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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 May 2020
to 30 Sep 2020
1 Oct 2020
to 30 Apr 2021
Standard Room Single R5 355 R6 780
Standard Room Double R7 800 R9 050
Family Suite (Room Rate) R17 550 R20 360
Executive Suite (Room Rate) R9 830 R10 810
Villa (Maximum 4 Adults) R19 885 R22 100
Description 1 May 2021
to 30 Sep 2021
1 Oct 2021
to 30 Apr 2022
Standard Room Single R5 856 R6 780
Standard Room Per Person Sharing per night R3 900 R4 525
Family Suite (Room Rate) R17 550 R20 360
Executive Suite (Room Rate) R9 830 R10 810
Villa (Maximum 4 Adults) R19 885 R22 100

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

Re-Opening SADC Special
We are open for Leisure

valid from now until 31 January 2021
 Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
Standard Suite R2 400
Family Suite (Unit Rate) R9 600
Villa R14 400
Family Suite (Unit Rate)
  • Accommodates up to 6 pax. Made up of 2 standard rooms (both en-suite) that lead into a communal lounge with 2 sleeper couches (accommodating 2 children under 12)
Villa
  • Accommodated up to 4 pax. Made up of 2 standard suites (both en-suite) that lead into a communal lounge and onto private patio with plunge pool
  • The package will include: Private Vehicle Private dining area Private Pool Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Afternoon Tea and morning & afternoon Game Drives. Excludes Community levies @ R 115 per
aha Rate Sheet Notes:
  • Rates applicable from 26 August 2020 – 31 January 2021 (exclude peak period 15 Dec 2020 – 05 Jan 2021) unless otherwise stated
  • 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.
  • South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change
  • All Government taxes and levies as applicable.
  • The above Conservation Levies are subject to change.

NB: *Should you book a date and then not be able to travel on these dates as a result of COVID restrictions we will happily postpone your booking to a later date at no additional charge

BLOCK OUT DATES: 16 December 2020 – 05 January 2021

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 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
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

EXECUTIVE SUITES

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.


 

STANDARD SUITE

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

 

EXECUTIVE SUITE

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

VILLA

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

 

DINING AT PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

  • 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.

Private Dinner Venue Charges: 2020 Rates  
Bush Dinner includes Eco-Toilets R15 000 10-40 pax (include portaloos)
(** No children under 16 years allowed) R 220 Per person 41 pax +
Private Boma Dinner R 9 000 10 pax minimum
Exclusive Wine Cellar R 8 160 6 - 10 pax maximum
  R 4 080 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 250.00 per person
  • Lunch  R 350.00 per person
  • Dinner  R 400.00 per person 
  • Tea/coffee/snack breaks   R 100.00 per person

Entertainment

  • Marimba Band (1 hours  R10 000.00 
  • Tribal Dancing (1 hour)  R15 000.00
  • Interactive Drumming   R 210.00 per person
  • African Choir (1/2 hour) R 7 500.00 per person
  • Bushwalk (depending on availability) R800.00 / Person 2,5-3 Hours

Additional Services

  • Baby Sitting   R 180.00 per hour
  • Exclusive Vehicle   R 6 000.00 per vehicle per drive 


 

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.

45 – 30 days prior to arrival 25%
29 – 15 days prior to arrival 80%
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.
 

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What sets us Apart !

• MALARIA FREE
• Ideal for family or group breakaways
• Wealth of fauna and flora
• “Big 5” game viewing
• Over 350 bird species
• Easy road and air access