I went to Pilanesberg Reservation in South Africa for three days. I stayed at Ivory Tree Lodge, which is located in the north-east of Pilanesberg. The lodge is right inside the reservation, so if you go there you will have a full savanah experience, including wild animal seeing, hot balooning ride etc.
The Lodge is absolutely fantastic. There are more than 50 little houses, every one of them has it's own yard, where you can stay and relax viewing the savanah. The bath is fabulous, also the porch with a lounge. Rooms are big, no tv sets.
There are also some vip lodges with private pool.
The main house (Reception) is very nice, includes restaurant and everything. Food is excellent (I recommend ostrich eggs in the morning, prepared in front of you), service is great. In a word, GREAT!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Within the northern region of the Pilanesberg National Park lies an ancient amphitheatre and its in this basin, surrounded by volcanic spires and rolling savannah grassland, that Ivory Tree Game Lodge has been beautifully crafted. The central guest areas include lounges, bar, a dining room and feature rock pool. Small intimate guest areas have been created to retain warmth and seclusion for the individual guests. Sweeping patios provide the ideal venue for delicious English breakfasts and light luncheons with the boma reserved for fire-side dinners. 60 Luxury chalets have been carefully positioned along foot-hills ensuring optimal views of either the mountainous surrounds or the central open area. Each chalet featuring an outside shower, air-conditioner, mini bar fridge, tea and coffee making facility, has been tastefully decorated in earthly tones. This theme is carried through to the spacious bathroom, and it is here that you may choose to relax in your bath beneath a panoramic window or step out for an invigorating shower. Ivory Tree boasts a new wellness experience presenting a wide variety of treatment options designed to relax mind, body and soul. The unique design and position of the treatment rooms ensure uninterrupted views of the reserve. Ivory Tree presents generous bed capacity and has been carefully designed to ensure optimal guest privacy whilst being able to create unique incentive experiences. Whilst our attention is focused around close and unrestricted encounters with Africa’s big game, incentive experiences also include bush dinners, our own version of the amazing race, and numerous additional activities. The lodge also boasts an equipped conference facility. Striving to maintain high levels of personal attention and guest comfort, game drive vehicles are custom built ensuring optimal panoramic visibility. Amongst the most experienced in the Pilanesberg, our rangers and hosts are committed to binging you close encounters with a wide variety of big game, including the big 5, cheetah and wild dog, during morning and evening game drives. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ivory Tree Game Hotel Pilanesberg National Park