Shikwari Game Reserve  Verified Listing

  • Knobthorn View of King bed can convert to 2 singles. Percale sheet and luxury mattress. in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, South Africa
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  • Knobthorn Double Vanity
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  • Knobthorn outdoor shower
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  • Shikwari Wild Fig Main Bedroom
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  • Pathway to our new Knobthorn Suite.
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  • Entrance to the Shikwari Suites main area for Shikwari car park
    7/55: Entrance to the Shikwari Suites main area for Shikwari car park
  • Entrance of the Shikwari Suites main building.
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  • Entrance and reception of the Shikwari Suites.
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  • Shikwari Suites fully licensed Warthog Bar.
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  • Shikwari Suites Main Lounge/Bar  & Reception.
    11/55: Shikwari Suites Main Lounge/Bar & Reception.
  • Shikwari Suites- Set for dinner on the veranda
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  • Shikwari Suites Veranda with amazing view.
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  • Shikwari Suites Veranda - Relax our comfortable chairs; enjoy the view; to read, snooze, or have a drink and chat with us or friends.
    14/55: Shikwari Suites Veranda - Relax our comfortable chairs; enjoy the view; to read, snooze, or have a drink and chat with us or friends.
  • Shikwari Suites pool - Dip in the cool water of our pool while enjoying the amazing views.
    15/55: Shikwari Suites pool - Dip in the cool water of our pool while enjoying the amazing views.
  • Exterior of Shikwari Wild Fig Suite
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  • Wild Fig 2nd Bedroom with bunk beds. This is only for children 10 -12yrs.
    17/55: Wild Fig 2nd Bedroom with bunk beds. This is only for children 10 -12yrs.
  • Shikwari Wild Fig Bathroom - view of indoor & outdoor showers
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  • Shikwari Wild Fig Suite
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  • Wild Fig Family Bathroom
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  • Luxurious Victorian Bath in Wild Fig Suite
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  • Exterior of Shikwari Baobab, Jackelberry, Leadwood and Marula Suites. All connected by pathways to the Main Shikwari area.
    22/55: Exterior of Shikwari Baobab, Jackelberry, Leadwood and Marula Suites. All connected by pathways to the Main Shikwari area.
  • Shikwari Baobab Suite
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  • Shikwari Baobab Suite
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  • Shikwari Leadwood Suite. Choice of Twin or Super King.
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  • Shikwari Jackelberry Suite
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  • Shikwari Marula Suite
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  • Bathroom for Baobab, Leadwood, Jackelberry & Marula Suites.
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  • Shikwari Outdoor Shower at  - Baobab, Jackelberry, Leadwood & Marula Suites
    29/55: Shikwari Outdoor Shower at - Baobab, Jackelberry, Leadwood & Marula Suites
  • Shikwari Suites outdoor showers for each suite
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  • Pangolin Car park and entrance to camp
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  • View of exterior of Pangolin Lounge & Kitchen
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  • General view of Pangolin Rondavels camp.
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  • View of the general area and pool shared by all 4 rondavels.
    34/55: View of the general area and pool shared by all 4 rondavels.
  • Pangolin communal Boma for braais. Guest are requested to bring there own wood or charcoal.
    35/55: Pangolin communal Boma for braais. Guest are requested to bring there own wood or charcoal.
  • Exterior of communal lounge and open air Kitchen.
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  • Pangolin Communal Kitchen
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  • Pangolin Communal Kitchen.
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  • Communal lounge with Premium DSTV
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  • Communal Lounge at Pangolin Rondavels
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  • Tea &  Coffee Tray in all Pangolin Rondavels
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  • Pangolin Hornbill Rondavel
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  • Pangolin Hornbill Rondavel - Option of twin or King bed, small Fridge/Freezer, Tea & Coffee tray,
    43/55: Pangolin Hornbill Rondavel - Option of twin or King bed, small Fridge/Freezer, Tea & Coffee tray,
  • Access from Hornbill Rondavel through private Courtyard to 1/2 Bathroom.
    44/55: Access from Hornbill Rondavel through private Courtyard to 1/2 Bathroom.
  • Pangolin Hornbill  "Bush Bathroom" - consists of the outdoor shower and covered toilet and basin accessed by the private courtyard from the rondavel.
    45/55: Pangolin Hornbill "Bush Bathroom" - consists of the outdoor shower and covered toilet and basin accessed by the private courtyard from the rondavel.
  • Exterior of Drongo Rondavel.
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  • Pangolin Drongo Rondavel - shared bathroom with Shrike.
    47/55: Pangolin Drongo Rondavel - shared bathroom with Shrike.
  • Pangolin Drongo Rondavel - View for fridge & tea and coffee tray
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  • Pangolin Communal outdoor shower for the Drongo and  Shrike Rondavels.
    49/55: Pangolin Communal outdoor shower for the Drongo and Shrike Rondavels.
  • Pangolin Communal Bathroom for Shrike & Drongo Rondavels
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  • Pangolin Communal Bathroom for Shrike & Drongo
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  • Exterior of Shrike & Woodpecker  Rondavels
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  • Pangolin Woodpecker Rondavels with Private Bush Bathroom
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  • Pangolin Shrike Rondavel - Shares bathroom with Drongo Rondavel.
    54/55: Pangolin Shrike Rondavel - Shares bathroom with Drongo Rondavel.
  • Lounge and indoor dining room
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Swimming Pool
Aircon
Fan
No smoking
Braai Area
Airport Transfers
Fridge
Oven
Parking on Premises
Balcony
Garden
Serviced Daily
WiFi
Bar
Hairdryer
Shared lounge/TV area
Dining Area
Bar fridge
Internet access
Stove
Full Kitchen
Breakfast included
Laundry facilities
Tea and coffee facilities
Safety Deposit Box
Ceiling fans
Microwave
24hr Security
DSTV
Mini Bar
Shikwari Game Reserve - 35kms from Hoedspruit.
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. Offering 2 types of accommodation in two camps.

Shikwari Bush Lodge TGcSA 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 in the bush 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 with separate room for children 10 – 13yrs on bunk beds. Included in the luxury accommodation is a delicious 3 course Dinner and full Continental & English Breakfast . Cuisine is a celebration of South Africa and its different cultures and always served with love.
Children from 10yrs are welcome at this camp.

Pangolin Bush Camp (Not yet graded)
A comfortable rustic self-catering camp with communal amenities.
There is a large family bathroom & outdoor shower, shared by 3 of the rondavels and the 4th has an outdoor shower and covered toilet & basin with supplied toiletries. All the rondavel share a fully equipped kitchen and lounge with premium DSTV.
In the garden there is a pool and a boma for braai’s shared between all rondavels. Each rondavel has a choice of a king or twin beds, a wardrobe, dressing table, chairs, a small fridge with freezer plus tea and coffee facilities.
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.
Children of all ages are welcome at this camp and up to the age of 12yrs old accommodated with parentson low foldout beds.
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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.

Property Facilities:
Shikwari Suites
The main area has a lounge & fully licensed bar, shady veranda, deck boma and pool. Dinner & Breakfast is included in the rate. Regret no children under the age of 10yrs.
There is a resident FGASA Guide for trips to Kruger Park and the Panorama.

Area Information:
Kruger National Park - A must see, largest big five park in South Africa. Please ask reception for the best drives and scenic routes to enjoy the Kruger Park to its fullest. We can arrange a full packed breakfast that can be cooked on a gas grill, hired from one of the picnic site They are known as skottels and are used extensively by South Africans. This trip can also be booked with a guide and vehicle.
The Blyde River Canyon (meaning River of Joy)
This route will takes one on a breathtaking journey though the mountains, Blyde River Canyon is the third largest canyon in the world. On route one can stop at well know view points such as: Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window & various waterfalls. Entrance at the Potholes is R45.00pp

Panorama Route (on the R532.) On can visit the following
Three Rondavels, Bourke's Luck Potholes, God's Window. Visit these and various wonderful waterfalls such as The Bridal Veil Falls, the Lone Creek Waterfall and Horseshoe Falls, they can all be reached from the scenic forest track along the south bank of the Sabie River..
Pilgrims Rest- Old gold rush village, visit the Robbers Grave, Pilgrim's Rest is situated on the magnificent Panorama Route on the eastern Escarpment region of the Mpumalanga province of South Africa. The entire town of Pilgrim?s rest has been declared a national monument. Here, visitors can relive the days of the old Transvaal gold rush. Shop for souvenirs, visit the Robbers Grave and see panning for gold.
Sabie Valley Coffee
Casterbridge Shopping Centre near White River. .See how coffee is roasted and brewed. Have the to die for extra chocolaty cake and cup of the best coffee in the area. Oone can buy coffee and coffee related products

Meet Jessica the Hippo
Drive towards Hoedspruit and on the left take the turning to Essex Road, the sign for Jessica is also at this turning.
Touch and feed; the children love this!
24 Degrees South
Excellent place for lunch or coffee. .Visit the vintage automobile display, book a spa treat at the Godding & Godding Silk Spa and buy their locally made toiletries and silk products, browse the other shops.

In Room Facilities:
Shikwari Suites:
4 star TGCSA graded: 5 Suites, Hospitality Tray,Mini Bar, Bathrobes, Toiletries,Towels,Percale linen, En-suite Bathroom, Small veranda, Outdoor Shower.
Pangolin Rondavels:
4 Rondavels, Not Graded but comfortable; to b grade in 2018, self catering , shared communal Kitchen, Lounge with DSTV, Boma & Pool. 2 rondavels share a communal bathroom &outdoor shower the other 2 each have a private outdoor shower, toilet and basin with toiletries. All rooms are supplied with linen and towels for the bathroom, Fridge freezers, Hospitality Trays. Towel for the pool are not supplied at this camp.

Attractions:
Big Five Safari's to nearby Private Reserve in late afternoon, Guided trips to Kruger National Park, Jessica Hippo and Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and adventure excursions, Blyde Dam Boat Trip, The Panorama; including Bourkes Pot Holes & God's Window.These must be booked with accommodation to avoid disappointment .

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Conditions

Shikwari Game Reserve:

Booking Conditions.
Regret NO Children under 3 years (Must not be in disposable nappies!).Potty trained only
Shikwari Suites accepts Children from 10years
Pangolin Rondavels accepts Children 3-12years
Alll Teens from 13 are charged the Adult Sharing rate.& accommodated in their own room or with one other adult and/or 2 younger siblings.
Please READ THE INFORMATION ON THE ROOM YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO MAKE SURE IT MEETS YOUR REQIREMENTS..

Rates are in line with the type of room & meal plan you book..[ ROOM AMENITIES, BATHROOM, MEALS (B&B OR DBB} ETC]

Please call if you are not sure about the differient options. We are happy to help
Bookings are only confirmed on payment. Payment is required within 3 days to secure your booking..
The lodge and its staff cannot be held responsible for any mistakes Made by guests while booking online.

All bookings & inquires must be made either online or by email (enquiries@shikwari.co.za) to avoid mistakes.
A deposit of 50% is required within 3 working days to secure your reservation & 100% during the Easter and Christmas Holidays as well as a Long Weekend...

Balance of accommodation account must be paid in full, on or before 31 days 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 2 weeks prior to date of arrival are payable in full immediately.

Provisional reservations will be held for a maximum of 3 days.
Should there be no confirmation and deposit received within this time, the provisional reservation will automatically be released.without notice.
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No guest will be allowed to check into the Lodge unless the accommodation is paid in full before arrival.

The lodge reserves the right to cancel any "un-confirmed" bookings without notice; as guaranteed bookings take precedence over non-guaranteed bookings

.Check-in time is strictly between 2:30pm and 5:30:pm Please note that early arrival is not permitted as there may not be anyone available to welcome you and rooms may not be ready.
Arrival is not usually possible after 6:00pm.
Please call ahead of time to make special arrangements up to 9:00 pm.
Please note driving strange roads in our area at night is difficult and dangerous due to unmarked roads, unlicenced vehicles with no light, stray farm animal and wildlife..

Check out time is 9:30am, Please respect this request.

Guest are welcome to bring any luggage to reception and relax in the main lodge area while waiting for a transfer or later flight.
Guests who arrive and are found to be in excess of the number of guests allowed per room or if the age of guest is over 13yr has not been shown as adults in the booking, will be asked to pay the adult rate if there is availability. Should we have no rooms available the the extra guests will have to find alternate accommodation of leave..
The Lodge reserves the right to the fully booked amount and guests will either be asked to pay for the extra rooms should there be availability or leave if none is available.

Check-in after 02:30 PM
Check-out before 09:30 AM
Cancellation Policy Super Strict
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Reviews

Jaco
27 May 2018

We enjoyed the quiet surroundings, view of mountain and informative guided bush walk. Chef Ann out did herself in providing gluten free meals, she made our dinners and breakfasts exiting! We left Shikwari feeling like we are leaving family behind and will definitely (God willing) return to this beautiful place.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Steven
20 May 2018

The food was great and special. Well served. Friendly owners and staff.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Sifiso
10 May 2018

Shikwari is without a doubt one of the best places I have ever stayed it. This place is definitely top class 4 star accommodation with Great Views! Very friendly staff. One of the best dinners I have had. Very close to the Blyde River dam. I wish I had arranged to stay longer.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Corstiaan
30 October 2017

I booked at Shikwari Game Reserve because of it's location, beautiful view of blydepoort canyon, did not expect the excellent food and treatment from host and staff. We were absolutely spoilt and treated like a king and queen. It was an awesome experience and a wonderful stay. Activities were organised daily by Shikwari Game Reserve so we got to see and do a lot more than we ever imagined. It was really a wonderful and memorable stay. Thanks to all at Shikwari Game Reserve and game farm.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Mosikid
09 May 2017

Warm and excellent reception at arrival, great food, humble and understanding staff, wonderful game drive with both Noel (at the farm) and Ann at Kruger National Park. Relaxing and soothing rooms to retire to.

Superb. 5 out of 5
262biancaj
08 May 2017

The place was great, the food was amazing and the service even better. Every detail was well thought out and made the trip extra special. It was great to see animals on the property but when you are in your room, it feels like there is no one else there...

Superb. 5 out of 5
427ntokozon
16 March 2017

I stayed overnight at the reserve on my way from Thohoyandou to Lydenburg. The greeting and welcoming was done in a very friendly and professional manner and made me feel welcome. The food was also very good. Accommodation was clean and neat. Overall experience very good and value for money. I will recommend the place to anyone.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dimakatso
13 January 2017

My stay at Shikwari Game Reserve was awesome, the lady that welcomed us was a darling.

Superb. 5 out of 5
tomoyak199
12 January 2017

Location, wildlife, friendliness, safari tours, breakfast and dinner wine wonderful. Also my children were so excited to see nature wild animal at the entrance. Very peaceful quiet atmosphere we never forget.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Cindy andrewm
31 October 2016

We went to Shikwari for our honeymoon. We were treated as royalty. The food was amazing. The rooms was always neat and tidy. They really went out of there way to spoil us and to help us when needed. The wild game walking in the park is truly remarkable.

Superb. 5 out of 5

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