Lush Private Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, SOUTH AFRICA
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 unspoiled 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.
Price per Person**
1 Mar – 30 Nov ’21
* AL =All Inclusive; all meals and selected drinks included.
Luxury .Luxury Accommodation
.Soft drinks, tea & coffee
.Selected alcoholic beverages
.Two safari activities daily
.Park entrance fees at R130 pp per day
.Items of a personal nature
Special offer only applicable to South African Residents or SADC Residents and a South African ID or SADC passport will be required
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. 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.
LOCATION Black Rhino Game Reserve
ACCOMMODATION 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.
In-room free-standing bath
Walk-in rain shower
DINING AND BARS 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
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
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
*At an additional cost; please enquire upon making your Lush reservation
WIFI Complimentary, with access throughout the lodge
WEATHER Average temperatures in mid-summer (January) range from a low of 19°C/66°F to a high of 31°C/88°F, and in midwinter (July) from a low of 4°C/39°F to a high of 21°C/70°F. Average annual rainfall is 622mm/24in, and usually occurs in the form of afternoon thundershowers during the period from December to March.
WHAT TO WEAR AND PACK
Sturdy walking shoes
Warm pullover and windproof jacket (evenings and the winter months can be chilly)
Sun hat, sunglasses, and high-SPF sunscreen and lip balm
Insect repellent (provided by the lodge, though you may wish to bring along your preferred brand)
Camera, video camera, spare memory cards, and charging equipment