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aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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Kgabo Drive, Bagatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park, 0316

About this hotel

Just 3 hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Ivory Tree Game Lodge lies in the heart of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The reserve is set within the crater of an ancient volcano – one of the largest of a very rare formation. This ancient configuration comes hand-in-hand with various indicators of the presence of early man in the region. This is showcased through the numerous Stone and Iron Age sites that are scattered throughout the Park.

This exquisite Pilanesberg lodge offers you a variety of room options from Standard, Family, Luxury Suites and the Pilane Villa. The Luxury Suite is the perfect place for private luxury by offering a plunge-pool on the private patio atop all its other fantastic offerings. The thatched rooms at Ivory Tree Game Lodge are elegantly furnished with African themes. Looking for a little adventure too? At Ivory Tree Game Lodge – adventurous outdoor activities can be include at an extra cost for quad biking, archery, airguns, and more.

Included in the rate is accommodation, all meals, welcome drinks, sundowner stop drinks, in-room bottled water, teas/coffees and 2 game drives a day (3hrs dawn and 3hrs dusk). Excluded are all other beverages not mentioned, spa, curio shop purchases and conservation levy.

Please note, children under 6 years are not permitted to go on game drives. Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

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 R240 per hour (maximum 2 children)

Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of R4770 per vehicle per game drive

Levies @ R125 per person, irrespective of age

2023 Autumn/Fall Times

Game Drives
Wake Up Call: 5:30am
Morning Drive:
 6:00am – 9:00am
Afternoon Drive: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Meal Times
Breakfast: Start 7:00am – 10:30am
Lunch: Start 13:00pm – 14:30pm
Dinner: Start 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Tea Times
Morning Tea: 5:30am – 6:00am
Afternoon Tea: 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Bar Times
Open: 10:00am
Close: 10:30pm Last Rounds, close @ 11:00pm

Amenities & Facilities

  • 67 rooms
  • Disabled Access Rooms
  • 1 Restaurant (All day service)
  • 1 Casual lounge and bar (All day service)
  • Boma Dinner (on certain days only and extra charges may apply subjected to group size)
  • Upon request and extra charge bush dinner can be arrange.
  • Mini Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Safari game drive
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Amani Spa
  • Conference facility (seating up to 100 delegates).
  • Curio shop
  • Free WI-FI


Ivory Tree Game Lodge is located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, surrounded by plains and hills just 5-minutes from the Bakgatla Gate. Sun City to the lodge is 24km. Lanseria International Airport is a 2 hr 9 min (145.2 km) drive via R556 and O.R. Tambo International Airport is 2 hr 43 min (217.3 km) via N4 to the lodge.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge Terms & Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are there to do?

Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers the following activities / services (charges may apply): Spa facilities, Swimming Pool, Game drives, quad biking, archery, air-guns and interactive drumming. Sun city is 25.5 km away and Lost City Golf Course is 24.2km away

What’s customary amount to tip for guide, housekeeping staff, dining team ect? Do you tip daily or at end of the stay?

Although service is the lodge’s absolute pleasure you may tip the staff if they have exceeded your expectations. Most guests leave a gratuity after their stay upon check out. If you like, you can specify who this should go to. Otherwise you could work roughly on around R200 (ZAR) per person in your party/day as a fair gratuity. They would then distribute equally to all staff.

Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.

Are any cleaning services offered at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Check-in at Ivory Tree Game Lodge is from 2:00pm, and check-out is until 11:00am.

Is parking available at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Yes, free parking is available to guests.

What sort of plugs is use at the lodge so I know what adapter to take?

The lodge has the 3 rounded prong (SA) plugs in common areas. The rooms have 1 international/European plug by the dressing table. Advisable for you to bring an additional adaptor.

Is the road to the lodge tarred or are there section of dirt road?

It is tarred all the way to the lodge.

Hotel Facilities

24hr Security
Disable Friendly
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant/Food & Beverage Outlets
Swimming Pool


Check In From 2:00pm
Check Out Until 11:00am
Hotel Policies

Terms and Conditions

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in.

Cancellation and prepayment policies

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to each merchant. Policies may vary based on accommodation type and/or service offer. Please check what conditions may apply to each option when making your selection.

Child policies and beds

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Standard Suite

Standard Suite


x1 King bed or 2 Single beds



Family Suite

Family Suite


x1 Double bed & 2 Single beds



Luxury Suite

Luxury Suite


x1XL Double bed & Sofa bed



Pilane Villa

Pilane Villa


x1 King bed & 2 Single beds



Kosher Villa

Kosher Villa


x1 Double bed & 2 Single beds



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