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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

This is my second stay at the lodge this year and I must say it is just excellent. The game drives are excellent and I have had the pleasure of having PG, Darren and Marion as my guides. All the staff are friendly and professional and for anyone looking for a quiet place to stay this comes highly recommended.

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

Dear Peteboo1971 It was wonderful hosting you at Shepherds Tree for another visit, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay this time around as well. I'll convey your thoughts to my team and especially PG, Darryn and Marion. We hope to see you again soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Whitestone, New York
Reviewed August 22, 2016

I have been to different game lodges but I think yours beats all of them. Your customer service is amazing; squeezing smiles in all your guests! You remain the best at everything....including food! Continue managing your human resources the way you are doing it....Thank you!

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

Dear rmtonga Thank you for this review and we truly appreciate that you think we "beat" all other lodges.☺ It is such a nice compliment... We are happy to learn that your group left satisfied with their experiences here, and we hope you afford us another visit someday soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Reviewed August 22, 2016

My family is from the USA and we visited Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Upon arrival, the friendly staff greeted us with smiles, fruity drinks, warm washcloths for our hands, and gave us a quick tour while our bags were taken to our rooms. The accommodations were fantastic, as was the food. We were fed almost every...

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

Dear K1530WXnicolem Thank you for taking the time to review our property. Me and my team appreciates this and are always happy knowing we could make a difference. I am glad we managed to cater for your dietary requirements, and that you found the rest of our food fantastic. I'll convey your thoughts on the game drives to Darryn as...

zurich
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

This was our first safari ever and we loved it. It was recommended by our SA friends and it was totally worth it. We spent 2 nights during August, the room, staff, ambiance and ranger (Jason) were excellent. We also enjoyed the SPA. We would love to come back again one day, loved the experience and except for the leopard...

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Dear Flor72Zurich Thank you for your review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything to be excellent. We hope to see you again soon for another visit. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Singapore
Reviewed August 15, 2016

Set in a beautiful extinct volcanic crater, Pilanesberg is an attraction by itself. Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is one of those exclusive all-inclusive lodges that lies in the park. Surroundings: The lodge is in a very private location with not more than an estimated 80 guests at any one time. The rooms and hotel overlook the Park and it has...

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

Dear Dleow Thank you for this beautifully detailed review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. Me and my team appreciates this and great feedback like yours motivates us to go even further, above and beyond our guests expectations. It is great to know you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds...

Cincinnati, Ohio
Reviewed August 12, 2016

Awesome place and a great value for us as we had a 3 day layover between events in Malawi and SA. Marion was our game guide and he was knowledgable and friendly. Would bring our kids back to this place in a nyminit!

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Dear Darris M Thank you for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. Our Team is always happy to learn that our guests enjoyed their stay and we hope you bring your children to experience the lodge soon. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed August 8, 2016

I spent an wonderful weekend at Shepherd's Tree. The hospitality, accommodation, staff, meals and game viewing was out of this world. Request Meri as your game ranger and guide if you would like to have a truly unforgettable and highly enjoyable experience in the bush and see the best of all there is to see.

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

Dear D3539MKneils Thank you for taking the time to review Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. We are glad to learn that you had a wonderful weekend with us, and that Meri made your Game Drive experience a good one. We hope to see you again soon... Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team

Boston, MA
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

On my recent business trip to South Africa, I took two extra days to go on my first safari. Shepherd's Tree was recommended to me by my travel agent. It was a perfect choice. The hotel itself is fabulous in its design. The rooms are extremely spacious, well appointed, and have lovely views. Highlights include the spectacular outdoor shower, large...

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Dear David B Thank you so much for this detailed review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. Me and my team appreciates this and it is always wonderful to know that we exceeded our guests' expectations. We hope to see you again in future for another visit, maybe this time closer to summer when the game drives aren't that chilly yet.☺...

Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed July 31, 2016

The food and overall service at this wonderful lodge is so amazing, words cant explain it but I would recommend that one makes it a point that they visit Shepherds Tree. The staff is always welcoming and willing to help, show concern when one seems/looks lost. Game Rangers and bush experience was very good, one cant expect a lot however...

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Dear billym344 Thank you so much for your positive review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. We are always delighted to learn that our guests had a wonderful time with us, and that you'd be willing to recommend us to others. I will share your sentiments with my team and we hope to see you again for another visit soon. Kind...

Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

We were at Shepards tree for a wintery weekend break from the hustle and bustle of city life. The GPS coordinates got us a little bit lost momentarily, but we called reception and they directed us and we finally arrived minimally flustered. The place was definitely worth the drive! The views are absolutely breathtaking! The staff is very professional! From...

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Dear Aobakwe S Thank you for this beautiful review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is good to know you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and found the staff to be professional. I will also share this with Jason and "other" Jason, and am glad that also the gamedrive experience lived up to your expectations. We hope to see...

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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 

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Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve | Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park 316, South Africa
Location: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: $464 - $1,353 (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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“I had room 19 which I would recommend but I don't know about others but they all seem orientated in a similar fashion”
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“All rooms seems to have a great view, but smaller room numbers are closer to the restaurant :-)”
 of 5 bubbles superpad, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“It looks like all rooms face out over the plains, you can't get a bad room.”
  • Outdoor shower!
  • Massive bed with 4 poster nets that they open around the bed at night
  • Huge bed looks out the windows to the sprawling plains
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  • No neighbours for miles
  • From the bathroom looking at our balcony, which overlooked the plains
  • From the balcony looking at our neighbours house
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“All have outstanding rooms, closer to main hotel better but golf cart transport availible”
 of 5 bubbles 749beverleym, Feb 11, 2017 | Read review
“Room 17, Executive, all inclusive package (all meals plus morning and evening game drives)”
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