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Ivory Lodge

3.5 of 5 Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a lovely surprise to find Ivory Lodge so welcoming and warm, with such an amazing outlook over the lawns and waterhole! We were looked after really well by Joel and Peter and the rest of the team, and immediately felt like part of the family. Sleeping in a luxury tree house while overlooking the waterhole was a fantastically unique... More 

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kerry W, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I was just at Ivory and I cannot believe how beautiful it is looking thanks to all the refreshing rain! Bright colours of green and lots of happy wilflife with babies – just spectacular! And as you said there is no better way of experiencing it than sleeping... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently had the pleasure of staying at Ivory Lodge and loved every minute of it. Amazing staff & service from the welcome to the farewell. Went down to the chairs around the fire for a sundowner only to be rushed to the nearby Hide as Joel had seen the Buffaloes coming! We counted 83 who came to drink &... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Your review is very much appreciated, thank you and we're chuffed that the animals played their role for you. Usually when those herds of buffalo come into camp you can hear them from almost 1km away and see the dust cloud approaching as they start running towards the waterhole. Often if they come in the evening the tend to spend... More 

Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Ivory Lodge was magical. While getting settled, a single elephant came to the near by watering hole to "welcome" us. Later in the day a group of 35 elephants came to drink, cool off and play in the water!! The staff was most helpful and even did our laundry!! The individual cabins were very nice with fantastic... More 

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Rafiki234, Owner at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for writing to us; I don't think one can every get enough of watching the ellies bathing and interacting no matter how many times you see it. We're so fortunate to be able to see this throughout the year and still don't get tired of their presence. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, keep in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In over 3 weeks travelling through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe this was my favourite lodge. A lovely wooden tree house style room overlooking a waterhole that filled with elephant and buffalo at night, a hide allowing seriously close up views of the elephants, resident crocs and bush babies. Well presented, delicious food, an excellent, friendly, attentive host. The... More 

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LDB65, I am so happy that Ivory was your favourite lodge throughout your big adventure through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana & Zimbabwe. Staying in the tree house style lodges is a truly unique experience where you can just sit and watch the action at the busy waterhole. Thanks for taking the time to send us your review and we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Ivory Lodge is a beautiful place where we received a superb welcome from the staff and had the opportunity to sleep in a raised cabin overlooking the waterhole. Elephants were frequent visitors, with over 25 coming as close as 15 feet away from the viewing hide.They also wandered around just outside the lodge during the night to add a little... More 

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Alan H, We are so grateful you took the time to review us on Trip Advisor and are so glad you received a “superb” welcome from our staff and got to enjoy the magic of our waterhole where you have the opportunity to get up close to the many elephant that visit everyday. We hope to have you stay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

Our regret is that we stayed only 1 night. We were given the ex-honeymoon suite (Ndlovu - elephant) which gave a lovely view of the waterhole and could see animals drinking. There is also an observatory hut which takes you closer still to the elephants if you do not make noise they will gather there to take in salt from... More 

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Adventurer1917 I really appreciate you taking the time out to review us on Trip Advisor and I am so sorry you only got to spend 1 night with us. This just means we look forward to having you stay again and for longer next time! I am so happy you got to spend some time in our Hide and... More 

Tahoe City, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We had an amazing 2-night stay at the Ivory Lodge & only regret we wish we could have stayed longer... We arrived just before lunch & 20 elephants were at the watering hole. The staff Jamie & Joel were the best! They made us all feel so comfortable, our tree house rooms were delightful & the meals were outstanding. We... More 

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Dear skitowngirl2014, Thank you for taking the time to send us your feedback and we are so happy the Ivory was the highlight of your two week vacation in Zimbabwe. It is such a humbling experience to see so many elephant at the very active watering hole and I am so glad you got the opportunity to use our hide... More 

Pueblo, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The room was definitely a 5 star. On the first day there were three giraffes at the river just outside our patio. The managers made a point of checking with us about the rooms, food, and game drives daily. The outdoor shower option was fun...but the indoor facilities of tub and shower were wonderful. Having our own pool to soak... More 

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Penny K, What an amazing experience that you got to see giraffes at the waterhole and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled that you found the room to be 5 star quality and our managers were hospitable. Please come stay with us again soon and all the best for the... More 

Moriah, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

Come and see the beauty of the land, animals and the people of Zimbabwe at Ivory Lodge! The animals roam freely day and night, you never know what each day will bring. The elephants are truly majestic. I think they're the real kings/queens of the jungle. A herd of over 300 water buffalo stopped at the waterhole one night, also.The... More 

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MoriahMel, A wonderful review of your experience at Ivory Lodge and thank you for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. What an amazing experience to see the buffalo at the waterhole and the frequent elephant guests. I love the novelty of staying in the treehouses as like you said it adds a special touch to the... More 

Belgium
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Our first stay in Zimbabwe ! But what an experience. Very nice lodge, very friendly staff, a place to keep in mind ! This is surely a lodge to put on your list when coming to Zimbabwe. We spent 3 nights and I regret that we couldn't stay longer. We are travelling almost 10 years in the southern part of... More 

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lolmallett, Public Relations Manager at Ivory Lodge, responded to this review

Arianne347, Thank you so much for your amazing review on Ivory Lodge as well as your experience in Zimbabwe and our lovely people. I hope that next time you come you are able to fit in a few extra days. We look forward to seeing you again one day and thanks again! Kind regards, Lauren - Marketing More 

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Address: Hwange National Park, Hwange 5792, Zimbabwe
Location: Zimbabwe > Matabeleland North Province > Hwange
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ivory Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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