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New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We just departed a fantastic 4 days at Shepherds tree lodge. The lodge and it's exceptional staff truly went above and beyond to accommodate this rather high maintenance groups of Americans. The Pilanisburg Game Reserve is beautiful on its own, but the hotel service, food, and accommodations far exceeded our expectations. The rooms are American 4 star level (think Marriot/or...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cole the game ranger was useless !! he did not offer any information. He was not enthusiastic and didn't really care about his guests. Very Disappointing !! No water in the room at night ! No water in JEEP. Nothing even offered during the Game drive. We Were given stale crisps two days in a row. Our jeep was packed...

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

Dear C2401ARcindyp Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. After thorough investigation, and considering all the facts regarding your concerns, I would like to offer you a sincere apology for not being able to meet all of your expectations, and for the fact that our standard offerings as a non-self catering...

Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were impressed by the friendly service and the authenticity, and liked everything about this place. The staff is very professional and kind, everything is super clean. The room is well equipped and the bathroom with outside shower very spacious. Liked the swimming pool with the view and the immediate surrounding area of the hotel with lots of birds. The...

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

Dear 691millera Thank you very much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, me and my staff appreciates this a lot. It is always nice knowing we met our guests expectations and we are delighted to hear you are already planning your next trip. Cant wait to welcome you back... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so amazing it took me two days to realise there was no TV in the room! We had a full board safari weekend, the food was superb, the rooms spotless and the views from the window were simply awesome. Loved the outdoor shower, it was kind of liberating and also interesting to use in the rain! We...

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

Dear DebbieINLux Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review. It makes me and my team very happy knowing our guests had a good time and we met expectations. I'll convey your thoughts to Cole as well, and we hope you afford us another visit soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree team

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A truly unforgettable experience from arrival to departure the staff attentive and friendly to the chefs that cooked the most amazing food The game rangers especially our, drive Wayne who went out of his way to find all the animals the guests wanted to see a destination in South Africa that is, worth every minute

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

Dear Dave & Gabby Thank you very much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is satisfying knowing we managed to give you an unforgettable experience and you found our food and game drives satisfactory. I'll convey you thoughts to my chefs and Wayne, and hope to see you again soon...

Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived at Shepherd's Tree Lodge we were treated like we were the only guests at the lodge! The staff knew what we wanted even before we knew we wanted it. Our room was superb and the attention to detail exceptional. Both my husband and I travel all over the world and we have stayed in some...

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

Dear Joan A Thank you so much for your review and the kind words, it is wonderful to know you rate as up there with some of the best in the world, and this is indeed a very big compliment. Thank you for that, we are constantly striving to improve and feedback such as your makes it all worth the...

Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family suite was superb, comfy beds, lovely bathrooms, air con etc. Game drives were really good, made even better by our ranger Cole. He made each drive more interesting because of his enthusiasm, patience and knowledge. Food was excellent from breakfast to dinner. Staff were unbelievable friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience

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

Dear Lynn M Thank you for your review, I am glad to learn that we met your expectations and you found our Rooms, and Game drives satisfactory. I'll convey your thoughts to Cole as well. We hope to welcome you back sometime in future. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hotel set in the reserve, friendly staff, the bar, lounge and dining areas are tasteful and elegant. Stunning room furnished to a high standard, large bathroom with additional outside shower. Lovely views from all areas. Game drive out of this world, great rangers and access to a wonderful reserve.

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

Dear Beverley M Thank you so much for your positive review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge and rating us an "Amazing Place", It was a pleasure hosting you and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We could get into the room earlier because one family member is disabled and they did all they can for this person. The rooms were very clean and the food was excellent. Personel was very friendly . And on top of all this, we had a splendid safari experience at Pilanesberg National Park with a fantastic ranger!

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

Dear Y2164ESsandrav Thank you so much for your review, it is good to learn you were well looked after and we met your expectations. I am very glad that you also enjoyed your safari experience in the park. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent stay and service, food is excellent. The bush trips were good with a well informed guide and willing to share the knowledge. The staff is very friendly and always willing to assist. I can recommend this to anyone

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

Dear 149antonm Thank you for choosing us for you 24th Wedding anniversary. We are delighted to know you enjoyed your stay with us and you would be willing to recommend us to anyone. Here's to the next 24 years.... we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree team

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  • 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: $595 - $1,638 (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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