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“Shakama - The Perfect Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shakati Private Game Reserve

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Shakati Private Game Reserve
Vaalwater, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Vaalwater
Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Shakama - The Perfect Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The most perfect weekend to just relax. Stunniing setting, beautiful accomodation and even the finest details taken care of.

Management are very friendly and hospitable, complimented by fantastic staff (Respect & Moses), and then the chef will blow your taste buds away!

Highly recommend a spa treatment just to round off a truely relaxing experience.

Well done to The Shakama "Mean Team"

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2008

Shakati is a small, private game lodge situated in the bushveld region of Limpopo. It offers serviced self-catering accommodation in three fully equipped chalets, each of which accommodate six people. There is a central bar, barbecue and dining area adjacent to the swimming pool for larger groups. The setting is perfect for a relaxed breakaway. Daily guided game drives are available, and maps are provided for bush walking trails.

The management is very friendly and accommodating, and we were made very welcome. The accommodation is comfortable, but basic - it is a bush setting! Pricing is very reasonable - about US$100 per night for a chalet, and well worth the 2 1/2 hour drive from Pretoria. We will definitely return there.

  • Liked — The bush setting
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Shakati Private Game Reserve

Address: Vaalwater, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Waterberg > Vaalwater
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Vaalwater
Also Known As:
Shakati Private Game Reserve Vaalwater, Waterberg, South Africa

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