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Shepherds 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, Big 5 and malaria free Reserve. The magnificent main lodge acts as a central gathering point and social environment for all guests as well as the point from which all the activities depart and return .

The featured architecture and interior design are the hallmark of the whole lodge, and flawless finishes leave no detail overlooked. The lodge offers commanding views of the distant bushveld amphitheatre and is superbly positioned adjacent to the Pilanesberg Game Reserves Wilderness Area, thus offering the opportunity of walking trails in this untouched environment. Guests can enjoy 2 game drives daily which are conducted in the Pilanesberg during the morning and evening when you are guided by your game ranger in an open 10 seater game viewing vehicle. The game drives will take between three and four hours, with a sundowners stop at sunset and a coffee stop in the morning.

Shepherd`s Tree Game Lodge is situated in the North West Province and is in a malaria free area close to Sun City and is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg.
- Located on its own private concession
- Wi-Fi Internet is available
- 2 game drives in big 5 game reserve

Accommodation at Shepherd`s Tree Game Lodge:
The Standard room features an en suite bathroom with a patio overlooking the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The Standard Rooms comprises a main bedroom with ensuite bathroom and outdoor shower. The Standard Rooms can be combined to create a family room option, which comprises of 2 sleeper couches, a covered patio as well as a flat screen television with limited dstv channels.

Room Features:
- Air Conditioning
- Balcony
- Bar Fridge
- Hairdryer Tea & Coffee

The Executive Suites offer an en-suite master bedroom with an en suite indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower. The units each have a lounge which has has a flat screen television with selected DSTV channels. The lounge leads out onto a patio that overlooks the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Room Features:
- Air Conditioning
- Balcony
- Bar Fridge
- Hairdryer
- Tea & Coffee
- Flat screen tv

- Johannesburg 205km (travel time 2hrs),
- Pretoria 155km (travel time 1.5hrs),
- Johannesburgs Oliver Tambo International Airport 222km (travel time 2.5hrs),
- Gaborone 175km (travel time 2hrs).

Conferences and Functions:
Shepherds Tree has included a dedicated state-of-the-art conference and functions centre among its facilities. Please enquire into the availability of all necessary equipment before concluding your conference or function planning.

The facility provides for several layouts and the classroom-type layout makes provision for at most 70 delegates.

If the idea of another routine game lodge experience raises little more than a sigh, then this is just the answer for you.

Health and Beauty Spa:
The lodge has already won its first prestigious award the coveted Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Safari Spa of 2010 Award in South Africa!

The spectacular spa is sure to create magical moments and turn them into special memories.

Relax, unwind and take yourself on a pamper escape you`ll never forget.
A truly African experience, the Amani Spa at Shepherds Tree Game Lodge is the ultimate escape for pure self-indulgence. A banquet for the soul and senses using our unique Spa product brand, Africology, made from the purest of ingredients, free from artificial preservatives, colouring & fragrances. Relax in the lap of luxury and enjoy our pampering Holistic Body, Skin and Beauty Rituals designed to revitalise and restore the balance & harmony to your body, mind & soul. You are guaranteed to walk out glowing from the inside out!

The spa offers 3 private treatment rooms, 2 of which cater for couples, and one of which includes a stunning hydrotherapy bath. All the rooms look directly into the surrounding bushveld for an absorbing experience.
The spa is operated by Amani African Spas.

Amani`s philosophy is to create the ultimate African Safari Spa experience that is pampering, unique and memorable. We aim to create an enchanting ambience of absolute tranquillity that reflects the soul of Africa with its natural elements & textures, a majestic treatment setting where every detail has been considered, with a sense of space and an air of relaxation where one can indulge in our Holistic Body, Skin & Beauty Rituals. Uuniquely designed to relax the spirit, harmonise the body, preserve youthfulness and enhance health and vitality.

Health and Climate:

The North West Province has a fantastic climate and assures almost year-round sunshine, with sporadic thundershowers cooling the summer afternoons.

Pilanesberg lies at an altitude of 1043m on latitude 25º20' South and longitude of 27º10' East. This region is characteristic of quintessential Africa and forms part of the southern Kalahari semi-desert with average temperatures lingering around 28ºC. Summer temperatures reach an average daily maximum of about 31ºC and an average daily minimum of 18 ºC.

The dry winter season lasts from April to September and weather is generally pleasant during with clear skies and warm days but cold nights, particularly in the mid-winter months of June to August. Winter experiences average daily maximum temperature of 23ºC dropping to an average daily minimum of 3ºC at night.

It rains in the summer months of October to March, with thunder and lightning showers principally between December and February. The winter is the finest time for game viewing when the foliage dies back. The animals are more visible and the lack of naturally occurring water concentrates the animals around permanent waterholes.

Pilanesberg is also a malaria free area.

Rooms and Units Available:

Executive Suites
Amount of similar units: 4
Sleeps 2 Adults

Family Suites
Rates include all meals, teas and snacks and two daily safari activities
Sleeps 4 Adults

Standard Rooms
Amount of similar units: 26
Sleeps 2 Adults

Facilities & Services available:

Children under 12
Honeymoon Couples
Babysitting Service
Laundry Service
Conference facilities
Wedding facilities
Team Building
Dining room
Cots available
Curio Shop
Fax & Photocopy Machine
Internet Access
Parking (off-street - open)
Swimming Pool

Cancellation Policy:

1. A non-refundable deposit of 20% is required within 7 days. Full payment of the balance is due 30 days prior to guest/s arrival, unless the
booking is made within 30 days of travel, in which case full prepayment will be required immediately
2. Bookings cancelled or amended 60 to 30 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of total accommodation amount
3. Bookings cancelled or amended 29 to 15 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee equal to 75% of total accommodation amount
4. Bookings cancelled or amended 14 to 0 days prior to arrival will incur a cancellation fee equal to 90% of total accommodation amount


The recommended route 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.

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  • Accommodation Type: Game Lodge
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM