Black Rhino Game Lodge

Nestled in ancient forest within Pilanesberg National Park, family-friendly Black Rhino Game Lodge offers exciting safari experiences in a malaria-free natural environment.

Nestled in ancient forest at the foot of a volcanic crater within the 143,000 acre Pilanesberg National Park, Black Rhino Game Lodge offers exciting safari experiences in a malaria-free natural environment. This family friendly property accommodates its guests in 18 spacious and beautifully appointed thatched suites, four of which are designed to accommodate families with children.

The main lodge overlooks a busy waterhole – a magnet for resident game and birdlife – and it’s where you’ll find atmospheric lounge and dining areas, where you can sit quietly and observe visiting wildlife or unwind with a refreshing cocktail. Black Rhino Game Lodge also has a viewing hide perfect for a peaceful afternoon of bird-watching.

Things to do at Black Rhino Game Lodge include open vehicle morning and evening game drives and exhilarating guided “Big 5” walking safaris. Guests can also visit a nearby Cultural Village for a taste of rural life, see some 300 Nile crocodiles at the Kwena Gardens Crocodile Sanctuary, tee off at Sun City’s 18-hole golf courses or enjoy an afternoon at South Africa’s premier water theme park – the Valley of the Waves.


How to get to Black Rhino Game Lodge

Pilanesberg National Park is one of South Africa’s most accessible reserves, being just 200km northwest of Johannesburg. Black Rhino Game Lodge is around 2 hours and 45 minutes from both the city and OR Tambo International Airport.  

Activities at Black Rhino Game Lodge

  • Game drives morning and afternoon
  • Guided bush walks
  • Bird-watching hide
  • Cultural Village visit
  • Crocodile Sanctuary excursion

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Black Rhino Game Lodge Highlights

  • A fantastic family-friendly safari lodge close to Johannesburg
  • Located in wildlife-rich Pilanesberg National Park
  • Opportunities for “Big 5” gameviewing
  • Ability to enjoy exciting guided walks
  • Array of activity options nearby from golf to cultural visits

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Accommodation in the Pilanesberg National Park

For a destination that has entertainment and recreation for all ages plus the option of great gameviewing, look no further than Pilanesberg National Park and Sun City, which sit side-by-side just north of Johannesburg. The area is also conveniently malaria-free.

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South Africa Overview

Why travel to South Africa? 
Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape. 

 When is the best time to view animals in South Africa?
Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing. 

What is the culture of South Africa? 
There are many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. As a result, there are many unique culinary dishes as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture is also a highlight of South Africa’s cape. 

What is the climate in South Africa? 
The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C). 

What can I combine South Africa with?
South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.  

How to get to South Africa?
Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area. 

US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.  

UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines.  

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