Overview of Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

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.

Rates

Competitive rates for unforgettable experiences
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Date Board Price
01/10/2023 - 30/04/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) £250
01/05/2024 - 30/09/2024 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) £250
01/10/2024 - 30/04/2025 Full Board Plus (All Meals, Select Extras) £285

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Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:
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  • Single supplements may apply.
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Highlights & Activities

What's on offer whilst on this itinerary?
  • Malaria-free Big 5 game viewing
  • Resident black & white rhino
  • Award-winning Amani Spa
  • Romantic, secluded chalets
  • Game drives & nature walks
  • Stunning infinity pool & cocktail bar
  • Next door to Sun City Resort
  • Family-friendly & kid’s programme
Game drives

Game drives

Guided walking safaris

Guided walking safaris

Guided walks

Guided walks

Quad-biking

Quad-biking

Sundowners

Sundowners

Rooms at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Unwind and relax, in your own private luxury
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    Standard Room

    Commanding breathtaking views of the valley below, elegant furnishings and stylish Afro-chic du00e9cor make each of the 13 Family Suites a haven of opulent serenity. Two en suite master bedrooms with king-sized beds along with a shared lounge and patio make these rooms perfect for families and groups of friends. Shepherd Tree’s four opulent Executive Suites offer romantic seclusion and lavish finishes -perfect for couples.rnrnWarm, earthy tones and rich textures echo the surrounding African landscape and add to the peaceful ambience of the suites. The unpretentious en suite bathrooms have beautiful oval baths with superb views over the Pilanesberg. The Executive Suites also offer glorious indoor steam rooms and double outdoor showers.

    General Facilities

    From exhilarating game drives in search of the Big 5 to indulgent pampering at the award-winning Amani Spa, Shepherd’s Tree delivers everything you expect from a luxury safari lodge and more.

    Designed to blend into the natural environment, the 13 Family Suites and four secluded Executive Suites command captivating views of the valley below. A spectacular rim-flow pool provides a cool respite from the hot African sun, while the comfortable lounge and bar area offer perfectly relaxing vistas and ice cold drinks.

    Take sensory satisfaction to a new level at the deluxe spa and wellness centre. The lodge has three treatment rooms with two especially designed for couples. Shepherd’s Tree offers child minding and junior ranger programmes to ensure parents with young children can relax and have a holiday too. Join a drumming workshop or attend a talk from a local wildlife expert – there is something for everyone. For adventurers, quad biking, air-gun shooting and archery may all be enjoyed at Shepherd Tree’s sister lodge nearby, while the concierge will arrange transfers and activities at neighbouring Sun City, including golf on the championship course.

    Despite offering such a rich list of actvities, this lodge was built for relaxation. Watch Verreaux’s eagles soar high above the rocky terrain as you toast the setting sun in the stylish cocktail bar, or watch an unforgettable Tswana and Zulu traditional dance performed around a blazing fire.

    Bar

    Bar

    Beauty therapist

    Beauty therapist

    Restaurant

    Restaurant

    Secure parking

    Secure parking

    Spa

    Spa

    Swimming pool

    Swimming pool

    Wi-Fi available

    Wi-Fi available

    Dining

    Delectable Pan-African cuisine is prepared by expert chefs in the lodge’s gourmet restaurant and served indoors or under starry skies by the light of a crackling fire. The outdoor boma is the perfect place to enjoy a nightcap after your meal and share campfire tales with your fellow travellers.

    Expert Opinion

    We know because we go
    Mariam Ngoyi

    Mariam Ngoyi

    Africa Safari Expert

    An absolute favourite in Pilanesberg National Park, bringing modern designs and luxury to the bush, perfectly suited to both honeymooners and families with young children.

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