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Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality South Africa
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#11 of 19 Speciality lodging in Pilanesberg National Park
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Imagine your very own piece of safari solitude. A place for you to enjoy with a group of friends, family and loved ones, on your own time and at your own pace – welcome to Thutlwa Safari Lodge.
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Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality South Africa
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Safari689035 wrote a review 08 Apr
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Lovely lodge with excellent facilities and an incredible staff - it's a treat. The big five got a bit tedious but if you are a bird lover - good news eventually the rest of the vehicle will get bored of the never ending stream of big five things and stop sighing when you ask to stop for a bird. Some of them will even start to take an interest. The flora is also awesome (the Tamboti forests in particular). Apparently the geology is important - I thought it rocked. Fantastic lodge
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Robert Bernatzeder, Marketing at Thutlwa Safari Lodge
Responded 3 days ago
Hi there, Thank you so much for the lovely feedback! We are thrilled that you had good sightings and that your friends started to take interest in the birdlife ;) We also feel that the region has so much to offer from all perspectives and we are glad that you were able to experience that. We hope to host you again in future. All the best, Roanna
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Valona K wrote a review Mar 2021
Oranjeville, South Africa1 contribution
We had a fantastic stay at Thlutlwa Safari Lodge in the Black Rhino. 5 Star accommodation the Rooms are beautiful and very spacious . Friendly staff and our Guide Dian and Vickie are amazing .I would definitely recommend This Lodge. Saw the Big 5 And would love to go there again.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Robert Bernatzeder, Marketing at Thutlwa Safari Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear Mr and Mrs Kemmey, Thank you for your kind feedback. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay at the Lodge. Dian and Vickie are so passionate about showing guests the bush and we are glad that this showed during your stay. We hope to host you again in future. Kind regards, Roanna Bernatzeder (Owner)
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Herbie S wrote a review Sep 2020
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My family and I spent an extended weekend at Thutlwa in Black Rhino. We had a wonderful break after the 6 month Covid lockdown. As regular game reserve visitors, we were not disappointed. Dian our ranger, and Vicky, the lodge manager, ensured that our safety and comfort were paramount. Our game viewing experience was excellent, topped by spending time with a family of 5 cheetah. We certainly will return.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Barbara C wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had a great time. We were a familiy of 8 adults and 2 children and we enjoyed the stay tremendously. Dian and Vickie were amazing and were always at hand. The facilities are more than comfortable, with a luxurious feeling, and we enjoyed every minute of it. The lodge is well equipped with anything you could possibly need (and some more) for self catering, including some appliances you probably won't need. Not joking.. we could even bake muffins. We loved it and we'll make sure to recommend it to friends and family!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Roanna V, Owner at Thutlwa Safari Lodge
Responded 06 Mar 2020
Dear BabaraC Thank you for your review of the lodge and we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay! I’m also glad that you made full use of the facilities - fresh muffins at breakfast or on a game drive are delicious!! ;) I’ll be sure to pass on the compliment to Dian & Vickie, too. They will be thrilled. All of the best, Roanna
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Harold F wrote a review Mar 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa24 contributions1 helpful vote
If you've ever dreamt of having a whole safari lodge in a beautiful park for yourself then Thutlwa is THE place to stay for 8 people. Situated in the Black Rhino Reserve as part of the Pilanesberg National Park Thutlwa is a self-catering lodge. This is high-end self-catering as the lodge provides everything you need - not a single item is missing. So catering for yourself in this exquisite lodge with a very well equipped and large kitchen with dining table, a TV-lounge (not that this is really needed in the bush!!), a reading, a relaxing lounge and an additional bar area (which obviously needs to be managed and "filled" by yourself and you can store all the drinks in all sorts of different fridges): all in the main building. The pool is nicely situated in front of the main building (is also well maintained) and supplements the outside area with a private Boma, Braai and outside kitchen, an outside dinner area with a large table fitting 10 people, outside lounge area and wood fired hot tub! Another highlight for sure is the private water hole which is monitored by a camera with activities transfered to the bar area on a separate screen (so you are always aware if and what is going on outside at the water hole). The 4 separate lodges (bedrooms) which are situated within easy walking distance from the main building are enormously large, stunningly equipped (with all the items you can ever think of), beautiful and spacious in- and outside showers/baths. The environment is very well maintained and clean. Another piece adding to this "wish come true": you have your own guide and can manage safaris as you like. The current ranger (Deon) and his wife Vicky are a fantastic couple and manage the lodge exclusively well! No worries about cleaning: the onsite staff do an amazing job! So in short: in case you are in for a "private safari" this is THE place to go to!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The entire lodge is yours so you can pick out of 4 separate, identical lodges/rooms
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Response from Roanna V, Owner at Thutlwa Safari Lodge
Responded 04 Mar 2020
Dear Harold, Thank you for your such kind words! We are over-the-moon that you found your stay and the facilities enjoyable. It is of utmost importance to us that our guests feel like the lodge acts as their home-away-from-home in the bush and I am so glad that this was your experience. We certainly hope to see you again in future. All the best, Roanna
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South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMoses Kotane Local MunicipalityPilanesberg National Park
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thutlwa Safari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Thutlwa Safari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Thutlwa Safari Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Thutlwa Safari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thutlwa Safari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Thutlwa Safari Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.