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5.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Ivory Tree Game Lodge | Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 318, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Douglassville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed there for one night and was amazed at how much you see in just one day. The facilities and lodge area are beautiful, and the food is very good. The drivers really make the experience worth while. My only complaint is that they should extend the wireless services to more than just the lobby and bar area. The rooms... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Ivory Tree Game Lodge. It’s a wonderful place with a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. I stayed for 2 nights last week and the game drives in particular were fantastic. Our guide Roland was brilliant. His knowledge and enthusiasm is truly infectious. In 4 game drives we saw all of the ‘big five’ (even 2 leopard... More

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear David P, thank you so much for the great review on our property. Our promise to our guests is a great safari experience and we are so happy to have delivered. Roland is a definitely proofing himself as a leopard tracker and I will have to join him on one of these famous leopard drives. Thank you once again... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Ivory Tree Game lodge for three nights and had a really great time. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, The food was execellent (buffets with a very good choice) and the rooms were very comfortable. My only moan about the rooms is that there was no wifi. We had to go to the bar or... More

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear cynthia612, Good morning and thank you so much for the great review. With regards to the WIFI, I am currently exploring ways to make this available to the guest rooms and hopefully will have this sorted in the near future. Thank you also for the comments on the food and rooms and staff members, this is a very important... More

Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at ITL during our SA holiday with our guests in March and it was superb. Staff extremely welcoming, food and rooms excellent and would definitely stay again. The game drives were just great fun made all the better by our Game driver Hendrik Fouche - our Nature Field Guide. He was definitely out to show us everything he... More

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear pprice3293, Thank you so much for the review, I am sure Hendrik will appreciate your comments and review. I am very happy that my team delivered on our safari promise and we are looking forward hosting you in the near future. Kind regards, Wynand du Toit, General Manager More

Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thank you to all the staff at Ivory Tree Game Lodge :) I had the most relaxing and enjoyable 5 night stay. I bet they started to think I was going to be part of the furniture, haha. The biggest thank you has to go to Roland Mann (aka The Leopard Hunter) :) This fine young man was an absolute... More

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear kammo80, Thank you so much for this great review and for sharing this with us. I am waiting for Roland to return from his leave and will share this with him and I am sure he will be very happy to read this. Roland is definitely a character worth experiencing and his passion, knowledge and tracking ability is as... More

Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Francois, from Bushbreaks, handled our booking and our trip started off with excellent service. Thank you Frank, you played a massive part in our wonderful trip to Ivory Tree! I commend you on the dedication and effort you put into your work. We arrived to a personal greeting at the lodge with all paperwork ready and a delightful fruit juice.... More

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear HappyTravelerAfrica, Good morning and thank you so much for the great review on our property. Our main aim is to provide a proper safari experience and from your review it was obviuos this was achieved. This experience includes the booking process, the welcome, rooms, service and the safari. We are very blessed in being able to offer all of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I stayed at ivory tree for one night, over all we really enjoyed ourselves - the game drives were great and we saw a lot of animals, particularly on the dawn drive. The food is above average, but nothing to rave about. Nice wines on offer, but of course not included in the price. Our room was... More

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Isla111, good morning and thank you so much for the review. I shared the review with Hendrik this morning and he was delighted and very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. With regards to your experience with the WIFI and how my team treated this issue, I apologize for this and would like to assure you this... More

Stockholm, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 2 nights at Ivory Tree Lodge in March 2014 and realized a life long dream to experience safari in South Africa. From the moment i arrived the staff at Ivory Tree were full of genuinely warm smiles. My room was great - simple but very comfortable. The outdoor shower with wonderful view was great. Food at the restaurent... More

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Leonadial, thank you so much for selecting us for your safari visit to South Africa and for the great review. I am so glad you had the opportunity to experience our magnificent wild life and that our team delivered a proper safari experience. I shared the comments on Stacey with our head ranger and he was very impressed and... More

Tucson, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Had a wonderful time at the Ivory Tree. service was great and our Ranger Becker was terrific. she found game for us to view with an expertise I couldn't believe. Food was good and rooms were great. Loved the outdoor shower especially when it rained at night.

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Carbs2014, good afternoon and thank you so much for the great review. I shared your email with Becca and she asked me to send her regards. Thank you for the honest review. regards Wynand du Toit, General Manager More

Pretoria, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We spent a weekend at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. From the time we arrived the service was excellent. All the staff are professional, pleasant, knowledgeable and helpful. The food and the game drives were good. Our guide- Ruan, was excellent. They go out of their way to cater to the guests needs. WE will definitely return. Thank You.

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Wynand d, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear slam312583, thank you for the great review, we are so glad you experienced our promise of a great safari experience. I shared your comments with Ruan this morning and he is smiling from ear to ear, this is always a great boost and a drive to ensure our guests experience the best. We are looking forward hosting you again... More

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Also Known As:
Ivory Tree Game Hotel
Ivory Tree Game Hotel Pilanesberg National Park
Address: Ivory Tree Game Lodge | Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 318, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Specialty lodging in Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ivory Tree Game Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Within the northern region of the Pilanesberg National Park lies an ancient amphitheatre and its in this basin, surrounded by volcanic spires and rolling savannah grassland, that Ivory Tree Game Lodge has been beautifully crafted. The central guest areas include lounges, bar, a dining room and feature rock pool. Small intimate guest areas have been created to retain warmth and seclusion for the individual guests. Sweeping patios provide the ideal venue for delicious English breakfasts and light luncheons with the boma reserved for fire-side dinners. 60 Luxury chalets have been carefully positioned along foot-hills ensuring optimal views of either the mountainous surrounds or the central open area. Each chalet featuring an outside shower, air-conditioner, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee making facility, has been tastefully decorated in earthly tones. This theme is carried through to the spacious bathroom, and it is here that you may choose to relax in your bath beneath a panoramic window or step out for an invigorating shower. Ivory Tree boasts a new wellness experience presenting a wide variety of treatment options designed to relax mind, body and soul. The unique design and position of the treatment rooms ensure uninterrupted views of the reserve. Ivory Tree presents generous bed capacity and has been carefully designed to ensure optimal guest privacy whilst being able to create unique incentive experiences. Whilst our attention is focused around close and unrestricted encounters with Africa’s big game, incentive experiences also include bush dinners, our own version of the amazing race, and numerous additional activities. The lodge also boasts an equipped conference facility. Striving to maintain high levels of personal attention and guest comfort, game drive vehicles are custom built ensuring optimal panoramic visibility. Amongst the most experienced in the Pilanesberg, our rangers and hosts are committed to binging you close encounters with a wide variety of big game, including the big 5, cheetah and wild dog, during morning and evening game drives. ... more   less 
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