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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

What a beautiful location on the edge of Pilanesberg Game Reserve. A comfortable 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, depending on traffic, this is a good safari experience for those who want a long weekend away and most guests appeared to stay for 2-4 nights. For the location, aesthetic of the Lodge and rooms I would like to award 4 stars but...

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Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked a 2 night stay at Shepherd's Tree in a standard room and I can honestly say that there was nothing standard about it. From the massive bed to the incredible bath and outdoor shower (which was such an experience!), it was perfect. I couldn't imagine what the executive suite would be like if this was what 'standard' was....

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The location is stunning with each room looking across the bush to the mountains. We just missed the elephants at the wallow on arrival but the warm greeting made up for it. The lodge is extremely well managed with fantastic staff and delicious food! Highly recommended

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Let me talk about the terrible parts first. I've requested for 3 rooms R4,250 = R12,750 and provided credit card(terminated later to avoid fraud). However, reservationist, Tebogo, mistakenly charged me at R17,000 since Mar 3rd and sent apologized email with commitment to refund. Before checking in, my boss sent request to cancel with proof that he was terribly sick and...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible to say the least. The staff at Shepherds Lodge are without a doubt the very best. The room was amazing, food was wholesome and delicious. We could only stay one night, but it felt like we had a full weekend away. On return to our room after dinner, we were surprised with a bottle of champagne and candles which...

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Thank meganspedding
Sandton, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was amazing and so was the facilities and game drive. The only negative would be the dinner which was not good at all. My overall stay was excellent and I would highly recommend this lodge. The standard room was amazing, beyond words!!!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a lovely lunch, game drive and great dinner it was all ruined by our room not having hot water. The outdoor shower and massive bath are a key selling point and unfortunately we were not able to use these. We asked reception for help and they said they could only help in the morning, we also asked to see...

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Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Lodge, very peaceful, spacious room- the outdoor shower is awesome -the stuff is great my husband had a birthday and they organized us a private dinner and a lovely cake which arrived with the whole stuff singing and then many more surprises in the room- unforgettable!!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we only had a one night stay due to obligations, we were thoroughly spoilt at this lovely lodge. The food was exceptional and the service was excellent throughout the lodge. Our Game Ranger was informed about all aspects of the Pilanesberg National Park and went out of his way to give us the best experience in the bush. The...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well-run hotel and game lodge. Incredibly polite and welcoming staff, very knowledgeable game ranger (PJ). The rooms are amazing, making you feel very close to nature. The outdoor shower was sensational. The warm towels after every game drive and welcome drink in the evenings was always appreciated. Nice wine list in the restaurant (well-priced) and a fantastic granola...

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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: ₹ 27,149 - ₹ 83,323 (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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“Executive room”
meganspedding, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“No place to put your luggage on. Carts are servicing the guests between rooms and main buildings, very efficient and easy.”
fufb, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you can request close to the main dining area if you are elderly.”
Zimbo66, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“One that has teas and coffees replaced and cleans the cigarette buts outside the rooms from previous guests.”
connelanw, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I had room 19 which I would recommend but I don't know about others but they all seem orientated in a similar fashion”
, 16 Mar 2017 | Read review
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