Lush

Boutique private Game Lodge in the Black Rhino Reserve, Pilanesberg.
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Location

Lush is located on the Black Rhino Reserve – a private concession within the malaria-free greater Pilanesberg National Park (55 000ha/135 900ac). The park, encircled by the hills of a volcanic ring-dyke complex and containing both Kalahari and Lowveld biomes, is a wilderness Eden. Nearly all animal species endemic to Southern Africa are to be found here.
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DESCRIPTION:
Lush is a Lupini family-owned and managed boutique private game lodge, set within the Black Rhino Reserve of the greater Pilanesberg National Park and run on Italian hospitality, offering luxury accommodation, dining, and safari experiences.

As a guest of Lush, you are assured a private – and unique – safari experience, with the rare opportunity to see the black rhino. The lodge has traversing access to the whole of Pilanesberg, including the Black Rhino Game Reserve and the park’s limited-access Wilderness Area – established for the protection and breeding of this critically endangered animal, threatened by poaching.

Lush, tucked into a wooded hillside, holds you in the bush and in the moment. 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. Life in an unspoilt wilderness, free of everyday concerns, creates a sense of wholeness. All at once you are in tune with the beat of the wild, belonging back in nature. The Lush Deluxe Suites have now been launched. Larger in size, more private, and exclusive; guests now have their own personal experience of Africa – best enjoyed from a viewing lounge upstairs, the deck, the heated plunge pool or the bedroom.

Lush guarantees you authentic safari adventures to write home about. Exclusive traversing in Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg’s Wilderness Area offers the opportunity to explore an untouched environment. Access also to the public section of the park increases your chances of encountering a large variety of wildlife.

Lush is a contemporary lodge, shaped around the environment. In fact, it is a shepherd’s tree – sheltered from the wind and warmed by the morning sun, between hill and plain – that marked the position of the main lodge. Its minimalistic décor and natural finishes put the focus on the view, which at once draws you outside. With this in mind, multi-level interior-flowing-to-exterior spaces are designed for outdoor living. Spend time between safari activities reading or playing board games on the couches, sipping coffee in the bar lounge – a favourite spot to rendezvous at any time of day – or stargazing from the deck.

Facilities:
Bar lounge serving the lodge’s own brand of specialty coffee, and a selection of local and international wines, beers, and spirits
Open-plan dining and lounge area warmed by two fireplaces in the cooler 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
Boma for social outdoor dinners, with a barbeque, central firepit, and dining tables
Lush Boutique offering a range of select items for guests to take home something of their time here
Complimentary Wi-Fi with access throughout the lodge.

Room Amenities:
Emperor-sized bed, convertible to ¾-bed set, with down duvet and pillows
Pause area with well-stocked Smeg minibar, and Nespresso machine and coffee pods
In-room, free-standing bath with a view
Walk-in rain shower with botanical-infused body products
Open-air shower made private by curved walls and bushveld foliage
Bathrobes of terry cotton and full-length
Hairdryer with two speed and three temperature settings
Air-conditioning, personally adjustable
Private splash pool and deck, with cushioned loungers and two-seater table

Luxury Suite SADC Special

R3,750

per person sharing per night. Valid until 15 December 2022.

Luxury Villa Special SADC Rate

R4,490

per person sharing per night
Valid until 15 December 2022.

Standard Rate Luxury Suite

R5,790

per person sharing per night

PRICE INCLUDES:

Accommodation
•Two safari activities per day
•All meals and snacks
•Soft drinks, tea & coffee, selected alcoholic beverages
•WiFi
•Laundry

HIGHLIGHTS

Lush guarantees you authentic safari adventures to write home about. Exclusive traversing in Black Rhino Reserve and the Pilanesberg’s Wilderness Area offers the opportunity to explore an untouched environment. Access also to the public section of the park increases your chances of encountering a large variety of wildlife.

OUR TIPS

Game drives, with scenic stops for refreshments – offered by the lodge, on the traditional twice-daily basis
Guided morning bush walks bring you closer to nature – offered by the lodge, on request
Hot-air balloon flights* give you a different perspective on the herds – booked with a trusted tour operator, on request
Golf* at the nearby championship Gary Player and Lost City golf courses, set in parkland and bushveld, respectively – transfers by arrangement.
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