Buffalo Thorn Lodge - Pilanesberg, Bojanala, Eastern Region

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Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Pilanesberg, Bojanala, Eastern Region - Accommodation

Buffalo Thorn Lodge rating


This accommodation in Pilanesberg is only 30 km from Sun City and is situated in the Black Rhino Game Reserve. Buffalo Thorn Lodge is a luxury accommodation that is exclusively rented out and can sleep up to ten people. The area is malaria free, has the stunning Big Five and is rich in stunning wildlife.

Located in the North West Province this private Pilanesberg accommodation is fully serviced with five luxurious en suite bedrooms. Buffalo Thorn Lodge offers luxury and exclusivity to the discerning guest. Enjoy a private safari game drive with a personal game ranger and come experience the best of Africa.

There are five separate chalets with bar fridges, tea & coffee facilities, outdoor showers, sun decks and Jacuzzi baths, two of the chalets have loft rooms.

The central area at Buffalo Thorn Lodge has a Lounge with TV and DSTV, a pool table, an equipped kitchen, Gym, Boma with a braai area, hide, deck with swimming pool and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

This accommodation Pilanesberg offers, has a wonderful African ambiance where roaring fires can be enjoyed in the Boma under the African night sky while listening to the sounds of the nightlife. An electric fence along the perimeter ensures the safety of the guests.

The Pilanesberg Nature Reserve is a well known and distinguished reserve that is connected to the 1800 hectare Black Rhino Game Reserve, giving guests access to 55000 hectares of beautiful bushveld to explore. Only an hour and forty-five minutes drive from Joburg, this lodge is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.

The rate per night includes: The rent of your own exclusive 5 star- Self Catering Game lodge on Black Rhino Game Reserve in Pilanesberg National Park, 2 x 2 and a half hour game drives per night stay, Daily Serviced by staff, Tea and coffee in the rooms & Daily gate fees included.

The rate per night does not include: Food, drinks, snacks - lodge is fully self catering. Any additional activities such as hot air ballooning, elephant back safaris.

Stay in Pilanesberg at the self-catering Buffalo Thorn Lodge and come enjoy the African bush with wonderful wild animals. And after a game drive enjoy the refreshing pool with an ice cold drink while watching the sun sink under the horizon.

Facilities & Amenities includes:

Facilities available at Buffalo Thorn Lodge, Pilanesberg, Bojanala, Eastern Region

Establishment Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Children Welcome
  • Gym
  • Laundry
  • Mastercard
  • Pools
  • Secure Parking
  • Visa
Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Television

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Directions to Buffalo Thorn Lodge

Map of Buffalo Thorn Lodge in Pilanesberg, Bojanala, Eastern Region


Directions to Buffalo Thorn Lodge

GPS Co-Ordinates: 27° 2' 49.3" E / 25° 14' 3.7" S

By Car / Driving

Driving to Buffalo Thorn Lodge in Pilanesberg, Bojanala, Eastern Region

Departing: O.R. Tambo International Airport
Address: O R Tambo Airport Road, O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB), Kempton Park 1627, South Africa
Distance: 234 km / Duration: 2 hours 57 mins
1. Head northwest 0.5 km
2. Take exit 46 for R21 N toward City Center/Kempton Park/Pretoria 0.4 km
3. Merge onto R21
Partial toll road
36.3 km
4. Take exit 134 for N1 N toward Polokwane
Partial toll road
1.6 km
5. Merge onto N1
Toll road
20.9 km
6. Take exit 156 to merge onto N4 toward Rustenburg
Partial toll road
63.6 km
7. Take the exit toward R556 0.5 km
8. Turn right onto R556 80.0 km
9. Turn right 4.1 km
10. Turn left 16.1 km
11. Turn left 4.1 km
12. Turn right 2.6 km
13. Turn left 1.7 km
14. Slight left 1.7 km

Nearest Airport

O.R. Tambo International Airport - Johannesburg


OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport in South Africa and Africa, with about 17 million passengers coming through every year. Johannesburg International as it was known previously, was renamed in 2006 to honour the memory of Oliver Reginald Tambo, contributor to the liberation of South Africa.

OR Tambo International Airport is 20-minutes away from the eastern suburbs of Johannesburg and 45 minutes from Sandton unless you take the gautrain which takes only 15 minutes to get to Sandton.

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Reviews for Buffalo Thorn Lodge

"Great last stop before we went hom"

Buffalo Thorn Lodge reviewer rating

This was our last stop in our 3 weeks trip around soputh africa and namibia. It has been fantastic. Spoiled with a visit from a big elephant which gave us a whole afternoon show. Lion with three cubs, hipos .... Very friendly staff who did their work very well and with a big smile. And also a big thank you to Ian and Elouise who bought us to the most awesome wildlife spots. Really loved this place.

Reviewer: Kim
Country: Belgium
Posted: October, 30th 2012 15:18 PM

"Great to be back"

Buffalo Thorn Lodge reviewer rating

We stayed here 3 years ago- it was so fantastic so we are back with the rest of the family to share the lots of unbelieveable moments

Reviewer: Eva, Dieter and Martin Hoffmann
Country: Germany
Posted: October, 30th 2012 15:09 PM

"Grea hospitality"

Buffalo Thorn Lodge reviewer rating

Greeted with lovely smiles adn made to feel welcome straigh away by Ian and Elouise. Housekeeping staff also very friendly and helpful. Lodge to be proud of. Ian thanks for the great game drives, wonderful to see the masive herds of elephants. Wonderful stay just too short. May you go from strength to strength.

Reviewer: Rene Myburgh
Country: SA
Posted: October, 30th 2012 15:07 PM


Buffalo Thorn Lodge reviewer rating

WOW!! Accommodation fantastic, views are amazing words cannot describe how awesome this place is. The game drives were such an amazing experience we will remember forever. THANK YOU SO MUCH WE WILL BE BACK!!

Reviewer: CAZ AND DEL
Country: UK
Posted: October, 30th 2012 15:04 PM

"Game Drive"

Buffalo Thorn Lodge reviewer rating

This was our first game drive and we got to see the Big 5 and more. How amazing. The accomodation were wonderful and we hope to come back someday. Thanks to everyone

Reviewer: Erin and Avery Ainsworth
Country: USA
Posted: October, 30th 2012 15:01 PM

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