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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Mar 22, 2020 bushlover123

We had a lovely 3 night stay, at this highly recommended Lodge. The 3 buffet meals a day, were to die for. Our room was very comfortable Jan our ranger was very knowledgeable. We will certainly return
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Mar 16, 2020 jimwO5931TG

We stayed here for 2 nights with a mid size group and cannot say enough positive things about our stay. As a very frequent traveler, this stood out for many reasons as a trip of a lifetime. From the time we got there everyone was extremely and genuinely friendly. Food was simple and fresh, well prepared and served with a smile. Great places to… Read more
We stayed here for 2 nights with a mid size group and cannot say enough positive things about our stay. As a very frequent traveler, this stood out for many reasons as a trip of a lifetime. From the time we got there everyone was extremely and genuinely friendly. Food was simple and fresh, well prepared and served with a smile. Great places to unwind after the drives. Most memorable was our guide Desmond, knowledgeable, friendly and caring. We got to see 4 of the Big 5. But even without the sightings the beauty of the land was worth the stay. I almost talked myself from going due to a busy schedule. My wife insisted I join my colleagues and I was lucky I lost the argument!! This was something I will never forget. My sincere thanks top ALL at the Lodge. I will return. Read less
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Mar 16, 2020 iamianemail

Great game drive with knowledgable ranger. Food presented at breakfast and dinner was very good. Fair selection of drinks. Staff extremely helpful and friendly. The accommodation was just acceptable, and views from the room disappointing.
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Mar 16, 2020 Alannagh Belfast

I have just returned from a two night stay and had a wonderful time, I am just sorry it wasnt longer! The lodge is beautiful - the main areas, pool and the rooms. We loved the patio area of our room as you felt so close to nature. All the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was lovely and had something for everyone, whether you are a more… Read more
I have just returned from a two night stay and had a wonderful time, I am just sorry it wasnt longer! The lodge is beautiful - the main areas, pool and the rooms. We loved the patio area of our room as you felt so close to nature. All the staff were friendly and attentive. The food was lovely and had something for everyone, whether you are a more adventurous eater or not. The game drives were the best part - our ranger Valbert was very knowledgeable and we saw some amazing animals as well as enjoying the sights and sounds of the park itself. It was all the small touches provided during our stay that were appreciated - the hot towels and drinks on return from the drives, morning coffee and afternoon tea before leaving etc. I was sorry to be leaving and I would love to go back! Read less
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Mar 12, 2020 KPlovesthebeach London, United Kingdom

We had a fantastic three days at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. The hotel staff are incredibly friendly and helpful from the moment of arrival with the porter Excellent bringing our luggage to our room. The accommodation (we were upgraded) was amazing - with two bedrooms, a huge sitting room, a plunge pool/sun deck and an outdoor shower. I was a bit… Read more
We had a fantastic three days at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. The hotel staff are incredibly friendly and helpful from the moment of arrival with the porter Excellent bringing our luggage to our room. The accommodation (we were upgraded) was amazing - with two bedrooms, a huge sitting room, a plunge pool/sun deck and an outdoor shower. I was a bit scared of the outdoor shower but it was really refreshing and fun! The food was generally very good with good buffets and lots of choice. They serve a big breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack and dinner! So you will never be hungry. The meat offered is varied including Crocodile, Kudu and Warthog, the latter is a bit chewy. But the best bit has to be - the game drives. We had a super guide in Werner. He was knowledgeable, passionate and patient. Unlike other guides in the park, he was respectful of the animals while still trying to get us good sightings. He told us entertaining stories about the wildlife, the plants and the trees. We learnt a lot about the habits of different animals and he shared his love of wild dogs! Thank you so much Werner! Read less