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Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lodge and setting were excellent. Animals were far and few between. During 3 hour drive, might see 6 wildebeast, one elephant. 4 impala. Next trip, 3 lions at twilight who immediately walked out of view. Animals were so far away that we had to use binoculars to see them. Game drives were a farce. Lodge is so far removed from... More 

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Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had two safaris every day. After being in Kruger it was a little different for sure. Our ranger was not engaged with here guest all the first two safari’s. She let people stand up in jeep did not say anything. She seems to park the jeep for her to see the animals and not concerned if everyone else could... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you have limited time then this is definitely the right safari for you. Just two hours drive from the Johannesburg international airport - although you can fly to the Kwa Maritane/Sun City airport - the Pilansberg Game Reserve is packed with game including the Big Five - Lion, Buffalo, Rhino, Leopard and Elephant. Ivory Tree Lodge is in the... More 

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

Good Morning Sue J Sounds like you had a magical time at Ivory! We really hope to see you and the family back soon. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent 2 nights here and enjoyed my visit immensely. The food was buffet style but the dishes were changed each day and so you weren't repeating your meals. I loved my room - being in a little lodge vs. a hotel makes it a lot more relaxing and gave a solitary feeling while still being amongst others. The outdoor... More 

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

Good Morning Caitlinda I am very happy to see you had a great time at Ivory. Marnu is definitely one of the stars at Ivory. Hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ivory Tree is more like a hotel than a game lodge. Much bigger, and food is buffet style, but varied and adequate. 4 Drives in 2 days - saw lots of animals, including leopard which has eluded me on 4 previous safaris at other parks. Room was lovely - luckily we had one close to main building, so we had... More 

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

Good Morning Mike Thank you for the review, much appreciated. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent a wonderful weekend away at the lodge. From the friendly and attentive staff, excellent food and daily game drives-we had a great time. Really loved the outdoor shower and proximity of the room to the park. We had a kudu sighting while sitting out on the porch. It really was a one off a kind... More 

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Good Morning Krinellg I am very happy to see you had a relaxing time with us. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 4 days and 3 nights at this wonderful resort! We were 8 in our group and there wasn't anything more we could have asked for. The staff were so friendly and accommodating. Our driver Tracey was the best!!! Very knowledgeable and answered any questions we had. She went out of her way to make the morning and afternoon... More 

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Good Morning Lou Anne R Thank you for the wonderful feedback. Tracey is very chuffed with the review. We hope to see you back at Ivory very soon. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

HEREFORD, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great welcome. Two nights in std accomm, last in amazing luxury. Pretty near all inclusive. Two game drives per day with the wonderful Yolandie who knows how to find leopard, lion, white rhino, secretary bird, bustard, caracal, lots of funny looking horses, southern giraffe and scrub hare. Sad to leave tomorrow

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Good Morning Monocularman We hope to see you back at Ivory soon! Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 3 days on 6 safaris with Patrick as our Ranger. He did an amazing job of educating us on the animals and their habitat, and was able to find many of the animals, even the elusive ones like the Leopard! It was a fantastic experience!

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

Good Morning Nikki Thank you for the review. Patrick is definitely one of our stars. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent one night in this lovely lodge July 2016, for a safari photography trip in Pilannesburg. The Hotel is very nice, very clean, the staff is very welcoming, food its excellent, service is very good. I would go there again.

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Good Evening HM E Thank you very much for the review. We are looking forward to welcome you back at Ivory soon. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Mananger Ivory Tree Game Lodge More 

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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: $430 - $1,035 (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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