on towards Sun City
  • Pass the Sun City gate and then Sun Village Shopping Centre (both on the right)
  • At the four-way stop, turn right onto the R565 Derdepoort road
  • Continue on for approx. 27km – the entrance to Black Rhino Game Reserve is on the right
  • Friendly gate staff will direct guests on to Lush

BY AIR

SA Express airline locally services Pilanesberg International Airport. The airline offers twice-weekly flights (Mondays and Fridays) connecting Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport with Pilanesberg. An airport car rental service is available, and lodge transfers can also be arranged.

Lush is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. In fact, it is a shepherd’s tree – sheltered from the wind and warmed by the morning sun, between hill and plain – that marked the position of the main lodge. Its minimalistic décor and natural finishes put the focus on the view, which at once draws you outside. With this in mind, multi-level interior-flowing-to-exterior spaces are designed for outdoor living. Spend time between safari activities reading or playing board games on the couches, sipping coffee in the bar lounge – a favourite spot to rendezvous at any time of day – or stargazing from the deck.

Facilities:
  • Bar lounge serving the lodge’s own brand of specialty coffee, and a selection of local and international wines, beers, and spirits
  • Open-plan dining and lounge area warmed by two fireplaces in the cooler months
  • Breakfast bar for guests to help themselves to beverages and buffet choices
  • Viewing/dining deck with tables set out for meal times, coffee breaks, and sundowners
  • Boma for social outdoor dinners, with a barbeque, central firepit, and dining tables
  • Lush Boutique offering a range of select items for guests to take home something of their time here
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi with access throughout the lodge
ENSURING YOUR COMFORT
WEATHER
Average temperatures in mid summer (January) range from a low of 19°C/66°F to a high of 31°C/88°F, and in midwinter (July) from a low of 4°C/39°F to a high of 21°C/70°F.
Average annual rainfall is 622mm/24in, and usually occurs in the form of afternoon thundershowers during the period from December to March.

WHAT TO WEAR AND PACK

Comfort is the order of the day, though you may wish to dress more elegantly for dinner i.e. sport shirts and slacks for men, dresses or blouses and pants for women. For game drives and bush walks, wearing neutral-coloured, natural fibre clothing is recommended, and we suggest packing the following items to ensure you are all set for your safari experience:
  • Sturdy walking shoes
  • Warm pullover and windproof jacket (evenings and the winter months can be chilly)
  • Sun hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent (provided by the lodge, though you may wish to bring along your preferred brand)
  • Camera, video camera, spare memory cards, and charging equipment
  • Binoculars
  • Waterproof bag for personal items
A DAY AT LUSH

happens in your own time. But the outline below gives guests an idea of what to expect
Spring & Summer  Autumn & Winter
05h00 – Wake-up call  05h45 – Wake-up call
05h30 – Tea/coffee  06h15 – Tea/coffee
05h45 – Morning game drive (±3 hours)   06h30 – Morning game drive (±3 hours)
09h00 – Continental buffet and cooked breakfast is served back at the lodge 09h30 – Continental buffet and cooked breakfast is served back at the lodge 
At leisure At leisure
13h00 – Light lunch is served   13h00 – Light lunch is served  
16h00 – Afternoon tea is served 15h30 – Afternoon tea is served
16h30 – Afternoon game drive (±3 hours)   16h00 – Afternoon game drive (±3 hours)
20h00 – Dinner is served back at the lodge, in the dining room/on the deck/out in the boma    19h30 – Dinner is served back at the lodge, in the dining room/on the deck/out in the boma

LUXURY IN THE BUSH
Choose from three Bush-Facing and two Mountain-Facing Suites – distinguished only by their views. Covered walkways lead to each, interspersed between the trees and with their own private entrances. Wilderness-inspired interiors, innovative use of space, and extended fold-back glass doors mean you feel immersed in nature even when in your suite. Their décor gives a nod to the Lupini’s Italian heritage, though much of the furnishing is local, supporting South African artisans. Designed with every comfort in mind, your Suite is not simply a base from which to explore the surrounds, but a living space.

Amenities:

  • Emperor-sized bed, convertible to ¾-bed set, with down duvet and pillows
  • Pause area with well-stocked Smeg minibar, and Nespresso machine and coffee pods
  • In-room, free-standing bath with a view
  • Walk-in rain shower with botanical-infused body products
  • Open-air shower made private by curved walls and bushveld foliage
  • Bathrobes of terry cotton and full-length
  • Hairdryer with two speed and three temperature settings
  • Air-conditioning, personally adjustable
  • Private splash pool and deck, with cushioned loungers and two-seater table

Please note: children 12 years and older are welcome; age restriction is revisable when the lodge is booked exclusively

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Morokolo Safari Lodge

4* Luxury Safari Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park

Morokolo Safari Lodge

Morokolo Safari Lodge is situated on the northern slopes of the Pilanesberg mountains in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, recently incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park and boasts one the richest varieties of African wildlife, predators, fauna & flora in Africa. The 'Big Five' and scores of wildlife roam free around Morokolo Safari Lodge, a private luxury game lodge, just 2 hrs drive from Johannesburg. With eight luxury double suites split over 2 camps. Each camp then has the identical set up, so each has an entertainment area and its own game viewing vehicle. Morokolo Safari Lodge is the ideal wildlife safari getaway destination for couples, families and small corporate or tourist groups throughout the year.

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Morokolo Safari Lodge provides everything you need to relax after action packed safari's. A swimming pool with recliner chairs is ideal for lazy afternoons. The communal area has barbecue (braai) facilities for social meals around the fire. The restaurant is situated close to from the lodge boasting excellent cuisine.

The main lodge building with its lounge area comes fully fitted with HD TV, DSTV, DVD player, a bar and pool table for your entertainment.

Morokolo Safari Lodge facilities include:

  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • HD TV and DSTV
  • Braai/barbecue facilities
  • Pool table
  • Board games
  • Jacuzzi

Conference Facilities at Morokolo Safari Lodge

The main lodge is laid out as an open-plan area with boardroom conference table that seats up to 12 delegates.
A data projector is available as part of the conference package, as well as tea and coffee, snacks, writing equipment and flipchart. Book for 8 adults sharing in order to secure exclusive use of the conference area. 

Directions

  • Head towards Sun City on the R556 and pass by the entrance to Sun City on the right.
  • Continue for 5.11 km to the T-junction and turn right onto the R565 (Swartruggens).
  • Continue on this road for approximately 27 km through a small village (beware of potholes) until you arrive at the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right.
  • Sign in at the gate and either drive on directly to the lodge or request that we collect you from the gate if you do not want to drive your car on the dirt roads.
  • A standard clearance sedan should be able to reach Morokolo Game Lodge (No 19 Black Rhino Reserve) without difficulty.
  • From the Black Rhino Game Reserve gate, drive for 2,9 km along the road until you meet an intersection, continue straight for 500m till you see our lodge on the right; No 19 Black Rhino Reserve.

Double & Family rooms: Full Board

Children up to and including 12 years pay 50% of rate; infants under 2 years stay free

Includes:

  • Dinner, bed and breakfast at the reserve restaurant.
  • Afternoon tea around the pool before afternoon game drive.
  • 2 professionally guided game drives daily and complimentary bottled water.
  • Tea/ coffees in the lodge, in the rooms and on morning game drive.
  • Swimming pool, Jacuzzi, DSTV, pool table & bar.
  • WIFI 200MB per person per night.

Excludes:

  • Airport transfers (which can be arranged on request)
  • Daily conservation levy.
  • All other beverages are charged for separately.
  • Baby-sitting service charged for separately.
  • Refunds for cancellation of game drives due to inclement weather.
  • Lunch (can be arranged on prior request)

The rules governing game drives do not permit children under 6 on the game drives for their own safety. If you would like we can arrange a baby-sitter to look after them at an hourly rate, and then in the morning after breakfast we take them out on their very own game drive for about 30 minutes to see what we can see at a safe distance. Children between 6 and 12 years are permitted to join the adult game drives at the ranger's discretion.


Payment Policy:

  • 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 30 days prior to arrival.
  • Full prepayment will be due within 48 hours for reservations made less than 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation Policy:

  • 100% of bookings fee for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to stay.
  • 50% of booking fee for cancellations made less than 21 days prior to stay.
  • Refunds where agreed are subject to a 10% administration fee.

Children under 12 years pay 50% of the adult rate, infants under 2 years stay free.

Double Suite

The well-appointed stone and thatch double suite consists of a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed, lounge area with tea and coffee facilities and fully-stocked minibar. The luxurious en-suite bathroom has a shower and large stone bath. Most of the suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky. Baby cots are available on request. Some of these suites can be set up as two single beds if preferred.

Family Suites
The spacious and comfortable stone and thatch family suite consists of an open-plan bedroom and seating area with loft. With a king-sized bed in the bedroom and 2 single beds in the loft this is ideal for a family with two children under the age of 12 years old. The modern en-suite bathroom has a shower, bath and double basin. In the seating area is a fully-stocked mini bar with tea and coffee facilities. Most of the suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky. Baby cots are available on request.

Double Suites ...


The well-appointed stone and thatch double suite consists of a spacious bedroom with king-sized bed, lounge area with tea and coffee facilities and fully-stocked minibar. The luxurious en-suite bathroom has a shower and large stone bath. Most of the suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky.

Baby cots are available on request. Some of these suites can be set up as two single beds if preferred.

 

Family Suites


The spacious and comfortable stone and thatch family suite consists of an open-plan bedroom and seating area with loft. With a king-sized bed in the bedroom and 2 single beds in the loft this is ideal for a family with two children. The modern en-suite bathroom has a shower, bath and double basin. In the seating area is a fully-stocked mini bar with tea and coffee facilities. Most of the suites have a large open outside shower under the African Sky. Baby cots are available on request.

Activities in and around Morokolo Safari Lodge

The Black Rhino Reserve forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park measuring 57 000 hectares. Situated in the north western corner of the Pilanesberg National Park, The Black Rhino Reserve is just under 2 500 hectares in size and represents the first portion of private land incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park. It is a private concession with its own entrance on the north-western side of the park.

Elephant, buffalo and a variety of antelope often roam in this area as they take shelter in remote areas not accessible to other visitors to Pilanesberg National Park. Characterised by a beautiful forest of Tamboti trees and occasional sightings of the bad tempered Black Rhino, the Black Rhino Reserve is home to the BIG 5 (Lion, Leopard, Buffalo, Elephant, White & Black Rhino) as well as a wide variety of antelope species (including Sable, Tsetsebe, Eland, Kudu and Springbok) and the rare sightings of wild dog.

With a species list of over 354, the Black Rhino Reserve is also a true "birders paradise".

On-site Activities

Morokolo Safari Lodge is equipped with its own top-of the range 10-seater open private game driving vehicles with private game-rangers.

Two professionally-guided Big 5 vehicle safaris (included in the room rates) each day will keep you in awe of the splendid natural beauty of the Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park. Elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, buffalo, wild dogs, kudus, wildebeest, warthogs and spring hares are but a few of the more commonly seen animals.

Walking safaris are available. The walk focuses on locating and observing the inhabitants of the Black Rhino Game Reserve from a different angle - on foot. Guests are accompanied by a qualified guide who will share his/her extensive knowledge and experience on both fauna and flora. Excursions depart in the early morning, or early afternoon..

Area Activities
Located on the slopes of the Pilanesberg Mountains, Morokolo Safari Lodge is 35 km from Sun City and 51 km from Pilanesberg International Airport.

Hot air ballooning: Fly in hot air balloons within this unique location with all its scenic beauty and wildlife, only 35 minutes' drive from the lodge

Valley of Waves at Sun City: Fun, fun, fun for the whole family! The Valley of Waves at Sun City is the most advanced Water Park in South Africa and provides hours of entertainment beneath the warm South African sun. The Roaring Lagoon is the centre of the park - and a regular 1.2 metre wave is generated and crashes on the white sandy beach. Surrounding the lagoon a meandering river allows for a wonderful scenic tube-ride and, for adrenaline seekers there are five exhilarating water-rides to choose from including the Temple of Courage.

Golf: Sun City can lay claim to having two of the best golf courses in Africa. Both courses were designed by well-known Gary Player and offer challenging courses in extremely scenic surroundings. The Lost City Golf Course is a unique experience and offers spectacular views across the bushveld. Also to be noted is the use of bunkers and extensive water features - and at the 13th hole 38 crocodiles await. The par 72 course at the Gary Player Country Club is home to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge and the tree lined course is a challenge to both novices and professionals. The pro-shop, putting green and health spa are open 7-days a week.

Quad biking, clay pigeon shooting and archery: only 35km from the lodge in the Sun City complex, go and search for adventure and wildlife on a four-wheeler, encountering natural obstacles on the trail. Or blast away at clays with a 12-gauge shotgun! Or try your hand at the ancient sport of archery with modern day equipment.

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Nkala Safari Lodge

5* Luxury Game Lodge in the Black Rhino Game Reserve next to the Pilanesberg National Park

Nkala Safari Lodge

Family owned, Self Catering Nkala Safari Lodge is the perfect escape to relax in the African bush. We are a short 35 min drive from Sun City or 2 hr drive from Lanseria Airport. Nkala is situated in the Big 5, Malaria free, Black Rhino Game Reserve and forms part of the 55 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park. The lodge was named Nkala (Mongoose in the Xitsonga language) after the first animal our children saw on their game drive at our lodge.  View the Big 5 in their natural habitat as well as South Africa’s other rare species in the comfort of your own Exclusive Use Self Catering Lodge.

The perfect family and friends getaway, Nkala lodge is child friendly and encompasses 5 free standing en-suite luxury suites with a maximum occupancy of 11 guests. The Accommodation comprises of 3 x Luxury Suites, 1 x Luxury Family Suite (2 rooms), 1 x Honeymoon Suite all included in the Exclusive Use lodge rates.

Game drives are included in your stay and conducted with a professional guide in your private 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle on the exclusive Black Rhino Game Reserve. Nkala Lodge is privileged to have traversing rights to the whole Pilanesberg National Park, as well as their restricted Wilderness Area, established for the protection of the endangered Black Rhino.

Note: A maximum of 10 guests allowed on the vehicle during game drives

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Jan 2019 to 31 Dec 2019
Entire Lodge Midweek (Sun-Thu) Prices (Excluding Holidays) R14 500
Entire Lodge Weekend (Fri-Sat) & School Holidays and Public Holidays R19 000
Entire Lodge SA Public Holidays, School Holidays & Long Weekends R19 000

Please Note:The Rate is per night for the whole lodge

RATES INCLUDE

  • Self-Catering Accommodation for 11 Adults in 5 suites (Entire Lodge)
  • 2 x 2.5 hr Guided game drives per day on a Private Safari Vehicle
  • All daily park conservation fees
  • Tea & Coffee in rooms
  • Complimentary Wifi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 x Bags of firewood per day (incl. firelighters)
  • Applicable VAT

PLEASE NOTE

  • Self-Catering Lodge
  • Entire Lodge to be booked as one unit. (Exclusive use)
  • 3 x Luxury Suites, 1 x Luxury Family Suite (2 rooms), 1 x Honeymoon Suite
  • Located in the private Black Rhino Game Reserve
  • Free roaming Big 5 Game Reserve
  • Malaria Free Area
  • Maximum of 11 guests
  • Children under 4 years are not counted toward the 11 guest maximum
  • Child Friendly Lodge: please enquire re cot & amenities
  • Outdoor Jungle Gym/Play Area
  • Children allowed on Game Drives at the Game Ranger's discretion (no minimum age)
  • Minimum 2 nights stay
  • Minimum 3 nights stay over SA public, school holidays and long weekends
  • Supermarkets en-route to the lodge are located at Waterfall Mall, Rustenburg or Village Mall, Hartebeespoort
  • Please note we are a Self-Catering Lodge and no food/meals are provided. The nearest small Supermarket is 35 min away
  • Nespresso & Dolce Gusto machines as well as plungers are available. Please bring your own pods and ground coffee.
  • Instant coffee, tea & milk are complimentary in the suites
  • Small tuck shop located at the main gate (10 min away) if you forget any essentials
  • Maximum of 10 guests allowed on Game Vehicle at any time. Each person including children to be on their own seat
  • Game drives conducted by a qualified Game Ranger
  • Maximum of 2 x game drives per day (2.5 hours each)
  • No self-driving allowed
  • Game Ranger lives on the premises and has first aid and emergency training
  • Situated in a node with non‐intrusive electrified fencing to keep guests safe, however some animals cannot be kept out
  • Exercise or walking to be done on main roads and in daylight hours within the node
  • Limited cell coverage at the Lodge
  • Complimentary Wifi (Please note that due to our location, Wifi cannot be guaranteed as signal can be intermittent
  • TV Lounge with 55' Flat screen and DSTV (Full Bouquet)


Check-in: 14:00 - 18:00 Check Out: 10:30

Smoking is permitted outside but not in the chalets or main building.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancel up to 7 days before check in and get a 50% refund, minus service fees.
  • Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Service fees are non-refundable.

MAIN LODGE AREA

  • A fully equipped Open Plan Kitchen & Scullery
  • Dining Area
  • TV lounge
  • Bar
  • Outdoor Boma with braai (bbq)
  • Outside undercover lounge and dining area with gas braai
  • Swimming pool (with safety net)

 

VIEWING DECK

  • Spend a lazy afternoon or self-indulgent morning relaxing on our Viewing Deck, whilst keeping an eye out for one of the elusive Big 5 coming to quench their thirst.   The Viewing Deck is also a treat for avid birders, as we are often visited by a myriad of the 300 bird species found in the area.
  • The viewing deck is an easily accessible 70 meters from the Main Lodge.

 

JUNGLE GYM

  • Situated in an enclosed Boma 30 meters away from the Main Lodge,  the Jungle Gym provides the perfect space for the little ones to enjoy themselves in the comfort of their own special place.

Family owned, Self Catering Nkala Safari Lodge is the perfect escape to relax in the African bush.   We are a short 35 min drive from Sun City or 2 hr drive from Lanseria Airport.  Nkala is situated in the Big 5, Malaria free, Black Rhino Game Reserve and forms part of the 55 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park.
The lodge was named Nkala (Mongoose in the Xitsonga language) after the first animal our children saw on their game drive  at our lodge.
View the Big 5 in their natural habitat as well as South Africa’s other rare species in the comfort of your own
Exclusive Use Self Catering Lodge.
The perfect family and friends getaway, Nkala lodge is child friendly and encompasses 5 free standing en-suite luxury suites with a maximum occupancy of 11 guests.
The Accommodation comprises of 3 x Luxury Suites, 1 x Luxury Family Suite (2 rooms), 1 x Honeymoon Suite all included in the Exclusive Use lodge rates.

Game drives are included in your stay and conducted with a professional guide in your private 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle on the exclusive Black Rhino Game Reserve.   Nkala Lodge is privileged to have traversing rights to the whole Pilanesberg National Park, as well as their restricted Wilderness Area, established for the protection of the endangered Black Rhino.
Note:  A maximum of 10 guests allowed on the vehicle during game drives
Indulge in the luxury of having the lodge to yourself and your guests as our professional game ranger guides you through one of the richest diversities of fauna and flora in Africa. Game drive starting times are flexible as you have use of a private safari vehicle. ​

Game drives are conducted in a 4 x 4 Safari vehicle on the 2000 hectare Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is open to the 55 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park allowing the Big 5 and other endangered species such as African Wild Dog, Cheetah and Black Rhino to roam free. ​

Note: Maximum capacity on the vehicle is 10 guests.
Available by prior arrangement with Nkala, at an additional charge.  Please enquire when booking
  • Guided morning bush walks
  • Golf at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses
  • Hot-air balloon flights over Pilanesberg
  • Mountain Biking
  • Sun City Day Trips
  • Outing to Predator world
LION HONEYMOON SUITE
Unit size: 70 sqm
MASTER BEDROOM
  • King Size Bed
  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electric Blankets
  • Vanity Desk
  • International plugs & USB points
  • Dressing room
  • Safe
  • Outside deck
EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Freestanding bath
  • Double shower
  • Double basins
  • Outside shower
  • Bathroom amenities
  • Separate toilet
LOUNGE
  • Separate lounge
  • Air Conditioning
  • Separate guest toilet
  • Full kitchenette including Nespresso machine, kettle, toaster, microwave
  • Bar Fridge
  • TV with DSTV
  • Outside Deck

ELEPHANT SUITE
Unit size: 60 sqm
BEDROOM & LOUNGE
  • King Size Bed (or Twin Beds)
  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Sleeper Couch (3/4 size)
  • Electric Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • International plugs & USB points
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Bar Fridge
  • Safe
  • Outside deck
EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Freestanding bath
  • Double shower
  • Double basins
  • Outside shower
  • Separate Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities

LEOPARD SUITE
Unit size: 60 sqm
The Leopard Suite has an interleading room attached (Cub Room) that makes up the Family Suite.
BEDROOM & LOUNGE
  • King Size Bed (or Twin Beds)
  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Sleeper Couch (3/4 size)
  • Electric Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • International plugs & USB points
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Bar Fridge
  • Safe
  • Outside deck
EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Freestanding bath
  • Double shower
  • Double basins
  • Outside shower
  • Separate Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities

CUB ROOM
Unit size: 25 sqm
The Cub Room is interleading with the Leopard Suite, this makes up the Family Suite
BEDROOM
  • Twin Beds
  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Electric Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Station
  • Bar Fridge
  • International plugs & USB points
  • Outside deck
  • Cot & compactum available
EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Shower
  • Basin
  • Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities

RHINO SUITE
Unit size: 60 sqm
BEDROOM & LOUNGE
  • King Size Bed (or Twin Beds)
  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Sleeper Couch (3/4 size)
  • Electric Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • International plugs & USB points
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Bar Fridge
  • Safe
  • Outside deck
EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Freestanding bath
  • Double shower
  • Double basins
  • Outside shower
  • Separate Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities

BUFFALO SUITE
Unit size: 60 sqm
BEDROOM & LOUNGE
  • King Size Bed (or Twin Beds)
  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets
  • Sleeper Couch (3/4 size)
  • Electric Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Desk
  • International plugs & USB points
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Nespresso Machine
  • Bar Fridge
  • Safe
  • Outside deck
EN-SUITE BATHROOM
  • Freestanding bath
  • Double shower
  • Double basins
  • Outside shower
  • Separate Toilet
  • Bathroom amenities

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

5* Luxury Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

A new dawn, a new wonder, a new adventure. Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a lodge concession awarded by the North West Parks & Tourism Board (custodians of the land) within the existing Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The entire lodge lies in an exclusive use zone in the south-western portion of the 55,000ha, "Big 5" and malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. It offers exclusive traversing as well as access to all the Park’s public roads. The lodge also lies adjacent to the Wilderness Area offering the opportunity of walking trails in this untouched environment. By acquiring a share in the lodge, shareholders will enjoy exclusivity and privacy in a truly spectacular and intimate 5 star luxury setting for a period of 40 years.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Oct 2018
to 30 Apr 2019
1 May 2019
to 30 Sep 2019
1 Oct 2019
to 30 Apr 2020
Standard Room Single R6 780 R5 855 R6 780
Standard Room Double R9 050 R7 800 R9 050
Family Suite (Room Rate) R23 930 R21 480 R23 930
Executive Suite (Room Rate) R9 830 R9 830 R9 830
Villa (Maximum 4 Adults) R22 100 R22 100 R22 100

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Special Domestic Rates
These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

01 Oct 2018 – 31 Mar 2019
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA Resident Rate R3 170 SA Resident Rate R19 080
Minimum 3 Night Stay R2 820
Book within 7 Days R2 820
01 Apr 2019 – 30 Sep 2019
Standard Suite   Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA Resident Rate (Friday & Saturday Nights) R3 000 SA Resident Rate R14 400
Minimum 3 Night Stay R2 760
Book within 7 Days R2 760
SA Resident Rate (Sunday to Thursday Nights) R2 280
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes Community levy at R 115 per person per stay
  • Rates will apply on block out dates
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
  • Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.
Rate codes:
  • SA Resident Rate:         SARESN
  • Minimum 3 Nights Stay: DLMSS
  • Book within 30 Days:    ADV01
SHEPHERD'S TREE GAME LODGE - FACILITIES

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge’s facilities and services ensure leisure and convenience for our adventure-seeking guests. After a busy day spent outdoors, you can get the relaxation you deserve at the award-winning Amani Spa, which offers holistic body, skin, and beauty rituals. Get a soothing massage while enjoying the view of the lodge’s bushveld amphitheatre.

Other facilities and services that guests can enjoy are:
  • Babysitting or childcare (with surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Children’s pool
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Conference centre
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Meeting room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wi-Fi (with surcharge)

SHEPHERD'S TREE GAME LODGE - LOCATION

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is located in the North West province, approximately 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. Situated in a private concession within the Pilanesberg National Park, our malaria-free property is host to a wide variety of mammals and bird species found in the Big 5.

The property is close to the following tourist spots:
  • Ukutula Lion Park
  • The Gary Player Golf Course
  • Sun City

All rates quoted include 15% VAT
All rates for South African properties include a 1% South African tourism development levy
Check in time is from 14h00 and check out time is by 10h00 at all aha properties.

Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:

Game Lodges Policy:

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age
  •   Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age
  •   Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older
  •   Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate
  •  Where a child shares with 1 adult the adult sharing rate applies.
  • At Game Lodges, children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated on special children's game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager.

Terms and Conditions

Rates are inclusive of

  • All meals, teas & snacks and
  • two daily safari activities
  • TOMSA 1%
  • Excludes Community Levy

Rates excludes

  • all drinks,
  • curio purchases,
  • laundry and items of a personal nature and
  • Conservation Levy R115

Cancellation Policy

  • 45 -30 Days prior to arrival 25%
  • 29 -15 days prior to arrival 80% >
  • 14 – 01 days prior to arrival 100%
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing.


Standard Room: Maximum of 2 adults
Family Suites: Maximum of 4 adults and 2 children under the age of 12
Executive Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children

Babysitting facilities are offered at R152/ sitter/ hr.
Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.
Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of R4 235 per vehicle per game drive

 

Standard Room 

STANDARD ROOM

The Standard room features an en-suite bathroom with a patio overlooking the magnificent Pilanesberg GameReserve. The Standard rooms, which comprise a main bedroom with  outdoor shower, can be combined to create a family room option, which in turn comprises twosleeper couches, a covered patio as well as a flat screen television with limited DSTV channels. Please note that there is no television in a standard room and is only available when booking a family unit.
 
 Private Villa

 
PRIVATE VILLA

The Private Villa offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve comprising two rooms each with en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower. Between the two rooms is a spacious lounge with a flat screen television leading out onto a patio with its very own private plunge pool for those wanting to relax under the African sky.

 Executive Suite

 EXECUTIVE SUITES

The Executive Suites offer an en-suite master bedroom with an en-suite indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower. The units each have a lounge which has a flat screen television with selected DSTV channels. The lounge leads out onto a patio that overlooks the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Tambuti Private Lodge

5* Luxury Private Accommodation in the Black Rhino Game Reserve adjacent to the Pilanesberg National Park

Tambuti Private Lodge

Set in the north western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest within the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Set in pristine African wilderness at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater, Tambuti Game Lodge offers guests an intimate and luxurious safari experience. The contemporary elegance at Tambuti Lodge is complemented by the excellent service and hospitality offered by the Tambuti Team.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Jan 2019
to 30 Apr 2019
1 May 2019
to 30 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
to 22 Dec 2019
23 Dec 2019
to 31 Dec 2019
Standard Suite PPPN Sharing R4 320 R3 650 R4 320 R4 750
Standard Suite Single R5 400 R4 560 R5 400 R5 940
Honeymoon Suite PPPN Sharing R4 560 R3 890 R4 560 R5 015
Honeymoon Suite Single R5 700 R4 860 R5 700 R6 270

Prices include:

  • Accommodation with tax included
  • 3 meals per day
  • High tea before the daily evening game drive
  • All drinks including wines, spirits, teas, coffees, soft drinks and mineral water
  • Laundry service
  • WiFi Internet Access in our business centre
  • Dawn & dusk safaris in open Land Cruiser
  • Conservation Fee

Prices exclude:

  • International telephone calls
  • All beverages not mentioned above
  • A fee is charged by the Pilanesberg and is included in the price

Child Policy

  • Children under the age of 16 yrs are not permitted
  • Children 16 yrs and older will need to be accommodated in their own room at the applicable adult rates (single supplement applies).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Currency

  • All rates in this agreement are quoted in South African Rand and include taxes

Taxes

  • All rates in this agreement include taxes

CHECK-IN and CHECK-OUT

  • Check in is at 13.00 – check out is at 11.00 a.m.
  • The lodge cannot accommodate early check ins. Please ensure that your transport to and from the lodge is arranged timeously to coincide with our check-in and check-out times.

Payments

All bookings must be paid for 30 days prior to the guests’ arrival date. Reservation shall be subject to cancellation in the event prepayment is not received as contracted.

Cancellation Policy

  • 25% cancellation fee if cancelled 45 days and less prior to arrival.
  • 50% cancellation fee if cancelled 30 days and less prior to arrival.
  • 100% cancellation fee if cancelled 14 days and less prior to arrival, or no show.
  • All reservations, amendments or cancellations are valid only if advised and accepted in writing.

No Show

  • Non-arrivals will be subject to 100% of the rate for the entire period of the reservation

Directions

FROM GAUTENG:

  • Travel along the N4 and take the R510 right to Sun City.
  • From the gate of Sun City continue travelling in the direction of Rustenburg for approximately 4 km on the R565.
  • At the stop street, turn right
  • Travel approximately 30km on the Madikwe road
  • 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.


When you reach Sun City - please give us a call on 076 056 5064
On arrival at the Black Rhino Reserve gate, please state that you are staying at Lodge Number 15 – Tambuti Lodge.

Tambuti Lodge consists of five luxury chalets all fitted with contemporary elegance and quality furnishings

Elephant Suite


Luxury bedroom with king size bed, a sleeper couch, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower. Private deck furnished with mini bar fridge and a table and two chairs.

Room Amenities

  • Kingsize bed and sleeper couch
  • En-suite bathroom with double vanity basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Deck with great bush views


Hippo Suite


Luxury bedroom with twin beds, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower and fridge inside the suite. Surrounded by the striking Tambuti trees, the Hippo suite offers spectacular bush views from the private deck which is furnished with a table, chairs and two loungers.

Room Amenities

  • Twin beds
  • En-suite bathroom with double vanity basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Viewing Deck with discreet view of the pool


Lion Suite


Luxury bedroom with twin beds, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower and a mini bar fridge. Surrounded by the striking Tambuti trees, the Lion suite offers spectacular bush views from the private deck furnished with a table and two chairs. Two loungers are also provided on the deck.

Room Amenities

  • Twin Beds
  • En-suite bathroom with Double Vanity Basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Viewing Deck with discreet view of the Pool


Rhino Suite


Luxury bedroom with king size bed, a sleeper couch, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower. The private patio features a jacuzzi and is furnished with a wooden bench, a table and two chairs.

Room Amenities

  • King size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with Double Vanity Basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Patio with Jacuzzi

Zebra Suite


Luxury bedroom with king size bed, double vanities, toilet, bath, indoor and outdoor shower and fridge inside the suite. Private patio furnished with a table and two chairs.

Room Amenities

  • King size bed
  • En-suite bathroom with Double Vanity Basin
  • Bathrobes and Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning and Overhead Fan
  • DSTV Bouquet
  • Bar Fridge, Tea and Coffee station and mini Safe
  • Private Patio with discreet view of the Pool


View Africa’s most impressive wildlife, including the renowned Big 5, on our morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with our expert guide.

The Black Rhino Reserve
Black Rhino is a private game reserve, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North Western side. This lower lying reserve’s sweet veld vegetation complements the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld. This type of habitat is known to carry a wide variety of game species and sightings of elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. There are over 350 bird species present. The reserve has its own private entrance on the Western side of the reserve.

The reserve is characterized by huge numbers of Tambuti trees and therefore we have regular sightings of the shy and scarce black rhino. These trees also play host to an incredibly wide variety of bird species thus making the area a birding paradise.

Guided Game Walks
Guests can also enjoy interpretive guided bush walks offering the bird watcher, botanist and the nature enthusiast the ultimate bush experience. The walk itself is relaxed and our experienced guide uses his vast knowledge of the bush to explain natural wonders. No persons under the age of 16 years are permitted to join the game walks. Kindly ensure to request this activity at the time of booking accommodation as game walks are subject to the availability of qualified guides.

4x4 Game Drives
We pride ourselves on presenting wildlife interaction that is sure to be the highlight of your stay. The game drives are daily and our experienced ranger will take you on a memorable trip introducing you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a peak into the secrets of the African bush – guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on our game drives. Children are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.

Pilanesberg National Park
The Pilanesberg National Park is 55 000 Hectares in extent and borders on the Sun City entertainment complex. The most remarkable feature of this destination is the 1200 million-year old volcano crater with Mankwe Lake in the centre. Because of its positioning between the Kalahari and Lowveld, the vegetation from both areas are located on this terrain. The Pilanesberg National Park is native to all species of animals that naturally occur in this region of South Africa including the big five, wild dog, and rarer species such as Brown Hyena, Tsessebe and Aardwolf. The Park also offers a number of picnic spots, numerous hides for game watching, a walk in aviary, safari game drives and hot air balloon flights over the park. 

Directions from Gauteng

Travel along the N4 and take the R556 exit to Sun City. From the gate of Sun City continue travelling in the direction of Rustenburg for approximately 4 km on the R556. At the 4 way stop street, turn right and travel approximately 30km on the R565 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. On arrival at the Black Rhino Reserve gate, please state that you are staying at Lodge Number 15 – Tambuti Lodge.

When you reach Sun City – please give us a call on 063 687 6807

GPS coordinates:

S25 deg. 10.910’

E26 deg. 57.320’

Dine - Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea and Dinner

Gastronomic delights prepared by our Chef will satisfy your hunger for superb bush cuisine. A variety of beautifully presented meals are offered, served in a variety of settings – in the elegant dining room, beside the pool, around the roaring boma fire or on the private deck of your suite.

Private Dinner
Celebrate a special occasion with a private dinner under the stars at the lodge or on your private deck. An intimate and romantic setting awaits you.

Boma Dinner
Enjoy the quintessential African boma experience, dine by the light of the open fire, surrounded by the night sounds of the bush.

Lodge Dinner
Discuss the sightings of the day with fellow guests whilst enjoying our delectable cuisine in the presence of new friends.

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Tshukudu Bush Lodge

5* Luxury Accommodation in the Pilanesberg National Park

Tshukudu Bush Lodge

MORE ROOMS, MORE LUXURY
Wi-Fi connectivity for guests to remain connected has also been introduced as part of the upgrade process.

Tshukudu Lodge “Place of the Rhino” in the Pilanesberg, offering 6 Luxury Cottages nestled on an isolated rocky outcrop in the heart of a 55 000 hectare, malaria free, wildlife paradise. This incredible wilderness experience is but a 2 Hour drive from the concrete jungles of Johannesburg and Pretoria. Tshukudu, one of Africa’s most romantic game lodges, nestled within the remains of an extinct volcano. Game traverse the plane below and Big Five sightings are the norm rather than the exception. Tshukudu is known for its five star service, bushveld experience, the quality of field guides and uniqueness of its African inspired cuisine.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Sep 2018
to 30 Apr 2019
1 May 2019
to 31 Aug 2019
1 Sep 2019
to 31 Dec 2019
Single Luxury Chalet R7 620 R6 850 R7 620
Double Luxury Chalet R10 775 R9 720 R10 775
Triple Luxury Chalet R13 475 R12 395 R13 475
Single Tshukudu Suite R9 910 R8 915 R9 910
Double Tshukudu Suite R14 015 R12 635 R14 015

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Bush Walks
Each day guests are offered the opportunity to experience our Nature Reserve on foot. Bush Walks provide a unique opportunity for nature lovers and adventure seekers to experience the amazing African wildlife up close. Each bush walk is led by a highly qualified, enthusiastic, Game Guide ensuring guests safely experience this unique experience.

Depending on their age, young children will join in open game drive vehicles for safety reasons. Guests will kick-start the day with steaming hot coffee and homemade rusks, before venturing out at around 6:30 am. At around 8:00 am guest return to sit down to a sumptuous breakfast buffet.

Game Drives
Our highly skilled Game Guides will accompany guests in the morning and early evening in open 4x4 game drive vehicles. Their extensive knowledge and training ensures that your game experience will be unforgettable, exciting and informative. This private reserve is known for its close encounters with a vast variety of game including the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). In addition, all game drives on the reserve coordinate their game viewing activities which ensure the best of sightings. Halfway through the early evening game drive there's a stop for sundowners and snacks, before returning to the lodge at around 7:00 pm, with enough time to freshen up before sitting down to a buffet dinner served in the open air boma (weather permitting).

Activity time table will vary in summer and winter months.

Other Activities in the Surrounding Area

Apart from the bush walk and the 4x4 safari game drives offered by Tshukudu Game Lodge, the following additional activities and attractions are available in the Hoedspruit area of Limpopo:

  • Blyde River Dam boat cruises
  • Moholoholo Rehabilitation Centre
  • Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre (Kapama)
  • Elephant back safaris (Camp Jabulani)
  • Kinyonga Reptile Park
  • Mafunyani African Village
  • Giant Baobab
  • Jessica the Hippo
  • Horse riding at African Dream horse safaris
  • White water rafting (Seasonal)
  • Micro light flips
  • Panoramic Route (Three Rondavels, God's Window and Pilgrims Rest)
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kruger National Park
  • Various local Restaurants and Pubs

Conferences

The intimate conference facility can accommodate 30 delegates. It comes fully equipped with all the usual necessities. Our conference centre has the following standard equipment:
  • Projector
  • Pull Down screen
  • White board
  • Flipchart
The Lodge
Surrounded by over 3800 hectares of undisturbed BIG 5 Game Reserve and the famous Drakensberg Mountains Tshukudu Game Lodge provides a relaxed home away from home. Welcome drinks are served in the open plan reception- and lounge area on arrival and our free Wi-Fi service is available to all stay-over guests should you wish to connect with family and friends back home.

African Dining

Buffet style breakfasts and light lunches are served on the thatched veranda and showcase South African dishes prepared from fresh local ingredients. Evening buffet dinners are often enjoyed seated around a roaring fire in the African Boma, under the stars. Traditional venison dishes also feature on this authentic South African menu.

The Rooms
Each of the 14 spacious air-conditioned chalets/rondavels/family units are named after the raised and rehabilitated animals of Tshukudu.

Provision has been made in certain units to accommodate the access of wheelchairs facilitating the disabled or elderly.

Each en-suite unit is equipped with a shower, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities as well as a safe. Amenities are replenished daily. Hairdryers and international plugs can be obtained from the Reception desk.

Swimming Pool
Recliners under a canopy of thatch beckon guests to enjoy shady relaxation around the pool, which is also a prime vantage point for game viewing. A waterhole lies just beyond the perimeter of the Lodge and attracts various antelope species, elephant and buffalo. Indulge in the peacefulness of the African Bush while our trained staff brings you your favourite cocktail to enjoy.

Curio Shop
Not your regular curio shop, you will find original treasures that have been gathered from all corners of the African continent as well as functional items such as hats, caps, beanies and T-shirts as well as postcards, toiletries and various small trinkets that will remind you of your African Safari.

General Information

  • Keep clothing colours as neutral and as light as possible, so you blend in better with the surrounding environment. Khaki, beige, brown and green are generally best, as darker and brighter colours attract unwanted mosquitoes and insects.
  • During certain times of the year malaria may be more prevalent in certain areas and we therefore suggest a mosquito repellent like Peaceful Sleep or something similar. Alternatively contact your local GP regarding the necessity of malaria prophylaxis.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes for bush walks or when off the game drive vehicle.
  • Meals are informal, so smart attire is not required.
  • Please pack a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, flashlight and binoculars.
  • Electricity at Tshukudu is a 220-volt alternating current system. Wall plug units take a round two-prong European plug. It is advisable to bring the necessary converter or adapter from your home country, should you need to charge cameras or laptops. Alternatively, international adaptors are available at the Reception Desk.
  • Remember to pack your camera as well as a video camera, along with all the necessary plugs, chargers and memory cards needed.
  • There is a Wi-Fi hotspot in the general public area of the veranda and reception.
  • Cellular phones work in most areas of South Africa and also in certain areas within the reserve, although it is not permitted to take cellular phones on game drive vehicles as they are considered an intrusion
  • All our units are supplied with amenities such as soap, shower gel and shampoo. You may, however, wish to bring your favourite toiletries with you.
  • The lodge offers a laundry service at a nominal additional rate.

When you visit Tshukudu, we ask that you leave all the trappings of city life behind - including your car. Guest vehicles can be parked in protected parking bay at Bakubung Bush Lodge.

From there, you can entrust everything to us:

  • Transfers between Pilanesberg Airport and Tshukudu can be arranged at a charge.
  • One daily transfer from Bakubung at 14h30. High tea served on arrival.

Directions from Fourways, Sandton

  • Travel north along William Nicol Drive to the four-way intersection with Witkoppen Road.
  • Turn left into Witkoppen road towards Lanseria/Roodepoort.
  • Turn right at the intersection with Hans Strijdom Extension on the road towards Broederstroom and Lanseria.
  • Cross over the Muldersdrift/Diepsloot Road and continue with the R512 towards Broederstroom and Lanseria.
  • Cross the bridge over the R28 Krugersdorp/Pretoria highway, pass the Lanseria turnoff and continue straight ahead.
  • At the T-junction turn left on the R512 to Magaliesberg.
  • Continue on this road until you see the Sun City signboard on your left. Turn right on the R512 to Brits and cross the bridge over Hartebeespoort Dam.
  • At the T-junction turn right on the R512 to Brits. Follow directional signs.
  • Continue to the four-way stop and turn left on the R512/27 for Brits/Rustenburg.
  • Pass the first Brits turnoff. At the signpost R27 Rustenburg/Brits turn right.
  • On the bridge turn left towards Rustenburg.
  • Continue till you get to the slipway to the left. Take the slipway and continue on the new N4 highway.
  • A signboard on the left side of the road indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91. Exit left off the highway. At the T-junction turn right and continue on this road to Sun City.
  • Pass the Kwa Maritane signboard and Sun Village and turn right at the Bakubung and Tshukudu signpost.
  • Follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.
  • At Bakubung Reception, ask for Tshukudu Office.
  • The transfer to Tshukudu is at 14h00 from Bakubung.

Directions from Centurion, Pretoria

  • Take the N1 North towards Polokwane.
  • Take the N4 Rustenberg Split (toll-road)
  • Follow the road straight, a signboard on the left side of the road indicates Pilanesberg to the left on route 91. Exit left off the highway. At the T-junction turn right and continue on this road to Sun City.
  • Pass the Kwa Maritane signboard and Sun Village and turn right at the Bakubung and Tshukudu signpost.
  • Follow the road and it will lead you to the Bakubung Gate.
  • At Bakubung Reception, ask for Tshukudu Office.
  • The transfer to Tshukudu is at 14h00 from Bakubung.

Terms & Conditions exclusive to Tshukudu Bush Lodge

  • Luxury Chalet - Each custom designed chalet offers a romantic sunken bath, an open plan lounge and bedroom, a fireplace and private balcony.
  • Tshukudu Suite - Each spacious custom designed suite has all of Tshukudu’s finest touches as standard, including the crystal chandeliers and rock craft fireplace.
  • Luxurious baths overlooking the plains remain an integral feature of the bathroom and romantic experience. The Tshukudu Suites also include a private plunge pool on their secluded decks, and outdoor shower and twin vanities.
  • Minimum two night stay over weekends (Friday & Saturday)
  • Check in at Bakubung by 13h30 daily; please note there is one scheduled transfer to Tshukudu per day.
  • No children under the age of 12 years permitted at the lodge
  • Please note that there are 132 steps to lodge.
  • For the full Tshukudu bush experience there are no radios, televisions or telephones. Cell phone reception is very limited.
  • Rates include transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, two game drives, five-course dinner, brunch and all local beverages.
  • Five-course meals are prepared for guests in the dining room or bush dinner (weather permitting).

CHILD POLICY

  • Unfortunately no children under the age of 12 years are allowed at the Lodge.
  • Children between the ages of 12 – 17 years, sharing with 1 or 2 adults will be charged a third person supplement rate on a Fully Inclusive basis

HONEYMOON ADDED VALUE OFFERS

  • Sparkling Wine in room on arrival
  • Bubble-bath with candles after game drive
  • Private dinner with Butler for the evening

CANCELLATION POLICY

Rooms will be kept until 18h00 on day of arrival unless otherwise assured or guaranteed.
2.2. Full pre-payment of the accommodation amount is required in order to secure your booking.
2.3. Check-in is from 14h00 and check-out is by 10h00.
2.4. Cancellation Policy per Booking:
a. Cancellations – for two or less rooms – within 48 hours prior to arrival will be subject to a full cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked.
b. Cancellations – for three to nine rooms – within seven days prior to arrival will be subject to a full cancellation fee of the value of the accommodation booked.
c. Cancellations – ten rooms or more – tour cancellation policy in 1 above will apply.
2.5. Guaranteed reservations i.e in respect of which full payment has been received or alternative guarantees are in place with extended payment facilities at the hotel, will be held for first night only, after which the accommodation will be released if not taken up by then.

Rates quoted in South African Rand are inclusive of VAT @ 15%.

Tshukudu Suite
  • Four luxury suites
  • King size extra length bed
  • Spacious lounge leading to deck with own private plunge pool
  • Bathroom with free-standing bath
  • Separate indoor and outdoor shower
  • Minibar
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hairdryer
  • Coffee pod machine
  • Tea station

Luxury Chalet
  • Six cottages
  • Queen size bed
  • Day bed
  • Open plan lounge with fireplace
  • Sunken bath
  • Shower over bath
  • Fully-stocked minibar
  • Bird books
  • Magazines
  • Plug points
  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Safety deposit box
  • Balcony overlooking the Savannah and waterhole

 

 

Why Book With Us ?

• Personal inter-action
• Lodges with high standards
• Stay in control of your booking
• Most special deals by far
• Secure payment process (SSL)
• South African based
• Superior knowledge
• Expert advice
• No booking fees

What sets us Apart !

MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access

 

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