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Stand 2, Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality 7130 South Africa
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#2 of 20 Specialty lodging in Pilanesberg National Park
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Tucked into a wooded hillside you'll find five individual, luxury suites which affords the privacy of home, while the main lodge, run on Italian hospitality, ensures you are very well taken care of. Lush is set on Black Rhino Game Reserve – a private concession within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Outdoor fireplace
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Private pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Shuttle bus service
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Bottled water
Minibar
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Non-smoking rooms
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Afrikaans

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Stand 2, Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality 7130 South Africa
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Pilansberg Airport26 kmSee all flights
Lanseria Airport128 kmSee all flights
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Janine wrote a review 09 Aug
London, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
Simply cannot fault this 6 room hideaway. Staff friendly but discreet. Room was superb, beautiful white crisp linen & fabulous products. View from room 5 amazing:) with its own pool. Food was great and good selection of complimentary wines. Herman took us on 2 drives. Wow.. saw all the big five and he was SO informed. Thank you & we will be back
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you so much for your feedback Janine, we are so thrilled that you loved your stay at Lush! We hope to see you soon again.
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Kir wrote a review 08 Aug
Johannesburg, South Africa300 contributions84 helpful votes
We stayed at Lush in July 2021 and it was phenomenal. It is such a treat to stay at a small lodge away from crowds. Every single staff member was friendly, professional and put a smile on our faces. The food is fabulous and we ate in a different setting every day. The decor is stunning and the attention to detail superb. We got hot water bottles and warm ponchos and stopped for amarula coffee and yoghurt on our morning game drives. The afternoon drives included a lovely spread of cheese, cold meats and olives for sundowners. We also got engaged at lush and the staff helped my fiancé plan the proposal, took professional photographs and set up a private dinner on our patio when we returned to the lodge. They even set up a bath with candles and bubbly and a hand written congratulations card. It was so amazing that we are returning for our honeymoon in October!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 4 days ago
Thank you so much for your beautiful review, we really appreciate it. We are honoured to have been a part of your engagement, and we look forward to your return for your honeymoon!
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Will wrote a review Jul 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
From the warm welcome by Gloria to the incredible breadth of knowledge that Boris shared with us on game drives to the friendly staff who were always on hand to help, we just couldn’t have had a better time. Worth every cent. One of the best bush experiences we have ever had!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an amazing experience. Please visit us again as soon as you can!
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Quazzimodo wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
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What a truly amazing experience. A great break away from the hustle and bustle. Leana, Trevor, Herman, Mari, Andrew truly look after your every need. Well worth the price and exceptional food. We will be back. Hidden on the Black Rhino reserve, if it is peace and quiet you need, this is the right ace. With staff catering to your every need.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your heartfelt feedback with us! We really appreciate your review, and we hope to see you again in the future.
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Rick J wrote a review Jul 2022
Winchester, United Kingdom401 contributions117 helpful votes
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From our arrival to our departure, we could not have asked for more! The attention to detail and most importantly unbelievable location and personality from the whole team was sublime. Our room is as incredible with everything thought through. The lovely food kept coming … and we were treated to various experiences including a fire pit / BBQ and dinner in the Italian wine cellar. But we were there for the safari and my gosh what a personable experience this was. Boris our Bushman and guide was extraordinary. His passion and knowledge made our trip. We brought fun and energy as two couples, and he brought his love and sheer experience to make a perfect partnership - we could not wait to get up early in the morning and get ready in the afternoon for our trips out. The drive and comfort whilst taking in breathtaking views of the terrain coupled with explanations not only of the wildlife, but fauna, topography and even astronomy was brilliant. Trying to explain our experience is impossible, up there with one of our trips of a life time. Thanks to Gloria and her team for their hospitality, I commend this place to everyone. Thank you to Lush 🙏
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 04 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your stunning review! We are so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in future!
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380meg wrote a review Jun 2022
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An incredible overall experience,lodge staff caring attentive and friendly. Nothing was to much trouble. Game drives a great experience. Rooms large and all our needs met, meals tasty and varied. Well worth a visit.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 04 Jul 2022
Thank you so much! We appreciate your review, and hope to see you again soon!
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Jennifer H wrote a review Apr 2022
Midlothian6 contributions5 helpful votes
After about a 3 hour drive from JNB, we arrived at the lodge to the sight of the staff (Suzanna, Gloria & Andrew) gathered in the driveway waving to us with cold drinks in hand as well as warm washcloths. Our luggage was whisked away and we were led on a quick tour of the grounds and then our suite. This place is seriously amazing! So well thought out and designed. I can't even begin to describe the level of service. You'd have thought we were royalty. It's very intimate - currently only 5 suites with 2 people max to a suite. We stayed for 5 nights and it was all couples (some were honeymooners). Seems like most stay for 3-4 nights but some only 1 or 2 nights. Our suite was huge, well-designed, very comfortable and spotless. They serviced the room 3 times a day! Our days went like this: 5am wakeup knock on the door, 5:15am quick breakfast, 5:30-10am game drive, 1:30-2:30pm lunch, 3:30pm afternoon tea, 4-7pm afternoon game drive, 7:30pm dinner. The bed was the biggest king-size bed I've ever seen and every amenity from the sheets & duvet to towels to rugs to bathrobes were the most luxurious. The food was also amazing....and endless. We brought a few snacks from home and never touched a one. Every night, dinner was set up in a different location. One night out on our deck next to our private plunge pool! Another night was in their amazing wine cellar. Every night was special and unique. However it was our guide BORIS that really made our trip spectacular! He is so knowledgeable and passionate and willing to share his enthusiasm. He also could spot a herd of zebras literally a mile away while driving 40kms down a bumpy 4x4 muddy path! We had incredible up-close encounters with giraffe, zebra, kudu, impala, rhinos, buffalo, warthogs, tons of birds, a very pregnant lioness (a testament of Boris's expert tracking ability), and elephants (including spending time with the oldest elephant in the park and one almost too close encounter!) and many more. Thankfully the hippos we saw were not up-close encounters. Because the lodge is small, there are only 6 guests max in a game drive vehicle but most days we only had 4 and twice it was only the 2 of us. We spent more than 40 hours over the course of 9 drives/5 days and LOVED every minute of it. We saw 4 of the big 5. Missed seeing the 5th (leopard) but apparently one was spotted the morning we were leaving. A little sad to have missed that but wouldn't change one minute of our special time with Boris or at Lush for anything! If you are thinking about visiting, do it! You won't regret it. These folks go out of their way to make sure you are happy and well taken care of. All the staff were smiling and genuinely delighted to be assisting. We are well traveled and this was the best overall experience we've encountered so far. And it will be hard to top. Superb job Lush! Thanks for an incredible experience. We have never gone back to the same place twice but would definitely come back home to Lush. Until we meet again - Jennifer & Jeff
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All of the free-standing suite locations are great, you can't go wrong with any of them.
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Responded 04 Jul 2022
Dear Jennifer & Jeff, thank you so much for sharing your review and Lush experience with us, we hope that you visit us many more times (so you can see a leopard!).
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Chris D wrote a review Apr 2022
London, United Kingdom2 contributions2 helpful votes
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Easily the best experience we have ever had. We visited for our honeymoon and the staff made everything so personal and welcomed us like they knew us already. Andrew, Gloria and Suzanna were all fantastic. Herman took us for our game drives and he was brilliant, very knowledgeable and if there was something you wanted to see he would do his best to find it. The rooms are fantastic and very relaxing after an early morning drive. If you are lucky enough to be there for the Boma or dinner in the wine cellar you will love it. We have already recommended Lush to family and friends and hope to visit again soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Warm clothes for early morning and evening drives are needed.
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Responded 04 Jul 2022
Thank you so much for your heartfelt review, we are delighted that you loved your stay at Lush! We hope to see you soon again.
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IceZebra99 wrote a review Mar 2022
Southampton, United Kingdom32 contributions26 helpful votes
This is the most incredible place on earth! From the first moment you arrive until the sad time you have to depart you are treated like royalty. The room was beautiful with a well stocked fridge. All the food was exceptional and every dinner an experience. One highlight was the private dinner where they had set up the table by our pool with little lanterns all around the decking, just stunning! Then the game drives, we had Herman looking after us who was awesome! He always got us to the right place at the right time to find the animals. A cheetah with her cubs, a rhino having a bath and a big male lion were just a few of the amazing sightings we got. He also stopped at breath taking look outs for the drinks breaks. The incredible views were enhanced with delicious snacks and refreshing beverages! The staff are so wonderful and caring, they made us feel so special. We cannot thank you all enough for the most outstanding honeymoon. We very much hope to return!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 04 Apr 2022
Thank you so much for your kind and heartfelt review! We trust you felt right at home. Hope to see you again!
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vavyna86 wrote a review Mar 2022
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
I wish there were more green dots than 5 to rate how great was our 2 days in Lush. From the place, stunning to the amazing food to the game drives. And what an amazing team: so kind, friendly, professional and hospitable. Special thanks to Boris who has been Super during the drives and very nice with us. An unforgettable experience : we will definitely come back. Thank you all.. you the best 😁😁😁
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 04 Apr 2022
Such a wonderful review! Thank you so much! It was absolutely lovely to host you at Lush and we cannot wait for your next visit!
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US$644 - US$705 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMoses Kotane Local MunicipalityPilanesberg National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lush Private Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Lush Private Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Nare Walking Safaris (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Lush Private Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Lush Private Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Lush Private Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lush Private Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lush Private Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Lush Private Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Lush Private Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Lush Private Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Lush Private Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Lush Private Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.