We offer a wide range of activities for our guest’s enjoyment

The Lodge provides a number of fun filled leisure activities for couples, families and groups. A list of activities can be found below, please enquire with the lodge to pre-book those not included in your package:

Big 5 Game Drives

Get the real feel for the African bushveld by going on a morning or evening game drive. Driving in an open safari vehicle, along with a qualified guide – experience the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

Please Note: No children under the age of 6 are allowed on game drives.

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Amani Spa

You can also enjoy holistic rejuvenating spa rituals, massages, facials and even more luxurious beauty treatments. For a more intimate experience, try out the couple’s treatment room with its own hydro bath.

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Dining at Shepherd’s Tree is a captivating experience that combines the flavors of Africa with the breathtaking surroundings of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

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The Lodge has a dedicated, state-of-the-art conference facility and functions centre, which offers stunning comfort for up to 70 delegates in classroom-style seating. aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge must be seen to be believed. And once you have arrived at this treasure in the bushveld, you won’t want to leave.

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Your marriage made in heaven awaits at Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge, just two hours outside both Johannesburg and Pretoria. Take your vows in the glow of a golden sunset as you exchange rings against a beautiful bushveld backdrop; or say “I do” in an opulent lodge ceremony, surrounded by the warmth of the people who matter.

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The marimba (South African xylophone), one of Africa’s oldest instruments, combines powerful rhythms and harmonies with lyrical melodies and is perfect as a feature performance or background sound.

Enjoy the beautiful harmony of the local choir as their songs entertain and mesmerize your music soul.

Interactive Drumming

Join in and feel the vibrations from head to toe! For centuries, drumming has been a part of African culture as a form of expression and as one of the ways in which communities communicate with one another. A minimum of five and a maximum of 120 guests can be accommodated for this funfilled activity.

Quad Biking

Experience the ‘real thing’ as you ride your way up and around natural obstacles on our exciting quad trail! No experience is required, as our guides take you through proper instruction to safely enjoy this 1 hour ride hour. You will be led through the bushveld and down to the community where you will meet villagers and discover the Lodge’s involvement in a community project.

Extra Activities

Experience the only Hot Air Balloon operation in South Africa to launch from within a National Park, we offer a truly unique flying experience.

A bush surprise are simply the best. Enjoy a gin stop somewhere in the bush whilst on your game drive, always such a special treat.

Nayi Nkunzi! Here is a bull! The traditional challenge to a bout of energetic stick fighting. Try it whilst your team provides enthusiastic support.

Enjoy the spirit of Ubuntu with a Tribal show, where the music, song, and warmth of Africa’s hospitality await you.