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Buffalo Thorn Lodge
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
Self Catering Exclusive Use Lodge

Buffalo Thorn Lodge located within the Black Rhino Private Game Reserve, adjacent to the malaria free, Pilanesberg National Park is a Self Catering Lodge which is available for exclusive use by one group or family at a time.
The lodge is ideally located in the North West Province, approxsimately a two hour drive from Johannesburg and only 30kms from Sun City and part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park, an area spanning some 58 000 hectares.

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Buffalo Thorn Lodge at a Glance

  • Exclusive Self Catering Lodge
  • Accommodation – 5 Luxurious Chalets
    • 3 x Double or Twin Chalets
    • 2 x Family Chalets – Double or Twin with 2 single beds in loft
  • Maximum Guests – 10 (including children)
  • Children – Yes
  • Baby Cots – Yes, on request
  • Beds – King or Twin
  • All Linen (including bath and swimming towels) – Yes
  • Jacuzzi Bath – Yes
  • Showers – Indoor and Outdoor
  • Air conditioning – Yes
  • Room Fans – Yes
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities – Yes
  • Private Patios with Loungers – Yes
  • Electronic Safes – Yes
  • Mini Bar Fridge – Yes
  • Television with DSTV – Yes
  • Hairdryers – Yes
  • Bar with Fridge and Ice Machine – Yes
  • Dining Area – Yes
  • Outside Boma with fireplace – Yes
  • Braai Facilities – Yes, Open fire and/or gas
  • Lodge Swimming Pool  – Yes
  • Heated Jacuzzi – Yes
  • Home Theatre System – Yes
  • Flat Screen LCD with DSTV (Digital Satellite Television) – Yes
  • Pool Table – Yes
  • Fully Equipped and Serviced Kitchen – Yes
  • Fridge & Freezer – Yes
  • Microwave/Convection Oven – Yes
  • Modern 5 burner gas stove with electric oven – Yes
  • All cutlery and glassware – Yes
  • Dishwasher – Yes
  • Filter Coffee Machine – Yes
  • Power – 220v AC
  • Maximum number of guests on game viewing vehicle – 10

Buffalo Thorn Lodge has five luxuriously appointed chalets which can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. The lodge has to be booked out by a whole party at a time and a minimum stay of 2 nights is required. Guests will enjoy exclusive use of the lodge and staff who go out of their way to ensure that visitors make the most of their time in Pilanesberg.

Each of the free-standing chalets have air conditioning, king size double beds (or twin), private en-suite bathrooms each with a Jacuzzi bath as well as indoor and outdoor showers. Each accommodation unit also has a lounge and private deck with sun loungers. There are two family chalets each with a king size double bed (or twin) and two single beds in the loft ideal for children.

The main lodge has a Dining room, fully equipped kitchen, TV lounge with DSTV and home theatre centre and a Games area with snooker table and Reading lounge. There is an outside boma with fireplace – perfect for star gazing and a deck with swimming pool and heated Jacuzzi  – both with panoramic views into the bush where many species of birds, antelope and sometimes even some of the ‘Big 5’ such as elephant  are seen ambling past.

All food and drink needs to be brought in and meal preparation and cooking is done by guests themselves. Lodge staff will service the lodge and offer guided game drives, which are included in the overnight rate. Morning and afternoon Game Drives are done in open vehicles with experienced rangers and are approximately two and a half hours in length. Visitors can enjoy game viewing within the Black Rhino concession area as well as in Pilanesberg National Park.

Pilanesberg National Park incorporating Black Rhino Game Reserve is a ‘Big 5’ reserve offering guests the chance of seeing a host of wildlife including Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo as well as numerous endangered species such as Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Sable and Tsessebe Antelope. The reserve is a natural eco-system which has formed over thousands of years. There is a range of habitats and vegetation and a wide diversity of animal species including: 50 mammal species, more than 350 bird species, 65 reptile species and 18 amphibian species.

Other activities in the area include Lion Park Tours, Predator Park Tours, Quad Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Interactive Gumboot Dancing sessions, Drumming and Balloon Safaris over the game reserve.

Buffalo Thorn Lodge is an exclusive, private, luxury lodge offering a peaceful sanctuary in the African bush as well as the excitement of Big 5 Game viewing.

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