We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
Hotel amenities
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Best prices for: 1 room 1 guest
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge
Add Photo Write a Review

225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    172
    33
    13
    6
    1
See reviews for
54
86
10
18
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (54)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (225)
  • Mar-May only
    (53)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (66)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (53)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (53)
All months
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newport Beach, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sunshine Coast
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located just a short flight or less than 3 hour drive from Jo'burg Pilanesberg is a very convenient safari destination. This was our third trip to Pilanesberg but first to Shepherd's Tree. A fabulous location with stunning views and very stylish and comfortable facilities - but these are surpassed by the friendly, warm and helpful team - every one greets... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent three days here, and had a wonderful time. The lodge rooms are amazing, the food and service is superb, and the safari drives were thrilling. We would have spent longer if we could have. A memorable experience.

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

Thank you so much for this great review! We are delighted that you loved your stay with us and that we were able to be part of creating your Pilanesberg memories! We definitely hope to welcome back to Shepherd's Tree in the near future! More 

Lochristi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Splendid accommodation, wonderful scenery and very polite and helpful staff. A must for anyone visiting the area! Although we were unlucky to share a vehicle with a noisy group for the first game drive, we did get to see a lot of animals and enjoyed the experience! The guide was very knowledgeable and was happy to answer any questions we... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

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

Thank you so much for this wonderful review - we are delighted that you loved your stay with us and definitely hope to welcome you back sometime in the near future where a more peaceful game drive will be our priority! Warm regards, The Shepherd's Tree Team! More 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This game lodge delights on many levels. It is only two hours from Johannesburg and the drive is easy. You are greeted warmly and it sets the lovely professional tone for the rest of your stay. The views are stunning, the rooms luxurious and the food is delicious. The game drives are exciting and our ranger's knowledge was impressive. The... More 

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

Wow - thank you so much for this fabulous review! It really is great to know that we managed to succeed in creating magical moments for you - even the shower! I have passed on your comments to our entire team - Dennis is a great asset to us with his passion for the bush and Chef Sipho and his... More 

Munich, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at the Lodge at about 6p.m. The Welcome was very warm and welcome. The check in could not be smoother. Apparently at this evening we were the only guests at the Lodge so we could have a really nice private dinner with open fire. During the next days more and more guests arrived. Nut no matter how much... More 

Review collected in partnership with this hotel

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

Wow - thank you so much for this heartfelt review! We are truly delighted that you loved your stay with us! Shower and all! Dennis is very passionate about showing his guests the wilder side and really appreciated your enthusiastic words. Chef Sipho and his team revel in tantalising people's tastebuds and also appreciated your kind words! We sincerely hope... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I had a 1 night stay at Shepherds Tree in July as a last minute getaway before he starts his new job in Turkey. Booking last minute left us with only a few options, so we decided to give Shepherds Tree Lodge a go. Here is a short summary of what’s right and wrong with Shepherds Tree…... More 

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

Thank you for your very detailed review of your experience at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge. Our goal is to absolutely surpass our guests expectations and to give each of our guests individualised personal attention, anticipating their needs and wants. We clearly let you down in this regard and for this we apologise. It is our firm belief that in the... More 

1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sandra S, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and letting us know about your experience with us! We are absolutely dedicated to providing our guests with the best possible stay expereince and will go over and above to assist our guests where possible. We apologise that you feel your needs were not adequately taken care of. We have 3 types of rooms, a... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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

Thank you so much for this fabulous review - we are so pleased that you loved our stay with us and that you recommend our lodge, service adn staff so highly! The villa is brand new and we hope to spoil many more of our guests with this secluded luxury room! We ddefinitely hope to welcome you back in the... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

181 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (176)
Viewed
Dining (11)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (46)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (12)
Viewed
View from room (6)
Viewed
Room/suite (24)
Viewed
Bathroom (18)
Viewed
Family/play areas (7)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (51)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (5)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Room/suite (2)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Pilanesberg National Park
5.5 mi away
Bakubung Bush Lodge
Bakubung Bush Lodge
#1 of 4 in Pilanesberg National Park
4.5 of 5 stars 423 reviews
10.6 mi away
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge
#2 of 4 in Pilanesberg National Park
4.0 of 5 stars 363 reviews
8.1 mi away
The Palace of the Lost City
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
13.0 mi away
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge
#7 of 12 in Pilanesberg National Park
4.5 of 5 stars 413 reviews
3.0 mi away
Tshukudu Bush Lodge
Tshukudu Bush Lodge
#6 of 12 in Pilanesberg National Park
5.0 of 5 stars 96 reviews
9.6 mi away
Tambuti Lodge
Tambuti Lodge
#1 of 12 in Pilanesberg National Park
5.0 of 5 stars 130 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay