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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

5.0 of 5 Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Coral Gables, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spent two nights at the Shepherd's Tree lodge in our last visit to South Africa. The attention from check in to check out was 5 star. The food was excellent, and they always had two choices for appetizers, and three choices for main course ( one of them being vegetarian). Our guide, Mauritz, was very knowledgeable and very passionate about... More 

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We sent 3 nights at this lodge and had a fantastic time! The facilities are excellent, the food is fantastic and you'll never be hungry with the portion sizes!! Rooms were five star with gigantic beds and the option of an outdoor shower. The staff were great and helpful around the lodge! The game drives were amazing and the rangers... More 

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

Thank you so much for the great review! We are so pleased that you had a fantastic time and really hope to welcome you back in the near future! More 

Victoria, Seychelles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed 5 nights and did a total of 9 game drives. Thanks to our excellent guide Mauritz we went to many different corners of the park and there are still areas we haven't seen. So 5 days aren’t too much (we actually only saw buffalos the last day and didn’t see leopards though we tried hard, it is always... More 

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

Thank you for your detailed review! The Pilanesberg does indeed have its own special beauty. Wow - buffalo - that was a great find and hopefully on your next visit to the Pilanesberg the illusive leopard will show itself to you! We will definitely look into your comments about housekeeping and cheese, our intention is to ensure that we give... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge for Valentine's weekend and we were highly impressed. We arrived early and they were happy to check us in. The room was stunning, with a great view of the park and we had complete privacy. The food was very good, and when we arrived back in our room after dinner the turndown service included... 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 review - we are so pleased you loved our Valentine's Weekend and definitely hope to welcome you back! More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is amongst one of the best lodges we've stayed in The place was so wonderful, neat and spotlesly clean. We were amazed at how friendly all the staff were and made you feel so much as it were your home. The game ranger was superb, her name was Chane, she was the best ranger we have ever experienced. She... More 

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

Thank you taking the time to write this incredible review - giving each person a moment who touched you during your stay with us, Chane, Neroy and Pule! We hope to welcome you back to your Shepherd's Tree home - thank you again! More 

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an awesome chilled weekend away, 2 nights felt like we were away for a week! Not one complaint from the room, service, staff, food, game ranger, game drives to the atmosphere! It was a great experience overall! We will definitely be back!

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Thank you for the great review - we are so pleased that you loved every element of your stay with us at Shepherd's Tree and we definitely look forward to welcoming you back! More 

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

We spent a weekend at Shepherd's Tree Lodge - the rooms are very nice, massive, sumptuous bed, but unfortunately the food, especially suppers, are particularly poor. If you are in any way a foodie, this place will disappoint. The staff are very friendly but seems disorganised.

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

Thank you for your review - our aim is for our guests to enjoy every aspect of their stay with us, our dining experience being of utmost importance. Our chefs are passionate about what they do and we will definitely look at the menus we served you as usually we get great feedback regarding our food. But clearly we let... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My son and I stayed one night and took the evening and early morning safari, it was exciting being so close to the animals.Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in Pilanesberg is a short 2.5 hours from Johannesburg. I was so impressed with the lodge, with a luxury outside shower, the staff and services provided were worthy of five stars.The food was... More 

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Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really a 5 star place! Food was excellent, however, we found it not possible to consume three multi course meals per day. Staff were very friendly, at times to the point of being somewhat irritating, trying to make conversation while we just wanted to relax. Service was reasonable, except in the dining room. We always had to call... More 

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Ahaus, Deutschland
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been able to stay a weekend at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge. It was an amazing adventure and I would recommend to go there. The Lodge was build in 2010 and has about 30 rooms, so it is a small lodge. Prices for drinks are OK. The Game reserve is beautiful and we had great game drives. I... More 

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Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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