Give yourself the very best Pilanesberg Safari. Shepherd Tree lodge is Pilanesberg’s top destination. In its own private area of the reserve, it is exclusive and secluded, with 60 guests max in exquisite surroundings. Game drives are conducted by top rangers, experienced rangers in 10 seater land cruiser open safari vehicles, not the 25 seater trucks used by the 600-bed lodges. Also available are executive suites and a private villa (please request an upgrade). Transfers are private with our guide from Pretoria and Johannesburg
The lodge is beautifully appointed in the pristine bush in its own private area of the reserve with animals of the reserve able to approach within a few meters of your private veranda and easily observable from your accommodation!
Walking Safari option.
This can be arranged at an extra charge of ZAR980.00. The walking safari experience gives a quite different set of perspectives to a driving safari and we can book this for you as part of your visit but only recommend if staying two nights. This price is for a minimum of 4 participants but two can book and when others join the price will go down according to the total number. Moving quietly is essential on a bushwalk and the fewer participants the better.
The cuisine at Shepherd Tree is probably the best in the reserve and dining areas inside and out are situated in a stunning location overlooking the rolling hills of the reserve. Meals consist of a wide range of freshly prepared dishes to meet all tastes and dietary requirements.
Private door-to-door service.
We also include pick up and drop off in Johannesburg and the drive to and from the reserve is done privately by a qualified experienced guide/driver. As the route is full of landscapes and locations of historic and scenic and current interest you will find this most informative and enjoyable.
Use the opportunity to explore the region’s best attractions!
Stops can be made at some of the many attractions such as the Cable Car to the top of the Magaliesberg mountains, the Cheetah Centre, the Elephant Sanctuary (Hartbeespoort), or Sun City (entrance fees and an extra time charge may apply). Then it is also free of charge to visit the Chameleon Village African Market on the way there or way back.
Shepherd Tree Game Lodge is also close to Sun City so visits there during the day can be arranged.
Other Mmilo Tours trips.
For more information on the venues mentioned above and other Day Trips, please consult our Day Trips pages.
1 May 2023 – 30 September 2023: ZAR18 115.00 per person sharing and ZAR29 435.00 for a solo traveller
1 October 2023 – 30 April 2024: ZAR19 790.00 per person sharing and ZAR31 930.00 for a solo traveller.
For a family room option please fill out the enquiry form with the children’s ages. (No children under the age of 6 years old are permitted on the open vehicle game drives)