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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We were concerned if the trip could possibly live up to our huge expectations. When we arrived and the staff helped us quickly register before the game drive about to start, then we met PG, our guide, and our fears dissolved and our great adventure began. GAME DRIVES - We saw zebras, groups of elephants including young ones and a... More 

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jeanf430 Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a beautifully detailed review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. Me and my staff appreciates this immensely. It makes us very happy that our guests left satisfied and also that we could be a part of your "trip of a Lifetime". We set very high standards for ourselves,... More 

Dubai
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19 reviews
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Reviewed 3 June 2016

Amazing lodge over looking the reserve. Staff very friendly and helpful. Game driver very knowledgeable. Our room had a great view, very private and quiet, with the most comfortable bed, every thing you need is there. The food was very good.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Maria Thank you very much for this positive review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. We are delighted to know that you found our staff, rooms and food to be up to standard and comfortable, and that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope you visit us again in the near future. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team More 

johannesburg
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Reviewed 2 June 2016

Such attention to detail. The staff could not have been more attentive and kind. Nothing was too much trouble. We are great bush people and holiday often in the South African bush - this lodge's staff stand out in terms of their care for their guests. The food was also excellent. We look forward to going back one day!! Thank... More 

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear calebjoburg Thank you for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge, I have to wholeheartedly agree that our staff is indeed our greatest asset, as none of this would even be possible without them. It is always good to learn that you were well taken care off and also that you enjoyed our food offerings. Once a gain thank... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Best location , decor, open to sky shower, great place for night parties with African theme, the chef was nice to make vegetarian food for us on demand, and safari if u lucky we spotted 13 lions together

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear icyadi Thank you very much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. Me and my team really appreciates this. It is wonderful to know you enjoyed your stay with us and you were taken care of in terms of the vegetarian dishes and safaris. We are hoping to welcome you back sometime in the future. Kind Regards The... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Location - Bushveld. Game reserve. Pilanesberg is an excellent option for game viewing, bird watching and overall enjoyment of nature. Shepherd's Tree is right where you want to be if you want to experience a game park in all its glory. Lodge - Shepherd's tree has it all: superb rooms with a view on the bush, as neat and well... More 

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Deon L Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge. Me and my team appreciates this immensely. We try very hard to satisfy our guests every need and receiving detailed reviews such as yours let us know that we are on the right track. It is very satisfying to know our guests leave here... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

I could write paragraphs about how good the place, staff and general service is. A 5 star experience with a authentic South African wildlife feel. The guides have a wealth of knowledge and passion for what they do. Very professional. The reception, catering staff, cleaners and general management are at the highest level. The rooms are immaculate, and ours (even... More 

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 1Findog You are most welcome, and thank you very much for your valuable feedback. Me and my staff appreciates this immensely. It makes us happy to know our guests enjoyed their stay with us and we hope you visit again some time in the future. Kind Regards The Shepherds Tree Team More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

We celebrated an anniversary and stayed over a weekend. The decor and rooms are excellent. The service is really good as all the staff are trying to ensure you have a good time. The room rate includes all meals and two game drives which is good value. The food was average though as I expected more from a five star... More 

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Minesh Thank you very much for your review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our staff, rooms and service to be really to your satisfaction. We take to heart your comments regarding the food and will try and find ways to improve on this so we can cater... More 

Stockholm County, Sweden
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3 reviews
Reviewed 14 May 2016

Fantastic hotel! Very good food. Excellent room. The best driver you can imagine, Jason. Top drive that doesn't take as many passengers. Would have liked to stay there for weeks. Recommend this accommodation warm.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Anneli Thank you very much for this review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It makes me and my team extremely happy to receive positive reviews such as this one, and to know our guests enjoyed their experience with us. I will convey your sentiments through to Jason as well. Hope we see you again soon.☺ Kind Regards The Shepherds... More 

Klerksdorp, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 9 May 2016

What an amazing lodge, loved it. The staff where friendly and very helpful. The food was outstanding. We where fortunate enough to have some interesting sighting on our game drives and got to see the big 5. Would recommend the lodge to family and friends.

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Helen T Thank you so much for this positive review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is wonderful to know the staff excelled in their levels of service and you found the food to be outstanding. We hope you visit us again sometime in future. Kind Regards The Shepherdst Tree Team More 

New York
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

We had a great expirence on our first Safari. The service at the lodge was very good and everyone was willing to help. The food was very good, including some new local things i have never tried. Our tour guide Darryn was very good. He provide a lot of interesting information. Im glad we went with shepherds Tree. I would... More 

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Johan E, General Manager at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Nosedive225 It is wonderful receiving reviews such as yours. We are delighted to know that this was a great start to your vacation, and you enjoyed our food offering and local dishes. You'll be happy to know that we are now operating on a brand new "Optic Fibre" wifi, and it is now as close to perfect as can... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Skirting the northern slopes of an amphitheatre within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve lies Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, the lodge enjoys unrestricted vistas of the wilderness area of this big 5 wildlife sanctuary. Sweeping patios and sun decks adjoin the generous guest entertainment areas and rim-flow swimming pool. A gourmet restaurant, open entertainment decks, cigar lounge and gift gallery are amongst some of the facilities that discerning guests will find during their African safari. The lodge also includes a conference facility and Amani Spa. Attention to detail extends beyond the pleasure of your hosts, and is perhaps only rivaled by the contemporary cuisine, freshly prepared by dedicated chefs. Shepherd’s Tree features 13 double and 4 executive suites accommodating a maximum of 60 guests. Absolute privacy is ensures through the linear positioning of the suites along an elevated contour line, and providing panoramic vistas of the reserve. Each chalet features full en-suite bathrooms, tea and coffee making facilities, mini bar and safe. Whilst some of our guests will find proximity to the Sun City complex appealing, most of our guests are at Shepherd’s Tree for the thrill and excitement of big game viewing from the comfort of our custom built game viewers. Qualified and experienced guides are tasked with the pleasure of interpreting the sights and sounds of this vast wildlife sanctuary. The reserve is home to the big 5 and cheetah, wild dogs and hippo. Guests are encouraged to join their guide and host on 2 daily safaris, designed around optimal game activity periods, these occur in the early morning and in the late afternoon and evening, the afternoon safari is punctuated by a sundowner stop before continuing into the night with the use of a powerful spotlight. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve | Sun City, Pilanesberg National Park 316, South Africa
Region: South Africa > North-West Province > Pilanesberg National Park
Price Range: RM1,894 - RM4,575 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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“We stayed in an Executive Suite (number 28) and I can't imagine that there's a room better than the one we stayed in. ”
 of 5 bubbles jennifersO1921YF, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 15 and 16 have the best views according to the shuttle driver. We were in 5, a lower down one and the views were great. ”
 of 5 bubbles O7325HPmartinl, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“water is not supplied in the evenings next to the bed”
 of 5 bubbles lynnmurg, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Exec suite 28 is the best of the exec suites. Rooms 15 & 16 are great as well!”
 of 5 bubbles JanineJaco, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Very pleasant rooms. We enjoyed the walk from the rooms in the mornings and back after dinner at night. Some might find the rooms a bit far from reception, but the staff are more than happy to ferry one to the room on a golf cart.”
 of 5 bubbles Ian4x4, 20 Sep 2016 | Read review
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