Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge

Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, 1380, Hoedspruit 1380

About Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge

The luxurious and intimate Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge lies deep within the heart of the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. The reserve itself shares unfenced borders with the Kruger National Park and the Timbavati Game Reserve, which means wildlife roams freely throughout. In true pioneer style, there are only four Luxury Rondaval chalets, intimately tucked below riverine trees and looking onto the river in a Kruger-classic style. Offering intimate safaris for groups of four to six, enjoy a personalized experience from beginning to end. A sparkling swimming pool adorns the River where guests can birdwatch, observe elephants and lap up the tranquility of this uncrowded, pristine reserve. Don’t be surprised if you wake up to the echoing roar of lions reverberating through the valley!

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Braai-Area / BBQ

Curio shop

Free parking




Outdoor pool


Secured parking



Daily cleaning


Free Wifi

Hair dryer


Hygiene products

Maid service



Seating area

Separate tub and shower

Wake-up service

Wireless internet connection

Bird watching

Bush walk

Fenced Camp

Game Drive

Private Game Drive

Walking Safari

Boat trip

Game drive

Helicopter flight


Horseback riding

Hot ballon


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General information
Type of accommodation
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Rooms availability

Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge has 6 Rooms.

Booking information
1 Night Travel period
19.04. - 20.04.
Please select a room
19.04. - 20.04.
2 Guests
1 Night

Reviews Ivory Wilderness River Rock Lodge

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45 Reviews
Google Rating

Amazing place, and a once in a life time place to spend time. Nestled in the pristine wilderness of the Klaserie reserve and with views over a river where animals love to gather, Ivory wilderness is a gem. The lodge facilities are excellent with everything you could want. The food is good and varies each day. The safari guiding is some of the best I’ve had - we saw all the big eight, and animals frequently came up close to the dining area of the lodge! The night safari and walking safari were also very good. I would return here in a heart beat and can whole heartedly recommend this place.

Google Rating

We had the most amazing time at ivory wilderness for our honeymoon! Rooms are beautiful and the property is so lovely and peaceful when you are relaxing between game drives. The food was perfect, lovely selection of wines too! As for the game drives, words can’t describe how much fun we had and the guides absolutely made it. We had a lovely couple of drives with Elvis who is awesome and super knowledgable about all the wildlife and local area. We spent most of our trip though with Craig who really is the most charismatic, passionate person I think I’ve ever met. We learned so much about the wildlife from him and he was always so happy to educate us and was amazing at getting us all involved in searching for animals! Couldn’t have asked for more from the trip was perfect!

Google Rating

We had the most amazing experience with my husband. It was our first safari and we would repeat in the same place. It was real wild life. We had 4 games drive with Warren, and it was amazing, we saw lots of animals and at the same time you learn so much about them and the nature! It was really fantastic. I would recommend it 100%!

Google Rating

We visited Ivory lodge in July. Shout out to our guide Shane, our chef Lebo and our waiter/ butler Andrew. Shane is the most amazing guide ever. He would just explain everything to us - from the trees to the tracks to the animals. He is such a great teacher that you don’t need a tracker and a ranger anymore. You just need your guide Shane. I’ve been to another lodge and they can’t compare to Shane. Andrew is also just as amazing. A little shy at first but he does his job very well. He will always make sure that you have everything you need. He will always be around whenever you need anything, in fact he would just ask you every now and then if you need something. Our chef Lebo also prepared wonderful meals for us. She made sure to incorporate our dietary requirements and let us try local and western food. As for the location, it is a bit far from the gate about 1.5 hours drive. The cottages are a little small but very cozy. They also need more water jugs but the 3 available that they have at the moment would suffice. You can see most of the animals around that area they also have an exclusive place that they can drive to cause they own the land. Pros: the people, service, all inclusive (even alcoholic drinks) Cons: a little far from the gate so add extra time to transfers. Needs more water jugs and better towels.

Google Rating

We visited the Ivory Wilderness River Lodge in May. We booked a private game vehicle with a private guide for two days. We paid quite an amount of money more, which is absolutely okay if you have a good guide. We paid quite an amount of money more, which is absolutely okay if you have a good guide. What we got instead, was a hired freelancer guide. The only positive thing was that he knew the area from former drive. We clearly stated that we are mainly interested in predators. In six game drives we only had a lion sighting and a glimpse of a leopard during the night. The other guide who was also on game drive with guests had at least on prime sighting per game drive. Our guide didn’t join him.. why we don’t know. Another thing was the lack of enthusiasm. The game drives short take between three and four hours. On one day, we were just out for 2 1/2 hours as a game drives last about three hours. We spoke with Craig on the first evening about our complaints but he refused them. We also wrote a mail to the owner one week ago but we haven’t got any answer. So if you are interested in qualified game drives with a private guide, don’t go to Ivory wilderness River Lodge. You would be very disappointed. Although the food was very good. Another thing about the management of the lodge: Local non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks are included in the price. They went out of Brandy on the second day and also of sparking water. On one morning, just white bread was available. All in all, what is it very disappointing experience which cost us quite an amount of money more. It is also a no-go that we haven’t got any answer about our complaints. Is this the way to interact with clients?

Google Rating

My family spent 4 days at Ivory Wilderness. And it was absolutely the highlight of our trip to SA. Heading into the bush with our guide Shane was what we looked forward to everyday. It isn’t so much about taking a photo of an animal and checking off a bucket-list item. Rather, it was the entire experience of following Shane (and his fellow guides communicating over radio) as they tracked the creatures in their natural habitats. Shane, is (for the lack of a better word), a living breathing animal whisperer. His knowledge of animal behaviour allowed us to witness some of the most extraordinary animal activity close-up. On our last drive, following two lions deep into the bush brought us to a rhino (an animal that eluded us), thus bringing our safari adventure to a satisfying close, having seen all the Big 5. The lodge is nice. We spotted animals walking by as we had our meals at times. Food is very tasty. The staff are friendly too. But our room was a little cold. Perhaps a portable heater would be good during winter. All in all, highly recommended!

Google Rating

One of the best place I’ve ever been. We were there just for 2 nights but it seemed to be in paradise. The staff is so lovely, thank you again to the manager Agreement, to Andrew and to our best safari guide Shane!!! Also the food was GREAT, it was like being in Italy. Thank you and see you soon 😊

Google Rating

It was my first lodge to visit in the Klaserie, but I loved it, it’s homey and cozy, lovely staff, excellent guides. I highly recommend this lodge!

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