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Zac Fabian
from Bréau
18-02-2020
Our stay at Thaba Lodge was my first real experience of the African bush and while I hoped very much to catch a glimpse of some of its wildlife I never expected to see SO much! Within the first drive we had already seen 4 of the big five and seemed to see new species of megafauna every day, some which I didn't even know existed. We also got to see plenty of exotic birds, reptiles and flora. All this while staying in a pristine lodge.

Thanks very much to Sandy and John but also Zander, the very helpful park ranger and our guide, and Marike for making a great experience possible.
Ingrid Fabian
from Breau-et-Salagosse
16-02-2020
I came to Thaba Lodge with the vague hope that my two grown children would get a brief taste of the African bush & sight a handful of animals in their natural habitat
Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine seeing a cheetah mother with her 4 cubs, a lone black rhino, a host of white rhino, young male lions showing affection, a teeny baby elephant with family, a crocodile towing a dead baby hippo, a lioness strolling down a dust track in broad daylight .... & la pièce de résistance ... an elusive male leopard posing on a rock as if just for us!

All this against a backdrop of luxuriously appointed & spacious accommodation, comfy & blanketed landrover drives, hot coffee & rusks at dawn, icy cold beer & biltong at dusk. There is nothing more that a South Aftican living in France could wish for :)

It was a superb 4 days. A huge thanks to Sandy & John for allowing us the privilege of sharing time in this magical place. Treasured memories!
Rob Turner
from Johannesburg
09-09-2019
Good afternoon Sandy.

All in all it was an absolutely fabulous weekend. My in-laws are shareholders in lodge 20 so I am a frequent visitor. What I really appreciated was Zander’s willingness to take us on game drives. I have heard that some lodges don’t like going into the park as it’s too long a drive. Zander on the other hand was thrilled to take us into the park and we had a great 6 hour drive on Saturday.

In terms of the lodge, I loved it. The layout was fantastic, the huge bar fridge a great relief. In addition the constant supply of ice and the walk in fridge made it very easy to self-cater. All facilities were in great condition from the quality of the kitchen knives, to the size of the wine glasses (large which is great), to the weber braai on the deck to the various braai grids in the boma to the quality of the bedrooms. All outstanding. If there was one thing I would do if I owned it, it would be to put a bit more wind shelter around the boma. It was a windy weekend and on Friday we did get blown away with the smoke from the fire.

All in all, I loved the lodge. I will most certainly return

Many thanks and please pass on our compliments to Zander and his team.

Regards

Rob

Contact Us

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


Rates

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.


2020 Rates

Sundays - Thursdays
R 12 650 per night
Fridays & Saturdays
R 16 000 per night
School & Public Holidays
R 16 500 per night

2021 Rates

Sundays - Thursdays
R 13 300 per night
Fridays & Saturdays
R 16 800 per night
School & Public Holidays
R 17 400 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
  • Big 5 sightings cannot be guaranteed
  • Credit Card & PayPal payments will attract additional service fees and prices are subject to change

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Directions

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.

About

Thaba lodge is a self‐catering, private luxury safari lodge situated in the malaria free Black Rhino Reserve, a private concession in the wilderness area of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa. A mere two to three hours drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria and, only 20 minutes drive from the Sun City complex, Thaba Lodge is conveniently situated to these major centres. Guests staying in the private Black Rhino Reserve have exclusive use of this concession, while also being permitted to drive in open guided safari vehicles in the main Pilanesberg Reserve. No off-road driving is permitted.

Thatched Thaba Lodge is an exclusive use lodge which sleeps 10 people sharing in 5 beautifully designed and fitted, individual, air-conditioned suites. Two of the suites are inter‐leading to cater for families with small children. No expense has been spared in providing superior quality cotton linen and other furnishings. Each suite has its own tea and coffee making facility, a bar fridge and safe. A double shower and double hand basins complement the beautiful bath in the en-suite bathrooms.

The enormous double volume main entertainment area comprises a fully fitted open plan kitchen with walk-in fridge, ample freezer space, scullery with dishwasher, dining area, casual lounge with flat screen TV (DSTV), reading lounge with library, pub (which guests self-stock) with an ice-making machine and drinks fridge, pool table, and a wonderful veranda with a gas Weber braai/barbeque, and spectacular views of the mountain (Thaba) after which the lodge is named.

Beautiful fireplaces allow for cozy winter evenings. The lodge has a splash pool and sun deck, boma with outdoor wood braai/barbeque area, an elevated viewing deck, and is surrounded by a non‐intrusive electrified fence to keep guests safe from the big 5 which are regularly spotted in the area. A small waterhole often attracts animals and birds for our guests viewing pleasure.

There is cellphone coverage at the lodge, as well as limited complimentary WIFI.

Self‐catering allows guests to create their own meals with ingredients of their choice. The lodge is serviced by 2 maids and a gardener. The lodge is managed by Zander and Marike, both qualified FGASA game rangers, who live on site, and are there to assist as necessary, and to take guests on game drives in our open safari vehicle twice a day, included in the daily rate.

Thaba Lodge is perfect for small groups and families.

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