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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Bideford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 December 2016

We stayed here based previous reviews, Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is more expensive than many other lodges, but for us this was a once in a lifetime trip, so we decided to go the extra mile. We didn't regret that decision at all. From arrival to departure, all the staff were totally committed to ensuring we had a perfect stay....

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

Dear TravelingBowler Thank you so much for this detailed review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. Me and my team is always striving to provide our guests with extraordinary experiences, and receiving feedback such as yours let us know that we are on the right track. It is very rewarding to know our guests expectations were met and they would be...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Unbelievable trip in a superb location with wonderful service by staff. Truly unforgettable! We were treated to an amazing weekend by the staff especially the restaurant who catered for our requirements. The response from all staff to any request was "no problem" wow! truly 5 star!

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

Dear zparuk Thank you for this review. Me and my team are glad that you thought your stay was unbelievable and that we provided you with great service. For us, this is what it is all about, and it is very nice knowing you think we deserve our five stars. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 December 2016

Nothing really to change. Beautiful place and excellent service all round. I really enjoyed the tranquility and peace around the place as well as the staff who were very friendly and helpful. Once again thank you and all the best.

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

Dear molefim25 Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor, It is wonderful to know our service, staff and facilities met your expectations and you had a good time. Hope to see you again soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

I am posting this on my way to the airport from the Lodge. We stayed here for 4 days, booked 3 rooms and had a wonderful experience. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. Housekeeping was excellent and discreet. Only area for consideration was perhaps a shower hose for the indoor bath tub as the outdoor shower can get a...

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

Dear ngck2006 Thank you for this detailed review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is very rewarding receiving feedback such as this and me and my team appreciate this a lot. I took note of the comments regarding the outside shower, and will also share this with Wayne your guide. We hope you afford us another visit soon. Kind Regards...

Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful location, accommodation and hospitality. Fab food, varied wine list and welcoming, friendly service. Thanks to everyone here for my amazing birthday visit. I thought safari was a once in a lifetime thing; now I think I want to come back.

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

Dear OriginalJules Thank you for choosing us for your birthday visit. It was a pleasure hosting you, and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 30 November 2016

The entire experience, the staff and the lodge was something that I have really never experienced to this level. The rooms were unbelievable, the food was stunning and the staff were like friends, friends that ensure every dream, need and care is catered for. Thank You Shepherds Tree, will be back soon!!

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

Dear U1158NLoliverb Thank you so much for this kind words, it is really a huge compliment that you thought you never experienced staff and a lodge to a level such as ours, and this kind of feedback is always appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 27 November 2016

This weekend was our first trip to a game lodge with our two children (aged 7 and 8), and to call the entire experience sublime would be an understatement. The food was beyond excellent and the facilities and rooms exceeded expectations. Our game ranger was incredibly knowledgeable and managed to position us perfectly every time theres was something extraordinary to...

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

Dear Jennifer S Thank you for this positive review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, it really means a lot to me and my team. It's good to know we hit the mark with our experience, food and game drives, and are glad that you and your family chose us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The facilities and surroundings were beautiful-- in the reserve, gorgeous rooms, beautiful views, and even an outdoors shower with total privacy. Our game drives were wonderful. Our guide found everything, and had a wealth of knowledge both about the animals in general and their history and behavior in the park. The food-- gourmet. We were most happy with our expereince...

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Dear Debra W Thanks so much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, as always it is very satisfying for me and my team to know our guests enjoyed their stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Luxembourg
Reviewed 23 November 2016

I had a splendid time in Shepherds Lodge. The room was huge and very modern with a fantastic view into the game reserve. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and always helped us. The Spa has a very good quality and the pool has a terrific view into the game reserve.

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

Dear Mast_2011 Thank you for this review of your recent stay at Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, me and my team really appreciates this, and it is good to know you thought we were "amazing"... We hope you afford us another visit soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

We have a really special stay. In an industry with generally good service, this team really stood out as incredibly warm, friendly and welcoming. The facilities are excellent with special views of the African bush and the gorgeous Pilanesberg mountains.

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Dear 07325HPmartinl Thank you very much for your review and the compliments, It is very gratifying to know you thought our staff to be outstanding in their hospitality levels, and this really means a lot to us. We hope you visit again soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

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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: €391 - €1,031 (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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“If you can request close to the main dining area if you are elderly.”
Zimbo66, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“One that has teas and coffees replaced and cleans the cigarette buts outside the rooms from previous guests.”
connelanw, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I had room 19 which I would recommend but I don't know about others but they all seem orientated in a similar fashion”
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“All rooms seems to have a great view, but smaller room numbers are closer to the restaurant :-)”
superpad, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“It looks like all rooms face out over the plains, you can't get a bad room.”
  • Outdoor shower!
  • Massive bed with 4 poster nets that they open around the bed at night
  • Huge bed looks out the windows to the sprawling plains
  • View from the balcony
  • No neighbours for miles
  • From the bathroom looking at our balcony, which overlooked the plains
  • From the balcony looking at our neighbours house
DebbieINLux, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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