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Tambuti Lodge

Lodge 15, Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality 0316 South Africa
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#1 of 16 lodges in Pilanesberg National Park
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Located in the north western side of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and only 33km from Sun City, this malaria free Big Five private game lodge is surrounded by the trees of an old Tambuti forest within the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Set in pristine African wilderness at the foot of an ancient volcanic crater, Tambuti Game Lodge offers guests an intimate and luxurious safari experience.The contemporary elegance at Tambuti Lodge is complemented by the excellent service and hospitality offered by the Tambuti Team.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Outdoor fireplace
Sun terrace
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Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

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Lodge 15, Black Rhino Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality 0316 South Africa
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Pilansberg Airport
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Laura L wrote a review Feb 2024
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This was a return visit to Tambuti Lodge after a wonderful family holiday last year and it was every bit as special as our first trip. Every aspect of the stay was 5 star luxury. The game drives were incredible - we saw so many animals and learnt so much from our guide, Ruan. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff so attentive. On our last evening, a very special romantic treat was arranged for us - a champagne dinner for two under the stars. This is truly an amazing place to stay and we will be coming back again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear lauralidd Thank you! We really appreciate the extra star and happily hand it over to our beautiful people who made your stay exceptional. We are so glad you loved your time with us again and do hope you will be back for more safari adventures.
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Birgitbach1012 wrote a review Feb 2024
Velbert, Germany1 contribution1 helpful vote
What a wonderful stay we had at this lodge! Very warm reception, the staff is exceptional! Our host Nolu was everywhere ready to assist us in all our needs! We had fantastic breakfast, high tea and dinners and really enjoyed sitting around the fire before dinner. The rooms are spacious and very clean. Days started and ended on game drives with great sightings and time inbetween was spent by the pool our golfing in nearby Lost City. We will certainly come back!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Birgitbach1012 Thank you for being such special guests, and for your kind review. We appreciate the personal recognition of all our team. We do hope you might join us again in the future. All the best
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Steven P wrote a review Jan 2024
4 contributions3 helpful votes
A wonderful place which feels like home. From a welcome fit for royalty to the feature comforts of home, this is a place we will definitely return to. Food is exquisite and the staff are super proud to share their amazing cuisine, with every dietary requirement catered to. The management hospitality is superb and as for our Guide, Martin, with his great sense of humour, we enjoyed eventful, joyous game drives with great animal viewings which even in the hail were fantastic. Thank you Team Tambuti Lodge for a great stay.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Dear StevenP3538, Thank you so much for a wonderful review. It was such a great pleasure to host and make you feel like royalty. A special thanks will be passed on to the Chefs for their exquisite food, Martin and the rest of the team for making your stay so memorable. We definitely cannot wait for your next visit. Thank you! Tambuti team
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Maynav G wrote a review Jan 2024
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We will never forget our stay at the Tambuti Lodge. From the moment Marcia greeted us at the door to the time we hugged her and Martin goodbye at the door, we loved every minute. The accommodations were exceptional. The food was delicious and offered unique flavors that represented the area. The staff was delightful. The common areas were beautiful and kept so clean. We enjoyed our nightly gatherings with the other guests at the bar. But, most of all, the safari rides with Martin stole the show. His knowledge of the reserve and the national park was unbelievable and his enthusiasm was so contagious. In our three night stay, we saw the big 5 and so much more. If we are able to go back to South Africa one day, the Tambuti Lodge will definitely be visited again. We are so grateful for having this experience and will hold it in our hearts forever.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 04 Jan 2024
Dear maynavg2020 Thank you very much for taking the time to write us such an awesome review. We really appreciate it. We are delighted to read that you had an unforgettable stay with us. I will certainly pass on your compliments to Marcia, Martin and the rest of the team. We will be thrilled to welcome you back to Tambuti Lodge during your next visit to South Africa. All the best from all of us at Tambuti Lodge
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Simoné wrote a review Jan 2024
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
Wonderful Christmas weekend. Accomodation is stunning and comfortable. The staff are friendly and go the extra mile. The chef was accomodating to dietery preferences and catered for items that we do not eat. Homey feeling while still being away.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 03 Jan 2024
Dear Paradise55178470183, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are very delighted that you chose to spend Christmas with us and that we made you feel at home. We always aim to go over and above for all our guests to ensure that they have the best experience with us, from the accommodation, the friendliness and the food. We will pass on a special thanks to all of them. Regards, Tambuti team
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nico-robben wrote a review Jan 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The entire Tambuti Lodge team provided an incredible experience for myself and my friends. The safari excursions were breathtaking and tailored to what we wanted to see, the accommodations were stellar, and the catering from the head chefs was EXCELLENT. I would recommend Tambuti to anyone taking a trip to South Africa.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 02 Jan 2024
Thank you so much. It was our absolute pleasure to ensure you have many unforgettable memories from your time at Tambuti Lodge. We look forward to your next visit and creating more special moments.
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Trail14197645954 wrote a review Jan 2024
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The team at Tambuti are exceptional with great gourmet meals, drinks and housekeeping services. They offer 2 safari rides per day and it is very well planned. We were elated to see all big 5 in one session (early morning - which is very rare). Kudos to Marcia- the Asst Manager, Martin - our safari guide and housekeeping & kitchen staff.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 03 Jan 2024
Dear Trail14197645954, Thank you for taking the time to write us such a great review. We are pleased that you had an exceptional service here in Tambuti, from the great gourmet meals, housekeeping and game drives. We will pass on a special thanks to Marcia, Martin and the rest of the staff. Regards, Tambuti team
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Pee A wrote a review Jan 2024
Chennai (Madras), India3 contributions2 helpful votes
Tambuti was a 5 star experience. From the time we arrived at the lodge we were treated to a highly personalized service. We were lucky enough to witness the Big 5 during our outings. The food served at the restaurant was gourmet. We are very thankful to the entire staff.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 03 Jan 2024
Dear Pearre, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review and for rating us 5 star. We do our best to give all our guests a highly personalized service, from the minute they arrive, the food, game drives and to the good byes. We will pass on a special thanks to the entire staff. Regards, Tambuti team
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Sheree R wrote a review Jan 2024
Moranbah, Australia29 contributions9 helpful votes
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We booked our Safari through Sandra at Traipsing Africa. We had an awesome time here. It was so personalised. Marcia who was the Manage there, was the "Shinning Jewel in the Crown" that is Tambuti. She made us feel totally at home, nothing was too much trouble. Such a pleasure to see everyday, with her wide beaming smile. The food was delicious and loads of it. Everyone there were super friendly and obliging. We do & will continue to recommend people to stay here.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 03 Jan 2024
Dear 694shereer, Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review. We are very pleased that you had an awesome and personalized time with us. We will pass on a special thanks to Marcia and all the staff members. Thank you for recommending Tambuti. Regards, Tambuti team
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Nathalie S wrote a review Dec 2023
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Tambuti Lodge in Pilanesberg exceeded all my expectations! Nestled in a serene setting, this lodge offers an authentic safari experience. The luxurious suites blend modern amenities with African charm, and Marsha's personalized service made me feel right at home. The game drives with Martin were extraordinary, he is a knowledgeable rangers guiding us through unforgettable wildlife encounters. The cuisine was a delightful fusion of flavors, and the lodge's commitment to sustainability is commendable. I've been in the industry for 20 years and could not fault anything. If you're seeking an unforgettable African safari, Tambuti Lodge is the perfect choice. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 11 Jan 2024
Dear P739NHnathalies What a heartwarming review. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and we are so pleased you loved your time at Tambuti Lodge. We always feel privileged to share this space and its wildlife with our guests. We will share the review with Marcia, Martin and the rest of the team. We do hope you can join us again in the future.
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PRICE RANGE
R 9,804 - R 11,218 (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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What are some of the property amenities at Tambuti Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Tambuti Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Tambuti Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Tambuti Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Tambuti Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Tambuti Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Tambuti Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Tambuti Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Is Tambuti Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.