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Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This trip exceeded all our expectations. We received a very warm welcome and the lodges were beautiful and comfortable. The lodge is small (Max 10 guests) so you really get a very personal touch and are made to feel 'part of the family'. the kids loved chatting to the staff who made us all feel very special. We didn't realize...

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Deon S, Owner at Pilanesberg Private Lodge, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed it. You really had remarkable sightings.Thanks for the amazing pictures and review.We trust we see you again in future.

Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Everything about this place is perfect from the accommodation, meals, staff, the lodge and the setting. The lodge is set up so that all guests are able to go on game rides if they wish - no need to book a place as there is always one available. Game rides were perfect with Garrod the best guide ever providing information...

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Deon S, Owner at Pilanesberg Private Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review.Glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you back soon

Columbia, Missouri
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Pilanesberg Private Lodge exceeded all my expectations. The lodging was incredible, the food was heavenly, and the animals were breath-taking. The private chalets are kept in mint condition and have great features like outdoor showers and double sinks. The main lodge is a creative mix of Pilanesberg wilderness (animal décor) and modern features (big screen TV, full bar). The watering...

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Austin
Reviewed 4 August 2016

The PPL owner and staff exceeded our expectations--professional, knowledgeable, kind!!! The property was perfect for our mother/daughter experience (2 friends also stayed in a separate chalet). The food was gourmet--every day, plus we had no idea that South African wine would be such a treat--loved it! The game drives & bush walk--we do not have enough words to describe our...

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Whakatane, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Four of the most amazing days of my travelling life. I cannot find fault with this accommodation/experience. They arranged reasonable price transfers, were more than welcoming and seemed to make sure everyone was happy. Our particular ranger guide Jarod was just brilliant and Enpu the chef created great food and good sizes portions of it. Heard later on that other...

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I was staying in South Africa for some time and wanted to spend some time on safari. I chose this lodge and certainly haven't regretted it. Jarrod the ranger was brilliant, my room was nice (I saw a fair amount of animals when i was laid in bed) and the drives were amazingly successful. I have to say if you're...

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Quatre Bornes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The place is wonderful. We took one of the drivers and a safari bus. Saw the different animals. You can also take your own vehicule ans drive in. Sun city is not far off. So you can easily reach. Food was good at rhe resto. Absolutely enjoyable

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I can't praise the staff at Pilanesberg Private Lodge enough! They organised my group of 14 across 2 different lodges, feeding us and sorting out our transport to and from the lodge. Everyone keeps saying what a great time they had. The Brits all say it's one of the best times they have ever had! It was such a wonderful...

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the netherlands
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The lodge is one of the cheapest in the Black Rhino Reserve. Fine rooms and bed and a quiet location. Food average. Why should you pay more? The game viewing is the same for everyone. The first day we had luck with the game. The second day was more difficult. Of course you never know what you will come across...

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2016

Very friendly welcome. Food was great, a young chef who should be proud of himself. We had 2 really great trips out and saw 2 lions hunting buffalo on the 2nd outing in the early morning. The lodge was very comfortable, goodnights sleep kin a very comfortable bed. It was a short stay but really enjoyed it.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Private luxury safari lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park.Game drives are conducted by our qualified ranger in an open safari vehicle.Guests stay in 5 seperate sleeping units.Each unit has a king size bed,air conditioner,ceiling fan,en suite bathroom,private patio,rock bath and indoor and outdoor shower.The lodge enjoys spectacular views accross the Pilanesberg mountain range.A waterhole infront of the lodge attracts numerous animals like elephant,rhino(black and white) as well as plenty of plains game.Lion and leopard have been seen drinking infront of the lodge as well.We also offer walking safaris from the lodge which are conducted by Nare walking safaris. ... more   less 

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Address: Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: £246 - £276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for a room that overlooks the waterhole”
 of 5 bubbles SootyNZ, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rhino and Elephant rooms are closest to the watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles , 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rhino and elephant over look the watering hole.”
 of 5 bubbles alexichom, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Rhino overlooks the watering hole”
 of 5 bubbles MartynB1, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had the Rhino room, with view on the drinking area for the animals.”
 of 5 bubbles David752014, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
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