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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed 3 days at the Ivory Tree lodge. The staff was extremely friendly and made us feel like privileged customers. And our ranger - Kiegan - made the experience unforgettable! All the game drives were amazing!

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San Francisco, California
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This was my second safari and I loved this place! The staff was very helpful, the guides were extremely knowledgeable and the accommodations very clean and comfortable. We loved our guide Chris- who went above and beyond and started our morning drives 30 minutes before they were scheduled to start to ensure that we got to see beautiful sunrises. This...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Promising start to our short weekend getaway. Friendly lodge staff and while clearly very inexperienced field guide (only been ranging for 2 weeks) he was eager to please and friendly enough. Unfortunately our last game drive was rather unprofessional, disappointing and frankly leaves a bad taste. The first half hour of our early morning game drive was spent sitting on...

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

Dear Nicole We want to thank you for your review, and we take all comments very seriously. It is true, the ranger dedicated to you was a new ranger, we proud our self’s, of introducing new rangers to the industry. With your assistance as given and mentoring from our Senior Rangers we then Guide the new rangers as to what...

Newbury
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited as part of a business event. Can't fault the lodge, stayed in room 20, lovely place, clean, large, quiet, just perfect. Staff were helpful & very friendly, nothing was too much trouble, food quality was excellent and plentiful. Will have to return just to bring my wife along.

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

Dear Bob Thank you for the fantastic review you gave us, We pride our self’s to give a great bush experience of tranquillity. The team can only wish you for your return.

kingston, Jamaica
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I knew I was paying more for 5 Star and was ready to indulge after an intense travel and work schedule. I have been quite disappointed. Firstly our 5 star room lacks a TV, radio and internet. These are basic amenities that travellers expect. You should not have to pay more to get those. Then all the meals are buffet...

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

Dear Dane Thank you for your review. We take all comments very seriously and would want to improve on all service we offer, One of our main allures are that there is no Television sets and any other electronic devises in our rooms. As we are a game lodge we create a bush experience and a back to nature feel....

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited the Pilansberg reserve many times, this was our first time at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. We found the accommodation and facilities to be exceptional! The field guide, Biggie, made our stay so pleasant and we would love to come back just to have him take us out again on a game drive :) The breakfast and dinner buffets...

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

Dear Jana Thank you for your kind words , We make it our mission to exeed our Guests expectations . For your conserns we have noted it and we are in the prosess of replacing our cutlary range . Biggie is a star and we will confey your cratetude to him , the team cannot wait to welcome you back...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights in Feb. Bit rainy at times but great experience, great guide Marnu, rooms perfect with outdoor shower. Food was delicious and outdoor Boma evening perfect. Saw lots of game, lion, cheetah. elephants etc. Good value I think

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

Dear Ian It is always a pleasure to hear how much our Guests enjoy their stay with us. It was exceptionally wet this February but we desperately needed the rain after the two years of drought. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Jackson, WY, United States
Reviewed 1 week ago

Game rides excellent. Hotel, dining, and reception employees rude and poor. Told desk we were leaving with a driver at 0600, but no one at reception when we called for a porter at 0540. I use a cane and had to pull bags down a 10% grade few hundred yards to van. It got worse, we drove to exit where...

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

Dear Kenneth We are extremely concerned with your experience received at our lodge. We have been trying to contact you telephonically as well as through your agent, and we will do so until the matter is resolved.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Ivory Tree Game Lodge for 2 days and it was a pleasure to stay there. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. The rides were amazing as well. We made two of them, one in the evening on the day of our arrival and the next one early in the morning on the next day (...

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

Dear Sabina Again What a pleasure to hear how mush our Guests enjoy the experience we offer, we will make sure Alyssa knows how much you appreciated her enthusiasm for what she does so well. The team hopes to welcome you back to our property.

Mauritius, Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to ivory tree lodge and we were not not disappointed... absolutely fabulous ! Game drives were well organized and fun ..our ranger Patrick was superb and we saw 4 of the big 5 . Food and accommodation also very , very good .. great value for money .

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Dear 5Becky It is always a pleasure to hear how much our Guests enjoy their stay with us. And even more so when we have return guests like your self’s. regards

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  • 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 

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Address: | Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park 318, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: $633 - $1,513 (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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“all rooms are excellent but if you can rent out the pilani lodge area its well worth it with its own pool and firepit and braai facility.”
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