Pilanesberg Private Lodge

Pilanesberg Safaris

2 Day Luxury Pilanesberg Private Lodge Safari

Pilanesberg Private Lodge offers guests an exclusive safari experience in a private Big 5 reserve that has been incorporated into Pilanesberg Game Reserve.


R 6 495

2 Day Luxury Tented Pilanesberg Safari

Looking for a En-suite tented safari to the Pilanesberg National Park? Our 2-day Luxury Tented safari is ideal for you! The package includes return transfers from Johannesburg, Open vehicle safari drives, tented accommodation and meals!


R 5 295

2 Day Luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge All Inclusive Safari Package

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of the most popular safari destinations in South Africa, mainly because it’s located in a malaria-free region and a comfortable 2&half-hour drive from Johannesburg.


R 6 495

2 Day Luxury Black Rhino Game Lodge Safari

Black Rhino Game Lodge is a 5-star Big 5 safari destination located in a private game reserve that lies adjacent to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.


R 6 495

2 Day Luxury Ivory Tree Game Lodge Safari

Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers guests an exclusive safari experience in a private concession in a remote corner of South Africa’s favourite game reserve.


R 7 995

2 Day Luxury Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge All Inclusive Safari Package

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is a hugely popular family-orientated Big 5 safari destination in Pilanesberg Game Reserve.


R 6 495

2 Day Luxury Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Safari

Enjoy an exclusive safari experience staying at the award-winning aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge which is located in a remote private concession in the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve.


R 8 395

2 Day Luxury Tshukudu Bush Lodge Safari

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located in a malaria-free region and a comfortable 2-hour drive from Johannesburg.


R 8 995

4 Day Luxury Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Safari

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is renowned for its unique geology and diverse ecology, as well as its high concentration of game and prolific birdlife.


R 18360

3 Day Luxury Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Safari

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is renowned for its unique geology and diverse ecology, as well as its high concentration of game and prolific birdlife.


R 13 770

3 Day Luxury Tented Pilanesberg Safari

Our 3 Day Luxury en-suite tented safari is designed for the traveler who is looking for a budget but yet comfortable and complete safari experience!


R 9 095

3 Day Luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge All Inclusive Safari Package

Discover why Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most popular safari destinations on this highly enjoyable safari tour.


R 10995

The Pilanesberg Private Lodge is a tranquil haven at the foot of the imposing Pilanesberg Mountains. The lodge is easy to reach, as it is only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria, and a twenty-minute drive from Sun City.

Pilanesberg Private Lodge is located in the Black Rhino Private Reserve, a section of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park in South Africa that is malaria-free. The Pilanesberg National Park has a total area of approximately 57 000 hectares, with the Black Rhino Reserve located in the park’s northwestern corner.

Connoisseurs will appreciate the exclusive lodges in the private Black Rhino Reserve, such as Pilanesberg Private Lodge. With some lodges only ten minutes away, Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a good option for visitors who want to visit the internationally acclaimed Sun City.

Guests at Pilanesberg Private Lodge can enjoy exploring the entire park in open game vehicles. There is sour veld and mixed veld in the park, but the majority of the vegetation is sweet veld, which complements the sour veld.

The reserve can only be entered through this lodge’s own entrance gate, which is located on the reserve’s western edge. This section of the park is not accessible to the general public. 

Because they have sought refuge in this more remote area of the park, which is inaccessible to other visitors, you may have the opportunity to see buffalo regularly.

The presence of a large number of tamboti trees distinguishes the area, providing numerous opportunities to observe the foul-tempered black rhino.

The “Big 5” (lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants, and both white and black rhinoceroses) live here, as do cheetahs and wild dogs, as well as sable, eland, gemsbok, and springbok. The reserve is a true birdwatcher’s paradise, as it is home to over 354 different species.

The lodge also offers breathtaking views of the internationally renowned “Pilanesberg Alkaline Ring Complex.”

The lodge’s architecture was designed to take advantage of the surrounding vistas, so that even when you are not on game drives, you may see some of the animals from within the lodge.

You will also be able to enjoy some of the best stargazing in the world from the boma at night because the light in the area is so pure and unpolluted.

The best time to visit the Pilanesberg is from the middle of July to the middle of October (during late winter, spring or early summer). 

Because there is less nutrition in the winter, animals take longer to feed. 

It’s also worth seeing the mating season, which lasts from late February to early March. However, viewing the dense bush becomes difficult after January. In the winter, the days are clear and warm. Evenings are usually quite cold in comparison. During the winter, some areas of the park must be burned. This is known as a controlled fire, and it is required for veld management.

In contrast, the winter months are ideal for spotting lions. They are less aware of tourists and cars than they would be at other times of the year. Even if they don’t seem to notice, stay in your car at all times. The animals are used to vehicles, but if you get out, you endanger them.

 If you hoot at animals, they will be startled and flee. This eliminates the possibility of obtaining a photograph. This will frighten them and provide them with justification to attack.


The lodge is made up of a total of five different sleeping areas, all of which are connected via paved walkways and bridges, which ultimately lead to the primary communal area.

A living room, dining room, library, television lounge, bar, kitchen, pool deck, covered patio, boma, and viewing deck are all included in the communal space.

Each chalet is equipped with:

  • Extra-length King size bed with crisp white linen
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Rock bath
  • Double rock basins
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Air-conditioner
  • Ceiling fan
  • Bar fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Kettle
  • Mini safe
  • Private patio


The communal area of Pilanesberg Private Lodge consists of:

  • Lounge
  • Dining room
  • Library
  • TV Lounge
  • Bar
  • Kitchen
  • Pool deck
  • Covered patio
  • Boma
  • Viewing Deck
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning & Ceiling fans 
  • Swimming Pool
  • Vitality Collection


Safaris over the park in hot air balloons, elephant-back safaris with elephant interaction where kids get the chance to get up close and personal with the elephants, and special safaris tailor-made for photographic, walking, and bird safaris are some of the activities that can be enjoyed in the region. 

You can also go to Sun City and enjoy all of the incredible amenities that it has to offer, such as the Valley of Waves, the illustrious Gary Player Golf Course, and The Lost City Golf Course. 

Private walking safaris can also be arranged in the undeveloped regions of Pilanesberg National Park by way of the company Nare Walking Safaris, which is a private operator located in the Black Rhino Reserve. These walking safaris can be booked through Pilanesberg Private Lodge.

Guests staying at the Pilanesberg Private Lodge have the opportunity to wander on foot through a section of the park that has not been developed. This has got to be one of the Pilanesberg and the surrounding area’s most exciting things to do, period.

The trails, which are approximately two and a half hours long, concentrate on the more inconsequential aspects of the flora and fauna. During these walks, visitors will have the opportunity to spot any one of the members of the Big 5 in the environment in which they were born and raised.

Guests can expect to see animal tracks and other signs left behind by animals, a multitude of different birds, and a wide range of plants and insects as they make their way along the trail. 

They can also look forward to seeing a variety of plants and insects. The fact that you are able to get up close and personal with all aspects of nature is what gives a walking safari its distinctive quality. Walking safaris are becoming increasingly popular in recent years.

Since the lodge is located within a Big 5 reserve, guests have often reported sightings of elephants, black and white rhinos, lions, and leopards while on a walking safari from the property. 

In addition to that, the following outside attractions are available in the near vicinity:

  • A Balloon Safari in the Hot Air above the Park. Make your reservation with the lodge to take part in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
  • Elephant Back safaris – The interaction of elephants Children will have the opportunity to interact directly and personally with elephants.
  • Pay a visit to Sun City with all the conveniences it offers as well as the valley of Waves.
  • Play some rounds of golf at the famed “Gary Player” course as well as The Lost City Golf course.
  • Personalized Walking, Birding, and Photographic Safaris, as well as other Unique Safari Experiences


One of the options that can be chosen provides individual daily rates and includes two game drives per day in addition to dinner, a light lunch, and breakfast; coffee, tea, and rusks; snacks; and more.

Guests have the option of arranging for custom-made group and incentive travel packages for their companies.

A reservation must be made for a minimum of two nights during the weekend, and there is a limit of ten guests per night who can stay at the property.

The standard rates do not include a conservation fee that must be paid at the lodge.

There is also the possibility of renting the entire lodge to a single party. This is a self-catering option that also includes a game drive and can accommodate up to ten guests at a time.

You might also like our Manyane Resort or Nkala Safari Lodge.


No, the self-catering lodge is booked out as a unit and can accommodate only 12 guests.

  • Do you need to supply your own food when staying at Nkala Safari Lodge?

Yes, Nkala Safari Lodge is totally self-catered, and no food or meals are provided, you have to bring it.

  • Is the Game Drives included in the price for Nkala Safari Lodge?

Yes, two 2.5 hour guided game drives per day on a private safari vehicle are included in the price.

  • Can you see the Big 5 during a visit to Nkala Safari Lodge?

Yes, you can see the Big 5 during a visit to the lodge, since your game drives are taken through the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

  • Is Nkala Safari Lodge easily accessible?

Yes, Nkala Safari Lodge is located close enough to Johannesburg.

  • What is the minimum stay policy at Nkala Safari Lodge?

The minimum stay policy requires a two night stay over weekends and one night in midweek.

  • Is Nkala Safari Lodge child-friendly?

Yes, Nkala Safari Lodge is a child friendly lodge with, amongst others, an outdoor jungle gym and play area for their enjoyment, but guests must enquire beforehand about the availability of cots and other amenities.

  • Are there other activities than game drives to keep guests entertained?

Yes, several other activities including guided morning bush walks, golf at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses, hot-air balloon flights over Pilanesberg, mountain Biking, an outing to Predator world and others, will keep everyone entertained.