Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located in a malaria-free region that’s a comfortable 2-hour drive from Johannesburg. It’s renowned for its high concentration of game and unique geology and ecology.
South Africa’s favourite Big 5 game reserve lies in the basin of an ancient volcanic crater that forms part of a rare alkaline ring complex, and in a transitional zone between the dry Kalahari and lush Lowveld.
aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is found in a remote corner of Pilanesberg in a private concession. Access to the area is restricted to paying guests but you’re free to explore the rest of the reserve in open safari vehicles. There’s a wide choice of activities to keep everyone busy between game drives, including fun entertainment in the evenings at the outdoor boma.
Before the drive back to Johannesburg, you have the option of a game drive in a closed tour vehicle in Pilanesberg Game Reserve or spending a few fun hours at Sun City.
aha IVORY TREE GAME LODGE ǀ Luxury accommodation in Pilanesberg Game Reserve
67 luxury rooms, sleeping up to 134 guests
aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is a sophisticated safari lodge located in the far north corner of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The popular game reserve lies in the basin of an ancient volcanic crater which is fringed by three concentric ridges that form the Alkaline Ring Complex. It’s a unique geological phenomena and many rare rock types and structures are found in the reserve.
The family-friendly lodge is tastefully decorated with a contemporary twist. Elegant finishes are married with the earthy tones of the safari-chic lodge; with splashes of colour that create a vibrant atmosphere. Guests have the choice of standard deluxe suites and ultra-luxury executive suites. Each suite has its own private patio with panoramic views of the beautiful bushveld surrounds.
aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers a choice of activities to keep the family busy between morning and afternoon game drives. This includes archery, air gun target shooting, quad bike rides and a pamper session at Amani Spa. A highlight is the bush braai (barbeque) at the outdoor boma with fun entertainment which includes interactive drumming, Zulu dancing, an African marimba band and percussion show.
Children of all ages welcome at aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
Guests are picked up early in Johannesburg and driven to Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Arrive at aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge mid-day after exploring the game reserve for a few hours. Have a light lunch and relax before it’s time to depart for a late-afternoon game drive in the reserve. Game drives are in an open safari vehicle with a professional ranger. Return to the lodge as the sun is setting and enjoy a gourmet dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight at aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
Includes: Lunch and dinner
Set off early after hot beverages for a 3-hour sunrise game drive in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Return to the lodge for breakfast and spend the rest of the day at the pool or in your suite. Enjoy a light lunch and relaxation before it’s time to depart for the late-afternoon game drive. End your day with a delicious dinner in the restaurant or at the outdoor boma on warm evenings.
Overnight at aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge.
Includes: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Wake up early for hot beverages and then depart for a 3-hour sunrise game drive in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Return for a hearty breakfast; pack up and be ready to leave mid-morning either for a game drive in a closed tour vehicle or a few fun hours at Sun City which is a short drive away. Depart mid-afternoon for the return journey to Johannesburg.
Collection and drop-off point: Any accommodation address in Johannesburg
Collect in Johannesburg: Between 05h30 and 06h30
Drop-off in Johannesburg: From 17h00
If you plan to fly out of OR Tambo International Airport on the last day of the safari tour, we suggest reserving a domestic flight that departs no earlier than 19h30 and an international flight that departs no earlier than 21h00.
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