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Ivory Tree Game Lodge

5* Luxury Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is tucked away in the secluded north-eastern corner of the Pilanesberg National Park. This upscale Lodge caters to every visitor’s needs with three accommodation options: executive, luxury, and standard. Each plush executive suite features a king-size bed, Nespresso machine, flat screen TV with select DSTV channels, and private deck complete with plunge pool. While a king-size 4-poster bed, private plunge pool, and fireplace lend the luxury suites a more romantic flair. And the standard suites are geared for the more adventurous traveller with more down-to-earth amenities, alfresco shower, and outdoor sitting area. All suites display the same tasteful African inspired décor that is evident throughout the Lodge. If it’s a comfortable and stylish base you’re seeking from which to explore the Pilanesberg National Park, then Ivory Tree Game Lodge is for you. Enjoy the thrill of Big 5 game viewing with knowledgeable rangers. Get back to nature as you gently stroll the ancient elephant paths that criss-cross the Lodge surrounds. Revitalise mind, body, and soul with mouth-watering meals in the beautiful firelit boma area. And round off your unforgettable bushveld getaway with a range of exciting activities including Segways, archery, air gun, drumming and visits to Pilanesberg’s numerous Stone and Iron age sites.

Pilanesberg National Park is just two hour’s drive from Johannesburg, and a certified malaria-free game area.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability  
Description 1 May 2023
to 30 Sep 2023
1 Oct 2023
to 30 Apr 2024
Standard Single R5 790 R6 710
Standard Double per person
maximum 2 adult
R3 865 R4 475
Luxury Suite per 2 adult R10 475 R12 190
Family Suite per room R11 585 R13 415
Villa (Unit Rate for all 4 rooms) R43 390 R44 695
Kosher Villa (Rate from 8 pax per adult) R7 475 R8 090
Description 1 May 2024
to 30 Sep 2024
1 Oct 2024
to 30 Apr 2025
Standard Single R6 655 R7 710
Standard Double per person
maximum 2 adult
R4 440 R5 150
Luxury Suite per 2 adults R12 050 R14 020
Family Suite per room R13 330 R15 460
Villa (Unit Rate for all 4 rooms) R49 895 R51 395
Kosher Villa ((Rate from 8 pax per adult)) R7 555 R8 260

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

South African Resident Rates
Valid from  01 Oct 2023 - 30 Apr 2024
Excluding peak dates Public Holidays and Long Weekends

Including  15 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024, 21 – 24 March 2024, 29 March – 01 April 2024: 26 April – 01 May 2024

Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Room (max 2 people) R3 120
Midweek
Standard Room (max 2 people)
R2 646
Luxury Suite with plunge pool
(max 2 adults and 2 children)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults per night and 2 children under the age of 12
R10 080
Midweek
Family Suite

(max 2 adults and 4 children under 12 years)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults and 2 children per night
Child 3 and 4 charged as below
Children 0 – 5 no additional charge
Children 6 – 11 charged 50% of the standard room adult sharing rate
R7 866
Family Suite
(max 2 adults and 4 children under 12 years)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults and 2 children per night
Child 3 and 4 charged as below
Children 0 – 5 no additional charge
Children 6 – 11 charged 50% of the standard room adult sharing rate
R10 800
Pilane Villa – 8 pax
Private Entertainment Area & Private Pool
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and morning & afternoon Game Drives
NB: Private meals need to be arranged in advance and will be charged additionally
R29 340
Kosher Villa (NEW) – 8 pax
The New C5 Villa at Ivory Tree is ready to welcome guests. It offers a Kosher Kitchen,
private dining and lounge area with a private pool and a private vehicle with a 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.
The Kosher safari experience is available for groups of 8 people
R4 758
per person
sharing per night

Terms & Conditions:

  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Standard Room per person rate includes 2 adults maximum
  • Luxury Suite, Executive Suite, Family Suite and Villa rates are room rates
  • Rates excludes any items not mentioned or that of a personal nature
  • Rate excludes Community levy at R 145 per person per stay
  • R165.00 per guest per stay. Applicable from 01 January 2024.
BLOCK OUT PEAK DATES: 9 – 12 November 2023 (Nedbank Golf Challenge)

South African Resident Rates
Valid from 01 Oct 2023– 30 Apr 2024

Applicable over Public Holidays and Long Weekends

Including 15 Dec 2023 – 05 Jan 2024, 21 – 24 March 2024, 29 March – 01 April 2024, 26 April – 01 May 2024

Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Room (max 2 people) R4 056
Luxury Suite with plunge pool
(max 2 adults and 2 children)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults per night and 2 children under the age of 12
R11 376
Family Suite
(max 2 adults and 4 children under 12 years)
Unit Rate is for 2 adults and 2 children per night
Child 3 and 4 charged as below
Children 0 – 5 no additional charge
Children 6 – 11 charged 50% of the standard room adult sharing rate
R12 522
Pilane Villa – 8 pax
Private Vehicle, Private Entertainment area,Private Pool
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and morning & afternoon Game Drives
NB: Private meals need to be arranged in advance and will be charged additionally
R35 694
Kosher Villa – 8 pax
The New C5 Villa at Ivory Tree is ready to welcome guests. It offers a Kosher Kitchen,
private dining and lounge area with a private pool and a private vehicle with a 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.
The Kosher safari experience is available for groups of 8 people
R6 012
per person
sharing per night

Terms & Conditions:

  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Standard Room per person rate includes 2 adults maximum
  • Luxury Suite, Executive Suite, Family Suite and Villa rates are room rates
  • Rates excludes any items not mentioned or that of a personal nature
  • Rate excludes Community levy at R 145 per person per stay
  • (Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Park)
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adultsharing rate.
  • Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.
Cancellation Policy
  • Within 4 weeks: cancellation policy with 20% Cancellation fees
  • Within 2 weeks: cancellation policy with 50% Cancellation fees
  • Within 1 week: cancellation policy with 100% Cancellation fees
BLOCK OUT PEAK DATES: 9 – 12 November 2023 (Nedbank Golf Challenge)



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IVORY TREE  GAME LODGES – Pilanesberg National Park
5 Star luxury in SA’s most loved National Park.
Only 2 hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria you have the perfect bush escape. Experience an exclusive boma dinner or marvel at the expanse of stars at a bush braai and return feeling truly relaxed.
Want to stay over?
Ivory Tree Game Lodge from R3 835 per person  sharing per night. Inclusive of all meals and dusk and dawn game drives.
 


BUSHCON
CONFERENCING IN THE BUSH
Ivory Tree Game Lodge offer state-of-the-art conference facilities.
Experience exclusive bushveld conferences, corporate workshops, meetings and teambuilding
sessions at our award-winning 5 star lodges at these amazing rates.


February – July 2024: R5 400 single | R 4 195 per person sharing
August – December 2024: R5 945 single | R4 615 per person sharing
Rate inclusions:
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, game drive drinks and dinner.
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
  • Use of conference venue from check-in time (14h00) until check-out time (11h00).
  •   Including standard equipment, cordials, mints, notepads, stationery, PA system and data projector, and 2 x coffee/tea breaks.
Rate exclusions:
  • Bar, spa treatments and curio shop purchases.
  • Telephone, fax and media costs.
  • Conservation Levy – R145   person per stay (subject to change without prior notification).
  • Additional coffee/tea snack break – R130  per person per break.
  • Extra activities are not included.
Terms and Conditions Apply.
  • Only applicable to new bookings.
  • The above midweek rate is only applicable from Sunday night to Thursday, excluding weekends and public holidays.
5-Star Lodge Situated in the Malaria-Free Pilanesberg National Park

67 luxury hotel suites comprising:

STANDARD ROOM * 56

Each Standard Room is tastefully decorated with African décor and features a relaxing outdoor sitting area, as well as a range of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment. Two adults can be accommodated in either 2 x Single Beds or 1 x King-size Bed configuration with an en-suite bathroom and an adventurous outdoor shower under the African sun.

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Patio
  • Daily Housekeeping
FAMILY SUITE * 4

The family unit accommodates a maximum of two adults with two children under the age of 12 on a sharing basis.

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Daily Housekeeping
FAMILY LUXURY SUITE * 3

Each of the 4 x Luxury Suites features a range of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment, as well as a relaxing
outdoor sitting area*, a lounge area with a flat-screen TV (selected DSTV channels), and a fireplace for chilly bushveld evenings. These Suites are all tastefully decorated with African décor and come with a king-size, 4-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom.

*2 x Suites offer a private plunge pool

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool (*2 x Suites offer a private plunge pool)
  • Daily Housekeeping
PILANE VILLA * 1

 
The Pilane Villa comprises of 4 Standard rooms (max 8 guests) close to a central area. When booked exclusively, guests have the use of recreational areas and a private game drive vehicle.

ROOM FEATURES:
  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Patio
  • Daily Housekeeping
CENTRAL AREA FEATURES:
  • Sitting Area (Lounge, Dining Room, Kitchen)
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Outside Entertainment Area
  • Private Plunge Pool

 

Conferences | Meetings

Ivory Tree has included a dedicated conference room among its facilities, please enquire into the availability of conference room equipment before concluding your conference planning. Alongside is a thumbnail of a proposed seating layout. This specific plan indicates a class room type layout and makes provision for 70 delegates. In our opinion, however, 80 delegates seated in this configuration would be the maximum possible.

If the idea of another routine game lodge experience raises little more than a sigh, gets you running to the doctor for a sick note, meeting with the reserve bank for assistance with payment, and where some lazy lodge manager tells you what you can't do, then this is just the answer for you.

Tailor-made Conservation Conferences and Incentives

During conferences and Incentives at our lodges we are frequently approached by groups enquiring about participation in conservation exercises. This idea prompted us to integrate conservation with the guest experience. In short we are now able to involve guests in the process of routine data gathering to determine condition and genetic mapping amongst other things.

Conference requirements frequently conflict with the routine private game lodge programme, it has therefore become necessary for us to tailor make each experience to suit the requirements of a particular conference or incentive. This often results in game drives being amended or cancelled to permit adequate session time. For this reason we would welcome the opportunity of presenting a tailor-made itinerary where the client is not required to pay for activities not participated in.

These programmes are available at both Ivory Tree and Kapama, and the range of camps and capacity will ensure that your next conference or incentive provides the best experience yet.

  • Game Drives (dawn and afternoon- in 10 seater open vehicles)
  • Archery
  • Quad Biking:
  • Air Gun
  • Interactive Drumming
  • African Marimba Band
  • Tribal Show
  • Percussion Band
  • Snake Demonstration
  • Village Walk
  • Various other activities available in the Sun City complex

The Safari Experience

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.

  • All rates quoted include 15% VAT
  • Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:

Rate inclusions

  • Accommodation, all meals, teas, snacks and two game drives per person per day.
  • Incl. TOMSA 1%

Excludes

  • Conservation Levy R115 per guest per stay. Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Parks
  • Park Levy from 1 Jan 2023 R145 per guest per stay

Please Note

  • Ivory Tree gate fee of R 40 will apply per guest per stay upon booking.
  • Please note that guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
  • Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger

Transportation

  • Transfers are available between the airport, Sun City and the lodge
  • Closest Airport: Pilanesberg Airport is approximately 25 minutes from the Lodge

Cancellation Policy

  • 60 – 30 days prior to arrival 50%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival 75%
  • 14- 1 days prior to arrival 100%
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing

Deposit Policy

  • For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
  • Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).
  • For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
  • A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

Children

Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.
Baby-sitting facilities available at R300 per hour (maximum 2 children)
Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of R5 820 per vehicle per game drive.

Standard Rooms: Maximum 2 adults
Luxury Suites with pool: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12. Unit rate is for 2 adults. Children will be charged as follows:
  • 0-5 years no charge
  • Children 6 – 11 years charged at 50% of the standard room adult sharing rate.
Family Suite: Maximum of 2 adults and 4 children under the age of 12. Unit rate is for 2 adults 2 children per night, child 3 and 4 charge as follows
  • Children 0 – 5 years no charge
  • Children 6 – 11 years charged at 50% of the standard room adult sharing rate.
Villa: Includes 4 rooms with a private pool, private dining area, private vehicle and butler service. Private meals to be arranged in advanced and will be charged additionally.
Kosher Villa: 4 rooms with a private pool, private dining area, private vehicle for the duration of your stay.
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.
The Kosher safari experience is available for groups of 8 people.

Children Policy

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age
  • Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age
  • Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults
  • Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older
  • Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate

Day Use Rooms
Strictly on request and are dependent on availability of room(s) at a rate of 50% off single public tariff and rooms are only available between 11h00 and 17h00. Any rooms required after 17h00 will be treated as a full additional night and the normal contracted rate attached will apply.

Check in time is from 14h00 and check out time is by 10h00

We offer a wide variety of fun-filled leisure activities for couples, families or groups. A list of activities can be found here:

Archery

Archery is one of the ancient activities that we offer using modern equipment including modern re-curve bows. The guide will brief you on how to use the equipment safely and share a story about the San hunters. Enjoy the opportunity to learn the technique of this challenging art form.

Airgun

Experience the satisfaction of shooting at a very small target using pellets. The guide will take you through a proper safety instruction on how to use the equipment.

Interactive drumming

Drumming is a part of African culture that has been used for centuries as a form of expression and was also one of the ways in which communities communicated with each other. Come and feel the vibrations from head to toe. We need a minimum of five people for this experience and have the capacity to accommodate up to 120 people.

Amani Spa
The award-winning Amani African Spa at aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence and offers an authentic, African-inspired experience. You are spoilt to a banquet for the soul and senses, as we use our unique spa product brand, Africology, that is made from the purest ingredients and is free from artificial preservatives, colouring and fragrances. our pampering holistic body, skin and beauty rituals are designed to revitalise and restore balance and harmony to your body, mind and soul. Book a treatment today to relax in the lap of luxury, guaranteed to have you walk out glowing from head to toe and from the inside out.

Quad Biking
Experience the ‘real thing’ as you ride your way up and around natural obstacles on our exciting quad trail! No experience is required, as our guides take you through proper instruction to safely enjoy this 1 hour ride hour. You will be led through the bushveld and down to the community where you will meet villagers and discover the Lodge’s involvement in a community project.

Big 5 Game Drives
Don’t miss out on exciting morning and evening game drives in an open safari vehicle that takes guests out into the Big 5’s territory in Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

(Valid from 01 January – 31 December 2023)
Private Dinner Venue Charges: Rates  
Bush Dinner R14 750 10 - 40 pax
(** No children under 16 years allowed) R 340 Per person 41 pax +
Boma Dinner R 8 500 10-40 pax
R 220 Per Person 41 pax +

Conference packages daily rate:

  • Full day R675 per person Includes std. equipment, AM & PM Tea break, lunch, 2 x water p/person
  • Half day R525 per person Includes std. equipment, 1 Tea break, lunch, 1 x water p/person
  • Full day without lunch R385 per person
  • Half day without lunch R235 per person
  • Breakaway room (C10) R2 500 per half day, R5 000 per full day
  • Venue hire R750 per hour

Additional services for Conferencing:

  • Printing and copying (Black and White) R3 per page
  • Printing and copying (Colour) R5 per page

Additional Meals:

  • Breakfast R240 per person
  • Lunch / Lunch packs R290 per person
  • Dinner R360 per person

Activities:

  • African Marimba Band (30-minutes) R6 500
  • African Marimba Band (1 hour) R11 500
  • Tribal Show (30 minutes) R9 500
  • Tribal Show (1 hour) R17 500
  • Interactive stick fighting (45 minutes) R6 000
  • African choir (30 minutes)   R6 500
  • African choir (1 hour) R10 500
  • Interactive drumming (30 minutes) R175 per person
  • Interactive drumming (45 minutes - Groups) R250 per person
  • Archery (30 minutes) R195 per person
  • Air Rifle (30 minutes) R195 per person
  • Quad biking (1 hour) R660 per person (max 10 pax)
  • Bicycle tour R430 per person

Additional services:

  • Shuttle to Maruleng Mall R75 return trip, max 7 pax
  • Babysitting R200 per hour for the 1st child, R50 per hour for 2nd child (max 2 children per sitter)
  • Exclusive Game viewer charge R4 950 per vehicle per drive
  • Picnic for 2 in the Park R4 950

Gin Sundowner stop - Setup fees:

  • 10 – 40 pax R3 500
  • 41 – 80 pax R5 000 

Gin and mixers charged on consumption.
Gin bar / stop can be either at private dinner venue or during afternoon game drive.
Please note privacy at gin stops in Pilanesberg National Park cannot be guaranteed.
For groups of more than 80 guests, please contact the property to discuss options and setup fees.

BushCon

CONFERENCING IN THE BUSH

Ivory Tree Game Lodge & Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offer state-of-the art conference facilities. Experience exclusive bushveld conferences, corporate workshops, meetings & team-building sessions at our award-winning 5 star lodges at these amazing rates.
Standard Mid-Week room rates  - Single POA
Standard Mid-Week room rates  - Per person Sharing. POA


Rates Inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, game drive drinks, dinner.
  • Morning and Afternoon game drives in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
  • Use of conference venue from check in time (14h00) until check out time (11h00). Including standard equipment, cordials, mints, notepads, stationery, PA system & data projector, 2x Coffe/Tea break.

Rate Exclusions

  • Bar, Spa treatments and curio shop purchases.
  • Telephone, fax and media costs
  • Community Levy - R120 Person per stay (Subject to change without prior notification)
  • Additional Coffe/Tea Snack Break R120 per person per break
  • Extra activities are not included

Terms and Conditions Apply
Only applicable to new bookings. The above midweek rate is only applicable from Sunday night to Thursday, excluding weekends and public holidays.

 

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What sets us Apart !

• MALARIA FREE
• Ideal for family or group getaways
• Rich biodiversity of game
• Home to the “Big 5”
• Over 350 bird species
• Effortless road and air access