Region: Gauteng and North West - Gauteng (Joburg and Pretoria), Sun City, Magaliesberg
Prices are subject to availability, seasonality and currency fluctuations. They are based on per person sharing a standard double room, or the equivalent.
aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a magnificent lodge concession awarded by the North West Parks and Tourism Board within the existing Pilanesberg Game Reserve. It lies in an exclusive-use zone in the south-western portion of the 57,250ha Big 5 and malaria-free Reserve, offering commanding views of the distant bushveld amphitheatre.
The Lodge acts as a central gathering spot and social environment for guests, as well as the point from which all activities depart and return. Guests can enjoy two guided game drives daily, which are conducted in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve’s Wilderness Area during the morning and evening in an open 10-seater game viewing vehicle. These outings take three to four hours, with a sundowners stop at sunset, and a coffee stop in the morning.
Experience the best of Pilanesberg accommodation with the hallmark of the entire Shepherd’s Tree: flawless finishes, featured architecture and exquisite interior design.
Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a lodge concession within the existing Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The entire lodge lies in an exclusive-use zone in the south-western portion of the 57,250ha, “Big Five” malaria-free reserve and is built to offer commanding views of the surrounding bushveld. In addition to twice daily game drives, guests can also enjoy bush walks to get up close and personal to the diverse species within the reserve.
Accommodation Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offers 26 Standard Rooms (or 13 Family Suites), 4 spacious Executive Suites situated adjacent to the magnificent main lodge and 1 Villa with 2 bedrooms and a plunge pool.
The Standard room features an en-suite bathroom with a patio overlooking the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The Standard rooms, which comprise a main bedroom with outdoor shower, can be combined to create a family room option, which in turn comprises two sleeper couches, a covered patio as well as a flat screen television with limited DSTV channels. Please note that there is no television in a standard room and is only available when booking a family unit.
The Executive Suites offer an en-suite master bedroom with an en-suite indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower. The units each have a lounge which has a flat screen television with selected DSTV channels. The lounge leads out onto a patio that overlooks the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
The Private Villa offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve comprising two rooms each with en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower. Between the two rooms is a spacious lounge with a flat screen television leading out onto a patio with its very own private plunge pool for those wanting to relax under the African sky.
Amani Spa Relax in the lap of luxury at this award winning Spa, offering three spacious private treatment rooms commanding impressive vista of the expansive bushveld amphitheatre, where you can enjoy holistic rejuvenating Spa rituals, relaxing massages, facials and beauty treatments. For an intimate retreat, experience the couple’s suite with its hydro bath. Amani Spa at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge was awarded the Safari Spa Award at the prestigious Les Nouvelles Esthetiques 2010 Spa Awards.
Dining A gourmet restaurant serves the most delectable cuisine, while a casual lounge and bar provide magnificent vistas of the impressive landscape. A variety of dinner experiences are available upon request (boma dinners, wine cellar and bush dinners).
Conferencing Shepherd’s Tree has a dedicated state-of-the-art conference facility and functions centre, offering several layouts and accommodating up to 70 delegates (classroom-style).
Nearby Attractions/Activities Bird Watching, Amani Spa, Hot Air Ballooning, Sun City, Safari in open Game Vehicles, Interactive Drumming, Archery, Quad biking
Coffee & tea station
Free bottled water