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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This was the first lodge we stopped in for our 2 week stay in Africa. The place is very beautiful, and the setting is perfect. Animals are swarming, and daniel, our ranger, taught us a lot about wildlife and managed to communicate his passion for Africa. We loved having the nightly visit of a bull elephant feeding on a tree...

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

Dear Jessica It is fantastic to hear how much you and your family enjoyed your stay with us , we pride our selves to give exseptional experiances to all our guests . We hope on your next visit to Shouth africa that we will be on your list of stop overs

Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the lodge as a weekend getaway during a business trip. It was amazing from beginning to end. Especially Ryan who was our guide at the game drive made a difference. He really made an extra effort to find animals and we did find cheetah! The lodge itself and the food was of 5 star quality. Attention to...

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Dear Annika Again what a plesure to hear how much our Guest enjoy there stay and our activities , We hope to see you back with us soon maybe for a longer stay

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Ivory Tree for a single night (Friday). The lodge was larger than expected 30+ rooms, with expansive grounds. The main area consists of a restaurant, pool area (with deck chairs) outside seating, a lounge and a boma - perfect for relaxing on a hot afternoon. Included in the rate are meals (lunch / tea / supper /...

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Dear Nicholas It is always a plesure to hear how much our GUESTS enjouy there stay with us , we would ensure Marnu recieves the complements you bestowed him We hope to welcome you back soon , maybe for a longer stay Best regards daniel tharratt

Notteroy Municipality, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and food plus excellet game watching. We did ser a lot of anamilas including lions, elephants, leopard, cheeta, giraff etc. The lodge felt luxurious. Had kids and they were very happy with the set up - particullarly with the pool. I would reccomend this lodge others.

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Dear Matsrh Thank you for your valued comments , it is always a plesure to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us . We hope to welcome you and your family back fr a nother unforgetable stay. Kind regards Daniel

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are after brilliant Safari combined with a 5* experience. This is the best place on the planet. Look no further. We've been twice now. First time was just me and my wife, and second time we took our son and his girlfriend. Both trips were perfect.

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Dear Ben It is fantastic to hear from return Guests as to there experiance with us , it was a great plesure to welcome you back and we await your return . Warm Regards Daniel

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We treated our mom for her 80th Birthday stayed for three nights. We thoroughly enjoyed ever bit of our stay. THE STAFF friendly and helpful. ROOMS. Large, lovely and clean. Bathroom was also large with choice of outside shower which was a nice touch to experience African bush; or a lovely luxury inside bath. FOOD. 3 meals a day. Buffet...

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Good day Debbie H Thank you for your valued review it is always a pleasure to hear how much our GUESTs enjoy there stay with us . We hope to see you back soon . Regards

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well here we are at lodge after a. Ironing and evening safari. It is some place special. We leave our lodge, head out to the national park in search of the big five. To see them in their natural environment is a memory that will stay with you forever. If you visit South Africa you must visit a game park....

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

Dear Neil Thank you so much for your valued right up it is always awsome to hear how our GUESTS enjoy there stay with us hope to welcome you back soon Warm regards Daniel

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 3 nights at Ivory Tree Lodge to help celebrate my wife's birthday. We arrived at 3 pm and after being checked in and shown around by excellent front office staff were approached for our first game drive, in 45 minutes time! Our ranger, Werner, was excellent. Very keen himself, he went out of his way to explain sightings....

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Dear GK Wright It is always fantastic to hear how you our Guest enjoyed your stay with us , and we value all your comments greatly. We hope to welcome you back soon so as to give you a fantastic experiance once again . Kind regards Daniel

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karel was an excellent Game ranger and we had magnificent sightings. The atmosphere at the lodge is very relaxed and the staff are extremely professional. Dinner was very disappointing and not 5 star at all. The sirloin was overcooked and the food was generally bland. Breakfast and lunch were exceptional.

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

Good Morning Johan Thank you very much for the great feedback. We will address the standard of our dinner. Hope to see you back soon. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ivory Tree is situated right on the edge of Pilanesberg National park. The hotel facilities are good, but there isn't loads to do, other than the game drives (2 per day). In the park we had seen 4 of the big 5 (including Leopard) within the first 2 drives... the scenery is wonderful and wildlife is abundant. Food is of...

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Good Evening Alex H I am very pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us at Ivory. We are looking forward having you back with us soon. Kind Regards Chris Ferreira General Manager Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • 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 

Additional Information about Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Address: | Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park 318, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: $574 - $1,264 (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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“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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“If you are planning a Spa treatment, booknon arrival, it's the only negative comment I can really make, maybe a few more spa staff !”
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