aha Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge is a jewel in Africa’s crown. The five-star, award-winning lodge lies in the exclusive-use zone of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve and is a favourite for lovers of the bush who still enjoy top-notch luxury and comfort. The magnificent finishes, opulent architecture and awe-inspiring interior design has now been taken to the next level, following its recent refurb.
Just two hours from Johannesburg and Pretoria, Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge epitomises pure African beauty, with magnificent sunsets setting the horizon alight, as the silhouettes of the mighty Big Five pass by in the lush green and gold grass. More than R2 million has been invested in revitalising the lodge and making it even more unforgettable. Four breath-taking executive suites offer unrivalled and unobscured views of the Pilanesberg. Guests can escape the African heat in complete privacy by dipping into a sparkling, heated plunge pool or sipping cocktails on the sundeck. The generous bedrooms are decorated with understated elegance and exude warmth and comfort, and the newly laid tiles and flooring are reminiscent of warm sand between your toes.
A brand-new villa has been added, replacing one of the family units. Its two en-suite bedrooms have been luxuriously reinvented and encapsulate the African spirit in a subtle nod to nature’s warm, soft tones. A fully furnished patio and sundeck offer panoramic views and a heated splash pool finishes the aesthetic off perfectly. In addition, an eight-seater boma has been added so that guests can enjoy the African evenings, immersed in the night sounds while enjoying a robust bonfire.
Guests looking for the ultimate conferencing venue will be pleased to know that no expense was spared when revitalising the facilities. The state-of-the-art conference facility and functions centre offers incredible comfort for up to 70 delegates in classroom-style seating. All new finishes, air conditioners and furniture will ensure that every conference attendee is surrounded by only the best. Wine connoisseurs are drawn to the lodge’s well-stocked wine cellar, packed to the rafters with some of the best South African wines available. And the newly painted cellar has been revamped for a more contemporary feel, with the newly imported range of Zwiesel glassware taking wining and dining to new heights.
Bookings are now open for a whole new Shepherd’s Tree Lodge experience. The newly refurbished lodge is poised to bring guests a distinctively warm welcome against the golden African skyline. 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.
To find out more or to book your stay, please visit www.aha.co.za
Location: Pilanesberg Game Reserve