Tambuti Lodge offers contemporary elegance combined with the ultimate in safari luxury while offering prime Big 5 game viewing in the Black Rhino and Pilanesberg Game Reserves.
Tambuti Lodge is situated in the Black Rhino Reserve, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North-Western side.
Access to the Black Rhino Reserve is through a private entrance on its western side. This lower lying reserve’s sweet veld vegetation is complemented by the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld, supporting a prolific amount of game including the Big 5 and offering exciting and rewarding game viewing opportunities. Aptly named after the shy and scarce Black Rhino, the reserve is dotted with groves of Tambuti trees that attract these precious inhabitants of the wild African bush.
Game Viewing in the Pilanesberg Region
View Africa’s most impressive wildlife, including the renowned Big 5, on our morning and afternoon game drives in an open 4-wheel drive safari vehicle with our expert guide.
The Black Rhino Reserve
Black Rhino is a private game reserve, incorporated into the Pilanesberg National Park on the North-Western side. This lower lying reserve’s sweet veld vegetation complements the Pilanesberg’s predominantly mixed sour veld. This type of habitat is known to carry a wide variety of game species and sightings of elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard. There are over 350 bird species present. The reserve has its own private entrance on the Western side of the reserve.
The reserve is characterized by huge numbers of Tambuti trees and therefore we have regular sightings of the shy and scarce black rhino. These trees also play host to an incredibly wide variety of bird species thus making the area a birding paradise.
Game Viewing Pilanesberg
4×4 Game Drives
We pride ourselves on presenting wildlife interaction that is sure to be the highlight of your stay. The game drives are daily and our experienced ranger will take you on a memorable trip introducing you to the tracks, movements, sights and sounds which give you a peek into the secrets of the African bush – guests can expect to encounter a diverse range of animal and bird species on our game drives. Children are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.
The Pilanesberg is situated in the transition zone between the Kalahari and Lowveld, making it exceptional for spotting all kinds of wildlife. The ecology of the national park is unlike any other in the country, and almost every animal native to South Africa is found here.
Pilanesberg National Park
The Pilanesberg National Park is 55 000 Hectares in extent and borders on the Sun City entertainment complex. The most remarkable feature of this destination is the 1200 million-year-old volcano crater with Mankwe Lake in the centre. Because of its positioning between the Kalahari and Lowveld, the vegetation from both areas is located on this terrain. The Pilanesberg National Park is native to all species of animals that naturally occur in this region of South Africa including the big five, wild dog, and rarer species such as Brown Hyena, Tsessebe and Aardwolf. The Park also offers a number of picnic spots, numerous hides for game watching, a walk-in aviary, safari game drives and hot air balloon flights over the park.