Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

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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.


Shepherd’s 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 Shepherd’s 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 Shepherd’s 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
  • 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

Rates for  2024Low SeasonHigh Season
Dates for 20241 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
10 October 2024
30 April 2025
Standard Room, per person sharingR 4515R5235
Standard Room, single personR 6785R7850
Executive Suite, per unitR11370R12518
Executive Suite, per child sharing (0 – 6 yrs)includedincluded
Family Suite, per unit (4 guests)R 20325R23580
Villa, per unit (4 guests)R 23025R25595

* Rates exclude peak period: 16 December to 10 January

Rates are inclusive of:

All meals daily
Two daily safari activities
Teas and snacks

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Specials

RSA RatesDates
RSA Resident Specials01 May 2024
30 September 2024
Standard Room, per person sharingR 3855
RSA Resident Peak Period Specials01 May 2024
30 September 2024
Standard Room, per person sharingR4583
  • Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge specials valid for RSA Residents only
  • Contact us for single rates and child rates
  • Excludes block out dates and peak periods

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