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aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge

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R565 Pilanesberg National Park Bojanala Sun City, 0316

About this hotel

Just two hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria, lies a slice of heaven in the heart of the bush. Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a phenomenal hideaway that is tucked quietly away in its own exclusive-use zone in the South-West of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge brings the best of the Pilanesberg to life, with bright sunsets setting the horizon alight, as the silhouettes of the mighty Big 5 pass by in the lush green and gold grass. Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is ideal for romantic getaways; perfect for fine family breakaways; fully equipped for state-of-the-art conferences, and offers the ultimate in flawless, memorable weddings.

Come and experience rustic hospitality, subtly steeped in five-star opulence, with the finest finishes, exquisite architecture and flawless interior design. Share the wonder of the best views on our vast, temperate continent and have a relaxed drink before you embark on a guided game drive. Discover a true African phenomenon and leave warmed by a welcome you will never forget.

Included in the rate is accommodation, all meals, welcome drinks, sundowner stop drinks, in-room bottled water, teas/coffees and 2 game drives a day (3hrs dawn and 3hrs dusk). Excluded are all other beverages not mentioned, spa, curio shop purchases and conservation levy.

Please note, children under 6 years are not permitted to go on game drives. Children aged 13 years and above are considered adults at this property.

2023 Autumn/Fall Times

Game Drives
Wake Up Call: 5:30am
Morning Drive:
 6:00am – 9:00am
Afternoon Drive: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Meal Times
Breakfast: Start 7:00am – 10:30am
Lunch: Start 1:00pm – 2:30pm
Dinner: Start 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Tea Times
Morning Tea: 5:30am – 6:00am
Afternoon Tea: 3:30pm – 4:00pm

Bar Times
Open: 10:00am
Close: 10:30pm Last Rounds, close @ 11:00pm

Amenities & Facilities

  • 29 rooms
  • Disabled Access Rooms
  • 1 Restaurant (All day service)
  • 1 Casual lounge and bar (All day service)
  • Boma Dinner (on certain days only)
  • Upon request cellar or bush dinner (extra charges may apply)
  • Mini Bar
  • Free Parking
  • Safari game drive
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Amani Spa
  • Conference facility (offering several layouts and accommodating up to 70 delegates (classroom-style).
  • Curio shop
  • Free WI-FI


Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a phenomenal hideaway that is tucked quietly away in its own exclusive-use zone in the South-West of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. It is 18 km away from Sun City and a 2.5-hour drive from Johannesburg.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge Terms & Conditions

Frequently Asked Questions

What activities are there to do?

Shepherds Tree Game Reserve offers the following activities / services (charges may apply): Children’s playground, Spa facilities, Swimming Pool and Game drives. Golf course is within 3 km and Sun city is 26 km away.

What’s customary amount to tip for guide, housekeeping staff, dining team ect? Do you tip daily or at end of the stay? Are jeans allowed at dinner?

Although service is the lodge’s absolute pleasure you may tip the staff if they have exceeded your expectations. Most guests leave a gratuity after their stay upon check out. If you like, you can specify who this should go to. Otherwise you could work roughly on around R200 (ZAR) per person in your party/day as a fair gratuity. They would then distribute equally to all staff. Jeans are perfectly ok for dinner as the lodge try to keep a relaxed atmosphere and “smart Casual” wear is 100% acceptable.

Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge?

The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.

Are any cleaning services offered at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge?

Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.

What are the check-in and check-out times at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge?

Check-in at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is from 2:00pm, and check-out is until 11:00am.

Is parking available at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge?

Yes, free parking is available to guests.

What sort of plugs is use at the lodge so I know what adapter to take?

The lodge has the 3 rounded prong (SA) plugs in common areas. The rooms have 1 international/European plug by the dressing table. Advisable for you to bring an additional adaptor

Hotel Facilities

24hr Security
Car Parking
Free Wi-Fi
Restaurant/Food & Beverage Outlets
Swimming Pool


Check In From 2:00pm
Check Out Until 11:00am
Hotel Policies

Terms and Conditions

Guests are required to show a photo identification and credit card upon check-in.

Cancellation and prepayment policies

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Child policies and beds

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