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Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Buffalo Thorn Lodge

AA Superior
Game & Nature Reserve in Pilanesberg National Park
Price : 8,150.00 ZAR - 11,150.00 ZAR unit/room
Buffalo Thorn Lodge is an exclusive private, 5 star luxury lodge; a peaceful sanctuary nestled in the African bush yet one which holds all the excitement of big five game-viewing.

Buffalo Thorn Lodge is the perfect lodge for family, friends, business colleagues and groups to break away from the busy city.

By road, the Lodge is about 2 hours from Johannesburg, in the heart of Black Rhino Game Reserve, within the Pilanesberg National Park. Only 30 kilometres from Sun City, it is in South Africa’s North West Province, a malaria free area..

The lodge is rented out exclusively sleeping 10 guests(including children). So thus the lodge is exclusively yours for the duration of your stay.


Buffalo Thorn lodge provides the ultimate escape from busy schedules, with five luxury thatched chalets accommodating only ten guests.The lodge is rented out exclusively sleeping ten guests. Thus meaning that you have the tranquility and the beauty of the bush all to yourselves.

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 or to the stories of your experienced game ranger. Alternatively you can star-gaze under an ink black sky or just relax over a good meal at the dining table and bar, inhaling the pungent smells of indigenous veld and wildlife.

Enjoy morning or afternoon game drives in an open vehicle as your ranger shows you the large and small species of the African bushveld. Or game view from the comfort of loungers around the pool. Alternatively relax in the Jacuzzi as many species of birds and buck, even some of the big five, such as elephant, amble past the electric fence a few metres from the pool deck.
NO Day visitors are allowed at the lodge
If you miss your sceduled game drives due to unforseen curcimstances/ late arrival or due to weatheryou unfortuantely forfit you game drive
Arrivals after 18:00pm need to be arranged for and no arrivals permitted after 20:00pm
ONLY 10 guests (including children of all ages) allowed on game drive
Gate fees included in rate
Fully Self catering


All patrons make use of Buffalo Thorn Lodge, do so at their own risk. Buffalo Thorn Lodge nor the company, Black Rhino
Properties (Pty) Ltd, that owns Buffalo Thorn Lodge, or the owners of Black Rhino Properties are liable for injury, death,
damage or theft to you or your belongings.
Please make sure you are aware of the cancellation policy.
> Cancellation of booking than 90days or more prior to arrival - 20% of total booking retained
> Cancellation of booking between 60 to 89 days prior to arrival - 30% of total booking retained
> Cancellation of booking between 41 to 59 days prior to arrival - 50% of total booking retained
> Cancellation of booking less than 40 days prior to arrival - 100% of total booking retained.

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Rooms / Units

Exclusive lodge - Sleeping 10 guests (including children) x 5

(Room Type: General)
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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; •5Double units with one King size bed (or two singles). •Camping Cots are available on request
Room Includes
Air Conditioning
Digital room safes
Double Washbasin
Electric Shaver Points
Hair Dryer
Private Garden / Patio
Tea / Coffee making facilities
Shower & Bath
Single (S)
King (K)
Self-catering (S/C)


*Afrikaans*Air conditioning *Air Conditioning
*BBQ | Braai Facilities*Boma*Business Facilities
*Catering By Arrangement*Child Friendly*Credit Card Facilities
*English*Fire Place*Fully Equipped Kitchen
*Laundry*MNet / Satellite TV*Non Smoking Establishment
*Private Garden / Patio*Room Cleaning Service*Safe in Room
*Secure Parking*Self-catering*Shuttle
*Swimming Pool*Tea and coffee maker*TV Room / Lounge
*WiFi (Internet access)


*Airport Nearby*By a mountain*CoffeeTea Maker
*Gym*Laundry*Near Golf Course
*Swimming Pool


*Big Five*Bird watching*Eco & Nature
*Game Drives*Game Viewing*Game Walks
*Safaris*Snooker*Swimming Pool
*Team Building


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Buffalo Thorn Lodge Reviews

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May 8, 2015
"Great Experience"
A great big THANK YOU to Jacques and Nerina for making our stay at Buffalo Thorn Ridge an experience without comparison. Jacques, thank you for being so informative about the wildlife and your humorous anecdotes set a great vibe. Nerina, your attention to detail is truly appreciated. The accommodation facilities are truly 5 star. Would really recommend it as a destination of choice for viewing game and an overall great experience. Madeleine Alice Wong Kian May 2015 - Madeleine Alice Kian
July 5, 2015
"5- Star!"
Thank you very much to Jacques and Nerina for such an amazing stay. The Buffalo Thorn Lodge experience was truly amazing and one I would recommend to anybody. I came along with my work colleagues as a team building weekend away and it was beyond memorable. The lodge is beautiful – brilliantly maintained with such sincere and amazing staff. There is honestly no way you can’t relax when you visit Buffalo Thorn. We were lucky enough to come across the most beautiful display of and encounter wit...read more
- Tamsin Gibb
July 15, 2015
"Favourite Family Spot"
Once again we had such a stunning time at the Lodge. A definite favourite for my family. We will be back soon. Thank you for the amazing hospitality, such wonderful staff at hand, always willing to help and very friendly. The game ranger had so much patience with my kids and always found the time to entertain their curious minds. (They loved the game drives ). A true home away from home that certainly deserves the 5 star rating !! See you all again soon :) - Monique Mcleary
July 15, 2015
"Great Stay"
Spent 2 nights at Buffalo Lodge. An amazing experience. The lodge was occupied by the family and we found the management and staff tremendous. A special thanks must go to our Game Ranger Jacque who was the essence of patience with my very young grandchildren and having fostered their interest in the wild life around them . The teenagers with us, also had a great time and benefited from the words of wisdom of our ranger. Will definitely be back. - John
July 17, 2015
"Thank You!"
The weekend from `7th to 20th July was made so special, for my wife’s 60th and Granddaughter’s 11th Birthdays. Such a special place to celebrate this occasion it was absolutely magically stunning. What an amazing experience was had by all and it was made extra special by the special caring managers Jacques and Nerina and all their wonderful friendly staff. THANK YOU THANK YOU - Gerald Khan

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