Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge brings the best of the Pilanesberg to life, with bright sunsets setting the horizon alight, as the silhouettes of the mighty Big 5 pass by in the lush green and gold grass.
Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is ideal for romantic getaways; perfect for fine family breakaways; fully equipped for state-of-the-art conferences, and offers the ultimate in flawless, memorable weddings.
BIG 5 GAME DRIVES
Get the real feel for the African bushveld by going on a morning or evening game drive. Driving in an open safari vehicle, along with a qualified guide – experience the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
A WARM WELCOME
TO IVORY TREE GAME LODGE
5 STAR LUXURY LODGE SITUATED IN THE MALARIA FREE PILANESBERG GAME RESERVE
Ivory Tree Game Lodge lies in the heart of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. This exquisite Pilanesberg lodge offers you a variety of room options from Standard, Family, Luxury, Executive Suite an even the Pilane Villa. The Executive Suite is the perfect place for private luxury by offering a plunge-pool on the private patio atop all its other fantastic offerings. Looking for a little adventure too? At Ivory Tree Game Lodge – adventurous outdoor activities include quad biking, archery, airguns, and more.
ABOUT PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
The crater of a long extinct volcano is the setting of Ivory Tree Game Lodge in Pilanesberg Game Reserve – a fascinating alkaline complex produced by volcanic eruptions some 1300 million years ago. Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of the largest volcanic complexes of its kind in the world. Its rare rock types and structure make it a unique geological feature.The area is fringed by three concentric ridges or rings of hills – the formation rises from the surrounding plains like a bubble. The structure of the park is termed the “Pilanesberg Game Reserve Alkaline Ring Complex”. Ancient, even by geological time scales, this extinct volcano is the most perfect example of an alkaline ring complex.
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.
Ivory Tree Game Lodge is located inside the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Surrounded by plains and hills, this luxurious lodge boasts a outdoor pool and award winning spa. The main area consists of 2 lounges, a cocktail bar, a dining room and a fire pit.
Each beautifully decorated with African-inspired décor – the Standard rooms also feature an outdoor sitting area, and a further range of amenities for your pleasure. Two guests can be comfortably accommodated with either a two-single-bed or one-king-size-bed configuration, and each room has an en-suite bathroom, with the adventurous offer of an outdoor shower.
The Family Suite has two bedrooms with a family lounge separating them with doors opening up onto a outdoor area with a plung pool to cool off during those hot summer days. The main suite has a king size bed and the second bedroom has twin beds. The suite comes with an outdoor shower and an indoor bath.
Each of the four Luxury Suites features a range of amenities for your comfort and enjoyment, as well as a relaxing outdoor sitting area, a lounge with a flat-screen TV, and a fireplace for chilly bushveld evenings. Two of the Luxury Suites even offer a private plunge pool. These Suites are all tastefully decorated with African décor and come with a king-size, four-poster bed and an en-suite bathroom.
Kitted-out with all the luxury you need along-side all the usual amenities. The Executive Suite features a king-size bed, covered with luxurious linens, and you can bask in the sun and your African surroundings from your private patio, or relax in your private plunge pool.
The Pilane Villa is made up of four Standard rooms in a central area. Accommodating up to eight adults, the villa is available for exclusive-use. Guests then have access to a recreational area, as well as their own, private game drive vehicle.
BIG 5 GAME DRIVES
Get the real feel for the African bushveld by going on a morning or evening game drive. Driving in an open safari vehicle, along with a qualified guide – experience the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Please Note: No children under the age of 6 allowed on game drives
Mix a little bit of adventure with history with an ancient bushveld tradition; archery – with a modern influence of course. You will receive a short safety briefing, and your guide shares a tale about the San hunters before you grab this opportunity to learn the technique of a challenging art form.
AIR GUN SHOOTING
Enjoy action satisfaction with this adventure-filled activity. Take aim and practice your pellet gun aiming skills with a fixed target! You will receive a safety briefing and demonstration from an experienced guide to ensure you a thrilling experience in the safest possible way.
Ride your way into some adrenalin-pumping obstacles on our exciting quad trail! Our excellent operational brief from our guides ensures that you need no previous experience quadding. Your one-hour adventure will see you through the bushveld, including a trip into the local community where you will meet its residents, and be guided through the lodge’s involvement in community projects.
Get into the vibe of your Ivory Tree experience and get involved in some interactive drumming. Drumming has always been an important facet in African culture as a form of expression and communication. A minimum of five and a maximum of 120 guests can be accommodated in this interactive drum circle. All ages welcome!
AMANI AFRICAN SPA
If you haven’t found enough tranquility at our lodge yet – our award-winning Amani African Spa is just what you need. The ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence while offering an authentic, African-inspired experience.
WEDDINGS AT IVORY TREE LODGE
Make the most important day in your lives together even better than you imagined, in the serene natural surroundings at Ivory Tree Game Lodge. Come and host the wedding of your dreams in the beating heart of the bushveld, in award-winning luxury you’ll never forget.
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