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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Our stay was good, with super friendly staff. Service at times was a bit slow, but the delicious food made up for it. game viewing was a bit disappointing, but we did manage to see a Leopard up close and a brown hyena.

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

Dear lynnmurg Thank you so much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed our food, and I take note of your thoughts regarding the service. Unfortunately the wild animals don't always play along during our drives like we would want them to, but I am glad you managed to see a leopard...

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 13 November 2016

From the from the moment we checked in to the minute we left we were made to feel really special. The staff at Lodge seemed to really enjoy looking after us, Oupa, and in particular the cart driver who escorted us to and from our rooms in the mornings were extra special.Our game ranger Meri was a diamond. Nothing was...

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

Dear 615wayne Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It is always very rewarding for me and my team to receive positive feedback and to know we met our guests expectations. I will convey your positive thoughts to Meri who looked after you on game drive as well. We hope you afford us another visit...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

On 8 October we got married at STL & it was truly our dream bush wedding. It was the perfect place to begin our next adventure. Every single person in the Shepherds Tree team impressed us so very much & they were all superstars.They didn't let us down. We received SO many compliments on the food, service and venue and...

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

Dear JanineJaco Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is very rewarding for me and my team to receive feedback such as this, and to know all our efforts on your special day was appreciated. From me and my team, we would like to wish you a very long and prosperous marriage, and...

Bryanston
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Outstanding service, excellent cuisine, great accommodation - combined with a unique bush experience! Highly recommended! Tips: Take sunscreen, a hat, and a warm jacket for the game drives (even in the middle of summer!). Take a bird book, good binoculars, mosquito protection (in summer), and remember your camera charger because there will be much to photograph - birds, animals, a...

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Dear FiornaKroger Thank you so much for your review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is a real compliment and delight to know you found our service, cuisine and accommodation to be outstanding. We hope to see you again in future. Kind regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Fourways, South Africa
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Thank you for the wonderful wonderful 2 night perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city. The team at the lodge were so welcoming and we had an amazing stay there thank you so so much. Special mention to Oupa who served us most of the time - so hospitable and accommodating...Chris in the Bar was exceptional -...

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Dear Robyn V Thank you for taking the time to write this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. We appreciate this a lot. Its good to know you enjoyed your stay with us, and will convey your best wishes to Oupa, Chris and Dineo as well. We hope to see you for another visit soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree...

Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stayed here for two nights and fitted in four safari trips. We found quality in all. The accommodation was spacious and well appointed. It even had the must have outside shower. Food was very good and the staff friendly and attentive. Our safari guide, Meri, was knowledgeable and gave us the big five without difficulty. The spa facilities are...

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

Dear Norman G Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. Me and my team find it very satisfying to read reviews such as yours, and it is always good to know our guests enjoyed their stay with us. Thank you for being willing to reccomend us, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We were in Gauteng for business and wanted to have 3 days break, relaxing in the bush afterwards. Our usual Kruger was just a bit too far considering the time we would need to spend in the car to get there. We thought Pilanesberg would be a good alternative. We were not disappointed. All the staff were happy and eager...

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

Dear Ian4x4 Thank you for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is wonderfull to know we met your expectations and that you were not dissapointed by having chosen us above Kruger. I will definately share your sentiments with my team as well, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Definitely is the best hotel that we ever stayed! We enjoy it every minute of our trip. People are really kind! Safari Ride was amazing! Food is delicious! We hope that we can come back in a near future!

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

Dear Breno F Thank you for your review and rating us the best hotel you ever stayed in. Me and my team appreciates this a lot as this makes all our efforts seem so much more worth the while. We would love to welcome you back in future. Keep well. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team...

Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had a truly great time at this lodge! I have to say the main reason for going to Pilanesberg was the safari and seeing the animals. But staying at Shepherd's Tree definitely brought the experience up! The lodge offers great service, from the moment you arrive (typical for SA, I believe - welcome drink, car parking & baggage drop...

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Dear Teya T Thank you so much for your review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is always rewarding for me and my team to receive feedback like yours, and it makes us happy to know you would be willing to reccomend us to others. Glad we could be of service to you, and hope to see you back someday...

Free State, South Africa
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Most definitely one of the local game lodges that I enjoyed the most so far. This is not only because the rooms are very nice, but also because all of the staff is professional and helpful. From the moment you arrive they will take care of everything. You are greeted with a welcome drink and shown around the lodge. Meanwhile,...

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Dear LauretteMM Thank you so much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It's always very rewarding fo me and my team to receive feedback such as this and this motivates us even more to do even better! I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Please contact the lodge directly...

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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: €403 - €1,056 (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
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  • No neighbours for miles
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DebbieINLux, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
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