2.5 hour's drive From Johannesburg to the Bakgatla Gate of the Pilanesberg. 40 min drive from Sun City.
56 Standard Suites (max 2 guests)
4 Luxury Suites (max 2 adults & 2 children)
1 Executive Suite (max 2 guests)
1 Pilane Villa - 4 suites (max 8 guests)
1 Luxury Family Suite (max 2 adults & 2 children)
ABOUT IVORY TREE GAME LODGE
Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, the closest point
of entry is through Bakgatla Gate. Nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands
and elephant trails lies an exclusive lodge, called Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
The guest areas have been carefully planned to ensure easy flowing and comfortable areas and were designed
with the view to accommodating a group or to provide intimate retreats ensuring privacy.
The central areas include two lounges, the bar and cocktail lounge, a multi-tiered dining room,
the conference facility, curio shop and open air boma.
The Suites areas were designed using a double volume style to ensure impressive views of the surrounding
amphitheater. The large and stunning feature swimming pool has been positioned between the lodge
and the nearby water hole.
56 standard suites are located on the edge of the amphitheatre basin, each features full en suite bathroom with
outdoor showers, mini bar fridges, air-conditioning, tea and coffee making facilities. The standard suites are decorated
in a range of earthy tones ranging from terra cottas to deep blues, the rooms have been carefully co-ordinated to
ensure comfortable seating both indoors and out. The standard configuration includes two twin beds and in a limited
number of rooms it is possible to offer a king size bed.
In additional to the standard Suites Ivory Tree has very recently introduced 4 Luxury Suites, beautifully decorated and
very spacious, featuring a lounge area and a private patio with private plunge pool. 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 will spend time with you at dinners as well and is
always around to ensure that you remain comfortable during your stay with us.
ABOUT THE PILANESBURG GAME RESERVE
Next door to the famous leisure and entertainment resort of Sun City, is the Pilanesberg National Park.
It may not be very large (550km²) compared to Kruger or some of the other great African parks, but it has a real
wilderness feel to it and most of the big animals you could wish to see. It lies amongst the only significant hills in the
area which rise skywards out of the flat highveld plain. This massif is a 1,200 million-year-old volcanic relic of four
concentric mountain rings.
The Pilanesberg is the highest peak towering 600 metres above Mankwe Lake, which sits in the heart of the ancient
volcano. The volcano's circular bowl was recognised as being the perfect situation for a national park with its tall sides
creating natural boundaries. The area was farmed until 1979 until Operation Genesis was launched to rehabilitate the
land and stock it with game. This was one of the most imaginative game-stocking enterprises ever undertaken and the
Pilanesberg became a great success story. There are currently around 10,000 head of game and it is a very popular
game park for locals and overseas visitors alike - many of whom make the short trip from the nearby resort of Sun City.
ANIMALS AND BIRDS
This park is home to good populations of a whole range of Africa's game, including the 'Big Five'; elephants, black and
white rhinoceros, buffaloes, lions and leopards and you will also see giraffes, zebras, hippos and a wide variety of
antelopes including the very attractive sable, eland, kudu and gemsbok. There are also cheetahs and hyenas and jackal.
Birdlife is good with over 300 species and bird lovers will be interested in the huge stroll-through aviary at the Manyane
gate. Also in this area is a 'vulture restaurant' - created to help save the shy and endangered Cape vulture from regional
56 Standard suites, 4 luxury suites, 1 executive suite and the Pilane Villa
Children can be accommodated with adults
All suites are air-conditioned
Full en-suite facilities including outside showers
Hot beverage facilitie