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Shikwari Bush Lodge

R36 Lydenburg / J G Strydom Tunnel Road | Valley of Olifants,, Hoedspruit 1308, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the time we arrived we were made to feel at home. Staff were friendly, management went out of their way to make this a memorable stay. Word of advice: don't forget to pre book activities or ask Ann to assist. She does it with a smile...try to avoid the roads after dark... oh, and the food is out of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow! We absolutely enjoyed our time at Shikwari. Access to the activities in yhe area and the Kruger also made staying at Shikwari worth it. The chalets are very comfortable and the care that is put into the meals and overall experience is fantastic. Hats off to Ann and the ladies (Vinny & Mpumelelo) for the delightful work of art... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very comfortable overnight stay at Shikwari Lodge. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The evening meal was outstanding. We can recommend Shikwari to our friends. The location was convenient to us since we went there after a trip to the Kruger Park giving a good start pointing for the Panorama route.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff memebers were so friendly, with the guy at the gate who was so helpful. The rooms were great and comfortable. I cannot express tranquility that reigns there. However, I was disappointed with hot water that ran out so quickly and I had to bath with cold water. I also would like to urge you to attend to the... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We recently spent a weekend at Pangolin Bush Camp and found the facilities completely inadequate. There is only one bathroom for a camp that potentially sleeps 16 people in 4 rondavels. The one night there were 10 people in the camp and the bathroom facilities were a real problem. Other facilities such as the kitchen and boma are under stocked... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The stay was not great but just fine. The signal was bad. There was no entertainment such as TV or music playing. Staying at the resort one doesn't have to drive out to seek entertainment elsewhere. There was not much to do there that is why we had to drive out.

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Randburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We had a good and relaxed stay at the Pangolin Bush Camp. The rondavels are very neat. The outdoor shower is amazing. We saw animals roaming around. I personally would visit this place again. We definitely enjoyed our walks with Peter, he is a great person and very passionate about Nature. We had an interesting tour.

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Groblersdal, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

What we were told to be an english breakfast turned out to be eggs, mushrooms and beacon for the entire holiday. The dinner was mostly disappointing, nothing spectacular. I believe the lady who cooks is not a qualified chef, my wife cooks better dinner than what i was eating. I would recommend take away if you staying there. The rooms... More 

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Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Bush Lodge, responded to this review

I am surprised that you did not enjoy you January stay. You seemed to like it at time and never said anything to make us think otherwise. 1. You obviously do not know what an English Breakfast is! I am Engilish and English breakfast is always bacon, eggs, tomato and mushroom and most our guest enjoy it. You also ommited... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We stayed at the self catering Pangolin Bush Camp for 2 nights (2 Adults 2 Kids) in 1 rondavel which was fine as the kids did not want to say on their own. When we arrived their beds had not been made so Annie had to arrange for it (2 mattresses on the floor, again the kids did not mind)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The three night at Shikwari were amazing. The personal service was impeccable, the food phenomenal and the smiling faces just made the trip! We were never left wanting anything. I'd recommend you visit

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