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Olivia T
Kent, United Kingdom

Amazing honeymoon experience!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
We stayed at Ivory Tree Lodge for the first part of our honeymoon and could not recommend it enough. We stayed for 3 nights and went on 5 drives with Marvin, who was fantastic! We saw the big 5 and Marvin’s knowledge was absolutely amazing, he was so friendly and very happy to answer all our questions. He was very good at getting close to the animals, and knowing exactly where they were around the park!

The lodge itself is pretty and relaxing. Our room was spacious and very clean. The food is absolutely incredible for all meals and you also stop for coffee/drinks on the drives which is a nice touch!

Everyone we spoke to was very friendly and welcoming, they even decorated our room one evening after we’d been on a drive, which was so thoughtful.

We had an incredible time and want to say a massive thank you to everyone at Ivory Tree Lodge!
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 5 days ago
Dear Olivia T

Thank you very much for the amazing review, and congrats on your union.

It is an honor to hear that you had a remarkable honeymoon experience 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 Marvin 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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Reviewed 4 May 2024

There is absolutely nothing I can fault .
We spent 6 nights here at your truly amazing lodge and it was the best week of our lives. A special mention to barman Mike and waitress Bridgette. They were the epitome of excellent. The room was out of this world. So many amazing little touches, the bath absolutely incredible and the bed. The quality of the food every single day including the memorable BBQ was better than anything we’ve ever tasted .
Thank you for the best week of our lives.

Date of stay: January 2024
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2024

Dear Clarebrett2024

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. Mike and Bridgette are so overjoyed to hear of your praises.

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

Kind regards
Ivory Tree Team

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Reviewed 2 May 2024

Ivory Tree Lodge was a very nice place to stay. The cheekey monkeys were very entertaining. The Safaris were wonderful. Having Zebras and a big bull elephant walk right past our patio was once in lifetime thrill. Special praise for the nice gal who was working in the gift shop. Very friendly, kind and helpful. I would stay here again.

Room tip: Bring cash to tip the staff
Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2024

Dear Traveler

Thank you for the lovely review.

Our passionate and enthusiastic team prides themselves on ensuring our guests feel at home and comfortable, so it brings us great joy to know we achieved that for you.

We value your patronage and look forward to another opportunity to host you again at Ivory Tree.

Kind regards
Ivory Tree Team

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Reviewed 1 May 2024

From the initial drive into Ivory Tree Lodge, the warm and friendly welcome greeting to the moment we (sadly) had to leave, everything was way above our expectations even for a 5* property.
There was nothing that we could find fault with. The staff hospitality was beyond ... every member of staff with whom we interacted was professional, friendly and helpful. Food was simply delicious at every meal and the menu choices catered to every palate. The rooms were beautifully appointed, gorgeous outdoor shower, lovely verandah on which to have a little down time, comfortable beds etc etc etc. Toiletries provided were generous and of very high quality. We were extremely fortunate to have been allocated to the head game ranger's vehicle. Sibu was AMAZING! What a personality - great sense of humour, extremely well spoken, knowledgeable and informative on every aspect of our game viewings. He went to every length to ensure that we saw as wide a variety of game as possible. Pilanesberg is a beautiful park with lots of varied terrain and incredible vistas.
We have visited many game lodges in various parks in Africa - Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe - and cannot rate Ivory Tree Lodge highly enough.

Date of stay: April 2024
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Tafadzwa Manyowa, General Manager at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2024

Dear Travelalwayssa

Thank you for this lovely review.

It is truly gratifying to read such glowing feedback regarding our beautiful property and staff. We have passed your genuine appreciation to all our team members to whom it has been a great source of inspiration to continue in their efforts to deliver exceptional experiences to all our guests.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future and continue to be your preferred safari destination.

Kind regards
Ivory Tree Team

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Reviewed 27 April 2024 via 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 reviewResponded 1 May 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!

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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 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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