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Hagendorn
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are interessted in animals, likes early and afternoon game drives it's the place to go. Our Ranger Dyllan showed us his 'home', We saw , Lions, Cheetah, Elephant, Giraffes.... and much more. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner is mainly Buffet. You definitely will find something too eat.

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

Dear Sonja As you said we have animals in abundance and our rangers knows there stuff , thank you for the review and we hope to host you again in the future .

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing place, room, food, Safari......... Even on a rainy day, everything was very good. Experience of the shower outside the room, was terrific. I'll come back as soon as I can ! Thank you Ivory. Fantastic

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

Dear Maksuddan It was a pleasure to host you and we are looking forward to host you again. Regards

Paris
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am sick and I wanted to change of mind !!! I have been staying for seven months at the hospital in Paris and I needed to have a break. South of Africa was the best destination for me because it was unknown. So, when I arrived at The Ivory Tree Game Lodge, I forget everything and I felt like...

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

Good day Kpenault973 It is always a great pleasure to hear how much our Guests enjoy there stay and experience with us . We wish you all the best with your health and the team cant wait to welcome you back soon. kind regards

Manila
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let's start with the great! The game drives are great! Very hard to put in words as I possibly wouldn't be able do justice. But you'll have to believe that they were great! We did 6 drives and came back from everyone feeling very good and satisfied. The guide was also very friendly and knowledgeable, sometimes talked a bit too...

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

Dear Travelbugs67 Thank you for your valued review, As you mentioned over this period we had some challenges, but I can assure you we have them rectified. We hope to welcome you back in the near future and to exceed your expectations. Kind regards

Centurion
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interaction with Africa's Nature - back to basics - by experiencing nature as a total system - and not only in compartments - from observing a pied kingfisher catching a fish and hoe the bird prepares the fish to be able for swallowing - the geology - soil and plant distribution - coupled to animal distribution - and the night...

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

Dear Attilaport . Thank you for your Fantastic review, We are extremely fortunate to live in the African wild and we as you cherish every moment. This is why we enjoy exhibiting these aspects to all our Guests.

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We stayed 3 days at the Ivory Tree lodge. The staff was extremely friendly and made us feel like privileged customers. And our ranger - Kiegan - made the experience unforgettable! All the game drives were amazing!

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

Dear Guest thank you for your valued survey , we will foward your complements to the team . we hope to hast you again in the near future

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 March 2017

This was my second safari and I loved this place! The staff was very helpful, the guides were extremely knowledgeable and the accommodations very clean and comfortable. We loved our guide Chris- who went above and beyond and started our morning drives 30 minutes before they were scheduled to start to ensure that we got to see beautiful sunrises. This...

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

Dear Guest It is always a pleasure to welcome Guests back and ensure them of an amazing experience. Hope fully we will be welcoming you back soon again.

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Promising start to our short weekend getaway. Friendly lodge staff and while clearly very inexperienced field guide (only been ranging for 2 weeks) he was eager to please and friendly enough. Unfortunately our last game drive was rather unprofessional, disappointing and frankly leaves a bad taste. The first half hour of our early morning game drive was spent sitting on...

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

Dear Nicole We want to thank you for your review, and we take all comments very seriously. It is true, the ranger dedicated to you was a new ranger, we proud our self’s, of introducing new rangers to the industry. With your assistance as given and mentoring from our Senior Rangers we then Guide the new rangers as to what...

Newbury
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Visited as part of a business event. Can't fault the lodge, stayed in room 20, lovely place, clean, large, quiet, just perfect. Staff were helpful & very friendly, nothing was too much trouble, food quality was excellent and plentiful. Will have to return just to bring my wife along.

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

Dear Bob Thank you for the fantastic review you gave us, We pride our self’s to give a great bush experience of tranquillity. The team can only wish you for your return.

kingston, Jamaica
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I knew I was paying more for 5 Star and was ready to indulge after an intense travel and work schedule. I have been quite disappointed. Firstly our 5 star room lacks a TV, radio and internet. These are basic amenities that travellers expect. You should not have to pay more to get those. Then all the meals are buffet...

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

Dear Dane Thank you for your review. We take all comments very seriously and would want to improve on all service we offer, One of our main allures are that there is no Television sets and any other electronic devises in our rooms. As we are a game lodge we create a bush experience and a back to nature feel....

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: | Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park 318, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: R4 662 - R12 862 (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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“Suite with small Pool ”
Sonja76Hagendorn, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are excellent but if you can rent out the pilani lodge area its well worth it with its own pool and firepit and braai facility.”
Jana_Radcliffe, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Any one of the bungalows will do!”
brandons420, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Spend a little extra and get one of their 4 special rooms. Having said that, all the rooms are lovely.”
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“All rooms are excellent”
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