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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst on a business strategy session. Great accommodation, wonderful staff, good food and beautiful setting for the room. The shower which is actually outside the room creates a totally different experience. The game drive not much to write home about. Not much to see maybe the animals had disappeared that day. I just did not...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Khwezi1306 Thank you so much for your review of your recent trip to Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. I am glad you managed to enjoy your stay and hopefully the next time around the animals out on drive would play along. We hope you visit again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tip.....check in early on day of arrival (between 1 and 2pm) to ensure you can unpack and catch the evening game drive and wake up early to enjoy the best part of the day and fantastic game viewing. Our outstanding game ranger, Cole, made every effort to show us beautiful sunsets, find many animals (wild dog, white rhino, jackals,...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear RDPWAP Thank you so much for this detail review of your recent stay. It is good to know especially on the safari side you weren't disappointed. I will definitely share your sentiments with your guide Cole, and we hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Edenvale
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can highly recommend this experience! I was there for my birthday, really enjoyed it! Great service, fantastic rangers and great food (though not good if you wanna stay in shape, there's a lot of it... ;-) ) - highly appreciated and having a great time! Especially the extra information you get about small and big animals was excellent!!! November...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jens V Thank you for choosing us to come and celebrate your birthday, it was an honor being part of this special day. I am glad to hear you found our culinary experience to your liking. We hope you visit again soon, maybe keep us in mind for your next Birthday. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree team

Cape Town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the time we arrived with the staff greeting us on our names (must have been psychic), we were blown away. Everyone is so friendly and eager to help. The rooms where a haven of peace and tranquility and that outdoor shower was an experience of note. The high tea was delicious and then we headed out for the afternoon...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear s200JBmarcd Thank you so much for your review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is always very nice knowing our guests had a good time with us and we exceeded their expectations. I am very glad to learn that also the safari drives didn't disappoint and will share your positive thoughts with my entire team. We hope to see...

Best, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being our first encounter with SA and the combination of lodges and game drives...was truely a great experience. Pilanesberg and its landscape is fantastic. Shepherd's Tree is really embedded in the landscape and its surroundings which makes it relaxing. The combination of luxury lodges, a wonderful staff, great food, top services of all staff members makes it wothwhile to stay...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear aluisman Thank you for reviewing our property in a positive light, it is always nice knowing our guests enjoyed their stay and we met their expectations. I'll share you sentiments with your guide as well, and we hope you visit us again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have just spent the weekend in this amazing place. The location is spectacular, the staff are wonderful and the game drives have left me a little speechless! We have see rhino, lions, cheetahs, giraffes and so much more. Our guide was so knowledgable and was so passionate about this place. Simply fantastic!

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guichard1977 Thank you for this beautiful review of our lodge. It is very rewarding to know that you found us to be amazing and we left you speechless. We hope to see you again sometime in future Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We decided to visit pilanesburg this year as opposed to kruger due to its close vicinity to JHB. I chose shepherds tree following reviews I had read on trip advisor and I was in no way disappointed. We were made to feel like royalty as soon as we arrived, our car was parked for us, bags taken to our rooms,...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hannah F We would like to thank you for this detailed review of our lodge, and letting other travelers know exactly what to expect, we appreciates this a lot. It is gratifying for myself and my team knowing that you enjoyed your stay and we met all your expectations, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards...

Reviewed 19 January 2017

My girlfriend and I stayed at Shepherd's Tree Lodge for 3 nights at the beginning of September 2016. We flew to Jo'burg for a week's holiday and spent the first 3 nights here before travelling back to Jo'burg for the rest of the holiday. Shepherd's Tree Lodge is an amazing place to stay for couples and while it accommodates families,...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ricky J Wow! Thank you so much for this extensive review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. We work very hard on upholding and improving on our standards continuously, and receiving wonderfully detailed feedback such as yours make it all worth our while, especially knowing that we met or exceeded our guests expectations. It was a great pleasure hosting you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The accommodation was top class as was the facilities at the lodge. Everything from the food to the service was of a high standard. The game drive was out of this world and the location truly makes one feel like you in the middle of no mans land which you pretty much are. If you looking to switch off and...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LeeLeeBee1 Thank you for this review and rating us Top Class. It is very rewarding for me and my team to know that our guests find our establishment and services of a high standard and we appreciate this a lot. We hope you afford us another visit sometime in future. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Reviewed 13 January 2017

The hotel attitude does not match the one of a real five star place. E.g. the hair dryer did not work, staff response: I am not responsible. Asked for a lighter, staff response: Don't have one (while torches are burning). Breakfast quite continental, butter missing, sausage and ham not fresh due to heat. Watch the small print in the booking!...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Holger G Thank you for your review and bringing the various issues you encountered under my attention. We are constantly striving for perfection and it is clear that in this instance some of the detail had fallen through the cracks. We take great pride in our feedback and thus you would understand that I would leave no stone unturned...

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  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Skirting the northern slopes of an amphitheatre within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve lies Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, the lodge enjoys unrestricted vistas of the wilderness area of this big 5 wildlife sanctuary. Sweeping patios and sun decks adjoin the generous guest entertainment areas and rim-flow swimming pool. A gourmet restaurant, open entertainment decks, cigar lounge and gift gallery are amongst some of the facilities that discerning guests will find during their African safari. The lodge also includes a conference facility and Amani Spa. Attention to detail extends beyond the pleasure of your hosts, and is perhaps only rivaled by the contemporary cuisine, freshly prepared by dedicated chefs. Shepherd’s Tree features 13 double and 4 executive suites accommodating a maximum of 60 guests. Absolute privacy is ensures through the linear positioning of the suites along an elevated contour line, and providing panoramic vistas of the reserve. Each chalet features full en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and safe. Whilst some of our guests will find proximity to the Sun City complex appealing, most of our guests are at Shepherd’s Tree for the thrill and excitement of big game viewing from the comfort of our custom built game viewers. Qualified and experienced guides are tasked with the pleasure of interpreting the sights and sounds of this vast wildlife sanctuary. The reserve is home to the big 5 and cheetah, wild dogs and hippo. Guests are encouraged to join their guide and host on 2 daily safaris, designed around optimal game activity periods, these occur in the early morning and in the late afternoon and evening, the afternoon safari is punctuated by a sundowner stop before continuing into the night with the use of a powerful spotlight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve | Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park 316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: €434 - €1,196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“It looks like all rooms face out over the plains, you can't get a bad room.”
  • From the balcony looking at our neighbours house
  • From the bathroom looking at our balcony, which overlooked the plains
  • No neighbours for miles
  • View from the balcony
  • Huge bed looks out the windows to the sprawling plains
  • Massive bed with 4 poster nets that they open around the bed at night
  • Outdoor shower!
 of 5 bubbles DebbieINLux, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All have outstanding rooms, closer to main hotel better but golf cart transport availible”
 of 5 bubbles 749beverleym, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 17, Executive, all inclusive package (all meals plus morning and evening game drives)”
 of 5 bubbles RDPWAP, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“just excellent views from the room. ”
 of 5 bubbles aluisman, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lower numbers are nearer the hotel/pool/restaurant/bar - higher numbers are a short buggy ride away.”
  • Balcony.
  • Balcony view.
  • Pilanesberg view
 of 5 bubbles 549rickyj, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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