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Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge

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Hoedspruit 1380 South Africa
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Welcome to River Rock Lodge, a true pioneers camp and one of the earliest established in the surrounding wilderness. From this intimate lodge, you can you can connect with nature and times gone past. Completely unwind in one of four luxury, Kruger-style rondavels each onlooking the Klaserie river and with expansive views of the bush beyond. Each rondavel is decorated with their own personal touch of Old Africa where you can enjoy a perfect blend of rustic authenticity and modern luxuries. Each room is also equipped with an en suite bathroom that includes a shower and bathtub for you to fully relax and appreciate the tranquility of the wilderness. Enjoy a peaceful night's sleep from the comfort of our Egyptian cotton linens, where you can drift off listening to the ambient sounds of the African night. Each rondavel is also equipped with fans and power sockets.
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Wendy1924 wrote a review Apr 2021
Halen, Belgium1 contribution
We were happy to return to Ivory after we had stayed with them in 2018 (previous location) and we were again impressed with how they run this lodge. Excellent service, good food and very enthousiast rangers who made us love the bush even more than we already did. I already miss the place and can't wait to return there. Only thing I slightly missed was airco, but then I would have to rate this lodge 6 stars out of 5.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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HarrietNels wrote a review Dec 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
With the Covid stresses of travelling and awaiting PCR tests etc I had been nail bitingly stressed not knowing if we would actually make this trip happen but as soon as we arrived at Ivory Wilderness I felt a wave of calm settle over my husband and I. We were offered a drink and an elephant walked down to the dried river bed in front of us...heaven! The beds were super comfortable and all the Africology products ensure you and your room smell divine. The small swimming pool (unheated) was the perfect temperature and my 2 children (7 & 5) played and swam whilst my husband and I killed around and relaxed and slept. Warren and his team were very attentive, always around if we needed them but giving us our privacy. The meals were all delicious and home cooked by Agreement the cook and we were never hungry. They were very accommodating creating options for the kids and we always had at least 2 options. And then the game drives, always best to go super early and a hot chocolate and coffee was always waiting for you but if you wanted to go a bit later that was accommodated and Warren always assessed the weather before he woke us up. The Klaserie is teaming with wildlife and Warren is quite an eccentric guide that is very in touch with the animals and gives them huge amounts of respect and is also hugely knowledgable. He has spent most of his life on or near this reserve and seems to know it like back if his hand. He is an amazing tracker and makes a point of tracking the harder to find animals like leopards. Warren is also very engaging with the children and always has plenty of interesting facts to keep them entertained. All in all a wonderful relaxing few days spent here. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from Warren Howson, Owner at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge
Responded 08 Jan 2021
Dear Harriet, thank you for your kind words, it was an absolute honour and pleasure to host and guide yourself and family in our piece of paradise. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to relax. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back some day and send all our best wishes from the Bushveld.
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Fredahills wrote a review Mar 2020
Woking, United Kingdom141 contributions29 helpful votes
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My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights in March, this was our first safari and to be honest I don’t think we could have picked a better place. From the moment we arrived we were taken aback by the scenery and hospitality and it just got better from there on. The game drives were an education and experience that we will never forget, which all goes down to Warren & Craig’s enthusiasm, knowledge and respect for the environment and wildlife. We’ve never been so happy to be woken at 4:30am because we knew we would be experiencing something new each day. On top of that the food was amazing, accommodating my dietary needs with superb options, so I never felt as though I was having to compromise. Accommodation was equally excellent and to top it all off the staff were wonderful, Tandy always making sure we were OK and being looked after. Goscelin, Craig & Warren you have created a unique and personal experience and one we will never forget.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Troisamies wrote a review Mar 2020
Brussels, Belgium15 contributions4 helpful votes
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Fabulous and unforgettable experience with Craig. Thank you so much. We liked especially the safaris, the way Craig was talking to the animals. It was our first safari. The rooms, the food were exceptional. Thank you Jocelyn, Tandy, Bongi and all the staff of IW.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Warren H, Owner at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and safari experience. Hopefully Africa can call you back again and maybe we have the privilege of welcoming you back to Klaserie in the future. Thanks again and sending our best wishes from the Bush.
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269Carol wrote a review Mar 2020
Tel Aviv, Israel7 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Ivory Wilderness for two nights in February. It was a great stay, fantastic safari drives - we were lucky enough to have our own private drives which was amazing and fascinating, great food and accommodation. Felt very welcomed and well looked after. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Warren H, Owner at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge
Responded 30 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for your thoughtful review, we really appreciate the feedback and are so glad that you both enjoyed your intimate Bush experience and had a memorable time here. Thank you so much again and looking forward to hopefully welcoming you back here some day. Sending all our best wishes from the Lowveld.
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US$442 - US$689 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaLimpopo ProvinceHoedspruit
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.