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Des M
Mandurah, Australia

A wonderful safari experience at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Pilansberg.

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Apr 2024via mobile
A fantastic three day safari break. The rooms, resort facilities and service from the staff were second to none. Always cheerful, smiling and always willing to help out.
Our guide Jan was a character who not only did everything to ensure the safari experience was safe and thrilling, but was also our wake up alarm, our own drinks champion at morning and evening safaris, and educated us with his knowledge and passion for the wildlife on the park.
We will definitely return.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 30 Apr 2024
Dear Desmond M

Thank you very much for this evocative 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. Your kind words have been shared with Jan and all the team members who made your stay so wonderful and memorable.

We look forward to welcoming you back at Ivory Tree sometime in future.

Kind regards
Ivory Tree Team
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Reviewed 22 April 2024

Brilliant time. Ivory Tree Lodge was lovely, great facilities and setting. Our lodge was spacious, huge bed and enormous bath, with an outside private shower. Food was plentiful and good variety and quality. Game drive guides were knowledgeable and made sure we saw everything we asked for, so exciting!

Room tip: Bring warm clothes for early morning game drives
Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2024

Dear Julie H

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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Reviewed 20 April 2024

The Lodge was well run. The food was exceptional. The staff were friendly and efficient. The game drives were magical.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2024

Dear Carol E

Thank you for sharing this on TripAdvisor. We are very elated to know that the experience was exceptional, and appreciate all the compliments on our superb and hospitable team.

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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Reviewed 19 April 2024

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.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

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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Reviewed 18 April 2024

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.

Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

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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Reviewed 16 April 2024 via mobile

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 .

Room tip: Get some snacks for the the road
Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled on business
Thank Matodzitours
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2024

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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