This was my first trip to South Africa and my schoolmate and I couldn't leave without experiencing a game drive. Shepherd's Tree was perfect - we went back for a second stay before the end of our trip! It's reasonably close to Jo'Burg and was just right for a weekend getaway. The lodge is gorgeous and small enough that the service feels so personalized. The rooms are so luxurious and the views and atmosphere were much more than we expected. Peter and JP, our game drivers, were both extremely knowledgeable and great at sighting things we would have missed, and each game drive took us to a different area of the park so there was a variety of landscapes and plenty of animal sightings. The value was very worth it for the room, food, game drives and service (all included!) I can't wait to visit again with my family in tow!!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Shepherd`s Tree Game Hotel Pilanesberg National Park