Just returned from two nights at Ivory Tree Lodge and spent new years eve at the venue, first time at a game reserve, totally blew me and my wife away...... Stayed in the excetutive suites, beautiful outside paitio, with a plunge pool to keep you cool when the temperatures get to much to bear, great views of the game reserve and to top it off a zebra strolled past the end of the patio, sight to be seen. Lovely bedroom with a four poster bed and a massive bathroom with an outside shower, great experience.
Attended four game drives in total two dawn and two dusk, where do I start, every drive we eperienced something different, Wesley is a true gentlemen, I have never met anybody in my life like Wesley who truly loves his job as much as he does. He has the nack of being in the rightb place at the right time, from seeing a herd of 23 elephants, to seeing two male lions laid on the grass playing with each other. His knowledge of the game reserve and the wildlife was exceptional. The dusk drives are worth the visit alone to be confronted with a 6 tonne male elephant walking down the road towards you is experience to behold, I can assure you this gets the heart beating when you reversing up a dirt track in pitch darkness, but Wesley got us home safe and sound. He would drive along and sudenley stop and point out a chameleon in the bush, he must have infa red vision ! his knowledge of the stars and the animals is first class, we both learnt so much. We was that lucky we even seen a pair of Oryx, first time they had been seen for two years.
Just want to say what a wonderful experience, I will be reccomending Ivory Tree Lodge to all my friends and family, I you want to experience Pilansberg Game Reserve this has to be your first choice of venue.
Thankyou for the attention to detail and first class facilities to all at Ivory Tree
M A Norris
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Ivory Tree Game Hotel Pilanesberg National Park