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Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge

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9.1

Exceptional

1,535 reviews

1,535 reviews

Food & Dining5
Housekeeping2
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9.4

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Bakgatla Childrens Pool 580 m
Bakgatla Swimming Pool 590 m
Rathlogo Hide 3.1 km
Ratlhogo Waterhole 3.2 km
Moruleng Mall 3.5 km
Malatse Dam 5.9 km
Malatze Hide 5.9 km
Mankwe 7.2 km
Twin Dam 8.4 km
Tilodi Dam 9.3 km

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 318, Ga-Ramonga, Pilanesberg, South Africa, 316 - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Ga-Ramonga part of Pilanesberg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Pilanesberg International Airport. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and indoor pool on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transport

Sauna

Hygiene Plus
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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Sterilizing equipment
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Transport to airport

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Front desk [24-hour]

Spa

Swimming pool [indoor]

Bicycles

BBQ facilities

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center194. Km
Location rating9.4

Rooms available at Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Very good
Room comfort & quality

8

Family Room
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  • Room size: 74 m²/797 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Suite with Private Pool
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Twin
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  • Room size: 33 m²/355 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 2 single beds
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Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 sofa bed and 1 king bed
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Executive
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Suite Without Pool
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  • Room size: 63 m²/678 ft²
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Luxury Suite, Private Pool(1 King Bed)
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
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Executive King Suite
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  • Room size: 80 m²/861 ft²
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Luxury Suite(1 King Bed)
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to stay at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Room rates depend on the dates, room types, and number of guests, so please click here to see the latest and best deals from Agoda!

What time is check-in and check-out at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Ivory Tree Game Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the lodge know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service with prices and more information. A stay at Ivory Tree Game Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the lodge. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Ivory Tree Game Lodge has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Ivory Tree Game Lodge.

What is the smoking policy at Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Ivory Tree Game Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What popular shopping places are close to Ivory Tree Game Lodge?

Located in the Ga-Ramonga area, Ivory Tree Game Lodge is close to great shopping choices like Moruleng Mall.

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What people love about Ivory Tree Game Lodge

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Great guides, comfortable family house"

    Daria

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    April 3, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "The specialized treatment given by the friendly staff is unique."

    Dorothy

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    January 2, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Such nice staff, food excellent and much more."

    Rensia

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    October 8, 2021

Overall rating:

9.2

Exceptional
137 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
9.1
Location
9.4
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What travelers say they love:
Food was plentiful, ambience delightful, and staff warm and ...
Fiona from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
More about Ivory Tree Game Lodge

More about Ivory Tree Game Lodge

Ivory Tree Game Lodge

With a wide range of services catered to both business and leisure travelers, Ivory Tree Game Lodge makes sure you get the best out of your stay.
Travelers are guaranteed to have a hassle-free stay with all the amenities and services provided by Ivory Tree Game Lodge. Stay connected throughout your stay with free internet access provided. To help pre-arrange your arrival and departure, airport transfer services can be booked before you even check in. Your explorations of Pilanesberg can be assisted with the shuttle services available here.
Parking is provided free of charge for guests. You'll have no problem planning out your days and transportation needs with front desk services including concierge service and safety deposit boxes. The lodge's tours can even help you book tickets and reservations for entertainment and explorations. While lodging at this wonderful lodge, a charming and cozy on-site fireplace will keep you warm on cold days and nights.
Wear your favorite outfits again and again thanks to the laundry service offered at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. In-room conveniences such as room service and daily housekeeping will make staying in a great choice. The lodge is entirely non-smoking. Smoking may only take place in restricted designated areas.
Rooms at Ivory Tree Game Lodge are designed with the guest in mind. To enhance your stay, some rooms at the lodge come with linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. The specially-designed rooms at Ivory Tree Game Lodge offer more than one layout option, including rooms that have separate living room and balcony or terrace. The lodge's in-room entertainment is second to none, with daily newspaper, television and cable TV provided to guests in select rooms.
You may be assured to know that a refrigerator, bottled water, a coffee or tea maker, instant coffee, instant tea and mini bar are available in some select rooms. You can stay fresh and clean with a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Wake up with no worries at Ivory Tree Game Lodge, where breakfast can be provided in house. Throughout your stay, choose from a variety of delicious dining options at the lodge. Once there, be sure to check out bar for some in-house nighttime fun. The lodge even has in-house cooking amenities such as BBQ facilities for its most selective guests.
Whether you're looking for an adventure or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, Ivory Tree Game Lodge has a range of activities that will meet your needs. Warm up at the end of the day with a visit to the massage, spa and sauna. The many offerings at Ivory Tree Game Lodge ensures you'll have plenty to do during your stay. No vacation is complete without a refreshing jump into the pool. The poolside bar at Ivory Tree Game Lodge gives you a great reason to spend more time in your swimsuit.
Stay wet and wild with fun family water activities like non-motorized water sports. Test your skills! Get competitive with your travel group or other guests, at the lodge's hiking trails. No need to go anywhere after dinner -- play with friends or family at the shared lounge and TV area. You can find a perfect memento of your trip, or grab some simple travel supplies at the shops.


Reasons to stay here

Spend less here on rooms than you would at 97% of other accommodations in the city.
Verified reviews for this lodge's food and dining options score it better than 95% of accommodations in the city.
Travelers who stayed here really appreciated the location, scoring it better than 90% of the city's other options.

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Amenities and facilities
Exceptional
Facilities

9.1

Most talked about facilities

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Housekeeping

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Portuguese

Outdoor

  • Bicycles

Internet access

  • Complimentary WIFi in all rooms
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tours
  • Water sports (non-motorized)

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Sterilizing equipment
  • Temperature check for guests and staff

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • BBQ facilities
  • Happy hour
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurants
  • Room service

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Currency conversion service
  • Daily cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Hair salon
  • Heating in public area
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Shops
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Shuttle service
  • Transport to airport
  • Valet parking

Available in all rooms

  • A/C
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea machine
  • Complimentary coffee (instant)
  • Complimentary drinking water
  • Extra long bed
  • Fan
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Free tea
  • Free welcome drink
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Lock box in room
  • Mini bar
  • Mirror
  • Mosquito net
  • Non-smoking
  • Phone
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Seating area
  • Sewing kit
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Smoke alarm
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wake up call
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi [complimentary]
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • American
  • Continental
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Full English/Irish
  • Buffet
Restaurants on site

1

  • Menu: Buffet

Restaurant

  • No additional information available

Boma

  • No additional information available
Location
Bakgatla Gate, Pilanesberg National Park 318, Ga-Ramonga, Pilanesberg, South Africa, 316
Exceptional
Location

9.4

Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds vary by room. Please check each room's capacity for details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-5 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 6-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • Please note that:
    - Guests will be required to sign an indemnity form on arrival.
    - Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are permitted on regular safaris on the sole discretion of the ranger. In the event children are denied a regular safari and subject to availability we offer a kiddies bush bumble, this is a shortened safari concentrating on the little things in the bush and avoiding deliberate encounters with the Big 5.
    -Children up to the age of 6 are not permitted on regular safaris.
  • When booking 6 or more rooms, special policies may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:00
  • Reception open until17:00

Getting around

  • Distance from city center194. Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)36

The property

  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges1
  • Number of floors1
  • Number of rooms 64
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2004
  • Most recent renovation2004

Reviews of Ivory Tree Game Lodge from real guests

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9.2
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10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities9.1
Location9.4
Room comfort and quality8.0
Service9.4
Value for money9.0
High score for Pilanesberg
Rating
9+ Exceptional (46)
8-9 Excellent (11)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (1)
<6 Below Expectation (2)
Time of the year
Mar - May (10)
Jun - Aug (8)
Sep - Nov (11)
Dec - Feb (34)
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9.2
Exceptional
Katherine from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

Ivory Tree”

We had a marvelous three day stay at Ivory Lodge. It was excellent value for money - with game drives every morning and evening. Our guide was Werner - he was so informative, funny and respectful of the animals. He made our trip - thank you Werner! We saw lions, hippos, elephants, zebras, rhinos, giraffes, impala, hyena, warthogs, crocodiles and many more. Werner's passion for animals (particularly wild dogs) is very obvious and he shares this with you. The scenery was beautiful, with epic sunrises and sunsets. The lodge is nicely laid out. We were upgraded and had a large villa with our own pool. This meant we had a lot of privacy and space. It was perfect. The food is generally very good and they try to offer some of the local delicacies including Warthog! Unlike the Kudu (which is very tasty) the Warthog was a little chewy! The staff were all very helpful. Sun City is not too far away and we went to play golf there one day - as there is not too much to do between game drives.

Reviewed March 10, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Gary from South Africa
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Great stay and excellent game ranger with Evan.”

Our first trip to ivory tree having stayed at other lodges in the area. This is a lovely lodge although slightly large in terms of capacity. My only criticism is the buffet style meals became a little congested at times. The game drives were excellent with Evan explaining everything perfectly.

Reviewed March 05, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Sujana from South Africa
Family with young children
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in September 2018

Was an amazing bush holiday. Loved every split second. Our guide Zoey was excellent!!”

The staff were brilliant!! Food was excellent !! Game drives were very well organized. An absolutely amazing bush experience!!! Loved the small added extras like the Weather forecast for the following day and the little nougat bar at our bed sides just before bedtime. It really is the small things in life that make a big difference. One suggestion though- They could have baby friendly change rooms as we had our one year old with us but there were no baby changing facilities in the female toilets. Thanks for a wonderful experience ivory tree- you will see us again soon.

Reviewed September 26, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Celine from South Africa
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in January 2021

Exceptional”

Ivory Tree is the most amazing place ever! I loved every second. The game drives were so amazing. We saw so much animals and alot of them had babies! I will definitely recommend Ivory Tree!

Reviewed February 08, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
karen from South Africa
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in March 2021

Simply the best”

Everything about Ivory Tree is First Class, attentive staff, superb facilities, fantastic meals and wonderful game drives.

Reviewed March 24, 2021

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8.8
Excellent
Michael from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Short stop over at game lodge”

Went to Ivory game lodge at the start of our South African holiday. Great decision because it was run very professionally and great value for money

Reviewed March 05, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Karina from Norway
Group
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Girls trip”

This is a great camp! I have been to several camps in JoBurg area and also in Kruger - but none has created a better athosphere than Ivory Tree. I will be back!

Reviewed February 24, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Carol from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Amazing ”

Safaris were well organised in a small jeep with a maximum of 9 people. We were with the same group and guide throughout. Our guide Cathy was very knowledgable and had a brilliant knack of finding the animals at close quarters. Accommodation was in separate huts which were fabulous. Food was plentiful and good quality. Pilanesberg is awesome and the experience is well worth the money.

Reviewed February 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Eileen from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

Highly recommended”

Lodge staff and game drivers could not have been more helpful. Our driver , Japhira was very knowledgeable not only about game but birds and plants as well.

Reviewed February 18, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Menahem from South Africa
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in September 2020

Lovely place, service luke-warm”

We found the lodge itself wonderful, located in a beautiful hilly part of the Pilansberg, and the game drives were fantastic. The service itself was however luke-warm, and we found most staff rather indifferent (with a few notable exceptions).

Reviewed October 02, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Fiona from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Glorious taste of safari”

I had a very brief one night stay, after driving myself there from Tambo Jo'burg airport - but what a great taste of safari it was, with two game drives in the evening and early morning yielding sightings of many of the animals in the park. Food was plentiful, ambience delightful, and staff warm and friendly. It was incredible value on the excellent deal I had. Only wished I could have stayed longer.

Reviewed September 25, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Christopher
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in September 2019

Amazing Safari Experience”

Superb Safari ranger, Rochelle, made this a truly memorable experience. We saw so many of every type of animal and bird we were sometime just speechless with amazement. Thank you Rochelle ! Rooms are great, comfy bed and plenty of room to lounge around. Food is good and varied. Breakfasts could be better and definitely should be better organised. Staff are friendly and helpful. We tried spa treatment - really good and excellent therapist - and archery class. The teacher there is special - a great teacher, full of fun and a lovely person. Overall, an excellent lodge and perfect for couples or families. Go, you will enjoy it all !!.

Reviewed October 01, 2019

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5.6
Quentin from South Africa
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

Very Disappointing”

The most disappointing aspect of Ivory Tree was the poor quality of the food. Neither my wife, nor I are "foodies", but we appreciate quality and the basic ingredients used for the meals at Ivory Tree are simply 100 miles from 5 star. I cannot think of a comparison, as no restaurant that I know in South Africa would serve the equivalent. Another specific sign of problems was the staff's habit of requiring guests to move out of their way. Many of the guests were of advanced years and yet when a member of staff and a guest were passing through the same space, the guest would need to stand back to allow the staff to pass. Having observed this once, I made a point to look out for it and subsequently observed a frequent repetition of the same behaviour.

Reviewed May 08, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Robert from Canada
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in January 2020

Incredible Safari and Stay!”

Excellent lodge right in the national park. Staff and drivers were friendly, attentive and always helpful. While some dishes were over cooked, there was plenty of food and options. Rooms were wonderful, clean and well-equipped. We had an incredible weekend, saw most animals we wanted to see (including lions, cheetahs, elephants and rhinos), all at a great discount on AGODA!

Reviewed January 20, 2020

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6.4
Good
sandeep from India
Family with young children
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Nice place but not worth the cost”

This is supposed to be a 5 Star Lodge however, the services and facilities make it a 4 star at best. Too much fuss over water. They give just 1 bottle in the room per day. Anything else, you have to pay Our kids don't drink coffee... when we asked for hot chocolate during breakfast, they charged us for that Even cappuccino or latte is charged extra...it is not included in breakfast. This, to me is ridiculous. Not what you could expect at a 5 star hotel Game drive was also pretty much OK. The rangers were good and helpful....but they can't do much if the animals aren't there! Overall, I wouldn't go here for safari...or maybe we were here in the wrong season.. But then the prices we paid were exorbitant!!

Reviewed June 14, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ronnie from South Africa
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in February 2020

Chillaxing”

Game drives 2 drives of 3 hours per day - food 3 times per day plus snacks Pool wifi etc Cons no TV in lodges

Reviewed February 12, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Guido from South Africa
Solo traveler
Standard Twin
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

Great staff and fantastic game ride”

Stayed for two nights and enjoyed four fantastic game rides - Ranger Jamie did a great job - sincere thanks

Reviewed December 22, 2017

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9.6
Exceptional
Kevin from South Africa
Family with teens
Standard Twin
Stayed 2 nights in June 2019

Wonderful place to stay”

This is a great game lodge, wonderful staff, excellent rangers and great value for money

Reviewed July 04, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Abigail from United Kingdom
Couple
Luxury Suite
Stayed 2 nights in January 2019

Exceptional”

Excellent location very friendly staff all trying to help as much as they can. We reported a few problems with the accommodation that unfortunately the staff didn’t deal with but we still had a great holiday.

Reviewed January 16, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Sintha from Indonesia
Couple
Standard Twin
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

There were several tour groups during our stay. We feel the lodge is at maxed capacity. ”

+: location, game drive, food, worth of money - : crowded, outdoor shower too cold at night

Reviewed October 01, 2018

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