Black Rhino Game Lodge is a hidden treasure set within a Tamboti forest at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater within the 58 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park. This area has become renowned as one of South Africa’s most exciting big five eco-tourism destinations. A mere 33 km from Sun City this ‘Malaria Free’ safari destination is within easy reach of Gauteng and the Johannesburg International Airport.

An ideal family retreat, Black Rhino Game Lodge boasts 22 spacious luxury suites, which will ensure our guests of comfort and style. Each air-conditioned suite offers tea and coffee making facilities and expansive bathrooms including an outdoor shower. Our private game viewing decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity and excellent birding opportunities.

Overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a favourite playground for elephant and buffalo, the central gathering area is an expansive space which invites the opportunity of outdoor living.

The well appointed open plan lounge and dining areas spill over onto shady timber decks which offer guests wonderful areas for relaxation and game viewing.

Africa has an age-old rhythm that is experienced through the hospitality of its people. Experienced game rangers and a team of energetic hosts will welcome guests in their journey of discovery. Open vehicle safaris through this picturesque game reserve combined with moments of magic at the fireside whilst enjoying a starlit dinner will delight guests. A visit to this special corner of Africa will remain in many fond memories.


  • Rooms – 22 Luxury suites
  • Child Policy – All ages accepted
  • Malaria Area – No
  • Conference – Yes, on request
  • Spa – In room treatments available on request
  • Big 5 Area – Yes
  • Location – Pilanesberg Game Reserve – Black Rhino concession
  • Drive Time – 2.5 hours from O.R. Tambo


Dining Venues

Our dining venues include a restaurant, dining area, boma, bar and lounge area. The well-appointed open plan lounge and dining areas spill over onto shady timber decks which offer guests wonderful areas for relaxation, game viewing and a cup of coffee.


The Black Rhino Game Lodge is on the western side of the malaria free, ‘Big Five’ Pilanesberg National Park of South Africa’s North West Province, the Lodge provides a beautiful bushveld getaway. Unlike any other national game park, the Pilanesberg hosts a combination of animal, bird, insect, reptilian and vegetation species, such as the Brown Hyena, Springbok, Red Eyed Bulbul and Camel Thorn tree. 

Activities we offer:

  • 2 open vehicle safaris per day
  • Guided bush walks (at an additional cost per adult and no children under 16 allowed)
  • Bird Watching from a viewing hide
Kids Activities
  • Bumble drives after breakfast – 5 years and under (so these are the kiddies drives, as the little ones are not allowed on the game drives)
  • Baby sitting facilities available on request at an additional charge per hour (subject to change)
Community projects

Black Rhino Game Lodge works closely with Bakgatla Ba Kgafelu Tribal Community to identify Tourism opportunities and any information may be discussed with the lodge directly.