"Perfect for weekend getaway"
Not too far from Johannesburg so perfect for a weekend getaway. Very relaxing main lodge (a rhino wandered up to the watering hole off the main deck - no lie), and the individual cabins provide the character of an elegant country retreat. Hospitality of staff (hotel and included game drives) was great.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel to see Pilanesberg National Park"
Phillip our guide was knowledgeable and took the time to help us discover the many hidden treasures of the park.Genuine Expedia guest review
เป็นประสบการณ์ที่เต็มอิ่มและคุ้มค่ามากที่เลือกพักที่นี่ เพราะ ห้องพักสวยงาม เตียงนอนสบาย อาหารอร่อย พนักงานเอาใจใส่ดูแลเป็นอย่างดี ที่สำคัญพาออกรอบ Game Drive ทั้งเช้า และเย็น โดยช่วงเช้าใช้เวลา 4 ชั่วโมง (6.00 - 10.00) ช่วงเย็น 3 ชั่วโมง ( 16.30 -18.30 )Genuine Expedia guest review
"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
03/20/15 IwanHattingh Pretoria, South Africa
We stayed only 1 night, but it was well worth it. We arrived too early for check-in, and we were taken to the outside lounge with our welcome drinks, and drinks orders were taken. A while later our lunch orders were taken, and we were seated for a very good lunch. Our room was incredible. We really didn't expect the room to be that large, and comfortable as well. The bed was perfect, and I don't often fit on many beds being 2m tall. We had even had a very welcome visit from a Lesser Bushbaby in our room, which was excellent, because we had never even seen a Bushbaby in Pilanesberg. The game drives were also excellent. Black Rhino operates mostly on their own private-concession roads, meaning the sightings are controlled on not overcrowded. Johan was our ranger, and he was definitely by far the best guide we've ever had. Not many guides can keep me interested when they stop and tell me about "mundane" things like trees, but I learnt a lot from him, and he had many stories and fun facts to keep us well entertained. The game was also excellent, as we had good lion, rhino, and elephant sightings. We also managed to follow a Brown Hyena in the road for quite some time, which was exciting as it was the first time i'd ever seen a Brown Hyena before, despite many attempts in Pilanesberg. We were incredibly impressed with Johan, and from what we've heard all of the guides are up to the same standard. In summary: The meals were really good, the room was exceptional, the drives were fantastic. It felt like Sabi Sands luxury, at Pilanesberg prices. I would easily go back.
"Great stay at Bklack Rhino!!!!"
03/15/15 AsteraBansko Bansko, Bulgaria
The Lodge is our most wonderfull experience in South Africa. We have 2 nights stay and think is used to be like a paradise. We habe been warm welcomed from the stuff and they had personal and professional attitude to us throughout our stay. I would like to express our special thanks to our game driver Johann for the incredible experience. We will recomend the Lodge to all potential travellers from Bulgaria.
"Great Small lodge, great game drives"
03/14/15 Krythia E Sydney, Australia
The lodge was just the right size for us. The tariff included all meals and two game drives a day. Whilst the meals were average and did not seem to accommodate a gluten free diet the rangers who took us on game drives made up for it. They were so knowledgeable and helpful and managed to find animals that we certainly wouldn't have found if we drove round ourselves. The vehicles which carried 9 people were also great for viewing. Whilst the lodge staff were trying to be helpful they didn't seem to have the skills or knowledge to do their job. We were never given a wine list at dinner. The wait staff didn't seem to know what was being served. I found this a bit off putting as well as their over friendliness which appeared a bit robotic. All in all we had a great stay. The room had everything including a sitting area and air conditioning which was much needed. The swimming pools are in fact plunge pools. Worth staying here despite the downsides as you will get a really nice experience. No groups or tour groups.
"Great location, excellent staff"
03/14/15 Kopstamp London
The lodge has a good position within the Black Rhino reserve with a large waterhole that attracts a variety of animals. I saw Rhino, Elephant, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest and Impala from the lodge during my 2 night stay. Spend some time reading a book outside the main lodge near the waterhole, between games drives, and you'll definitely see some animals. The staff were very friendly, always available and professional. Food was very good and plentiful.
"A bush lovers dream..."
03/09/15 Bruce M
Arriving at Black Rhino Game Lodge we were welcomed by smiling helpful staff as well as a refreshing cocktail. Everything was explained to us and we were told to relax straight away. Our room was beautiful and looked out onto a sparkling pool and the bush. Even with the fences we felt like we were right in the bush just waiting for a animal to come visit. The staff really went above and beyond with whatever we needed even making us a cocktail they did not know and making it perfectly. A special thank you goes to Spencer who really looked after us and made us feel very spoilt. The two game drives a day were spectacular and our ranger Ruan was fantastic. He answered all our questions and was amazing to watch how he tracked the animals. Our first sighting was a breeding herd of elephants swimming and playing in the dam. Seeing baby elephants play just like children brought tears to my eyes, this we will never forget. The next day we watched a mother lioness with all her cubs at the waterhole playing with a tortoise. On top of this we also saw rhino, jackel, wildebeest, kudu, impala, hyena and a wide variety of bird life. The evening sun downer and morning coffee spots were breathtaking. Thank you Ruan. For the bush lovers that we are Black Rhino lodge was the ideal place to relax, be pampered and be surrounded by what we love. As a couple away from our children it was very romantic and a great place to reconnect with each other. A huge huge thank you too all the staff, but especially to Michelle, Matthew, Spencer and Ruan. We have very special memories and met incredible people. We will definitely be going back as soon as we can!!
"Excellent stay in the middle of the nature"
03/07/15 Silvesteri Finland
I traveled with a group and stayed at Black Rhino for two nights. Hotel is nice and clean. Staff is very helpful at all times and made me feel most welcome. Quality of food is superb, selection is vast not forgetting vegetarians. Rooms are huge and cosy, mine was facing to the wood, which was nice. We had three safari drives which were just great! It is not self-evident to see animals emerging from the bushes continuously and one should remember that this is nature, not a zoo... However, we were lucky to see lots of animals from lions to rhinos. Our guide Johan was a real gem. He has deep knowledge just about everything regarding animals and he is happy to share information. I recommend Black Rhino without hesitations!
03/01/15 Timlanzon Perth
My friend and I were recommended this lodge as a great place to soak up the wonders of South Africa and we were not disappointed. Firstly, the staff are so friendly. Anything you need or want from the moment you arrive is offered to you. I was shocked as to how polite every member of staff could be. Then there was the food - wow - so fantastic. Each meal was better than the last and we were even treated to a traditional bri, African drums and even a fire show (see pics). But, the star of the whole show was our guide, Johan who took us on two safaris per day. He knew everything there was to know about animals in Africa. He was polite, friendly and also quite easy on the eyes! I would 100% recommend this location to couples, friends or family. A MUST do in J Burg!
"LynneC-Jbg "Amazing Weekend at Black Rhino""
03/01/15 LCarter2015 Johannesburg, South Africa
My husband booked this weekend to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary! Our Ranger, Johan was extremely knowledgeable and we enjoyed all 4 of our game drives with wonderful sightings of elephants, rhinos, buffalo and 2 lionesses and 3 cubs on Sunday morning (not forgetting the Civet). The lodge staff are exceptionally accommodating and friendly (nothing is too much trouble). The room was spacious and private (loved the outside shower), variety of food was excellent and Saturday evening in the boma was most enjoyable - drums and fire dancing were the entertainment with KG and Spencer. This was our first experience of the Pilanesberg and we will definitely be back..........
"Wonderful stay at Black Rhino"
02/18/15 Katja_DC Bern, Switzerland
We stayed at the lodge for two nights with our children (1.5 and 3 years) and had an excellent stay (beautiful, huge room, delicious snacks and food, great service). Even though children were not allowed on regular game drives, we were offered kiddies drives every day after breakfast. Due to the great location though, the little ones were already able to observe impalas, zebras and herds of elephants with babies taking baths and drinking right from the garden! When we had to go to a clinic on our very first night with an emergency, one of the rangers accompanied us and spend his entire evening helping us! They all were very kids-friendly, playing with the children, carrying them around and we were able to order dinner for them at any time from a children's menu since the regular dinner was quite late. We would go back tomorrow and therefore highly recommend the lodge, especially if you are travelling with children!
"Safaris are great hotel is ok"
02/08/15 MikeWolfRealtor San Diego, California
We stayed at the Black rhino lodge in January for a trip to south Africa and this was part of our Safari leg. This safari park was excellent in terms of the safaris in the hotel was okay. The staff were very nice and accommodating. The rooms are spacious and large, the food was pretty good. We went to a different game reserve after this one and compared to that the black rhino lodge is definitely not a five star accommodation. I'm not taking anything away from our experience at the Black rhino but after comparing it to a truly five-star accommodations you realize the details that are missed. What made up for it was the diversityand quality of the Safari drives. Our guide Patrick was fantastic, knowledgeable and made for an excellent experience. We would recommend the black rhino lodge, but always know you get what you pay for
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