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5* Luxury Game Lodge in the Pilanesberg National Park

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

A new dawn, a new wonder, a new adventure. Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a lodge concession awarded by the North West Parks & Tourism Board (custodians of the land) within the existing Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The entire lodge lies in an exclusive use zone in the south-western portion of the 55,000ha, "Big 5" and malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. It offers exclusive traversing as well as access to all the Park’s public roads. The lodge also lies adjacent to the Wilderness Area offering the opportunity of walking trails in this untouched environment. By acquiring a share in the lodge, shareholders will enjoy exclusivity and privacy in a truly spectacular and intimate 5 star luxury setting for a period of 40 years.

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Rates inclusive of 15% VAT • South African Rand • Subject to availability
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!

MIDWEEK SADC Rates

Valid until 31 July 2021

Property SADC Rate
Standard Suite (Includes all meals and 2 Game Drives per day) R2 160
per person sharing per night

Applicable from Sunday to Thursday nights only
Valid until 31July 2021
Rooms are subject to availability and sold on a first come first serve basis
Rates are quoted per person sharing per night, unless otherwise stated.
Children under 12 years old are charged 50% of the adult sharing rate.
Single rates is 50% Supplement on the per person sharing rate
Rates exclude any and all items not mentioned


SADC Rates 2021
Valid until 31 July 2021


Room Type SADC Rate 3 Nights Stay
Package
Standard Room
(max 2 people) per person per night
R 2 520 R 6 480
Executive Suite
(max 2 adults and 1 child
under 6 years) - per room
R 7 560 R 21 545
Family Suite
(max 4 adults and 2 children
under 12 years) - per suite
R 10 080 R 28 730
Villa – max 4 people - per villa R 15 120 R 43 090

Terms & Conditions:
  • Rate includes all meals and 2 game drives daily
  • Standard Suite Rate is per person sharing per night OR per person sharing per package
  • 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 115 per person per stay
  • (Subject to change as and when advised by North West National Park)


SADC rates 2021
Valid from 01 July 2021 – 31 January 2022
Excluding the below peak dates where Public Holidays, School Holidays and Long Weekends (peak rates will be applicable)
06 - 09 August 2021, 23 - 26 September 2021, 16 Dec 2021 – 05 Jan 2022
Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R2 880
Midweek -
Standard Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R2 280
Executive Suite
(max 2 adults and 1 child
under 6 years) - per room
R7 560
Family Suite
(max 4 adults and 2 children
under 12 years) - per suite
R11 520
Midweek
Family Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R9 120
Villa – max 4 people - per villa R15 120

SADC  PEAK Rates 2021


Peak Dates Include:
06 – 09 August 2021 (long weekend); 23 – 26 September 2021 (long weekend);
16 December 2021 – 05 January 2022 (Festive Peak Period)
 Room Type SADC Rate
Standard Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R 3 460
Midweek -
Standard Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R 2 735
Executive Suite
(max 2 adults and 1 child
under 6 years) - per room
R 9 070
Family Suite
(max 4 adults and 2 children
under 12 years) - per suite
R13 825
Midweek
Family Suite
(max 2 people) per person per night
R10 945
Villa – max 4 people - per villa R 18 145

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 115 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.
Private Villa Package Deals 2021

Private Villa: R14 400 per unit per night
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 person per stay (Subject to Change)

Rate Sheet Notes:

  • South African properties Inclusive of VAT @ 15% subject to change
  • Subject to change without prior notification
  • 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

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: 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.
 

BushCon
[bush – con] noun

CONFERENCING IN THE BUSH
Valid until 31 May 2021.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge & Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge offer state-of-the art conference facilities. Experience exclusive bushveld conferences, corporate workshops, meetings & team-building sessions at our award-winning 5 star lodges at these amazing rates.

Standard Mid-Week room rates was - Single R3 914
Standard Mid-Week room rates was -  Per person Sharing. R3 040
Standard Mid-Week room rates NOW ONLY - Single R3 460
Standard Mid-Week room rates NOW ONLY -  Per person Sharing. R2 895


Rates Inclusions
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, game drive drinks, dinner.
  • Morning and Afternoon game drives in the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.
  • Use of conference venue from check in time (14h00) until check out time (11h00). Including standard equipment, cordials, mints, notepads, stationery, PA system & data projector, 2x Coffe/Tea break.
Rate Exclusions
  • Bar, Spa treatments and curio shop purchases.
  • Telephone, fax and media costs
  • Community Levy - R120 Person per stay (Subject to change without prior notification)
  • Additional Coffe/Tea Snack Break R120 per person per break
  • Extra activities are not included
Terms and Conditions Apply
Only applicable to new bookings. The above midweek rate is only applicable from Sunday night to Thursday, excluding weekends and public holidays. 

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MALARIA FREE
Ideal for family or small groups
Rich biodiversity of game
Large elephant population
Over 350 bird species
Effortless road and air access