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About Shikwari Game Reserve

Owner-managed by the Lawrie family and offering two camps situated in the North Eastern Limpopo below the escarpment with majestic views of the Northern Drakensburg Mountains, The reserve offer view of plain game with walks or drives.

Shikwari Bush Lodge TGSA 4 Star Rated (NB: only this camp is star rated.)
Shikwari with cathedral-like thatch roof; offers a fully licensed bar, lounge and dining room and is also open to Pangolin guests for meals which should be booked with accommodation or 24hrs ahead and also to use the free WiFi during the day

Five affordable luxury thatched suites; tucked away separately in the bush and connected to the public area by pathways are decorated with colonial style furniture and luxurious textiles. Relax on the open veranda taking in the view and cool off in the tranquil plunge pool. Caring staff give a home from home feeling; offering friendly relaxed service in amazing surroundings The suites offer a choice of King or Twin beds both made up with fine percale linen.

Each suite that accommodates 2 adults has a private bathroom and outdoor shower and sitting area plus a small patio. The Wild Fig Family Suite has a separate antenne room for children 10 – 12yrs on bunk beds. Included in the luxury accommodation is a delicious 3 course Dinner and full Continental & English Breakfast . Cuisine is as far as possible local produce and served in a Bistro style often influenced by our different cultures and always served with love. Includes one Game Drive or Walk with guide per day per guest.
Children from 10yrs are welcome at this campand share with parents. Teens from 13yrs are charged at adults.

Pangolin Bush Camp (Not yet graded)
A comfortable rustic self-catering camp with communal amenities.
There is a large family bathroom & outdoor shower, fully equipped kitchen and lounge with premium DSTV.
In the garden there is a pool and a boma for braai’s shared between the four rondavels. Three rondavels have a choice of a king or twin beds and one a Queen, all rondavels have a wardrobe, dressing table, chairs and a small fridge with freezer.
This rustic camp can be booked either individually or as a whole for a family get together or a group of friends giving complete exclusivity and a feeling that one owns the bush!
Children from 2yrs are welcome at this camp and up to the age of 12yrs old are accommodated at a nominal rate when sharing with parents.
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Guided Game drives and walks with a FGASA guide are available here at the lodge and for Big 5 Safari’s to a nearby private reserve. Our reserve is close to Kruger Park, Nyani Cultural Village, The Blyde River Dam Boat Trip, The Panorama and Blyde Canyon, Jessica Hippo plus many other sightseeing attractions. Let us book you activities for the most amazing stay.

Safari: We have plains game on the property (Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Kudu, Waterbuck, Bush Buck, Nyala, Duiker, Ostrich). Game Drives & Nature Walks are conducted on site and Big 5 Safaris are booked with a nearby private reserve that includes dinner.

Spa: Though not on site we can book guests for one of three spa's in the area. Their consultants are well trained and you will be assured of a wonderful 1/2 day or full day.

Golf: There are golf courses nearby: Drakensig in Hoedspuit and on in Phalaborwa.

Wedding Venues: Our lodge is able to host an intimate wedding on the day, of 20 - 120 guests. Accommodation is available for 18 guest including the bridal couple. Overflow guests can be accommodated in a nearby lodges.

Conference Venues: Small meetings for eight to 10 people can be arranged. Printing and copying are charged at an additional rate. Wi-Fi is available in the main lounge and dining area. There is a Flat Screen TV to plug in a Laptop for presentations.

Family friendly: We have a pool and a few board games and some children's books. Most activities would be in the adjacent area.We do not have a play ground or jungle gym.

Romantic: Celebration Suite - Our Marula Suite with canopied king-size bed dressed in finepercale linen. Bathroom with large oval bath indoor & outdoor shower. So that we can make you visit special please let us know in advance if this is a special occasion.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 30
  • Check-in: 02:30 PM
    Check-out: 09:30 AM

Facilities

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Grading

  • Portfolio Collection
  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
* Please enquire for further details.

Important Information

Booking terms:
All bookings for this site must go through SafariNow..
A deposit of 50% will secure your reservation.
100% Deposits for Long Weekends, Festive Season and Easter Holidays.
Deposits are only refundable if the reservation is cancelled at least 35 days prior to date of arrival.
Balance of accommodation account is...
Booking terms:
All bookings for this site must go through SafariNow..
A deposit of 50% will secure your reservation.
100% Deposits for Long Weekends, Festive Season and Easter Holidays.
Deposits are only refundable if the reservation is cancelled at least 35 days prior to date of arrival.
Balance of accommodation account is payable in full, at least 4 weeks prior to date of arrival.
Bookings made less than 4 weeks prior to date of arrival must be paid in full within 3 working days.
Bookings made less than 1 week prior to date of arrival must be paid in full immediately.
No guest will be allowed to check into the lodge unless the accommodation and all other pre-booked meals and services are paid for in full.
Provisional reservations will be held for a maximum of 3 days, after which, if no confirmation and deposit are received, the provisional reservation will be deemed to be cancelled & released.without notification.
No actual confirmed booking is made unless the deposit is paid.

Important information:
The Shikwari units can accommodate two children, aged 10 to 13 years, in a room on fold out beds and a supplement applies. Young people aged 14 years to 18 years in a booking for a Shikwari unit, are considered adults and must be accommodated in their own suite or with one other adult.
The Pangolin units accommodate children free of charge when sharing with parent and who are 13 years or under. Young people aged 14 years to 18 years in a booking for a Pangolin unit, are considered adults and must be accommodated in their own suite or with one other adult.
Please state if you need separate single beds or king-size beds and number of rooms for this.
When booking a group, we require:
- The ages of all children for an accurate booking quote.
- Special dietary preferences or food allergies?
- Business or holiday?
- Which city and country you are from?
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Shikwari Game Reserve Map

Shikwari Game Reserve is 33.1km from the centre of Hoedspruit , the nearest airport 43.8km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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