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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

For 7 years, Ivory Tree was my favorite lodge in the Park. The food was great, amazing Rangers and great ambience but the last time I went, I was disappointed. The food was nice enough, the accommodation was clean and the game drives were ok but these were all disappointments in comparison to previous trips. The quality of the lodge... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very pleasant all round. Staff were helpful and pleasant. Food and drink were excellent - and great value! Game drives start early in the morning - 6.00 am. Be prepared - it is very cold in the morning in the winter before the sun comes up. You will need to wrap up well.

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Stony Plain, Canada
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family of 4 spent 3 nights at the Ivory Tree resort. The resort was excellent, but the real story for us was the game viewing. Our Ranger, Werner, was excellent. He was extremely professional and kept both the wildlife and guests safe. We saw the big five in our first two game drives, and well over 70 elephants and... More 

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

Good Evening Mike A Thank you for the review and great feedback. Sounds like you had awesome game drives! Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My family and I spend a weekend at Ivory Tree Lodge. Our game drive experiences were very memorable thanks to an enthusiastic and well informed game ranger, ask for Emile if you can. Our lodge experience was not as memorable, it was okay, but certainly not a 5 star experience. On arrival there was no one to greet us, we... More 

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Thank Kia1tow
IvoryGM, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Good Evening Kia1tow Thank you for the review and excellent feedback regarding Emile! Please accept my sincere apologies for the areas we did not meet your expectations. It is standard procedure that we meet our guests on arrival, and bring their luggage down from the rooms on departure. I will investigate why this did not happen. We are looking forward... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a place.. the rooms were just amazing.. with a tub and an outdoor shower.. Agreed the outdoor shower is a bit scary..but that the thrill of living in the midst of nature.. I saw a deer (antelope) from my bathroom window 5 mins after we walked into the room.. so surreal.. our package included all meals and 2 game... More 

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

Good Evening LRK Thank you for the feedback. The game drives are definitely the highlight of your stay. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Ottawa, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I enjoyed our time at the Ivory Tree Game Lodge. The accommodations were nice and clean. The service staff were friendly and helpful. And the safari staff (especially Nicole) were very knowledgeable and pleasant on game drives.

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

Good Evening JSB Thank you for the review and great feedback regarding our staff. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bushveld is always a lovely place for some r&r, the ivory tree game lodge is no exception. From the moment you walk through the front door to the moment you leave you can expect excellent service, good food and an incredibly relaxing environment. I was fortunate enough to go on both a morning and afternoon game drives, they were... More 

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

Good Evening Mark P Thank you for the review, our game drives are definitely one of the many highlights of your time at Ivory. Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ivory Tree Lodge is situated in a quieter area of the Pilanesberg Park. The setting is beautiful and the chalets are excellent. Some chalets are far from the main buildings which require a long walk. The game drives are good, but as this is winter it gets very cold. Blankets are supplied on the drives. The meals are first class... More 

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Thank Diether K
IvoryGM, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Good Evening Diether K Thank you for the great review. Much appreciated. Our setting is very special. Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went on our first safari here as part of our honeymoon. We did have the best room possible and it was lovely and extremely comfortable with two bathrooms: one with shower, one with bath, an outside area with pool and a lovely log burning fire. The food was fantastic- 3 course lunch and dinner, not needed... More 

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

Good Evening foodtazting101 I am so happy to see you had a fantastic time with us at Ivory! We are looking forward to welcome you and your friends and family back soon. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

johannesburg
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoy the bush and especially the Pilanesberg area so this was a delight for us. The hotel was nice enough, the food was good. The setting very nice. We enjoyed the boma meal at night. Unfortunately we ordered a bottle of wine which never arrived but we were charged for it. It took a number of email communications after... More 

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

Good afternoon Jozibabe Thank you for the review. I am very happy to see you enjoyed your stay with us. Please accept my apologies for the wine. As for the blankets, I am not sure why there were no blankets on your vehicle, it is definitely standard equipment that goes out on every drive. I will investigate. Kind Regards Chris... More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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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 

Additional Information about Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Address: | Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park 318, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: $368 - $963 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Ivory Tree Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 60
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