I just want to extend my thanks to all the staff and management of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge for a FANTASTIC holiday experience. I have been fortunate to travel to many 5 star lodges in my line of work and I have to say that Shepherds Tree is by far the best to date. The rooms and style of the lodge is very modern, and at first glance you may not feel that you are in a bush lodge but having an elephant come and drink water 10 meters from where we were having lunch certainly reminds you that you are infact in the african bush. But even if you are not fortunate enough to have an elephant join you for lunch I am sure the view over looking the pilanesberg is enough to remind you where you are. A big part of why our trip was so enjoyable was the staff. Never before have I come across such friendly staff, and even though the lodge was fairly full during our time there we felt like we were the only guests. Thanks for the personal attention guys!!!! The game drives were fantastic, we managed to see 4 out of the big 5 (We will get those buffalo next time.) Our ranger was amazing, and although we all wanted to find the big scary animals somehow Jacques managed to keep us entertained with the smaller things when those big game sightings were not around. WE WILL BE BACK!
- Also Known As:
- Shepherd`s Tree Game Hotel Pilanesberg National Park
- Shepherd`s Tree Game Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Skirting the northern slopes of an amphitheatre within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve lies Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, the lodge enjoys unrestricted vistas of the wilderness area of this big 5 wildlife sanctuary. Sweeping patios and sun decks adjoin the generous guest entertainment areas and rim-flow swimming pool. A gourmet restaurant, open entertainment decks, cigar lounge and gift gallery are amongst some of the facilities that discerning guests will find during their African safari. The lodge also includes a conference facility and Amani Spa. Attention to detail extends beyond the pleasure of your hosts, and is perhaps only rivaled by the contemporary cuisine, freshly prepared by dedicated chefs. Shepherd’s Tree features 13 double and 4 executive suites accommodating a maximum of 60 guests. Absolute privacy is ensures through the linear positioning of the suites along an elevated contour line, and providing panoramic vistas of the reserve. Each chalet features full en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and safe. Whilst some of our guests will find proximity to the Sun City complex appealing, most of our guests are at Shepherd’s Tree for the thrill and excitement of big game viewing from the comfort of our custom built game viewers. Qualified and experienced guides are tasked with the pleasure of interpreting the sights and sounds of this vast wildlife sanctuary. The reserve is home to the big 5 and cheetah, wild dogs and hippo. Guests are encouraged to join their guide and host on 2 daily safaris, designed around optimal game activity periods, these occur in the early morning and in the late afternoon and evening, the afternoon safari is punctuated by a sundowner stop before continuing into the night with the use of a powerful spotlight. ... more less