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Pilanesberg Private Lodge

Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fourways, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My Wife and I together with my Cousin and her husband from Scotland stayed with you for 3 days and 3 nights in March. I am writing to thank you for looking after us so well, and to say it was a most wonderful experience. Our thanks especially to Jacome' and to Warwick our Game Ranger, but it would be... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Lodge is staffed by incredibly friendly, willing to help people whose main goal is to make your bush experience first rate. The facilities are awesome with a home away from home feel. The pool and deck looks out over a water hole that regularly sees animals. The game drives are private and the rooms are exceptionally comfortable with beautiful... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic 2 night stay here and it was faultless. Staff - polite, friendly and attentive. Nothing was too much. Warwick our guide on the game drives was brilliant, very knowledgeable and fun. Accommodation - beautifully presented, clean villas with indoor and outdoor showers. The little touches such as turn down service added to an already comfortable experience.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just returned from 2 nights stay here - everything from the lodge to the service to the food and wine, the pool and the game drives were excellent. Special mention to Warwick who took us on four very different game drives, seeing all manner of animals and sights - and for being very warm, funny and knowledgeable. An incredible experience... More 

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Nijmegen, Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

We visited Pilanesberg Reserve before but this time stayed in the neighbouring Black Rhino Reserve (part of Pilanesberg) in the small Pilanesberg Private Lodge (max 10 guests). A very quiet logde with good food, nice cabins and drives with experienced Warwick, Did e3xcellent walking safari with co-owner Jeandre. Quite different from the much more hectic big lodges in the Pilanesberg... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

With a 3-year-old and a 3 month-old we wanted an easygoing experience. A short drive from Pretoria and Joberg, this lodge fit the bill. Pleasant manager and excellent guide (husband of the manager), decent accommodation, fairly decent food... everyone in our group was satisfied with the experience. We saw a variety of animals and went on a good two-hour safari... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We chose Pilanesberg Private Lodge to celebrate my husband's 40th birthday, having not visited the Pilanesberg for many years. The personal attention from Deon, Jacome, Warwick and Jeandre was fantastic and we felt like royalty for the weekend. We were so privileged to view a lion kill as well as another 3 of the big 5 during our game drives.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Everything was excellent. Service, food, accommodation game viewing, hospitality and wilderness walks, Fellow guests were all pleasant and sensitive to the people around them and really interrested in nature. Liked the smaller, more intimate and friendly atmosphere. This lodge has everything larger lodges have but with a special personal touch. We stayed two days and saw some great game. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We had 2 nights at this accommodation and had our every need met. From the welcome to the farewell we were wonderfully looked after. The meals were quality 3 course some inside and some outside around a fire pit, tables lit by kerosene lamps with the sounds of the bush in the backgroud...very special. The chalet's are very comfortable, particularly... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Cosy, quiet retreat close to Joburg. Accommodation is luxurious and one feels very close to nature, as there is only a small electric fence between the lodge and the park. We had wonderful sitings including a leopard in a tree, thanks to our clever and persistent game ranger. The food is also out of this world!

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