Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

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Lodge Swimming Pool Spa Shop Bar Restaurant Conference Facilities


Situated in an exclusive use zone within the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offers stunning views from every suite and a wide range of activities in this malaria-free Big 5 park. An awarded beauty and health spa offers luxurious pampering in one of South Africa’s favourite wilderness areas.


Shepherds Tree offers upmarket accommodation in three categories. The intelligent architecture is combined with a great view of the surrounding wilderness and ensures complete privacy. All suites are equipped with all amenities and the best quality equipment including plasma screen TV, satellite television and a mini business centre.

The executive suites of Shepherds Tree offer an en-suite bedroom with a lounge and patio. Amenities include a steam shower and a double outdoor shower. Family suites have two master bedrooms with a shared lounge and patio.

Shepherd’s tree’s accommodation options include:

  • Family suites
  • Executive suites
  • Luxury suites
  • Standard rooms


Situated in an exclusive use area Shepherds Tree Game Lodge offers a variety of activities that goes well beyond conventional game drives.

  • Walking safaris with our experiences game rangers offer a unique wilderness experience and intimate encounters with Africa’s animals.
  • The health and beauty spa offers hours of complete relaxation and pampering.
  • Specialized talks by knowledgeable game rangers allow you to gain a deeper knowledge of the Pilanesberg environment and the African bush.
  • The percussion band and interactive drumming circles create joyous nights around the campfire.
  • The adventurous can explore the bush on our quad bikes or try their hand at archery.
  • Game drives take you out into the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Room Types

Standard rooms

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

These rooms consist of the following:

  • King size beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Patio
  • En- suite bathroom and outside shower
  • DSTV
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer

Standard rooms can be combined to create a Family room option. Family rooms offer 2 en- suite master bedrooms with a shared patio and lounge. They can also be arranged in such a way to offer a luxury suite option.

Executive suites


These suites consist of the following:

  • En- suite indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower
  • Lounge with television and selected DSTV channels
  • Patio
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer

Villa (maximum 4 adults sharing)

The villa consists of the following:

  • 2 rooms each with an en- suite bathroom and outdoor shower
  • Spacious lounge with television
  • Patio with a private plunge pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar fridge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer


The main lodge is a gathering point with a social atmosphere. Overlooking the vast wilderness the main lodge is the perfect place to relax with a book or meet other guests. The restaurant with an outdoor boma area offers mouthwatering treats, while the business centre connects you to the outside world.

The entertainment deck with its perfectly situated rim-flow pool and cocktail bar is allows you to refresh and relax while you enjoy the African landscape.

The health and beauty spa offers award winning treatments and gives you to spoil yourself and let go of all stress.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offers the following facilities:

  • Gourmet restaurant with outdoor boma
  • Lounge and bar area with panoramic views of the surrounding bushveld
  • Entertainment deck with cocktail bar and rim-flow swimming pool
  • Health and beauty spa
  • Conference centre suitable for up to 70 delegates
  • Business centre for all communication needs
  • Curio shop

Can take up to 70 delegates

State of the art conference facilities

Please enquire about availability of equipment.


Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is situated in an exclusive-use zone in the southwest of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Perched on a hill slope the lodge offers extensive views of the surrounding bushveld.

Travel on the N4 west and turn onto the R556. Follow the Pilanesberg signs past Sun City and turn right onto the R565. Another 12 km will get you to the Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge entrance.

Shepherd’s Tree Rates 2018

Rates for 2018 High Season Low Season High Season
Dates for 2018 *1 Dec 2017
30 Apr 2018
1 May 2018
30 Sep 2018
1 Oct 2018
30 Nov 2018
Standard Room, per person sharing R 4250 R 3670 R 4250
Standard Room, single person R 6375 R 5510 R 6375
Executive Suite, per person sharing R 4625 R 4625 R 4625
Executive Suite, single person R 9250 R 9250 R 9250
Executive Suite, per child sharing R 2125 R 2125 R 2125
Family Suite, per unit (4 guests) R 22 525 R 20 215 R 22 525
Villa, per unit (4 guests) R 20 815 R 20 815 R 20 815

* Rates exclude peak period: 25 December to 04 January 2018

Rates are inclusive of:

All meals daily
Two daily safari activities
Teas and snacks

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Specials

RSA Special Rates for 2018 High Season
RSA Resident Specials 01 Oct 2017
31 Mar 2018
Standard Room, per person sharing R 3280
  • Minimum stay of 2 nights required over weekends
  • Excludes: 20/12/2017 to 10/01/2018
RSA 3 Night Stay for 2018 High Season
RSA Resident Specials 01 Oct 2017
31 Mar 2018
Standard Room, per person sharing R 2940
  • Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge specials valid for RSA Residents only
  • 3 nights stay requires a minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Excludes: 20/12/2017 to 10/01/2018


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