Buffalo Thorn Lodge is a luxury private lodge is rented out exclusively sleeping 10 guests. The establishment is located in the Black Rhino Game Reserve, which is 30 km from Sun City in the heart of the North West Province in South Africa. It is in an exquisite big 5, malaria free area, abundant in all wildlife.The perfect getaway for big families or groups that do not want to be disturbed by other guests. The lodge is self-catering luxury in the bush.
The lodge is an exclusive luxury fully serviced lodge sleeping only 10 people in 5 extravagant en-suite bedrooms. With a private game ranger and game drive vehicle, come and join us in the lap of luxury. It features 5 separate chalets of which 2 come with loft rooms – Jacuzzi baths – outdoor showers – bar fridges and sun decks.
The central area includes: a fully equipped kitchen, reading lounge, TV with DStv, pool table, gym, boma and braai area, hide, deck with swimming pool and outdoor Jacuzzi. The lodge opens up onto a boma for having evening fires under the peaceful African sky then onto an outside eating area and bar. While being in the heart of the wildlife, our lodge is secured with a perimeter electrified fence so your safety is ensured.
Black Rhino Game Reserve is 1800 hectares and is connected to the well renowned Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, giving us full access to the 55 000 hectares. We are a mere 1 hour 45 minutes from Johannesburg. This wonderful paradise is waiting for you… Buffalo Thorn Lodge is self-catering and shops are located at Sun City – a short drive away.
So come and join us in the heart of the bushveld, enjoy game drives during the day as our Game Ranger and vehicle are at your disposal or relax in the refreshing pool and Jacuzzi as you watch the sun go down. Your enjoyment and relaxation is our purpose.
Outside activities like hot air-ballooning, archery and quad biking are not included and can be arranged at Sun City. All food and beverages are excluded. However, we do provide tea, coffee and sugar in the main kitchen area as well as in the rooms.
Buffalo Thorn Lodge is part of the Black Rhino Game Reserve; in the Pilanesberg National Park. Only 30 kilometres from Sun City and about 2 hours from Johannesburg, it is in the heart of the South Africaâ€™s North West Province â€“ a malaria free area.
This new reserve forms part of the Greater Pilanesberg National Park, which is an area of about 57 000 hectares.
Black Rhino Game Reserve is situated on the North Western boundary of the Pilanesberg National Park (PNP). It is just less than 2000 hectares and is the first extension that was incorporated into the PNP
The final goal is to incorporate farms between PNP and the Madikwe Game Reserve in order to form a â€œHeritage Parkâ€ that will include about 300 000 hectares.
From Buffalo Thorn lodge, we can traverse the entire park of 57 000 hectares in open game-drive vehicles, for close-up viewing of the big 5 (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo) as well as numerous endangered species such as Cheetah, African Wild Dog, Sable and Tsessebe Antelope.
The Black Rhino Game Reserveâ€™s vegetation is predominantly sweetveld and it complements the sour and mixed veld of the PNP. The reserve is characterized by large numbers of Tamboti trees and therefore regular sightings of the bad tempered Black Rhino are quite probable.
Our overseas guests (from Switzerland) had a fantastic time!