An ideal family retreat, Lush Private Game Lodge boasts 5 spacious luxury suites, which will ensure comfort and style. Each air-conditioned suite offers television, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and expansive bathrooms including an outdoor shower. Our private game viewing decks are the perfect spot to enjoy the tranquillity and excellent birding opportunities.
Overlooking a busy waterhole, which is a hive of bird and animal activity and a favourite playground for elephant and buffalo, the central gathering area is an expansive space which invites the opportunity of outdoor living.
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.
Lush Private Lodge Is Offering a RSA Resident Special
Valid Until 31 November 2021
Luxury Suites From R 2990 PP PN Sharing
Luxury Private Lodges from R 3588 PP PN Single
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.
The development of the park is considered one of the most ambitious projects of its kind anywhere in the world. It began with Operation Genesis in 1979, which game-fenced the area and reintroduced long-vanished wildlife. Today, Pilanesberg is home to over 7 000 animals – including all of the Big Five, 25 other mammal species, 350-plus kinds of birds, and innumerable reptile and insect species.
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.
The Suites – Luxury in The Bush
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. Their décor gives a nod to the Lupini’s Italian heritage, though much of the furnishing is local, supporting South African artisans. Designed with every comfort in mind, your Suite is not simply a base from which to explore the surrounds, but a living space.
Lodge Life – Grounded in Nature
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.
Dining – With a Sprinkle of Italian Flair
Dining is an essential part of the Lush experience. Days here are punctuated by culinary delights – as anticipated as the activities. All menus celebrate fresh, seasonal ingredients in freshly prepared dishes. The Lupini family ethos of cooking now for now ensures consistent quality and satisfaction. Dining options range from light and healthy to downright indulgent, but special dietary requirements – including vegetarian and gluten-free – are catered for on request. Private dining can also be arranged.
- Breakfast – continental buffet and cooked meals to order
- Lunch – lighter meals that do not skimp on flavour
- Afternoon tea – spreads of sweet and savoury treats
- Dinner – chef’s signature tables and fireside barbecues
In the event of a confirmed reservation being cancelled*, the following cancellation fees will be charged:
- 45 – 60 days prior to arrival: 25% of the total reservation value
- 22 – 44 days prior to arrival: 50% of the total reservation value
- 21 days or less prior to arrival: 100% of the total reservation value
*Booking cancellations and amendments will only be considered valid if advised and accepted in writing
We urge you to take out comprehensive travel insurance – covering medical care, pre-existing medical conditions, emergency assistance, accidental disability and death, all force majeure events, theft and loss, cancellations and curtailments, personal liability, etc. – for the duration of your stay. This will give you peace of mind, and save unnecessary and often exorbitant costs associated with unforeseen circumstances.
Please note: Most credit cards offer very limited travel insurance. It is advisable to arrange for additional travel insurance to cover all eventualities through your travel agent or insurance broker.
- Luxury accommodation
- all meals
- all teas/coffees
- two safari activities per day, with refreshments and snacks
- Wi-Fi access
- 15% VAT
- wines and spirits
- Lush Boutique purchases
- Black Rhino Game Reserve entrance fees (R100 per person per day)
- additional activities