Discover the splendour of the Pilanesberg by conferencing in the bush


The Pilanesberg National Park in the North West province is amongst South Africa’s most unique national parks. Covering approximately 55 000 hectares, it is the fourth largest in Southern Africa. Perched on the eroded remnants of an alkaline volcanic crater, one of only three such craters in the world with magnificent rugged landscapes and well-watered valleys, this malaria-free park is renowned for its variety of flora and fauna.

The park boasts Africa’s legendary  ‘Big 5’ with a wide range of species such as the brown hyena, the fleet-footed cheetah, sable, giraffe, zebra, hippo and crocodile, to name a few. Accommodation in the Pilanesberg is varied and ranges from exclusive lodges, resorts, safari tents, bush lodges to self-catering chalets. There’s a variety of conference and accommodation options available.

Ivory Tree Game Lodge
Ivory Tree Game Lodge, winner of the coveted Sanlam Top Destination Awards 2017, is famed for its expansive luxuriousness and privacy. aha Ivory Tree Game Lodge is situated in the north-eastern region of the wildlife-rich Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The luxurious accommodation offers four luxury suites, two family suites and one executive suite, 60 standard rooms and a four-room villa.

Conferencing is done seamlessly; two state-of-the-art conference rooms’ presents a variety of configurations, customised to suite clients’ particular requirements. Larger groups can be accommodated in the main conference room, through various options such as cinema-style seating for 120 delegates, banquet and schoolroom style seating to accommodate 50 delegates. Boardroom style seating can accommodate 40 delegates.

The more intimate Durga Meeting Room accommodates 30 delegates in both cinema and banquet style arrangements and a total of 20 delegates for boardroom, U-shape or schoolroom style seating. The conference rooms offer Wi-Fi to all conference delegates, flipcharts and markers, writing pads and pens, digital projectors, pull down screens (projection), surround-sound audio system, audio visual equipment, PA and microphones, LCD projector and a PC compatible interfacing with all equipment (LCD Projector).

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge
Located in the wildlife-rich Pilanesberg Game Reserve, Shepherds Tree Game Lodge is an award winning five star lodge concession in an exclusive-use zone in the south-western portion of the 57 250 ha reserve, awarded by the North West Parks and Tourism Board.

The lodge offers 26 standard rooms (or 13 family suites) with a patio overlooking the Pilanesberg Game Reserve. The standard room comprise a main bedroom with en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. The room can be converted to create a family room, which includes two sleeper couches. The lodge’s four spacious executive suites are situated adjacent to the magnificent main lodge, and there is one villa with two bedrooms and a plunge pool.

Shepherd’s Tree has a dedicated state-of-the-art conference facility and function centre, offering several layouts. The schoolroom style arrangement can accommodate larger groups up to a maximum of 70 delegates. The cinema style set-up and banquet style easily accommodates a maximum of 60 delegates and for smaller, more intimate arrangements, the u-shape style and boardroom arrangement is ideal, accommodating from up to 28 delegates.

The main conference centre offers pull down screens (projection), PA and microphones, digital projectors surround-sound audio system, audio visual equipment, flipcharts and markers, writing pads and pens, and offers free Wi-Fi to all conference delegates.