Set in an exclusive-use concession area within the celebrated Pilanesberg National Park, Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a stunning safari destination offering romantic, secluded suites for honeymooners as well as fantastic family suites with child-minding services. Encircled by a ring of volcanic hills, the lodge commands magnificent views of the surrounding landscape. Like the rest of the Pilanesberg, the lodge is malaria-free, which makes for a carefree wilderness holiday.
Sheperd’s Tree offers a creative menu of activities, including drumming workshops and specialist talks, along with superb game viewing in safari vehicles or on guided nature walks. The savannah grasslands boast both black and white rhino along with majestic sable antelope and buffalo. Elephant move soundlessly in the shade of lush woodland thickets, while lion, cheetah and spotted hyena are commonly seen. Sightings of more rare predators, like leopard and wild dog, are not infrequent. The child-friendly safari programme gives youngsters a safe and fun wilderness experience, while allowing Mum and Dad some grown-up rest and relaxation time.
Located within a three-hour drive from Johannesburg's O R Tambo International Airport and next door to Sun City, Shepherd’s Tree is perfect for travellers wanting to combine the casino, golf course and glossy entertainment of South Africa's premier resort with an authentic Big 5 safari.