Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north eastern region of the Pilanesberg National Park, a mere two hours by road transfer from Johannesburg. Moya Wa Tenga Safaris has secured preferential rates with Ivory Tree, and our tailor made packages include return road transfers (View a map).
The standard configuration includes two twin beds and in a limited number of rooms it is possible for to offer a king size bed. It is also possible to introduce a third bed into the room in the event that a child / children wish to share with parents. It is not possible to add a fourth bed.
The guest areas have been carefully planned to ensure easy flowing and comfortable areas. The areas were designed with the view to accommodating a group or to provide intimate retreats ensuring privacy. The central areas include two lounges, the bar and cocktail lounge, a multi-tiered dining room, the conference facility and open air boma.
The central areas were designed using a double volume style to ensure impressive views of the surrounding amphitheater. The large swimming pool has been positioned between the lodge and the new completed water hole.
Ivory Tree Game Lodge boasts 57 suites. Each features the following;
- Air conditioners which provide heating and cooling.
- En-suite bathroom and outside shower.
- Covered patio.
- Tea and coffee making facilities.
- Mini bar fridge.
- Quad Biking
- Air Gun
- Tribal Show
- African Marimba Band
- Percussion Band
- Interactive Drumming
- Conservation Safaris
The park exists within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as “Bushveld”. Unlike any other large park, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.
Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually found in arid areas are found cohabitation with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.
The colourful hues, varied habitats and panoramas will delight and entertain photographers and visitors.
The very topography makes the area a feast for the eye. Here are syenite koppies, thickly forested ravines, typical bushveld and also rolling grasslands and lightly wooded areas. Over time, wind and water have carved a spectacular landscape with rocky outcrops, open grasslands, wooded valleys and thickets.
The creation of the Pilanesberg National Park is considered one of the most ambitious programmes of its kind to be undertaken anywhere in the world. The Operation Genesis, which involved the game-fencing of the reserve and the reintroduction of long-vanished species, began during the late 70′s.
An abundance of wild life proliferate in 580 km of diverse and arresting bushveld terrain. The park is home to healthy populations of lion, leopard, black and white rhino, elephant and buffalo – Africa’s “Big Five”.
A wide variety of rare and common species exist with endemic species like the nocturnal brown hyaena, the fleet-footed cheetah, the majestic sable, as well as giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to mention but a few.
The Bird Life
Bird watching is excellent with over 300 species recorded. Some are migrants, others permanent inhabitants; some eat carrion or live prey, others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.