|15 November - 19 December 2018
07 January - 31 January 2019
|Standard Suite||R 2,285 pppn sharing||summer special rate for advance bookings.|
|20 December 2018 - 06 January 2019
01 February - 31 March 2019
|Standard Suite||R 2,685 pppn sharing||minimum 3 night stay special rate OR last minute special offer - bookings within 7 days of travel|
|Standard Suite||R 3,017 pppn sharing||special rate for advance bookings|
ABOUT SHEPHERD'S TREE GAME LODGE
Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge will offer you far more than just memorable vacations. It is destined to become one of the premier lodges in Southern Africa. The lodge provides tremendous wildlife experiences in a vast wilderness, and yet still offers easy access (only 18km or 15mins by road) to the world’s most unique resort, the internationally acclaimed Sun City.
The reception is situated adjacent to the curio shop and business centre. A gourmet restaurant and outdoor boma serve the most delectable cuisines, a casual lounge and bar provide magnificent vistas of the impressive landscape, a spacious entertainment deck with outdoor cocktail bar overlook a spectacular rim-flow swimming pool, an award-winning health and beauty spa offers heavenly pampering in 2 couples treatment rooms and a single treatment room, a conference centre is fully equipped to ensure that conferences, functions and events are handled seamlessly and provide for a maximum of 70 delegates, a small business centre caters for all your telecommunication needs.
ABOUT THE PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK
Next door to the famous leisure and entertainment resort of Sun City, is the Pilanesberg National Park.
It may not be very large (550km²) compared to Kruger or some of the other great African parks, but it has a real wilderness feel to it and most of the big animals you could wish to see. It lies amongst the only significant hills in the area which rise skywards out of the flat highveld plain. This massif is a 1,200 million-year-old volcanic relic of four concentric mountain rings.
The Pilanesberg is the highest peak towering 600 metres above Mankwe Lake, which sits in the heart of the ancient volcano. The volcano's circular bowl was recognised as being the perfect situation for a national park with its tall sides creating natural boundaries. The area was farmed until 1979 until Operation Genesis was launched to rehabilitate the land and stock it with game. This was one of the most imaginative game-stocking enterprises ever undertaken and the Pilanesberg became a great success story. There are currently around 10,000 head of game and it is a very popular game park for locals and overseas visitors alike - many of whom make the short trip from the nearby resort of Sun City.
ANIMALS & BIRDS OF THE PILANESBREG
This park is home to good populations of a whole range of Africa's game, including the 'Big Five'; elephants, black and white rhinoceros, buffaloes, lions and leopards and you will also see giraffes, zebras, hippos and a wide variety of antelopes including the very attractive sable, eland, kudu and gemsbok. There are also cheetahs and hyenas and jackal. Birdlife is good with over 300 species and bird lovers will be interested in the huge stroll-through aviary at the Manyane gate. Also in this area is a 'vulture restaurant' - created to help save the shy and endangered Cape vulture from regional extinction.