Shepherds Tree Game Lodge

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Hotel Type:
Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure, Game Lodge, Malaria Free, Big Five
Address:
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
North West Province
South Africa
Single Rate for Today: R3280.00 Book Now

Overview

The Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is situated with the Pilanesberg Game Reserve of South Africa's North West Province. In an exclusive section of Pilanesberg, Shepherd's Tree offers exclusive accommodation and safari experiences.

Shepherd's Tree offers guests privacy and luxury within the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve while a stunning restaurant, lounge, bar and swimming pool are located on site to keep guests entertained, well fed amd relaxed.

Accommodation at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge consists of a main lodge with standard rooms and a number of family suites as well as spacious executive suites. All suites also feature a small kitchenette for guest convenience.

The suites at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge nestle around the main lodge, which is accessed by both road and foot-paths. The ideal placement and design of each suite ensures privacy and provides spectacular views of the surrounding untamed bushveld.

Facilities at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, South Africa

The main lodge at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park offers the following features:

  • gourmet restaurant
  • cocktail bar
  • casual lounge
  • outdoor boma
  • large entertainment deck with rim-flow swimming pool
  • conference centre
  • business centre 

Activities offered at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, North West Province
 
Guests staying at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge have the opportunity to participate in the nature and safari activities in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, which consists of an exclusive use area.  Exciting game drives and walks provide guests with the opportunity of close encounters with Africa's wildlife including lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo.

Services

Check In and Check Out Times

  • Check In: 14:00
  • Check Out: 10:00

General Services

  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Game drive safaris
  • Housekeeping service
  • Kid's entertainment
  • Luggage storage
  • Massage treatments
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wake-up call
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Children Policy

  • Children at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park 

    • Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide
    • Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on safari and, where possible, a kiddies safari will be arranged between normal safari times
    • Babysitting can be arrange at the lodge at an additional charge

Room Types

Standard Room: 13 rooms

shepherds tree game lodge standard room

The five star Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa, can accommodate a total of 60 guests, the lodge has a total of 30 rooms:

  • 26 Standard Rooms
  • 4 Executive Suites

The Standard Rooms at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests sharing.  From the main lodge, the Standard Rooms can be reached by both road and foot-paths.

Room facilities at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge:

  • King sized beds
  • Full en-suite bathroom and outside shower
  • Espresso machine and tea & coffee making facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Patio
  • DSTV
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini bar
  • Internet access
  • Mini safe

Today's Rate

Single Room: R3280.00

Double Room: R4370.00

Family Suite: 13 rooms

shepherds tree game lodge family suite

The Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge can accommodate families in a total of 13 family suites which are 132 square meters in size.  These can be accessed by both road and foot-paths.

The location of each room and their design provide the best possible views while ensuring privacy.  Contemporary architecture and interior design mark the suites at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge.  Every suite features highest quality equipment with plasma screen TVs.

Room facilities at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge:

  • King sized beds
  • Full en-suite bathroom and outside shower
  • Espresso machine and tea & coffee making facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Patio
  • DSTV
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini bar
  • Internet access
  • Mini safe

Today's Rate

Single Room: R9350.00

Double Room: R9350.00

Executive Suite: 4 rooms

shepherds tree game lodge executive suite

The four spacious Executive Suites at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge are 86 square meters in size.  These are located around the main lodge that is accessed by both road and foot-paths.

Placement and design of the Executive Suites ensure privacy and beautiful views of the expansive bushveld amphitheatre.  Contemporary architecture and interior design are characteristics of these luxurious suites at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge. The suites feature highest quality equipment with plasma screen TVs.

Room facilities at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge:

  • King sized beds
  • Full en-suite bathroom and outside shower
  • Espresso machine and tea & coffee making facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Patio
  • DSTV
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini bar
  • Internet access
  • Mini safe

Today's Rate

Single Room: R5460.00

Double Room: R5460.00

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Housekeeping
  • In room safe
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini bar
  • Outside Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Terrace
  • TV

Hotel Restaurants

Dining at the Shepherds Tree Game Lodge

The elegant restaurant and outdoor boma at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge serve the most delicious cuisines. A casual lounge and cigar bar, and a spacious open and covered entertainment deck overlook the rim-flow swimming pool at the lodge.

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Sun City Hotels & Pilanesberg, North West Province, South Africa

Hotel Spa

The Spa

The Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park features a health and beauty spa.  At this tranquil retreat guests may choose from a variety of different spa treatments for ultimate relaxation and enjoyment.

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Activities / Sports and Leisure

Swimming

The Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge features an outdoor rim-flow swimming pool which is surrounded by a sun deck with lounge chairs.
 

Spa treatments

The Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park features a health and beauty spa.  At this tranquil retreat guests may choose from a variety of different spa treatments for ultimate relaxation and enjoyment.

visit to the Sun City Resort

The world famous Sun City Resort is only a short drive away from the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg.  Transfers to and from the Sun City Resort, Casino & Entertainment Centre are available.

Sun City attractions:

  • Sun City Casino & Entertainment Centre
  • The Palace of the Lost City Hotel
  • Cascades Hotel
  • Sun City Hotel
  • Cabanas Hotel
  • Valley of Waves: water park
  • Health & Beauty Spa
  • Gary Player Golf Course
  • Lost City Golf Course
  • Bird Aviary
  • Farmyard animals
  • Kamp Kwena

Elephant Back Safaris

Elephant Back Safari: An Age Old Concept - A New Adventure

Pick up from the Gametrackers Outdoor Adventures desk located at the Welcome Centre. Transfer to "The Elephant Wallow" will be approximately 20 minutes through the Letsatsing Game Reserve giving guests an opportunity to view game along the way.

On arrival, welcome drinks are served and guests are given an introductory talk and introduced to the elephants and their handlers. The elephants are then saddled and the safari commences.

After approximately an hour on elephant back guests return to "The Elephant Wallow" for light snacks. Guests are returned to the Welcome Centre, Sun City.

  • Duration: approximately 2-3 hours
  • Maximum 10 people – children under 5 years can unfortunately not participate
  • Pick up and drop off is the Welcome Centre at the Sun City Resort

Sunrise Elephant Back Safari

Pick Up: 06.00 AM summer 1 Sept – 30 April
Pick Up: 08.00 AM winter 1 May – 31 August

Mid Morning Elephant Back Safari

Pick Up: 08.00 AM summer 1 Sept – 30 April
Pick Up: 10.00 AM winter 1 May – 31 August

Sunset Elephant Back Safari

Pick Up: 15.30 summer 1 Sept – 30 April
Pick Up: 15.30 winter 1 May – 31 August

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Hot Air Balloon Safaris in the Pilanesberg National Park

The Hot Air Balloon Safaris are offered every morning, depending on the weather and number of passengers.  Guest are collected from the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge and are taken into the park to meet with the balloon crew.

The flight is approximately an hour in duration and on landing sparkling wine is served. A leisurely game drive is then taken through the park to a game lodge where breakfast is served, after which guest are returned to Shepherd's Tree.

  • Duration: 1hr flight, +/- 4 hrs in total
  • Booking is essential
  • a minimum number of guests are required to conduct a flight

Flights are early in the morning and you will need to allow some 4 hours for the full activity which includes the following:

  • Early morning collection from your hotel by safari vehicle
  • Launch of the balloon from the centre of Pilanesberg National Park
  • An hour drifting serenely over the Park
  • A sparkling wine celebration on landing, a time-honoured tradition in ballooning
  • A Full English breakfast at a Game Lodge
  • A First Flight certificate signed by your Pilot
  • Return transfer to your hotel / game lodge

Terms and Conditions: Hot Air Balloon Safaris:

  • 1 hour flight: Minimum 8 passengers / Maximum 60 pax (1 hour flight)
  • 30 minute flight: Minimum 20 / Maximum 120 pax (½ hour flight)
  • Children under the age of 12 can unfortunately not participate
  • Subject to availability of balloons
  • Full prepayment is required before the flight takes place

Game drives

Wildlife at the Pilanesberg National Park: malaria free and home to the 'Big Five'

The Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg offers game drives all year round, either in the early morning or late afternoon.

Besides the 'Big Five', guests have the chance to encounter the nocturnal brown hyena, cheetah, hippo, crocodile and even sable. The Pilanesberg mountains offer guests sightings of a wide diversity of animal and plant life including 360 species of birds, the 'Big Five' and almost every type of animal found in Southern Africa.

The Pilanesberg National Park lies within the transition zone between the dry Kalahari and wetter Lowveld vegetation, commonly referred to as "Bushveld". Unlike any other large national parks in South Africa, unique overlaps of mammals, birds and vegetation occur because of this transition zone.

Springbok, brown hyena, the red eyed bulbul, and camel thorn trees usually home in arid areas are found cohabiting with moist-area-limited impala, black eyed bulbul and Cape chestnut trees.  Wildlife includes lions, elephants, white and black rhinos, buffaloes, leopards, zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos and crocodiles.

Bird watching

The bird life diversity in the Pilanesberg National Park is excellent. Whilst some birds are migrants, many are permanent inhabitants. Their food sources vary with some eating carrion or live prey, while others eat seeds, fruit or tiny water organisms.

Birding habitats in the Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa, include rocky ridges, hill slopes, grasslands, woodlands, dams with connecting streams, and a vlei adjoining one of the dams.

The hill slopes are home to Pied Babbler, Sabota Lark, Rufousnaped Lark, Little Bee-eater and Whitefronted Bee-eater.  In the grasslands and savannas Lilacbreasted Roller, Purple Roller, Ostrich, Secretarybird, Pale Chanting Goshawk and Longtailed Shrike can be found. Kori Bustard, Whitewinged Korhaan and Redcrested Korhaan are also common here.

The woodland thickets support Redbilled Hornbill, Southern Yellowbilled Hornbill, Grey Hornbill, Greenspotted Dove, Marico Flycatcher, Goldenbreasted Bunting, Violeteared Waxbill and Blue Waxbill.

Many west-east species pairs occur in the Pilanesberg National Park such as the Whitebacked Mousebird and Speckled Mousebird, Ashy Tit and Southern Black Tit, Pied Babbler and Arrowmarked Babbler, Redeyed Bulbul and Blackeyed Bulbul, Kalahari Robin and Whitebrowed Robin, and Shafttailed Whydah and Pintailed Whydah.

Conferences and Events

Conference centre

The conference centre at th Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park is fully equipped to ensure that conferences, functions and events are a great success.

The seating layout provides for a maximum of 70 delegates.  The small business centre at the Lodge caters for all telecommunication needs.

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Facilities

Facilities Available

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Boma
  • Business Centre
  • Cigar bar
  • Conference venue
  • Lounge
  • Nearby Casino
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

Shepherds Tree Game Lodge Specials & Packages

Directions

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: -25.301545
Longitude: 26.980776

Directions

The recommended route to the five star Shepherds Tree Game Lodge follows the N4 west before turning north onto the R556 while following the Pilanesberg signs.

Continue past Sun City entrance and Bakubung Gate turn-off and proceed to the 4-way stop. Turn right onto the R565 and proceed for 12 km to the Shepherds Tree Game Lodge entrance.

Parking

Parking

On site parking facilities are provided for guests.

Reviews

Submitted By: (02 July 2013)

Rating: Excellent

Submitted By: (01 June 2013)

Rating: Very Good

Submitted By: (19 April 2013)

Rating: Very Good

Submitted By: (17 February 2013)

Rating: Good

Submitted By: (22 December 2012)

Rating: Excellent

Submitted By: (28 August 2012)

Rating: Excellent

I liked my stay at Shephards Tree, I really enjoyed the walking trails in this untouched environment,

I also had a great dinner in the Boma and enjoyed mingling with the other guests.

Submitted By: (22 June 2012)

Rating: Excellent

Walking trails in this untouched environment are available for safaris on foot which was an unforgettable experience at Sheperds Tree.

At this lodge I enjoyed their uncompromising commitment to true quality, luxury and superlative standards. I had a great time & will definately return.

Accreditations

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