Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is situated on a concession within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park.
Safari goers here can enjoy exclusive traversing on the concession during morning and afternoon game drives, as well as being able to access and drive on all the Park's public roads too.
Guests can also participate in guided walking trails in the untouched neighbouring wilderness area.
The Pilanesberg National Park neighbours Sun City, and is less than a 2 hour drive from Johannesburg. The Park itself is centred around an extinct volcano.
It is home to over 7,000 animals including the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo), giraffe, hippo, zebra, jackal, hyena and many antelope.
There are also over 350 bird species.
Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge offers 26 standard rooms and 4 executive suites. The suites all open up to beckoning views of the distant bushveld valley. The standard rooms can also be converted into 2 bedroomed suites if required, including an adjoining private lounge area.
The magnificent main lodge provides all the necessary facilities and amenities, including a restaurant, bar, wine cellar, lounge, internet station, swimming pool and deck, and a boma, and a health & Beauty Spa, offering a range of indulgent treatments.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; tea/coffee; the Conservation Levy; and 2 daily shared safari activities are included. PLEASE NOTE: All other drinks are NOT included.
Children of any age are welcome. Rates available on request.
Guest Rating: 4.6 / 5.0 based on 5 ratings
It was overwhelming the kindness and attention to detail shown by all the staff at Shepherd's Tree Lodge. I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
Tracey and Paul at Travel Butlers were extremely helpful in understanding all our slightly unusual requests.
Our stay was absolutely fantastic at the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge. We absolutely loved it. The game drives were amazing, we saw 4 out of the Big 5 along with loads of other animals. We saw lions twice, in the Shepherd's Tree private game/conservation area only. Our ranger was Hendrick and he was brilliant, so interested and always trying to get us lots of sightings!
The resort was also truly beautiful and the staff were so welcoming and friendly. They couldn't do enough for us and nothing was a problem. I would HIGHLY recommend this resort to anyone thinking of a safari in Pilanesberg. The rooms, bed, everything, was so comfortable. The outdoor shower was great, really unique!
Thank you again for the recommendation and helping us book. We loved it!
The staff at the lodge went out of their way to make us feel really special and we were very impressed with everything. Just wish we had booked for longer.
Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge Location.
Directions For Drivers
From Johannesburg International Airport: Leave the airport and follow the signs for the R21 north to Pretoria. After approximately 45 km the R21 merges with the N1, continue on this road until you reach the junction with the N4 Toll Road. Take the N4 westbound towards Pretoria, Brits, and Rustenberg.
Continue on the N4 for approximately 55 km (past the Brits turn-off) until you reach the junction with the R556 signposted Pilanesburg/Sun City. Continue on the R556 for approximately 75 km until you reach the entrance to Sun City. Go past Sun City, and follow this road for a short while, going past the Bakubung Gate turn-off, until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and proceed along the road for approximately 12 km to the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge entrance.
From Sandton (Johannesburg): Leave Sandton on Sandton Drive heading towards William Nicol Drive. Turn right at the junction with William Nicol Drive, and contine to head North for approximately 8 km until you reach the flyover over the N1 Western Bypass.
Continue along William Nicol Drive until you reach the Monte Casino on your right, and the Fourways Mall on ahead and on your left. Turn left off William Nicol onto Cedar Road just before the Fourways Mall, and then at the T junction at the end of Cedar turn left and then first right (signposted Sun City). At the end of this road, turn right at the T-junction onto the R512.
The R512 takes you through Broederstroom and past Hartbeestpoort Dam and Kosmos. There are several T-junctions and turnings on the route, but at each one keep following the R512 signs. Shortly after Kosmos turn left at a crossroads (still signposted R512), and continue past the Elephant Sanctuary on your left. The R512 becomes the R104 - continue on this road ignoring the signs to Pilanesburg until you reach the junction with the R556.
Turn right onto the R556, and follow the directions as above.
From Sun City: From the Sun City Main Entrance, turn right. Follow this road for a short while, going past the Bakubung Gate turn-off, until you reach a T-junction. Turn right and proceed along the road for approximately 12 km to the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge entrance.
General Information For Guests
Shepherdandrsquo;s Tree Game Lodge is a lodge concession awarded by the North West Parks and Tourism Board within the existing Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The entire lodge lies in an exclusive use zone in the south-western portion of the 57,250ha, andldquo;Big 5andPrime; and malaria free Reserve.Guests enjoy 2 game drives per day, which are conducted in the morniung and evening with your game ranger.
The lodge offers an outdoor pool, spa and wellness centre.
Wi-Fi is available in public areas and and is free of charge.
All Rooms offer Air conditioning, Bar Fridge, Tea andamp; Coffee, Balcony and Hairdryer. Executive Suites offer a flat screen TV.
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