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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.


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.