Jan – Dec 2022 Jan – Dec 2022
Lodge Rates  Midweek (Sun-Thurs) Weekend & Peak Season (Fri-Sat & dates below**)
Rates for 8 Guests* (exclusive use) R 12 900 per night R 14 900 per night

*A guest is any person that is 10 years and older.

*A maximum of 4 extra children per booking.

** Peak season rates apply on all RSA Public Holidays as well as during the following dates (start & end dates included):

  • 18 Mar 2022 – 4 Apr 2022
  • 25 Jun 2022 – 18 Jul 2022
  • 1 Oct 2022 – 10 Oct 2022
  • 15 Dec 2022 – 31 Dec 2022


Jan – Dec 2023 Jan – Dec 2023
Lodge Rates  Midweek (Sun-Thurs) Weekend & Peak Season (Fri-Sat & dates below**)
Rates for 8 Guests* (exclusive use) R 14 200 per night R 16 400 per night

*A guest is any person that is 10 years and older.

*A maximum of 4 extra children per booking.

** Peak season rates apply on all RSA Public Holidays as well as during the following dates (start & end dates included):

  • 1 Jan 2023 – 10 Jan 2023
  • 25 Mar 2023 -11 Apr 2023
  • 24 Jun 2023 – 17 Jul 2023
  • 30 Sep 2023 – 9 Oct 2023
  • 14 Dec 2023 – 31 Dec 2023


Our team appreciates the  current frustrations our clients across the globe, who are eagerly counting down until their arrival at this special place.

Please take note of our refund policy below before booking.

1-13 days prior to arrival – 0% refund
14-29 days prior to arrival – 25% refund
30-59 days prior to arrival – 50% refund
60-89 days prior to arrival – 75% refund
90 + days prior to arrival – 100% refund

We appreciate that certain circumstances may require bookings to be deferred.

Please contact our reservations team to address any concerns you may have.


  • A guest is any person that is 10 years and older
  • A maximum of 10 guests may stay at the lodge
  • The lodge has 4 Safari Chalets, which can accommodate a maximum of 8 adults sharing. Children are accommodated in cots or on Snoozas in the Chalets, on request.
  • Additional children may stay on request – terms apply
  • A maximum of 10 Guests are allowed on a game drive vehicle which includes children of any change.
  • Rates are for the entire lodge per night
  • Minimum stay of 2 nights
  • VAT inclusive


  • Exclusive-use safari lodge
  • Flexible morning and evening game drives with a qualified guide
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tea and coffee stations
  • 2 x 20kg bags of Firewood (additional firewood is available for purchase at the lodge)
  • Park entry fees
  • Emergency medical evacuation


  • The lodge is family-orientated
  • Children 9 years and younger do not count as guests
  • Children will be accommodated in the safari chalets with Adults
  • Snooza’s (fold up mattresses) available for children
  • Baby cots available on request
  • Children of any age permitted on game drives and are required to sit on a seat. We do not allow children to sit on laps.
Marcel Burger
Marcel Burger
Optimale ontspanning! Van 10-8 t/m 12-8-22 in deze private lodge met twee gezinnen enorm genoten van de natuur, accommodatie en gastvrijheid van Vicky en Deon. Alles was werkelijk perfect. Schoon, compleet en tip top verzorgd. De drives waren geweldig en complete big five gezien. Ook de kids van 6 en 8 hebben volop genoten. Absoluut een locatie om midden in de natuur een paar dagen te leven. Er zit een grote Spar Supermarkt naast SunCity en daar kun je alle boodschappen halen. Slechts een klein uurtje later zit je dan al in je lodge. Aanrader!
David V
David V
A luxury curated game experience Having the privacy of your own game lodge with luxurious rooms, while still having staff and wonderful guides around is a unique and unforgettable experience. The rooms are spacious and well maintained. Vickie, lodge manager, was amazing and met us after our drives with hot towels, had our fire built every day for a braai, or just a bonfire to sit at and watch the stars. Dian, game guide, has an obvious passion for the bush, and was as knowledgeable as any guide we've met. Most importantly though he worked hard to create an "experience" whether it's sunrise coffee or sunset drinks, timed perfectly for our family needs, he managed us expertly and we got some thrilling and special game viewing experiences. Will recommend to all friends and family going to Africa as an unforgettable way to see the bush... spoiled us for anything else in the future.
Christy T
Christy T
Special, well looked after, once in a lifetime experience My family and I had an absolutely wonderful stay at Thutlwa lodge! We were so well taken care of by everyone who works there and felt they really went out of their way to make the stay feel so very special! Very knowledgable game rangers! Thank you all for such lovely stay, we will definitely be booking again on our next visit to SA!
Jane W
Jane W
Outstanding tranquil bush experience from and incredible team What an exceptional bush experience. We chose Thutlwa for a family get away in the bush and were not disappointed. Vickie, Dian, Betty, Patricia, Mageso and Stephen provided such warm and comfortable hospitality and ensured we wanted for nothing. The family ranged from 11 to 80 and we were given the space, privacy and help to enjoy a tranquil home from home. The game drives were incredible. Dian is so knowledgeable and his passion for the whole environment comes through with fascinating information and stories about animals, birds, insects and plants. His skill, instinct, patience and luck resulted in us tracking and experiencing a cheetah and her 3 cubs in close proximity. We also enjoyed amazing elephant, rhino, buffalo and even honey badger sightings. And the sound of the dawn chorus of African birds was amazing. An unforgettable experience, I can’t wait to come back.
Katrin B
Katrin B
Could not be better This lodge, Vicky the manager, Dian the ranger and the whole lodge team are fantastic. The lodges are as good as the pictures and reviews show. Clean, well equipped with everything and more we needed for a self-catering stay. This was my first safari and I had no expectations of what it would be like. The game drives were hours long but felt really short, the landscape is stunning and there is such a variety of animals. We were lucky to see the Big Five which is not a given, however we would have been very happy without it as other animals are at least as interesting. Dian went above and beyond to make this an experience to remember. We saw different areas of the park, he followed leads to see lions and leopards as well as just taking time to observe the animals. He is very knowledgable. Vicky and the team that care for he lodges made sure we had every thing we needed, incuding lighting the fire, setting up the pool and even going as far as washing our dishes, which was a self-catering first and gave us a welcomed break from chores. The sleeping lodges and main lodges are big and there is a lot of outdoor space. The lodge has filtered water and enough wood for fire and charcoal for braai is available. You need to bring all the food and drink and there isn't anywhere close to buy either. It was really nice being away from shops for a few days. Binoculars are a must both for the gam drives as well as star gazing at night. We travelled with a 12 and 14 year old and everyone in our family enjoyed that stay.
Excellent / luxury with great value for Money : Fantastic Hosts Three days in paradise with great hosts. Luxury * 5-star accommodation. All facilities that you desire to make the bush visit very comfortable. Fully operational kitchen, Bar with enough ice and fridges. The Ranger is highly knowledgeable and client-focused. The Lodge is very safe, with staff available to assist when needed. Will definitely be returning
Fantastic lodge, great hosts, great game. Lovely lodge with excellent facilities and an incredible staff - it's a treat. The big five got a bit tedious but if you are a bird lover - good news eventually the rest of the vehicle will get bored of the never ending stream of big five things and stop sighing when you ask to stop for a bird. Some of them will even start to take an interest. The flora is also awesome (the Tamboti forests in particular). Apparently the geology is important - I thought it rocked. Fantastic lodge
Valona K
Valona K
Mr and Mrs Kemmey We had a fantastic stay at Thlutlwa Safari Lodge in the Black Rhino. 5 Star accommodation the Rooms are beautiful and very spacious . Friendly staff and our Guide Dian and Vickie are amazing .I would definitely recommend This Lodge. Saw the Big 5 And would love to go there again.
Herbie S
Herbie S
Thutlwa My family and I spent an extended weekend at Thutlwa in Black Rhino. We had a wonderful break after the 6 month Covid lockdown. As regular game reserve visitors, we were not disappointed. Dian our ranger, and Vicky, the lodge manager, ensured that our safety and comfort were paramount. Our game viewing experience was excellent, topped by spending time with a family of 5 cheetah. We certainly will return.
Barbara C
Barbara C
We spoiled ourselves with a great stay at Thutlwa We had a great time. We were a familiy of 8 adults and 2 children and we enjoyed the stay tremendously. Dian and Vickie were amazing and were always at hand. The facilities are more than comfortable, with a luxurious feeling, and we enjoyed every minute of it. The lodge is well equipped with anything you could possibly need (and some more) for self catering, including some appliances you probably won't need. Not joking.. we could even bake muffins. We loved it and we'll make sure to recommend it to friends and family!
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