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Shepherd's Tree Lodge in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

  • Grading: Five Star

Address: Pilanesberg Game Reserve, North West Province, South Africa.

Number of suites: 17 • Bed capacity: 60

Number of standard rooms: 26 • Bed capacity: 52

Children of all ages are welcome


Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is situated in the south-western portion of Pilanesberg Game Reserve (also known as Pilanesberg National Park). The Lodge has its own gate off the R565 as point of entry.

Pilanesberg hosts the Big 5 amongst many other mammals and bird species. Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge has a five star grading from the Tourism Grading Council (TGCSA). It is situated in the North West Province and is in a malaria free area close to Sun City and about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg.


Rates vary depending on your lodge selection, the time of year and specials available. Please contact us for the most up to date rates for this specific lodge.


A lodge may offer special or discounted rates from time to time. Please enquire.
Special rates exclude peak periods, public holidays and long-weekends - and are subject to availability.

Rate Inclusions

Accommodation, all meals, teas & snacks and 2 daily game drives.

Rate Exclusions

The conservation levy, reserve entrance fees, all drinks and purchases of a personal nature.
The lodge reserves the right to restrict one night weekend or peak period bookings.


  • Single supplement - add 50% of the per person sharing rate for standard & family rooms
  • Children under the age of 12 years - 50% of the standard room per person sharing rate when sharing with two adults in the executive suites or with 4 adults in the family suites. Children would then be accommodated on a sleeper couch.
  • 26 Standard Rooms
  • 13 Family Suites (accommodating 4 persons each)
  • 4 Executive Suites (accommodating 2 adults each)
  • The rates are subject to change without prior notice.

Suite Accommodation

Suite accommodation consists of 60 beds presented in 13 family suites and 4 executive suites.

Each suite features:

  • King size 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

The family suites offer two en-suite master bedrooms with a shared lounge and patio. The family suites can also be configured in such a way as to offer a luxury suite option as well as a standard room option.

The executive suites offer one en-suite master bedroom with a lounge and patio. In addition, guests can savour an indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower.

Lodge Features

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 reception is situated adjacent to the curio shop and business centre.
  • A gourmet restaurant and outdoor boma serve the most delectable cuisines.
  • A casual lounge and bar provide magnificent vistas of the impressive landscape.
  • A spacious entertainment deck with outdoor cocktail bar overlooking a spectacular pool.
  • Award-winning health & beauty spa for heavenly pampering in couple or single treatment rooms.
  • A conference centre is fully equipped to ensure that conferences, functions and events are handled seamlessly and provide for a maximum of 70 delegates.
  • A small business centre caters for all your telecommunication needs.


  • Children of all ages are welcome
  • Children under the age of 6 are accommodated on safari by means of a 'bush bumble'
  • Children under the age of 6 are not allowed on normal game drives and children between the ages of 6 and 12 only allowed at the discretion of the game ranger
  • Baby sitting can be arranged at the lodge at an additional charge

About Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

The lodge offers commanding views of the distant bushveld amphitheatre and is superbly positioned adjacent to a Wilderness Area offering the opportunity of walking trails in an untouched environment.


Shepherd's Tree has a dedicated state-of-the-art conference and functions centre. he facility provides for a several layouts and the classroom-type layout makes provision for at most 70 delegates.


  • A host of nature & safari activities are on offer in Pilanesberg and in our private exclusive use area.
  • Game drives - the lodge offers dedicated game rangers with open game viewing vehicles.
  • Game walks - experienced trail rangers will lead you on unforgettable trails through the wilderness.
  • Numerous incentive activities both within the reserve and the surrounding area.


Access to Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge is off the R565 at the Lodge gate.
GPS co-ordinates: 25°18'08.57"S, 26°58'56.25"E.
It is about 2 hours drive from Johannesburg.


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