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Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge

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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Louis Trichardt, South Africa
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Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge
Ranked #2 of 3 hotels in Louis Trichardt
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Carlsbad, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
34 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shiluvari is a lodge on a lake 20km off the main road north from Johannesburg (N1). We used it to break up the drive to Northern Kruger (Pafuri area). While the general area is not worth visiting, the lodge is a wonderful surprise. Down a dirt track, you enter beautiful vegetation and a tranquil setting. There are both rooms and... More

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Pretoria
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This lodge is incredibly beautiful aling the dam but our family unit needs some fixing up. The kitchenette has no hot water, a micowave in need of replacing, very limited utensils. The bath needs a new tap unit as it leaks constantly when not on and has resulted in wall damage. This family unit is also not kid friendly at... More

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Sussex
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15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We had a wonderful night at Shiluvari. They had had a huge amount of rain leading up to us being there, and the dam was full. The room we were in had a bath overlooking the dam a shower inside, but also a discrete shower in the open air, right on the water. Mosquito nets over the bed was also... More

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Johannesburg
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

When you need to kick back and relax this is a perfect spot for you. The pace is slow, the views stunning and the whole ambience is designed for relaxation. Be sure to arrive during daylight so that you can enjoy the view. If you need some romantic time you will find this a perfect hideaway. The pub is quaint... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Spent one night at the lodge to break a long drive from Harare to Johannesburg. Couldn't have asked for a more peaceful and relaxing setting. The lodge is located about 25km off the N1 along the banks of the Albasini dam that apparently has hippo and crocodile although we didn't see any. The highlight of the trip was the delicious... More

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Gosford, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

The staff accommodated changes in our needs (when we had no right to ask) with courtesy and grace. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were exceptional. The accommodation was tasteful and comfortable. The common areas decorated with style. It was like being a great big hug by Africa.

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Paris, France
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed for one night only in May on the way to the Kruger. The place is beautiful with the Albasini Dam around. We had a bungalow with a small terrace overlooking the Dam. Perfect to enjoy the sunset and watch the rich birdlife. Wonderful bathroom with a window on the lake. Simple but very tasty homemade food and very... More

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Makhado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

I always enjoyed Shiluvari Lodge whenever I have my clients who want to do birding trips around Soutpansberg Area,Roodewal Forest,Entabeni Forest and Levubu area while staying at Shiluvari it is the perfect base.For those who want to do cultural trips as well a base to explore Venda land of Legend.Also visiting Elim area from wood carving to pottery making.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed a Shiluvari for 3nights in May, using it as a base to explore the area and it was just what we wanted. The staff are just so helpful and willing, the location is fantastic right by the lake. There is not a great choice of food, but we had no complaints and everything we had was really delicious.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We recently stayed at Shiluvari Lodge for two nights while visiting our daughter who is in the Peace Corps and assigned to a small village not far from Elim. We were very, very happy with every aspect of our stay--beautiful, comfortable rooms that overlooked the lake--a perfect setting! We chose to have dinner there each night, and we were so... More

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Address: Louis Trichardt, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Louis Trichardt
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Shiluvari Lakeside Lodge 3.5*
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Shiluvari Lodge is set on the Banks of the Albasini Dam and overlooks the picturesque Soutpansberg Mountains...the cool, thatched chalets form the perfect base from which to explore 'this land of legend'. On site facilities include the award winning wood-owl country restaurant, the Hog & hound pub and fireplace, wrap-around al-fresco terrace, lakeside swimming pool and motorized raft for sunset cruises. One of the first properties worldwide to be accreddited with the FTTSA trademark (Fair trade and tourism south africa) ... more   less 
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