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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Pilanesberg Safaris

2 Day Luxury Tented Pilanesberg Safari

Looking for a En-suite tented safari to the Pilanesberg National Park? Our 2-day Luxury Tented safari is ideal for you! The package includes return transfers from Johannesburg, Open vehicle safari drives, tented accommodation and meals!

From

R 5295

2 Day Luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge All Inclusive Safari Package

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of the most popular safari destinations in South Africa, mainly because it’s located in a malaria-free region and a comfortable 2&half-hour drive from Johannesburg.

From

R 7495

2 Day Luxury Black Rhino Game Lodge Safari

Black Rhino Game Lodge is a 5-star Big 5 safari destination located in a private game reserve that lies adjacent to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

From

R 6995

2 Day Luxury Ivory Tree Game Lodge Safari

Ivory Tree Game Lodge offers guests an exclusive safari experience in a private concession in a remote corner of South Africa’s favourite game reserve.

From

R 8250

2 Day Luxury Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge All Inclusive Safari Package

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is a hugely popular family-orientated Big 5 safari destination in Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

From

R 6995

2 Day Luxury Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Safari

Enjoy an exclusive safari experience staying at the award-winning aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge which is located in a remote private concession in the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

From

R 8395

2 Day Luxury Tshukudu Bush Lodge Safari

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is located in a malaria-free region and a comfortable 2-hour drive from Johannesburg.

From

R 8995

4 Day Luxury Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Safari

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is renowned for its unique geology and diverse ecology, as well as its high concentration of game and prolific birdlife.

From

R 18360

3 Day Luxury Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Safari

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is renowned for its unique geology and diverse ecology, as well as its high concentration of game and prolific birdlife.

From

R 13770

3 Day Luxury Tented Pilanesberg Safari

Our 3 Day Luxury en-suite tented safari is designed for the traveler who is looking for a budget but yet comfortable and complete safari experience!

From

R 9095

3 Day Luxury Bakubung Bush Lodge All Inclusive Safari Package

Discover why Pilanesberg Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most popular safari destinations on this highly enjoyable safari tour.

From

R 11995

3 Day Luxury Black Rhino Game Lodge Safari

Black Rhino Private Game Reserve lies adjacent to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, which is one of the most popular Big 5 safari destinations in South Africa.

From

R 12995

Pilanesberg National Park, which is a malaria-free area and is home to the “Big Five,” features Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge in an exclusive-use zone in the park’s southwestern corner. Pilanesberg National Park is a slice of heaven in the middle of the African bush, and it’s only two hours away from both Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Within Pilanesberg National Park, visitors will have access to not only public roads but also private ones.

The Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a luxury boutique lodge, and each suite at the lodge features breathtaking views of the surrounding area. In addition, this Big Five National Park provides visitors with a wide variety of activities to choose from, such as lavish pampering at a beauty and health salon that has won multiple awards.

The Pilanesberg comes to life at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, with breathtaking sunsets lighting up the horizon as the shadows of the great Big 5 pass through the lush green and gold grass. 

The Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is perfect for intimate weekend escapes, wonderful for time spent with the whole family, completely outfitted for cutting-edge conventions, and the pinnacle of flawless, life-changing weddings.Guests can come to experience rustic hospitality that is delicately infused with five-star magnificence, with the finest finishes, stunning architecture, and impeccable interior design. 

The Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a luxurious lodging option that offers a variety of convenient amenities. The cutting-edge architecture guarantees a breathtaking view of the natural scenery in the vicinity. 

You will receive a great deal more from your stay at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge than simply a vacation. The lodge provides quick access (just 18 kilometres or 15 minutes by vehicle) to the world’s most unique resort, the world-famous Sun City, in addition to providing incredible wildlife encounters in a vast wilderness area.

The gift shop and the business centre are both located close to the reception. A casual lounge and bar provide magnificent views of the impressive landscape, a spacious entertainment deck with an outdoor cocktail bar overlook a spectacular rim-flow swimming pool, and an award-winning health and beauty spa offers heaven-sent pampering in two treatment rooms designed specifically for couples as well as a treatment room designed specifically for individuals.

A conference centre is completely stocked with the necessary amenities to guarantee that all functions, events, and gatherings are managed expertly.

Accommodation

Suites of Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge have as standard features an outdoor shower, and en-suite bathroom with a patio overlooking the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve. 

Accommodation options in rooms and suites are distributed as follows:

  • 26 Standard Rooms (maximum of two adults).
  • 13 Family Suites (maximum four adults and two children under 12).
  • 4 Executive Suites (maximum two adults and two children under 12).
  • 1 Villa (maximum of four adults).

Features of the Standard Suites (suitable for a maximum of 2 adults).

  • An en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower and a patio overlooking the Pilanesberg.
  • Climate control air-conditioning system.
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities.
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar fridge (stocked on request).

Features of Family Suites (suitable for a maximum of 4 adults and two children under the age of 12)

  • Two private bedrooms where each has an en-suite bathroom with an outdoor shower.
  • Private patio overlooking the Pilanesberg.
  • A private lounge which can accommodate two children
  • A flat-screen television with DSTV.
  • Climate control air-conditioning is available.
  • Tea and coffee-making facilities.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Minibar fridge (stocked on request).

Features of Executive Suites (suitable for a maximum of 2 adults and one child under the age of 12)

  • One main bedroom.
  • En-suite bathroom with an indoor steam shower and a double outdoor shower.
  • A private lounge which can accommodate one child.
  • Private patio overlooking the Pilanesberg.
  • A flat-screen television with DSTV.
  • A climate control air-conditioning system is available.
  • Tea- and coffee-making facilities.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Minibar fridge (stocked on request).

There is also a private villa unit with a private pool, private vehicle, lounge and oma, and butler service.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge has fully equipped conference facilities that easily can host 70 delegates.

Facilities

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge’s main lodge serves as a social gathering place. The lodge, which looks out over the vast wilderness, is a great place to unwind with a book or meet other guests. The restaurant serves delectable treats and has an outdoor boma area, and the business centre connects you to the outside world.

The entertainment deck, which includes a rim-flow pool and a cocktail bar, allows you to refresh and unwind while admiring the African scenery.

The health and beauty spa offers award-winning treatments, allowing you to pamper and relax.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge’s facilities can be summarised as follows:

  • Gourmet restaurant with outdoor boma
  • Lounge and bar area with panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld
  • Entertainment deck with cocktail bar and rim-flow swimming pool
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Conference centre suitable for up to 70 delegates
  • Business centre for all communication needs
  • Curio shop
  • Lodge Pool
  • Wi-Fi

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge’s Amani Spa is a truly African experience and the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence. Relax and enjoy our indulgent Holistic Body, Skin, and Beauty Rituals, which are designed to revitalise and restore balance and harmony to your body, mind, and soul. 

You will undoubtedly leave glowing from within!

There are three private treatment rooms at the spa, two of which are designed for couples and one of which has a stunning hydrotherapy bath. Every room has a direct view of the surrounding bushveld, creating an immersive experience.

Each of Amani’s spas is distinct in terms of location, clientele, and ambience.

Activities

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, located in an exclusive use area, provides a variety of activities that extend far beyond traditional game drives. In fact, Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge provides a variety of exciting recreational opportunities for couples, families, and groups.

Its health and beauty spa is unquestionably the best place to unwind. 

Meanwhile, visitors who want to learn more about the local fauna and flora can do so through specialised talks given by experienced rangers, as well as a percussion band and interactive drumming circles for a cultural kick. 

Holistic rejuvenating spa rituals, massages, facials, and even more luxurious beauty treatments are also available. For a more intimate experience, try the couple’s treatment room, which has its own hydro bath.

Game drives in search of the Big Five

A morning or evening game drive will introduce you to the African bushveld. Experience the Pilanesberg Game Reserve’s Big 5 territory while driving in an open safari vehicle with a qualified guide. Please keep in mind that game drives are not permitted for children under the age of six.

Performances of Music – A culture experience under the stars complete with a percussion band and interactive drumming circles ensures guests have a full and joyous evening around the campfire.

South Africa’s only Hot Air Balloon operation that launches from within a National Park offers a truly unique flying experience.

Attending specialised talks given by knowledgeable game rangers can help you learn more about the Pilanesberg environment and the African bush.

Happy campfire nights are made possible by the percussion band and interactive drumming circles.

The brave can try their hand at archery or ride our quad bikes through the bush.

Rates

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge rates include:

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Teas and snacks
  • Two game drives per day

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge rates exclude:

  • Transfers 
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Conservation levy currently per guest per stay

A minimum stay of 2 nights must be booked over weekends (Friday, and Saturday) and 1 night midweek (Sunday to Thursday).

Baby-sitting facilities are available at an additional cost and to a maximum of two children.

Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives. Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide. A sole-use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost per vehicle per game drive.

You might also like our Pilanesberg Tented Camp or Tambuti Game Lodge.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge located in a Big 5 reserve?

Yes, the lodge is located in the Pilanesberg National Park, which accommodates all of the Big 5.

 

Do you need an Off Road vehicle to visit Pilanesberg National Park?

No, any sedan vehicle should be able to negotiate the roads in the park.

 

Is Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge fenced?

Yes, the lodge is fenced.

 

Is there a swimming pool at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge?

Yes, there is a swimming pool in the main area.

 

Are there Spa facilities available at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge?

Yes, Amani Spa provides full Spa facilities and services.

 

Is Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge located in a Malaria Area?

No, the Pilanesberg National Park is not a malaria area.

 

Is Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge easily accessible?

Yes Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is located about a 2 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

 

What is the minimum stay policy at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge?

The minimum stay policy requires a two night stay over weekends and one night in midweek.

 

Is Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge child-friendly?

Yes, Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge caters for children, although children younger than six are not allowed on game drive vehicles.

 

Are there other activities than game drives to keep guests entertained?

Yes, several other activities including walking safaris, game drives, boma dinners, quad riding, treatments at the spa, as well as several other activities.