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Pilanesberg Private Lodge

Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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Leeds, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 3 weeks ago

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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18 hotel reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We stayed for 4 nights as our honeymoon and can't complain about a thing. The accommodation, food, game drives and staff were just brilliant & welcoming. We ate like kings and queens and apart from the early starts, which were made up for after breakfast, the game drives were out of this world. Warwick out done himself on the game... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was my first time in the pilanesberg for 7 years and booked a last minute stay for two nights. The Owner , Deon actually met me for coffee in Johannesburg prior to my stay to talk about the lodge and whether there was anything in particular they could arrange for me during my stay . The lodge is well... More 

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had a brilliant time here we spent 4 nights and could stayed more.The accommodation was amazing. Eating breakfast on the deck overlooking the zebra at the waterhole was something special. Jacome, Jeandre and Deon all made us feel so welcome and nothing was to much trouble. 'Happy' the chef was incredible we ate like kings for the 4 days.... More 

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