Guests per Safari Vehicle
Ivory Tree Game Lodge is within the renowned, malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park, which is about a 2.5 hour from Johannesburg.
The Ivory Tree Game lodge enjoys an excellent reputation for comfortable accommodation, tasty food and friendly staff.
A Private Villa at Ivory Tree Game Lodge allows you to maintain a safe social distance while spending quality time with those you love. The opulently furnished Villas are made up of three-to-four room clusters with a private, covered outdoor dining area.
Guests are served in the dining area by their own private butler, who delivers delectable breakfasts, lunches, dinners and afternoon teas to the table. Villas also include their own private pools and private vehicles for the group.
The Ivory Tree wildlife viewing, which may include sightings of the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhino), provides thrilling experiences during a safari stay. The lodge is set in an extinct volcanic crater on the boundary of two distinct vegetation types.
Executive and Standard Suites are tastefully decorated with a range of amenities for guests’ comfort and enjoyment. Décor is typical African in flavour, with warm tones. Each of the suites features a comfortable outdoor sitting area making for a relaxing setting.
The lodge provides a unique, outdoor dining venue where guests can enjoy dinners under a starlit, African sky in a most beautiful bushveld setting. The swimming pool offers a welcoming refreshment during the warm, sunny afternoons in between safari drives.
Convenient services are available to guests to ensure a most relaxing and memorable safari experience in the Pilanesberg. Transfer from/to the nearby airports as well as to/from the Sun City Resort is available. Exciting safari drives await travellers who spend their safari getaway in the Pilanesberg National Park. Home to the "Big Five" and being malaria-free, guests enjoy close encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife on the early morning and late afternoon safari drives.
Relaxing spa treatments are available in the lodge's Amani Spa. The nearby Sun City Resort with its many entertainment options and casino provide a multitude of exciting activities. Hot air balloon safaris a highlight whereby the wilderness can be explored from above.
The Amani Spa has the philosophy of creating inner peace by restoring balance and harmony to the entire being. The spa is in beautiful, tranquil surrounds with naturally inspired décor. Three private wellness rooms offer a range of treatments and packages in the care of experienced therapists.
The Ivory Tree has included a discussion dedicated room with its facilities which can be set out for a variety of configurations according to the needs of clients. The air-conditioned venue accommodates a maximum of 70 delegates.
The lodge offers a unique conservation-oriented team building activity, where conference participants can use data gathering and genetic mapping. The overall conference program at the lodge is tailored to ensure that both conferencing and appreciation of the environment are considered.
Safari drives are available to guests twice daily, in the company of experienced game rangers who provide valuable information about the reserve and its’ diverse inhabitants. Also, on offer are exciting bush walks and hot air balloon safaris (with a private contractor).
The Lodge appreciates the unique occasion of having a safari with the whole family. However, in consideration of all guests, children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari drives and from the ages 6 - 12, at the discretion of the ranger. Where possible, the lodge will arrange a ‘bush bubble,' which is a shortened safari drive tailored to children and avoiding encounters with the "Big 5" for safety reasons.
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
All ages welcome
Johannesburg - OR Tambo International
2 hours, 45 mins from Johannesburg, OR Tambo
Ivory Tree Game Lodge, Kgabo Dr, Bagatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
All ages welcome