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About Shakati Private Game Reserve

Shakati lies on the Mokolo River in the heart of the malaria-free Waterberg UNESCO Biosphere Reserve; only 2½ hours drive from Johannesburg. Small, beautiful and affordable safari lodge with a lounge, dining area, boma, pool, a lush garden and 3 comfortable self-catering chalets with verandah and own braai area (we sell firewood). Each chalet sleeps 4-6 persons. Catering on request -must be ordered 3 days before arrival. All of the accommodation is surrounded by an electric fence for your safety and security.
There is a variety of wildlife to view: Giraffe, Zebra, Kudu, Reedbok, Hartebeest, Eland, Blesbok, Duiker, Steenbok, Warthog, Impala, Jackal, Hyena, Porcupine and much more. You can enjoy guided game drives and -walks with our reserve manager and you can sleep-over in the waterhole hide and experience the life and sounds of the African night.

Safari: Small lodge in private safari-reserve. Spectacular views, plenty of wild animals. Guided drives/walks, own walks allowed. Very suited for individuals/groups, self catering or catering on request. 1½ hour from Marakele national park (Big Five).

Golf: There are fine golf courses in Lephalale and Modimolle app. 1 hours drive from Shakati

Wedding Venues: Shakati is the perfect venue for small wedding arrangements. The staff and chef will go out of their way to arrange everything to fit your requirements.

Conference Venues: Shakati is suited for a corporate, team or an organisation looking for a small, affordable team building venue. Comfortable accommodation and catering on request.

Family friendly: Swimming pool, large fenced garden, fully equipped kitchen, catering and laundry on request. Plenty of wildlife, guided game drives/walks. Or do your own walks. The "Big Five" national park Marakele is only 1½ hour away -suitable for day trips.

Romantic: The perfect get-away for romantic couples, secluded chalets and own braai facilities. Or have the chef to prepare something very special for you...

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: an hour
  • Minimum stay: 1 Days
  • Type: Lodge, Self-catering
  • Sleeps: 18
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Hiking
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
  • Romantic
  • Cosy
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Terrace
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

*Contact Shakati booking office some days prior to arrival to agree arrival time. The manager must lock you into the reserve.

*The gate is accessed controlled via the farm manager – thus phone him when you reach the gate.

*Request any transfer/tours at booking time and we refer you to a tour company. We do not do transfers...
*Contact Shakati booking office some days prior to arrival to agree arrival time. The manager must lock you into the reserve.

*The gate is accessed controlled via the farm manager – thus phone him when you reach the gate.

*Request any transfer/tours at booking time and we refer you to a tour company. We do not do transfers ourselves.

*Request catering requirements at booking time.

*All rates are quoted in South African Rand (ZAR) and include VAT at 15%.

*Shakati reserves the right to amend all tariffs at any time. Confirmed bookings shall be honored at original rates.

*It is a condition of booking that all guests have adequate insurance and medical cover.

*Please address any complaint immediately to the Manager, who will make every effort to resolve any problems there and then.

*Smoking is not permitted within any of the rooms.
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Specials

SAVE 25% Mid week special (non-peak periods)

Stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3 nights between 07 Jan 2019 and 31 Jan 2022. Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .

  • 4 night min stay (check-in between 07 Jan 2019 and 31 Jan 2022)

Availability and pricing

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  • Nightjar Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Beautiful african-style guest chalet with 2 bedrooms, lounge, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen with fridge/freezer... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
    from R1200 For 2 guests
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      • Kingfisher Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Beautiful african-style guest chalet with 2 bedrooms, lounge, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen with fridge/freezer... see more Features:  Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch see more Double beds, Private bathroom, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Sleeper couch, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
        from R1200 For 2 guests
        • Adults
          • Flycatcher Sleeps 6 Includes: Self-catering Beautiful african-style guest chalet with 2 bedrooms, lounge, a fully equipped self-catering kitchen with fridge/freezer... see more Features:  Twin beds, Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio see more Twin beds, Double beds, Private bathroom, Shower only, Mountain views, Balcony/patio, Self-catering, Single beds, Outdoor shower, Garden views, Fan, Tea and Coffee Facilities, Safe, No Smoking in Rooms, Swimming pool views
            from R1200 For 2 guests
            • Adults

              Reviews for Shakati Private Game Reserve

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              John Gartshore
              17 October 2018

              The cottage was very sparse with only one chair in the main room, there is no oven only a 3 ring gas hob and a microwave.Establishments response:We are very surprised of the Gartshore review. The friendly couple booked in to Shakati and the manager went every day to see them and ask if they were happy or had any problems or requests. As to the oven the manager told them that Shakati used a combination of methane/electricity to secure guest cooking in case of power failure -as most guests prefer an open braai in our boma. He also informed the couple that they can any time use the Lapa oven/plat...
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              Shakati Private Game Reserve is 18.8km from the centre of Vaalwater , the nearest airport 160.6km (Polokwane Airport).
              *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling