Lush Private Lodge

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Lush is located on the Black Rhino Game Reserve – a private concession area within the malaria-free greater Pilanesberg National Park. Tucked into a wooded hillside, Lush is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. Minimalistic décor and natural finishes put the focus on the view, at once drawing guests to outdoor living spaces. The lodge’s five individual, luxury suites afford the privacy of home, while the main lodge – run on Italian hospitality – ensures you are very well taken care of.


The multi-level interior, flowing into exterior spaces – made up of a bar, dining area, sunken lounges, and a wrap-around viewing deck – are designed for outdoor living.

Standard Suites: 

These spacious and comfortable double-volume suites are anything but standard. Each unit is complete with a furnished private deck, plunge pool, outdoor shower, emperor-size bed, pause area and a beautiful bathroom. The lodge prides itself in offering guests standard suites designed with every comfort in mind.

Luxury Suites:

Currently under construction, larger Luxury Suites will offer guests more privacy and exclusivity and will feature partly covered rooftop seating areas to enjoy views of the reserve and the Pilanesberg mountains.


Lush guarantees authentic safari adventures traversing in the Black Rhino Game Reserve as well as the Pilanesberg’s wilderness area. Access also to the public section of the park increases your chances of encountering a large variety of wildlife.

Situated in an exclusive use area, LUSH Private Lodge offers a variety of outdoor activities.

  • Morning game drives
  • Evening game drives
  • Guided morning bush walks

Nearby activities include:

  • Pilanesberg hot-air balloon safaris
  • Golf at Sun City’s championship golf courses
  • Sun City’s Valley of the Waves


All suites include:

  • Emperor-sized bed
  • Down duvet and pillows
  • Refreshment station
  • Free-standing bath with a view
  • En-suite bathroom with shower
  • Outside shower
  • Deluxe body products
  • Furnished deck
  • Private splash pool


The lodge offers a main guest area – run on traditional Italian hospitality – a space for social outdoor dinners, and even a boutique store, with a range of select items – including the lodge’s own blend of fair-trade coffee.

LUSH Private Lodge’s facilities include:

  • Bar
  • Lounge area
  • Outdoor lounge
  • Viewing deck
  • Boma
  • Barbeque grill
  • Firepit
  • Boutique store
  • Spa
  • Gym
  • Wine Cellar for dining


Lush is set on Black Rhino Game Reserve – a private concession area within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. The lodge has traversing rights over 55 000ha (135 000ac) including the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the park’s public section.


  • From Johannesburg, take the R512 past Hartbeespoort Dam and exit onto the N4 towards Rustenburg.
  • Follow the Pilanesberg signs past Sun City and turn right onto the R565.
  • Another 27 kilometres on, you will find the entrance to Black Rhino Game Reserve on the right.

Lush Private Lodge Rates

** Rates will change according to occupancy at the time of booking. Please contact us for a quote for your preferred travel dates.

** Book in advance to ensure best available rates.

Rates 2024
Dates01 Jan 2024
31 Dec 2024
Standard Suite
Per Person sharing Rate
R 6600
Standard Suite
Single Person Rate
R 9240
Children 10 & 11 years oldR 4620
Deluxe Suite
Per Person sharing Rate
R 8500
Deluxe Suite
Single Person Rate
R 11 900
Children 10 & 11 years oldR 5950
Superior Deluxe Suite
Per Person sharing Rate
R 8950
Superior Deluxe Suite
Single Person Rate
R 12 530
Children 10 & 11 years oldR 6265

Rates are inclusive of:

Luxury Accommodation
All Meals
2 Daily Safari Activities
All Local Beverages
Wi-Fi In Selected Areas

Child policy*

  • Children from the age of 13 years are welcome
  • Minimum stay of 2 nights required over weekends

Lush Private Lodge Specials

2024 SpecialsDates
SADC  Book and travel within 60 days special 01 April 2024
15 December 2024
Suite, per person sharingR 4900
  • Please contact us for single supplement rates
  • Subject to availability
  • Book and travel within 45 days
  • SADC/RSA Residents only
  • Minimum 2 night stay over weekends, public holidays and long weekends required


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