My biggest disappointment in this establishment is arriving and finding out that there is no wifi at the lodge even though it lists that it does. They offer wifi ONLY in the restaurant, which you only go to twice a day for meals--not to lounge about and be on your laptop, etc.
Other than that, I would agree that the rooms themselves are slightly outdated and rundownish--but not enough for me to not want to return. Let's just say that the paint and decor looks a lot nicer in the photos than it does in real life.
Very comfy beds, very large and very cool bathrooms with tub, shower, and outdoor shower.
The pool shouldn't really be called a pool--it should be called a dipping area of water. It is literally the smallest "pool" I have ever seen.
Game drives were a 10/10 experience, and service at the hotel and restaurant was fantastic.
The biggest question that any review comes down to is: Would I return to this lodge if I were back in the Pilanesberg area?
I'd answer that with a Yes.