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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 Oct 2021
to 30 Apr 2022
1 May 2022
to 30 Sep 2022
1 Oct 2022
to 30 Apr 2023
Standard Room Single R6 780 R6 690 R7 740
Standard Room Per Person Sharing per night R4 525 R4 455 R5 160
Family Suite (Room Rate) R20 360 R20 060 R23 270
Executive Suite (Room Rate) R10 810 R12 180 R13 315
Villa (Maximum 4 Adults) - Room rate R22 100 R22 725 R25 255

Look at our Special Offers for SA Residents under our special offers section!

Sout African Resident Rates
Valid until 31 Jul 2022

Excluding peak dates Public Holidays and Long Weekends
17 March – 05 April 2022, 15 – 18 April 2022, and 29 April – 02 May 2022, 24 June – 19 July 2022
Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R3 120
Midweek
Standard Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R2 640
Executive Suite
(max 2 adults and 1 child
under 6 years) - per room
R9 070
Family Suite
(max 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years)
R12 480
Midweek
Family Suite
(max 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years)
R10 560
Villa – max 4 people - per villa
Private Entertainment Area & Private Pool + Private Vehicle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and morning & afternoon Game Drives
NB: Private meals need to be arranged in advance and will be charged additionally
R16 000
Sout African Resident Rates
Valid until 31 Jul 2022
Applicable over Public Holidays and Long Weekends
Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R3 745
Executive Suite
(max 2 adults and 1 child
under 6 years) - per room
R10 890
Family Suite
(max 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years)
R14 975
Villa – max 4 people - per villa
Private Entertainment Area & Private Pool + Private Vehicle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and morning & afternoon Game Drives
NB: Private meals need to be arranged in advance and will be charged additionally
R19 200

Terms & Conditions
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Standard Suite Rate is per person sharing per night
  • Executive Suite, Family Suite and Villa rates are room rates
  • Rates excludes any items not mentioned or that of a personal nature
  • Rate excludes Community levy at R 125 per person per stay
  • (Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Park)
  • Single rate is a 50% supplement of the sharing rate.
  • Children between the ages 6 – 12 years will pay 50% of the adultsharing rate.
  • Children over 12 are charged as adults.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

Situated in an exclusive-use area, aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offers a variety of activities that go well beyond conventional game drives! Get the latest information about Pilanesberg activities and the award-winning Amani Spa at our reception.

BIG 5 GAME DRIVES
Don’t miss out on exciting morning and evening game drives in an open safari vehicle that takes guests out into the Big 5’s territory in Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

LIVE MUSIC
Experience the African culture under a starlit sky with a percussion band and interactive drumming circles, ensuring a joyous night around the campfire.

PILANESBERG INFO TALKS
Join us for informative talks by knowledgeable game rangers to better understand the Pilanesberg environment and African naturescape.

aha SHEPHERD’S TREE & AMANI SPA

Relax in the lap of luxury at the award-winning* Amani Spa, offering three spacious private treatment rooms that command an impressive vista of the expansive bushveld amphitheatre. You can enjoy holistic rejuvenating spa rituals, luxurious massages, pampering facials and other beauty treatments. For an intimate retreat, try the couple’s suite with its hydro bath!

*Awarded the Safari Spa Award at the prestigious Les Nouvelles Esthetiques in 2007 and 2013.

Guests at aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge are invited to enjoy delectable cuisine in our gourmet restaurant or outside at the boma in a bushveld setting a mere 2.5 hours’ drive from Johannesburg.

 

SHEPHERD'S TREE GAME LODGE - FACILITIES

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 - LOCATION

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

 

Standard Room 

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

 
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

 EXECUTIVE SUITES

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.

Private Dinner Venue Charges Rates  
Bush Breakfast Dinner R16 500 10-40 pax (include portaloos)
(** No children under 16 years allowed) R 410 Per person 41 pax +
Private Boma Dinner R 9 600 10 pax minimum
Exclusive Wine Cellar R 8 160 6 - 10 pax maximum
  R 4 200 2- 5 pax

Conferencing

  • Full Day Conference   R 10 500.00  
  • Half DayConfernce  R 5 300.00 
  • Wifi - Usage - Including as part of conferencing package
  • Data Projector - Including as part of conferencing package
  • PA system- Including as part of conferencing package
  • Flipcharts - Including as part of conferencing package
  • Tele-conferencing phone hire R1 000 / day - Data call usage included

Meals

  • Breakfast  R 275 per person
  • Lunch  R 375 per person
  • Dinner  R 400 per person 
  • Tea/coffee/snack breaks   R 150 per person

Entertainment

  • Marimba Band (1 hours)  R10 000  
  • Tribal Dancing (1 hour)  R12 000
  • Interactive Drumming   R 250 per person
  • African Choir (1 hour) R10 000 per person
  • Baby Sitting   R 225  per hour (max 2 children)
  • Exclusive Vehicle   R 5 500 per vehicle per drive 
  • Bushwalk (depending on availability) R1 250 / Person 2.5 - 3 Hours
  • Romantic Turndown R650
  • Bath Butler Turndown Service R1,500


Sundowners

  • Gin Experience R4,500 for 15pax or less, R290pp for 16pax +
  • Wine and Cheese Experience R5,000 for 15pax or less, R320pp for 16pax +
     

All rates quoted include 15% VAT

All rates for South African properties include a 1% South African tourism development levy

Check in time is from 14h00 and check out time is by 10h00 at all aha properties.

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.
  • 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.

Terms and Conditions

  • Rates are inclusive of
  • All meals, teas, snacks, 2 game drives per person per day and TOMSA 1%

Rates excludes

  • all drinks,
  • curio purchases,
  • laundry and items of a personal nature
  • Conservation Levy R115 per guest per stay. Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Parks

Please see below the standard booking terms and conditions:
 
CANCELLATION POLICY  

If a booking is cancelled after confirmation, a 20% cancellation fee will apply.

60 – 30 days prior to arrival 50%
29 – 15 days prior to arrival 75%
14- 1 days prior to arrival 100%
Refunds where agreed are subject to a 10% administration fee.
Cancellations will only be accepted in writing

Deposit Policy

For all bookings made within 30 days of travel
Full payment Is required within 48 hours of your booking. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

For all bookings made more than 30 days of travel
A 50% deposit Is required within 48 hours of your booking and the balance 30 days prior to arrival. This payment can be made via bank transfer or credit card (Master/Visa).

Standard Room:
Maximum of 2 adults
Family Suites:
Maximum of 4 adults and 2 children under the age of 12
Executive Suites:
Maximum of 2 adults and 2 children

Babysitting facilities are offered at R152/ sitter/ hr.
Children between the ages of 6 and 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 R4 235 per vehicle per game drive.
 

Conferencing

  • Full day conference R10,500
  • Half Day Conference R5,300
  • Wifi – Usage Included as part of conferencing package
  • Data Projector Included as part of conferencing package
  • PA system Included as part of conferencing package
  • Flipcharts Included as part of conferencing package
  • Tele-conferencing phone hire R1,000 / day – Data call usage included

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What sets us Apart !

  • MALARIA FREE
  • Ideal for family or group getaways
  • Rich biodiversity of game
  • Home to the “Big 5”
  • Over 350 bird species
  • Effortless road and air access