Pilanesberg National Park accommodation

Ivory Tree Game Lodge


Ivory Tree Game Lodge


Ivory Tree Game Lodge lies in a natural amphitheatre. The lodge is surrounded by mountains. Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a true bush lodge experience. A large swimming pool, outdoor dining and spectacular big five game viewing. This makes for the perfect holiday.

Warm and earthy tones create a welcoming feeling, while a covered patio and outdoor shower allow you to settle into the unique Pilanesberg environment. The executive suites offer the added luxury of a lounge area and a private plunge pool. Ivory Tree Game Lodge is in one of South Africa’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. It is home to almost all of Southern Africa’s big game.

Enjoy an African safari on our 10-seat game drive vehicle with your dedicated game ranger.  Relax and refresh in the swimming pool with a view of the Pilanesberg mountains, or unwind in the intimate Jacuzzi.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

  • 60 Standard Rooms with two twin beds
  • 4 Luxury Suites
  • 2 Family Suites
  • 1 Executive suite
  • 1 Private Villa

What sets the suites apart?

There are more than 300 bird species recorded. Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a variety of activities. African cultural dancing, interactive drumming and African marimba band and a percussion show. You can take part in wildlife research and protection on a conservation safari. You can even rejuvenate your body and soul at the Amani African Spa. Family safaris are packed with fun activities for children.

The Ivory Tree lodge also has a fully equipped conference centre that can host up to 70 delegates.


Standard Suite Facilities:

  • En-suite bathroom with bath and outdoor shower.
  • Covered patio.
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
  • Mini bar fridge (stocked on request).
  • Air-conditioners provide heating and cooling.
  • Hairdryer and telephone.

Executive Suite Facilities:

  • En-suite bathroom with bath and outdoor shower.
  • Covered patio.
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • Mini bar fridge (stocked on request).
  • Air-conditioners provide heating and cooling.
  • Private plunge pool and lounge.

Private Villa Facilities:

  • 4 Standard en-suite rooms (sleeps up to 8 people).
  • Private pool.
  • Private game ranger and game drive vehicle.
  • Lounge with TV.
  • Mini bar fridge (stocked on request).
  • Meals enjoyed at the Lodge.
  • Boma.
  • The conference room is hosting up to 70 delegates.

Ivory Tree Lodge is Wheelchair Friendly.
Our disabled guests can partake in game drives. 


  • Once on the N4 toll road, take the 1st off-ramp for Pilanesberg or Sun City.
  • Turn right over the Highway continuing as though travelling to Sun City (about 80 km) going through at least fours 4-way stops.
  • At a 4-way stop with a Golden Era-sign off to the right, turn right to Northam on the R510.
  • Continue along until you pass an industrial area on your left, soon after turn left to Mogwase and the Pilanesberg.
  • At the second stop street with a Caltex garage on the corner, turn right to Pilanesberg, Manyane and Bakgatla gates.
  • Continue until you get to a T-junction. Turn left to the Bakgatla gate and George Stegman Hospital.
  • Continue on this road which will take you to Ivory Tree’s driveway and huge thatched yellow entrance (right next to the Bakgatla entrance gate to the Pilanesberg National Park).

GPS Co-ordinates:

  • Black Rhino Game Reserve: 25°10’54.35″S 26°57’18.25″E
Ivory Tree Lodge : -25.1860219,S  27.1426692 E


In Time: 14h00 pm
Check-out Time: 11h00 am

  • Please make prior arrangements if you will not be able to accommodate these times.
  • Transfers can be arranged before your arrival. 


The child policy at Ivory Tree Lodge aims to act in the best interest and safety of our guests. We are located within a national park and game reserve where animals roam freely.  Animals are wild and will always react according to their natural instincts.

  • Children sharing with adults in luxury suites will 50%.
  • Children sharing with adults in family suites will 50%.
  • Under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the discretion of the guide.
  • Under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari.
  • A kiddies’ safari will be arranged.
  • Babysitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge.

In the morning after breakfast, we take them out on their very own game drive for about 30 minutes.


  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas and snacks
  • Two game drives


  • Transfers
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Conservation levy of currently R100 per guest per stay


MINIMUM STAY: 2 nights

Includes all meals, teas, snacks and two game drives per day

Excludes conservation levy of R100 per person (subject to change)

BAR rates will be applicable during holidays and peak seasons


1 Dec 16 – 30 Apr 17 1 May - 30 Sept 17 1 Oct – 30 Nov 17
Standard Room
Per person sharing R3 910 R3 280 R3 910
Single R5 865 R4 915 R5 865
Luxury Suite
Per 2 adults per night R8 885 R8 885 R8 885
Family Suite
Per Suite per night  R11 730 R9 835  R11 730
Executive Suite
Per Suite per night R13 515 R13 515 R13 515
Private Villa
Per Villa per night (4 rooms) R37 950 R37 950 R37 950