Shikwari is set on a plains game reserve below a mountainous escarpment, near Blyde River Canyon and Kruger Park. It boasts giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, kudu, impala, nyala, waterbuck, duiker, Black Backed jackal, ostrich and many more, plus a variety of birds, including raptors and owls. Owner-managed by the Lawrie family, with majestic views of the Drakensburg Mountains in an intimate bush setting.
Six luxury thatched suites are tucked into the natural bush and connected to the main building by pathways. Offering total privacy, each has a private bathroom and outdoor shower. There is a sitting area plus a small patio where one can view game and birds. The Hospitality Tray offers fresh ground coffee, a French press, a choice of quality teas, as well as Shikwari’s homemade cookies A mini fridge may be stocked on request. There is also a turndown service available, complete with Shikwari’s homemade nougat.
The separate main lodge with cathedral-like thatch offers a bar, lounge and dining room. Relax on the shady lodge veranda taking in the amazing view & cool off in the pool with an amazing view.
Caring staff give a home from home feeling and friendly relaxed service. Cuisine is a celebration of South Africa and its different cultures and is served under thatch or beneath the stars on the wood deck boma. A 2-course dinner with homemade bread and dips is served to all guests at 7:30pm daily and a full breakfast awaits you each morning.
Many activities and guided game drives are available at the lodge and to a private Big 5 reserve nearby. Close to Kruger Park, The Panorama Route and Blyde River Canyon attractions, plus many other sightseeing options.
Children welcome: 5yrs -12yrs old are accommodated with parents at 50% of the adult sharing rate. Teens 13 -18yrs accommodated at 100% of the adult sharing rate in own room or with one other adult and/or two younger siblings. NOTE: There is no capacity for extra adults in the suites.