The room and the restaurant were very nice. The view to the water hole from the restaurant terrace made the place very special too.
The game drives were excellent, we went with two different rangers, Riian and Hannes, who were very passionate, and we spotted amazing stuff, like 3 lion chubbies, 3-months old, or a group of about 50 elephants with lots of calves.
The food was overall good, sometimes reaching great (meat), sometimes going so-so (dessert). For such a standard, I would also expect more than rusks before the morning drive.
The service was not really the strong point: the waiters kept telling us that it was their last service before going home for some days, expecting a tip, and strangely, we would see them the next day again... That part was not really pleasant.
Also, we stayed 3 nights there, so spent about 1000 euros, and they never replaced the soap/shampoo/body lotion/ bottles of water that we got on the first day. We had to pay even the bottles of water, and since we drink a lot, we ended up paying about 40€ in 3 days for water, ridiculous!
All in all, it was good, but for the same price, we got some incredible service at another place (Nkomazi), with all beverages included for dinner and in the room, much more luxurious and exclusive accommodation, real nice food, also before the morning game drive and during the drive breaks, welcoming drinks after each game drive, free bush walk or mountain biking with guides, clean blankets for the game drives, great waiters... We would go back to the Rhino lodge for the game tours, but not the service provided.
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- Also Known As:
- Black Rhino Game Hotel Pilanesberg National Park