Guests per Safari Vehicle
Situated within its own exclusive-use zone in the South-West of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve – the Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge offers you your own slice of this 57,000-hectare park. While its own concession, the area still offers you all the wonders of the Pilanesberg including the magnificent Big 5, and incredible views of the distant bushveld amphitheatre. To top it off – the entire park is a malaria-free area.
The lodge has a welcoming atmosphere and offers a relaxed social environment for guests, as well as a variety of activities on offer. There are two daily game drives available to guests which extend outside of the concession and into more of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve wilderness area. Taking place in both the early mornings and evenings, each drive is around three-to-four hours long and includes either an early morning coffee stop, or a safari sundowner.
The Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge splendid 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.
Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge offers commanding views of the distant bushveld amphitheatre and is superbly positioned adjacent to the Pilanesberg Game Reserve's Wilderness Area, thus offering the opportunity of walking trails in this untouched environment.
Facilities include a gourmet restaurant 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 overlook a spectacular rim-flow swimming pool.
Attractions include a bar on the premises, bird Watching, braai/barbecue and game viewing.
Spa: An award-winning health and beauty spa offers heavenly pampering in two couples treatment rooms and a single treatment room.
Conference Venues: Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge has included a dedicated state-of-the-art conference facilities and functions centre. The facility provides for several layouts and the classroom-type layout makes provision for at most 70 delegates.
Next door to the famous leisure and entertainment resort of Sun City, is the Pilanesberg National Park. It may not be very large (550km²) compared to Kruger or some of the other great African parks, but it has a real wilderness feel to it and most of the big animals you could wish to see. It lies amongst the only significant hills in the area which rise skywards out of the flat highveld plain. This massif is a 1,200 million-year-old volcanic relic of four concentric mountain rings.
The Pilanesberg is the highest peak towering 600 metres above Mankwe Lake, which sits in the heart of the ancient volcano. The volcano's circular bowl was recognised as being the perfect situation for a national park with its tall sides creating natural boundaries. The area was farmed until 1979 until Operation Genesis was launched to rehabilitate the land and stock it with game. This was one of the most imaginative game-stocking enterprises ever undertaken and the Pilanesberg became a great success story.
This park is home to good populations of a whole range of Africa's game, including the 'Big Five'; elephants, black and white rhinoceros, buffaloes, lions and leopards and you will also see giraffes, zebras, hippos and a wide variety of antelopes including the very attractive sable, eland, kudu and gemsbok. There are also cheetahs and hyenas and jackal. Birdlife is good with over 300 species and bird lovers will be interested in the huge stroll-through aviary at the Manyane gate. Also in this area is a 'vulture restaurant' - created to help save the shy and endangered Cape vulture from regional extinction.
All ages welcome
22 Standard Suites*
4 Executive Suites
*The Standard Suites can be converted into a Family Room with an interleading lounge area
All ages welcome
Pilanesberg International Airport
2.5 hours from Johannesburg, OR Tambo
aha Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge, Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa
All ages welcome