Ivory Tree Game Lodge lies in the heart of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The reserve is set within the crater of an ancient volcano – one of the largest of a very rare formation. This ancient configuration comes hand-in-hand with various indicators of the presence of early man in the region.
This is showcased through the numerous Stone and Iron Age sites that are scattered throughout the Park. This exquisite Pilanesberg lodge offers you a variety of room options from Standard, Family, Luxury, Executive Suite an even the Pilane Villa.
The Executive Suite is the perfect place for private luxury by offering a plunge-pool on the private patio atop all its other fantastic offerings. Looking for a little adventure too? At Ivory Tree Game Lodge – adventurous outdoor activities include quad biking, archery, airguns, and more.
Most of our guests are at Ivory Tree for the thrill of the open vehicle safari. Ivory Tree uses custom built 10 seater open game viewers which permit maximum all around visibility. The park is home to a wide variety of general game including the Big 5, in addition both species of rhino occur, namely black and white, and cheetah and wild dog.
Each group of guests is assigned a personal guide who is tasked with interpreting the sights and sounds of the African bush. Your guide is always around to ensure that you remain comfortable during your stay with us.
Throughout your stay, your comfort and pleasure are our priority, which is why we strive to ensure that every detail is just right both indoors and outdoors.
From every aspect of your suite to your food, drinks and your game drives, here at Ivory Tree quality, service and guest’s expectations are important to us. In total we have 67 rooms ranging from standard suites all the way through to a private villa ensuring that we cater for all our guests needs.
The New C5 Villa at Ivory Tree offers a Kosher Kitchen, private dining and lounge area with a private pool and a private vehicle and guide for the duration of your stay. The Kosher chef and supervisor will serve 3 meals a day. The new kitchen is exclusively for Kosher use; is segregated for meat and milk and will remain locked when not in use.
Kitted-out with all the luxury you need along-side all the usual amenities. The Executive Suite features a king-size bed, covered with luxurious linens, and you can bask in the sun and your African surroundings from your private patio, or relax in your private plunge pool.
Each of the four Luxury Suites features a range of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment, as well as a relaxing outdoor sitting area, a lounge with a flat-screen TV, and a fireplace for chilly bushveld evenings.
Three out of the four Luxury Suites even offer a private plunge pool. These Suites are all tastefully decorated with African décor and come with a king-size, four-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom.
The Family Suite has two bedrooms with a family lounge separating them with doors opening up onto a outdoor area with a plung pool to cool off during those hot summer days. The main suite has a king size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. The suite comes with an outdoor shower and an indoor bath.
Each beautifully decorated with African-inspired décor – the Standard rooms also feature an outdoor sitting area, and a further range of amenities for your pleasure. Two guests can be comfortably accommodated with either a two-single-bed or one-king-size-bed configuration, and each room has an en-suite bathroom, with the adventurous offer of an outdoor shower.
The name “AMANI” meaning “PEACE” in Kiswahili encapsulates the spirit of Amani Spa’s philosophy to create an “inner peace” by restoring balance and harmony to your body, mind and soul.
Set amid the sublime beauty of the Pilanesburg Game Reserve, the award winning Amani Spa offers a true safari spa journey, promising peace and tranquility, with an enchanting ambience and spirit of Africa reflected in the natural elements and textures of the décor, and a sense of spaciousness.
Its wooden walkways meander through the lush bush, to three private treatment chalets, perched on stilts, providing uninterrupted views of the African bushveld.
It is in this setting that you can relax and indulge in our pampering spa packages, signature spa rituals, rejuvenating massages and holistic skin and body treatments, uniquely designed to relax the body and bring harmony to the spirit while preserving youthfulness and enhancing health and vitality.
To complete your spa experience, unwind at the plunge pool and relaxation deck overlooking magnificent vistas.
WEDDINGS IN AFRICA
Say “I DO” in the African luxurious bush. Make the most important day in your lives together even better than you imagined, in the serene natural surroundings at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. Come and host the wedding of your dreams in the beating heart of the bushveld, in award-winning luxury you’ll never forget.
Down to the finest detail, the Lodge’s dedicated staff will make sure that every moment of your special day is taken care of – from fabulous décor to fine cuisine. Choose from a tranquil bush ceremony or a luxurious lodge ceremony, and host your reception poolside, in the fine dining restaurant or in the outdoor boma – South African style.
Just two hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a five-star gem in the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve, where all your needs will be decadently indulged and you’ll experience Africa’s nature and wildlife at its most majestic.
Come and discover true romance in this world-class wedding venue where perfect marriages are made and memories last forever. Ivory Tree can host up to 140 guests and has 67 rooms, which can accommodate 134 guests sharing. Get ready to start the rest of your life at Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
MEETINGS & CONFERENCES
Tailor made conference packages with a difference. Let the creativity flow as you stimulate the senses with a conferencing experience like no other. A short two-hour drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, Ivory Tree Game Lodge brings award-winning luxury to life in the heart of the exquisitely lush and expansive bushveld.
Peacefully nestled in the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Ivory Tree will inspire and invigorate your team as they indulge in an exclusive boma or bush dining experience, made even more unforgettable by tantalising tastes from the finest chefs.
An eye-opening exploration of South Africa’s fascinating eco-system and wildlife may follow, as you embark on a journey of discovery through the Endangered Wildlife Trust Animal Programme.
Explore this world-class conference venue, with state-of-the-art facilities for a completely seamless event experience. Ivory Tree can host up to 120 delegates in banquet, schoolroom or boardroom style seating with spectacular catering and all the technology and equipment you need on site.
Discover conferencing as you’ve never seen it before, set against the magical sights and sounds of Africa at its best. Discover Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Ivory Tree Game Lodge in 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.
Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone. Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually found in arid areas are found cohabitation with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.
BIG 5 SAFARI EXPERIENCE
Pilanesberg National Park is a sought-after wildlife destination in a malaria-free zone. The park is home to the big five and only 2 hours from Johannesburg. The unique biosphere of the Pilanesberg National Park is home to one of the country’s most famous wildlife areas.
The park is set in an ancient volcanic crater. This well-stocked reserve has a dramatic landscape that supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. Come join and let’s tick off some of the animals on your list to see together.
Mix a little bit of adventure with history with an ancient bushveld tradition; archery – with a modern influence of course. You will receive a short safety briefing, and your guide shares a tale about the San hunters before you grab this opportunity to learn the technique of a challenging art form.
AIR GUN SHOOTING
Enjoy action satisfaction with this adventure-filled activity. Take aim and practice your pellet gun aiming skills with a fixed target! You will receive a safety briefing and demonstration from an experienced guide to ensure you a thrilling experience in the safest possible way.
Ride your way into some adrenalin-pumping obstacles on our exciting quad trail! Our excellent operational brief from our guides ensures that you need no previous experience quadding.
Your one-hour adventure will see you through the bushveld, including a trip into the local community where you will meet its residents, and be guided through the lodge’s involvement in community projects.
Get into the vibe of your Ivory Tree experience and get involved in some interactive drumming. Drumming has always been an important facet in African culture as a form of expression and communication. A minimum of five and a maximum of 120 guests can be accommodated in this interactive drum circle. All ages welcome!