One of the newest 5* lodges on the circuit is Shepherd Tree Game Lodge.

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a lodge concession awarded by the North West Parks and Tourism Board within the existing Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The entire lodge lies in an exclusive use zone in the south-western portion of the 57,250ha, “Big 5” and malaria free Reserve. Guests will enjoy both private traversing and access to all the Reserve’s public roads. The lodge offers commanding views of the distant bushveld amphitheatre and is superbly positioned adjacent to the Wilderness Area, thus offering the opportunity of walking trails in this untouched environment.

The design feature accommodates 13 family suites (136m²) and 4 spacious executive suites (86m²) situated adjacent a magnificent main lodge.

The family suites offer two en-suite master bedrooms with a shared lounge and patio. The family suites can also be configured in such a way as to offer a luxury suite option as well as a standard room option.

The executive suites offer one en-suite master bedroom with a lounge and patio. In addition, guests can savour an indoor steam shower and double outdoor shower. The placement and design of each suite ensures privacy and uninterrupted views. Each suite offers the highest quality equipment with plasma screen TV, Satellite Television and a mini-business centre.

In addition the lodge features the Amani Spa. A banquet for the soul and senses using the unique Spa product brand, Africology, made from the purest of ingredients, free from artificial preservatives, colouring & fragrances. You are guaranteed to walk out glowing from the inside out!

Numerous incentive style activities are on offer from quad biking and interactive drumming to tribal shows at the bush dinner.

This lodge is being managed by the same team as Ivory Tree, but offers more exclusive accommodation. For smaller groups it is a wonderful option.