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Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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| Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 318, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We only stayed for 2 days - so 4 game drives but managed to pack in so much during this time - rhinos, elephants, hippos, lions and a cheetah - We couldn't ask for more with the room - large bed, nice patio to rest in between drives. The staff were welcoming and couldn't be more helpful. The food was... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived from OR Tambo Airport on a shuttle at 10.30am. Due to our early arrival, we were denied an early check in as the room dedicated for us was still being cleaned. We were fine and waited in the lobby. The room was cool and didn't need any air conditioning due to the natural landscape. The toilet was huge... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not the most prestigious place but the people make it a five star in my books! We were there for 3 days and did 6 game drives and saw the Big 5 in 2 days!! 3 Leopards - black and white Rhino - lions and Elephant - a hippo on land...... the list goes on. Jodi was our... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful location, amazing staff. We loved Jodi our ranger!! Saw the big 5 in 2 days!!! The staff were very responsive to every request!! Our room had a fantastic patio over;looking the park. Every where we looked we saw green. Loved the sun downers!

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

Good afternoon, thank you so much for the honest and great review, it is much appreciated. Regards, Wynand du Toit General Manager More 

Aldershot, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here with a group. It was an incentive Trip with The Pampered Chef. It was an absolutely amazing trip. The lodge was lovely, the staff very welcoming and helpful and the food was amazing, it was all buffet style but such a variety each day. We went out on 6 game drives and the rangers were brilliant, making... More 

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

Good afternoon and thank you so much for the great review, it made for a great start for the new week. Regards, Wynand du Toit, General Manager More 

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This lodge is extremely disappointing. Having stayed at many game lodges this ranks lowest on my list. Whilst the rooms were clean and the staff nice and friendly the food was terrible and of a very low quality. This is not a place where you get value for money.

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

Good afternoon, thank you for your honest review and comments, I am currently busy investigating this and it will have my full attention. Regards, Wynand du Toit, General Manager More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to many 5 star game reserves this was by far the greatest disappointment. Whilst the rooms were clean and nice, the staff very friendly, the rangers excellent the food was so terrible it was to the point of being inedible. We chose this reserve due to it's location from Johannesburg but would have definitely driven an extra 2... More 

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

Good afternoon, thank you for the comments and review, your complaints have my urgent attention and I am working at resolving it. Regards, Wynand du Toit, General Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has only taken me almost a year to write this review! However, I felt compelled to do so after going on a 'luxury', '5 star' safari in SriLanka over Christmas which was so appalling that it made me realise how good our experience at Ivory Tree was! I can't lie, the waiters/waitresses/receptionists were at times clueless and the food... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time in writing your comments, this is much appreciated and Ruan is definitely a asset to our team. I shared your comments with him this morning and he really appreciates it. Regards, Wynand du Toit, General Manager More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have read that the Rangers are the highlight and our Ranger had a very quiet and non social personality. We always left last but were the first to return. We had to ask him questions or he seldom spoke. He just didn't seem interested in his job. For us it was all about the game drives and we found... More 

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

Good afternoon and thank you for your comments and review. I am currently investigating your experience with regards to the safari guide and I can assure you this is definitely not the norm, we pride ourselves on our rangers. Regards Wynand du Toit, General Manager More 

Budapest, Hungary
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely not the last time! I had the chance to spend a couple of days in the Ivory Tree on a business conference. The place is pretty and tranquil, the staffs were friendly, the check-in efficient. The lodge isn't small but doesn't feel crowded at all. The conference facility was serving the purpose well. The bungalows are clean, generously large... More 

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

Thank you for the review, I shared this with my team this morning and they appreciate it. Regards, Wynand du Toit, General Manager More 

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