Guests per Safari Vehicle
Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point of entry is through Bakgatla Gate. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive lodge, called Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
The guest areas have been carefully planned to ensure easy flowing and comfortable areas and were designed
with the view to accommodating a group or to provide intimate retreats ensuring privacy.
The central areas include two lounges, the bar and cocktail lounge, a multi-tiered dining room, the conference facility, curio shop and open air boma.
Choose from 60 tastefully decorated Standard Rooms, one Family Suite, four Luxury Suites and the exclusive Executive Suite. Along with the Executive Suite, three of the Luxury Suites boast private lounges and plunge pools.
The central areas of the lodge are designed to take in as much of the impressive views of the surrounding amphitheatre as possible and include a pool, bar, conference area and dining room.
Perched on stilts and blending into its location, the Amani Spa at Ivory Tree has themed treatment rooms providing uninterrupted views of the African Bushveld where you can indulge relaxing Spa massages, luxurious facials, manicures, pedicures and pampering Spa packages, uniquely designed to relax the mind body and soul.
Amani Spa and Wellness at Ivory Tree Game Lodge was awarded the Safari Spa Award at the prestigious Les Nouvelles Esthetiques in 2007 and 2013 Spa Awards.
Most of our guests are at Ivory Tree for the thrill of the open vehicle safari. Ivory Tree uses custom built 10-seater open game viewers which permit maximum all around visibility.
Next door to the famous leisure and entertainment resort of Sun City, is the Pilanesberg National Park.
It may not be very large (550km²) compared to Kruger or some of the other great African parks, but it has a real wilderness feel to it and most of the big animals you could wish to see. It lies amongst the only significant hills in the area which rise skywards out of the flat highveld plain. This massif is a 1,200 million-year-old volcanic relic of four concentric mountain rings.
The Pilanesberg is the highest peak towering 600 metres above Mankwe Lake, which sits in the heart of the ancient volcano. The volcano's circular bowl was recognised as being the perfect situation for a national park with its tall sides creating natural boundaries. The area was farmed until 1979 until Operation Genesis was launched to rehabilitate the land and stock it with game. This was one of the most imaginative game-stocking enterprises ever undertaken and the Pilanesberg became a great success story.
This Park is home to good populations of a whole range of Africa's game, including the 'Big Five'; elephants, black and white rhinoceros, buffaloes, lions and leopards and you will also see giraffes, zebras, hippos and a wide variety of antelopes including the very attractive sable, eland, kudu and gemsbok. There are also cheetahs and hyenas and jackal. Birdlife is good with over 300 species and bird lovers will be interested in the huge stroll-through aviary at the Manyane gate. Also, in this area is a 'vulture restaurant' - created to help save the shy and endangered Cape vulture from regional extinction.
All ages welcome
60 Standard Suites
4 Luxury Suites
1 Executive Suite
1 Family Suite
All ages welcome
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International
2.5 hours from Johannesburg
2 hours, 45 mins from Johannesburg, OR Tamno
Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Kgabo Dr, Bagatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
All ages welcome