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Pilanesberg Private Lodge

Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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McKinney, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had the pleasure to spend two night at PPL and it was AWESOME! Warren was our guide and he was a wealth of knowledge about the animals. The lodge accommodations were very nice and peaceful. When it come to the food, it was just outstanding! There were other guests that were on repeat trips which also show how good... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My husband and I visited Pilanesburg Private Lodge on 3 different occasions. Our first trip was just the two of us and then we returned two additional times with visiting family members. I have nothing but wonderful things to say about the lodge itself and especially the staff. From the moment we pulled up at the lodge, we felt like... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This was our first safari experience (of six we did on our trip) and here's what you need to know. This is a safari "camp" but you get all the comforts of a mid-market hotel with that authentic wildlife experience. Set in the northwest corner of Pilanesberg just outside the public park boundary, this Private Game Reserve has a cluster... More

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Ascot, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I regularly go to the Bush (on safari) and am quite fussy about where I go. I look for tranquility, a little bit of luxury, friendly staff, and a non-commercial, authentic operation. Very few places tick all the boxes. Pilanesberg Private Lodge is a real gem and manages to be all the above and more. I stayed two nights and... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The staff are all wonderful and the whole experience was very personal, I wish we'd stayed a little longer! My only suggestion would be to have a little music in the communal area only cause there was 4 couples enjoying their own time and all you could hear was other people's whispers but it was still a fantastic place!

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The Pilanesberg Private Lodge is an exceptional base from which to explore the intriguing Black Rhino Reserve. The cosy lodge has all the necessary amenities for an atmospheric and relaxing stay - including a small pool, a jacuzzi (water levels permitting), a very comfortable common area with a bar, a viewing deck and flexible dining facilities which provide the option... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

With my wife we had had 2 days to enjoy Pilanesberg Park and we have chosen this lodge for its privacy, comfort and family-like atmosphere. We were not disappointed. - accomodation is very nice and clean, pretty high standard - meals are ok, supper is delicious, served in local style, often next to the fire place - very nice -... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Thumbs up !! the special service given to guests is phantastic.One of our group is Gluten and Lactose intollerant.No problem ! she got freshly baked glutenfree muffins,bread, and Lactose free butter! The Chalets are comfortable and clean.We had exellent gamedrives,and we will be back! Even if the road on the last few kilometers to the Lodge is horrible.Thank you for... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed at Pilanesberg Private Lodge for our 25th Wedding Anniversary for 2 nights. What an awesome experience and one which I will most certainly go back for. The staff went out of their way to make this a most memorable experience for us. Lodge manageress, Jacome, was very attentive and her food was amazing. Guide, Warick, was excellent and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Thanks so much to the wonderful staff for making our stay so special. We stayed 3 nights, the game drives and walks were amazing and we saw the big 5 with 2 game drivers daily with very knowledgeable rangers. We had an amazing time and one that we will never ever forget. The food was fantastic the thatched rooms were... More

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Additional Information about Pilanesberg Private Lodge

Address: Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 Specialty lodging in Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Private luxury safari lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park.Game drives are conducted by our qualified ranger in an open safari vehicle.Guests stay in 5 seperate sleeping units.Each unit has a king size bed,air conditioner,ceiling fan,en suite bathroom,private patio,rock bath and indoor and outdoor shower.The lodge enjoys spectacular views accross the Pilanesberg mountain range.A waterhole infront of the lodge attracts numerous animals like elephant,rhino(black and white) as well as plenty of plains game.Lion and leopard have been seen drinking infront of the lodge as well.We also offer walking safaris from the lodge which are conducted by Nare walking safaris. ... more   less 

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