I think coming back from such an amazing experience you can't really sum it up and articulate the words to describe Shepherd's tree. Arriving at the main gate you've reached a pivot point in your journey leaving the rat race behind and entering an adventure. Arriving at reception hospitality staff starts carrying you on they're hands and everybody seems to know your name. You are then introduced to this amazing property and some logistical arrangements for your stay. The rooms where beautiful and very spacious... it just missed a "stoep". Food was scrumptious and very well presented and I especially enjoyed the desserts (that Panna cotta was a winner). By far the highlight of this break was the game drives that was included in the package, our game ranger was very knowledgeable and a great host. We even had the illusive- BIG 5 drive, with 6 lions, 2 leopards, a herd of buffalo and an amazing elephant encounter (Shepherd 4 having fun). Overall = I can't wait for my next visit. The Prinsloo Family.
- 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