Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Buffalo Thorn Lodge


Buffalo Thorn Lodge


Buffalo Thorn Lodge forms part of the Black Rhino Game Reserve. This is a concession inside the Pilanesberg National Park and offers the big five in a malaria-free environment. The lodge is only a 2-hour drive from Johannesburg. Buffalo Thorn Lodge offers five luxury thatched chalets that can accommodate up to 10 guests. The Lodge can only be rented exclusively for these guests, which means that you have the lodge and the beautiful surrounds all to yourself.

Buffalo Thorn Lodge Facilities:

  • 5 Luxury self-catering chalets

What sets Buffalo Thorn Lodge Apart?

  • Small and exclusive use only.
  • Minimum stay of two nights required when booking your stay at the lodge.

The lodge has a TV-lounge, reading lounge, dining room, games area and a fully equipped kitchen. At night you can relax next to the campfire in the boma. Nothing better than an open fire and listening to the sounds of the African bush. You will have your ranger on hand during your stay. Enjoy early morning and afternoon game drives in open 4×4 safari vehicles.

Elegant, stylish, comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable value for money.


Outdoor Entertainment

  • Child-friendly swimming pool.
  • Heated Jacuzzi with a view.
  • Bar with fridge and ice machine.
  • Dining area and braai area.
  • Modern gas barbeque.
  • Director chair seating around the campfire.

Indoor Entertainment

  • Flat screen LCD TV.
  • Home theatre system.
  • DSTV (Digital Satellite Television).
  • Pool/Snooker table.
  • Wine fridge.

Fully equipped Kitchen

  • Large fridge and freezer.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Modern 5-burner gas stove with electric oven.
  • Microwave/Convection oven.
  • All cutlery and glassware.
  • Filter coffee machine.


  • Complimentary tea and coffee.
  • Bar fridge.
  • All linen provided (including bath and swimming towels).
  • Electronic safe.
  • Air-conditioning and fan.
  • Lounge area.
  • Loungers on a private deck.
  • Hairdryer.


  • Continue on the R556 and pass the entrance to Sun City on the right.
  • Continue for 5.11km to the STOP-sign. At the intersection, turn right onto the R565.
  • Continue on this road for about 27 km through a local village (beware of potholes) until you see the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance on your right.
  • Sign in at the gate, and either request a pick-up from the entrance (if you do not want to drive your car on the dirt road and we will come and collect you), or make straight to the lodge.
  • A typical sedan car should be able to reach Buffalo Thorn Lodge without any problems.
  • From the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance gates, you drive for 2.9 km until you get to an intersection, turn left.
  • Continue for 1.47kms until you reach another intersection – turn sharp right then continue for another 470 metres, keeping right until you see the lodge.
  • Turn left into gate/stand 20 – Buffalo Thorn Lodge.

GPS Co-ordinates

Black Rhino Game Reserve: -25°10’54.35″S  ; 26°57’18.25″E
Buffalo Thorn Lodge: -25° 9’48.73″S  26°58’19.97″E


In time: 14h30 pm
Check out time: 10h30 am

  • Please make prior arrangements if you will not be able to accommodate these times.


  • Rates per night are for the rental of the whole lodge (sleeping a maximum of 10 guests, including children)
Pilanesberg National Park Includes


  • Exclusive use of a 5* self catering lodge
  • 2 Game drives per night stay
  • Serviced daily by staff.
  • Tea and coffee in the rooms.
  • Daily Conservation Fees
Pilanesberg National Park Excludes


  • Transfers
  • Own Meals
  • Own Drinks and snacks
  • All meals, drinks, snacks
  • Breakages deposit,
Pilanesberg National Park Accommodation Information


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights
RATES INFO: These rates are for self catering only Buffalo Thorn Lodge sleeps maximum 10 people (including children); children under 3 do not count, although birth certificates will be required Includes exclusive use of the lodge, daily serviced by staff, tea and coffee in the rooms, daily gate fees and 2 x two and a half hour game drives per night’s stay Excludes food, drinks, snacks and optional activities    
Pilanesberg National Park Product Pricing


Buffalo Thorn Lodge 2019
For the whole lodge per night (exclusive use)
Midweek out of school holidays R13600
Weekends, school holidays and public holidays R17700
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