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New York City, New York
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything from the minute I arrived till the second I left was amazing.. the food the staff and the rangers..I can't wait to go back !!!! The rooms are cozy and I loved the cheeky monkeys that come to the resturant and steal your food :))

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved Staying here. You have to pay for wifi, but that is not why you are there. Such a great breakaway from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. Loved the rooms, or buildings, and some of the larger ones have outdoor pools that are beautiful. Had two great game drives, and our rangers were fantastic, and even ate dinner with... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely fantastic game drive experience and Sam, our ranger, got us to all the good spots to get great views of the big cats and other interesting sights. The room was sadly not 5 star quality and check-in service and all-round accommodation experience did not live up to expectations. I guess I expected more for the money and what it... More 

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

Good day from Ivory Tree, Thank you for the feedback it is highly apprecaited. I am glad that you enjoyed Sam and that he managed to get you some good sightings. It can get callenging on 55,000 hectares. I will focus on the check in and accommodation experiences and make sure that is on the standard that I expect from... More 

Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Short one night stay. Great accommodation and service. Thank you to Alicia for the informative, educational and brilliant game drives. In two drives we encountered 4 of the big 5. Great value for money. Will definitely be back.

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

Good day from Ivory Tree, Thank you for the feedback it is highly appreciated. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and will feed back to my team. We hope to see you for a longer stay next ime. Best regards Bertus Bezuidenhout General Manager More 

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The only problem with our stay was that it was too short!!! Every employee went above and beyond to ensure we were comfortable. Food was fabulous. Our Ranger Mel was extraordinary!!! Knowledgeable and passionate about the animals and the park.We have been on many game drives and this was by far our most memorable experience. Thanks Mel we will be... More 

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

Good day From Ivory Tree, Thank you or the praises. It also feeds my passion for what we do, and as the team leader makes me very proud. Mel and the reason for her being a Senior Ranger is evident in our feedback. Thank you. True passion can't be hidden. I will convey your compliments to the team. Hope to... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could give Ivory Tree 3.5 stars, I would, but Trip Advisor doesn't allow half points. The strong points: good location, free parking, our excellent guide knew a lot about the park and the animals and made sure each game drive was comfortable and enjoyable. (It's nature, so you never know what you'll see, but we saw a rhino-fight,... More 

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

Good day from Ivory Tree, Thank you for the valuable feedback. It is highly appreciated. It is sometimes interesting to explain to some of our International guests that the wildlife can be dangerous and that teasing them might even lead to serious encounters. I have emphasized and checked that the communiation channels between us and the spa is back on... More 

Bronx, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend this location, the experience begins the moment you arrive. The rooms are beautiful, the food was delicious and staff was fabulous! I enjoyed the safaris and high tea. I would definitely visit this location again

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

Good morning from Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Thank you very much for the uplifting feedback. I will convey your compliments to my team. It is great if our passion comes through our service and our guests feel and notice this. Hope to welcme you back soon. More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was amazing from the moment we arrived. We were greeted at the gate by a young lady with a huge smile. Then when we arrived at the front door where we were swept away inside with welcome drinks. The staff tagged our bags and immediately brought us to our rooms (there were 8 of us travelling together in... More 

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

Good day from Ivory Tree Lodge, Wow! , thank you for the feedback. This is heartwarming and I can see that my team's passion for what they do has been experienced by you. I am sure the elephant shower will be remembered.for a long time. The elephant ladies will be remembered by us, and we hope to welcome you back... More 

Long Island, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the highlights of my trip to South Africa. Located within Pilanesberg National Park, this location is ideal to stay if you plan on going on a safari. The cottages were cozy and nice however, there are no TVs and no internet. For wifi, you'll need to go to the lobby which is huge with plenty of comfortable couches... More 

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

Hi from Ivory Tree Lodge, Hi from Ivory Tree Lodge, Thank you very much for the feedback, it is highly appreciated. The spiders that you encountered is actually closer to an ant and not venomous. These little critters we call rain spiders, love to make a nuisance of themselves in the rainy season. We will up our room checks to... More 

Randburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most incredible stay! From the time we arrived and were greeted by the friendliest staff we have ever seen, till the time we left, was just unforgettable. The Game Ranger / Guide had so knowledge about the area, plants, animal and trees. Hi passion for conservation was just so beautiful. Well done Werner! The food and accommodation... More 

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

Good afternoon from Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Thank you for the feedback. I am glad to hear that you had a memorable stay. Our aim is to share our passion with our guests, and if this rubs off? Well, then we have achieved our goal. Thank you for the compliments, I will relay to my team. We hope to welcome... More 

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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: $595 - $1,255 (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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