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"Shepherds Tree Game Lodge - Bush Service Specialists"

Situated in the North West Province of South Africa, the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve is only a 2-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The reserve has a wonderland of Savannah plains and extensive fauna and flora.

The five star rated Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is nestled in the south-western part of the Pilanesberg National Park. The interior design and perfect finishes of the main lodge, which is the central meeting point for all activities, echoe thoughout the lodge’s facilities.


The lodge has 26 standard rooms, 13 family suites (hosting 4 guests each), and 4 executive suites (hosting 2 adults each). The family and executive suites each feature a full en-suite bathroom and outside shower, king size beds, air conditioning, a patio, a kitchenette, an expresso machine and tea/coffee making facility, a mini bar, internet access, DSTV and a safe.


The reserve is home to the Big Five, several other wildlife species, and a diverse range of bird species. This results in exciting game drives (African safaris) especially with the lodge’s highly trained rangers sharing their experiences and knowledge throughout the drives.

  • Gourmet restaurant
  • Curio shop
  • Outdoor boma
  • Casual lounge and bar
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Business centre
  • Conference centre
  • Spa
  • Game drives (African safaris)
  • Bush walks

Shepherd's Tree has very as very well equiped conference centre. Please contact us for more information.

Child Policy
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • Children younger than 6 years old are not permitted on the game drves, however, there is a specal safari drive for them called the ‘bush bumble’.
  • Children between the ages of 6 and 12 are only permitted on the normal game drives at the discretion of the ranger.
  • Baby-sitting facilities are available for the guests’ convenience.
Specials at Shepherds Tree Game Lodge

The lodge offers specials from time to time. Please visit our specials page for more information.

Rates, inclusions & exclusions - Shepherds Tree Game Lodge

Due to the frequency of rates changing, we do not publish official rates on this website. Luxury Safaris range in a variety of prices and, as an indication of what to expect, one can pay anywhere from R2 000 to R20 000 per person per night sharing and more, depending on the choice of accommodation, season, specials and other determining factors. For the most up to date rates, please contact us.

  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Two game drives daily (safaris)
  • Drinks
  • Spa treatments
  • Grauities
  • All entrance fees and levies
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Additional extras will be for the guest's account
Enquiries at Shepherds Tree Game Lodge

Please complete this form should you wish to make an enquiry or request a quotation.
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Should you require information before completing the form, you may contact us at:
Skype: pietsmiles  •  Office: +27 (0)12 345 6438  •  Cell: +27 (0)71 687 2782

After hours: please send an email message to welcome@smilestravels.co.za and we will reply soonest

Note: There are no camping or self-catering facilities at this lodge.

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