Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is set within an exclusive-use zone in the south-western corner of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve, world-renowned for its Big 5 game viewing. This sumptuous Lodge is designed to offer visitors a secluded base from which to experience the best of the Pilanesberg bushveld without compromising on comfort or amenities. The Lodge’s contemporary style, clean lines, flawless finishes and earthy tones are reflective of the naturally pristine landscape. Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge provides three accommodation options: private villas, complete with plunge pool, and executive and standards suites. All suites feature a flat screen TV with select DSTV channels, private deck, and outdoor shower/s. Whether you’re relaxing on your private deck, savouring a five-star meal in the dining area or cooling off poolside, you’re never without a spectacular view of the plains below. Plus, its prime position adjacent to the Pilanesberg Wilderness Area makes Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge the ideal base from which to enjoy the area’s adventurous walking trails and get up close and personal with the resident bird- and wildlife.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a lodge concession awarded by the North West Parks & Tourism Board, custodians of the land. Acquiring a share in Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge entitles you to the exclusive use of the Lodge’s facilities for a period of 40 years, as well as access to all the Pilanesberg National Park’s public roads.

Pilanesberg National Park is just two hour’s drive from Johannesburg, and a certified malaria-free game area.


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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 May 2018
to 30 Sep 2018
1 Oct 2018
to 30 Nov 2018
Standard Room Single R5 850 R6 775
Standard Room Double R7 795 R9 030
Family Suite (Room Rate) R21 465 R23 915
Executive Suite (Room Rate) R9 825 R9 825
Villa (Maximum 4 Adults) R22 100 R22 100

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Special Domestic Rates
These special rates are applicable to SA residents only.

01 April – 30 September 2018
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA Resident Rate R3 165 SA Resident Rate R19 085
Minimum 3 Night Stay R2 580 Minimum 3 Night Stay R18 605

Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
Above Rates are per person sharing
Rate excludes Community levy at R 114 per person per stay
Rates will apply on block out dates

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.


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
  • TOMSA 1%

Rates excludes

  • all drinks,
  • curio purchases,
  • laundry and items of a personal nature and
  • Conservation Levy R100

 Cancellation fees

  • 60 and 30 days prior to arrival – 50% of the total amount will be due.
  • 29 and 15 days prior to arrival – 75% of the total amount will be due
  • 14 and 0 days prior to arrival – 100% of the total amount will be due
  • A 10% admin fee will be retained for cancellations made after the card has been charged.

Standard Room 


The Standard room features an en-suite bathroom with a patio overlooking the magnificent Pilanesberg GameReserve. The Standard rooms, which comprise a main bedroom with  outdoor shower, can be combined to create a family room option, which in turn comprises twosleeper couches, a covered patio as well as a flat screen television with limited DSTV channels. Please note that there is no television in a standard room and is only available when booking a family unit.
 Private Villa


The Private Villa offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve comprising two rooms each with en-suite bathroom as well as an outdoor shower. Between the two rooms is a spacious lounge with a flat screen television leading out onto a patio with its very own private plunge pool for those wanting to relax under the African sky.

 Executive Suite


The Executive Suites offer an en-suite master bedroom with an en-suite indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower. The units each have a lounge which has a flat screen television with selected DSTV channels. The lounge leads out onto a patio that overlooks the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.


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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 group getaways
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Home to the “Big 5”
  • Over 350 bird species
  • Effortless road and air access