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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

A family run lodge with great service, food was excellent and a very relaxing stay. Pretty setting nice and central lodge. Only issues were is that unfortunately u get a bit of a highway sound, not complete bush sounds, whether this was our unit, unit 1, I can't say. Also don't let the staff book your activities and pay for... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this place and nearby surrounds. Well run private game reserve, personal touch to everything. We bought the groupon special and was well worth it. All meals had a personal touch, in house chef mum and daughter always cater for your dietary needs and provides individual plated meals for you. As much as we all love a TV... More 

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Shikwari, Owner at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

A nice peaceful spot with comfortable rooms, fun outdoor shower, great food. A pity about the shebeen music and traffic noise on the one night. Great to have real ground coffee in the room. We enjoyed the personal touch when each table was layed for us in a different place. The petals on the morning of our anniversary were very... More 

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Vikash & Hasheena Parsotam, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you had a great time at Shikwari. We have sent many complaint out to police about the shebeen music, this happens once at end of every month only till 10pm, it was alot worse in the passed but... More 

jhb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

The overall lodge is very good , very good value for money , i like staying there , good surroundings .The staff is friendly , the food is excellent . The venue is situated below the escarpment , very beautiful view of the mountains

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magnola, Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Braam, Thank You for Your Patronage! Dear Ms. Morrison: I just wanted you to know that we truly enjoy you staying at Shikwari with us and we feel honored to be your chosen place to stay for your business trips. Your business is much appreciated, and we will do our very best to continue to meet your needs. Your... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016

The lodge has a fantastic aura and very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great place to stay whether you are looking to get some much needed relaxation or to get savour the surrounding areas where there is no lack of activities one can partake in! Thank you Anne, Noel et al!!

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mr Mgcini Gumbo Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The importance to use your scene of sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch which brings an aura and relaxing feeling to our lodge, it was a pleasure to spoil you and it was wonderful to have you stay at our lodge we hope to see you... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

We had a wonderful stay. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There was a lot of attention to detail, we were really spoilt. The food was great and when we got back to our room in the evening we had a candle lite bath ready for us. My only gripe was that for about 2 hours after we arrived... More 

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Ms Chantelle & Trevor Omerod Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay. I am glad to know our staff were very friendly and helpful. We love attention to detail and we love to spoil our guests too. I am so happy to hear you love my food I... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

The drive up to the lodge didn't seemed to be regularly maintained. Was very difficult to negotiate. The food quality was poor and the evening meal table didn't have sufficient lighting, so difficult to see what you were eating The outside shower was lovely but the drain was blocked so it overflowed and flooded surrounding area For the price we... More 

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magnola, General Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Mr & Mrs Browne, Thank you very much for your review of your recent stay at Shikwari main lodge. We have fix the outdoor shower sometimes the leaves get stuck during autumn even if we sweep everyday. We use console solar jars for fire safety reasons and for romantic ambient lighting, if you had just let us know we... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

Overall a great getaway for anyone trying to get away from the city to enjoy nature without needing to do the whole camping thing. Friendly staff that made our short honeymoon trip extra special by setting the right mood in the room. We got to see some game, which was a great treat.

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Shikwari, Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Dear Guests. Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am very pleased to hear that our staff made your stay pleasant. Do checkout our Facebook for promos that you might be interested in. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

JHB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

The perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle of life. You really feel one at nature from the surrounding wildlife. Very close to the paranoma tour so plenty of sites and activities to be had. Thanks to the hosts.

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Shikwari, Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! I hope your next stay and just around the corner. Call us if there is anything we can help you with. More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Lovely destination, wonderful food (James should definitely enter MasterChef!!) - staff and owners very friendly and helpful. And the day we took off from visiting the local area was blissful and peaceful - thank you for a lovely stay and I am sure we will come back one day, when we are next in the area.

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Shikwari, Manager at Shikwari Game Reserve, responded to this review

I appreciate your positive feedback about Shikwari. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. If you're traveling to our area gain soon, don't hesitate to call us. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Shikwari is owner-managed and set on a plains game reserve with two very different camps situated in the North Eastern Limpopo below the escarpment with majestic views of the Drakensburg Mountains, on a wildlife reserve.Shikwari Bush Lodge accommodates 10 guests in five thatched suites & Pangolin Bush Camp accommodates 8 guests in 4 rondavels. Guest come here to relax and take in the sounds of the bush. Please note we are not a resort with lots of activities on the property. SHIKWARI BUSH luxury thatched suites; each suite is tucked away in the bush are decorated with colonial style furniture and luxurious textiles. Each suite has Air-con and Ceiling Fans. Relax on the open veranda at the main public area, take in the view and cool off in the tranquil plunge pool. Caring staff give a home from home feeling; offering friendly relaxed service in amazing surroundings The suites offer a choice of King or Twin beds both made up with fine percale linen. Each suite that accommodates 2 adults has a private bathroom and outdoor shower and sitting area plus a small patio. Newly built is our Wild Fig Family room with separate room for children 10 - 13yrs on bunk beds. Included in the luxury accommodation is a delicious 3 course Dinner and full Continental & English Breakfast . Cuisine is a celebration of South Africa and its different cultures and always served with love. Our separate main lodge at Shikwari with cathedral-like thatch roof; offers a bar, lounge and dining room and wifi in the main areas. This is also open to Pangolin guests when booked for meals which should be booked with accommodation and to access the WiFi during certain times of the day. PANGOLIN BUSH CAMP - is a comfortable rustic self-catering camp with 4 rondavels WITH NO PRIVATE BATHROOMS. Children of all ages are welcome here. Shared between the 4 rondavels there is a large shared family bathroom & outdoor shower, extra toilet and basin, shared by all four rondavels all have ceiling fans only, no AIRcon. There is also fully equipped kitchen and lounge with premium DSTV. In the garden there is a pool and a boma for braai's also shared.This rustic camp can be booked as a whole for a family get together or a group of friends giving complete exclusivity. NO FOOD IS OFFERED AT THIS CAMP. GUEST NEED TO BOOK AT OUR LUXURY LODGE FOR DINNER AND/OR BREAKFAST IF REQUIRED. THIS IS AT AN EXTRA CHARGE. Many Walks and Guided Game drives are available here at the lodge and to a private Big 5 reserve nearby. The reserve is close to Kruger Park, The Panorama and Blyde Canyon attractions plus many other sightseeing excursions. THESE ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RATE & BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shikwari Game Reserve

Address: Tunnel Road | R36 Lydenburg, Valley of Olifants, Hoedspruit 1380, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Limpopo Province > Hoedspruit
Price Range: $79 - $247 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Shikwari Game Reserve 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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