This exclusive five star private game lodge situated on the south-western side of the Pilanesberg and can only be accessed from outside the park through its own entrance.
Shepherds Tree Game Lodge sits neatly at the foot of a large hill overlooking a few more hills and a waterhole. It is a very long lodge complex and golf carts are used to take guests to their chalets
The main area has a lovely are Cigar lounge with large fireplace for those cold winter nights. The veranda overlooks the waterhole and surrounding bush and hills.
The swimming pool is just to the right of the Cigar lounge and also has stunning view of the park and rolling hills.
The large restaurant is down a few stairs and has a lovely view of the waterhole. When walking into the restaurant you feel like you have stepped into a Hollywood scene.
Meal times are a real treat and the food is very good, breakfast is buffet style but cooked breakfast is ordered through your waiter.
Lunch and dinner are served in the dining room or on the patio outside overlooking the waterhole
There are 30 chalets with some being larger family chalets - each has a view into the park some have better views than others do due to bushes and trees growing in front of them.
The bedrooms have a tea and coffee stations, air conditioners and en suite bathrooms with outside showers, which also have views of the bush.
Each day you have two Game Drives, one in the morning and one later in the afternoon / early evening. Before the morning game drive you gather at the swimming pool area where coffee, tea and hot chocolate are served with muffins and rusks before you head out for your drive.
The afternoons have a tea and coffee station with juices and a light snack.
If you get bored with the game drives you also have the option to go on a bush walk.
The health spar is just under the Cigar lounge with a view into the park, so while you are being pampered you can watch to see if any animals are passing by or coming down to drink.
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