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Buffalo Thorn Lodge
Buffalo Thorn Lodge is nestled in the heart of Black Rhino Game Reserve, within the Pilanesberg National Park, only 30 kilometres from Sun City, in the heart of the South Africa’s North West Province, a malaria free

Buffalo Thorn Lodge is exclusively rented out sleeping 10 guests.(Not per person) The perfect exclusive 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. With everything you will need to make your stay easy, enjoyable.

Buffalo Thorn provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules, with five luxury thatched chalets accommodating just ten guests. The main entertainment area comprises a Dining room, TV Lounge, Reading Lounge, Games Area and a fully equipped Kitchen.

Outside in the boma, you can relax around an African fire, listen to the sounds of the night and stories told by your experienced game ranger, star-gaze or sit under cover at the dining table and bar.

Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives as your ranger shows you the big and small species of the African bushveld. Game viewing can also be done from the comfort of loungers around the pool and Jacuzzi, as many species of birds, small animals and even some of the big fi ve have been spotted from the deck.

We pride ourselves on giving you a memorable wildlife experience.

Buffalo Thorn Lodge is:
- Serviced Daily

And it includes as part of the rate:
- All game drives
- Tea and coffee in the rooms

All daily gate fees
Bush walks

All units are separately built. The 70 square metre en-suite bedrooms have its own lounge as well as loungers with a private deck with a view of the African bush.

Units have King size beds, a jacuzzi tub as well as showers inside and outside.

Units are made up as follows:
5 Double units, each room with a King size bed. (Camping Cots and single beds are available on request).

Note that only 10 people will be accommodated (children included).

You rent out the whole lodge exclusively for your time - Thus there is no other guests - We do not offer single rooms/rates.
R9450.00 per unit, Max: 10

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Facilities & Services:

  • Babies
  • Children under 12 years
  • Elderly
  • Laundry Service
  • Ironing Service
  • Special Meals on Request
  • Team Building
  • Self-Braai / Barbecue
  • Dining room
  • Other
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Cots available
  • Fireplace on the Premises
  • Garden
  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Tswana / Sotho
  • Bowls
  • Communal Television
  • Swimming Pool
  • Communal Satellite TV
  • DVD and/or VCR
  • Other


    All bedrooms or chalets are stand alone units. The 70 square-metre bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms have their own lounge and private deck with sun chairs in which to relax whilst overlooking the African bush. The units boast a king size bed (or two singles should they be required), a Jacuzzi bath as well as an indoor and outdoor shower.

    Units are made up as follows;
    •5 Double units with one King size bed (or two singles).
    •Camping Cots are available on request.

    Note that only 10 people will be accommodated (children included).

    Buffalo Thorn Lodge Activities:

    Daily game drives is conducted in an open game viewer! An bush walks can be arranged with your ranger.

    Outdoor Entertainment:
    - Child friendly swimming pool
    - Heated Jacuzzi with a view
    - Bar with fridge and Ice machine
    - Dining area
    - Open fire barbeque
    - Modern gas barbeque
    - Director-chair seating around the open fire

    Indoor Entertainment:
    - Flat Screen LCD TV
    - Home Theatre System
    - DSTV (Digital Satellite Television)
    - Pool/Snooker Table
    - Wine fridge

    Buffalo Thorn Lodge Map:

    Clothing & Accessories:

    Colour clothing should be natural colours- No bright colours like pink, yellow, orange, red.

    Hiking boots will be necessary if any guided bush walks are conducted.

    Bring along wildlife, bird, insect and any other south african books for easy reference.

    Sun Screen
    Swimming clothes
    International plug adaptors

    Health & Climate:

    This is a malaria free area!!
    Summer temperatures can reach up to 43 Degrees
    Winter temperatures can drop as low as - 3 Degrees

    Buffalo Thorn Lodge Guest Reviews

    Average Guest Rating: 
      4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews.

    We came here for a family get together and it was perfect. Everything we hoped for and more. Elephants came each day to the water hole which was more than we could have dreamed for what hint these amazing animals from the deck. They also popped in one night while we were having supper. Staff were great and very helpful. We hope that one day we will be able to come back. I would highly recommend this place.
     Reviewed by Davis over a year ago

    As we have been the only guest during our stay we have been very spoilt. Thanks for that.
     Reviewed by Nancy Windten over a year ago

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