Overview

  • 30 Luxurious Suites and 1 Villa
  • Pilanesberg National Park
  • True african big five safari
  • Award winning & excellent rated

The lodge is in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve this particular Lodge is located in the exclusive section of the Reserve and offers the most stunning accommodation and safari experiences for all guests. The lodge has regular rooms and some family chalets as well as spacious executive suites. All suites also feature a small kitchenette for guest convenience.

The Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge suites nestle around the main lodge, which is accessed by both road and footpaths. The ideal placement and design of each suite ensures privacy and provides spectacular views of the surrounding untamed bushveld.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Malaria-free Big 5 game viewing;
  • Resident black & white rhino;
  • Award-winning Amani Spa;
  • Game drives & nature walks;
  • Next door to Sun City Resort;
  • Family-friendly & kid’s programme.

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 15% VAT

Facilities

General

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • View deck
  • Boma
  • Swimming pool
  • Spa
  • Gift shop
  • Babysitting
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Laundry
  • Secure parking

Rooms

Standard Suite

Available: 26 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 12:00 PM

The Standard suite features an en-suite bathroom with a patio overlooking the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The Standard suites, which comprise a main bedroom with outdoor shower, can be combined to create a family suite option, which in turn comprises two sleeper couches, a covered patio as well as a flat screen television with limited DSTV channels. Please note that there is no television in a standard room and is only available when booking a family unit.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Tea and Coffee
  • View deck
  • Verandah
  • En-suite
  • Shower / Outdoor shower
  • Pure cotton linen
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Electrical outlets

Executive Suite

Available: 4 suites Unit Sleeps: 2 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 12:00 PM

The Executive Suites offer an en-suite master bedroom with an en-suite indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower. The units each have a lounge which has a flat screen television with selected DSTV channels. The lounge leads out onto a patio that overlooks the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Lounge
  • TV
  • View deck
  • Verandah
  • En-suite
  • Shower / Outdoor shower
  • Pure cotton linen
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Electrical outlets

Private Villa

Available: 1 villa Unit Sleeps: 4 adults
  • CHECK-IN: From 2:00 PM
  • CHECK-OUT: To 12:00 PM

The Private Villa offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve comprising two rooms each with en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower. Between the two rooms is a spacious lounge with a flat screen television leading out onto a patio with its very own private plunge pool for those wanting to relax under the African sky.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge 

Suite features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Lounge
  • TV
  • View deck
  • Verandah
  • Private pool
  • En-suite
  • Shower / Outdoor shower
  • Pure cotton linen
  • Hairdryer
  • Heater
  • Wi-Fi
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Telephone
  • Electrical outlets

Activities

The Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg offers game drives all year round, either in the early morning or late afternoon.

Besides the ‘Big Five’, guests have the chance to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable. The Pilanesberg mountains offer guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 360 species of birds, the ‘Big Five’ and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa.

The Pilanesberg National Park lies within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as “Bushveld”. Unlike any other large national parks in South Africa, 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 home in arid areas are found cohabiting with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees. Wildlife includes lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles.

  • Game Drives
  • Game Walks
  • Swimming
  • Game Viewing
  • Boma Dinners
  • Bird Watching
  • Quad Biking & Archery
  • Spa treatments

Rates

High Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 JAN - 30 APR / 01 OCT - 31 DEC 2018Standard SuitePer person per night sharing From $288
01 JAN - 30 APR / 01 OCT - 31 DEC 2018Executive SuitePer person per night sharing From $313
01 JAN - 30 APR / 01 OCT - 31 DEC 2018Private VillaPer unit per night sharing From $1410

Low Season

DatesRoom TypeBoard BasisRate
01 MAY - 31 SEP 2018Standard SuitePer person per night sharing From $249
01 MAY - 31 SEP 2018Executive SuitePer person per night sharing From $313
01 MAY - 31 SEP 2018Private VillaPer unit per night sharing From $1410

INCLUDED IN THE RATES

The all­-inclusive rate per person per night includes:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily
  • Teas and coffees
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 15% VAT

Reviews

Based on 601 Reviews

Kruger National Park

“Good experience”

From arrival to check out a great and worthwhile experience. Friendly an attentive staff going out of their way to please guests. Some of the best meals we ever had with no attention to detail spared. Small operation with only 30 rooms but special attention to detail allowed us to really enjoy ourselves. Great game drives with knowledgeable rangers. Beds are good as well as bedding. Great wifi but no cell signals. Quiet location away from the buzz of normal life and the ideal break away for families and couples. Highly recommended.

~ Christo M ~ Paarl, South Africa
Kruger National Park

“Simply wonderful”

We’ve stayed in the lodge with our whole family for 3 nights and we loved it! Everything was great! The beautiful room and bathroom, the great restaurant, and the staff who made us feel so welcome!
We’ve also had great experiences with the game drives thanks to the enthusiastic rangers Ruan and Byron. We were lucky to see the pride of lions (18!!) 2 leopards, elephants, zebra’s, giraffes, rhinos, hippos and lots of other animals. We would definitely recommend Shepard’s Tree and we would love to come back! Thanks to everyone at Shepard’s Tree who made our stay a wonderful experience!

~ Christine4810 ~ Hoorn, The Netherlands
Kruger National Park

“FANTASTIC GAME LODGE”

We were expecting to stay at Ivory Tree Lodge but our reservation was changed the day before our arrival. However, this was not a problem as the facilities here are wonderful. The standard of the accommodation was excellent, the meals were exceptionally good and the service was first class. Probably the best game resort we have stayed in anywhere.
The game drives were very, very good and our guide Jolandie was both knowledgeable and great fun to be with. We had some very close encounters with Rhinos and sundowners served beside a pride of lions was an unforgettable experience. Hope we may be able to visit again sometime. Thanks to all the staff and management for a great few days. Perfect resort!

~ 643keng ~ Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Kruger National Park

“7 Star Safari Experience”

A truly amazing lodge – superb rooms and wonderful outside showers!
Our Ranger was excellent – we saw all the animals ( big 5 ) and more.
Staff are super friendly.
Food is very high quality
All in all a wonderful Safari experience just 2.5 hrs from Johannesburg.
Hotel arranged an effluent taxi for us too.
This was my second visit to Sheperd’s Tree Lodge.
Looking forward to returning again if at all possible.

~ susan_bray ~ London, United Kingdom

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