Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

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A new dawn, a new wonder, a new adventure. Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a lodge concession awarded by the North West Parks & Tourism Board (custodians of the land) within the existing Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The entire lodge lies in an exclusive use zone in the south-western portion of the 55,000ha, "Big 5" and malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. It offers exclusive traversing as well as access to all the Park’s public roads. The lodge also lies adjacent to the Wilderness Area offering the opportunity of walking trails in this untouched environment. By acquiring a share in the lodge, shareholders will enjoy exclusivity and privacy in a truly spectacular and intimate 5 star luxury setting for a period of 40 years.


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Description 18 Apr 2017 to 30 Sept 2017
SA Resident Rate 2 855.00
Minimum 3 Night Stay 2 560.00

Domestic Rates

  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Rate excludes conservation levy of R100 per person per stay
  • Rates are  subject to availability.
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adult sharing rate. Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change

Valid for below travel dates, for bookings made from a Sunday to Thursday only,
minimum 2 night stay is required

Travel Dates
01st September  – 30th  November 2017
16th December – 31st December 2017
Standard Chalet
R5850 Single per room per night
R8295 Double per room per night
Tshukudu Suite
R7040 Single per room per night
R9965 Double per room per night

Terms & Conditions:

* Rates include transfers between Bakubung and Tshukudu, accommodation, welcome drinks on arrival, high tea, two game drives, five-course dinner, brunch and all local beverages.
* Rate includes 1% Tourism Levy
* Rate includes VAT @ 14%
* Rates are applicable for bookings made from a Sunday to Thursday only
* Above special rates requires a minimum 2 night stay
* Above rates are valid for the specified travel periods
* Please note that the special rate is applicable to new bookings only.
* Rate is applicable to South African Residents only
* Rates are subject to room availability and are at Hotel Management’s discretion
* Additional terms and conditions may apply, at properties discretion

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Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge’s facilities and services ensure leisure and convenience for our adventure-seeking guests. After a busy day spent outdoors, you can get the relaxation you deserve at the award-winning Amani Spa, which offers holistic body, skin, and beauty rituals. Get a soothing massage while enjoying the view of the lodge’s bushveld amphitheatre.

Other facilities and services that guests can enjoy are:

  • Babysitting or childcare (with surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grill(s)
  • Children’s pool
  • Computer station
  • Concierge services
  • Conference centre
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free self parking
  • Meeting room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Restaurant
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Wi-Fi (with surcharge)


Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is located in the North West province, approximately 2.5 hours drive from Johannesburg. Situated in a private concession within the Pilanesberg National Park, our malaria-free property is host to a wide variety of mammals and bird species found in the Big 5.

The property is close to the following tourist spots:

  • Ukutula Lion Park
  • The Gary Player Golf Course
  • Sun City

Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:
Third Person Sharing: Third person is charged the adult sharing rate at the applicable property that can accommodate a third person sharing unless stated otherwise.

Game Lodges Policy:

  • Children: 0 - 5 years of age Stay free of charge only when sharing with two full paying adults, meals charged on consumption
  • Children: 6 - 11 years of age Pay 50% of the adult sharing rate when sharing with two full paying adults Full adult rate applicable if occupying their own room
  • Children: 12 years & older Occupy their own room and pay full adult rate
  • Where a child shares with 1 adult the adult sharing rate applies.
  • At Game Lodges, children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated on special children's game drives. This is subject to availability and at the discretion of the lodge manager.

Children under the age of 12 are permitted on safari at the sole discretion of the manager or guide.
Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on game drives.
Sole use vehicle is available to facilitate families at an additional cost of R4200 per vehicle per game drive

Terms and Conditions

Rates are inclusive of All meals, teas & snacks and two daily safari activities Incl. TOMSA 1%
Rates excludes all drinks, curio purchases, laundry and items of a personal nature and Conservation Levy R100

• A 20%, non refundable, deposit will be required to confirm a booking with full payment due 30 days prior to arrival.
• Bookings cancelled 45 days prior to arrival will forfeit their deposit.
• Bookings cancelled 30 days prior to arrival will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
• Bookings cancelled 14 days prior to arrival will incur a 100% cancellation fee.
• Children will be permitted on game drives and walks at the sole discretion of the ranger.


Enjoying the dramatic scenery of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve is a crucial part of your stay. Our rooms have patios that provide unparalleled views of the lodge’s grounds and the wilderness. Imagine enjoying your breakfasts or cocktails here while taking in the glorious landscape before you.

Each of our fully air-conditioned rooms are equipped with the following amenities:

  • Mini-bar refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Flat screen TV with DSTV channels
  • Hair dryer 

Need Assistance?

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Business Hours:
Mon - Fri (09:00 - 17:00)
Sat (09:00 - 13:00)
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours

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• Ideal for family or small groups
• Rich biodiversity of game
• Large elephant population
• Over 350 bird species
• Effortless road and air access