Black Rhino Reserve IDP01

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Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

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  • House
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 24 hour security guard
  • Air conditioning
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Satellite TV
  • Braai
  • Jacuzzi
  • Private pool
  • Bird watching
  • Game drives
  • Game viewing

This lodge is 800sqm in size.

It consists of an open plan main entertainment building that includes a dining room for 10 people, an internal braai, fully equipped kitchen, a scullery with upmarket appliances (w/m, t/d, d/w), a breakfast nook, a lounge with plasma screen, dstv and dvd player with surround sound. It also has a state of the art bar with a pool table. This building is fully air-conditioned. The outside area you have an undercover patio with table and chairs for 12, an open air boma with braai, a refreshing pool sunk into the wooden deck and an intimate jacuzzi.

This lodge has 4 separate sleeping chalets and is linked to the main entertainment building with walkways. 2 of the 4 sleeping chalets each have double beds with a loft bedroom with 2 single beds each. The other 2 sleeping chalets have a double bed each. Thus it can accommodate a maximum of 10 people taking into consideration the loft bedrooms which are only for children. These
4 chalets have their own full en-suite bathrooms. The oval stone bath and an outside shower are sure to impress. These sleeping chalets each have a bar fridge and coffee/tea facilities and are all fully air-conditioned. Each bedroom also features a cosy fireplace and a private patio.

There is an undercover parking area for 4 vehicles. You have your own game ranger and home attendant at your disposal. They stay in the staff quarter on-site. You also have your own game drive vehicle at your disposal.

Additional cost for the visitor’s account.
• Because Black Rhino Reserve is situated in the Pilanesberg Nature Reserve, the daily standard park fees are payable.
Kids 0-5 FREE
Kids 6-11 R30.00 per child, per day
Adults 12-59 R65 per adult, per day
Pensioners 60 upwards R30.00 per pensioner, per day

• Game Drives are being charged between R8.00 per kilometre depending on lodge. It is expected that each visitor must sign the game drive vehicle logbook’s opening and closing balance in conjunction with the game ranger. Should this be a swapped week this fee will be billed to your levy account. If you rent this property, this fee will be additional to your daily rate and will be deducted of your deposit.
• It would be appreciated to tip the Game Ranger and the Home Attendant. This fee should be paid directly to them during your stay.
• Wood & Blitz will be charged between R25.00 / R15.00 respectively, depending which lodge you will be occupying.
• All breakages.

Check In: 14h00
Check out: 10h00

** Please note we have a number of these 4 bedroom timeshare units. The pictures on this link may differ from unit to unit but they all have a similar look and feel and layout.

* Minimum stay of 2 nights

Upon your arrival at the Reserve entrance you will have to sign an indemnity and the location of the lodge will be pointed to you.

There is no need to arrange for a key pick-up, as upon your arrival at the lodge the Game Ranger will greet you and open the lodge for you. Please note that a second indemnity needs to be signed with the Game Ranger for each individual staying at the lodge.

For security reasons and as requested as a result of the on-going rhino poaching, the Trustees have taken the decision that effective from 10 October 2011, an arrivals list will be compiled by the HOA, and all visitors entering the reserve will have to check in at gatehouse reception. At check-in, guests will be required to sign an indemnity form, and will be handed a copy of the Reserve Rules and a map of the reserve.
Access to the property will only be given to persons whose names and details appear on the arrivals list.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

• Smoking inside the lodge and in the game drive vehicle is not allowed
• As the property is situated in a nature reserve, only discreet music is allowed until 10pm. No music of any nature will be allowed thereafter. The same applies to voices. Voices in a remote area travel a long way and it is expected to keep noise levels to a minimum. It is after all the reason for visiting the bush – to admire the tranquillity
• No visitor is allowed to drive the game drive vehicle. Only the game ranger has the authority form the Estate to drive the vehicle in Black Rhino Reserve and in the Pilanesberg Reserve
• No game drives may be conducted by private vehicle. Travelling by personal vehicle is only allowed from the reserve entrance to the lodge and back
• The game drive vehicle is not allowed on a public road and travelling to Sun City can only be done in your private vehicle
• Only 2 sessions of game drives are allowed per day. There is a 3 hour and 6 hour game drive session available
• Home attendants may not wash personal clothes. Washing machine and tumble dryer are at your disposal
• Only 10 persons are allowed on the dame drive vehicle
• No pets are allowed in the Reserve
• The swimming pool has a safety net. Once the safety net has been taken off the swimming pool it is the visitor’s responsibility to manage the safety of children and all parties staying in the property. The owner, shareholders, managing agent, game ranger, home attendant, exchange and rental agent cannot be held responsible for the safety of visitors
• An R1000.00 fee applies on late check-outs
• When making a fire at the outside boma or in the internal fireplaces it is expected that the visitor take into consideration that the roof structure is thatched and can easily catch fire. Therefore the fire made may not exceed 1m in height and the fire must be put out before leaving the lodge or when going to bed. Special care should be taken when it is a windy evening
• Because this lodge is situated in a reserve where the Big 5 roam freely, special care should be taken. The lodge is fenced off with electrical fencing
• This is a privately owned lodge and the owners requested you to thoroughly enjoy all the benefits that this lodge has to offer, but also to treat the lodge with the necessary respect as if it was your own.

Clarification of age groups in respect of lode occupancy reporting and clarification of the number of persons permitted on a game view vehicle
The maximum number of persons allowed to stay at a lodge at any one time is 10 (Ten). This number is inclusive of staff, but excludes children under the age of 4 years.
For the purposes of lodge occupancy reporting, children between the ages of 4 years and 12 years will be reflected as children, persons over the age of 12 will be reflected as adults, and persons over the age of 60 will be reflected as pensioners.

If the maximum number of persons (anyone older than 4 years and including staff) staying at a Lodge at any one time exceeds ten (10), a fine of R1000.00 per person in excess of 10 per night will be invoiced to the lodge.

The Maximum number of persons allowed on a Game view vehicle is eleven (11), inclusive of the driver.
In the case of game view vehicles, children under the age of 4 years are counted as a person and therefore occupy a seat, as children are not permitted to sit on the laps of adults.

Effective 01st November: Please take note of maximum occupancy

CLARIFICATION OF AGE GROUPS IN RESPECT OF LODGE OCCUPANCY REPORTING AND
CLARIFICATION OF THE NUMBER OF PERSONS PERMITTED ON A GAME VIEW VEHICLE

Arising from Black Rhino Game Reserve Home Owners Association’s Annual General Meeting held on 27 October 2016, please take note of the following:

THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONS ALLOWED TO STAY AT A LODGE AT ANY ONE TIME IS TWELVE (12). This number is INCLUSIVE of staff, but EXCLUDES children under the age of 4 years.

For the purpose of lodge occupancy reporting, every person over the age of 4 shall be counted and shall be included to form part of the number of persons residing at the lodge.

If the maximum number of persons (anyone older than 4 years and including staff) staying at a Lodge at any one time exceeds twelve (12), a fine of R3,000.00 per person in excess of 12 per night will be invoiced to the lodge.

THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PERSONS ALLOWED ON A GAME VIEW VEHICLE IS ELEVEN ( 11 ), INCLUSIVE OF THE DRIVER.

In the case of game view vehicles, children under the age of 4 years are counted as a person and therefore occupy a seat, as children are not permitted to sit on the laps of adults.
These “Rules and Regulations” form part of the Black Rhino Game Reserve agreement with North West Parks and Tourism Board, and we must observe and abide by these rules.
It is also a requirement that the Gate Indemnity Book is completed on arrival at the reserve, as they are required to be made available to North West Parks Board, should they choose to conduct an audit at any stage.

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24 Jul 2017 - 20 Sep 2017
R 6,700.00
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R 6,700.00
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  1. TANIA TONKINSON

    JUST THE CLEANLINESS. THE KITCHEN INSIDE THE CUPBOARDS AND SOME OF THE KITCHEN UTENSILS THE FRIDGE WAS LEAKING ALL WEEKEND WE DID MENTION IT TO THE RANGERS OTHER THAN THAT THE BEDS NOT TO COMFY BEEN TO CHEAPER PLACES WITH MORE COMFY BEDS.
    DOMINIQUE IS AMAZING VERY HELPFUL AND QUICK RESPONSE TIME

  2. Della

    Loved the flexibility of our, very knowledge, game ranger, it was nice for us to decide when we wanted to leave mornings and afternoons without having to rush to be somewhere for breakfast or dinner like you do in other luxury lodges. The house was well equipped, the layout was great having the rooms separate from the main house. Overall our experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all from start to finish. We had zero complaints. Will definitely be back.
    Thanks Dillon for another amazing long weekend away! Will most definitely be in touch for future travel arrangements.

  3. Theo Jansen

    Was fantastic and well enjoyed -The lodge is very well equipped – I do think the lodge will need a bit of maintenance in certain areas – this did not detract from a very good experience
    service good , website good and easy to communicate – thank you

  4. Craig Rich

    We have no complaints! Thoroughly enjoyed the lodge and the amazing service received from our exceptionally knowledgeable game ranger, Howard, as well as great hospitality from the lady running the house – Eunice!! Will be back soon!
    Wendy has been exceptionally helpful and professional!

  5. J M Dickason

    Paying such an extreme amount per night one would expect not to be exposed to service providers who expect extra payment….donations…..Christmas gift….???Very confusing….3 cleaners over 7 days working two at a time per day……only to come in , in the mornings….wash dishes , make beds and then of to a storage room for a nap. On confronting them with their poor service we were told they not aloud to use the vacuum cleaner because they will scare the wild animals!
    Excellent service. Extremely helpful. Thank you Karen.

  6. John Burk

    What a fantastic place to relax. The Rangers were great and made the stay even better. Will definitely be back.
    Great service. Thanks for the black rhino suggestion.

  7. Craig Rich
  8. Bronwen Cadle de Pon

    The lodge was very nice. It is just a pity that the main area does not look over the fence out into the bush.
    It would be nice to have more photographs of the property one is looking to rent right up front.

  9. Michele De Waal

    Game ranger , cleaning staff and the location was great. The general maintenance of the property is not up to standard. There are huge cracks , huge in the bedrooms. The drains in the bathroom and showers smell. Some stairs are broken . The TV shows error message all the time that nobody can fix.
    Good advice, quick responses.

  10. Joanne PSG

    Everything was amazing from the staff who helped us to the game ranger to the animals we were lucky to see. Would definitely go back and recommend this venue.
    Thanks Dillon for your service. Everything went so smoothly.

  11. Heather McLeish

    We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Black Rhino. The hosts, Stephan and Rosemary were very hospitable and we had a lovely weekend away.
    The My Holiday Home service was great and very helpful in sorting out the details of the accommodation.

  12. Sue Truter

    Very well looked after in a very comfortable and well appointed home.
    we lacked for nothing at all – super stay with family we would come back again. Lovely to have own game drive vehicle and ranger, Richard was very professional and his wife Andrea very hospitable a very good experience all around. Thank you very much.
    thanks very much Karen for your excellent recommendation and service.

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