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Ivory Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool loungers
Room Amenity

Overview of Ivory Lodge

Ivory Lodge

3 out of 5

4.8/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Hwange National Park, Dete, 5792

Explore the area

  • AirportHwange (HWN-Hwange National Park)15 min drive
  • Popular LocationHwange National Park35 min drive
  • Popular LocationRailway Recreation Center38 min drive
  • Popular LocationNyamandhlovu Platform58 min drive

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About this area


Located in Dete, Ivory Lodge is in a rural area and in a regional park. Local points of interest include Hwange National Park and Railway Recreation Center.

What's nearby

  • Hwange National Park - 35 min drive
  • Railway Recreation Center - 38 min drive
  • Nyamandhlovu Platform - 58 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

About this property

Ivory Lodge

Eco-friendly lodge with free breakfast and outdoor pool
This smoke-free lodge features an outdoor pool, a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and a garden. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and hairdryers. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers.
Ivory Lodge offers 9 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Each accommodation is individually decorated. This Dete lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis. Amenities available on request include hypo-allergenic bedding.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

All-inclusive details

All-inclusive room rates at Ivory Lodge are available. These rates are higher because they include on-site food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Tourism Programme, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: WiFi (USD 10 per stay)

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Limited on-site parking

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7 AM–8 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No lift (single-level property)
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Individually decorated
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from noon - 5:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 4:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Tourism fee: USD 20 per person, per night
  • Additional fee: USD 10 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

The additional mandatory fee covers a national park entry fee.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 10 per stay (rates may vary)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Property is also known as

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
I like that there is a waterhold in front of the hide. Every day, our group will see a lot of animals especially elephants (lots of them) at the waterhold enjoying salt deposit. Each villa is nice. I got an upgrade to suite and really love it. I highly recommend booking the suite. I stayed in Villa no. 9, where it is located at the fence of the property. I can heard and feel elephants walked passby the Villa at night. Love love it. Staff is amazingly nice, professional and attentive. They made sure that we were comfortable but you don't really feel them hover around you. We were there in Winter but were comfortable in the room as they have electric blanket (there are no heaters in the room and it was cold even we were from NY). Munkey (the general manager) is funny. He really cares for animal. Our guide, Peter, is very good spotting animals. We saw elephants, buffaloes, lions, cheetah etc. The coordinator worked directly with our driver to make sure that the pick-up and drop off was seamless and went without any problems. Thank you for taking good care of our group. Hope we can return in the future.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
This was the best experience we have ever had. The staff were all professional and the accommodations, food and activities were all fabulous!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very nice place
The place has a very good and convenient location close to the Hwange National Park. The best thing about it is a small water pond where elephants gather. I would suggest to go for the all-inclusive package as it means you can have as many safaris and park rides as you want and it is all included. The staff was very good. Their staff Jamie is fantastic, she was very welcoming and friendly and helped us organize our time at the lodge. Peter, our park driver, was also very good. We did not appreciate the bad information Ivory Lodge gave us regarding how to reach them - they advised us to fly from Harare to Bulawayo Airport, which we, unfortunately, did. Instead it would have been much faster/easier to fly from Harare to Victoria Falls Airport. When we realized this, it was too late to change our tickets and we lost considerable amount of time commuting. This was a big mistake on their park.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2017

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ivory Lodge Hwange Zimbabwe May 2017
Ivory Lodge is perfectly situated off the main road and close to Hwange entrance. Ivory offers a personal and comfortable experience. The Hide is totally wonderful with elephants, giraffe, Cape buffalo etc within breathing distance. The Safari guide, Zebbade, was patient, very informative and tracked lion prints right to a kill site where we respectifuly observed the balance of nature. The staff and food were excellent and we enjoyed the luxury of dining with the other guests. The intimacy of this small Lodge give you a personal quality experience. We really loved the porridge with Baobab fruit. Thank you Colin and all the staff for a trip of a lifetime experience. Rosy and Audrey from the UK

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
We enjoyed everything!
With wonderful experienced safari guide, we were so happy to see a lot of animals including very rare ones like painted dogs, cheetahs, lion hunting and so on. And in the evening at the hide, many elephants came so close and I was just breathless! Only one thing which I wished to be better was a wi-fi condition. But other experience was too good to cover that.
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2017