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Flyinglarks
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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 Apr 2024
We had a wonderful time at Shepherd's Tree. The accommodation is beautiful. The staff are attentive and responsive to any request. The twice daily safari trips were great. Our guide Megan went out of her way to ensure we saw as many animals as possible, including the very elusive leopard. We will definately return to Shepherd's Tree if we visit SA again.
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: It can be very cold on the morning safari. Make sure to take warm clothes.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tafa Manyowa, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 15 Apr 2024
Dear Flyinglarks

It was a pleasure to have you as our valued guest and we are glad to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your stay. We have shared your compliments with Megan and the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise in the iconic Pilanesberg.

Kind regards
The Shepherd's Tree Team
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Reviewed 31 March 2024

An excellent team! We had a fantastic birthday celebration. We always come back for more!

The staff is exceptional at what they do. From the reception to waiting staff to housekeeping - all smiles and friendly banter.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Tafa Manyowa, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2024


Dear Bayleyvos

It warms our hearts to know that you had an enjoyable and amazing birthday celebration at Shepherd's Tree. Your lovely words inspire us to do better and continue with our commitment to excellence.

We look forward to welcoming you back for another delightful experience.

Kind regards
The Shepherd's Tree Team

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Reviewed 30 March 2024 via mobile

WOW.

We’ve had an awesome 3 nights at the Lodge.
The Lodge messaged me a few days before arrival, to enquire about dietary needs etc AND THEY LISTENED!
It was a short drive from Johannesburg and we arrived at lunchtime.
Smooth check in process and everyone was welcomimg and happy.

Food was superlative.
Great effort to accomodate Vegetarians at EVERY meal, including Game Drives. Yummy curries and other Veg + Vegan options throughout our stay.
The catering and serving staff were MUCH BETTER than our experiences at more luxurious lodges.

ALL staff were attentive and service-orientated throughout the Lodge.
Heavenly massages at the Spa- thank you Khumo and Lorraine!

Our guide Megan enhanced our experience, with her knowledge about the Park, and her friendly and thoughtful nature. She is an asset to the Lodge❤️
As a bonus, we got to meet people from around the world, and we were all in agreement about the high standards at Shepherd’s Tree.

Looking forward to visiting soon.

Room tip: Meals are casual, so no need to pack formal outfits. Evening snd morning drives were quite nippy, so pack accordingly.
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank AVASHA N
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Tafa Manyowa, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2024

Dear Avasha N

Thank you for sharing your rave review on TripAdvisor.

We are delighted to know that your recent stay at Shepherd's Tree was enjoyable, and you truly appreciated the genuine and warm hospitality extended by Megan and other team members. Everyone at Shepherd's Tree is passionate about creating memorable experiences for our guests and it is encouraging to read that we could impress you.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again soon.

Kind regards
The Shepherd's Tree Team

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Reviewed 29 March 2024

Wow what an amazing experience. The lodge is a beautiful retreat with the best staff who always have a smile & bend over backwards to make your stay perfect. The rangers are so knowledgable. Our ranger was Answer & he was a top guy. So knowledgable and had such a gentle manner we loved our 6 game drives & saw all the big 5 & more and Answer endeavoured to make sure we were happy at all times & taking our safety as a priority. The food was absolutely excellent with a lovely variety to choose from. William looked after us and had a great manner with everyone as were the other male staff including Offency who were so gracious. Maria & the other ladies were also wonderful. It was a faultless experience. Our rooms were stunning & luxurious & very comfortable.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Tafa Manyowa, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2024

Dear Amanda M

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge!

We are delighted to hear that you had a fantastic luxury retreat at our lodge and that we could provide you with an amazing and memorable experience of a lifetime. Your compliments have been shared with Answer, William, Ofentse, Maria and all the hard-working and friendly team members we have at Shepherd's Tree.

We can't wait to welcome you back for another unforgettable stay.

Kind regards
The Shepherd's Tree Team

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Reviewed 26 March 2024

We stayed at shepherds tree for one night and it was amazing.
All staff are so friendly and can’t do enough for you
Game drive was great. We had Piet and he did his best to find the animals for us. He was so knowledge and he was an amazing guide. We saw lots of animals except the leopard.
The food was amazing and so much to eat through out the day.
Rooms were lovely and liked the outdoor shower

I would highly recommend this place and would definitely come back.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Tafa Manyowa, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2024

Dear Hayley D

It was a pleasure to have you as our valued guest and we are glad to know that you had an enjoyable experience during your stay. We have shared your compliments with the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to our paradise in the iconic Pilanesberg.

Kind regards
The Shepherd's Tree Team

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Reviewed 22 March 2024

Well where do I start? An out of this world experience, staff have been amazing! Food is excellent. Accommodation excellent.

Game Drives with our Amazing Ranger Njabulo were out of this world! We asked he delivered! A truly amazing experience! Although the Buffalo and the Leopard are hard to find our Ranger Njabulo has a 6th sense for the animals and delivered an amazing Experience! I cannot believe we realised The BIG FIVE in seven drives.

My piece of advice do not miss even one drive if you can You would regret it for the rest of your life!

Room tip: Attend every Game Drive possible! Keep your eyes open looking for the game at all times to get the best experience. Your Rangers are amazing
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tafa Manyowa, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Dear Fiona M

We are truly honored and grateful for your compliments, and it brings us immense joy to know that your experience at Shepherd's Tree was "amazing". It warms our hearts to know that Njabulo's efforts in providing exceptional service made you safari experience more exciting.

Your compliments have been shared with all our team members.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind regards
The Shepherd's Tree Team

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