"Flinke rangere som kunne formidle sin kunnskap til"
Dete er ikke et hotell, men en game resort som passer for folk som vil se dyr, og som ikke har behov for ekstra luksus.Genuine Expedia guest review
Rooms are Nice but not Well maintained. Food are not great.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great bush getaway"
07/31/14 Kerstin Z Pretoria, South Africa
It was our second stay at Black Rhino Lodge and we were not disappointed. The Lodge is situated within the Black Rhino Game Reserve, a private concession of the Pilanesberg National Park. The rooms are very spacious and modern but blend into the bushveld perfectly. The food (buffet style) is excellent just the staff seems to be a bit insecure or untrained. Our ranger Matthew was very knowledgeable and we were extremely lucky to see a pack of wild dogs making a kill - an experience of a life time! The only downside was that on two mornings there was no water and unfortunately, the water in the fridge was not stocked up. However, it was fixed after we had returned from the game drive. Black Rhino Lodge is a great getaway but one must be aware that the game roams freely in and out of the National Park and game drives might be quiet. If you stay a few days, ask your ranger to take you to Pilanesberg if the drives are too quiet for your taste.
"Great Value for money, greater value for experience!"
07/04/14 Rebecca A Perth, Australia
We stayed at the Black Rhino for two nights, and each was fantastic! Our safari tour guide Philip obviously know all his stuff and have us the best information on all the animals. We saw giraffes and rhinos on every safari, and a lions on one as well. An elephant came right up to the waterhole in front of our room- which is considered normal. The food is to die for and we even got a fire show by one of the guys! Already planning a return trip! Only 15 minutes from Sun City.
"Excellent value and great service"
06/21/14 MTR5959 Oxford, Ohio
From the time we arrived to the time we left, we were well taken care of. We had great food (and plenty). We had excellent game drives and saw so many animals including elephants, giraffes, rhinos, lions (with cubs!) and so much more. Everything about our room was amazing, nice comfortable bed, couch, private patio, duel showers, big tub and the outdoor shower. I really hated to leave. The staff prepared a cake for my husband's birthday and sang for him and had a surprise for us in our room. What a great time we had! Thank you Spencer and the entire staff!
05/13/14 comet36 Stone, United Kingdom
Stayed at Black Rhino for two nights. We were greeted by Robert on arrival, he showed us around and explained how eveything would work during our stay. We went straight to the lunch buffet, which was tasty and filling before being taken to our room. We were probably the furthest room (18) from the main lodge but this was only a 2/3min walk max. The walk was lovely first thing before the morning game drive and last thing at night, the stars in the sky are just stunning. Our room was great, plenty of room. We had indoor showers and an outdoor shower in an enclosed area, which was certainly different. Our room was made up while out on the morning game drive, and then while out on the evening game drive they would pull back the corner of the duvet on each side and place a chocolate mint. A lovely touch. All of our game is drives were excellent and our guide Matt had loads of facts to dish out. We saw elephant, white rhino, water buffalo, lion, warthog, jackal, zebra, giraffe, blue wilderbeast, impala, kudu, water buck and all sorts of bird life. We were never short of sightings. My favourite moments were the elephants at the dam by the main lodge during one lunch, and then finding the same elephants on our evening game drive. We sat in the middle of the road and they walked right passed our vehicle, amazing! Each drive there was a stop for drinks and nibbles. Coffee, tea or hot chocolate with lovely Ouma rusks in the morning. Before the evening drive Matt would ask us what we'd like for a sun downer, there was also peanuts, chips/crisps, dry boerewors etc. Fanstatic to stand out there watching the sunset while sharing a drink and conversation with the other guests and guides. The waiting staff were brilliant, couldn't do enough for you. Food was great throughout our stay, the wines were lovely too. In the evenings they would light the campfire and I would sit in a camp chair staring at the amazing sky. They also have a hide overlooking the dam, so when any wildlife comes to drink you get a first class view! Only downside is we wish we had booked an extra night! Didn't want to leave. We will certainly be back. Thanks to everyone at Black Rhino for such a great, relaxing time.
"Good value for money and a good experience too!"
05/09/14 tangotangocharlie Bangor County Down
My wife and I stayed here for a two night break travelling up from Joburg. We had 2 evening and 2 early morning game drives. We did see plenty of elephant, giraffes, wildebeest etc but no lion despite thorough attempts by our guide Ruan, Having spent time on the Masai Mara we were not too disappointed but others should be aware that lion as well as leopard are rare in this private area. Also much of the area is close to public roads and fenced in farm area. Lodge itself was excellent and spacey with bathroom and showers as interesting as others have commented. Wi-fi was rather weak unless you placed yourself by the router at the bar. Food was OK but not much more. Breakfast was probably the highlight especially after a game drive. Lunch and dinner were buffets and there is a limit to how much interest one can have in a buffet time after time. Staff at the Black Rhino were excellent - friendly, efficient and cheerful. Overall a good experience and we would go back.
"Fun, relaxed game viewing"
05/08/14 Nina S Johannesburg, South Africa
The Black Rhino Lodge is definitely worth a visit. The staff is friendly, food was nice and the rooms are big!! I especially enjoyed the shower outside in the sun! We saw lots of animals during our game drive, unfortunately no cats, except for some lions very far away… But we had the pleasure of having the manager of the lodge as our ranger. He was knowledgable, fun, relaxed and very friendly. We enjoyed every game drive! The waterhole by the common restaurant area is also nice.
"Good Value Lodge close to Johannesburg"
05/04/14 Africa_Travels Johannesburg, South Africa
Spend two nights at the Black Rhino lodge late April. Been to several of the Pilansberg lodges previously, but no to the relatively new private concession part. The lodge is reasonably new, indeed our chalet (No 18) seems to have just been finished. There was some landscaping still to be done. There was no view of a waterhole from the chalet, so it was a little drab. The main lodge is set around a waterhole where we had different types of game, including elephants come to drink. The lodge is fenced so you can move about freely, but then it doesn't have the tickle of an unfenced place. Food was buffet style and ok, but not great. Staff were all very friendly and professional. Game activities varied from very quite to very memorable which I guess is part of the deal. We swapped the drive one morning for a game walk and that was well worth it. Was pleasantly surprised when the game walk was not charged extra. Whilst the Black Rhino concession is now part of the Pilansberg National Park you can not access the public areas of the park directly. One has to drive out, and back in at the nearest gate (Bakubung) which is a 40 minute trip each way. All in all a nice place. Not in the league of the super luxury lodges, but at the price we paid it really was a great deal and a nice weekend getaway.
04/15/14 Geoffrey D Namur
Nice lodge and ideal for a family. We were with a 4 years old and everything went smoothly. Rooms are gorgeous and Terrasse and service are nice. Food is not like a 5 stars hotel but simple and good, this is what you can expect in the middle of the bush :)
"Amazing experience - agree about the food"
04/06/14 John_England78 Southampton, United Kingdom
We stayed here for three nights in March, and I had the most fantastic time. The lodge was picturesque, the surroundings brilliant, and the watering hole behind the restaurant topped it off. The staff were friendly, and always keen to help us (we had a young baby). The game drives were inspiring, and we were lucky to have a pride of lions pass right next to us. Christine, our ranger rally made the difference for us, and is what set the difference beaten being a good, and a memorable experience. Next time we would go self catering, as there are some nice boma and braai areas and as some people have said the buffet is not everyone's cup of tea (the food was not poor though).
"Nice weekend getaway"
04/01/14 Christa E Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
Very nice for a quick weekend getaway - lovely, spacious rooms - loved the outdoor shower. Beautiful lodge, great service. Didn't see a lot on the game drives, but guides made every effort to keep it interesting. Wouldn't mind going back
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