15 Jan – 31 March 2021  15 Jan – 31 March 2021
Lodge Rates  Midweek (Sun-Thurs) Weekend (Fri-Sat)
Rates for 8 Guests* (exclusive use) R 10 320  per night R 11 920 per night

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

*A maximum of 4 extra children per booking.


Jan – Dec 2021 Jan – Dec 2021
Lodge Rates  Midweek (Sun-Thurs) Weekend (Fri-Sat)
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.


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
  • 4 bags of Firewood
  • 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.
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!
Harold F
Harold F
"Own" your own Lodge for a couple of days! If you've ever dreamt of having a whole safari lodge in a beautiful park for yourself then Thutlwa is THE place to stay for 8 people. Situated in the Black Rhino Reserve as part of the Pilanesberg National Park Thutlwa is a self-catering lodge. This is high-end self-catering as the lodge provides everything you need - not a single item is missing. So catering for yourself in this exquisite lodge with a very well equipped and large kitchen with dining table, a TV-lounge (not that this is really needed in the bush!!), a reading, a relaxing lounge and an additional bar area (which obviously needs to be managed and "filled" by yourself and you can store all the drinks in all sorts of different fridges): all in the main building. The pool is nicely situated in front of the main building (is also well maintained) and supplements the outside area with a private Boma, Braai and outside kitchen, an outside dinner area with a large table fitting 10 people, outside lounge area and wood fired hot tub! Another highlight for sure is the private water hole which is monitored by a camera with activities transfered to the bar area on a separate screen (so you are always aware if and what is going on outside at the water hole). The 4 separate lodges (bedrooms) which are situated within easy walking distance from the main building are enormously large, stunningly equipped (with all the items you can ever think of), beautiful and spacious in- and outside showers/baths. The environment is very well maintained and clean. Another piece adding to this "wish come true": you have your own guide and can manage safaris as you like. The current ranger (Deon) and his wife Vicky are a fantastic couple and manage the lodge exclusively well! No worries about cleaning: the onsite staff do an amazing job! So in short: in case you are in for a "private safari" this is THE place to go to!
Jan Bron
Jan Bron
Great time We had a great time with family. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Premises immaculate. The lodge is well equipped for self-catering even though I reckon to offer catering as an option will be an added benefit. The staff easily catered for all the ages in our group, from little children to seniors. Well done guys we will be back and will certainly recommend it to family and friends.
Jenny V
Jenny V
Great Stay At Thutlwa We had a great stay at Thutlwa Safari Lodge recently. Great service from Dian and Vickie and the rest of the team. What I enjoyed about the lodge is that we had all the normal creature comforts, but with a touch of luxury - making us feel at home!
Beautiful lodge, excellent Safari experience. This was so good, The lodge was beautiful, the Safari amazing. We stayed at the lodge for 3 nights and had the best experience. We were a party of 8 from England, and was al little worried about the self catering but we managed fine, the driver stopped at the supermarket on the way from Johannesburg. I cannot praise our guide Jacques enough, he made this experience so good for us, pointing out all things of interest, he his a very knowledgeable and interesting man. We saw lots of animals, The lion walking passed our truck was the highlight for us all I think. Thank you Jacques for making our safari something that we will remember for ever. We hope one day to be back.
Can't Beat This !! Thutlwa Safari Lodge has it all. 9 of us including two very young children, stayed here 2 weeks ago. What an experience, the Lodge and accommodation were first class. spotlessly clean, and had everything you'd expect from a 5 star hotel. Our guide and driver Dion was excellent, managing at the 11th hour to locate the elusive lions who finally came up close and personal for a lengthy photo shoot ! Dion and his partner Victoria also went above and beyond their duties by patiently chatting to the children who at times found staying quiet a little difficult. So well done and many thanks to all concerned. you really can't beat this place for a short break . .
Sally B
Sally B
Mrs A fantastic lodge you will not be disappointed every thing you could want and more.made to feel very welcome by the managing couple Dian and Vicky.our own hide overlooking a water hole and amazing safaris with exceptional knowledge by Dian.
Amazing location and staff We stayed at Thutlwa for 3 days and wished it was for a week instead. The lodge was large enough to comfortably house us all (and then some), the beds and bathrooms were super and the common area very spacious. Very nice bar, large dining room table, sitting room etc. The outside area / boma also perfect. But most important of all - the game drives were amazing. I cannot say enough how we enjoyed driving around with Ranger Dian, the information he shared and the respect he has for nature was the highlight of the trip. We are already making plans to come back, but only if Vicky and Dian is still there! 🙂
A piece of paradise. Thutlwa is a slice of paradise. My husband and I took our 11 month old little boy here in December. His first time to Africa. And he loved it. All the staff at the lodge are so kind, friendly and welcoming. Dian the ranger was brilliant with our little boy even with an 11 month old we still managed to see everything we could including numerous different lions and even cheetah. Dian shared all his knowledge and experiences with us it was so nice to hear stories and background on the animals. The accommodation is beautiful, it has everything we could of needed. There was fresh clean bedding a towels and everywhere was cleaned all day. There is a lovely outside are to sit and eat. There is also a hide which you can walk down to and sit and wait to see if anything walks past. We are from. England so being lucky enough to go to Africa and stay at thutlwa and see what we saw is paradise the Bush is one of my favourite place to be it holds a special place in our hearts for so many reasons. A 5* in England doesn't come close to this amazing lodge. Will definitely visit again with our little boy. Thank you for having us.
Great Stay at Thutlwa Safari Lodge Spent a great few days at Thutlwa Safari Lodge which is situated just 2 hours from Johannesburg. Its ideal for both a quick getaway with friends or overseas visitors that are looking for a safari experience. It’s situated in a Malaria free zone and the beautiful scenic Pilanesberg. Friendly staff greeted us and made us feel very welcome. The main lodge has a central location and has every amenity. Our accomodation was one of the 4 lodges situated either side of the main lodge (two on either side). All with private patio areas. Clean, well presented rooms with fresh white linen on the bed and clean towels in the lovely bathroom. Aircon, small fridge, coffee machine and a nice tea/coffee selection were to hand. Rooms were serviced daily. Large relaxing outdoor area, with braai and pool where we were able to soak up the atmosphere of the bush. A pathway led us down to a hide where we sat and waited with anticipation. We had great game drives with our game ranger Dian, who shared his knowledge and expertise with us. The bush was green and lush with lots of wild life. We were very privileged to see the big 5 in the 3 days we were there. So we had some really wonderful sightings. Dian also took the time to point out birds and interesting facts about plants etc. This is a great place for a group of friends to gather and make some lifetime memories. We will definitely look forward to returning to Thutlwa and would recommend a visit there. Thanks to all at Thutlwa who made our stay so great.
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