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Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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 amphitheater divided by riverine woodlands and elephant trails lies an exclusive lodge development site. The images below depict several aspects of the lodge. The central facility includes, stunning feature pool, bar, conference room, dinning room, boma, reception and curio shop.


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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 May 2018
to 30 sep 2018
1 Oct 2018
to 30 Nov 2019
Standard Single R4 545 R5 415
Standard Double per person R3 030 R3 590
Luxury Suite per 2 adult R8 225 R9 865
Family Suite per room R9 095 R10 845
Executive Suite per room R12 490 R14 985
Child under 12yrs sharing | Standard Room on Request on Request
Child under 12yrs sharing | Executive Room on Request on Request
Private Villa R35 075 R35 075

Special Domestric Rates
These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

01 Apr 2018 to 30 Sep 2018
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA resident Rate R2 875 SA resident Rate R9 105
Minimum 3 Nights stay R2 560 Minimum 3 Nights stay R9 105

Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
Above Rates are per person sharing
Rate excludes Community levy at R 114 per person per stay rates will apply on block out dates

Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
Children over 12 are charged as adults.
The above Conservation Levies are subject to change

5-Star Lodge Situated in the Malaria-Free Pilanesberg National Park

67 luxury hotel suites comprising:


Incorporating every conceivable luxury, the Executive Suite features a comfortable king-size bed with luxurious linens and splashes of colour throughout. Bask in the glorious African sun and relax in the private plunge pool located on your exclusive private patio. The suite also has a Nespresso machine and flat screen television with limited DSTV channels. 



Each Luxury Suite is tastefully decorated with a range of amenities for guests’ comfort and enjoyment. Décor is typically African in flavour and all suites have a king-size 4-poster bed as well as an en suite bathroom. Each of the suites feature a comfortable outdoor sitting area with 3 out of the 4 suites offering a personal, relaxing plunge pool. The suites have a lounge area with a flat screen TV (selected DSTV channels), and a fireplace for those chilly bushveld evenings. 



Each room is tastefully decorated with African décor and a range of amenities for guests’ comfort and enjoyment. The room, which can accommodate two adults in 2 single beds or a king-size bed configuration, offers en-suite bathroom facilities and for the more adventurous guest, an outdoor shower under the African sun. Each of the standard rooms also features a relaxing outdoor sitting area. 

Room Features

  • Air Conditioners which provide heating and cooling
  • Tea- and Coffee-making Facilities
  • Lounge
  • Selected DSTV Channels
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Covered Patio
  • Mini Bar Fridge
  • Fire Place
  • Private Plunge Pool

The park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld regions, commonly referred to as “Bushveld”. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur within this transition zone. Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees, usually found in arid areas, cohabit with moist-area-limited impala, black-eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.

The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Pilanesberg Game Reserve – a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago.
Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature. The area is fringed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills – the formation rises from the surrounding plains like a bubble. The structure of the park is termed the “Pilanesberg Game Reserve Alkaline Ring Complex”. Ancient, even by geological time scales, this extinct volcano is the most perfect example of an alkaline ring complex. A number of rare (but not necessarily economically important) minerals occur in the park.

The Pilanesberg National Park rates high amongst the world’s outstanding geological phenomena. Pilanesberg Game Reserve has survived ages of erosion and stands high above the surrounding bushveld plains.

Rate inclusions

Accomodation, all meals, teas & snacks and  two daily safari activities.

Rate exclusions

Conservation levy of R100.00 per guest per stay, all drinks and items of a personal nature.

It is important to note that whilst children are welcome at Ivory Tree, we regret that children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives and children between the age of 6 and 12 years of age are permitted on game drives at the discretion of the guide.

Please Note

  • Conservation Levy of R 15.00 per guest will be added to the extras account and must be settled before leaving the lodge
  • Ivory Tree gate fee of R 40.00 will apply per guest per stay upon booking
  • Please note that guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival
  • Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger


  • Transfers are available between the airport, Sun City and the lodge
  • Closest Airport: Pilanesberg Airport is approximately 25 minutes from the Lodge

Payment | Cancellation

  • 20% deposit will be required to confirm a booking with full payment due 7 days prior to arrival
  • 60 and 30 days prior to arrival – 50% of the total amount will be due.
  • 29 and 15 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total amount will be due
  • 14 and 0 days prior to arrival – 100% of the total amount will be due
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.
Standard Rooms: Maximum 2 adults

Executive Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12

Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:

Children Policy

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age
  • Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age
  • Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older
  • Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate
Children sharing with adults in executive suites will be charged 50% of the standard suite sharing rate.

Third Person Sharing :Not applicable

Where a child shares with 1 adult the adult sharing rate applies.

At Game Lodges, children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated on special children's game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager.

Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.
Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of R 4200 per vehicle per game drive

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the North West Province and is in a malaria free area close to Sun City and is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg.
  • Located Next to Bakgatla Gate
  • Check-in: 02:00 P.M.; Check-out: 11:00 A.M.
  • Wi-Fi Internet is available
  • 2 game drives in big 5 game reserve
  • Wide Range of Activities

We offer a wide variety of fun-filled leisure activities for couples, families or groups. A list of activities can be found here:

Archery is one of the ancient activities that we offer using modern equipment including modern re-curve bows. The guide will brief you on how to use the equipment safely and share a story about the San hunters. Enjoy the opportunity to learn the technique of this challenging art form.


Experience the satisfaction of shooting at a very small target using pellets. The guide will take you through a proper safety instruction on how to use the equipment.

Interactive drumming

Drumming is a part of African culture that has been used for centuries as a form of expression and was also one of the ways in which communities communicated with each other. Come and feel the vibrations from head to toe. We need a minimum of five people for this experience and have the capacity to accommodate up to 120 people.

Why Book With Us ?

• Personal inter-action
• Lodges with high standards
• Stay in control of your booking
• Most special deals by far
• Secure payment process (SSL)
• South African based
• Superior knowledge
• Expert advice
• No booking fees

What sets us Apart !

Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access


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