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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

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Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an amazing place. Where on earth are you going to find elephants drinking alongside you at the bar? Stunning scenery, amazing staff and a wonderful guide. We got to see the big 5 but even if we hadn't i would've had a ball. From what we could tell all rooms are equal. Do yourselves a favour and DONT... More 

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Sandra S, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for such a great heartfelf review! We really do appreciate it and are superbly pleased that you loved your stay with and managed to unwind! Wow - the big five! What awesome luck! Thank you too for your comments about the staff! We really hope to welcome you back to "paradise on earth" in the near future! Warm... More 

Peabody, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We traveled from boston to stay for three days at this lodge. they went above and beyond what i expected. the rooms are beautiful and each one overlooks the range with private outdoor showers and balcony. On our last night the resort arranged a private dinner for me and the wife because we had already had the bbq experience two... More 

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Sandra S, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! All the way from Boston - we are truly honoured. I am delighted that you loved our romantic touches and our outdoor shower! Duane is definitely a great ranger, his knowledge and passion for the bush contagious! Thank you again, we really appreciate your kind words and hope to welcome you... More 

JHB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The most amazing modern bush lodge. Gorgeous rooms. Gorgeous food. Staff uber helpful. What a wonderful night, just wish I could have stayed for a second one! Divine. I could not fault a thing! Bliss!

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Sandra S, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your passionately written review! We really appreciate it and are delighted that you loved your stay with us so much! We definitely hope to welcome you back for a few more nights at least! Thank you again! Warm regards, The Shepherd's Tree Team! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed as a family of four with two kids under 10. It is obviously a new lodge and the rooms were beautiful with the kids having their seperate room with a large living room I between our room. The service was first class and the common areas including bar, seating as and restaurant were of a veryhigh standard. We... More 

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Sandra S, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We are thrilled to have been able to leave you and your family with such great memories! Our family rooms, open fire under the stars - food and service - and of course Nelson, who is truly passionate about the bush all working together to give you such a great experience. Thank... More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is beautifully situated in the Pilanesberg. The accommodation is beautiful and impeccably clean. The service in the dining room is also fantastic. We felt however that the lodge was very expensive more especially given that the rate didn't include soft drinks and guests were expected to pay for wifi. The game drives were good and the lodge is... More 

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Sandra S, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are enormously pleased that you loved your stay with us and found our lodge beautifully situated with the Pilanesberg's understated beauty as our back drop! At the moment all our communications are via satelite - but we absolutely understand the need for our guests to be connected and are busy with a project... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a long weekend with the family at this establishment. The service is good with excellent game viewing. Elephants often seen at the lodge watering hole. Not much on offer for the kids like some other lodges, but overall a good weekend away break. Food not up to five star standard with breakfasts a limited fare on offer. Lodge manager... More 

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Thank you for your review of our lodge! We are delighted that you loved the game viewing and honoured that you enjoyed our service! The ellies at the watering hole is a realy treat - so upclose and personal. Thank you for your comment regarding kiddie's activities - definitely something worth looking into! Our younger guests are extremely important to... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is a lovely place. We stayed there with our 2 kids - 6 & 10 years and had a very relaxing break. Rooms: Nice modern setting with beautiful rooms and bathrooms. Lovely views and setting. The outdoor shower was a real treat although impractical for cold days. We were in a family suite which worked well... More 

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Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience of our beautiful lodge! We are so pleased that you were able to have a relaxing family getaway and that you loved the rooms and peaceful Pilanesberg views! Yes, that outdoor shower is invigorating and truly addictive! Thank you for the compliment to our service and to Nelson... More 

Aachen, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Shepherds Game Lodge at july 2015 with two children aged 10 and 14 years. We had a fantastic time there and we wish that we're able to come back as soon as possible! We had a very friendly ranger with a great knowledge!

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Thank you for your great review of Shepherd's Tree! We are so pleased that you and your family loved your stay with us and we definitely hope to welcome you back to your Pilanesberg home soon! Warm regards, The Shepherd's Tree Team! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We loved the accomodation;new;stylish;comfortable.The food was nothing special,the spa service very poor-unqualified staff.The area is very nice,but would not reccommend.It didn't have anything special.

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Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are pleased that you loved our lodge - it is truly unique! We absolutely love making amazing memories for our guests to take home and clearly let you down in terms of your total experience with regards to the spa and food and area. Thank you for letting us know as... More 

Newport Beach, California
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Shepherd's Game Tree Lodge, their staff, and rangers are absolutely amazing! I highly recommend this safari experience for families looking for a safe, fun, and relaxing adventure. Thank you, Shepherd's Game Tree Lodge, for fond memories of our family safari adventure!

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Sandra S, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review of our lodge! We are so pleased that we were able to help create such fond memories of a fun holiday for you and your family! And that you had some relax time too - very important! We hope to welcome you back for another magical adventure in the future! Warm regards, The Shepherd's... More 

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