Ivory Tree Game Lodge, is within the renowned malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park which is about two and bit hours drive away from Johannesburg.
The Ivory Tree Game lodge enjoys an excellent reputation for comfortable accommodation, tasty food and friendly staff.
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 particular 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.