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Zug, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were impressed by the friendly service and the authenticity, and liked everything about this place. The staff is very professional and kind, everything is super clean. The room is well equipped and the bathroom with outside shower very spacious. Liked the swimming pool with the view and the immediate surrounding area of the hotel with lots of birds. The...

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is so amazing it took me two days to realise there was no TV in the room! We had a full board safari weekend, the food was superb, the rooms spotless and the views from the window were simply awesome. Loved the outdoor shower, it was kind of liberating and also interesting to use in the rain! We...

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Thank DebbieINLux
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

A truly unforgettable experience from arrival to departure the staff attentive and friendly to the chefs that cooked the most amazing food The game rangers especially our, drive Wayne who went out of his way to find all the animals the guests wanted to see a destination in South Africa that is, worth every minute

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived at Shepherd's Tree Lodge we were treated like we were the only guests at the lodge! The staff knew what we wanted even before we knew we wanted it. Our room was superb and the attention to detail exceptional. Both my husband and I travel all over the world and we have stayed in some...

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family suite was superb, comfy beds, lovely bathrooms, air con etc. Game drives were really good, made even better by our ranger Cole. He made each drive more interesting because of his enthusiasm, patience and knowledge. Food was excellent from breakfast to dinner. Staff were unbelievable friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience

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Thank Lynn M
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hotel set in the reserve, friendly staff, the bar, lounge and dining areas are tasteful and elegant. Stunning room furnished to a high standard, large bathroom with additional outside shower. Lovely views from all areas. Game drive out of this world, great rangers and access to a wonderful reserve.

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

We could get into the room earlier because one family member is disabled and they did all they can for this person. The rooms were very clean and the food was excellent. Personel was very friendly . And on top of all this, we had a splendid safari experience at Pilanesberg National Park with a fantastic ranger!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent stay and service, food is excellent. The bush trips were good with a well informed guide and willing to share the knowledge. The staff is very friendly and always willing to assist. I can recommend this to anyone

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights whilst on a business strategy session. Great accommodation, wonderful staff, good food and beautiful setting for the room. The shower which is actually outside the room creates a totally different experience. The game drive not much to write home about. Not much to see maybe the animals had disappeared that day. I just did not...

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Johannesburg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tip.....check in early on day of arrival (between 1 and 2pm) to ensure you can unpack and catch the evening game drive and wake up early to enjoy the best part of the day and fantastic game viewing. Our outstanding game ranger, Cole, made every effort to show us beautiful sunsets, find many animals (wild dog, white rhino, jackals,...

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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
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: R5 957 - R16 666 (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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“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
  • View from the balcony
  • No neighbours for miles
  • From the bathroom looking at our balcony, which overlooked the plains
  • From the balcony looking at our neighbours house
 of 5 bubbles DebbieINLux, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All have outstanding rooms, closer to main hotel better but golf cart transport availible”
 of 5 bubbles 749beverleym, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room 17, Executive, all inclusive package (all meals plus morning and evening game drives)”
 of 5 bubbles RDPWAP, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“just excellent views from the room. ”
 of 5 bubbles aluisman, 26 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Lower numbers are nearer the hotel/pool/restaurant/bar - higher numbers are a short buggy ride away.”
  • Balcony.
  • Balcony view.
  • Pilanesberg view
 of 5 bubbles 549rickyj, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
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