A previous reviewer stated it right, this lodge is not luxury but it is definitely clean and comfortable. It has a cosy set up with five sleeping units and one communal area. Staff strength is small but very friendly and immensely helpful. Food was good and drinks relatively inexpensive (R11 for a coke if I remember correctly). Game drives were standard and the game walk was amazing. Although the walk came at an additional cost, it was most certainly worth it. Jeandre, the guide, was knowledgeable and educated us about the flora and fauna of the area.
I do, however, have to highlight one major problem. If you are driving from Sun City, you would have to use R565 to reach the Black Rhino Reserve. For a 5 - 6 kilometer stretch before the reserve, the road is riddled with potholes. I was in a low hatch back and I had to drive at speeds between 10 - 20 km/h and was perpetually weaving left and right to avoid the ruts. If you are headed to the Black Rhino Reserve, I would strongly recommend a rugged SUV because that was probably the most painful drive of my life.
No complaints about the lodge though! :)
- 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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