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About Struwig Eco Reserve

Welcome to Struwig Eco Reserve, a special place in the heart of the African bushveld.

The reserve has seven thatch roofed self-catering chalets and a large thatch roofed dormitory for large groups. Accommodation is modern, comfortable and cleaned daily. Towels are not provided. The rate includes a two hour game drive as well as a bundle of wood per unit. Catering is also available on request. No shop on site and the closest town is Hoedspruit (40km). We have a superb central lapa equipped with a braai area and full views across the Olifants River. The river is lit during evenings and often animal activity can be observed while enjoying a braai. Hear the lion roar, hiena laugh and hippo “talking” at night around the camp. Our experienced guides will take you on game drives where you can see animals such as lion, leopard, rhino, giraffe and elephant. The more adventurous can go for a walk with an armed guide to meet the animals in their own world, and also experience the smaller wonders of creation.Keen for some birdwatching, then Struwig is the spot. One can view fish eagles, puffback, kingfishers, waxbills, waders and if you are fortunate, the pells fishing owl.Struwig is a private reserve which gives us exclusive use of our property and that of our neighbouring reserves. This unique setting promises the peace and tranquility which public reserves cannot provide. We invite you to come and have a unique experience in a place where Africa lives wild. Enter from Hoedspruit via a 40km dirt road in the Game Reserve. No GPS for directions must be used.

The reserve is part of an area of more than two million hectares where Africa’s wild animals, including the Big 5, hippopotamus and crocodile, roam freely in their habitat. Our chalets are situated on the bank of the Olifants River enabling our visitors to spend hours watching game from the luxury of the visitors area, while having a braai or just relaxing with friends.

Safari: A free 2 hour game drive is included in the self-catering chalets per night booked. Sightings cannot be promised.

Conference Venues: A conference room is available for meetings. It is equipped with Wi-Fi (on request only). These facilities must be booked in advance before arrival with the reservations department.

  • Response Rate: 97%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 9 hours
  • Type: Lodge
  • Sleeps: 100
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 6 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Conference Venues

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans

Important Information

The reserve is fully self catering and no food is provided. Struwig is part of nature reserve and no pets are allowed. Since the reserve lies in a Malaria area the necessary precaution must be taken by all visitors. Towels are not provided. All activities that include food must be booked seven days before arrival. No bank card facility on the... The reserve is fully self catering and no food is provided. Struwig is part of nature reserve and no pets are allowed. Since the reserve lies in a Malaria area the necessary precaution must be taken by all visitors. Towels are not provided. All activities that include food must be booked seven days before arrival. No bank card facility on the reserve. Balule Gate Fee - in and out - compulsory at R190.00 per vehicle. The Youth Center is R130.00 per adult and R65.00 per child and we take a minimum of 10 people. A R50.00 key deposit must be paid at Reception to receive your Chalet key and Air conditioning remote (if applicable). On departure the products must be handed in to receive the R50.00 deposit back. No booking will be confirmed without 50% deposit being paid. see more

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Reviews for Struwig Eco Reserve

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Stefan de Villiers
12 July 2018

Had a very lovely stay. Unit was very clean and well equiped. All staff were very friendly and approachable. A couch in the entrance area of the unit will be beneficial.

Vishnu Moodley
15 January 2018

Baeutiful location, most friendly staff, peacful and tranquility that is so refreshing to the soul. Loved the Rustic accomidation and the fact that its on the Olifants river gives you ample time to sit and take in the surroundings. Abundance of wildlife and loved the Daily Game Drives.

Johan Pieterse
11 August 2017

The friendliness of the staff and Management and especially our guide, Madelyne that took us on an unforgettable game drive. Me and my wife had a good rest. we will definitely visit Struwig Eco Reserve again

Johan Linden, Philippines
05 November 2016

We really enjoyed our stay in Struwig. We loved the game drive and learned lots from it. Even though we never saw the moat exciting animals it was really exciting when yhe driver kept looking for the tracks of a lion to see if we can get to find it, while he taught us lots by happily answering all our questions. I can really recommend this place for anyone who wants to learn about the bush while looking for animals.

Sophia du Preez, South Africa
09 August 2016

We had a really wonderful time. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Vusi is a wonderful guide and an asset to the reserve. We spent many happy hours watching the activity on the river.Accommodation is good but very basic. Bedding and rondawel very neat and clean. The fridge in the 8 bed rondawel is not big enough to cater for so many people and keeping your ice was a problem. The "stove" in the rondavel is also just a 2 plate hotplate. These are just little things that is useful for first time visitors.In general we had a very happy stay - the perfect place to recharge batteries and...
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Struwig Eco Reserve is 23.8km from the centre of Balule Nature Reserve , the nearest airport 34.5km (Eastgate Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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