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From R1700 Per Night

Shikwari Game Reserve
Hoedspruit Accommodation

Game Reserve Accommodation in Valley of the Olifants

  • Fully licensed Warthog Bar
  • Shikwari Verandah
  • Pangolin Accommodation
  • Honeymoon Suite
  • Wild Fig Main Suite
  • Wild Fig Main Suite
  • Pangolin Accommodation
Average guest rating: Not Yet Rated

SHIKWARI GAME RESERVE - A 200hectare plains game reserve, privately owner/managed by the Lawrie family. Offering two types of accommodation in two separate camps near Hoedspruit with majestic views of the Drakensburg Mountains. Within day-trip distance is the Kruger National Park (Orpen Gate), the Panorama Route, Blyde River Canyon, various endangered species centres, and thrilling outdoor activities. Scheduled daily flights from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit Airport (twice daily). Selected flights from Cape Town (3 times weekly).

Transfers from Hoedspruit Eastgate Airport to the Lodge available at an extra cost.

Shikwari Game  Reserve - Owner-managed by the Lawrie family and offering two camps on a plains game reserve 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 with cathedral-like thatch roof; offers a fully licensed bar, lounge and dining room  which   is also open to our Pangolin self- catering guests for meals .These should be booked with accommodation or 24hrs ahead .Also to use the free Wi-Fi during the day

Camp 1

Shikwari Suites  4 star graded Please note that this is the ONLY camp with a grading.

Six affordable airconditioned luxury thatched suites; one a family suite, tucked away in the bush a are decorated with colonial style furniture and luxurious textiles.The sixth -iKnobthorn Suite is available to book now from 1 June 2018. Be the first to enjoy this beautiful new suite will be individually decorated offering a private lounge and pation and has a large bathroom with , double vanity, Victorian Bath & outdoor shower.

Relax in the Shikwari lounge or on the open veranda taking in the view and cool off in the tranquil plunge pool. Caring staff offer friendly relaxed service in amazing bush surroundings.

A 3 course Dinner plus a Buffet Continental and Plated English Breakfast included in the rate is served al fresco, weather permitting, either on our deck boma or on the large veranda at the front of the lodge or in the dining room if the weather is inclement.

The suites offer a choice of King or Twin beds both made up with fine percale linen. Each suite that accommodates 2 adults & 2 children age 10 – 12yrs and has a private bathroom with outdoor shower and sitting area plus a small patio. The Wild Fig Family Suite with separate room for children 10 – 12yrs on bunk beds.

Camp 2

Pangolin Rondavels  

This is a comfortable rustic selfcatering camp with 4 rondavels accommodating 8 adults. Shrike & Drongo rondavels shared a communal  bathroom and outdoors shower and the Woodpecker & Hornbill Rondavels have newly built Bush Bathrooms consisting of outdoor shower and covered toilet and basin. (semi open air) These are heated by Solar.All have ceiling fans; only Hornbill has Air Conditioning.

All the other amenities are shared such at the 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. Each rondavel has a choice of a king or twin beds, a wardrobe, dressing table, chairs and a small fridge with freezer.Tea & Coffee Tray. 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 from 2yrs are welcome at this camp and up to the age of 12yrs old;  2 children can be accommodated in each rondavel are at a child rate when sharing with parents and a placed on our “Snooza Beds”.

Teens from the age or 13 years are charged the adult sharing rate and accommodated in own room or with another adult or child in both camps.           .

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 and to Kruger National Park. 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.

Game drives are conducted by our resident guide in the early morning, on our 200 hectare reserve to see Giraffe, Zebra, Blue Wildebeest, Kudu, Bush Buck, Waterbuck, Nyala, Impala and Duiker. We can also offer Guided Full Day Kruger Park Trips this includes a Bush Breakfast, Picnic Lunch, Bottled Water and the Conservation Fee. The trip is conducted in an open vehicle. We also have a Guided Panorama Trip this is full day and included entry fees to viewing sites and lunch, this is in a closed vehicle; this needs to be booked well ahead of time to avoid disappointment. We are also linking with a lovely Spa for Couples or Friends 1/2 day treatments. For all these options please contact us for rates and more information..

Other sightseeing  some which can be booked through our office are as follows:

  • Agatha Crocodile Ranch
  • Arial Cableway - Hazyview
  • Ballooning
  • Big 5 Trip in Private Reserve
  • Blyde River Canyon & Swandini Boat Trip
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes & Hiking Trails
  • Casper’s Nek Pass 12kms long ( Joins the R36 to Pilgrims Rest and the Bourkes Luck Pot Holes)
  • Echo Caves
  • Elephant Experience at Jabulani
  • Franklyn Park – Hiking Trails
  • Hoedspruit Cheetah Project
  • Kaross Embroidery & Café
  • Khamai Reptile Park
  • Kruger National Park 1/2 day with brunch.
  • Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour
  • Mariepskop View
  • Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre
  • Nyani Tribal Village Day & Evening Tours.
  • Paint Ball
  • Pilgrims Rest – Old Gold Mining Village
  • Spa½ day with lunch at 5 Star lodge
  • The Big Swing – GrasKop
  • The Panorama Route

Many of these activities may be booked by us at reception and and the serviced of our r resident FGASA Guide can be hired should guest not wish to drive.

For larger guided groups (3 or more)a people carrier.would need to also hired.

When are you arriving?

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Please send an email booking enquiry to ask about any current specials that are running.
R36 J G Strydom Tunnel Road, Hoedspruit District.

GPS: -24.401353, 30.651092 Map

Sorry absolutely no pets what ever the size are allowed on the reserve. Guide and Help Dogs the exception.

A deposit of 50% is required within 3 days to secure your reservation.
Except during the Festive Season and Easter when 100% payment is require to secure booking.
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.
Booking made for the high season of Easter & Christmas School Holidays must be paid in full within 3 working days and are not refundable..
Provisional reservations will be held for a maximum of 3 working days, after which, if no confirmation and deposit are received, the provisional reservation will be released.
The lodge reserves the right to cancel any 'un-confirmed' bookings if no payment is received with in the time limits; as guaranteed fully paid bookings take precedence over non-guaranteed bookings.

31 days or more prior to date of arrival - Full refund

30 to 14 days prior to date of arrival - 50% of Full amount

15 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 booking on the part of the guest.

  • Airport Transfers
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Bar on site
  • BBQ Area
  • Cooking Facilities
  • Fridge
  • Housekeeping
  • In Room Tea / Coffee services
  • Internet Access
  • Iron / Ironing Service
  • Laundry Service / Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Mini Bar
  • Parking
  • Secure Parking
  • TV or Satellite TV
  • Swimming Pool
  • Sight Seeing
  • Fishing
  • Game Reserves
  • Adventure
  • Hiking Trails
  • Popular Routes
  • Culture
  • Wildlife