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Pilanesberg Private Lodge

Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality South Africa
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#11 of 16 lodges in Pilanesberg National Park
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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.
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Free parking
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Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
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Air conditioning
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Extra long beds
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English

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Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality South Africa
Pilanesberg Private Lodge
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Pilansberg Airport
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Lanseria Airport
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LynnSouthAfrica wrote a review Nov 2023
South Africa7 contributions
I had booked a weekend through the webpage. The booking confirmation listed 2 game drives per day were included in the package price as well as a few other things. But when we paid the balance of our booking we were told the game drives were not included. This meant we had to pay another R6000 on top of our original booking price. Although the lodge was lovely and they looked after my guests very well, this left a bad taste and spoiled my otherwise perfect weekend.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chris Ong wrote a review Oct 2023
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
My wife and I chose Pilanesberg Private Lodge for our 25th anniversary getaway and boy, did it hit the mark! From the get-go, the team here made us feel right at home with their warm welcomes and cool drinks. Our room was a comfy retreat with a cool outdoor shower, a bath, and aircon for the sunny afternoons. They even packed us some grub for the game drives! Speaking of game drives, our guide Karel was simply outstanding. His knack for nature and the way he shared stories about the animals, trees, and everything in-between was super engaging and full of detail. Not the normal information that you can google, but information based on what the animals were doing and why. It's clear he's in love with what he does and that just made our safaris in Black Rhino Reserve and Pilanesberg National Park all the more special. What really sealed the deal for us was the personal touch this place has. It's not your run-of-the-mill tourist spot – it’s quieter, less crowded, and feels a bit more exclusive. We got to see a bunch of animals up close, even a couple of lions and a black rhino! The meals were on point, and the two game drives each day kept us on our toes. Highly recommend Pilanesberg Private Lodge if you’re looking for a chill spot with a personal touch, good food, and some wild adventures. My wife and I flew all the way from Australia to celebrate our 25th anniversary at Pilanesberg Private Lodge, and we couldn't be happier with our choice.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Pilanesberg Private Deon Strydom, Owner at Pilanesberg Private Lodge
Responded 17 Oct 2023
Thanks so much for the positive feedback.So glad you enjoyed your stay with us.Congratulations once again with your 25 year anniversary.Special that we could be a part of it....Looking forward to your next visit in future.
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247Serendipity wrote a review Apr 2023
Pretoria, South Africa7 contributions5 helpful votes
What an exceptional experience. The beauty of the bush, unrivalled comfort and unstinting attention to one's every need and wish. Add to that brilliant, exciting and hugely informative game drives and wonderfully generous attention. Food was fantastic, amenities included a swimming pool, a gym, underground hide as well as expansive game viewing decks and so much more. Cannot wait to repeat our experience. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Phil C wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom37 contributions30 helpful votes
You will find more expensive lodges, and probably ones with fancier food. But there's something so fantastic about this place, and its mostly down to the atmosphere created by Petro and Hendrik. My final evening she gave us an impromptu fire-side lecture about the milky way as the southern stars slowly moved overhead and we nursed our after dinner drinks - as content as the well fed lions we could hear vocalising beyond the game fence - and the whole team that she leads in the lodge are capable, friendly and professional. The place is immaculately cleaned and the food is generous african old school...tho they were particularly accommodating for guests with dietary needs. Hendrik's game drives are the real highlight tho - his enthusiasm and good humour is infectious, and he seems to treat every drive like his first. We were dragged complaining from our beds brutally early one morning so we could have the perfect sunrise experience...and it was ! Then, before breakfast Hendrik had found us every single one of the 'Big 5'. I think he was more excited about that than we were. Just go!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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John E wrote a review Jan 2020
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I’ve just been to heaven. This is a place to come and remind yourself that there are still a few beautiful, tranquil places left to engage with nature, both animal and scenery. Truly soul cleansing. The lodge is run at a very high standard by Petro & Hendrik Nothing is too much trouble for them. Great food and hosts who are so knowledgeable. Hendrik took us out for afternoon and early morning game drives to see the wildlife on the reserve. His knowledge and passion for wildlife is extraordinary. We saw most of the big five plus many other interesting animals, birds and plants all in a stunning setting which added to the enjoyment of the stay. Of the many places I have visited on my fairly extensive travels, this is my definite favourite now. Something very spiritual happened to me on this visit. I will definitely be coming back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Marli Britz wrote a review Dec 2019
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We spent 2 days at Pilanesberg Private Lodge, and I wish that we had booked for a longer stay! Petro and Hendrik were gracious hosts, and went out of their way so accommodate our young children and elderly parents. The game drives were great, the food was excellent and the rooms were very comfortable and luxurious. The staff were friendly and helpful. The chef, Happy, makes a mean melktert! Even the rainy weather on the first day couldn’t spoil our quick getaway. Thanks again Deon, Petro and Hendrik.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Deon C wrote a review Dec 2019
Pretoria, South Africa4 contributions3 helpful votes
We had 2 wonderful nights at PPL. From the welcome to the farewell we were wonderfully looked after and pampered from start to finish. The meals were absolutely quality - served in the evenings outside around the fire pit...very special. Petro and Hendrik are wonderful hosts, going out of their way to make your stay memorable. The food was amazing, the game drives excellent, the rooms very comfortable. We had a wonderful time with Deon, family and friends - really felt welcome and at home!!! The lodge is beautiful and the staff is very helpful and friendly!!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Chris E. wrote a review Oct 2019
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We had an amazing experience at Pilanesberg Private Lodge that just kept on exceeding our expectations. Petro and Henrick are wonderful hosts, going out of their way to make your stay simply delightful. We were really pampered from start to finish. The food was amazing, the game drives excellent, the rooms very comfortable and clean. And oh my, that outdoor shower!! Glorious! Henrick is an enthusiastic and knowledgeable game driver and thanks to him we felt so lucky that we spotted so many animals! I can't find enough superlatives to describe how much we enjoyed it! It was simply a magical 2-day stay. Thanks Petro and Henrick for making it so special!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Martina K. wrote a review Mar 2019
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Being in ZA on business trip we searched for quiet place to rest over the weekend. Worked out excellent! Pilanesberg P. Lodge is a great place to relax, get excited about wild life and listen to the nature while watching the sky in the middle of the night and tasting great African wine.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Fred wrote a review Jan 2019
Cape Town, South Africa38 contributions4 helpful votes
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We spent our Easter weekend at this amazing place and it was truely an unforgettable experience. The setting and accommodation is magical. Special note to Petro and Hendrik who looked after us impeccably. Hendrick's ability to spot wildlife is truly a 6th sense! Our game drives were incredible and we even got to see two elephant bulls fight. For travellers interested to book, I would recommend booking directly with the venue. We booked with an agent who in turn used a tour operator and we realised afterwards that our rate was much higher than the rack rate.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
R 7,574 - R 8,700 (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 Pilanesberg Private Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Pilanesberg Private Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Pilanesberg Private Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Pilanesberg Private Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Pilanesberg Private Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Pilanesberg Private Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.