Shikwari Game Reserve

limpopo, south africa

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  • air conditioning
  • books / library
  • community pool
  • electricity - lights
  • electricity - outlets
  • event space
  • fireplace
  • front desk
  • mosquito nets
  • patio / deck
  • restaurant
  • running water
  • running water - sinks
  • running water - toilet
  • shower
  • towels
  • wi-fi
  • guided tours
  • nature walks
  • social and cultural visits
  • swimming
  • Inclusive
  • On-site dining
  • Taxes

    15%, included

  • Gift Cards

    Not at this property.

  • Included in the Rates

    dining

  • Gratuity

    Not required, but appreciated.

  • Other Fees

    No additional fees.

  • Parking

    Included on-site.

  • Cellular Signal

    Strong

  • Wi-Fi Signal

    Only at the main building of Shikwari Suites.

  • Minimum Age for Children

    10y

  • Additional Guests

    Two children between the ages of 10 and 12 year may share with parents or older siblings. They pay 50% of the sharing rate. There is no capacity for extra adults.

  • Suggested items to bring with you

    The usual camera with good lens, binoculars, cool cotton clothes, Cardigan, puffer jacket for game drives, medication if required, batteries and cords for charging. walking shoes

  • Check-in

    2:30 a.m.

  • Check-out

    9:30 a.m.

  • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

    Cancellation policy:
    The following rules apply:
    From full accommodation rate as follows:-
    30 days or more prior to date of arrival - Full refund
    29 to 15 days prior to date of arrival 50% of Full amount
    14 to 00 days prior to date of arrival 100% of Full amount
    Over Festive Season and Easter full payment will apply from 60 days. With no refund from 60 days.
    No refund will be given in the event of premature departure or no show or incorrect type of room booking on the part of the guest.

  • Pet Policy

    Pets are not allowed at this property.

    Guide and help dogs are accepted, but please note that the property is not to be held responsible for any injuries, encounters with wildlife, etc. of the dog. All dogs are to be kept on a lease.

How Do I Get There?

PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO USE A GPS DEVICE, THIS AREA IS NOT PROPERLY LOADED. IT WILL LENGTHEN YOUR JOURNEY.

Directions to Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp from:

Tambo International Airport:

Taking the road to Pretoria, you will be on the R21 then take the N12 to Witbank which joins the *N4 continue on this highway passing Witbank ( eMalahleni) & Middleburg. Take Belfast off ramp - (R33/R540)- Turn Left into Belfast, onto Vermooten Street and past the “Spar Supermarket” on Right and after the second cross road passing the Shell Garage continue past the Spar supermarket at the next crossroad onto Voortrekker Street and continue straight to Dullstroom on the R540.- Drive through Dullstroom Village (suggest you stop here for lunch) and continue to Lydenburg (newly named Mashishing).- At the TJunction turn left into Lydenburg on Viljoen Street then continue on passing numerous stop street after passing the shopping centre with the Spur continue straight for 4 more stop streets then up a hill and take the next turning left passed industrial buildings at the cross roads turn right.You are now on the R36.- Drive straight through Ohrigstad ( approx 47)kms now again on R36 .Your will pass turnings to Burgersfort,Pilgrims Rest and Graskop continue passed these turnings and just past the latter turning you will ascend the Abel Erasmus Pass, and go through the J G Strydom Tunnel, after this you will be descending into the Lowveld. Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp is approximately 8kms on the right-hand side after the tunnel.

NB:On arrival at gate:

Gate is locked for your security so you will need to press the Reception button on gate intercom for reception and announce your name clearly to gain access ( communication is only 30 seconds after which it cuts off).

PLEASE NOTE THAT SPEED LIMIT IS STRICTLY 15KMS ON THE PROPERTY, ALL WILDLIFE HAS RIGHT OF WAY .

Drive time from JHB is between 5 -6 hours. CHECK- IN IS ONLY FROM 2:30PM – 5:30PM

View Google Maps

Shikwari Game Reserve is run and managed by the Lawrie family. It is nestled below the majestic Northern Drakensburg Mountains in the Limpopo Lowveld. Situated approximately 35 km from Hoedspruit towards the JG Strydom Tunnel and well situated for a wonderful Eco-wildlife holidays. Shikwari has two camps on the 200 hectare wildlife property. The first luxury TGCSA 4 star graded Shikwari Suites and then about 500 metres away offers the more rustic ungraded, but well received Pangolin Rondavels.

Shikwari Suites 4-Star Graded by TGCSA 

The 6 Shikwari suites are all separately situated and tucked in the natural bush connected by pathways to the main lodge area. They offer a choice of King or Twin beds, mini bar, hospitality tray with fresh ground Fair Trade coffee, French press, a choice of quality tea and homemade cookies. There is also bathrobes & slippers; magazines and natural toiletries. The private bathroom has a large oval bath, basin & toilet and an outdoor shower with hot & cold running water.

Pangolin Rondavels Not graded

The Pangolin Rondavels camp has 4 rondavels; 2 of which have a "Bush Bathroom" which consists of covered basin & toilet and outdoor shower.

They conduct tours with their resident FGASA Guide to the local sightseeing, the most popular being Kruger National Park which is on many guests "Bucket List". There is also The Panorama and Blyde River Canyon,  Blyde Boat Cruise, a cultural village to visit, elephant experience, Jessica Hippo, Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour, Moholoholo Wildlife Rehab Centre and Hoedspruit Endangered Wildlife Centre and Cheetah Research. Free WiFi is available at the Shikwari Suites main area for all guests.

Shikwari Game Reserve

Glamping Types

  • Huts & Cottages
  • Lodges

Great For

  • couples
  • families
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • small groups
  • solo travelers
  • wedding

Setting

  • countryside
  • eco-reserve
  • luxury
  • safari
  • tour / excursion

Total Accommodations

  • 7

Minimum Night Stay

  • 1

Rates Based On

  • per person on double occupancy

Best time to visit

Open: Year-round

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
4.0 64 Reviews

Accommodations

  • Pangolin Rondavels - Hornbill

    $112.98/night
    01
    03
  • Pangolin Rondavels - Woodpecker

    $113.00/night
    01
    03
  • Shikwari Baobab Suite

    $180.00/night
    01
    03
  • Shikwari Jackelberry Suite

    $180.00/night
    01
    03
  • Shikwari Leadwood Suite

    $180.00/night
    01
    03
  • Shikwari Marula Suite

    $180.00/night
    01
    04
  • Shikwari Wild Fig Family Suite

    $179.98/night
    01
    03
  • Amenities
    • air conditioning
    • books / library
    • community pool
    • electricity - lights
    • electricity - outlets
    • event space
    • fireplace
    • front desk
    • mosquito nets
    • patio / deck
    • restaurant
    • running water
    • running water - sinks
    • running water - toilet
    • shower
    • towels
    • wi-fi
  • Experiences
    • guided tours
    • nature walks
    • social and cultural visits
    • swimming
  • Dining Options
    • Inclusive
    • On-site dining
  • Policies
    • Taxes

      15%, included

    • Gift Cards

      Not at this property.

    • Included in the Rates

      dining

    • Gratuity

      Not required, but appreciated.

    • Other Fees

      No additional fees.

    • Parking

      Included on-site.

    • Cellular Signal

      Strong

    • Wi-Fi Signal

      Only at the main building of Shikwari Suites.

    • Minimum Age for Children

      10y

    • Additional Guests

      Two children between the ages of 10 and 12 year may share with parents or older siblings. They pay 50% of the sharing rate. There is no capacity for extra adults.

    • Suggested items to bring with you

      The usual camera with good lens, binoculars, cool cotton clothes, Cardigan, puffer jacket for game drives, medication if required, batteries and cords for charging. walking shoes

    • Check-in

      2:30 a.m.

    • Check-out

      9:30 a.m.

    • Reservation and Cancellation Policy

      Cancellation policy:
      The following rules apply:
      From full accommodation rate as follows:-
      30 days or more prior to date of arrival - Full refund
      29 to 15 days prior to date of arrival 50% of Full amount
      14 to 00 days prior to date of arrival 100% of Full amount
      Over Festive Season and Easter full payment will apply from 60 days. With no refund from 60 days.
      No refund will be given in the event of premature departure or no show or incorrect type of room booking on the part of the guest.

    • Pet Policy

      Pets are not allowed at this property.

      Guide and help dogs are accepted, but please note that the property is not to be held responsible for any injuries, encounters with wildlife, etc. of the dog. All dogs are to be kept on a lease.

  • Location

    How Do I Get There?

    PLEASE REMEMBER NOT TO USE A GPS DEVICE, THIS AREA IS NOT PROPERLY LOADED. IT WILL LENGTHEN YOUR JOURNEY.

    Directions to Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp from:

    Tambo International Airport:

    Taking the road to Pretoria, you will be on the R21 then take the N12 to Witbank which joins the *N4 continue on this highway passing Witbank ( eMalahleni) & Middleburg. Take Belfast off ramp - (R33/R540)- Turn Left into Belfast, onto Vermooten Street and past the “Spar Supermarket” on Right and after the second cross road passing the Shell Garage continue past the Spar supermarket at the next crossroad onto Voortrekker Street and continue straight to Dullstroom on the R540.- Drive through Dullstroom Village (suggest you stop here for lunch) and continue to Lydenburg (newly named Mashishing).- At the TJunction turn left into Lydenburg on Viljoen Street then continue on passing numerous stop street after passing the shopping centre with the Spur continue straight for 4 more stop streets then up a hill and take the next turning left passed industrial buildings at the cross roads turn right.You are now on the R36.- Drive straight through Ohrigstad ( approx 47)kms now again on R36 .Your will pass turnings to Burgersfort,Pilgrims Rest and Graskop continue passed these turnings and just past the latter turning you will ascend the Abel Erasmus Pass, and go through the J G Strydom Tunnel, after this you will be descending into the Lowveld. Shikwari Bush Lodge & Pangolin Bush Camp is approximately 8kms on the right-hand side after the tunnel.

    NB:On arrival at gate:

    Gate is locked for your security so you will need to press the Reception button on gate intercom for reception and announce your name clearly to gain access ( communication is only 30 seconds after which it cuts off).

    PLEASE NOTE THAT SPEED LIMIT IS STRICTLY 15KMS ON THE PROPERTY, ALL WILDLIFE HAS RIGHT OF WAY .

    Drive time from JHB is between 5 -6 hours. CHECK- IN IS ONLY FROM 2:30PM – 5:30PM

    View Google Maps

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