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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Accommodation, Food and Game viewing of the highest order. Chalets are just perfect - love the outdoor shower ! Food presentation is picture perfect and SO delicious. Game drives were amazing and the ranger is very knowledgeable about nature - no bird or animal too small to stop and photograph. Enjoy every moment.............

Room Tip: All lodges excellent
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Drreg2017

Thank you for this review and letting other travellers know what to expect when visiting us. We are happy to know you think Shepherds is "something very special" and you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind Regards
The Shepherds Tree Team

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Pilansberg was more than we expected, the staff and rangers could not be more helpful and the lodges are fantastic. The food was also superb, an overall extent experience and will gladly recommend to all my friends. Wow what a place.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear wallst2017

Thank you for your review and being willing to recommend us to others. We are glad to know you found our staff, food and accommodation to your liking, and we hope you visit again soon.

Kind Regards
The Shepherds Tree Team

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Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is an excellent property with great accommodations, good meals and incredible game drives. The property right in Pilanesberg National Park. The units stretch up a hillside from the main lobby and dining room, The accommodations are spacious and comfortable. The meals were very good and there was also coffee and light snacks available before the early morning game drive. We had Adolph as our game drive ranger and he did an good job in locating and describing the wildlife. The property is entirely fenced so the wildlife doesn't roam in, but it is hardly noticeable except when you arrive and depart the property.

Stayed: April 2017
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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear SeattleKarl

Thank you so much for this detailed review of your recent stay at Shepherds Tree. Me and my team find feedback like yours very rewarding and it makes us happy that our guests leave with great memories. I'll share your feedback with guide Adolph as well, and we hope you visit us again some time in future.

Kind Regards
The Shepherds Tree Team

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Reviewed 23 September 2017

Absolutely beautiful lodge with fantastic helpful staff. Our game ranger Was amazing and we saw everything we hoped for and more.He was also very informative.Loved our stay and would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear barbaratL3768YF

Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you loved your stay with us and would be willing to share this experience with other travelers. We hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind Regards
The Shepherds Tree Team

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Reviewed 22 September 2017

My wife and I had the most amazing experience recently at Shepherd's Tree in the Pilanesburg. The accommodation was very comfortable, the meals were generally excellent and the game drives were sublime. We had Marnus as our guide and that was a real treat. We saw lions, leopard, ellies, those things with the horns that are on the endangered list, hyenas, wild dogs and lots of other cool small things. Marnus' bush lore and knowledge was a great addition to every trip and his enthusiasm around his work was inspirational. There also seems to be a general sense of all the employees there being very satisfied with their jobs and that reflects in how they interact with their guests. The spa there also provided a wonderful treatment for both of us during one of their signature treatments. I could go on... :-) The outdoor showers, attached to the rooms, are a special treat.

Room Tip: All the rooms are excellent
  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Garrick D
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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Dear Garrick D

Thank you for your detailed review. Me and my team try very hard to meet or exceed expectations and it is wonderful knowing you think we managed to do just that. It's also good to know you enjoyed the safari drives and I'll be sure to share your sentiments with Marnus. We hope you afford us another visit sometime in future.

Kind Regards
The Shepherds Tree Team

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