Black Rhino Game Reserve

Welcome to Black Rhino Game Reserve.
This exclusive wildlife sanctuary is located within the world famous Pilanesberg National Park.

It offers serious nature lovers the opportunity to explore many varied habitats such as the alluring combination of rolling hills, rocky outcrops, thickly forested ravines, graceful valleys and grassland covered plains in search of wildlife and photographic opportunities.

Black Rhino Game Reserve's sweet veld supports a wide variety of game species. Common sightings include elephant, black and white rhino, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah and wild dogs.

There are simply not enough words to describe the Black Rhino Game Reserve experience. Some that have been used are beauty, awe, peace, raw nature, quality, vitality, bliss, delight, harmony, spirit, pleasure, essence, excitement, anticipation, escape, restoration and total relaxation. In other words Black Rhino Game Reserve is a very desirable and lifestyle enhancing asset.


Black Rhino Game Reserve

Development within the reserve is limited. It currently comprises:

  • An exclusive Commercial Lodge with restaurant.
  • Wholly Owned Private and Shared Ownership lodges on one hectare stands.
  • The last phase of 6 undeveloped stands released for purchase.

Architect guidelines dictate the look and feel of lodges in the reserve.

Existing wholly owned and shared ownership lodges are set out on individually fenced 1 hectare portions of land nestling in a mixed Tamboti forest.

Black Rhino private lodges generally have five bedrooms, are serviced daily and are individually overseen by their own resident FGASA qualified game rangers who are available to take owners, guests and renters on game drives in the lodges’ own open safari vehicles through Big 5 territory.

Black Rhino Game Reserve


Pilanesberg National Park

Black Rhino Game Reserve is strategically located 33 kilometres north of the entrance to Sun City in a Malaria free area adjacent to the prestigious Pilansberg Game Reserve which in turn forms part of one of the most sort after Eco-Tourism destinations in Southern Africa. It is an area frequented by locals and tourists from all over the world - and therefore has the potential to attract a large number of overseas visitors.

The Reserve provides an authentic Big Five wildlife experience approximately   1 hour 30 minutes away from Johannesburg. It offers nature lovers an alluring combination of rolling hills, graceful valleys, grass land plains covered with pristine Bushveld and Tamboti forests away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city life.

Getting There


The wildlife experience at Black Rhino Game Reserve is conveniently easy to access from all the major centers in South Africa.

The game reserve is located more or less 2.5 hours by road (tar all the way) from Johannesburg and O.R. Tambo International Airport and only 33 kilometers from Sun City.

From Johannesburg take the R512 past Lanseria airport to Hartebeestpoort Dam. Approximately 2.5 km after the turn off to Pecanwood Estate turn right on the R512 which passes Westlake Estate and over the dam. At the next intersection turn right and travel to the four-way stop which is the intersection with the R104. Turn left and follow the R104 for approximately 5km and then turn right onto the R512 again. Follow the signs to the N4. Travel for about 8km along the N4 and take the off-ramp to the R556 and Sun City. Follow the R556 to Sun City. From the entrance gate to Sun City travel for a further 4km to the next intersection. At this intersection turn right and follow this road for approximately 32km to the Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance gate which is on the right hand side of the road.

To get there by air, fly with SA Express directly into the Sun City airport (Pilanesberg International Airport). S.A. Express has two flights per day on Mondays and Fridays between Cape Town and Pilanesberg where car hire is available. The airline also flies three times a week between O.R. Tambo and Pilanesberg. So Capetonians and international travelers have no excuse for missing out on experiencing Black Rhino Game Reserve.

Game Corridor

Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve

Plans for a game corridor between the Pilanesberg National Park and Madikwe Game Reserve.

North West Parks Board have embarked on an ambitious project to create a Heritage Park by joining the

Pilanesberg National Park (55000 hectares) with Madikwe Game Reserve (80000 hectares). This will create over

100 kilometers of game corridors between these two game reserves. Black Rhino Game Reserve represents

the first property to form part of this exciting future Heritage Park.

Read More About The Pilanesberg National Park

Holiday Experience

Black Rhino Game Reserve

Black Rhino Game Reserve provides an authentic African Big 5 Bush safari experience from the luxurious comfort of upmarket fully equipped, air-conditioned and serviced thatched lodges set in close proximity to the foot slopes of the ancient volcano. The aim of the Black Rhino holiday experience is to become totally immersed in the tranquility and pace of the African bushveld while going wild in style.

Black Rhino Game Reserve
Black Rhino Game Reserve
Black Rhino Game Reserve

The volcanic origin and resultant weathering of the extinct Pilanesberg volcanic crater has resulted in the creation of an amazing variety of landscapes and associated vegetation communities providing some of the most spectacular scenery to be found in any South African game reserve. In terms of the wildlife experience on offer, the diversity of habitats in Black Rhino and the Greater Pilanesberg National Park supports an equally diverse population of wild animals, reptiles (65 species), plants (132 tree species) and birds (over 360 species). In 2010 the Park boasted healthy populations of elephant (220), lion (50), leopard (30), cheetah (12), wild dog, buffalo (220), and both black and white rhino.

It is therefore home to Africa's famous "Big Five" along with cheetah and wild dog making it a genuine “Super 7” Game Reserve. It stands to reason that predators have to eat so kills are frequently seen. In addition the National Park is also home to a wide variety of rarely encountered species such as the brown hyena as well as roan and sable antelope. This makes the wildlife, botanizing and birding experiences exceptional. Black Rhino owners have access to close on 200km of roads spanning the full diversity of Pilanesberg National Park habitats for game drives.

Game Viewing

Black Rhino Game Reserve

All game viewing in and from Black Rhino Game Reserve is done from Open Safari Vehicles (OSV’s) driven by FGASA qualified game rangers employed to manage the respective lodges.

Each lodge in Black Rhino has its own game ranger and Open Safari Vehicle. All roads in Black Rhino are for the private use of the Black Rhino vehicles only. No general public access is allowed into Black Rhino Game Reserve. That being said, Black Rhino owners have traversing rights over all open public roads in the Pilanesberg National Park. The route from Black Rhino into the National Park passes through the restricted access wilderness area. All-in-all it’s a very exclusive arrangement and one that contributes massively to the enormous appeal of the Black Rhino Game Reserve wildlife experience.

Black Rhino Game Reserve

Sun City

During a weeklong stay at Black Rhino you may want to spend a day of fun at Sun City, Africa’s best known entertainment complex. Sun City is less than 30 minutes by car from Black Rhino. Here you can take in a show; have fun at the Valley of the Waves where 2m waves are generated every 90 seconds; get lost in the Southern Hemisphere’s largest permanent maze; ride the world’s fastest zip slide; take your chances in the casino; play a round of golf on The Gary Player Golf Course or The Lost City Golf course where the 13th Hole water hazard has 38 live Nile Crocodiles - both of the 18 hole par 72 championship courses were designed by Gary Player. Built in 1978, Sun City has recently undergone a R800 million rand refurbishment.

Black Rhino Game Reserve
Black Rhino Game Reserve
Black Rhino Game Reserve
Black Rhino Game Reserve

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Black Rhino Game Reserve

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Black Rhino Game Reserve offers an unmatched combination of a world class game reserve in close proximity to a world class entertainment complex. Holiday experiences don’t get much better than this.

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