Ivory Tree Lodge

Sun City, South Africa

The hotel

This lodge is unique for so many reasons that you’ll begin to forget which one you like the best. For starters, it’s located within one of the world’s largest extinct volcanic complexes and is surrounded by numerous African native animals including: springbok, cheetah, rhino, elephant and lion. The Ivory Tree Lodge has also been upgraded to fully represent contemporary luxury without detracting from the natural environment. A large swimming pool and guest areas are designed to provide relaxation and relief for groups and individuals. Meal times can be enjoyed inside or outside and you’ll be amazed at the fine dining options. Two lounge areas and two bars, one of which serves cocktails, provide the perfect evening location from where to reflect on your day’s adventures in the bush. If you’re looking for further activities, other than a ‘Big Five’ safari, then why not try getting involved with something cultural including interactive drumming sessions.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Safari
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

Pilanesberg National Park is located in North West Province, South Africa, to the west of Pretoria and on the outskirts of Sun City. The lodge is set within a gigantic extinct volcanic crater within the Pilanesburg Game Reserve. Transfer time from Johannesburg Airport: approximately 3 hours.

Hotel information

67 rooms and suites boasting indoor and outdoor comfort with earthy colour tones that complement the natural surroundings. All with air conditioning, tea/coffee-making facilities, mini fridge, covered patio, en-suite bathroom and outside shower. Standard Rooms are decorated with African décor and have 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Full Board includes: all meals, coffees, snacks, 2 game drives per day and entrance fees.

Luxury Suites with a lounge area, fireplace and 1 king-size 4-poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

2 lounge areas. Multi-tiered inside and outside dining areas. Cocktail bar. Large swimming pool. Spa*. Archery.

* Denotes local charge.

Please note: mandatory conservation levy of R115 per guest per stay applies, payable locally.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating 5 days of Bliss

Sep 25, 2020 rcclarksa Edenvale, South Africa

We had a fantastic time at Ivory Tree, a family of 4, 2 units.( boys are 13 & 16). Every member of staff go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. Sunny boy is exceptional, a chef and phenomenal front of house who checked in with each diner, offered to make the boys anything they wanted that was not on the buffet. Ika, our… Read more
We had a fantastic time at Ivory Tree, a family of 4, 2 units.( boys are 13 & 16). Every member of staff go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need. Sunny boy is exceptional, a chef and phenomenal front of house who checked in with each diner, offered to make the boys anything they wanted that was not on the buffet. Ika, our game driver is the one to ask for. He reads animal behaviour and patterns like a complete professional. We saw the big 5 twice with him, due to his knowledge of the animals and bush. The lodge is Covid compliant and really do all that they can to ensure guests and staff are safe. Rooms are spacious and clean, the only request would be if house keeping could clean when you are on the game drive and during breakfast if possible. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous weekend away

Sep 22, 2020 donnalT1393FR

Had the most amazing weekend with my family at Ivory Tree Lodge this weekend. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, the experience was fantastic. Very friendly staff, great food, lots of it, lovely rooms and absolutely fantastic game drives. We saw so many elephant, rhino, giraffe, elephant, lion and leopard. The game drives were… Read more
Had the most amazing weekend with my family at Ivory Tree Lodge this weekend. From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, the experience was fantastic. Very friendly staff, great food, lots of it, lovely rooms and absolutely fantastic game drives. We saw so many elephant, rhino, giraffe, elephant, lion and leopard. The game drives were fantastic with drinks provided. From start to finish our weekend away was brilliant. I will be looking out for other Aha hotels to stay in, in and around South Africa. I found the price to be such good value for money, when you consider that it includes 4 game drives, drinks on the game drives, all meals (and there are many). Would recommend it to anyone in a flash! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My ultimate favorite

Sep 11, 2020 Danielledkx

This place is near to my heart. We visit more than twice a year and we are satisfied every time we go. From the location to the meals, game drives and the socializing with game rangers. It is the best place. You build up a good relationship with game rangers even if you are there for only 2 days. The staff is always friendly and the managers… Read more
This place is near to my heart. We visit more than twice a year and we are satisfied every time we go. From the location to the meals, game drives and the socializing with game rangers. It is the best place. You build up a good relationship with game rangers even if you are there for only 2 days. The staff is always friendly and the managers always ready to assist. I had most of my favorite memories at Ivory tree ! Be sure to visit (And see the amazing baths!!!) Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Relaxing time in the bush

Sep 7, 2020 dthcfuller Lanseria, South Africa

Service was 200%. All very friendly and very attentive. Michael our ranger was very knowledgeable. Very Covid conscious, so all food is dished up for you. Family room was great, two bedrooms, outdoor patio area with sun loungers and a splash pool
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great experience

Aug 18, 2020 f1ms05zv110r0cd22020

We planned a romantic couples weekend away and the the staff was very friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay special. Our Ranger was knowledgeable and interactive. We were well fed and the room was lovely with a beautiful fireplace. Overall great stay