Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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 Dec 2018
to 30 Apr 2019
1 May 2019
to 30 Sep 2019
1 Oct 2019
to 30 Apr 2020
Standard Single R5 795 R4 850 R5 795
Standard Double per person R3 875 R3 240 R3 875
Luxury Suite per 2 adult R10 535 R8 795 R10 535
Family Suite per room R11 590 R9 720 R11 590
Executive Suite per room R16 020 R13 355 R16 020
Child under 12yrs sharing | Standard Room on Request on Request on Request
Child under 12yrs sharing | Executive Room on Request on Request on Request
Private Villa R35 075 R37 500 R37 500


Special Domestric Rates
These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

01 Oct 2018 to 31 Mar 2019
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA resident Rate R2 660 SA resident Rate R10 800
Minimum 3 Nights stay R2 400
Book within 7 Days R2 400
01 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA resident Rate  (Friday & Saturday Nights) R2 580 SA resident Rate R9 600
Minimum 3 Nights stay R2 340
Book within 7 Days R2 340
SA Resident Rate (Sunday to Thursday Nights) R2 100    
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes Community levy at R 115 per person per stay rates will apply on block out dates
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate.
  • Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change

Rate codes:

  • SA Resident Rate:         SARESN 
  • Minimum 3 Nights Stay: DLMSS 
  • Book within 30 Days:    ADV01
5-Star Lodge Situated in the Malaria-Free Pilanesberg National Park

67 luxury hotel suites comprising:


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.

  • Ensuite Bathroom with Bath & Outside Shower
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Patio
  • Daily Housekeeping

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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.

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


Incorporating every conceivable luxury, the Executive Suite features 1 x King-size Bed with luxurious linens and beautiful pops of colour throughout. You are welcome to bask in the glorious African sun on your private patio and relax in the plunge pool for your exclusive use. The Suite also has a Nespresso machine and flat screen television with selected DSTV channels.

  • His & Hers Ensuite Bathrooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Desk
  • Hair Dryer
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Fireplace
  • TV (selected DSTV channels)
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Daily Housekeeping

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
All rates for South African properties include a 1% South African tourism development levy
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 daily safari activities.
  • Incl. TOMSA 1%
  • Excludes Community Levy (2018) R100  (2019) R115 per guest per stay

Please Note

  • Conservation Levy of R 15.00 per guest will be added to the extras account and must be settled before leaving the lodge
  • Ivory Tree gate fee of R 40.00 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


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

Payment | Cancellation

  • 50% deposit will be required to confirm a booking with full payment due 30 days prior to arrival
  • 45 – 30 Days prior to arrival 25%
  • 29 – 15 days prior to arrival 80%
  • 14 – 01 days prior to arrival 100%
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing.

Room Configuration

  • Standard Rooms: Maximum 2 adults
  • Luxury Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12. Children sharing with adults in Luxury suites will be charged 50% of the standard room sharing rate.
  • Family Suites: Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12.
  • Executive Suites: Maximum of 2 adults

Third Person Sharing :Not applicable

Additional Comments

Babysitting facilities are offered at R152/ sitter/ hr.
Children under the age of 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.
Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of (2018) R3 885 (2019) R4 235 per vehicle per game drive

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 at all aha properties.


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


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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

Private Dinner Venue Charges:
Bush Dinner includes Eco-Toilets R10 890.00 21-40 pax
  R 275.00 Per person 41 pax +
Boma Exlusivity R 7 370.00 10-40 pax
  R 190.00 Per Person 41 pax +

Conference Packages:

Main Conference Room

  • Full Day Conference R 4 840.00 per day (all equipment included)
    Half Day Conference R 2 420.00 per day (all equipment included)

Durga Meeting Room (C10)

  • Full Day Conference R 3 630.00 per day (all equipment included)
  • Half Day Conference R 1 815.00 per day (all equipment included)


Additional Services for Conferencing

  • Printing & Copying (Black & White) R 2.00 per page
  • Printing & Copying (Color) R 3.50 per page
  • Breakaway Room (C10) R 660.00 per day
Additional Meals

  • Breakfast R 250.00 per person
  • Lunch R 270.00 per person
  • Dinner R 320.00 per person
  • Breakfast / Lunch Packs R 120.00 per person
  • Snack Platter menu on request
  • Fruit Basket for 2 R 190.00
  • Tea/coffee/snack breaks R 110.00 per person

Extra Activities

  • African Marimba Band (30 min show) R 5 280.00
  • African Marimba Band (1 hour show) R 10 120.00
  • Tribal Show (30 min) R 8 140.00
  • Tribal Show (1 hour) R 15 580.00
  • Interactive stick fighting (45 min) R 5 280.00
  • African Choir (30 min) R 5 280.00
  • Interactive Drumming (30 min) R 210.00 per person
  • Archery (30 min) R 145.00 per person
  • Air Rifle (30 min) R 145.00 per person
  • Quad biking (1hour) R 600.00 per person

Additional Services

  • Baby Sitting (Per hour / Per child) R 120.00
  • Exclusive Vehicle Charge R 4 200.00 per vehicle per drive
  • Room Drops (Not during Turndown time) R 18.00 per drop




Need Assistance?

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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

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  • Ideal for family or group getaways
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