Thaba Lodge Black Rhino


AVAILABLE 27 MAY -03 JUNE 2021 / 12 -19 AUGUST 2021 ONLY!

Thaba Lodge Black Rhino Reserve :

• Malaria Free
• Exclusive use of serviced, self-catering lodge
• Ideal for families or small groups in 5 bush suites
• Big 5 Game viewing as well as cheetah, wild dog, caracal, brown hyena, serval
• 2 game drives daily included • Over 350 bird species
• Easy access – only 3 hours from Johannesburg
• Sun City just 38km’s away
• Golf and Hot Air Balloon Safaris available
• Access to the Restricted Wilderness Area – excellent for walking safaris

Thaba Lodge Black Rhino is a private, self‐catering luxury safari lodge in the Big 5 malaria-free Black Rhino Reserve, a private concession in the north-west of the 55 000 hectare Pilanesberg Game Reserve with no fences between the main Pilanesberg park and the concession so animals roam freely. Thaba Lodge Black Rhino is approximately 3 hours drive from Johannesburg. Only guests of Black Rhino Reserve lodges have exclusive use of the concession. The perfect destination for families and small groups.

Bordering Sun City just 38km’s away, home to the Valley of the Waves, this is the perfect destination for visitors that enjoy the solitude and peacefullness of the bush with mix of vibrant entertainment in-between such as golf, water sports, restaurants and bars and gaming.

Sightings of black and white rhino, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, black-backed jackal, genet, caracal serval, and plains game are just some of the highlights as well as excellent birding.

Thaba Lodge family unit

Thaba Lodge Black Rhino Accommodation

Thaba Lodge Black Rhino is a luxury, exclusive use lodge sleeping 10 people sharing in 5 private air-conditioned suites. 2 of these suites are separate en-suite suites with an inter‐leading common central seating area to cater for two couples or families and for those with small children, we can accommodate them in the same room or in the central lounge area on mattresses. Each suite has its own private deck, tea and coffee making facility, a bar fridge and safe. The en-suite bathrooms have double showers and hand basins and 4 of the suites have outside showers whilst the one family suite has an inside shower only. 4 suites have twin beds that can be converted into doubles (king size beds) and one of the suites has a queen-sized double bed.

Inside the main lodge

Thaba Lodge Black Rhino Facilities

The main lodge area is an expansive inside open plan area with a fully fitted kitchen, walk-in fridge, scullery with dishwasher, dining room, casual lounge with flat screen TV (DSTV), reading lounge with library, bar with a drinks fridge and ice-making machine and pool table, and fireplaces for the cool winter months.

The expansive outside raised deck is equipped with a gas Weber braai, dining table and loungers with views of Thaba mountain after which the lodge is named. A splash pool and sundeck near the main lodge area are the perfect spot to enjoy the heat of the day with a colddrink in hand.

An elevated walkway takes you to the outside boma with an outdoor wood braai area and further on to a 2-tier game viewing deck with loungers. The lodge’s perimeter has a discreet electrified fence and whilst it keeps the elephants and lion at bay, Nyala and Impala may hop the fence for a few tasty lodge foliage treats. A small waterhole attracts animals outside the permiter fence. There is cellphone coverage at the lodge and limited complimentary WiFi withing the main lodge area.

The lodge is serviced by 2 housekeeping staff and a gardener and is managed by Zander and Marike, both qualified FGASA game rangers and are avaialble to assist as necessary, to take guests on game drives in open safari vehicles twice a day (included in the daily rate). Guests will need to cater and cook their own meals or are welcome to bring along their own caterer providing one of the chalets for their accommodation.

Game viewing on Black Rhino Reserve

Activities at Thaba Lodge, Black Rhino Reserve

Twice daily game drives on Black Rhino Reserve are complimentary – take your refreshments along with you and enjoy early morning coffee at one of the wildlife hides and sundowners at one of the scenic picnic spots.

Hot air balloon safaris and interpretive bush walks are available an additional cost and by prior arrangement.

Game viewing on Black Rhino Reserve


Some of the most beautiful scenery within the entire park can be viewed in the Mankwe Dam region. The dam is the largest body of water in the game reserve. This makes it the perfect place to spot a wide variety of animals including water-buck, wildebeest, zebra and impala, that make a stopover on the grassland bordering the dam.

For bird lovers, there is a bird hide very close to the water’s edge. Make sure you take note of the fish eagles, kingfishers and cormorants circling the dam. All of these places provide many a fantastic opportunity to photograph the plentiful array of fauna and flora.

Pilanesberg National Park is located in the Bojanala Region within the North West Province. With an area of 550km², it is the fourth largest park in South Africa. The volcano crater in which the park is situated erupted 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg was originally owned by 3 of the local tribes. Many of the Stone Age and Iron Age sites around the reserve show proof of the presence of man.

In 1979, Operation Genesis was launched. Operation Genesis was designed to reinforce the homegrown game population in the area. As part of the initiative, 110 kilometres of game fence was put up as well as the 188 kilometres of roads that were established.  Another plan of action put into place involved 6000 animals being introduced to the area. In the years that followed, Operation Genesis has been expanded on. Today, there are over 7 000 animals, 360 bird species, and more than 200 kilometres of roads.

Thaba Lodge Black Rhino

Thaba Lodge Black Rhino facilities include:

Indoor Facilities

2 Lounge areas
Open plan kitchen and large dining area
2 Flat Screen LCD TV’s
Home Theatre Systems
DStv (Digital Satellite Television)
Wine fridge
Bar with drinks fridge and Ice machine
Limited complimentary Wi-Fi Hotspot
Pool Table

Fully Serviced Kitchen (Fully Equipped)

Walk in fridge and freezer
Gas stove with electric oven
Microwave/Convection Oven
All cooking utensils, pots and pans, cutlery, crockery and glassware
Filter Coffee Machine, kettle and urn

Outdoor Facilities

Dining area
Plunge pool with deck loungers, umbrellas and pool towels
Open fire barbeque
Modern gas barbeque
Director-chair seating around the open fire in the boma area
Elevated viewing deck with loungers
Water hole in front of the lodge


All bedroom suites are private, stand-alone units
Private deck
Complimentary coffee and tea
Complimentary bathroom amenities
Bar fridge
All linen (bath and swimming towels)
Electronic Safe
Air conditioning, oil heaters and fans
Loungers on private deck
Hair dryers
Electric blankets
Double indoor showers
Private outdoor showers
Rooms can be configured as Double or Twin
1 Family unit consisting of 2 separate rooms connected by a common lounge area


AVAILABLE 27 MAY -03 JUNE 2021 / 12 -19 AUGUST 2021 ONLY!

Exclusive use of 10-sleeper / 5-bedroomed lodge accommodating a maximum of 10 adults:
• Sundays – Thursdays R 12 650 per night
• Fridays & Saturdays R 16 000 per night
• School & Public Holidays R 16 500 per night


• Young children are welcome and can be accommodated with the parents in the one family unit either in the parents’ main bedroom or in the common lounge area, as space allows
• Children over the age of 9 years of age are considered part of the max number of people accommodated in the lodge
• Minimum 2 Nights per booking
• Check in time 14h00
• Check out time by 10h00


• Exclusive use of lodge
• Maximum 10 Guests in 5 bush suites (additional children under 9 may be accommodated in the family unit on request)
• 2 guided game drives per day in an open 4×4 game viewing vehicle (weather permitting) – maximum 10 guests per drive
• Daily Park Entrance and Conservation Fees (subject to change without prior notice) – Adults: R80, Adults Foreign Nationals R110, Children (6-12yrs) R30, Pensioners (SA only) R40, Vehicles (Sedan/LDV/SUV) R40
• Coffee, tea, and bathroom amenities in the rooms
• Fire wood
• Serviced
• Self-Catering


All food and beverages; Full day game drives into main Pilanesberg Park (additional cost).

Gate Times:

• March & April 06h00 – 18h30
• May – September 06h30 – 18h00
• September & October 06h00 – 18h30
• November – February 05h30 – 19h00


Nearest major cities:

Pretoria – 185km/115mi.
Johannesburg – 200km/125mi.

Nearest airports:

Pilanesberg International Airport – 40km/25mi.
Lanseria International Airport – 165km/103mi.
O.R. Tambo International Airport – 230km/143mi.

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