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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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Poughkeepsie, NY
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Johannesburg , South Africa
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the last three days of a three week trip to South Africa at this lodge and it was amazing. The customer service was outstanding from the moment we arrived until we left the staff could not do enough for us. The game drives were incredible, we did 6 of these in total and the wildlife encounters were beyond... More 

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

We just returned from a 4 night stay at Shepherds Tree. The lodge itself is beautiful, modern and decorated very nicely. Rooms and bathrooms are also great. The staff are all incredible and friendly. For us, Shepherds Tree's secret weapon is definitely their game ranger Sipho. We have been to many, many bush lodges, but we can safely say he... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The place feels like an ordinary hotel stuck next to a national park. The room was okay, once we had been moved as 2 beds for 3 people is a tough fit;and the pillows were wet (no idea why). Food was poor. and for a luxury lodge it was extremely poor and not much of a wildlife experience. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We spent a magical 2 days at Shepherd's Tree Lodge on our first safari. Our Room, No. 27, was very comfortable, well appointed & quiet. All the meals were of a high quality & generous. The best part of our safari experience was our excellent ranger, Jan, who was extremely knowledgeable and great fun. We felt very safe out in... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I spent about a week trying to contact someone at shepherds tree lodge. It was recommended by a friend so I emailed to ask about availability. I never received a reply, I emailed again, still nothing. I called twice and got a rude response both times telling me that they would contact me. I still never heard anything. The fact... More 

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