Ivory Tree Game Lodge

The Ivory Tree Game Lodge is located in the most remote part of the Pilanesberg National Park, the park’s north-eastern corner. Pilanesberg National Park is an officially malaria-free game region, yet it’s only a two-hour drive from Johannesburg.

The nature reserve is inside the crater of an extinct volcano, making it one of the largest examples of a very unusual geological formation. This ancient configuration was found in conjunction with a number of other clues that point to the existence of early man in the area. 

This upmarket lodge offers three different types of accommodations to meet the requirements of all types of guests. The lodge is decorated in a beautiful way that is inspired by African culture all throughout, including in each of the suites.

If you want to explore the Pilanesberg National Park from a base that is both comfortable and stylish, then the Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the place for you. You can experience the excitement of seeing the “Big 5” animals while being guided by experienced rangers or reconnect with the natural world as you take a leisurely stroll down one of the many historic elephant pathways that crisscross the area around the lodge. 

In the gorgeously illuminated boma area, guests can enjoy delectable meals while their minds, bodies, and spirits are rejuvenated. And to top off your wonderful trip to the bushveld, finish it off with a variety of interesting activities like as drumming, Segway tours, archery, air pistol shooting, and excursions to the numerous Stone age and Iron age sites that Pilanesberg has to offer.

The Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in a natural amphitheatre that is encircled on all sides by mountains, and it is engulfed in riverine woodlands that are cut through by old elephant routes. Ivory Tree encompasses an oasis of luxury in one of South Africa’s most beloved natural locations, with an expansive pool area, the Amani African Spa, dining in the great outdoors, and excellent opportunities to watch wildlife combine to create for the ideal vacation.


This upmarket lodge offers three different types of accommodations to meet the requirements of all types of guests: executive, luxury, and standard. Each luxurious executive suite comes equipped with a king-size bed, a Nespresso machine, a flat screen television with select channels from DSTV, and a private deck that comes replete with a plunge pool. 

The luxury suites each come equipped with a fireplace, a private plunge pool, and a four-poster king-size bed, all of which contribute to the suite’s overall more romantic ambiance.

The standard suites, on the other hand, are intended for the kind of traveller who is searching for a more genuine experience. These suites come complete with earthier amenities, an outdoor shower, and a lounging area that is exposed to the open air.

Standard features in all rooms include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Laundry (not included)
  • Mini bar (stocked on request)
  • The standard suites include (double & twin possible):
  • En-suite bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • Covered patio.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Mini bar fridge (stocked upon request).
  • Air conditioners provide heating and cooling.

The executive suites include (double only):

  • Mini bar fridge (stocked upon request).
  • Open plan lounge with Dstv.
  • His and her bathrooms with indoor shower.
  • Private outdoor lounge.
  • Air-conditioned.
  • Fireplace in the bedroom.
  • Coffee and tea making facilities.
  • Heated plunge pool.

Ivory Tree’s luxury suites include (double only):

  • En-suite bathroom and outdoor shower.
  • Air conditioners for heating and cooling.
  • Covered patio.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Mini bar fridge (stocked upon request).
  • Private plunge pool (in 2 out of 4 suites)
  • Lounge with a fireplace.
  • Dstv.



Ivory Tree Lodge’s community space was designed to revolve around a sizable swimming pool. You can take advantage of the warm African evenings by dining al fresco and relaxing in a traditional boma. 

The interior rooms have simple, uncluttered designs, and they make use of natural materials to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

At the bar and in the cocktail lounge, guests can mingle with one another, share their safari experiences, and generally have a wonderful time.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge provides guests with a dining experience worthy of a five-star rating to round out their luxurious trip.

 To summarise, Ivory Tree’s facilities include:

  • A large swimming pool
  • Two lounges
  • A main bar and cocktail lounge
  • A multi-tiered dining room
  • A lapa
  • Curio shop
  • Small waterhole
  • An open air boma
  • Conference facilities with 2 rooms to choose from



Ivory Tree Game Lodge is located in one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in South Africa, which is home to practically all of the big game found in Southern Africa as well as more than 300 different kinds of birds. But game viewing is only one of several activities available at Ivory Tree. 

You are able to have the vacation of your dreams thanks to the wide variety of activities available.

At Ivory Tree Game Lodge, one of the historical activities that guests can participate in is archery, which makes use of modern equipment such as modern re-curve bows. In order for you to make the most of this opportunity to master the methodology behind a difficult art form, the guide will provide you with a safety briefing and tell you a tale about the hunters of the San people.

You can experience the rush of accomplishment that comes with shooting pellets at a very small target as part of the action-packed activities that are available. To guarantee that you have an exhilarating experience while remaining as safe as is humanly possible, an expert guide will carefully go through the necessary safety guidelines regarding how to correctly utilise the equipment.

Join in the fun and let yourself be moved from head to toe by the vibrations of drumming! Drumming has been an integral component of African culture for many generations, serving not only as a form of expression but also as one of the means by which different communities connect with one another. This entertaining outing may accommodate anything from five to one hundred and twenty participants at its full capacity.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge’s award-winning Amani African Spa is the ultimate hideaway for pure self-indulgence and provides an experience that is authentically African-inspired. Its one-of-a-kind spa product line, Africology, which is manufactured from only the purest materials and does not contain any artificial preservatives, colouring, or scents, to provide you with a lavish feast for both your spirit and your senses. 

Your mind, body, and spirit will feel revitalised and restored to a state of balance and harmony after treating yourself to one of our holistic beauty rituals that focuses on your skin, body, and overall beauty. 

On the thrilling quad path, you’ll get a taste of the “real thing” as you navigate your way up and over the various natural hazards! Experts will walk you through the necessary instruction so that you may safely enjoy this one-hour ride without prior experience being necessary. You will be taken on a tour through the bushveld and then brought down to the community, where you will meet locals and learn about the Lodge’s participation in a community initiative.

In Pilanesberg Game Reserve, travellers should make sure not to miss out on the thrilling morning and evening game drives that take place in open safari vehicles and lead them into the realm of the Big 5.

Guests can further participate in Tswana and Zulu dances, an African marimba band performance, and a percussion display to gain an understanding of African culture.

Look forward to a special supper in the boma or the bush braai, where you will be served some delectable cuisine.

Wi-fi at the lodge is free of charge.


Ivory Tree Game Lodge discerns between Low Season and High Season rates, with low season being from 1 May to 30 September and high season from 1 October to 30 April.

Rates are inclusive of all meals daily, two daily safari activities, and teas and snacks.

Rates exclude conservation Levy.

Children from 0 to 11 years pay special rates, available on request and based on sharing with two adults.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives, but bush bumbles can be arranged for them. They may however go on private game drives, exclusively booked at an extra charge and subject to availability. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.

Baby-sitting facilities (maximum 2 children) are available at R240 per hour.

You might also like our 2 Day Luxury Ivory Tree Game Lodge Safari or 3 Day Luxury Ivory Tree Game Lodge Safari.


  • Is Ivory Tree Game Lodge located in a Big 5 Reserve?

Yes, Ivory Tree Game Lodge is located in the Pilanesberg National Park, a Big 5 reserve.

  • Is Ivory Tree Game Lodge situated in a Malaria area?

No, the Pilanesberg Park where Ivory Tree Game Lodge is located, is free of malaria.

  • Is Ivory Tree Game Lodge easily accessible?

Yes, Ivory Tree Game Lodge is located close enough to South Africa’s busiest airport – less than 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

  • Is Ivory Tree Game Lodge child-friendly

Yes, Ivory Tree Game Lodge is child-friendly, with children from 0 to 11 years paying special rates, available on request and based on sharing with two adults.

  • Is there other activities than game drives to keep guests entertained?

Yes, interesting activities like drumming, Segway tours, archery, air pistol shooting, and excursions to the numerous Stone age and Iron age sites that Pilanesberg has to offer, are available.