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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Just returned from South Africa where we stayed at four hotels in ten days,Shepherds Tree being our first stop & all things equal we were left disappointed & let down by small things that the management were not prepared to take care of.Before leaving Sydney I researched all hotels to check my two important requirements,WiFi & Television,wifi I tried to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel exceeded all expectations in service ambiance and quality. We were lucky enough to stay at the end of the line in "The Villa" what a nice set of accommodations'. The food here is very good and the staff friendly and attentive. Will definitely be back soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came to Shepherd's Tree from 02/07 - The 05/07/2015. It was good.. If ever you want a break from city lights, TV, cellphones.. THIS IS THE PLACE TO VISIT! The service is exceptional & the staff made us feel welcome. The game drives in the morning and evening are SO INTERESTING, you learn something new every time — s/out to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at The Shepherd's Tree Lodge twice now and both times my expectations have been totally surpassed. My first trip was with my girlfriend last year and, from the moment we checked in, we were treated like stars, with such personal attention that we felt like we were the only guests in the place. My second stay was just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent the weekend at Shepherd's Tree with my brothers, and it was the perfect getaway. The rooms are so luxurious, atmosphere so tranquil and peaceful, beautiful surroundings and view and the most outstanding service. My personal favourite part of it all was the outdoor shower under the stars, I felt very spoilt. There are no TV's or no cellphone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We arrived in the afternoon after a trip from Capetown, but were too exhausted to go on that evening's game drive. We made sure to go on every one after that though for a total of 5 drives. There are two drives each day one at dawn and another at dusk when the animals are most active. Our room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was at shepherds tree a few months ago & had a very good stay. Had a good massage, meals was great & the game drive was good saw four of the big 5 is one drive. The staff there was very friendly as well & the rooms was amazing, will recommend it for anybody, but definitely stay for more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Check in was easy, and the staff was very friendly. The restaurant was able to accommodate my vegan diet for all meals, and it was very good. The best part was the safari! The rangers that drove us through the park were fun, friendly and very knowledgeable. I took one evening ride, and 1 early morning ride. We saw so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We had our anniversary at Shepherd's tree over the weekend. The highlight of the lodge is its location. Well hidden in a quite corner of the Pilanesberg. The Staff are great ( maybe not the Trainee at Reception who forgot to tell us our room no or inform us about the resort on checking in). Food is very good ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

Shepherd's Tree Lodge is a hidden gem located about an hour and a half from Joburg. On arrival we were greeted with warm and friendly smiles and conversation from the lodge gate through the check in process. The lodge manager and other staff were incredibly welcoming and personalized in their service. The room was beautifully decorated, luxurious and afforded much... More 

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