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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing really to change. Beautiful place and excellent service all round. I really enjoyed the tranquility and peace around the place as well as the staff who were very friendly and helpful. Once again thank you and all the best.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear molefim25 Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor, It is wonderful to know our service, staff and facilities met your expectations and you had a good time. Hope to see you again soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

I am posting this on my way to the airport from the Lodge. We stayed here for 4 days, booked 3 rooms and had a wonderful experience. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. Housekeeping was excellent and discreet. Only area for consideration was perhaps a shower hose for the indoor bath tub as the outdoor shower can get a...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ngck2006 Thank you for this detailed review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is very rewarding receiving feedback such as this and me and my team appreciate this a lot. I took note of the comments regarding the outside shower, and will also share this with Wayne your guide. We hope you afford us another visit soon. Kind Regards...

Wetherby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location, accommodation and hospitality. Fab food, varied wine list and welcoming, friendly service. Thanks to everyone here for my amazing birthday visit. I thought safari was a once in a lifetime thing; now I think I want to come back.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear OriginalJules Thank you for choosing us for your birthday visit. It was a pleasure hosting you, and I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The entire experience, the staff and the lodge was something that I have really never experienced to this level. The rooms were unbelievable, the food was stunning and the staff were like friends, friends that ensure every dream, need and care is catered for. Thank You Shepherds Tree, will be back soon!!

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear U1158NLoliverb Thank you so much for this kind words, it is really a huge compliment that you thought you never experienced staff and a lodge to a level such as ours, and this kind of feedback is always appreciated. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

This weekend was our first trip to a game lodge with our two children (aged 7 and 8), and to call the entire experience sublime would be an understatement. The food was beyond excellent and the facilities and rooms exceeded expectations. Our game ranger was incredibly knowledgeable and managed to position us perfectly every time theres was something extraordinary to...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer S Thank you for this positive review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, it really means a lot to me and my team. It's good to know we hit the mark with our experience, food and game drives, and are glad that you and your family chose us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The facilities and surroundings were beautiful-- in the reserve, gorgeous rooms, beautiful views, and even an outdoors shower with total privacy. Our game drives were wonderful. Our guide found everything, and had a wealth of knowledge both about the animals in general and their history and behavior in the park. The food-- gourmet. We were most happy with our expereince...

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Debra W Thanks so much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, as always it is very satisfying for me and my team to know our guests enjoyed their stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Luxembourg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a splendid time in Shepherds Lodge. The room was huge and very modern with a fantastic view into the game reserve. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and always helped us. The Spa has a very good quality and the pool has a terrific view into the game reserve.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Mast_2011 Thank you for this review of your recent stay at Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, me and my team really appreciates this, and it is good to know you thought we were "amazing"... We hope you afford us another visit soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a really special stay. In an industry with generally good service, this team really stood out as incredibly warm, friendly and welcoming. The facilities are excellent with special views of the African bush and the gorgeous Pilanesberg mountains.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 07325HPmartinl Thank you very much for your review and the compliments, It is very gratifying to know you thought our staff to be outstanding in their hospitality levels, and this really means a lot to us. We hope you visit again soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was good, with super friendly staff. Service at times was a bit slow, but the delicious food made up for it. game viewing was a bit disappointing, but we did manage to see a Leopard up close and a brown hyena.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear lynnmurg Thank you so much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed our food, and I take note of your thoughts regarding the service. Unfortunately the wild animals don't always play along during our drives like we would want them to, but I am glad you managed to see a leopard...

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the from the moment we checked in to the minute we left we were made to feel really special. The staff at Lodge seemed to really enjoy looking after us, Oupa, and in particular the cart driver who escorted us to and from our rooms in the mornings were extra special.Our game ranger Meri was a diamond. Nothing was...

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Dear 615wayne Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It is always very rewarding for me and my team to receive positive feedback and to know we met our guests expectations. I will convey your positive thoughts to Meri who looked after you on game drive as well. We hope you afford us another visit...

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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 

Additional Information about Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve | Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park 316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: $423 - $1,000 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“We stayed in an Executive Suite (number 28) and I can't imagine that there's a room better than the one we stayed in. ”
 of 5 bubbles jennifersO1921YF, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms 15 and 16 have the best views according to the shuttle driver. We were in 5, a lower down one and the views were great. ”
 of 5 bubbles O7325HPmartinl, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“water is not supplied in the evenings next to the bed”
 of 5 bubbles lynnmurg, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Exec suite 28 is the best of the exec suites. Rooms 15 & 16 are great as well!”
 of 5 bubbles JanineJaco, Oct 25, 2016 | Read review
“Very pleasant rooms. We enjoyed the walk from the rooms in the mornings and back after dinner at night. Some might find the rooms a bit far from reception, but the staff are more than happy to ferry one to the room on a golf cart.”
 of 5 bubbles Ian4x4, Sep 20, 2016 | Read review
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