North West Province » Pilanesberg National Park » Ivory Tree Game Lodge


LOCATIONPilanesberg National ParkPOOLMain area pool & private plunge pools in 3 of the Executive Suites
CHILD POLICYChildren of all ages welcomeMALARIA AREANo

  • This popular Pilanesberg game lodge offers various accommodation options: Executive, Luxury and Standard Suites. 
  • Adventure-filled outdoor safari activities for couples, families, groups and conferences at Ivory Tree Game Lodge include big 5 game drives, quad biking, archery, airgun, and drumming.
  • Game drive vehicles are custom built ensuring optimal panoramic visibility of The Pilanbesberg National Park.
  • Ivory Tree Game Lodge boasts an Award-winning Amani Spa.
  • Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. 

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01 September - 30 September 2018 Standard Suites R 2,055 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings
01 October 2018 - 31 March 2019 Standard Suites R 2,285 pppn sharing minimum 3 night stay special rate OR last minute special offer - bookings within 7 days of travel
Standard Suites R 2,530 pppn sharing special rate for advance bookings

Surcharges and a minimum 3 night stay may apply on all rates and special offers over peak holiday periods and long weekends. 

Luxury Suites – Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
R 3,945 pppn sharing (based on 2 adults sharing)

Family Suites - Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
R 8,655 per suite per night

Executive Suites – Maximum 2 adults
R 11,995 per suite per night

Private Pilane Villa - 4 standard rooms, accommodating 8 guests.
R 33,685 per villa per night exclusive use

*Rates for additional accommodation options offered above are valid from 01 May to 30 September 2018

Luxury Suites – Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
R 4,733 pppn sharing (based on 2 adults sharing)

Family Suites - Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
R 10,285 per suite per night

Executive Suites – Maximum 2 adults
R 14,394 per suite per night

Private Pilane Villa - 4 standard rooms, accommodating 8 guests.
R 33,685 per villa per night exclusive use

*Rates for additional accommodation options offered above are valid from 01 October 2018 to 31 March 2019
• Accommodation in a Standard Suite
• Three meals per day
• Dawn and dusk game drives in open Land Rovers
• Teas & snacks
• There will be a supplement of 50% on the per person sharing rate for single accommodation in a standard room.
• Children under 5 years of age will be accommodated free of charge when sharing with two adults, meals are charged on consumption.
• The rates for children aged 6 - 11 years sharing with 2 adults in a Luxury Suite or Luxury Family Suite, are available on request.
• Children aged 12 years and older will be charged normal adult rates.
• Generally, and except where children are accommodated on safari by means of a 'bush bumble', children under the age of 6 years will not be permitted on game drives.
• Children between the age of 6 & 12 years are permitted on drives at the discretion of the game ranger.
• Unless otherwise stated, all rates listed are based on a minimum 2 night stay. Surcharges may apply for a 1 night booking.
• A Conservation Levy of R 115.00 per person per stay is payable directly to the Lodge and subject to change.
• Rates quoted above are valid for SA Residents only. Special discounted rates for International Residents are available on request.

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 Family Suite (max 2 adults & 2 children)


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.


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.


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
  • Luxury Spa
  • Boma
  • Conference room
  • Curio shop
  • Children can be accommodated with adults

  • All suites are air-conditioned
  • Full en-suite facilities including outside showers
  • Hot beverage facilitie


  •    Leave Johannesburg driving past Lanseria Airport towards Hartebeespoort Dam (suggested routes either William Nicol or Hans Strydom roadways)
  • At the T-junction of Broederstroom ( fruit stall in front of you ) turn left
  • Follow signs to Sun City turning right taking the bridge over the dam
  • At stop street turn right
  • At 4 way stop turn left ( takes you past Chameleon Village ) and once again follow Sun City signs taking you onto the N4
  • Once on the N4 Toll road, take the 1 st off ramp for Pilansberg/Sun City
  • Turn right over the Highway continuing as though traveling to Sun City (+/- 80km) going through at least 4 4-way stops
  • At a 4 way stop with a Golden Era sign off to the right , turn right to "Northam" on the R510
  • Continue along until you pass an industrial area on your left, soon after turn left to Mogwase and Pilanesberg
  • At second stop street with a Caltex garage on the corner turn right to Pilanesberg, Manyane & Bakgatla Gates
  • Continue until you hit a T-Junction
  • Turn left to Bakgatla Gate and George Stegman Hospital Continue along this road which takes you to our driveway which is a huge thatched yellow entrance taking the right hand entrance to the lodge.

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