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The Luxury Lodges in Pilanesberg

Book quality accommodation in Pilanesberg for holiday or business travel. We offer a choice of 9 luxury lodges.


Buffalo Thorn Lodge

This 5 star lodge lies in the heart of the Black Rhino Game Reserve which forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park. You can enjoy traversing the entire park in our game drive vehicles for close-up viewing of the Big 5.

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Bakubung Bush Lodge

In the heart of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The closest point of entry is Bakubung Gate. The lodge has 76 rooms each with doors leading onto either a patio or balcony offering panoramic views of the Park & Hippo Pool.

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Black Rhino Lodge

The Black Rhino Game Lodge is set snugly in an old Tamboti forest, at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater in the "Malaria Free" Pilanesberg National Park. Black Rhino Lodge offers 18 spacious suites.

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Ivory Tree Lodge

Located in the northeastern region of Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The closest point of entry is Bakgatla Gate. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and ancient elephant trails lies this exclusive private game lodge.

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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge

The closest point of entry is the Kwa Maritane Gate. The lodge has 90 luxury rooms, consisting of 54 rooms with twin beds and 36 rooms with double beds. Whichever option you choose you will have access to our full range of amenities.

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Morokolo Safari Lodge

Morokolo Safari Lodge is situated in the Black Rhino Game Reserve on the northern slopes of the Pilanesberg Mountains. The Black Rhino Game Reserve is now part of the greater Pilanesberg National Park.

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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Located in the southwestern region of Pilanesberg. The lodge has its own access gate. Accommodation consists of 13 family suites and 4 executive suites. The magnificent main lodge provides all facilities and amenities in a stylish atmosphere and picturesque setting.

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Tambuti Lodge

Tambuti Game Lodge, in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, offers guests an intimate and luxurious safari experience. The contemporary elegance at Tambuti Lodge is complemented by the excellent service and hospitality offered by our Tambuti Team.

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Tshukudu Bush Lodge

The lodge is situated high on the side of a hilltop offering sweeping views of the plains below and the mountains of Pilanesberg. Tshukudu Bush Lodge has 6 luxury cottages and offers an intimate bush experience with personal service.

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Pilanesberg Accommodation and Lodges

Pilanesberg National Park is one of the best locations for budget safaris in the North West within South Africa. Sporting the Big 5, the park is home to amazing lodges for overnight stays. Accommodation in the Pilanesberg National Park is considered some of the best places for guests who want an exclusive yet affordable stay in 2019. The park is also Malaria free and for this reason alone many guests find the park the best option for their safari. With all these amazing features, it is no wonder that the park has such a high rating on TripAdvisor. Rates are generally charged per person per night stayed. Single surplus may be charged for single travellers.

Packages for the most part include your safaris and meals. Prices range from ZAR 2600 per person per night to over R9000 per person per night, depending on the private lodge and the season and if any specials are applicable. Prices at Pilanesberg National Park range from the budget friendly to the super luxury categories with specials available depending on the lodge and season. With a wide range of accommodation, from chalets to luxury suites and hotels, anyone can be accommodated within Pilanesberg National Park.

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Hand Picked Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation

Pilanesberg lodges provide varied accommodation within the 3 star, 4 star and 5 star range. The family friendly Bakubung Bush Lodge and Kwa Maritane lodges offer a stunning hotel in the bush accommodation. Bed and breakfast packages are also available upon request at these two lodges.

If you want a romantic getaway, lodges such as Ivory Tree, Morokolo, Tambuti and Shepherd’s Tree private lodges are always a good choice.

5 Star Pilanesberg Game Reserve Safari Lodges

For a self-catering experience, Buffalo Thorn offers a beautiful 5 star lodge that includes game drives.

Safaris happen twice daily within the Pilanesberg National Park. Early morning, as the sun is rising you will set out on your morning safari, with the best chance of seeing some of the more nocturnal animals within the park. Your afternoon game drives are when the day is winding down and the animals become more active after the heat of the day is passing. Halfway through each safari, you will stop at a lovely spot either for morning coffee or afternoon drinks. After each safari, you return to your accommodation inside Pilanesberg.

To be pampered in the bush is also one of those amazing experiences in life. Most of the lodges are the proud homes to many an award winning spa to really help you experience the full relaxing nature of the African bush.

Each of the lodges in Pilanesberg National Park serve some of the most varied meals to be found. Every meal is lovingly prepared by some of the best chefs in the bush catering industry and will delight and surprize many guests.

Honeymoons within the park are highly rated as most accommodation inside Pilanesberg offer amazing honeymoon specials. Most of the private game lodges can also accommodate small to medium sized weddings.

Reviews and ratings for each of the accommodation options within Pilanesberg is available on the lodges’ individual pages. From these pages you can see what each of the lodges’ packages include and what the best deals are for you.

With the relatively low cost of safaris in the park, the park is also Malaria free and this makes for an amazing holiday as there are no risks to contract the virus within the park.

Game lodges have become world renowned for being one of the most unique experience destinations in the world. With safaris considered a dream vacation for many people, you can expect to find many excuses to return.

Best Game Lodges in the Pilanesberg National Park

With Sun City near Pilanesberg, there are many family friendly activities such as the Valley of the Waves nearby, if one wants some variety from the wildlife on display within the park. Adult entertainment, such as gambling, is also available at Sun City.

Game drives within the park can be quite exciting with a large variety of animals on display. From lions lazing in the shade to massive giraffe browsing on trees and everything in between, the African bush will enchant you.

Availability within the park is usually good year round. You can query availability and costs through this website, or ask in the live chat service when operators are available.

Activities within the park are all based on the surrounding wildlife. There are daily safaris, bush walks, hot air balloon rides and for those who are looking for something different, bush weddings.

The Pilanesberg National Park, situated on an extinct volcano, is one of the most beautiful natural habitats within Africa. With a large variety of biomes, various game make this area their home. The rich soil and availability of water also ensures that the area is alive with birds. This heaven for birders sports more than 500 different species of bird with migratory species coming to visit as well.

All group bookings (6 or more adults) are viable for special discounts. Corporate bookings can also be accommodated at special rates. Event coordination is also an available service.

The climate is quite humid during summer, with high temperatures during the peak time of day. Comfortable clothes are recommended with at least one piece of warm wear for days that it rains. Sunscreen is essential.

During winter morning and evening temperatures can drop to close to freezing, while in the afternoon it can be quite pleasant.

November and December are the main calving months for animals and are usually hallmarked with a lot of baby animals running through the park. Be sure to book early for December as space fills up quickly.