PILANESBERG - Lush Private Game Reserve

If you are looking for a boutique game lodge experience for a getaway close to Johannesburg – look no further... 

Lush Private Lodge is located within the Black Rhino concession of the Pilanesberg National Park.  The lodge has 5 suites (three bush-facing, two mountain-facing).  Suites come with Emperor-sized beds, a SMEG minibar, Nespresso machine & coffee pods, air-con, splash pool, deck, walk in & open-air showers. Activities at or near the lodge consist of game drives, guided morning bush walks, Hot-air balloon flights (on request, additional cost), Golf - at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses (on request, additional cost).


Per night from: 

R2,990per person sharing

R3,750per person sharing

This package includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Two safari activities per day
  • All meals and snacks
  • Soft drinks, tea & coffee, selected alcoholic beverages
  • WiFi
  • Laundry
This package excludes:
  • Travel Insurance, Park entrance fees (R130 pp p/d, subject to change)
  • Premium beverages
  • Spa Treatments
  • Items of a personal nature

Lush Private Lodge

Pilanesberg, South Africa

Where is Lush Private Lodge?

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

About Lush Private Lodge

Enjoy a contemporary lodge that is shaped around the pristine bushveld environment of the Pilanesburg with minimalistic décor and natural finishes that put the focus on the view and outdoor surrounds.

Facilities at Lush:

  • There are five individual, luxury suites which afford the privacy of home, while the main lodge, runs on Italian hospitality, ensuring you are very well taken care of.
    Choose from three Bush-Facing and two Mountain-Facing Suites – distinguished only by their views. Covered walkways lead to each, interspersed between the trees and with their own private entrances. Wilderness-inspired interiors, innovative use of space, and extended fold-back glass doors mean you feel immersed in nature even when in your suite.
  • The main area of bar and lounge serves the lodge’s own brand of coffee and a selection of local and international wines, beers, and spirits
  • The open-plan dining and lounge area warmed by two fireplaces in the cool months
  • Breakfast bar for guests to help themselves to beverages and buffet choices.
  • Viewing/dining deck with tables set out for meal times, coffee breaks, and sundowners
  • The Boma is used for social al fresco outdoor dinners, with a barbeque, central firepit and dining tables
  • The Lush Boutique offers a range of select items for guests to shop and take home.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi with access throughout the lodge

In room amenities:

  • Emperor-sized bed, convertible to a two  ¾-bed set, with down duvet and pillows.
  • A slipper lounge area within the room has a well-stocked Smeg mini bar and Nespresso machine with coffee pods
  • Private splash pool and deck, with cushioned loungers and two-seater table
  • A free-standing bath with a view within the room
  • Walk-in rain shower with botanical-infused body products
  • Open-air shower outdoors shower made private by curved walls and bushveld foliage
  • Air-conditioning, full length bathrobes and hairdryer

Activities at Lush

  • Lush has exclusive traversing in Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg’s Wilderness Area, offering the opportunity to explore an untouched environment. Guests can also access also to the public section of the park which increases chances of encountering a large variety of wildlife.
  • Game drives, with scenic stops for refreshments – offered by the lodge, on the traditional twice-daily basis
  • Guided morning bush walks, on request
  • Hot-air balloon flights on the area at additional cost
  • Golf at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses at Sun City at additional cost.  

Child Policy

Children of 12 years and older are welcome; age restriction is revisable when the lodge is booked exclusively

Getting to Lush Private Lodge

Self drive

  • From Johannesburg, take the R512 past Hartbeespoort Dam and exit onto the N4 towards Rustenburg
  • From Pretoria, take the N1 north and exit onto the N4 towards Rustenburg

Covid-19 Measures put in place at Lush Private Lodge

On Safari.
The number of guests on each game viewer will be limited to just four, allowing for the required social distancing.
The vehicles will also be washed down and sanitised before and after every safari
All meals and snacks will be prepared following strict food safety protocols and will be individually plated. As such, we will offer full à la carte menus, but no buffets will be served Lodge Hygiene. On a daily basis, the Suites and guest areas will be cleaned and disinfected, and open areas sprayed down, with particular attention paid to high-touch surfaces and high-trafficked areas
Private Dining.
Our dining setups will be thoughtfully laid out, with tables at least two meters apart. Our open dining spaces also create a lovely, more private atmosphere, adhering to the new standards
Hand Sanitiser.
Alcohol-based sanitisers will be placed in easy reach throughout the lodge’s guest and staff areas Temperature Testing. We will implement daily temperature checks (using non-invasive thermometers) for our guests and staff, with the utmost respect for their personal space and comfort
Protective Wear.
Face masks will be made available to both guests and staff
Staff Screening.
Staff returning to work will first undergo the mandatory isolation and testing, before being considered ready to attend to guests again. Our staff on site will also have regular health screenings