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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We decided to visit pilanesburg this year as opposed to kruger due to its close vicinity to JHB. I chose shepherds tree following reviews I had read on trip advisor and I was in no way disappointed. We were made to feel like royalty as soon as we arrived, our car was parked for us, bags taken to our rooms,...

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My girlfriend and I stayed at Shepherd's Tree Lodge for 3 nights at the beginning of September 2016. We flew to Jo'burg for a week's holiday and spent the first 3 nights here before travelling back to Jo'burg for the rest of the holiday. Shepherd's Tree Lodge is an amazing place to stay for couples and while it accommodates families,...

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Thank Ricky J
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The accommodation was top class as was the facilities at the lodge. Everything from the food to the service was of a high standard. The game drive was out of this world and the location truly makes one feel like you in the middle of no mans land which you pretty much are. If you looking to switch off and...

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Thank LeeLeeBee1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel attitude does not match the one of a real five star place. E.g. the hair dryer did not work, staff response: I am not responsible. Asked for a lighter, staff response: Don't have one (while torches are burning). Breakfast quite continental, butter missing, sausage and ham not fresh due to heat. Watch the small print in the booking!...

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2Thank Holger G
Mpumalanga, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your a lover of nature and the outdoor activities then Sherpards Tree Game Lodge is the perfect place of accommodation, plus it is 10km away from Sun City. I enjoyed my stay and I would go back there in a heart beat.

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1Thank ntakadzenim2017
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We all have nothing but good things to say about our stay at Shepherd's Tree Lodge. It was an amazing place to stay, the rooms, the staff, the facilities, the food were all amazing. Our ranger Wayne, was enthusiastic and always willing to go out of his way to make our game drives memorable. The food was incredible, well presented...

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was at Shepherd's Tree back in 2012 (note, could choose this a date) - but I don't think I was a TripAdvisor user back then. Since I still talk about this hotel as one of the best places I have ever stayed in the world, in fact was raving about it just yesterday, I thought I would jump on...

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great break at Shepherd's tree over New Year. As a first Safari trip the 2 daily game drives were fab and the 5am wake up call appreciated to make sure we didn't miss out! Our guide Shaun was really knowledgeable and it was nice to return to him for each drive meaning he knew what we had...

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

Dear mrsyorky Thank you for this great review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, and choosing us to spend time at over New Years. It is always rewarding to receive feedback such as yours. Thank you for being willing to recommend us, this means a lot to me and my team. Kind Regards and all the best for 2017 The Shepherds...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night as part of our honeymoon self drive trip in ZA. Was a fantastic setting, great scenery, great service. We got a complimentary upgrade and the suite was beautiful. Breakfast, lunch and dinner was very nice. The game drives were superb and we had an amazing guide. I was 6 1/2 months pregnant and was...

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

Dear thesethingsido1 I would like to thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, your feedback is invaluable in achieving our goals and much appreciated. Its good to know you found our food, game-drive experience and accommodations satisfactory and we hope to see you again soon. All the best for 2017 Kind...

Faversham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked this for my husbands benefit! But i ended up absolutely loving the safari! From start to finish the accommodation was brilliant, staff were great and the food was endless and of a very high standard! Small and privately run hotel/ game lodge, one of the best in the area! Gerhardt our guide was accommodating, knowledgable and friendly! The...

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

Dear Gina080562 Thank you so much for your feedback. Me and my team appreciates this a lot. It is a real compliment that you would rate us as one of the best in the area, and it was a pleasure hosting you and your husband. It is also good to know the safaris made the early wake up call worth...

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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: $443 - $1,266 (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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“Lower numbers are nearer the hotel/pool/restaurant/bar - higher numbers are a short buggy ride away.”
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 of 5 bubbles 549rickyj, yesterday | Read review
“Rooms with high numbers are far away from the restaurant/pool. So you need a transfer from to and from the room. Quite far to walk.”
 of 5 bubbles holgerg151, 1 week ago | Read review
“The pressure in the right hand side sink needed to be fixed - hot water tap. But as there were two sinks it did not both us. The room was clean & the furnishings were of the highest quality in keeping with the five star rating of the Lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles 154burnsm, Dec 14, 2016 | Read review
“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, Nov 27, 2016 | 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, Nov 21, 2016 | Read review
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