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Guest Book

Anthony Holman
from Dover Heights, Australia
Outstanding property and host as well as excellent and friendly staff. Highly recommend
Chaya Isenberg
from Wesley Hills, NY, USA
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Thaba Lodge. The grounds are beautiful and spacious. The drives with Xander were so amazing. He has so much insight and knows all the best places to see the animals. We saw lots of amazing animals on our drive and we even saw Zebras at the pool. Marike was super sweet and helpful with everything we needed! We will definitely be visiting again.
Denise Venmore
from johannesburg
We had family visitors from Northern Ireland and wanted a special but private bush experience for us all. Thaba was just perfect. Spacious, private, beautiful bedrooms and private bathrooms, a communal area which consisted of two lounges, a dining area so big it was amazing (inside and outside), a bar and games area. For those not wanting to miss sports there were two large and well placed TVs. A private boma where we had stunning braais and which was so perfectly equipped that there was absolutely nothing missing. The pool area was a hit, comfy loungers and right at the boundary so a few buck often walked past. The staff were very friendly, pleasant and helpful and kept the place really tidy whilst we were there. What was extra special is that we could choose which times we wanted to go on game drives and for how long - a toddler of 3 was able to join us so we wanted the freedom of knowing we wouldn't be confined to other people's times. Thanks to Zander for lovely game drives. So many elephant and so many babies - devine. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a family or friends luxurious get away.

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+27 (0) 83 417 6405
Lodge 17
Black Rhino Reserve
Pilanesberg National Park
North West Province
South Africa
GPS Co-Ordinates:
Thaba Lodge:
Black Rhino Reserve Gate:


The rates are quoted for the WHOLE 10 sleeper lodge per night and NOT per person. Children over the age of 9 years are considered part of the max number of people accommodated in the lodge, while ALL guests irrespective of age count on the vehicle, max 10.

The lodge is only rented as a whole and for exclusive use. We do not rent out individual rooms. Rates are per night for the whole lodge, not per person.

Minimum 2 Nights per Booking.

Check in time is not before 14:00 and check out time is no later than 10:00.

2023 Rates

Sundays - Thursdays
R 12 500 per night
Fridays & Saturdays
R 15 500 per night
School & Public Holidays
R 15 500 per night

2024 Rates

Sundays - Thursdays
R 14 000 per night
Fridays & Saturdays
R 17 000 per night
School & Public Holidays
R 17 000 per night

Rates Include:

  • Maximum 10 Guests
  • 2 Complimentary Professionally Guided Game Drives per Day (weather permitting)
  • Daily Park Entrance and Conservation Fees
  • Coffee, tea, and bathroom amenities in the rooms
  • Fire wood
  • Serviced
  • Self-Catering (Catering can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Big 5 sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Credit Card, PayPal & International EFT payments will attract additional service fees and prices are subject to change

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From Pretoria/Johannesburg

GPS Co-Ordinates:

Take the N4 towards Rustenberg. Take the R556 turnoff to Sun City. Stay on the R556 and pass the entrance to Sun City on the right. Continue for 5.11 km to the 4-way STOP in Ledig village, turn right at the intersection (onto the R565) in the direction of Derdepoort. Continue on this road for approximately 27 km through Ruighoek village (beware of potholes and stray animals) until you see the thatched Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on the right. Sign in at the gate and either request a pickup from the gate if you do not want to drive your car on the dirt roads and we will come and collect you, or drive directly to the lodge (number 17). A normal sedan car should be able to reach Thaba Lodge without a problem.

Big 5

Private Big 5
Black Rhino
Game Reserve
Big 5

Bush Lodge
Big 5

Situated in
a Private
Game Reserve
Big 5

Two and a half
hours from

Thaba Lodge

Thaba Lodge is situated in the Black Rhino Reserve, which is a private concession, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North Western side. There are no fences between the main park and this concession and animals roam freely between the 2 areas. This lower lying area of the reserve has sweet veld vegetation which complements the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld. This type of habitat carries a wide variety of game species. Sightings of elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, lion, cheetah, leopard, brown hyena, blackbacked jackal, serval, genet and caracal are highlights, while many antelope species, giraffe, zebra and primates such as baboons and vervet monkeys are often seen. This area also lends itself to excellent birding, especially in the summer months, because the reserve is situated in a transitional area between the Kalahari and the lowveld.

The Pilanesberg National Park comprises 55 000 Hectares and borders the Sun City entertainment complex. The most remarkable feature of this destination is the 1200 million-year old volcano crater with Mankwe Dam in the centre. The reserve is one of the most beautiful parks in South Africa because of the many mountains that provide scenic backdrops to the savannah.

The Park offers a number of wonderful picnic spots and numerous hides for game and bird watching. In addition to the complimentary professionally guided game drives in an open safari vehicle provided by Thaba Lodge, hot air balloon safaris and interpretive bush walks can also be arranged.