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Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Kgabo Drive, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality 0316 South Africa
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#7 of 16 lodges in Pilanesberg National Park
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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.
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Kgabo Drive, Pilanesberg National Park, Moses Kotane Local Municipality 0316 South Africa
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Caz wrote a review Today
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The Lodge was well run. The food was exceptional. The staff were friendly and efficient. The game drives were magical.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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rosoniusa wrote a review 18 Apr
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The perfect safari experience. Our third visit and it never gets old or boring. Great location and service. Shout out to Anya. Our game driver.
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Rosoniusa We are truly honored and grateful for your compliments, and it brings us immense joy to know that your experience at Ivory Tree was "outstanding". It warms our hearts to know that Anja's efforts in providing exceptional service made you safari experience phenomenal. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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Geoff S wrote a review 17 Apr
Saundersfoot, United Kingdom60 contributions37 helpful votes
Anija, Anija, Anija Our stay at Ivory Lodge was very enjoyable. My wife had read reviews about Ivory Lodge, and a guide named Anija received much praise. Due to my mobility issues, we requested a lodge close to the main building. Although Anija is a Ranger, she sorted this out very quickly. Then to my wife's great delight, we found that we were on Anija's Jeep!! While on safari, we always felt safe and well looked after. We couldn't have wished for a better ranger. Many thanks. Ivory Lodge was excellent. Great food and staff. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Geoff S Thank you for the lovely review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you found everything to be excellent. Everything at Ivory Tree is prepared with meticulous detail to ensure our guest enjoy. We take pride in knowing that you will be recommending us. I will be sure to share this feedback with all our friendly and passionate team members especially Anja. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ivory Tree for another magical experience. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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MATODZI TOURS wrote a review 15 Apr
Johannesburg, South Africa869 contributions12 helpful votes
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It is 2:30hrs drive from OR Tambo Airport to Ivory Tree Game Lodge . We drove through a very seeinary route of Magaliesberg Hartebeespoort dam .Those Magalies mountain drie over it makes the adventurous of the trip , Driving past hartebeesport dam to realize how massive that dam is and all the activities on it just blow one s mind . When we arrived at Ivory Tree Game Lodge we were received by an ice cold Orange juice while we were still checking in . Blown out by the room set up , love it , fantastic place will go there again and again and again .
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Get some snacks for the the road
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Matodzi Tours Thank you for recognizing and appreciating our beautiful lodge. We are immensely happy, as we always prepare and execute everything with great care from check-in to check-out to surprise and serve all our guests with excellence. We look forward to welcoming you back sometime in future. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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Annelea wrote a review Mar 2024
Barrie, Canada8 contributions9 helpful votes
From the moment you step out of your car at the Ivory Tree Game Lodge, you are treated like royalty! The rooms were beautiful and spacious with daily servicing. The game drive guides were knowledgeable and shared interesting facts and stories about the animals and nature. We really enjoyed both Themba and Lou-Ann as our guides. We saw so many animals as well as 4 of the Big 5, just missing the Buffalo. All of the staff were very attentive and always friendly. We opted for a massage, and we both found it to be very good. And oh my goodness, the food!!! The meals were scrumptious, generous, and a definite danger to your waistline. We loved our stay at Ivory Lodge and can definitely recommend it. Hopefully, we can return one day.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Annelea We would like to thank you for choosing Ivory Tree Game Lodge as your safari destination. We are very elated to know that the experience was exceptional, and appreciate all the compliments on our superb and hospitable team. Your lovely feedback has been shared with Themba, Lou-Ann and all our team members to ensure they are encouraged to maintain the same level of service to all our guests. We look forward to another opportunity to host you in future and create some more memorable experiences. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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Tourist44123092485 wrote a review Mar 2024
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This game lodge is great. The rooms are fantastic. The food is magnificent. 3 courses. All with lots of options and good quality. 2 game drives of 3 hours a day all included. Staff are lovely and helpful and the guides provided great background on the animals , birds and flora. We saw the big 5 more than once plus lots of other animals. 5 lionesses 3 meters away. Fighting bull elephants. Always felt safe with out excellent guide Jahtraa.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 15 Mar 2024
Dear Tourist44123092485 Thank you for recognizing and appreciating our beautiful lodge. We are immensely happy, as we always prepare and execute everything with great care from check-in to check-out to surprise and serve all our guests with excellence. Your compliments have been shared with all our friendly and passionate team members. We look forward to hosting you again at Ivory Tree sometime in future. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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paoletta b wrote a review Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom33 contributions11 helpful votes
Great place to stay. Stylish accomodation with huge and comfortable beds; a wonderful outside shower from where you can see and hear the nature; quality bath products as well. Obviously everything is perfectly clean. The food is fantastic at every occasion; and the best is the staff: friendly, professional and always there to make your day better. I recommend in particular if you have small kids, as they have a kid safari tour, a lovely swimming pool and you can get a babysitter while you're on a drive.
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Responded 10 Mar 2024
Dear Paoletta B Thank you for this heart-warming review. For each of us, the guest experience matters the most and such kind words of our efforts by our guests drives us to do it consistently and even better. We have shared your fantastic feedback with all our team members. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ivory Tree sometime in future. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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rkinat350628 wrote a review Mar 2024
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We spent 3 amazing days at the Ivory Tree Game Lodge and every single minute was wonderful. The exciting game drives with our awesome guide Cibu, our fantastic rooms, the super friendly staff and the delicious food at the lodge. We surely want to come back
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Responded 10 Mar 2024
Dear Rkinat350628 We are truly honored and grateful for your compliments, and it brings us immense joy to know that your experience at Ivory Tree was "amazing". It warms our hearts to know that Sibusiso's efforts in providing exceptional service made you safari experience more exciting. Your compliments have been shared with all our team members. We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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Tina C wrote a review Mar 2024
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We had an amazing time at this wonderful game lodge. The rooms, the food and a very informative game ranger, Anya made our stay very memorable. We thoroughly enjoyed the superb dinner in the boma and then a wonderful valentines dinner outside under the stars with a great band playing. Would highly recommend. A special mention for Anya who made the game drives the highlight of our stay. Lance and Tina Christie
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Recommend to use Rustenburg route to get to the Pilanesberg
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Responded 03 Mar 2024
Dear Tina C Thank you very much for your rave review. It is an honor to hear that you had a remarkable stay at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. We always go the extra mile to create "wow experiences" by delivering only the highest standards of service to each and every guest. Be rest assured your kind words have been shared with Anja and the rest of the team members who made your stay so unique and memorable. We look forward to welcoming you back at Ivory Tree sometime in future. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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holmes2024 wrote a review Feb 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Would definitely recommend Ivory Tree to everyone! Everything and everyone there was absolutely incredible!! The accommodation and food was superb. The game drive with Aidan was the best game drives we’ve ever been on! Thanks again for making it such a memorable holiday! Will be back soon!
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Responded 27 Feb 2024
Dear Holmes2024 Thank you for the lovely review. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you found everything to be superb. Everything at Ivory Tree is prepared with meticulous detail to ensure our guest enjoy. We take pride in knowing that you will be recommending us. I will be sure to share this feedback with all our friendly and passionate team members especially Aiden. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ivory Tree for another magical experience. Kind regards Ivory Tree Team
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R 6,152 - R 10,791 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaNorth-West ProvinceMoses Kotane Local MunicipalityPilanesberg National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
60
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Mphebatho Cultural Museum (3.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include pilanesberg centre, The Zebra Crossing, and Steers.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Ivory Tree Game Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Does Ivory Tree Game Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.