nestled in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre

Ivory Tree Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

  • Grading: Five Star

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa.

Number of units: 66 units • Bed Capacity: 134 beds

Children of all ages are welcome


Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the North Eastern region of Pilanesberg Game Reserve (also known as Pilanesberg National Park). Pilanesberg is close to Sun City and approximately 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. The closest gate point of entry is Bakgatla Gate.

Pilanesberg, a malaria free area, hosts the Big 5 amongst many other mammal and bird species.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge has a five star grading from the Tourism Grading Council (TGCSA) and is one of South Africa's largest private game lodges. This exclusive lodge lies in the basin of an ancient amphitheatre divided by riverine woodlands and ancient elephant trails. The central facility includes a stunning feature pool, bar, conference rooms, dining room, bomas, reception and curio shop.

Lodge Features

  • Feature swimming pool
  • Intimate lounges flow onto the outdoor patio
  • Two outdoor dining areas (Boma)
  • Curio / gift shop
  • Two equipped conference venues
  • Bush dinner venue
  • Spa


Luxury accommodation is offered in a choice of:

  • 60 standard rooms
  • 4 luxury suites
  • 1 executive suite
  • 1 family suite

A villa with 4 rooms is also available.

Accommodation Features

Room & Suite Features

All our rooms and suites are tastefully decorated and offer a range of comfortable amenities for enjoyment by our guests.

Each of our rooms and suites feature a covered patio providing a comfortable outdoor area for relaxing.

All our rooms and suites offer:
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Climate control air-conditioning systems
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Mini bar fridge

Standard Rooms (60)

Each standard room features:

  • Two single beds or a king size bed configuration
  • Outside shower
  • Mini safes

Luxury suites (4)

Three of the four 4 luxury suites have their own personal plunge pool. All the luxury suites have a private lounge area.

  • A king-size 4 pillar bed
  • Outside shower
  • Private plunge pool (in 3 of the 4 suites)
  • Private lounge
  • Fire place
  • Flat screen TV & selected DSTV Channels

Executive suite (1)

Indulge in every conceivable luxury. Warm, neutral fabric imparts a soothing feeling and pillows provide splashes of colour throughout.

The executive suite features:

  • A comfortable king-size bed
  • Private plunge pool
  • Private lounge
  • Fire place
  • Flat TV screen & selected DSTV channels


Rates vary depending on your lodge selection, the time of year and specials available. Please contact us for the most up to date rates for this specific lodge.


A lodge may offer special or discounted rates from time to time. Please enquire.
Special rates exclude peak periods, public holidays and long-weekends - and are subject to availability.

Rate Inclusions

Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks, 2 daily safari activities, 1% TOMSA fee.

Rate Exclusions

The conservation levy, reserve entrance fees, all drinks and purchases of a personal nature.


  • Single supplement: add 50% of the per person sharing rate
  • Children under 12: 50% of the per person rate when sharing with 2 adults
  • Children sharing with adults in executive suites will be charged 50% of the standard suite rate
  • Luxury & executive suites - rates permit 2 adults per night, no single supplement applies



  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Children under the age of 6 are accommodated on safari by means of a 'bush bumble'
  • Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on normal game drives and children between the ages of 6 and 12 only allowed at the discretion of the game ranger
  • Baby sitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge


  • Dawn and afternoon / evening safaris in 10-seater open vehicles with expert rangers.
  • Numerous activities at the nearby Sun City complex.
  • Hot air ballooning.
  • Numerous incentive activities both within the reserve and within the surrounding area.


Access to Ivory Tree Game Lodge is via the Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg Game Reserve. It is about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg.


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