Pilanesberg Private Lodge

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Getaway Summary
PRICE (pp sharing):
from R 1,750 - 2,180
GETAWAY TYPE
Safari
Overview
Pilanesberg Private Lodge is a new private retreat nestled on the foot of the majestic Pilanesberg Mountains, in the Black Rhino Private Reserve. The lodge is uniquely situated within a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and is within a 20-minute drive from Sun City.<br /><br />The lodge is uniquely positioned in a part of the Pilanesberg National Park wilderness area that has previously not been accessible to any visitors, where guests enjoy nothing but spectacular views of the world-famous Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex. The lodge was designed to incorporate the views to ensure that even when you are not on game drives, you still have the opportunity to see any of the animals from the lodge, and elephant, Black and White rhino, lion and leopard have been spotted from the lodge in the last few months. <br /><br />We offer five sleeping units that are connected via paved pathways and bridges to the communal area. Each chalet is equipped with extra length king-size beds with white linen, an en-suite bathroom with a rock bath and both indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, a bar fridge, hairdryer, kettle, mini safe, and a private patio. The communal area consists of a lounge, dining room, library, TV lounge, bar, kitchen, pool deck, covered patio, boma, and a viewing deck.<br /><br />The reserve is characterized by huge numbers of Tambotie trees and therefore we have regular sightings of the bad tempered Black rhino. The reserve is entered exclusively through our private entrance gate on the western side and is home to the Big 5 as well as cheetahs and wild dogs. Antelope species include sable, eland, gemsbok and springbok. With a species list of over 354, the reserve is also a true birder's paradise.<br /><br />Activities in the area include hot air balloon safaris over the park, elephant-back safaris with elephant interaction where kids get a chance to get up close and personal with the elephants, as well as special safaris tailor-made for photographic, walking and bird safaris. Visit Sun City with all its fantastic amenities, including the Valley of Waves, the world-famous Gary Player Golf Course and The Lost City Golf Course.<br /><br />Pilanesberg Private Lodge also offers private walking safaris through Nare Walking Safaris, which is a private operator, based in the Black Rhino Reserve; the walking safaris are in the wilderness area of the Pilanesberg National Park. Using the Pilanesberg Private Lodge as a base camp, guests get the opportunity to explore this pristine area of the park on foot. This must definitely be one of the most intriguing activities found in, and around the Pilanesberg and Sun City.<br /><br />The walks are approximately 2.5 hours long and concentrate on the smaller aspect of the fauna and flora, and guests will have the opportunity of encountering any of the Big 5 members in their natural habitat. On the walk guests can expect to look at the tracks and other signs of animals, an abundance of bird life, and a variety of plants and insects. What makes a walking safari unique is the fact that you are up close and personal with all aspects of nature.
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"Relaxing"
29 Mar 2017
By Dhavina Naidoo
"This was one of the best weekends away I've ever experienced, the food, staff and accommodation were all incredible."
"Fantastic"
17 Dec 2014
By Ruth, Australia
"It was wonderful in every way. The accommodation was lovely, the meals were amazing and the staff made our stay memorable. We loved every minute of our time there. I can highly recommend the Lodge and staff."
"Wonderful breakaway"
24 Nov 2014
By Roelf, South Africa
"Great resort with friendly and professional staff!"
"Absolutely fantastic"
30 Sep 2014
By Ettiene, South Africa
"We spent 4 days at the lodge and could have stayed longer. The staff were exceptional in making us feel part of a newly found family. The lodge is neat and tidy, the food is very good and the tranquility outstanding. The lodge did their best to find animals on game drives, and we did see a lot. We can recommend this lodge anytime for a weekend stay and preferably longer. We will definitely be back soon!"
"Nice stay"
18 Aug 2014
By Barbara, Italy
"Nice and clean room and very good food. People working at the lodge are very polite and kindly address any guest request. The location of the lodge is nice too.The name of the lodge may be confusing for people from abroad since the lodge is not exactly inside the Pilanesberg Park but in a private reserve."
"Wonderful"
03 Feb 2014
By Catherine, South Africa
"Had a wonderful time and to Deon and the staff of the lodge for a job well done. Thank you."
"Excellent lodge"
02 Feb 2014
By Catherine, South Africa
"On behalf of my son, his finance and my grand nephew from australia, thank you they found the lodge and staff to be really special and the game drives were great - they saw everything but leopard! Thank you. Deon and staff for looking after them so well."
"Amazing stay at Pilanesberg Private Lodge"
15 Jan 2014
By Natalie, England
"We had an absolutely great time at Pilanesberg Private Lodge. Over the course of our 4-night stay, we saw tons of animals - lion, elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra, kudu and more. Our guide Warwick was very knowledgeable and was able to get very close viewings of the animals, including a lion kill! The lodge itself was beautiful with a great view of a watering hole where we were able to watch a herd of elephants bathing on our first day. The walking safari was a great addition to our stay; we were able to get a different perspective on the bush and were lucky enough to see 3 black rhino in the wild. The food was excellent, as was the service. It met all of my expectations and beyond - I definitely recommend Pilanesberg Private lodge."
"STAY 5&6 OCTOBER 2013"
14 Oct 2013
By Wilken, South Africa
"Wonderful, private and personal attention. Love the outside shower. Lovely food."
"Friendly"
14 Oct 2013
By Ettiene, South Africa
"We stayed there for 2 days which was was too short. Wasted 1 day at Sun City, never again. We will be back to enjoy on what we missed out on. Friendly and personalized service was a welcoming relief."