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"Ivory Tree Game Lodge - Where The Wild Comes To Play"

The lodge is located in the North-Eastern region of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, which is also known as the Pilanesberg National Park. Pilanesberg (a malaria-free area) is close to exciting Sun City (the City of Gold), and about two hours drive from Johannesburg. The closest entry gate is the Bakgatla Gate.

With its 5 star grading from the Tourism Grading Council (TGCSA), Ivory Tree Game Lodge is known as one of South Africa’s largest private game lodges. This exclusive lodge is nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre that is divided by ancient elephant trails and riverine woodlands.


Types of accommodation:

  • 60 standard rooms.
  • 4 luxury suites.
  • 1 executive suite.
  • 1 family suite.
  • A 4-room villa.

All suites and rooms offer a variety of facilities to ensure the comfort of their clients. They are all furnished comfortably and tastefully decorated, with a relaxing outdoor area for the client’s convenience.

All rooms and suites have:

  • En-suite bathrooms.
  • Tea and coffee facilities.
  • Climate controlled air-conditioning systems.
  • Mini bar fridge.

Features of the Standard rooms

  • Two single beds or one king-size bed.
  • An outside shower.
  • Mini safes.

Features of the Luxury suites:

  • A 4 pillar king-size bed.
  • An outside shower.
  • A private plunge pool (only 3 of the 4 suites).
  • A private lounge.
  • A flat screen TV and selected DSTV channels.
  • A fireplace.

Features of the executive suite:

  • A king-size bed.
  • A private lounge.
  • A flat screen TV and selected DSTV channels.
  • A fireplace.
  • A private plunge pool.

Pilanesberg is home to the popular Big 5, and many other mammals and bird species.

  • Lovely lounges that flow onto the outdoor patio.
  • Two dining areas outside (boma).
  • Feature swimming pool.
  • Curio/gift shop.
  • Spa.
  • Bush dinner spot.
  • Two conference facilities (equipped).
  • Early morning, as well as afternoon/ evening game drives (safaris) in 10-seater open game viewers (vehicles) with expert rangers.
  • Hot Air balloon trips.
  • Several different activities near Sun City.
  • A variety of incentive activities both within the reserve and in the surrounding area.

For conference information, please contact us.

Child Policy
  • Children in all age ranges are welcome.
  • When on safari, children younger than 6 years old are accommodated using a ‘bush bumble’.
  • Children younger than 6 are not permitted on the normal game drives and children between 6 and 12 years old are only permitted to join at the game ranger’s discretion.
  • Babysitting can be organised at the lodge.
Specials at Ivory Tree Bush Lodge

The lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Ivory Tree Bush Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Two safari activities every day
  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas and snacks
  • All drinks
  • Entrance fees and levies
  • Spa treaments
  • Gratuities
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
Enquiries at Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Please complete this form should you wish to make an enquiry or request a quotation.
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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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