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Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

5* Luxury Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park

Situated within an exclusive use zone in the south-western portion of the malaria-free Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offers everything you need for an unforgettable safari experience. Its fantastic location provides easy access to all the park’s public roads, as well as the opportunity to explore some of Pilanesberg Game Lodge’s untouched environment.

If you’re looking for privacy coupled with a 5-star luxury setting and the opportunity for some Big Five game viewing, look no further than Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge. The luxury suites offer breath-taking views of the distant bushveld amphitheater. Additionally, the lodge offers 2 game drives daily conducted in the Pilanesberg National Park, where you’ll get the chance to experience the striking beauty of the park along with a professional game ranger in an open 10-seater viewing vehicle.


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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Description 1 Oct 2018
to 30 Apr 2019
1 May 2019
to 30 Sep 2019
1 Oct 2019
to 30 Apr 2020
Standard Room Single R6 780 R5 855 R6 780
Standard Room Double R9 050 R7 800 R9 050
Family Suite (Room Rate) R23 930 R21 480 R23 930
Executive Suite (Room Rate) R9 830 R9 830 R9 830
Villa (Maximum 4 Adults) R22 100 R22 100 R22 100

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

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

01 Apr 2019 – 30 Sep 2019
Standard Suite Family Suite (Unit Rate)
Can accommodate 4 adults and 2 children under 12 years old
SA Resident Rate (Friday & Saturday Nights) R3 000 SA Resident Rate R14 400
Minimum 3 Night Stay R2 760
Book within 7 Days R2 760
SA Resident Rate (Sunday to Thursday Nights) R2 280
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Above Rates are per person sharing
  • Rate excludes Community levy at R 115 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.

Rate codes:

  • SA Resident Rate: SARESN
  • Minimum 3 Nights Stay: DLMSS
  • Book within 30 Days: ADV01

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.

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.

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

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


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’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

Standard Room


The Standard Suite comprises a main bedroom with an outdoor shower and features an en-suite bathroom with a patio overlooking the magnificent Pilanesberg Game Reserve. These Standard Rooms can be combined as a Family Room option which, in turn, comprises 2 x Sleeper couches, a covered patio and a flat-screen TV with selected DSTV channels.

Private Villa

The Private Villa comprises 2 x Rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower, and offers breathtaking, panoramic views of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The spacious lounge not only leads out onto a patio with a private plunge pool, but it also divides the rooms and boasts a flat screen TV for your convenience.

Executive Suite


Each Executive Suite offers an en-suite master bedroom, en-suite indoor steam shower, and a double outdoor shower. You can also enjoy the convenience of a comfortable lounge with a flat screen television (selected DSTV channels) that leads out onto a patio overlooking the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.



  • TV is available for a Family Room booking only – not a Standard Suite booking
  • Air Conditioning
  • DSTV
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • TV



  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • DSTV
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area
  • TV


  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee & Tea Station
  • Desk
  • DSTV
  • Outside Shower
  • Patio
  • Private Plunge Pool
  • Shower
  • Sitting Area
  • TV



  • 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.

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.

Subject to availability of suitable accommodation and maximum 2 children sharing a bedroom with 2 adults:

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.

Terms and Conditions

Rates are inclusive of

  • All meals, teas & snacks and
  • two daily safari activities
  • TOMSA 1%
  • Excludes Community Levy

Rates excludes

  • all drinks,
  • curio purchases,
  • laundry and items of a personal nature and
  • Conservation Levy R115

Cancellation Policy

  • 45 -30 Days prior to arrival 25%
  • 29 -15 days prior to arrival 80% >
  • 14 – 01 days prior to arrival 100%
  • Cancellations will only be accepted in writing.

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


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• Over 350 bird species
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