• Pilansberg National Park
  • Ultra - Luxurious Accommodation
  • Big Five
  • Highly popular and excellently rated

Tucked into a wooded hillside within the Black Rhino Reserve of the greater Pilanesberg National Park, Lush private game lodge is a boutique family-owned and managed retreat.

Five luxury suites provide guests with ultimate privacy and a true haven from the noise of city life.

The 55 000 hectare Pilanesberg National Park is encircled by the hills of a volcanic ring-dike complex and contains both Kalahari and Lowveld biomes. Nearly all animal species endemic to Southern Africa are found here. The malaria-free private concession of the Black Rhino Reserve affords guests at Lush a rare opportunity to see black rhino during unique and intimate game drives during their stay.

The contemporary lodge takes inspiration from the surrounding environment with stylishly simplistic décor and natural finishes. Sheltered from the wind and warmed by the morning sun the focus is repeatedly on the magnificent views with multi-level spaces combining indoor-outdoor living.

The open-plan dining and lounge areas are warmed by two fireplaces in the winter months, whereas summertime is perfect for dinners under the stars or around a blazing fire in the boma.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Excellent Food;
  • Beautiful Views;
  • Rooted in tradition and closeness;
  • Tucked into a wooded hillside;
  • Life in an unspoilt wilderness;

Facilities

General Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Barbeque Facilities
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Communal Dining
  • Eco Friendly
  • Internet Access (Complimentary)
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • Malaria Free
  • Meal on Request
  • Mobile Connectivity
  • Restaurant
  • Secure Parking
  • Swimming Pool

Rooms

Room typeFeaturesRates
Bush-Facing Suite
Lush Private Game Lodge

Available: Three

Check-in: FROM 14:00 PM

Check-out: TO 11:00 AM

Show Room Info
  • Air-conditioning
  • Walk-in Shower
  • Open-air Shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Splash Pool
  • Bath
  • Private Deck
  • Electrical Outlets
  • Lounge Area
  • Television
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Mini Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi
  • More

    FROM R4490

    TO R5190

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates
    Mountain-Facing Suite
    Lush Private Game Lodge

    Available: Two

    Check-in: FROM 14:00 PM

    Check-out: TO 11:00 AM

    Show Room Info
  • Air-conditioning
  • Walk-In rain shower
  • Open-Air Shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Hairdryer
  • Private Splash Pool
  • Private Deck
  • Lounge Area
  • Television
  • Tea/Coffee
  • Minibar
  • Fireplace
  • Fridge
  • Safe
  • Wi-Fi
  • More

    FROM R4490

    TO R5190

    Per person per night sharing

    Enquire Now What's Included Seasonal Rates

    Activities

    Lush Private Lodge has traversing access to the whole of Pilanesberg, including the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the park’s limited-access Wilderness Area – established for the protection and breeding of this critically endangered animal. For guests at Lush, this means extraordinary game viewing and exclusive photographic opportunities. Twice-daily game drives are topped with scenic breaks for refreshments.

    With conservation initiatives high on its agenda, the park is also home to the Brown Hyena Project and Cheetah Project.

    The lodge also offers guided morning bushwalks, allowing you to immerse yourself into the very essence of the bushveld, its sounds, smells and sights of the smaller intricate details you miss whilst on a vehicle. Bushwalks allow you to stop as desired for fantastic photographic moments.

    Booked separately guests can embark on magnificent hot air balloon adventures. One of the most spectacular ways to safari is undoubtedly from the sky in a massive, weaved basket, securely attached to a billowing balloon. A view from the top broadens your perspective, opens your eyes to new dimensions and most of all leaves you mesmerized at Africa’s magical plains.

    Golf at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses can be arranged for a unique opportunity to combine a spectacular sporting adventure with unrivaled game viewing.

    An African adventure combined with Italian hospitality waits to indulge you in the romantic haven of Lush Safari Lodge.

    • Game Drives
    • Elephant Interaction
    • Game Viewing
    • Night Drives
    • Wildlife Tours
    • Bird Watchin

    Rates

    Low Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019Bush-Facing SuitePer person per night sharing From R4900
    Mountain-Facing Suite From R4900
    01 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019Bush-Facing Suite From R4490
    Mountain-Facing Suite From R4490
    01 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Bush-Facing Suite From R5190
    Mountain-Facing Suite From R5190

    High Season

    DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
    01 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019Bush-Facing SuitePer person per night sharing From R4900
    Mountain-Facing Suite From R4900
    01 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019Bush-Facing Suite From R4490
    Mountain-Facing Suite From R4490
    01 Sept 2019 - 31 Dec 2019Bush-Facing Suite From R5190
    Mountain-Facing Suite From R5190

    INCLUDED IN THE RATES

    The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

    • Accomodation
    • Three meals daily
    • Tea & Coffee
    • Twice daily game drive
    • Selected House Beverages
    • Wi-Fi

    Reviews

    Based on 25 Reviews

    Pilanesberg National Park

    “Daydreaming”

    Don’t even know where to start.

    Right from the arrival Gloria, the friendly assistant manager and Andrew, our “butler” that spoiled us for the entire stay, greeted us at the entrance with some cold towels and drinks.

    On our first day there we were lucky enough to have the entire lodge for ourselves, and therefore enjoy the safari in a more private and exclusive environment.
    Owen, the safari guide, was super friendly and knowledgeable. He made us feel comfortable and safe even when standing next to elephant! During the safari drive either in the morning we would stop to have a scenic coffee break with muesli, yogurt and coffee or at sundowners with lots of great stuff.

    Regarding the food, many compliments to chef Umpo ( I hope it is spelled properly), everything was delicious and carefully plated.

    On our last night there Gloria, as per our request, organized an amazing bbq at the buma which was very nice of her.

    In a nutshell, everything has been amazing, from the food, the people, the safari and the hardware, but most importantly the people!

    See you next time

    ~ mbct20 ~ Hong Kong, China
    Pilanesberg National Park

    “Owen did it ! Thanks to all.”

    With this special man and guide (OWEN) , we not only felt safe and secure, but we where educated, entertained and had a life time event on our tour. Thanks also to Gloria and her team in the kitchen. Also thanks to Magda for taking care. Ist not about the hardware, but about the people.

    LUSH was an unique experience and can be highly recommended.

    And even it rained, the nature changed so beautifully and all animals and creatures where on the move.

    Big five plus many more have been checked up on the list.

    Also big thank you for the wonderful time together with our fellow guests at LUSH. What a wonderful time together.

    ~ claasNmader ~ Rendsburg, Germany
    Pilanesberg National Park

    “AFRICAN BLISS”

    Lush Private Lodge in the Black Rhino Reserve allocated next to Pilansberg Nature reserve. This lodge is styled with contemporary elegance, the 5-Star lodge is a showcase of safari chic in a relaxed environment. Ideal for exclusive use by small groups, there are six suites, all with en-suite bathrooms, out-door shower, private deck and private splash-pool overlooking the surrounding bush. An intimate lodge, inviting lounge and outdoor boma welcomes guests to enjoy the safari of a lifetime.
    Excellent food prepared with pride and care by the chef and superior service by their friendly and competent staff.
    The exciting, fun and educational Safari Rides are led by knowledgeable, enthusiastic guide. ( Owen deserve a shoutout). Our guide encouraged questions and related information in a uniquely animated way whereby his passion always came through. A big thanks to the Lush Private Lodge Bush Team. Big thanks to the manager team Nathi and Magda!! You were GREAT!

    ~ Marguerette J ~ Pretoria, South Africa

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