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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am posting this on my way to the airport from the Lodge. We stayed here for 4 days, booked 3 rooms and had a wonderful experience. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. Housekeeping was excellent and discreet. Only area for consideration was perhaps a shower hose for the indoor bath tub as the outdoor shower can get a... More 

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Wetherby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful location, accommodation and hospitality. Fab food, varied wine list and welcoming, friendly service. Thanks to everyone here for my amazing birthday visit. I thought safari was a once in a lifetime thing; now I think I want to come back.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The entire experience, the staff and the lodge was something that I have really never experienced to this level. The rooms were unbelievable, the food was stunning and the staff were like friends, friends that ensure every dream, need and care is catered for. Thank You Shepherds Tree, will be back soon!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This weekend was our first trip to a game lodge with our two children (aged 7 and 8), and to call the entire experience sublime would be an understatement. The food was beyond excellent and the facilities and rooms exceeded expectations. Our game ranger was incredibly knowledgeable and managed to position us perfectly every time theres was something extraordinary to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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The facilities and surroundings were beautiful-- in the reserve, gorgeous rooms, beautiful views, and even an outdoors shower with total privacy. Our game drives were wonderful. Our guide found everything, and had a wealth of knowledge both about the animals in general and their history and behavior in the park. The food-- gourmet. We were most happy with our expereince... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a splendid time in Shepherds Lodge. The room was huge and very modern with a fantastic view into the game reserve. The staff was very welcoming and friendly and always helped us. The Spa has a very good quality and the pool has a terrific view into the game reserve.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a really special stay. In an industry with generally good service, this team really stood out as incredibly warm, friendly and welcoming. The facilities are excellent with special views of the African bush and the gorgeous Pilanesberg mountains.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was good, with super friendly staff. Service at times was a bit slow, but the delicious food made up for it. game viewing was a bit disappointing, but we did manage to see a Leopard up close and a brown hyena.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the from the moment we checked in to the minute we left we were made to feel really special. The staff at Lodge seemed to really enjoy looking after us, Oupa, and in particular the cart driver who escorted us to and from our rooms in the mornings were extra special.Our game ranger Meri was a diamond. Nothing was... More 

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

Dear 615wayne Thank you so much for taking the time to review our property. It is always very rewarding for me and my team to receive positive feedback and to know we met our guests expectations. I will convey your positive thoughts to Meri who looked after you on game drive as well. We hope you afford us another visit... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

On 8 October we got married at STL & it was truly our dream bush wedding. It was the perfect place to begin our next adventure. Every single person in the Shepherds Tree team impressed us so very much & they were all superstars.They didn't let us down. We received SO many compliments on the food, service and venue and... More 

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Dear JanineJaco Thank you so much for this wonderful review of Shepherds Tree Game Lodge. It is very rewarding for me and my team to receive feedback such as this, and to know all our efforts on your special day was appreciated. From me and my team, we would like to wish you a very long and prosperous marriage, and... 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: £337 - £794 (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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